Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense.
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Release Date: Apr 28, 2015

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May 8

Tournament day!

Tonight the two final matches in our first Verdun tournament will be played.

AU FINAL
AU had only two active teams in the end, they battled today and scored a draw capture wise (0-0 and 2-2). This means that based on score, Fromelles Heroes won, congratulations!

EU FINAL
Kaiser Kompanie EU Team VS Giant Potatoes
Starts in: 2 hours and 15 min (London: 2015-05-08 20:00:00)
Map: _2Argonne, max 16 players

US FINAL
Kaiser Kompanie NA VS {Pirates}
Starts in: 9 hours and 15 min (New York: 2015-05-08 22:00:00)
Map: _2Argonne, max 16 players

The final teams have confirmed they will be streaming the tournament, check out while a match is playing to see the action.

More info: http://www.verdungame.com/tournament/

To aid the tournament we launched a minor update today:

V215
8 May 2015

  • Added subtle mainmenu cam shake
  • Music volume now applies to all music
  • Fixed tab buttins in account screen
  • Vote request popup title localized
  • Tent collision added
  • Tournament matches: Entente is always attacker for now.
  • Sniper scope sens bug fixed
  • Private match/tournament restart improved

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April 28

Just released from Early Access!

We’re proud to announce that WW1 game Verdun has officially launched today! After more than a year in Early Access on Steam, the official copy of Verdun is now available on PC, Mac and Linux.

Check out the new Game Trailer: http://youtu.be/kWp-7XH3080

We are excited to announce that the game is released with a new bonus map called Aisne; an area in Northern France which has seen some of the biggest battles of the early years of World War 1.

Years of dedicated hard work has finally paid off. During that time, Verdun was also being featured on Steam Early Access since 2013 where many big community driven improvements were made to the game. We had not expected the great extend of support received from the community during this time.

Over the course of the year, many good suggestions were made and put into the game. Whilst not every good suggestion made it in, we intend to add a few more in the near future.

Verdun will get free thematic expansions over the course of time, such as the addition of Belgian and American troops for the Allies, and for the Central Powers some special German troops. Check out the roadmap here:



To celebrate the release, several contests will be held including the first Verdun tournament hosted on Steam. http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/0/611704730329624708/

Be sure to try Verdun and take the fight to the trenches of your enemies!

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About This Game

Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense.
The game takes place on the western front between 1914 and 1918, in one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. The developers were inspired by the infamous Battle of Verdun France in 1916. The game includes many historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium.

The Frontlines game mode is unique in its tactical complexity. The realistic trenches are challenging to fight in and require tactical cunning to capture and defend. The Entente and Central Powers strive to gain control of frontline sectors. One battle you’re rushing the enemy trenches during an offensive battle in order to gain ground. In another battle you might be defending your recently conquered ground against an enemy counter-attack.

Players can choose to be part of one of the many squad-types in the game, each of whom have their own distinct tactical role. By working together with your friends, you can earn experience that improves the power and versatility of your squad. As you gain more experience fighting and get promoted in rank, you also earn Career Points which you can use to unlock specializations, weapons and equipment.
The Rifle Deathmatch is a free-for-all game mode, where all players are pitted against each other in a thrilling contest of skill using only bolt-action rifles.

Verdun key features include:
Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience and artillery barrages
Tactical squad-based FPS: Unique squad leveling system, distinct squad types and roles, voice chat
True trench warfare: Real-time dynamic frontline with momentum-based attack and counter-attack gameplay
Authentic World War 1 setting: Typical WW1 music and style, historical battlefields set on the Western Front
Challenging game modes: Team-based Frontline and skill-based Rifle Deathmatch



The gameplay is as realistic and gritty as it gets. The authentic weapons need to be handled with skill, as they each feel differently and there are no floating crosshairs to aid your aim. Also, the realistic bullet physics require you to lead your shots when firing on a moving target at long range. In the event of a gas attack, you need to put on your gas mask, which impairs your view and gives you a very claustrophobic experience. And if getting shot or gassed isn’t enough sudden artillery barrages, called in by NCO’s, can pin you down if caught in the open and obliterate your entire squad. This unforgiving war isn’t for the faint hearted!



