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Warhammer: Vermintide launch date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

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Fatshark Games has announced that Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide will be out on October 23, precisely one month from today. And if you missed the brand-new gameplay trailer that debuted yesterday on the The PC Gamer Show, you can catch up with it here, too.

I was iffy on Vermintide when I first heard about it—"Oh boy, more rat killing"—but the more I've seen, the more enthusiastic I've become, especially after Evan declared it the best game at PAX at the end of August. This gameplay video bolsters my optimism even further: It's a tad dark, but the action is fast and bloody, and I love the look of the environments.

As I don't think we've covered them previously, here are the Vermintide system requirements. Rather oddly, Steam only lists the minimum spec, but given how light they are, I wouldn't expect the recommended hardware to be overly onerous.

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9500 @ 2.83GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940
Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 5770 /w 1GB VRAM
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 20 GB available space

A Warhammer: End Times—Vermintide beta will run for at least one week prior to launch, with access granted to any and all who preorder. Find out more at Vermintide.com.

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.