Verdun is a squad-based multiplayer FPS in a realistic WW1 setting. The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield for tactical squad play in the realistic Frontlines game mode, and raw gameplay in the rifle-deathmatch.
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Release Date: Sep 19, 2013

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Why Early Access?

“M2H and BlackMill Games took the opportunity to work with you on polishing the game Verdun. By entering Steam Early Access in September 2013 we managed to get the attention needed to vastly improve the gameplay and user experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Verdun will leave Early Access April 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are set to take Verdun to the next level in terms of visuals, but also mature its gameplay to become a more tactical game in which our unique squad co-op gameplay flourishes. In addition there will be more maps and more squad types available at launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Verdun is very stable in its current form with all of the gameplay fully operational. We're focussing on polishing the entire experience some more and squash the last bugs. Mainly the immersion will be massively improved in the months to come.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Game will remain at the same price point.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Since the alpha in April of 2013 we have continuously involved the community. It has helped shaping the tactical frontline gameplay that mimics the trench warfare. We have taken many community features and implemented them into the game.”
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March 24

v202 Performance update

We've just launched v202 with quite a few performance improvements. Give it a try and please let us know if performance has indeed increased for you.

Changelog:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/0/613936039432728350/

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March 19

Update March 19 - V200

Another great update just went live. Not only are we exterminating bugs and polishing up the game (incl. more GUI updates), we are also adding new features to give you a more immersive and balanced game and offer more gameplay opportunities. Some noteworthy ones are;

Spawn points
When spawning on a squadmate you will copy his/her stance. Some predefined spawnpoints now start crouched or prone.

Autobalance
An overpowered team will receive a chat mesasge and penalty. Which includes a 10% score reduction for every player too many and a +1 second spawntime for every player too many starting at 3 players difference.

Private match improvements
We added more customization options for the private matches such as a timeleft command and friendly fire setting.

You can have a look at the entire list on our Changelog

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About This Game

Verdun is a squad-based multiplayer FPS set in First World War (WW1) . The game is inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916.

The game includes historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, historical maps based on sectors of the Western Front and authentic uniforms and equipment. The game immerses you into one of the bloodiest conflicts fought in Europe.

The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield for tactical squad play in the gritty Frontlines game mode, and raw pure gameplay in the rifle Deathmatch.

The Frontlines game mode is unique in its tactical complexity, where you are levelling different types of squads, each with your own tactics and roles. The realistic trenches are an extra challenge in the fight, where teamwork and tactical cunning are essential for success. Drive your enemies from their trenches and dominate the Western Front!


Verdun key features include:
Unique World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry, characters levelling and realistic historical battlefields set in France and Belgium
Tactical squad-based FPS: Squad assembling and levelling
True trench warfare: Real-time dynamic frontline; momentum-based attack and counter-attack gameplay
WW1 atmosphere: Typical WW1 music, art, units, grim battlefields and an immersive user interface
Challenging game modes: Dynamic Frontline and rifle Deathmatch
Chemical weaponry: Tactical gas deployment and immersive gas mask experience



The team has done extensive research in the field at Verdun and has been advised by knowledgeable historians to make sure Verdun is historically accurate. Uniforms have been recreated to the tiniest details, weapons modeled to exact references and maps created from real-life elements.


Teamplay is what lies at the heart of Verdun. You fight for either the Entente or the Central Powers. Within each side up to 4 players can form 1 of the different squad types available to that side. These squads each have a specific tactic, and are based on real historical units of that time. Depending on your squad’s type, players can choose a specific role within the squad, complete with the historical attire, weapons and abilities. The more experience (XP) you and your squad mates earn together, the more powerful your squad will become..


The true experience of the battlefields of WW1 have been captured in a real-time high level dynamic frontline. This frontline map is compromised out of multiple sectors that can be captured by either side. Staying true to the seemingly hopeless situation of that time, both sides attack and counter-attack each other in turn, so you will be forced to defend each captured sector of trenches!


