Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Gathers Nearly 90,000 Concurrent Players

The game still retains its high popularity after nearly half a decade of stellar success.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a first-person action title that is reminiscent of Left 4 Dead. Released almost half a decennium ago, it has thrived comely and exceeded its predecessor in every way. Vermintide 2 takes place in the Warhammer Fantasy universe, blending several successful genres to mold action-packed satisfying gameplay.

Vermintide 2 is best-described to be a cooperative, melee-focused approach to PvE horde-slaughtering experience. The game was critically acclaimed upon release, being praised for its approach and lack of microtransactions. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 sold immaculately, reaching a million figures soon after its release.

A batch of new players has begun flowing in to hoard the game after an eye-catching event went live, shooting up the once stagnant community to new horizons. 

Major Takeaway:

  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has seen a hasty increase in concurrent players recently enjoying the hearty experience.
  • The title has hit nearly 90,000 users, most of them likely being new players robbing the opportunity to experience the game for free.
  • Vermintide 2 is having a “free to keep” event on the Steam storefront until November 7th.
  • The players will get to keep the game indefinitely this time around, giving players the perfect opportunity to experience the Warhammer Fantasy universe.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has started receiving a new influx of players, making its active player count spike to new horizons. As recorded by the Steam tracking site, SteamDB, the once-stable community is now saturated by high activity of active players. Vermintide 2 recently hit a new all-time peak of nearly 90,000 players 2 hours ago.

Warhammer Vermintide 2’s concurrency hit a new all-time peak of nearly 90,000 active players.

The sudden rise of concurrent players is because of the recent “free to keep” event, which went online yesterday. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 developers, Fatshark, are commemorating the 7th anniversary with the aforementioned giveaway.

The current number of active players is above 65,000 figures at the time of writing this article. We can expect more users to stumble upon the event and join in on the fun, making the concurrent player count soar to the moon. The all-time peak will likely cross the 100,000 mark on Sunday when more gamers are free.

The game will remain free to play until November 7th, making it the perfect chance to stash the title before it’s too late. Unlike past similar occasions, the users who hoard the title now will get to keep it forever. Furthermore, there is another bonus to grabbing Warhammer: Vermintide 2 for free, and veterans may also want to chime in.

A new expansive update for Vermintide 2 is slated for November 8th. Users who own the game will get the “Trail of Treachery” update without paying a dime. Fatshark also released a mesmerizing launch trailer recently. The upcoming update will boast a new intriguing map and a reinvigorated adventure for the four-year-old title.

YouTube video

The event has caused a resurgence of new players to pour into the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 community, with most playing for the first time. The growing community may end up with more overall active users due to new partakers enjoying the Warhammer Fantasy universe for the first time.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 was first released 4 years ago in March 2018 on PC; the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions soon followed later that year. After two years, the Xbox Series X rendition launched in December 2020. The next-gen installment also proved to be a critical sensation, reigniting the enticement in the community.

What are your thoughts about Warhammer: Vermintide 2 hitting nearly 90,000 concurrent players after going free to play until November 7th? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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