I had a lot of fun playing Vermintide 2 with friends. I enjoyed the spiritual sucessor Warhammer 40,000: Darktide more than most people. I recalling hearing something about turning Vermintide 2 into a PvPstyle game, and now they’ve gone and done it. Developer Fatshark is calling this Vermintide 2: Versus and the new mode PvP+E. “One of the things we’ve learned through our years of development is that our players deeply love and care for this game, and we want to learn from them and their feedback during this testing period,” said Erik Ekström, Product Owner on Warhammer: Vermintide 2. “We’re aiming to take a co-creation approach with our players, analyze their feedback, and take that into our development process as lessons learned.”
Vermintide 2: Versus is an asymmetric 4v4 PvP+E game mode that pits the Ubersreik Five against AI enemies and up to 4 player-controlled Skaven specials. Teams switch sides, competing for points over multiple sections and rounds. “The Versus game mode is definitely something that players familiar with the genre will recognize,” said Joakim Setterberg, Design Director for Vermintide 2. “We want to honor our predecessor in this space while adding our own unique melee-oriented flair to it that most of our players recognize us for.”
The closed alpha test runs on Steam from February 8 to February 11.