The latest DLC for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is currently available for purchase right now on PC. The launch of the DLC was accompanied by a pretty cool trailer that runs through the backstory of the new content.
The trailer follows the thousand year history of a blighted sword forged in the depths by a cursed blacksmith. The sword was known as the Blightreaper, and was passed down by as an icon of war and conquest under the name of Nurgle.
Eventually it made its way across the west, and helped make make its way into the Empire. The sword was sealed away after a warlord was defeated, locked away deep in the heart of Bogenhafen.
In an alternate dimension somewhere there’s a sextuplet of movies based on the Warhammer franchise and a whole bunch of board games and tabletop miniatures based on The Lord of Rings, with the latter group sullen at the fact that Warhammer has had two sets of trilogies while The Lord of the Rings has been relegated to direct-to-DVD outings and piss poor CGI films. I don’t know if that would be the better alternate timeline, but it sure would be an interesting one.
Anyway, Warhammer really is ripe for some great stories, it’s just a shame no one has been skilled enough to bring them to life in a proper, cinematic way.
On the flipside at least some of the games are absolutely timeless, and it looks like Fatshark Studios is doing a right proper job with Warhammer: Vermintide 2.
The new DLC, Shadows over Bogenhafen, offers gamers two new levels to explore in the besieged town of Bogenhafen, along with new cosmetic customization items for the characters, including all new hats, skins, portrait frames, and illusions. There are also a number of brand new quests to take on in and throughout the city of Bogenhafen, as the quartet of heroes attempt to divulge the source of Nurgle’s infestation and finally do away with the Blightreaper once and for all.
You can pick up a digital copy of Warhammer: Vermintide 2: Shadows over Bogenhafen by visiting the Steam store page. However, many gamers are warning players away from the DLC because they claim it doesn’t quite offer enough to be worth $9.99.
The user review rating is currently at “Mixed” because they feel that the lack of enemies, the lack of new bosses, the lack of new achievements, and the lack of new weapons makes the DLC worth more like $4.99 rather than $9.99. The reviews also noted that the two new stages aren’t very long and offer only moderate-in-length quests and challenges for you to complete. So keep that in mind in case you were interested.
One other thing, while you can play with other players who don’t own the DLC, you’re not able to drop or share weapons with other players that you can acquire from the new DLC with players who don’t own the DLC.