Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic World War One 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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September 21

More updates and a Bug Report Tool...

As like every month we are continuously working on getting the game better and better. This led to several fixes already!

All updates for the PC are mentioned on the Verdun Steam changelog.
Some noteworthy fixes are:

  • Fixed WEX flamethrower
  • Improved switching to next level so it does not kick you when loading
  • No more stabbing/melee through objects
  • Improved the colliders (hitboxes) on the players
  • Added an anti cheat measurements
  • Increased maximum firing range
  • Fixed certain reserved slots never timing out
  • Fixed incorrect abilities when squad level lowers
  • Fixed head gore
  • Changes to loading sequence to prevent verify cache issues

Temporary Bug Report Tool introduced
We take your input seriously and are aware that some of you are still having problems. Our main priority is to fix these issues though we understand that it hasn’t been quick enough. Some bugs are more difficult to catch and solve than other ones. To make sure all issues are heard and to get a clear picture of how many of you are running into which bugs, we would like you to submit your bugs via our Bug Report Tool: A temporary tool that will hopefully help us in our prioritization these upcoming months. The more details given, the better we can find out what is going on.

Please note that the Bug Report Tool (Verdun UserEcho) is not meant to be used for suggestions, news, complaints, etc. For this keep posting in the Steam hub.

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August 30

Verdun now also on PlayStation 4!

Verdun is not only available via Steam.. it just released as well on the PlayStation 4!!

As mentioned before we will keep supporting both platforms and continue working on getting Verdun better and better every day. More news on that will follow soon. For now, let’s please enjoy our new trailer:

Ooh and for those wanting to play the game on the PC and PS4, make sure to participate in our give away event. Simply share your WW1 trench shovel in action via Twitter or Facebook and make a chance on winning a PlayStation 4 key or a WW1 trench shovel replica….

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“Generously stuffed with player-made emergent moments on the battlefield and an incredible sense of place, Verdun is not just a great take on one of history’s more marginalised wars, it also happens to be a resoundingly solid shooter in its own right too.”
9.0 – Gamewatchers - John-Paul Jones

“I became immersed in its careful pacing and focus on squad movement.”
Gamespot - Cameron Woolsey

“Verdun's given me an excellent understanding of what a mess World War I was. Verdun's Frontlines mode really is sort of ingenious—and I think this is definitely one worth checking out, especially if you're already interested in the subject matter.”
PCWorld - Hayden Dingman

About This Game

Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic World War One 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 in 1916. The game offers 4 distinct game-modes: Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch, and Squad Defense. There are also many historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, horrendous gore, 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. In one battle you’ll find yourself rushing the enemy trenches during an offensive action in order to gain ground, while in another you might be defending your recently conquered ground against a fierce enemy counter-attack.
Players can choose to be part of one of the many squad types in the game, each of which have their own distinct tactical roles. 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.

In the Attrition game mode, the Entente and the Central Powers are pitted against each other in a single battle. Each side has a number of tickets which represents the amount of manpower they have. When a player is killed and respawns, a ticket is deducted from the side they belonged to. When a side has no more tickets, players of that side cannot respawn - the last side standing wins!

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.

In the Squad Defense mode, the player along with three squad-mates will have to defend a position as long as they can against endless waves of AI controlled attackers.

Verdun key features include:
Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, gore, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience, horrendous gore 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, tactical Attrition, skill-based Rifle Deathmatch and desperate survival in Squad Defense

The gameplay is as immersive and gritty as it can get with elements such as realistic gore that portrays the true horror of the 1st World War Battlefield. This feature can naturally be disable if preferred. 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 that are called in by NCO’s can pin you down if you’re caught in the open and might 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 can form one of the different squad types available to that side with up to three of your friends. Each squad has a specific tactic that is 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 the 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 historically accurate locations 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 can get. 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 that is 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
If you want a truly authentic WWI game, play this rather than BF1.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Battlefield 1 feels like a light run and gun type of game. Verdun, however, is the true World War I experience. 11/10
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
45.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Very great WWI-era FPS that takes place in France during the most important parts of the war. The game's weapons are at incredible detail, giving you a distinct view of the war of any infantrymen, officer, or gunner you choose. This exceeds Battlefield 1 in not graphics, or realism, but an uncontrollable sense of feel of the game.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
It's like the insurgency mod and day of defeat source had a baby. My only complaint is that they didn't advertise hard enough for me to find it sooner.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
The best moment of the game was when the battle system gone down for some reason... And since then the entire server frenchmen, germans and british became friendly. Nobody could harm each other nor die. There was a huge party in a trench with chlorine and human pyramids. That was a moment when I loved this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Like this game
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
114.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
A realistic experience of The Great War 8.5/10

Historical accuracy of the western front
Reasonable price
Free updates that add new weapons, squads and maps.
Not noob friendly gameplay (You will die many times in the first hours and that's good)
Community of experienced players
Indie Developers that actually care about this game and community
Realistic stalemate gameplay

