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
202 of 232 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I'm crawling down in the mud among the dead men. We all signed for this, some of them added a year to their age to go here, to reach this hell. The bomb struck few meters away from me. Tinnitus in my left air. All I can hear is buzzing noise that drives me nuts. Our attack didn't succeed. Now we're defending this point desperately and I can hear enemy... I can FEEL enemy getting closer.

Too afraid to raise my head, to afraid to take a look. I keep my head low. It might save my life. I've seen it before. Head goes above the sandbag line... Splattered brain showers the muddy trench. I can't move. My NCO told me to stay here. Moving away, progressing or backing up would mean I'm a deserter. And we all knew what happens to those poor souls.

I see a sizzling bomb dropping a few meters away and suddenly, the trench is filled with thick green smoke. Mustard. Senfgas, as Germans call it. I feel like a trapped mouse. Panic takes control over my body. My hands are struggling to protect my face with a gas mask. I... I did it. I've started running away mindlessly from the deafening noise of shots.

I feel the enemy getting clos...

Bayonet strikes my chest and pierces skin, muscles and bones. The pointy, rusty blade exits through my back. I taste blood on my tongue. Thundering noise in my head, I raise it to see the eyes of my killer. He has the same eyes, just like me, hidden behind the gas mask, just like mine. He... he's me, the same frightened boy who will think of his mother the way I'm thinking about mine right now... maybe a bit later. Maybe tomorrow. Who knows... He's just been a bit more lucky than me at this moment. I can sense his misery and fear while he pulls the steel out and pushes me away. As I fall down, I see him going away. Leaving my body to be swallowed by everlasting darkness...

This is Verdun.
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187 of 225 people (83%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
babies play CoD
Xbawks live ♥♥♥♥♥ play Battlefield
Real men play Arma
Real mens Fathers play Red Orchestra 2
Gizzled beard wearing manly men who are so manly they eat raw meat and ♥♥♥♥ vegetables, play Verdun
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103 of 112 people (92%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Pre-Release Review
"I think I've been shooting the same guy for 5 minutes now." "That's a rock."
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132 of 155 people (85%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
105.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
My Gas Shell was called into enemy's trench
Then an enemy player typed this on public chat board:

"WHO THE HELL JUST FARTed IN MY TRENCH?!!"

10/10 would definitely fart over and over again
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88 of 102 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
If you like keeping your head down put of pure fear of it being blown off, and shooting down any and all enemy players you see. This is the game for you. As you fight through these Hell like trenches you develop a respect for the men that actually did this against all odds. To put in short... By this game. I highly Recommend it. 9/10
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85 of 102 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
My eyes are burning, my lungs are on fire and I have PTSD.
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53 of 57 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I never thought I'd live to see the day games revisisted World War I and II.
This game is amazing, a pinnacle of what a WWI game should be.
I can not think of anything negative, I was blown away.

10/10
100/10
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47 of 48 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Outnumbered 3 to 8 the germans advancing unto us with there rifles straight and spirits high. Unfortunately for the Germans the three men in the trenches were Canadian.

(((Scroll all the way down for TL;DR version)))

But in all seriousness this game is one of the best fps shooters I have played. I initially thought that a game about trenches would be fairly boring due to its natures of staying in one spot for most of the time. This game however is non-stop action from start to finish where at first you defend your trench and then proceed with an attack. there is so much thought that goes into trench warfare.

For example:
-Mounting MGs in the right positions,
-placeing gas in the right places,
-when and where to bomb,
-when to cross no mans land,
-How to fight in the trenches,
and the list goes on.

Pros:
-Great Graphics
-The sound in the game is amazing
-instilled pride in me that i didnt even know I had
-Gameplay is well polished

Cons(minor):
-Some servers do tend to lag but it is very uncommon and not that big of a problem
-Learning curve is a little steep but once you get going you'll be golden

I would also recommend playing this game with a bunch of your friends on skype or what have you because I find it to be a way better experience.

