Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (opens in new tab)The Chaos Wastes expansion is getting a major update, themed around Warhammer’s first demon prince, the treacherous Be’lakor.
Chaos Wastes is a free expansion for Vermintide 2 that was released in April of last year. It’s a side adventure that takes the game’s co-op mouse and turns it into a roguelike affair, with randomly generated levels, multiple ways to progress, and its own upgrade system based on purchasing skills and equipment with coins dropped by enemies.
Each race is also overseen by one of four Chaos Gods (Khorne, Nurgle, Tzeentch, and Slaanesh) who bring dangerous modifiers into the world, such as exploding enemies or life-draining environmental hazards. The Be’lakor update essentially adds the demon prince of Warhammer as another evil overseer of the fun.
announced yesterday War Hammer Skulls (opens in new tab)festival, the Be’lakor update will infuse a new Be’lakor theme into the game’s randomly generated levels, as well as adding an entirely new area – The Shadow Temple, where players will seemingly “take on the full force” of the Demon Prince. It also adds two new curses that will see players chased by floating purple skulls and plagued by demonic totems that spawn enemies until destroyed.
Fraser I liked Chaos Wastes vanilla (opens in new tab) when he tried it before the expansion’s release, saying “for a free update it adds a lot”. Like the expansion, the Be’lakor update is also free and comes with an 80% discount on Vermintide 2 on Steam as part of the Skullls general sale. The discount runs until June 8. Be’lakor, meanwhile, will arrive in the Chaos Wastes on June 14th.