Team play is what lies at the heart of Verdun. When you start a game, your first choice is to fight for either the Entente or the Central Powers. You and up to three other players, can form one of the different squad types available to that side. Each squad has a specific tactic based on the historical units of that time. Depending on your squad’s type, players can choose a specific role within the squad, complete with historically accurate attire, weapons and special abilities. The more Co-op experience you and your squad mates earn together, the more powerful your squad will become and better abilities will be unlocked. This progression is also shown visually as you and your squad get more advanced uniforms. You will also earn Career Points, which can be spent to unlock specializations, weapons and equipment.



The true WW1 battlefield experience has been captured in a real-time dynamic frontline, set in an historically accurate section of the Western Front. These frontline maps are comprised out of multiple sectors that can be captured by either side. Staying true to the typical attrition warfare of that time, both sides attack and counter-attack each other in turn, compelling you to defend each captured sector of trenches!



The development team has done extensive field research at Verdun and has been advised by knowledgeable historians to make sure Verdun is as historically accurate as it gets. Uniforms have been recreated to the tiniest details, the weapons are modeled to exact references and the maps use realistic World War 1 props and terrain layouts. Also, everything in the game has been tailored to recreate the grim atmosphere so typical of WW1; Gloomy clouded skies, an immersive interface combined with realistic sounds, accurate native voices that evoke the feeling of actually being there in the trenches, mud covered - trenches whilst peering over your rifle to spot the enemy.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
September ?, 1915

"I have recently been stuck in an unknown bunker in an unknown trench with an unknown man. I have survived with the cartridges I found on my dead squad's bodies. The bunker has been encaved from mortar and artillery fire where I have survived several days by having my shambles of spirit and concrete keeping me company. The haunting laughs of Germans have become my dreams and nightmares, while hoping to survive. I would fight my way out and hopefully die as a hero...but sadly my leg is broken and my blood-dried clothes have given me false hope leading to me laying here for hours with the constant drips of blood and rain falling on my face. I dream about the warm fire and beds back home in my village near London, but what starts as a dream, ends up as a rude awakening with the moist mud surrounding me. Why was I here again? The constant pounding of fresh Earth and vibrations made me realize...Germans...Loos...a battle? Yes...a battle...Hill 70..i think? Why is this important...we failed and men are dead..why not me? Doesn't matter now, I have decided to use the broken rifles of my comrades to splint my leg, I have courage to kill any Germans I see...a couple of grenades? No problem. I see the yellow-green gas in the distance..coming to take me and be my guardian angel...10 shots in my clip...one bayonet...and enough courage to kill an army...Let's go Tommies, over the trenches again."

~Unknown Tommy, Unknown Regiment, Known Courage--Battle of Loos
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
I ran over the top and got shot, I hid behind a rock and got shot, 10/10 would get shot again
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
NCO called attack order, refused to do so as it was suicide, running across no mans land. got executed. 10/10 would get executed again
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Spawn into game.

Try to pull out a weapon, only to realize that this shovel is my only weapon, I'll make it work.

Get pumped when I see the homies screaming and going over the top, so I join them.

Take two steps forward, stuck in my tracks because I get entangled in barbed wire.

Can't escape.

Mortar lands directly on me and I fly 30 feet away.

11/10

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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
A very nice game.

Pros:
+ World War I theme. There are very few games set in this time period (at least vs. WWII titles);
+ User-friendly & intuitive interface;
+ Authentic trench warfare: covered in mud, crawling across bleak landscape... only to be killed with a single bullet from only hell knows where. Happy times XD
+ Gas warfare. The only game (in my memory at least) where you can actually gas your opponents;
+ Good selection of weapons and squad roles;
+ Good servers; no lags / connection issues.

