Vermintide 2 screenshot of the newly announced and upcoming cosmetic hats

[Update]: Patch 1.0.8 has now arrived to the live servers. You can find out more by heading over here.

While Vermintide 2 is a highly enjoyable game, and one that I'm still playing to this very day, it is also riddled with so many bugs its sometimes difficult to appreciate all of the good parts. With that in mind, I am very glad to say that Vermintide 2's massive bugfixing patch 1.0.8 will be leaving the test servers and fully releasing at some point this week, most likely on Thursday.

There are far too many details to cover in brief, so if you're interested in the full patch notes you should head on over to Steam. What I will highlight, however, is that every single map has been reworked in order to prevent enemies from attacking through terrain - a change that should go a long way towards making Vermintide 2's harder difficulties a lot more fair and a lot less frustrating! The only downside is that this massive update is truly massive, by which I mean it's around 20GB in size, so do be prepared for a bit of a wait once the patch actually goes live.

As for the future, Fatshark has also announced that the first content update is "getting very close to release". While the full list of changes and additions has not been announced just yet, you can expect to see Mod Support, "tons of new cosmetics", as well as a brand new Achievements & Challenges system. If you're curious about what's coming after that, however, you might be interested to hear that the first paid DLC is still being worked on and is getting very close to its full reveal. That said, Fatshark is currently focused on the free content update, so don't expect the DLC announcement to arrive for at least a few weeks.

Personally, I am quite excited! Not because of the fancy new hats, mind you, but because the upcoming mod support means that I can finally disable or tweak UI elements I found problematic from the very beginning - things such as the irritating visual filter when using the Shade or Huntsman's ultimate, the complete lack of item stats and descriptions, and so forth. Well, that and I'm fully expecting someone to port all of Vermintide 1's maps into Vermintide 2, which should be a boatload of fun!

Once more details get revealed I'll make sure to cover them, but you can also keep an eye out for updates over at the official website.