Warhammer: The End Times: Vermintide is a co-operative first person action shooter and melee combat adventure set in the End Times of the iconic Warhammer Fantasy world.
I joined the project shortly after release and have been involved in development for all DLC released.
During the project I have primarily worked in teams as a combat designer, closely colaborating with animators and programmers when developing new features and updating exisiting ones.
My roles in the project
The Drachenfels DLC was already being developed when I joined the project.
For this I primarily did minor balancing and implementation of weapons.
For Karak Azgaraz I designed and implemented the two new weapons: The Witch Hunters Falchion and the Dwarven Rangers Warpick.
I also got the main responsibility of rebalancing the games one-handed weapons to increase their viability in the largely two-handed meta that had been developing in the community. This was met with very positive reception from the players.
For Stromdorf I created a new two-handed Executioner Sword for Markus Kruber.
I also developed what would become the first new enemy encounter added to Vermintide post release, namely the Krench, Stormvermin Champion bossfight. This started as a hackweek project that got released into the game as a fully fledged feature.
© 2015 Kasper Holmberg