Cons... well, only one and, unsurprisingly, it lies with the players' "ingenuity":
- One-man squads. There are 4 4-man squads per side in the match, if 4 people create 4 different squads because all of them want to be snipers / machine gunners, they prevent new fully complemented squads from joining the match.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
gut gem much honhon
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I really Like this game here is a few tips

1 crouch in trenches
2 Dont CAMP
3 Dont rage quit when you play your first game and get killed for ever
4 You will Get better keep playing
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Amazingly realistic, you have to think about flanking or where to come at them. Well scary when the guy in front of you gets shot. So fun when you get in there trench and they don't know. So cool when you run over the top with your whole army. Even better when your sqaud's in the trench. Fun with freinds (if they follow orders, I play as corporal, I'm ok but my friends don't listen to me much, but when you get put into a squad with people that are willing to follow you, it is so fun they follow you and all.). Over all there are some glitches sometimes eg a random face appearing on your screen for 0.25 secs and he's like 'Hallo'. But it is a really fun game and is better than CoD in how scary it gets, like when you're lieng down and an MG is shooting at you and you get deaf (in game) and your screen goes black and white
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
i will probably die at a young age because of exposure to chemical gas which will most likely have long term effects on my lungs.

i may also kill myself because PTSD wasnt considered a real thing at the time and therefore no real treatment could be given to me.



ok

10/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
76.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Good Stuff =D
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
After extensive experience with military shooter i feel the need to advert players about Verdun.

As i write this the game has just left early access and is released and i have clocked in more then 18h of playing.

The Pros:

-Guns sound good.
-Feedback of the game is fairly positive, when you hit something you can feel it.
-Uniforms are nicely rendered and the progression system is interesting.
-Focus on squad gameplay is pretty unique in FPS world.
-Maps are fairly interesting and feel authentic.
-Its the real first attempt at a commercial WW1 FPS game.
-Great value for price.
-Great fun when teams are balanced.

The Cons:

-Atmosphere feels flat.
-Spawn killing is an severe issue.
-Hit detection and hit boxes are very very rough, you could literally be point at some guys shoulder or chest dead on and nothing registers.
-Your shots will vanish upon your death, even though you fired off you rifle before dying.
-Lewis gun is unusable due to overly chunky sights, which are a poor representation how peephole type of sights actually work in reality.
-Grenade throwing is very clunky and basic and doesn't allow for any nuanced approach, you are always stuck chucking the grenade at full force.
-Movement is unresponsive and awkward.Going from prone, crouch and standing there are these small delays that will often get you killed. and forget about jumping into cover your character will try to crouch first.
-There is a really strange disconnect in between what you are seeing and what is really happening. In the sense that when you think you have plenty of cover somehow your head is sticking out and you can be shot at? Either this is true or somehow shots can go through solid terrain and neither option is really great.
-The retreat mechanic is very poorly implemented, you get very little time to get out of no man's land, its actually more worthwhile to stay behind and attempt to kill something before the inevitable doom and just turn your back and get shot like 99% of the times. This needs to re-designed for it punishes people that are actively trying to fufill the offensive objectives.
-Gas seems more of a inconvenience then a terrifying weapon. You often find it being more useful as a smoke screen then actually incapacitating soldiers like it actually did.
-Maps have some really noticeable design flaws. That lead to problems of gameplay. Specially on the loser side, the further you are pushed to the back the more unlikely it becomes for you to be able to make a comeback has the reserve and communication trenches are often devoid of cover or depth. Often even resulting in predictable spawn killings.
-barbed wire is counter intuitive and in some cases too effective in channeling players into killing zones.
-Legions of bugs, seriously guys, you shouldn't have launched it as is.

Conclusions:
-I can't reccomend it based on the fact that is so bug ridden and bare bones in many aspects. Although i love what they are trying to do and the vision is very interesting and compelling with a heavy heart i have to say this isn't up to snuff. It needs a hell lot more polish and work before i can really say it is a game worth buying. If things get better over time i might change it to a positive review, but atm it is too rough around the edges.

Note to the devs:

Seriously work harder guys, i really want to give this a positive score and reccomend it, it's up to you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
If you want to die right away, this game is for you! It's just like world war one. you poke your head out of a trench and you die. It's so cool. My friends are totes jelly. They are out dating hot people and getting laid. They so wish they could be sloshing through mud puddles just to stand up and get sniped! I've never had so much fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Hard to play at first but you get the hang of it
Great game though
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Spawn in. Die.
Spawn in. Die.
Repeat. Repeat again. Repeat again.

