Warhammer’s take on Left 4 Dead is currently free to grab and keep
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is free and well worth picking up
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Freehammer
🆓 Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is free to claim until November 7
💪 It’s a fantastically fun fantasy co-op brawler set in the Warhammer universe
🐀 Think Left 4 Dead but with ratmen instead of zombies
🤩 A free content update will add a new adventure on November 8
Co-op slasher Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is currently free to pick up on Steam, and well worth claiming if you’re after a gorgeously gory melee brawler.
You can grab it from now until November 7 on the game’s Steam page. This isn’t a free weekend, either. Once you’ve claimed it, it’s yours to keep forever.
The game shunts Left 4 Dead’s four-player PvE formula into the grimdark world of Warhammer, replacing hordes of zombies with ratmen and Chaos warriors. Like Valve’s classic zombie shooter, you and your buddies will be fighting through levels overflowing with swarms of enemies, picking up supplies, completing objectives, and facing down bosses.
Its spectacular team-based violence is a real treat, and definitely worth taking for a spin. It’s doubly great for Warhammer fans who get to see bile trolls, rat ogres, and a whole bunch of other disgustingly brilliant Skaven and Chaos units try to tear their faces off.
It’s being made free to coincide with the release of the Trial of Treachery update, set to release on November 8. The free patch adds the first half of a new adventure to the game. Developer Fatshark says it will challenge you to “escort a caravan carrying precious cargo to a village plagued by strange and unusual happenings. Pave the way to Tockstadt and investigate what misfortune has befallen the settlement. Beware of avalanches.”
Last year, Vermintide 2 received a free roguelike mode that sends you running through the Chaos Wastes. Levels, enemies, and loot are randomly adjusted each time, while party-wide buffs and upgrades can be bought. It’s a fun spin on the core rat-smashing gameplay.
Fatshark’s next game, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, will release on November 30. It’s another four-player team-based shooter, but set in the Warhammer 40k universe, swapping axes, halberds, and fireball staffs for lasguns, chainswords, and thunder hammers.
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