• The "Chaos Wastes" update will introduce a roguelite game mode to the game
  • The DLC will feature 15 new maps and a randomized game experience
  • The free expansion will arrive on April 20

The “Chaos Wastes” expansion pack for “Warhammer: Vermintide 2” is close to being released, and Fatshark has shared more details about what players can expect once the free update goes live.

It’s been some time since the previous “Chaos Wastes” teaser was released. Fatshark has promised to introduce the stirring lands of Chaos in the latest update arriving on April 20 in the form of new maps, but now they have also revealed more information that will give players more reasons to come back to “Vermintide 2.”

First off, the expansion will add a total of 15 new maps. This is the most the game has ever received in a free update so far, with the previous free “Curse Of Drachenfels” DLC only having three new maps. However, the length of each new map in the “ Chaos Wastes ” expansion is yet to be disclosed.

Players can vote on which map to visit next after completing one area, with the ultimate goal of reaching the Citadel of Eternity located deep inside the wasteland.

Perhaps the most intriguing part of the new expansion is the new roguelite mode that comes in tandem with the new maps. Every expedition into the wasteland is designed to be a different one from the last, with different types of modification affecting each run.

Players will be able to pick from a myriad of Boons and Miracles, new mechanics that will be introduced in the expansion. Miracles offer a team-wide buff while Boons give hero-specific buffs that benefit only one player. Activating these buffs will cost Pilgrim Coins, a type of currency unique to this new game mode.

One of the new areas included in the Chaos Wastes DLC for Vermintide 2
One of the new areas included in the Chaos Wastes DLC for Vermintide 2 Fatshark

Maps will be littered with other points of interests like buff-granting Shrines, Waystone Altars that hold powerful weapons and chests guarded by powerful enemies.

The “Chaos Wastes” expansion is gearing up to be more than just a content drop. If Fatshark pulls off this new gameplay loop, then “Vermintide 2” will be able to provide “Warhammer” fans with hundreds of hours of additional game time. This should be enough time to give players something to sink their teeth into as Fatshark continues the development of “Darktide,” a similar coop shooter set in the grimdark future of the “Warhammer 40k” universe.