After sort of revealing Warhammer: Vermintide 2 back in August, Fatshark has gone and made it all official with an announcement, gameplay trailer, and the official PC system requirements for Warhammer Vermintide 2. I wasn't overly enamoured with the original in my review, but it seems enough people liked it to justify a sequel.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz or AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • RAM: 6GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 5870 1024MB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 45GB Available Hard Drive Space

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 45GB Available Hard Drive Space

By comparison to the original Vermintide, these system requirements for Vermintide II are a minor step up, although nothing drastic. CPU optimisation actually looks as if it's been improved during the intervening years. While the minimum spec rises so slightly, the recommend processors for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 drop from a Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-9590 down to a Core i7-3770 or FX-8350.

The only other major change is the installation size has increased drastically, rising from 20GB all the way up to a hefty 45GB. Pretty huge for a game from an indie studio. These specs are actually only just a shade lower than what we'd expect from an average AAA title, which demonstrates the kind of production values Fatshark is going for with Warhammer Vermintide II.

As for the game itself, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 introduces to Chaos to the mix, along with the returning Skaven horde. The Chaos faction promises to add a different dimension to Vermintide 2's, joining the Skaven army in a dark pact to form an overwhelming force.

Once again, Vermintide 2 is a first-person co-operative hack and slash game, this time with 15 different classes to choose from, deeper talent trees, anew maps set in and around Helmgart on the border of the Bretonnian empire, and the new Heroic Deeds System. Heroic Deeds essentially sound like modifiers, creating epic challenges through altering enemy composition, level settings, weapon restrictions and switching up mission objectives. 

“Vermintide 2 is the evolution of the genre. If you liked the first game, you’ll love the second.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark, and continues “We have listened to the community, analyzed hours and hours of online playthroughs, and combined this with our passion for co-op games to bring you the very best experience possible.”

Warhammer: Vermintide II is due to launch in early 2018 for PC.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.