Warhammer: Vermintide 2 cosmetics will be coming, purchasable with both "soft and hard currency".
If you're unfamiliar with Warhammer: Vermintide 2, it's a first-person shooter of sorts that focuses on horde mode-style gameplay. The first item of note is that this is set in the high-fantasy Warhammer universe and not the science fiction Warhammer 40,000 universe, so you're not going to be running around as Space Marines in this one. Instead, you and a few other people team up to fight off relentless waves of Skaven rat-people in the midst of a massive, monstrous invasion.
Until now, the only things you could really purchase for the game was new DLC content and a collector's edition. Now, it seems like Fatshark is quite keen to introduce purchasable cosmetics into the game.
While this announcement might be surprising to some, the release of cosmetics was first mentioned in an offhand comment on Twitch by the developers two years ago as seen in this Twitch clip highlighted in the /r/Vermintide discussion on the subject:
"You can buy cosmetics — well, you can't really now, but the plan is to add cosmetics for you to buy," one of the developers said.
The subject of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 cosmetics was brought up again much more recently in a tweet from the game's developers.
"In the future, we will add an in-game store with both soft and hard currency where you will be able to purchase cosmetic items," read the tweet.
How Will Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Cosmetics Work?
So, how are these cosmetics going to work? Unfortunately, there isn't much in the way of details in the tweet, but we can infer a bit about it.
The tweet notes that there will be both "soft and hard currency" options. To put it simply, a "soft currency" is one that can be earned through gameplay easily and a "hard currency" is most often a premium currency that can only be purchased or acquired in very few in-game situations. In short, it seems that it will be a pretty standard microtransaction model.
A lot of questions still remain. While we know from another tweet that there will be "New new never seen before premium cosmetics", we don't quite know how the store will work. Will some items be restricted in such a way that they can only be purchased with cash? Will there be a rotating store stock, loot boxes, or a battle pass?
We're sure to find out more soon as Fatshark Games expands on the subject. For now, you can pick up Warhammer: Vermintide 2 on sale on Steam for 75% off its regular retail price.
What do you think of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 cosmetics being introduced into the game? Do you think this will negatively affect the community or will it be a positive addition? Let us know in the comments below!