Vermintide 2’s surprise success is building to a healthy future

Posted on March 18, 2018

Have you had a chance to play Fat Shark’s new release, Warhammer: Vermintide 2? If not the game is certainly well worth checking out. It’s a 4 player cooperative game where you progress through levels and kill a huge array of enemies, all whilst trying to survive and support your team. It draws some pretty close comparisons to the Left 4 Dead franchise although it has a much stronger focus on melee combat, loot, and character progression.

Vermintide 2 has been a massive success since it launched on March 8th. In fact, at the time of writing, the game has already accrued over 600,000 purchases according to the analysis service SteamSpy. That’s a lot of attention for a game to receive, especially considering it is made by a small indie development studio, it has only been out for just over a week, and it is only available on PC (for now).

Vermintide 2 screen shot

The success of Vermintide 2 may be surprising but it’s certainly well deserved. In our review of the game, our reviewer wrote:

“Don’t sleep on this indie hit like you might have the first.The best recommendation I can give this game is that when I’m not playing it, I’m thinking about it—a lot.”

Vermintide 2 road map

So what does the success of the game mean for Vermintide 2’s future? Good things most certainly. Since it released, Fat Shark have put out a road map (pictured above) outlining their plans for the future of the game. Within that road map are some very hotly desired updates such as Mod Support and Dedicated Servers arriving April or May. There will also be new maps arriving as paid DLC. Missing from the road map is the game’s console release for PS4 and Xbox One although that is still expected to be coming in the next few months.

The only downfall of the game’s success? Apparently customer support wasn’t quite prepared for the massive influx of players.