Vermintide 2 screenshot of a Rat Ogre attack in Back to Ubersreik DLC

Vermintide 2 has recently managed to improve itself quite significantly. First Update 1.3 brought in a variety of balance changes and tweaks to just about every aspect of gameplay, and now the Back to Ubersreik DLC has continued that trend by adding three remastered classic maps, a hidden new game mode to unlock, numerous balance changes, as well as five new weapons to toy around with.

If you're even remotely familiar with the original Vermintide, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that the three lucky maps are Horn of Magnus, Gardens of Morr and Engines of War. Each one has received fully updated visuals, new voicework to help tie it to Vermintide 2's story, a couple of new secrets to uncover, as well as some seemingly minor changes to the locations themselves.

Since there is no better way to describe these maps than to simply show them to you, allow me to share with you the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's a fairly short one:

I haven't played Vermintide 1 in quite a few years now so I can't comment on how accurate the new maps truly are, but from the few hours I've spent with them so far, I can definitely say that I'm pleased with how they've been remastered. They still have the same atmosphere as the originals, though the moment-to-moment gameplay is significantly different due to the presence of not only more enemies, but more types of elites as well. Let's just say that there are some areas you really, really, really don't want to alert a Chaos patrol in! 

As for the weapons themselves, I'm afraid I've spent far too much time hunting for secrets to actually get any serious playtime with them, but I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that each hero has received a brand new toy to mess around with. Kruber got a Mace and Sword combo, Bardin can now use Dual Hammers, Kerillian has finally picked up a one-handed Axe, Saltzpyre can dual-wield an Axe and Falchion, while Sienna has received the coolest weapon of them all - a flaming Crowbill!

And if you're a fan of cosmetics, it's also worth mentioning that you won't have to pray to lady luck (or Ranald in this case) to get a fancy skin for the new weapons. Instead, you can just complete a couple of achievements using the new weapon of your choice and you'll get the skin immediately! 

Vermintide 2 screenshot of a Stormvermin attack

For those of you wondering about the hidden new game mode, it appears to be a variant of the Last Stand from the original Vermintide. Take this with a grain of salt, however, as I still haven't managed to unlock the game mode itself. There's quite a few tricky buttons you need to find in each level, and despite running around for about 30 minutes on the first map, I still haven't managed to find all of them. But whatever the case may be, there definitely seems to be more to this DLC than meets the eye!

So if you're a fan of Vermintide 2 and you're looking for an excuse to dive back in, I would say the Back to Ubersreik DLC is well worth looking into. You can learn more about it, as well as Vermintide 2 as a whole, by visiting the official website. Have fun smacking rats around!