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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 patch balances the game's difficulty

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Fatshark's Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been patched to version 1.0.5, introducing a plethora of changes across all 15 career paths, with most of them focusing on decreasing difficulty. There have been changes to in-game enemies as well.

Fatshark claim that the patch focuses on combat balance, specifically to ensure a close combat focused game. As such, Vermintide 2 patch 1.0.5 introduces stagger and cleave balance adjustments, even though the devs say that it will be much more noticeable on Champion and Legend modes.

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All 15 of Warhammer: Vermintide 2's career paths were tweaked, albeit most of the tweaks are limited to the damage output and damage reduction buffs of in-game characters. Seeing as how they're too many to count, you can sift through them here if you're up for some number crunching.

In order to ensure that Hero Power progression doesn't stop at veteran, Fatshark upped Veteran level Chest rewards to 300 Her Power, as opposed to earlier 200. The company claims that the change "makes it less punishing to stay in Veteran to gain Hero Power."

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As far as changes to in-game enemies go, Vermintide 2's Marauders will be "easier to cut through and hit an additional target", whereas Blightstormers and Lifeleech Sorcerers are now unarmored, with an added headshot hitzone. Also, Blightstormers have had their health cut by 30 per cent.

Vermintide 2's user interface has been touched up as well, ensuring, among other things, that anti cheat panel shows the untrusted state as well as the reason. Fatshark also says that traits and properties can be re-rolled on equipped items.

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Righteous Stand and Empire in Flames levels have been tweaked to prevent double bosses and patrols spawning, as well as to ensure Stormvermin patrols don't get stuck on the latter level. Moreover, roaming elites are not as frequent in Champion and Legend modes.

Fatshark added that Veteran item rarities have also been tweaked. So, users opening General's Champion, Emperor's Champion and chests obtained from Legend will be able to get Veteran items, with much higher drop rates than before.