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Fatshark have officially revealed the release date for the PlayStation 4 DLC Karak Azgaraz DLC for Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide. This DLC will get released shortly after the already released free update (more on that below) that adds in quests and contracts to the game. The PlayStation 4 version is the one remaining version of the game that didn’t have access to the Karak Azgaraz DLC.

These new details come from a blog post on the official PlayStation Blog, written by Fatshark’s Leo Wakelin:

Set among the snowy peaks of the Grey Mountains, Karak Azgaraz introduces three new missions for our heroes to undertake in the hopes of thwarting the vile rat-men’s plans. The wretched Skaven army plots to overrun the Dwarven fortress and settlements around Karak Azgaraz, and our heroes must warn them before it’s too late!

This snowy locale will be the backdrop for this new wave of rat-men genocide and sees you travel to ancient and forgotten Dwarven architecture and frozen forests. During your time in Karak Azgaraz you will also be able to obtain 2 new weapons: the Warpick for Dwarf Ranger and the Falchion for the Witch Hunter. The former weapon introduces a new kind of heavy attack that “allows Bardin to lunge forward towards his enemy for a heavy swing”. The Falchion has a somewhat lower single target DPS output, but some crowd control abilities. Note that these weapons can only be obtained from one of the three new maps in Karak Angaraz.

You’ll also be able to get 8 new trophies/achievements in this DLC.

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The free Quests & Contracts DLC adds in a bounty board full of assignments you can undertake. Contracts are small, one-off tasks that give you crafting tokens or boons (temporary power-ups) you can use to craft gear and improve your character if you successfully complete your assignment. Quests are generally longer and consist of several contracts you’ll need to complete in order to finish the quest. In addition to this, you’ll need to obtain a specific amount of Silver Keys. These can be obtained by completing specific contracts.

The bounty board gets refreshed daily, giving you 6 new contracts and 3 new quests once the bounty board resets. 2 of the 6 contracts award Silver Keys, which you can then use to complete quests. You will only be able to have one quest active at any given time. You can switch to another quest whenever you like, but you’ll lose your progress on your current one and it does not carry over to the new one.

The Quests & Contracts DLC is available for free right now. The Karak Azgaraz is set to release on March 23 for PlayStation 4. The Xbox One and PC versions of the game already have access to both the Quests & Contracts DLC as well as the Karak Azgaraz DLC.

What do you think of the Karak Azgaraz DLC for Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide? Let us know in the comments!


Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.