Vermintide 2 screenshot of the Shade Kerillian from up close

Vermintide 2's recent Shadows Over Bogenhafen DLC brought with it two massive new maps to explore, a plethora of balance changes that revitalized numerous weapons, as well as a whole bunch of new cosmetics to collect. Unfortunately, beyond a couple of tricky achievements, the only way to obtain these new cosmetics was through a single, extremely grindy weekly quest.

With that in mind, I am delighted to say that Fatshark has now corrected the problem. Instead of only having one DLC quest per week, you now have access to three of them, each of which offers a guaranteed cosmetic item. Furthermore, the amount of time and effort required to complete these quests has been significantly reduced, so even if you're a casual player you should still be able to collect quite a few new items per week.

Besides this much-needed change to weekly quests, the update has also brought in a variety of bug fixes, as well as one massive buff to all area-of-effect weapons. Long story short, area-of-effect damage is now able to crit multiple enemies at once, meaning that weapon traits like Scrounger and Heat Sink are now ridiculously powerful on weapons such as the Hagbane Bow and Fireball Staff.

The newly buffed weapons are so powerful that I fully expect this change to either get reverted or toned down in some way, because right now you can almost infinitely spam your Hagbane Bow without really worrying about such pesky little things like ammo management. But until the changes get toned down, I fully recommend you give the buffed weapons a try as being overpowered is pretty darn enjoyable! Just make sure you start the matches yourself, because from what I hear it only seems to work for the host.

You can learn more about this update, as well as the Shadows Over Bogenhafen DLC, by visiting Steam. Have fun!