Rat season has formally begun. Following instantly on from Vermintide 1’s bombastic finale-as-free-DLC earlier this week, the sequel – due for launch early subsequent month – is letting gamers in for his or her first style of next-gen first-person Skaven-squishing beginning in the present day and persevering with over the course of the weekend.
Closed beta entry is primarily for individuals who pre-ordered Warhammer: Vermintide 2, however those that picked up the Humble Jingle Jam charity bundle are being granted entry as properly, plus of us who snag beta keys at PAX South lately.
To be truthful, it’s not simply everybody’s favorite horde of skittering rat-men you’ll be brawling with this time spherical. After falling by means of a teleport lure on the finish of the primary sport, the merry band of mismatched heroes have discovered themselves additional north, or at the least I’m assuming that’s the case given the presence of Norscan Chaos warriors, a viking-esque horde beholden to the identical darkish forces because the Skaven, though not precisely on pleasant phrases. No matter – it simply means you’ve received twice the heads to cave on this time spherical, and lots extra heroes to do it, because the dev-diary under will clue you in on.
All NDA restrictions have been lifted for this beta, so even for those who can’t take pleasure in it first-hand, you’ll be able to at the least discover an affable Twitch streamer to lurk behind and vicariously revel within the violence. Players are being inspired to share footage, screenshots, ideas and extra on the sport, and (in fact) submit any bug reviews to the builders earlier than the complete drive of the playerbase crashes headlong into the sport.
This closed beta needs to be fully self-contained, so count on a personality wipe (and a recent obtain) required as soon as the ultimate model launches. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will probably be out there for all on March eighth, and is priced at £23/$30 on Steam, minus a 10% pre-order low cost.