Vermintide 2 screenshot of the Old Haunts map

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

The original way to acquire cosmetic hats in Vermintide 2 has been nothing short of a disaster. Not only could you not aim for a specific hat you were interested in, but the actual drop chance was so low you could play for hundreds of hours and never get the one you liked. For me it took nearly 300 hours of opening chests only on Kerillian before I finally got the golden Shade mask, and even that can be considered lucky as there were quite a few other hats still left in the pool.

With that in mind, I hope you can imagine just how happy I am to say that there is now a much more reasonable way of acquiring cosmetics in Vermintide 2. By simply completing daily and weekly quests you can earn in-game currency, which can then be used to directly purchase the cosmetics you want. It'll take you a week or two for each piece, but it's still something you can slowly but surely work towards, which makes the whole system both more satisfying and fun to mess around with.

If you don't care about fancy new hats, however, the Season 2 update has also added a brand new map to explore. In theory the map is a reworked version of the one from the original Vermintide's Castle Drachenfels DLC, but outside of a couple of areas, it's actually pretty much an entirely new map! So whether you're a veteran or someone that only joined in with Vermintide 2, the new map is definitely worth checking out, especially since it's entirely free.

The Season 2 update has also added Quick Play Weaves, a variety of balance changes, and naturally, a whole host of bug fixes. You can check out the full patch notes, as well as read more about Vermintide 2's future, over at the official forums. Have fun smacking rats and Beastmen around!