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Vermintide 2 pre-orders are open and come with beta access

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Fatshark have opened up Vermintide 2 to pre-orders, and buying in now gets you a 10% discount and immediate access to the game’s beta build ahead of its full launch March 8.

If you like fighting alongside friends, check out our list of the best co-op games for PC.

Much like the last time around, Vermintide 2 is a co-op game in the Left 4 Dead vein, pitting you and some compatriots against a scabrous horde of ratmen known as the Skaven. This time, though, they’re joined by the forces of Chaos, making the End Times setting that much more End-Timesy.

There’s a new gameplay trailer as well, which you can watch above. Vermintide 2 seems to include more well-lit and open spaces, plus new ways to customize your characters, who now have career paths to specialize in.

Our own Kirk McKeand was impressed by how the sequel has expanded on these heroes, giving them distinct roles within teams that vary up the action over the original game.

Having played a bit of the beta myself, I can say that the new Chaos enemies are good and frightening, with additional special monsters that can really throw a wrench into proceedings if you’re not careful.

If you’ve already bought in, you can also check out Matt's guide to Vermintide 2 career paths and perks to help guide you through character builds and loadouts.

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3 Months ago

Pay to help test our game! No thank you.

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3 Months ago

Never understood this logic. They're not asking you to pay for the Beta, that would only be the case if pre-ordering it was more expensive than the RRP on release day/week, but the game was actually 10% off during that week.

The offer they send out is "who wants to play a few days early?" rather than "who can fix our bugs?". 1 week is nowhere near long enough to beta-test a game (you need time to stress-test servers, receive bugs/reports/feedback and then enact on them), and I can confirm a closed Beta had been running for a month prior to this announcement.

When you have too many Free-to-Play people interested in your title you don't want to overload servers in the few days before release. Offering to keep the servers open during the pre-release window was a nice touch for the players. Content was restricted to a few levels but it was the full mostly patched game, not a true beta.

Either way, that's over now. Choose if you want to pay for it or not now its out at full price; I'm sure that'll satisfy your problems of not paying to be a guinea-pig. I've found the game fun so far, but I've only played a couple hours so I won't recommend it until I've been able to invest a bit more time into the different classes and their progression trees.