Game is still a lot buggy
Matchmaking system (need custom or 24/7 servers of one map), server is almost dead after round ends so you will need to switch it and join a game in progress
Bad hitboxes and netcode

The best WW1 experience you can get for a reasonable price. The game is quite broken but still enjoyable (bugs will be fixed in the future updates). Definitely recommended.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game is not perfect and has bugs but this game is the Number One game to get to experence the Fps aspect of the Great War. Battlefield 1 just falls short compared to this game BF1 trys to give you the fast pact shooter aspect that most people are use to but that was not how the majority of the Great War was. Verdun is a more accurate pace showing more of struggles that you and your team goes through to capture just one trench and even if you do catch the trench you and your team are going to have to hold it against the enemy counter attack and even with all of this back and forth that you will go through the game does not always end with one victor but it can end with a draw which I feel gives you more of a True feel than any other WW1 Fps out there. If you are into fast pace quick match shooters Verdun is not for you Verdun is for those that really want to feel the struggles of the Great War and doing all it takes to not die and win the battle. Verdun can be unforgiving but is a ton of fun and worth the price they are asking for it personally I would say this game is a 9/10.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
408.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
The idea of the game is a semi-realistic World War 1 team-play based shooter. Up until recently, I've enjoyed the game a lot. Pretty much all of the core weapons are one-shot, so it's very fast-paced - at least, if you're attacking into their trench, or they're attacking into yours (you can hang back and pick people off or mow down other players with an mg from a safe space, but I don't see any fun in that).

Once you first buy the game, the UI can be a tad confusing, and you'll find yourself probably quite confused while trying to get the loadout you want. Also, due to the small playerbase, you're quite likely to be in a game with someone who's incredibly good, and, of course, this can be annoying. Due to these things, the playerbase doesn't really grow, so I would really recommend taking the time to understand the loadout menus. Also, if you understand the match browsing system you can easily avoid larger groups of level 100s and clan players, I think that'll give you some space to try the game at first, should you buy it.

If you do get past the hard first few hours, it can be great.

But if you play for long enough, the decisions by the dev team, and the updates, will start to annoy you. The game, in it's current state, is ridden with bugs: falling through the floor, your trees looking like they're from minecraft, being invisible, everything else being invisible, being shot when you have ducked behind cover and is that a flying German soldier up there? Hell, right now I can't play the damn thing at all because I'm disconnected after a few minutes of playing!

The devs are really very active, and they update the game every few weeks. Each update bringing one apparent fix... And 10 new problems. Couple updates ago they "Fixed" being shot behind cover (they didn't) and that's when I started being kicked constantly. This most recent one, implemented yesterday, highly reduced accuracy from mid-air, accuracy when strafing, and messed with the animations for jumping. This is where the problem arises if you play the game enough, as the techniques you practice are stripped away and smashed, for no real reason (or by accident).

The fast-paced in-trench combat I loved is apparently broken, and what's left is clunky and slow, but it's okay, I can't tell, because I get kicked before I can really test it.

But honestly, if you want a game to play casually for 12-75 hours, it's a decent choice (hence all the positive reviews with 14 hour playtimes). If you want realism, sure, it is likely the most realistic ww1 shooter out there (especially now you won't have jumpshotting Tommies). Honestly, it's quite unique in it's playstyle - pacing, positioning, teamplay, all work pretty well. Just bear in mind that for very new players, and very old players, it's a pain in the ♥♥♥♥.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
After seeing Battlefield 1's gameplay and horribly inaccurate ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, I've come to greatly appreciate this game and what it's done. As I write this, I am re-installing this game so that I can appreciate WW1 the correct way.

I would recommend this game because it's the only WW1 game worth a ♥♥♥♥ and every minute played is a blow dealt to the fanboys in Battlefield 1.

8/10, only because I think the maps in this game should be twice as large and the trenches just a bit farther apart, but I could be wrong.
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Doctor Rustled
15.1 hrs
Posted: October 26
Bought this because I can't be bothered to download Origin to get BF1. It's not that bad.
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shut down xd
16.4 hrs
Posted: October 26
This is ♥♥♥♥ing insane. Gut-wrenching screams everywhere, mass mutilated corpses with some still moving among the bunch, gargling, half burnt people and people with their chins blown off. This is a true representation of the horrors of the Great War. The combat is slow-paced and realistic, you actually need patience for this game. You die mostly with one shot with a rifle, 2 shots with a pistol though. Frontlines is the hardest game mode of them all, it's like you're on an actual battlefield. You have to mostly crawl and crouch your way through the map, one mistake and you're done for. Squad Defence is fun for when you want to just kill some bots without actually getting killed the instant you pop out of cover. You can stand there and farm some kills, then when you go through the trench there's a bunch of bodies just annihilated lying there and writhing. Amazing game, you should definitely buy, especially if you're into historical and realistic games that give you the sense of "Holy ♥♥♥♥ this guy's leg just got blown off by a grenade, better not go there". Absolutely no other game that can give you the same authenticity of the horrors of World War I.
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A penguin named Pingu
11.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
as of right now...i dont recommend this game.It is full of bugs.I have this bug which prevents me from entering a server every single time!Disconnected; DisconnectByServerTimeOut Disconnected; DisconnectByServerTimeOut Disconnected; DisconnectByServerTimeOut Disconnected; DisconnectByServerTimeOut OVER AND OVER AND OVER!If the aim of the the game is to make me have PTSD you are close developers.So may see my game time as +10 hrs but trust me,95% of those is me trying to connect to a server.Due to the problem stated above and me not able to play properly,i believe i dont have the right to comment on the gameplay.Developers,fix this.forums yield no fixes for my problem.I beg of ya.