Everything in the game has been tailored to really reinforce that grim atmosphere so typical of WW1. Gloomy clouded skies, an immersive interface combined with realistic sounds and accurate French, English or German voices evoke the feeling of actually being there, mud covered in the 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
97.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Early Access Review
Good Game, reminds me of playing the early WWII FPS games such as Call of Duty and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Infantry warfare with out all the stupid gimmicks of todays shooters. Takes Teamwork to win but fun regardless of the outcome.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Early Access Review
Imagine having to crawl through mud, your future uncertain, holding your breath while tracking an advancing enemy running frantically between hills, trenches, and explosions a hundred meters away and with a single bullet, like the reaper, you claim them. That is Verdun and it is as realistic as it'll ever get. Verdun is an absolute must for any FPS or WW1 enthusiast. It immerses you into the era from the beginning with the music and atmosphere. The graphics are breathtaking despite my PC's shortcomings. Verdun has a great unlock system that is easy to pick up and utilize with classes and a plethora of WW1 weaponry. The controls are intuitive if you've ever played an FPS and the gameplay is a thrill. I'm looking forward to see what the developers at BlackMill Games and M2H have in store for this game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Early Access Review
I love playing Verdun. It's frenetic, in your face, brutal, compelling, sounds amazing and genuinely makes me feel like my ♥♥♥ is on the line.. I'm a long time Battlefield 1942 / Vietnam player with the occasional Modern Warfare mod from years ago.. years of early Counter Strike AWP'ing around.. I played Battlefield 4 multiplayer very briefly and went back to Battlefield P4F - Call of Duty Advanced Warfare got all of 45 minutes before I said 'what is this cr*p' and went back to finding something interesting which is where I came across Chivalry Medieval Warfare and thoroughly enjoyed the 'oh.. he's going to hurt me' gritty close range fighting but always felt it a bit cliched, with Verdun it's got the intensity of Chivalry without the moment to look each other over.. if you stare into someones eyes in Verdun one of you is going to die and that happens a lot.

The maps? Glorious.. some are wide and expansive rolling fields of carnage, some are watery graves of face crawling, all with layer upon layer of attack and riposte.

My only frustration is people seem to not acknowledge the game for what it is - a rolling to and fro of attack and defence - this means as the attack phase timer ticks down, 5 or 10 team mates will be laying prone, meters from the enemy trench seemingly frozen in space and time.. if the timer ticks out and you haven't got the trench, you loose your attack wave (and eventually the game).. the historical trauma of WWI was the obscene body count due to hurling massive numbers against each other .. as this is a WWI game, sitting on your ♥♥♥ meters from the objective does nothing except frustrate your team mates and amuse your enemy. Get with the program - Take the trenches (and die trying).

It might be a worthwhile feature to have a 'ground covered / advanced' counter so everyone could see who was covering the most forward ground and potentially, that NCO's could execute those who refuse to attack. You want to hide in a trench and not go forward when the whistle blows? Bullet for you buddy.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Early Access Review
Verdun is a huge breath of fresh air in the shortage of worthwhile WW1 games. Verdun provides great map design, historically acurate and realistic weapons and mechanics (e.g. chemical warfare, trench warfare, and artillery) and intense long and short distance skirmishes. Great buy.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
77.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Early Access Review
This game is truly unique. I fell in love with this game ever since I first purchased it for around 1.74$ on a steam sale. The game has gotten better over the months, and devs actually care about the community and history of the game.
The only bad thing about the game is since the shift to unity 5 engine, many people including myself have been experiencing a lot more crashing.
9/10 when the game works
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
The best fps ww1 game out there beacuse this is the only fps ww game out there.

NOW BUY IT YOU SRCUBS ITS AMAZIN!!!!11
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
Verdun attaches great Importance to the History of WW1. Not only you can read interesting Information in the menu about the Weapons in WW1 and the Soldiers that fought in it, the Developers made sure that the Maps are similar to the real combat areas at that time. You can expect very intense Trenchfights, this Game is no Action Shooter like most of the other FPS-Games out there and you will have a damn hard time at first, even if you already have FPS experience. Teamplay is essential to win here and you should learn to play your Squadrole the right way. Every Squadmember has its own Task to lead the team to victory and you need to help out each other to make the best of each role. Basically the 4 roles are NCO, Sniper, Machinegunner and Grenadier. There is a difference, depending on which Nation and Team you play on. For each Nation and Soldier you can pick 1 of 3 unique Arsenals, which have to be unlocked with career points that you earn in the game. Leveling up is another Part of the Game that makes it highly addictive. There are Many Perks for each Soldier and a total Level of 100 to achieve. Also you can earn lots of different Medals after a Battle, that get saved on your Account. Some of them are already and others will be needed to get Steam Achievements.


After about 20 Hours played so far i can say that Verdun is running pretty good for a Beta, Bugs do exist, but none of them was really worth talking about it. I guess it makes most fun with 4 friends who are using Skype or TS but most Players of the Community are nice guys, so you can always join a Game on your own too.

Pros:
- Realistic and intense Squadbased WW1 FPS Shooter.
- Developers who really put effort into this Game. (if you are lucky you are able to play against or with them)
- No Crashes, only minimal Bugs even now in Beta.
- Addictive Level Up System, this game will entertain you a long time.
- Not one single Cheater/Hacker detected until now.
- Frontline Mode is the most tactical Gamemode i've seen in a Shootergame.
- Harcore Mode, If you get hit, most times one Bullet is enough to die or to kill.

