The new fortress, now known as Vetera II, was later occupied by VI Victrix in the first quarter of the second century. Unfortunately, it will never be excavated, because the Rhine has changed its course and now passes the site of Vetera II. However, sometimes, ancient objects are found in the river. The presence of a large cemetery and a sanctuary of Hludana have been ascertained.From the second quarter of the second century to 275, when the Franks occupied Germania Inferior, the second Castra Vetera was used by XXX Ulpia Victrix. (When the Romans restored order, the legion was transferred to the former civil settlement of Colonia Ulpia Traiana.)
The name of Vetera lives on in the modern place name Birten, a small village south of Xanten.