Vermintide screenshot from the original Drachenfels DLC level

[Update #2]: The second of the new map trilogy, Blood in the Darkness, is set to arrive mid-February as a free update.

[Update]: The first of the three new maps will be going into open beta on December 16th!

Vermintide 2's Winds of Magic expansion has only just launched, and already Fatshark has come out to announce that there is even more content on the horizon. As a part of the upcoming Season 2, we will be getting three reworked and entirely free levels from the original's Drachenfels DLC. The first of these levels will be released at the start of Season 2, while the other two will be sprinkled throughout the season.

When exactly Season 2 will arrive, I'm afraid Fatshark hasn't said, but what they have revealed is a new in-game shop for cosmetics - Lohner’s Emporium of Wonders. Most of the items will be purchasable through in-game currency earned from Daily and Weekly missions, though there will also be cosmetics that are only purchasable with real money. A little bit scary given Vermintide 2's current lack of quality cosmetics, but I suppose it's a small price to pay for continued support and free maps.

As for Winds of Magic itself, the most important change coming in Season 2 will be the option to quickplay into unranked Weaves. These matches will not be scored and won't be counted when assigning you a leaderboard position, but with a bit of luck they might just solve the biggest problem with Winds of Magic - the fact that the playerbase is split between hundreds of different queues so it's almost impossible to find a full group for Weaves.

There's a whole bunch of other changes coming with Season 2, so if you're interested in learning more, you should head on over to the official website to read the full developer update.