Fatshark has revealed the first gameplay footage for its upcoming co-op melee action game, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and, along with the confirmation of a new faction, the developer also had some choice things to say about loot boxes and in-game microtransactions.
In a Reddit post, Fatshark’s community manager, Hedge, said that, ‘We will NOT be selling loot boxes, or selling keys to unlock loot boxes. Loot comes from gameplay, not your wallet.’
Vermintide 2 is a four player co-op game where players join forces to fight off the Skaven and battle against the Chaos armies, as they try to stop the world falling into the depths of decay. Players can choose between five different character types: the Witch Hunter, Empire Soldier, Dwarf Ranger, Waywatcher or Bright Wizard. Each character has their own unique set of skills and abilities which has varying levels of effect against the hordes of Skaven. Other new features include 15 hero careers, a range of new environments, enhanced talent trees and a proprietary Heroic Deeds System.
At the end of each mission, players receive loot and trinkets as a reward for completing certain tasks, and Vermintide pays homage to board-games by deciding which reward the player(s) will receive according to a dice roll. For such a loot-heavy game, it’s good to know that Vermintide 2 won’t incur any additional costs other than the day one cost.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC in early 2018.