Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is free to play for the weekend

Warhammer: Vermintide 2
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Chaos Wastes, the latest expansion for extreme pest control simulator Warhammer: Vermintide 2, went live earlier this week, and to ensure that everyone has a chance to see what it's all about Fatshark is making the full game free to play on Steam for the weekend.

"Prepare for the unexpected and overcome new challenges in this new rogue-lite inspired game mode with this free update to Vermintide 2," the studio said. "The Chaos Wastes offer a great experience for both experienced players and new players alike, so never has there been a better time to onboard your buddies and get to chopping and blasting your way through the hordes of pactsworn!"

If you're new to the whole Vermintide business, the Pilgrim's Guides has the lowdown on what awaits. And if you're not new—if you're played in previous Vermintide 2 free weekends—you'll be able to pick up from wherever you left off. Either way, if you dig the experience and want more, you can also snag Warhammer: Vermintide 2 for 75 percent off—that's $7.49.£6/7—until May 4.

The Warhammer: Vermintide 2 free weekend runs until May 25. If you want more free games (and why wouldn't you?) be sure to keep an eye on our lists of best free PC games, best free games on Steam, best browser games, and all the free games you can grab right now.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.