Introduction to the Battlefield
Fatshark, the brains behind the critically acclaimed Vermintide series, has just rolled out an exclusive closed alpha test for its latest game mode, “Versus.” This innovative 4v4 player versus player plus enemy (PvP+E) mode offers gamers a fresh way to experience the dark, rat-infested world of Warhammer: Vermintide 2.
What’s New in the Sewers?
For the first time, players will have the chance to step into the worn boots of the Skaven specials, battling against the iconic heroes of the Ubersreik Five. This asymmetric warfare pits two teams against each other, along with AI-controlled foes, in a strategic fight for points across various sections and rounds.
Co-Creation at Its Finest
Erik Ekström, the Product Owner of Warhammer: Vermintide 2, emphasizes the importance of player feedback in this developmental phase. Fatshark’s approach to co-creation aims to foster a collaborative environment where player input directly influences the game’s evolution. “We’re not just testing a game mode; we’re learning from our players,” Ekström remarks, underlining the studio’s commitment to community-driven development.
A Nod to Tradition with a Twist
Joakim Setterberg, Vermintide 2’s Design Director, highlights the team’s effort to respect the genre’s roots while infusing the game with Fatshark’s signature melee-heavy gameplay. “Versus isn’t just another PvP mode; it’s a tribute to our predecessors, enhanced with the melee combat our fans love,” Setterberg explains.
Join the Fray
The closed alpha test, running from February 8 to February 11, is a Steam-exclusive event for over 10,000 lucky warriors who secured their spot during the signup phase. This testing period marks a pivotal moment for Vermintide 2 enthusiasts and newcomers alike, offering a sneak peek at what’s to come in the game’s competitive landscape.
Your Blade Awaits
As the doors to the “Versus” mode alpha test swing open, Fatshark invites you to carve your name into the annals of Vermintide history. Whether you’re strategizing as a Skaven special or holding the line as a member of the Ubersreik Five, this weekend promises a whirlwind of action, strategy, and community-driven development. Grab your weapon, and let’s dive into the fray.
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Windows