Vermintide 2 is currently bang in the middle of a free weekend over on Steam, so if you fancy murdering an enormous number of rats, and not paying to do so, now is your time. Alternatively, of course, you can seek out a local rat den and go to town on it, but I feel like the digital version of events will be a lot less messy. You can also do it from the comfort of your own home.
If you’re not familiar with Vermintide 2, it’s a co-op horde shooter set within the Warhammer universe. Think of something a little bit like a magical version of Left 4 Dead, but with many, many rats taking the place of all those zombies.
If widespread rodent murder seems like your kind of thing, then you are of course in luck, as right now you can play the entire game for free. The Vermintide 2 free weekend technically began last night, so you might be a bit slow to the party, but it’ll run all the way until Monday, September 3.
If you enjoy what you play over the course of this weekend, you’ll be glad to know that the game is also 50% off on Steam throughout the weekend, offering something of a steal at £11.89 (around $15).
Vermintide 2’s new DLC, Shadows Over Bogenhafen, is out now, and if you’re playing with someone who already owns it over the free weekend, you’ll have access to it too. For the rest of you, you’ll have access to the entirety of the main game, and I hear it’s gruelling enough that you’re in limited danger of getting through the entire thing in just a few days.