Independent developer Fatshark announced their plans to release the first expansion for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 next Tuesday, August 13th.

Titled Winds of Magic, the expansion will bring a handful of new features to the multimillion selling and award winning game:

  • New Enemy: Beastmen
  • New Level: Dark Omens
  • New Game Mode: Winds
  • Increased Level Cap
  • New Talents
  • New weapons
  • New Difficulty
  • Leaderboards

Pre-ordering the add-on today will give players access to the beta right up to the release date. Here’s a brief synopsis of what to expect story-wise:

As a meteor crashes down in the Reikland, the Beastmen rush to the epicenter to claim it as a Herdstone. It is up to the five heroes to stop them before a dreadful disaster strikes the Empire.

Here’s what Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark, had to say:

Vermintide 2 continues to grow, and challenge the players in new ways. The Winds of Magic expansion will introduce a new enemy, the Beastmen, as well as new game mode, weapons, and leaderboards. We can’t wait to see how we rank up against the players on the leaderboards. Or maybe not?