Warhammer: Vermintide screenshot of the Witch Hunter from the Stromdorf DLC

Vermintide 2 is set to arrive this March, and as such the glory days of the original Vermintide are slowly coming to an end. However, instead of simply letting their older game fade away, Fatshark has just released a brand new (and free) mission that bridges the gap between the two games!

The aptly titled "Waylaid" mission will have you venture through a confusing maze of Skaven tunnels in order to face off against a familiar foe. It's a fairly short mission so I can't exactly tell you more without spoiling the surprise, but let's just say that it gives Vermintide 2 an excuse to start the campaign just about anywhere! And if you are wondering if Fatshark snuck in any Chaos Warriors for us to fight, I'm afraid they are adding more spikes to their armor and as such are going to be unavailable until Vermintide 2.

Besides the new mission, this update has also brought with it a small but impactful batch of bug fixes. You'll find the full list over at Steam, but the most important thing to mention is that Beam and Drake now prioritize closest enemies instead of at random! Oh, and if you were ever-so-slightly annoyed that the subtitles didn't match the voice acting, you might just be delighted to hear that this update has also fixed 2599 dialogue spelling errors, mistranslations and missing subtitles.

As a final note, if you're currently wondering whether Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is going to be worth your while, you can find my thoughts on the relatively early demo over here. If you just want the short version, let's just say that if you're a fan of the original, chances are high that you'll love the sequel as well. Consequently, if you couldn't stomach the original Vermintide, I'm afraid the sequel isn't going to be changing your mind any time soon. After all, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Bardin as a Slayer fighting against Chaos