Vermintide 2 screenshot showing Saltzpyre and the Beastmen

After spending a little bit of time in closed beta, Vermintide 2's Winds of Magic expansion has now finally released for PC players. As for the console versions, they are currently under development, though no official release date has been announced just yet.

In terms of content, the Winds of Magic expansion brings with it Beastmen as a brand new enemy faction, Weaves as highly challenging pre-set content, one new weapon for each of the heroes, and a brand new map to toy around with. Most importantly, for those of you seeking a true challenge anyway, the Winds of Magic expansion has also brought in the absolutely brutal Cataclysm difficulty where everyone needs to play together or face almost immediate destruction.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in gameplay terms through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's a fairly short one:

I'll have a full review for Winds of Magic up in a couple of days once I've tried the release version, but so far I'd say it's a bit of a niche expansion. If you're playing Vermintide 2 for the challenge and you're looking to push your skills even further, then Winds of Magic offers you exactly what you want. On the other hand, if you're a casual player that's probably not going to mess around with high level Weaves or Catacylsm difficulty, then all the expansion really has to offer are the Beastmen, five weapons and a new map. Whether that's worth $20, only you can really decide.

Either way, you can learn more about Verminitde 2 and its Winds of Magic expansion by hopping over to Steam.