Vermintide 2 screenshot of the Beastmen and Sienna on fire

[Update #3]: Vermintide 2's Winds of Magic expansion has now arrived for PC players. The console versions are still under development, though no release date has been announced just yet.

[Update #2]: Vermintide 2's Winds of Magic expansion is already playable for those that have pre-ordered!

[Update]: Fatshark has now released a lengthy developer update detailing their plans for the Winds of Magic expansion, as well as the future of Vermintide 2.

Vermintide 2's Winds of Magic expansion will be coming this August, bringing with it the savage Beastmen as a brand new faction. There will also be new weapons to experiment with, a higher level cap and all-new loot, as well as the titular Winds of Magic mode that will have you face off against ever-increasing challenges.

While not a part of the expansion itself, Winds of Magic will also bring with it a rather significant combat overhaul and hero rebalance. Dodging will be getting weaker, pushing enemies will be more effective with shields and heavy weapons, while almost every single hero talent is getting reworked in order to give players some actual choices.

If all of this sounds like a good bit of fun, you might be glad to hear that Vermintide 2's Winds of Magic expansion will be having its second Closed Beta from July 2 - July 9. Best of all, if you've participated in the very first beta, you will get access to the second one as soon as the doors open!

As for everyone else, the only way to get in will be by signing up on the official website. How exactly players will be chosen, I'm afraid I have no idea, so if you want to play it safe you might want to go and sign up sooner rather than later. Good luck!