Delivering on their usual turn-around, the folks over at Fatshark have put out an expansion to their own Warhammer shooter Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide - Karak Azgaraz just a month after its announcement.
We're hopefully not going to have to read, type or say that full title many times in the future; and lets pray the next won't be quite so long-winded. Regardless, the update is live and sets players back $9/£6 for the privileged of doing some vermin-slaying dirtywork.
Much like previous expansions, you don't always need to buy it in order to play it. Should you be invited to a match taking place within the new content, you'll instantly be granted access for the time being whether you've purchased it or not. You just won't be able to play it on your own or invite others to join in with you.
What did we think of the vanilla Vermintide release? It's Nick North's 'The Joys of Pest Control'.
But it isn't all just new maps and a Warpick for Bardin Goreksson; there's a long list of changes over here - but we'll list a few noteworthy updates down below:
- Added options to switch between XboxOne and PlayStation(R)4 icon sets for controllers
- A new HUD has been added when playing with controller
- Added some weight and variation to ragdoll behaviours
- Added mouse scroll inputs as keybindings
- Added option to disable/enable "Give Items with Block Key"
- Franz Lohner no longer whistles cheerfully. It is the End Times after all!
- Lots of code has been moved to less used CPU-cores, and runs more in parallel.
- Heavy optimization of all shaders.
- Added multi-level navigation pathing for enemies. So enemies should not get stuck no matter how far away from players they are.
- Added physics to a number of props in the Inn which were previously static
- Added Auto-aim support when playing with controller
So with the ability to actually play it without buying, there isn't much reason to not fire it up over the weekend. Unless, of course, you're playing Warhammer 40k: Spacehulk - Deathwing. We knew that delay would cause problems.