Vermintide 2's dwarf has a minigun now

Earlier this year co-op Warhammer-em-up Vermintide 2 received some new DLC in the form of an additional career for moustachioed soldier Markus Kruber, turning him into the armored Grail Knight. As developers Fatshark teased in a recent stream, the next character receiving a premium career is Bardin Goreksson the dwarf. The DLC is out now, and it transforms Bardin into the Outcast Engineer.

The new career comes with new weapons: A steam-assisted crank gun (mark two apparently), masterwork pistol, cog hammer, and a utility belt full of grenades that can be enhanced via the Outcast Engineer talent tree. There's also a character skin and voice lines, and if you want more options the Cosmetic Upgrade DLC is on sale separately. Some of its customization options are available from the start, while others, including portrait frames and paintings for the Keep that serves as your hub, have to be unlocked by completing challenges.

If you were wondering how and why Vermintide 2's singing dwarf made this significant life change, Fatshark has an entire story dedicated to explaining it.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.