Vermintide 2's dwarf has a minigun now

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Earlier this year co-op Warhammer-em-up Vermintide 2 (opens in new tab) received some new DLC in the form of an additional career for moustachioed soldier Markus Kruber, turning him into the armored Grail Knight (opens in new tab). As developers Fatshark teased in a recent stream (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), 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.