I highly recommend this game to anyone 10/10 would play again.

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Game is Amazing expecially with friends. well worth the price offered.
Press 4 to put on your gas mask.
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50 of 58 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I thought the reviews about ptsd were jokes
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55 of 69 people (80%) found this review helpful
33.7 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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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
11.1 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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53 of 69 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
40.4 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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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
28.2 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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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
It's the best World War 1 shooter your going to find. But that doesn't say all that much because it's basically the only WW1 shooter... But it's still a nice game <3
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.8 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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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
31.7 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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I purchased this game about a week ago and was very surprised by what I had stumbled upon. What I was expecting was a call of duty set in the trenches of WW1. What I have been playing (pretty much non-stop since i bought it!) was a highly squad-based, realistic, and addictive historical FPS. It really does capture the essence of the chaos in the trenches as well as the futility you will eventually feel every time you go over the top to charge the enemy trench. Charging at machine guns, rifles, and artillery fire to gain just a few metres of ground is a very different experience than any other game I've ever played. Anyways my pros and cons are:

Pros
-Realistic maps, weapons, and shooting (no twitch fire, quickscoping, etc.)
-Great squad play, if you do not play as a team player, you will die. Again. And. Again.
-Sense of satisfaction from capturing the next trench and line and desperation as you start to lose it in the counter-attack

Cons
-Maps are a bit too big for the team sizes, sometimes it feels as though there aren't enough people attacking or defending. This could be remedied with larger team sizes obviously, or NPC's.
-Very odd squad progression system that sometimes carries on through matches and sometimes doesn;t, this is annoying especially when my mates and I are trying to get to the next level of uniform and upgrades.

Overall this is a very well made game that is definetly worth its price. I hope to see future updates adding more great content!

10/10
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
150.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Verdun is a great squad-based FPS, with a nice balance between realism and playability. It's harsh, gritty and unforgiving, and you will die a lot.

You'll get blown up by artillery, just as you've finally managed to sneak through no-man's land while dodging the MG bullets flying over your head. You will choke on mustard gas, and you will get your head bashed in by a sneaky german NCO who's crept up behind you and is now pistol whipping you with his luger. You will hear the clink-clank of a grenade landing between your feet half a second before you're blown to bits. You will freak out as you miss your first shot with your slow-as-♥♥♥♥ bolt action rifle, while some crazy canadian is charging you with a god damn club. You will slam your mouse down on your desk repeatedly while screaming profanities as you get stuck in barbed wire for the second time in one round, but hopefully you've got a sturdy gaming mouse that is suited for that kind of abuse.

At it's best, Verdun is a really intense and immersive experience. The trench warfare setting is something you'll either love or hate, and makes it a bit different from other shooters that are usually set in more urban environments. It's highly recommended to play this game with friends, as the squad aspect is really important, and cooperation is the key to being successful. You will also gain co-op xp with the people you play with, which gives your squad improved perks and abilities.

This game is great fun if you enjoy historically themed FPS-games and bolt-action rifles. The learning curve is steep, but don't be discouraged. It is recommended that you read the official guides on steam before entering the game, just to understand more of what's happening.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
116.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
You could call me a bit of a history nut and a war buff so it's only natural that I play this game with great determination.
This is truely a real Gem of a game and the Dev's should be proud of what they have accomplished here. The historical accuracy is 2nd to none and only getting better with each and every update... and there have been many.

All seriousness a side though. Have you ever been picking your way across Nomans Land and got taken down by machine gun fire or an artillery strike... well of course you have and what better time than to make a quick trip to the bathroom right. Only to return back and find you have respawned in a shell crater full of water laying face down and died again. Lesson learned! xD

Warning
Only buy this game if you know how to respond to a dog whistle! :P

Love it!

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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This game is one in a million! Only if other big name publisher/developers had the balls these guys had to go out on a limb and try something outside the box!
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