Warhammer End Times: Vermintide goes free-to-play this weekend, and you can buy it for half price

"Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Defiler, the Horned Rat?"

From now until 5:30pm UK time (10:30am Pacific) on Sunday, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide will be free to play on Steam. It’s also half price until Monday, November 7.

Any good? You guys seem to think so. Check out our Vermintide community review.

Vermintide is a first-person action game set in the grimdark Warhammer fantasy universe (before Games Workshop inexplicably blew it up, that is). It’s designed with co-op in mind, but if your friends aren’t cool enough for Warhammer, it’s built up a healthy online community who are yearning to be algorithmically matchmade with you.

You can pick one of five fantastical classes, all of which are funnier and more interesting than their stereotypes suggest: there’s an elf with a bow, a dwarf with an axe, a wizard, a witch hunter and a warrior. You’ll roam around the gloomy city of Ubersreik fighting back an endless swarm of giant rats – the Skaven – gaining levels and loot. Think Borderlands but in a darker, more claustrophobic setting.

The work of Swedish indie studio Fatshark, Vermintide has been a slow-burning success story, and passed 500,000 sales in April this year. It continues to be supported, with recent DLCadding new features, and should stay relevant for a while.

Check it out if you’re looking for a new game to try this weekend. You can learn more on its Steam page. If you enjoy it, the half-priced purchase will cost £11.49 for the standard or £16.99 for the collector’s editions. In Murcadollars, that’ll be $14.99 or $22.49, respectively.