Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sienna burning down her enemies

After spending quite a bit of time on the beta servers, Vermintide 2's rather hefty Update 1.0.8 has now finally been released. Besides a whole host of bug fixes, the update has brought with it a much-needed nerf to the Glaive and some nice buffs to the Elf's dual weapons, a slight nerf to Chaos hordes so that they're less likely to one-shot players with combined strikes, a whole bunch of new and class-specific voice lines, as well as some rather welcome performance improvements across the board.

Perhaps most importantly, at least as far as fairness is concerned, Update 1.0.8 has reworked every single level in order to prevent enemies from attacking players behind walls, fences, and other such obstructions. It's not exactly the most exciting change around, but it's one that should make Legend difficulty a lot less frustrating, and consequently a lot more enjoyable. After all, there is nothing more infuriating than dying to a Globadier or Rattling Gunner that are firing straight through a solid wall!

The one downside to all of these changes is that the massive Update 1.0.8 is equally massive in its download size, around ~20GB in total. On the positive side, if you participated in the recent beta you will only have to download around ~500MB in order to get up to speed. That said, do make sure to go into Vermintide 2's Steam properties in order to disable the beta version as otherwise the new download will not automatically start for you.

You can find all of the details, as well as some of Fatshark's reasoning, over at Steam.

As for the future, you can expect to see mod support, a "ton of new cosmetics", as well as a brand new Achievements & Challenges system at some point soon. Fatshark hasn't shared any of the details just yet, but given their comments so far I think it's safe to say we'll be getting this update at some point in May. Once more information arrives I'll make sure to let you know, but you can also keep an eye out for yourself by visiting the official website.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 screenshot of some of the upcoming cosmetic hats