IN A NUTSHELL:
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 received the free DLC Chaos Wastes, which introduces a new game mode and over a dozen more maps;
- The expansion uses mechanics typical of the roguelike genre;
- A paid weapon pack Forgotten Relics was released along with the expansion.
Devs at Fatshark announced that Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has received a large, free expansion titled Chaos Wastes. The DLC introduces fifteen new locations, which we can explore in a separate game mode using a number of solutions known from roguelike games.
Chaos Wastes DLC - how does it work?
The gameplay in Chaos Wastes is as follows - we start the adventure on the map where we choose the mission from which our expedition will begin. After completing it, we choose one of the subsequent locations, which are adjacent to the first (some of the markers hide shrines that enable us to spend some of our coins - more on that below). The final goal is to reach the fortress located somewhere on the map, which requires completing a series of missions. It's worth noting that nothing is restored / reset between the missions - neither life points, nor equipment, healing items or potions . The attempt ends when our team falls.
What's more, a bit like in the previous expansion (Winds of Magic), each location has certain modifiers and characteristics (e.g. more patrolling enemies, less life, etc. etc.). Some are also cursed by one of the Chaos gods, which further increases the level of challenge - for example, one of Slaanesh's curses causes us to take damage when allies are wounded while in the vicinity of other players. In turn, an example of Tzeentch's curse causes that defeated enemy can "split" into two other, smaller opponents (often enemies of a different type - for example, we get rid of agile assassin, who is replaced by two heavily-armed skaven).
Across the locations we find coins called Pilgrim's Coins, which can be spent on a number of different things - by finding the right places on the map we can replace our weapon with another, random one (but often more powerful in terms of statistics), or improve one of the elements of our equipment. Another option is to invest in various buffs and blessings that will help us throughout the game.
Forgotten Relics Pack - Chaos Wastes is not all
The release of Chaos Wastes was accompanied by the launch of paid DLC called Forgotten Relics Pack, which introduces 5 new weapons, one for each of the available characters. For example, the elf received the magical Bow of Moonfire (needs no ammunition and can strike several enemies at once), while the sorceress received the Flash Staff, which enables us to set the ground on fire (the fire lasts for a while and injures enemies passing through it). The pack also includes four more paintings and one portrait frame. Forgotten Relics Pack costs around $5.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A special offer is now valid on Steam, enabling us to buy the game with a 75% discount. The game is also available as part of the console version of Xbox Game Pass. Both Chaos Wastes and Forgotten Relics Pack have been released exclusively on PC for the time being.
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - game guide
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 official website