Vermintide 2 screenshot of Sienna versus Beastmen

[Update #2]: Vermintide 2's Chaos Wastes expansion will be launching this April 2021 on PC!

[Update]: Vermintide is celebrating its 5-year anniversary with a massive rat-slaying event.

While Vermintide 2 is a phenomenal game when you're out in the field slaying ratmen by the thousands, things quickly break down when you have to do any sort of item crafting. Not only is the process exceedingly random, but it's littered with so many unnecessary animations that you can end up spending 20 minutes just trying to get a pair of weapons up to standard.

Thankfully, this nightmare has now come to an end as the newly launched Patch 3.2 has brought in some awesome quality of life changes. For example, the end-of-round screen can now be skipped in order to get back into the action as quickly as possible, while the loot boxes themselves can now be rapidly opened and their animations almost entirely skipped.

Best of all, the various crafting animations have been significantly sped up, making any extended crafting sessions a much more pleasant affair. The good news doesn't end there, however, as you can now also rapidly salvage all items of a certain category, as well as re-roll items without having to place them into the appropriate window after every single attempt!

And if you're a fan of chatting with your fellow players, you'll also be glad to hear that the "Chat Block" mod functionality has been implemented into the base game. In other words, as long as you're typing a message, your character will block enemy attacks and thus give you the precious seconds you need to type out "WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW" before getting back into action.

All of these are relatively small changes in the grand scheme of things, but they are all something the community has been requesting for years, and as such I am incredibly happy to finally see them arrive. I can only hope we'll get even more crafting and item improvements with the upcoming Chaos Wastes expansion!

You can read more about Patch 3.2, as well as keep an eye on any future Vermintide 2 updates, over at Steam.