10/10 PTSD Disconnected; DisconnectByServerTimeOut simulator.
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mr snuffleberry
9.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
optimization needs to be worked on
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Peperich der Dank
15.5 hrs
Posted: October 25
"Huh, this or BF1?"

An important question.

Not only is this game cheaper, but it's much more worth your money... seriously.

This game is REALISTIC to WW1, but is still:

1. Fun

2. Playable

3. Balanced

It's not a constant death simualtor. Sure, you'll die more than in other shooters, but it has very good quality play. Not all your riflemen have scopes, there are no tanks, the whole game isn't 1918, people aren't using AT rifles on regular infantry. This game is dirty and gritty and unforgiving, but all in a good way. You can have fun bayonetting fellows in the trenches or going over the top and shooting helmets that pop up over the sandbags.

Bottom line, this game is fantastically enjoyable, and is the best WW1 game of nearly any genre, capturing the war quite well. Trench warfare is included, and well balanced.
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61.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
amazing! go buy it. If your reading this your wasting time on playing this game.
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[85th] Bob_Cratchit
138.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
Great game, has come a long way. Balanced, fair, realistic, historically accurate, fun. Has a very authentic WWI feel to it, without sacraficing too much historical accuracy and fun.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
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7.5 hrs
Posted: October 25


Verdun is an engaging and at times visually stunning game - given certain circumstances it beautifully portrays war (in perticular, the first world war). It can be frustrating, infuriating and mesmorising all at the same time. It really is one of the 'I'm a big boy' military shooter's. It does come with it's flaws however which I will be going through below, first off however the positives.


- Visually stunning at times given you have the computer to handle it (more on that later)

- The weaponry used in the game is specific (to an extent) to the time era, you aren't going to be able to use WW1 'Smg's', use fancy optics or be able to paint your gun in lovely patterns. Your gun will feel basic but overwelmingly powerful if used properly.

- Depending on how you like to play fps games, the maps are very well sized and can really immersify you into the battle, if you have the right amount of players in the game.

- The realism aspect drives the game forward and adds to the immersion and atmosphere.

- There's a straight forward weapon progression setup in place where you're rewarded with different weaponry based on your performance on the battlefield rather than the rank you hold.


- The game seems to have technical issues from low end to high end, which can be a pain at times as you really do have to tailor your settings around on some rigs regardless of their power, you do get the occasional frame drop however it isn't enough to damage gameplay, at least on my end.

- The wave defense mode is a little too easy, it's an easy way to gain XP provided you have a good squad with you, I have been in games where we have picked off the whole wave 50-60 yards off.

- Some weapons (In perticular the RSC) weren't used all that much in the war, it's quite OP and be an ♥♥♥ to come up against. Sticking on the grounds of realism, the rifle wasn't readily available to all soldiers thus it was quite the sh*t storm on the field, which ironically reflects on the game.


- The squad element of the game includes 4 options for you to choose from, if all 3 slots are taken you're left with the final slot (usually this is the officer slot, for the prime reason you start with a pistol and bino's). Prefer long range shooting? Tough, you've got the pistol stop complaining.

- The game has recently seen a decrease in the amount of players in the server, this reflects in games. Verdun doesn't have the large scale element added to it, battlefields can be quite scarce and plain unless the game has 30+ players in it and even then it can seem rather bland.

- The spawn system (despite being realsitic) can be frustrating, especially in high player matches. Your time in each play if someone wants to be a sh*t on the opposition can be as little as 30 seconds. Esepcially if said sh*it is sitting in a trench picking you off one by one with his MG.

- There's not many game modes to choose from, additonal game modes would be a nice touch.

- As said above, there's technical issues. I'm placing this in the negative tab too as it can affect other players despite me not getting much issues with it.


Graphics: 8/10
Sound: 7/10
Gameplay: 8/10
Replay factor: 9/10
Multiplayer overall: 7/10
Game support and update frequency: 9/10

OVERALL: 8.5/10
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
I was not impressed by this game. Here is a list of issues I had with this game.
1.A lack of tutorial.
2.It boasts a large number of weapons. But you must unlock them by leveling up and you are at a major disadvantage to older players.
3.It boasts very large maps. But you can oly traverse them a little at a time to avoid being exucuted for dissertion so no flanking just charge head on every time.
4.automaticly picking your team when you join a match.
5.general clunkyness.

This may be a good game for some but it was simply not for me.

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