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Warhammer | Vermintide 2 Closed Beta

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Vermintide is back – darker, bloodier and more intense than ever! Claim your closed beta key and return to the acclaimed Vermintide universe starting Feb 21 at 6 PM PST – Feb 25 at Midnight PST.

About the game

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Vermintide. The time has arrived to revisit the fierce first-person co-op slaughter-fest featuring visceral and ground breaking melee action, set in the apocalyptic End Times of the war-ravaged Warhammer Fantasy Battles world .

Our 5 heroes have returned to take on an even greater threat – the combined forces of a malevolent and destructive Chaos army and the swarming Skaven horde. Prepare to be challenged like never before as you and your team desperately try to survive the never-ending onslaught. Choose between 15 different careers, climb the talent trees, customize your arsenal to fit your unique play style, fight your way through a myriad of stunning levels, and challenge yourself in our new Heroic Deeds System. The only thing standing between utter defeat and victory is you and your allies. If you fall – so will the Empire.

To be fair, it’s not just everyone’s favourite horde of skittering rat-men you’ll be brawling with this time round. After falling through a teleport trap at the end of the first game, the merry band of mismatched heroes have found themselves further north, or at least I’m assuming that’s the case given the presence of Norscan Chaos warriors, a viking-esque horde beholden to the same dark forces as the Skaven, although not exactly on friendly terms. No matter – it just means you’ve got twice the heads to cave in this time round, and plenty more heroes to do it, as the dev-diary below will clue you in on.

All NDA restrictions have been lifted for this beta, so even if you can’t enjoy it first-hand, you can at least find an affable Twitch streamer to lurk behind and vicariously revel in the violence. Players are being encouraged to share footage, screenshots, thoughts and more on the game, and (of course) submit any bug reports to the developers before the full force of the playerbase crashes headlong into the game.

This closed beta should be entirely self-contained, so expect a character wipe (and a fresh download) required once the final version launches. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will be available for all on March 8th, and is priced at $30/24.40€ on Steam, minus a 10% pre-order discount.

Get your free closed beta key here


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