Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Launching Update for Chaos Wastes Expansion

Beware the undead.
Beware the undead. Fatshark

A new update is set to arrive in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 on June 14. This is a free update to the Chaos Wastes game mode and it introduces Be’lakor. Players are going to come across levels influenced by Be’lakor while playing expeditions.

Be’lakor's arrival to the game means two new curses are coming to Chaos Wastes. These are:

  • Shadow Skulls: Vicious skulls spawn out of thin air.
  • Shadows Totems: Totems around the level will keep spawning enemies.

The Shadow Lieutenants

Like how a cursed chest works, interacting with a Shadow Locus summons the Shadow Lieutenants, champions of Be’lakor. After defeating them, they drop a crystal, and by wielding the crystal, players have the chance to destroy the Shadow Locus. Destroying the Shadow Locus shows the location of the Temple of Shadows on Holseher’s map.

Inside the Temple of Shadows, players are challenged to fight multiple Shadow Lieutenants. Destroying their loci weakens Be’lakor’s influence while destroying his statue severs his connection to the expedition. In addition, those who survive the Temple of Shadows are rewarded with veteran boons.

New Boons and Weapon Traits

This new update also sees seven new Weapon Traits and 31 new boons added to Chaos Wastes. These include:

  • Example of new boons:
    • Smednir's Wealth - Auto pick-up Pilgrim’s Coins.
    • Khaine's Thirst - 5% Damage Reduction for every 20% Health lost. Stacks up to 5 times.
    • Taal's Hunt - When you kill enemies marked as Taal's quarry, you gain 30% Power for 10 seconds.
    • Hashut's Echo - Your grenades explode a second time (after a short delay).
    • Addaioth's Embrace - A halo of fire damages enemies around as long as you are downed.
  • Example of new Weapon Traits:
    • Vaul's Tempo - Every Critical Hit increases your Crit chance by 5% for 10 seconds. This effect can stack 10 times.
    • Follow Up - Every 3 seconds Melee Headshots grant your next Attack a Critical Hit.
    • Quetzl's Repulsion - Increases knockback from staggering attacks and pushes.

In-Game Events

Players are invited to two new in-game events:

  • Skulls for the Skull Throne
    • June 1 to June 12
    • Join the fight by collecting skulls and offering them to Khorne, the God of Blood and Lord of Skull, to earn a new portrait frame.
  • Warhammer Skulls
    • June 1 to June 8
    • The annual festival of everything about Warhammer video gaming.

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

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