Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Celebrates Geheimnisnacht with Grudge Marks

It's that time of the year.
It's that time of the year. Fatshark

It’s that time of the year again when Geheimnisnacht arrives. This time, however, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is celebrating what could be the biggest event ever. That’s because, in addition to this annual event, the Grudge Marks come at the same time. This is a free update available on PC and consoles.

While Geheimnisnacht ends November 8, Grudge Marks is here to stay.


For those new to the game, Geheimnisnacht has long been part of the game. For this year, things are taken to the next level. Players who go out under the evil moon encounter cultists in five levels. They need to defeat the cultists and destroy the ritual site. In return, they receive a skull decorated with diamonds.

Grudge Marks

In Grudge Marks, players fight against monsters that are stronger than ever. Monsters with Grudge Marks can be differentiated with the two spears poking on their backs. Depending on the difficulty, each monster with a Grudge Mark comes with a set of attributes. The list of attributes includes:

  • Shadow-Step
    • Mark has a chance to warp to random locations near the player when hit.
  • Illusionist
    • Mark periodically summons 3 mirror images of itself.
  • Relentless
    • Mark cannot be staggered.
  • Mighty
    • Mark periodically deals more damage.
  • Vampiric
    • Mark heals from the damage it deals to players (and bots!).
  • Rampart
    • Mark is immune to ranged damage.
  • Invincible
    • Mark periodically becomes immune to damage.
  • Crippling
    • Mark severely cripples players it deals damage to.
  • Shield-Shatter
    • Mark breaks blocks and briefly prevents stamina regeneration.
  • Regenerating
    • Mark regenerates health over time.

In a statement, Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund shared that the Chaos Waste expansion was a huge success. They are excited to offer players even greater challenges. He went on to say that this is also the biggest Geheimnisnacht event they’ve organized.

For those who want to know more about that expansion, read about it here. You can learn more about the different changes that arrived with the celebration here.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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