Warhammer: Vermintide 2 free to download and keep on Steam this weekend

If you haven’t picked up Warhammer: Vermintide 2 however, this weekend would be a very good time. Fatshark’s cooperative and melee-centric take on slaughtering PvE hordes (think: left for dead) is free on Steamto download and keep, until Monday, November 7.

Then, on Tuesday, November 8, everyone who has the game gets the free Trail of Treachery update, for which Fatshark released a launch trailer on Thursday. “A Trail of Betrayal” offers players a new map and adventure for the four-year-old game.

It’s all part of a month-long promotion until the November 30 release of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, which is this canon’s adaptation of the same concept: going after the infected horde, with weapons, heroes and settings drawn from the Warhammer 40,000 universe. We went practical with an overview of The oil spill last month; you can take a look for yourself when The oil spillThe beta kicks off – for pre-order customers, of course – on November 17.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 first launched in March 2018 on Windows PC, joining Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later that year. An Xbox Series X version launched in December 2020. It was a resounding success, well beyond its predecessor, that of 2015 Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide; we took another look Vermintide 2 earlier this year and found a game that has now surpassed any comparison to Left 4 Dead, and is worthy of a Polygon recommends approval.

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