The Outcast Engineer is arrives on Xbox today, opening up a new prestige career for Bardin Goreksson. They sent guns, now he just needs lawyers and money.
The Outcast Engineer has arrived for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 on Xbox. Though folks who have played the game on PC have enjoyed the new class for a little while, the latest update brings the crankgun-wielding, quick-reloading, Skaven-blasting prestige career to players on console.
The Outcast Engineer is a new career for Bardin Goreksson. It contains the new playable career complete with new abilities, new weapon types, a new talent tree, a whole new Engineer skin, a new helmet, new challenges, and new voice lines.
At the heart of this class is the Crank Gun. This weapon slowly spins up in speed, as you might expect, but it functions along the same basic lines as the other ranged weapons. You can reload it via crank, which helps build up how long you can use it–there’s an upper limit to this, past a certain point, you gain the hit hand debuff, but it’s unlimited ammo that you can recharge passively by swapping to your other weapons.
The crankgun fires rapidly but it’s wildly inaccurate past a certain range, so you’ll want to keep pressing forward. While you wait for it top recharge, though, you’ll have to fall back on your coghammer and pistol.
The hammer is a pretty standard melee weapon that makes diagonal swipes and a heavy, executioner style slam attack. The pistol can fire a single shot after a delay, or you can put on your best McCree voice and fan the hammer for rapid, but inaccurate fire up close.
All this is just an update away. So hop on Xbox Live, grab the new career and hurry, those skavens won’t blow themselves up. Well. Okay, they will. They definitely will.