Steam’s Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Gets Off To A Very Fast Start

"Skaven and Chaos be warned, there are half a million heroes chasing you down."

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been out for just a few days on PC, and has already reached a notable milestone. After releasing on March 8, the game has sold more than 500,000 units as of March 12, developer Fatshark announced.

"We are proud and happy that gamers worldwide have taken Warhammer: Vermintide 2 to their hearts...500,000 games sold was a milestone that we had, but not less than a week after release," said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. The company is also celebrating the game's streaming success, with more than 200 million minutes of gameplay watched on Twitch already.

Vermintide 2 takes place during Warhammer's apocalyptic End Times. Your heroes hack, slash, and shoot their way through 13 levels are you take on the combined forces of the Skaven army and the barbaric Chaos faction.

You're given your choice of five characters for each level, and the game allows you to choose four to take with you into battle. Each of your heroes has three careers to choose from, with each career providing them with a set of passive and active abilities, along with a talent tree to advance your characters' abilities. The original Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide was praised for its tense, frantic action and mechanically diverse characters, two gameplay features that have returned in this sequel.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2's numbers could see a second big jump in the future. The game will also be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fatshark has said players can expect console betas this spring.

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Good. A multiplayer game with no microtransactions to be found.

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Loved the first game on both PC and console. Haven't had time to play this yet, and the crew hasn't pushed for it yet either, but we all agree it's on radar for this Spring. (We're also all a bit gunshy about Fatshark's early patches, after last time...)

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The first game was terrible. As a killing floor 1 and 2 fan I thought this would cure the itch in a first person melee kind of fashion and I just did not like it at all. Killing floor is a far superior game if you like this style of game.

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@darkhunterix: Killing floor is fun with friends for small doses at times. Beyond that its very mundane. Vermintide 2 is very co operative and youre not going to be able to do much without a solid team. As of curing the itch this game is much more intense and much more in your face gore and rat/northlander killing combat. its a huge improvement from the first one which was also exceptional. The game is very challenging, its also a bit of a grind to get to the highest difficulties.

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@darkhunterix: erm... Killing Floor is NOT the same kind of game. Killing Floor is a Horde-mode game.

Vermintide is a direct clone and evolution of Left 4 Dead 2. ...and it's an excellent pseudo-sequel. Loved it.

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i tried to play the first version of this game on the ps4(the last game) and the netcode is utter crap. only 1 player ever was able to join. second i built my own network. so i know its not that.

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Waiting for it to come out for xbox one.

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and about 1900 people still playing the 1st one. not too bad.

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@dlM0kn: A *LOT* more than that on console, thanks to the promo they did.

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@Pyrosa: I was just talking about Steam numbers but yeah with console factored in, it could be closer to 4000 I imagine.

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I do kinda want to try this.

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@Mogan: Be sure to play the first one first... can fill team with ~capable bots to fill any non-co-op slots.

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Glad to see this. I love Warhammer games when they are fun and successful. I am surprised they have sold so many copies. I thought Vermintide was a pretty under-the-radar type of game. But it looks like gamers still found it. Awesome.

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@RELeon: A lot of us were rabid (pun!) supporters and promoters of the first game, even through a few questionable early patches.

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