Subsequent week, a brand new replace will carry two main new options to our 2018 Co-op Game of the Year. The replace won’t solely overhaul the deeds system by including a brand new weekly problem, but additionally lastly present a objective for the empty image frames which were hanging on the partitions of gamers’ retains for practically a 12 months.
First, the weekly problem. Every week, a brand new particular problem can be quickly obtainable in-game. “Each week is a brand new kind of problem – we name them mutators in-house,” Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund tells me. “It is mainly a special strategy to play an present degree.” Within the first, everytime you kill a particular enemy, it can break up into two of a decrease tier – primarily based on the Warhammer idea of Pink Horrors splitting into Blue Horrors.
“It lets us mess around loads,” explains Wahlund. “Now we have constructed quite a lot of various things, and a few of them are simply loopy. We might probably do issues like drop quite a lot of Sack Rats within the begin of the farm degree, so you’ll be able to’t see them, simply hear them working round, and also you try to catch ten in a single minute. Quite a lot of them are most likely going to be [set across] full ranges, as a result of that is what folks anticipate to play, however we might be extra loopy if we wished, which is sweet.
For now, weekly challenges will supply common loot, however the eventual goal is to tie the challenges to a system that lets gamers earn particular beauty rewards via play.
The second a part of the replace is collectible work to hold in your hold – a beauty characteristic that may allow you to exhibit your in-game achievements to the folks in your foyer. “The core factor is to present the participant one thing new to do,” says Wahlund. “So you’ll be able to gather portray scraps, and in addition there’s some challenges you are able to do to get new work.”
“Since we’re working with the license, we’ve entry to all of the revealed Warhammer artwork since eternally,” says Mårten Stormdal, Vermintide II’s government producer. “If it is in a e-book, we will use it—and we’re utilizing it as a result of we love quite a lot of it. It is a lot nice artwork.” One instance Mårten offers is finishing all the Shadows Over Bögenhafen weekly quests. Doing so will provide you with the entrance cowl for the Shadows Over Bögenhafen roleplaying e-book from 1987. “That is how far it stretches in all instructions,” says Stormdal. “We are able to use the whole lot and we do, and we discover totally different sorts of artwork so you may get the hold you need with the fashion you need.”
Speaking to Fatshark, it appears a lot of Vermintide II’s first 12 months was spent bettering the underlying tech and infrastructure, and studying how finest to run a live-service sport. Now that work has been completed, subsequent week’s replace is just the start. You will discover extra particulars about Vermintide 2’s main 2019 plans within the subsequent subject of PC Gamer journal, out in early March.