New details have emerged for Warhammer Vermintide 2, the sequel to the Left 4 Dead-style co-op title from Fatshark, in particular regarding the structure of the game's campaign and boss battles.
These details came from the latest issue of PC Gamer (via Reddit), which as far as we can see isn't online yet. The most notable details regards the campaign. The campaign will consist of 13 levels divided among three Arcs, or Episodes. Each Arc ends in a boss fight, and the article actually details who these bosses will be: Chaos sorcerer Halescourge (who was apparently namedropped in the Death On The Reik DLC), Skaven Chieftain Skarrik Spinemanglr, and Chaos Champion Bödvarr Ribspreader.
Another interesting detail is that the loot collecting minigame at the end of rounds, Ranald's Bones, seems to be dropped in favour of loot chests. A developer from Fatshark, FatsharkRobin (which may be Robin Hagblom, Technical Director), actually answered about this:
"Without saying too much that isn't final yet the box thing is just about that we want to be able to give you more stuff every time you finish a map so even if you didn't get the exact weapon you were looking for you still made some kind of progress toward some target you have. We want to avoid you feeling that you practically didn't get a reward for you time because the RNG screwed you over and you got something useless to you. At the same time we don't want you to finish 40 maps on normal and then feel you 'have it all' and are done either, so it will be about striking a balance and provide more intrinsic objectives to players and paths to reach them. Crafting is still there but it's being vastly reworked and improved too."
"We don't know ourselves exactly how things will work yet and what parts will be ready smack on release day, we might need to make adjustments after release due to feedback like we did with VT1 since we are rewoking things quite significantly."
You can check out more information about Vermintide 2 straight from Fatshark themselves in our interview with CEO Martin Wahlund and Game Designer Mats Andersson. We've had some hands-on time with the single-player too and you can even see the result of that in the gameplay video below.
Warhammer Vermintide 2 is due out sometime in Q1 2018.