Today, Fatshark revealed a major content update for Warhammer: Vermintide II. The latest content update adds cosmetics, challenges, dust conversion and long-awaited mod support to the game. Developers are also offering a reward to players which can be claimed by logging in before June 2nd.
Fatshark also posted a trailer for the content update:
A new interface called the Okri’s challenges can now be accessed via a book next to Lohner. These challenges allow players to earn rewards as they progress through the game.
Using the same interface, players can activate daily quests. Completing the active quests will reward players with new loot. These challenges have no time limit, and will stay active until completion or dismissal.
Additionally, the new Challenges section allows players to earn “some of the most sought-after gear in the Empire.” This means that the more you play a specific hero, you will receive items that will allow you to “show off your hard work.”
A controversial mechanic in today’s games, cosmetics are now a part of Vermintide II. The latest content update adds over 100 cosmetic items including hats, skins and portrait frames. These cosmetics be unlocked through Okri’s Challenges or by opening Commendation Chests. There will be certain cosmetics exclusive to each method of unlocking.
Weapon crafting in Vermintide II is a great mechanic. By popular demand from the community, the developers have brought a new system allowing dust conversion. Now, higher tier dust can be converted to a lower tier. This means you can convert Orange dust to Blue dust to Green dust.
The community has waited a long time for mod support, and the developers have finally added it. Vermintide II now features Steam Workshop support, allowing players to subscribe to mods with a simple click. Fatshark has a complete how-to guide for modders and will release a detailed blog post shortly.
The content update is now live and players can jump right in after updating the game. You can check out all the patch notes in detail as well as the thoughts of the developers regarding the additions and changes.