Go into trench. Go prone. Get kicked head. Die.
Spawn again. Imediate headshot and die.
Spawn again. Where is the enemy. EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN THIS BEEEEEEEE!!!

Spawn again. This is the stuff nightmares are made of. One shot and KIA.

15/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Verdun is one of the most realistic FPS games I have ever played, and not like Battlefield.

It is also one of the only First World War games I have ever seen, it gives the feel of a true soldier in WWI. In the Trenches, snipers shooting everyone who stands up, mortars and grenades going off in every direction.

The game has a wide variety of weapons, armies, maps and many more pieces of content and is adding new content all the time.

The Graphics are also wonderful, I have never seen less than 50 FPS, and I've seen FPS all the way up to 120. My setup can be seen on my profile
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I am really proud of supporting this game by buying it on early acces its worth every single penny I spent for.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
It's pretty good.
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594 of 640 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
If we look at Verdun in the standards of modern gaming, it fails miserably.

Compared to triple A games and large developers, Verdun and it's developers fails in almost every aspect of game making.

No first day DLC save final updates.
No microtransactions.
No "pay to win" mentality.
No unrealistic twitch shooting.
No dodgy business practices.
No massive failures on day one.
No insane advantage for high level gamers.
No false advertising.

By today's standards, verdun would fail on the table of EA, Bethesda, CA, SEGA, Nintendo, and just about every single gaming company that is larger than, say, CD Projekt Red.

These failures, however, make this game the best FPS on the market as of now.

These indie developers have crafted the most satisfying experience I have had in a first person shooter in a long damned time.

The game is perfectly digestable, the upgrades system is easy to get, the weapons are balanced and look and handle fantastically...

The list of amazing acheivements this game has accomplished could go on for pages of writing.

Verdun created it's own version of FPS gameplay, taking us to an era most companies find dull and drab. The trench warfare turn based attack gameplay is insane, as you see first hand the horrors of the First World War, which, by the way, is now 100 years past.

I bought this game in eraly access and was satisfied with it. Now I can't get enough of it!

I have been fed up with large companies coming out with garbage and selling DLC every five minutes. Verdun's updates and new squards are being released free of charge over the next while, so this game will become even better and more varied than it is now.

Verdun is one of a special kind of game, one that requires teamwork to dominate the map. While battlefield has become zany and unrealistic, Verdun forces you to play as a team, and unlike in battlefield, if you fail to do so, you will die again, and again, and again.

I cannot recommend this game more to anyone. The learning curb is massive, but you have so many classes to play as that are open to even the newest players.

Honestly there is something satisfying about having to use bolt action rifles in a trench that is captivating in and of itself. It is insanly addicitive and the squad based gameplay is incredible.

Verdun is by far the best FPS I have ever played as I have put in so many hours of my life into it (roughly 10 hours alone in hte last few weeks).

I cannot recommend this game any more.

SO GO BUY IT.

And as for some advice, keep your head down.
This isn't Call of Duty.
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633 of 690 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Fantastic game that really captures the WW1 Essence.The only thing that i think the game is missing is the "ANZACS" You need to add a Gallipoli map and Re-capture that horrific battle between the Anzacs and the Ottomons if you guys could create such a thing your Australian and New Zealand Community would be very thankful. Adding these Factions and maps would really thrive and push this game further then it already is. Anyway please take this theory in and if there are any Aussies or Kiwi's reading this please back me up on this idea we all know you want this just as much as i do :)
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496 of 536 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
- Do I get shot at? Check
- Do I die the moment I pop my head above the trench? Check
- Do I get bombed out and shelled? Check
- Do I scream out in fustration at the stupidity of the situations I land myself in? Check
- Do I go on suicidal charges across a few meters of land out of desperation? Check

- Do I ..... Get to return the favor? ♥♥♥♥ YES

You will die in this game, a lot. But you'll have fun. Lots of it.
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