Cons:
- Soldiers have only a few different looks.
- Dying Animations look strange sometimes.
-After the latest Patch, the Gunsounds sound strange, more like Paintball or Airsoftweapons. (Many players already criticised that, will hopefully get fixed with the next Patch)
- It is hard to get out of the barbwire, once you got stuck there. I don't know if it's meant to be that way,but to me it is annoying. You either bleed out there within a few seconds if you move, you get shot as a stillstanding target, or you manage to slowly get out of the wire.
- It would be nice if the Animations of your Teammates were better. For Example, on my Screen the Soldier beside me is aiming to the right side but shot an enemy on the left side. It would be easier to make out enemies if you could see where your Teammates are shooting at. What i mean is, the Weapons of your mates should point at the target they are actually shooting at.
- Not that many Players so far, Servers are pretty empty until evening. (EU Servers)

I guess most of my Con's will be fixed with the upcoming patches, that Barbwire thing is probably meant to be that way.

If you are a Friend of FPS shooters, or you wanna get a taste of how it must have felt to fight in those Trenches you should buy that Game. I bought it for ~20 Euros and it is worth every Cent of it.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Early Access Review
Honestly, I love this game. It's great, it's new, it's everything it claims to be... That is, unless it claims to run smoothly.

I can't complain about anything BUT the frames skipping for what feels like every two f***ing seconds (Everything else is great, and I do have a good computer that runs most new games at 60+ fps).

At it's current state, I don't recommend it if you are one of the many that could have this problem for who knows what reason. Buy it if you want, I have to beg you to tell the devs that they NEED to fix this problem in the near future.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
It is nice. friendly community, semifrequent updates, fun gameplay. 9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
Lets see what we have here. We have a simply immersive game STILL in early access. It is truly an amazing game. Its fun to see your squad mates die right next to and thanking god you werent that person. Verdun makes you use teamwork to actually win. It simply does not take one player to capture a enemy trench, it takes teamwork to capture . if you think your a one man army go charge into No Mand's Land and become a meatshield for your teammates that actually want to try to win. Verdun has amazing immersive graphics, weaponary,maps and squads. The makers of this game took the time to research World War 1 squads and places of battles in verdun to make this game. That research has paid off greatly, the maps are simply realistic, the same with the weaponary. I havent touched the topic of gas yet. Gas can be useful in certain ways. Bromide gas is pretty useless to be honest, its a good smoke screen at the most. Now Phosphene, Chlorine and Mustard Gas are extremely useful. A simply exposure of one of these gases will be devastating. Once you inhale without your gas mask its GG NO RE, you will die within 5 seconds from exposure without a mask. The gameplay is legit you.You can consider yourself blessed to make it to the nearest cover alive while charging over the top while machineguns gun down you and your teammates. Overall rating of this game 8.9/10 ITS WORTH THE MONEY
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
At first the game is a little hard to get used to and learning when and where to rush can be difficult at first but after only an hour or so you should start to understand. The guns are extremely deadly with a 1 hit kill policey and a 2 hit kill for small arms fire. If you have played games like Rising Storm or Red Orchestra 2 then you should feel right at home with this shooter. Within my first several hours I found my self leading a squad into battle across no mans land. As we reached the other side of the muddy field I called in a gas attack as we put on our masks. We quickly rushed the trench with our bayonets stabing those who had managed to get their masks on in time. We then defended the trench for the next several minutes while the rest of our team arived to support us.
10/10 great game for early access!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
314.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Early Access Review
This game is really cool. It is one of very few games that truly captures the horrors of trench warfare. Also a huge added plus is this super legit clan named Kind Hearted Domination. You should check them out. They are super cool. 7499231/1 would kill the Eagle again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Early Access Review
Game, is good, alltough it gets boring after a while, there is little to no bullet drop, so u get killed real easy. You die from one shot to the leg.

What the game needs to add is roleplay, Or a gamemode like trench survival, where u get to maintain a trench, and ranks would be in order and launch attaks when the team is ready.

If u are in to War games, or like ww1 then i recomend it, it has alot of connection issues that needs to be fixed otherwise i would not recomend it to avrage gamers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
Great game, alot of smoke spam though
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
this game is amazing i can kill squads like there is no tomorrow, i jsut wish servers were bigger and there was more chaos in it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
This game is fun and historically acurate. The only problem I have is the bugs. But hopefully these problems will be fixed one the game is finished.
I would recommed this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
This is an amazing game for ww1 enthusiasts like me and for normal people alike because of its never before seen fast paced trench gameplay and also so many factions to choose from (each with their individual special functions i should add).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Early Access Review
awesome
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
Want to be depressed out of your mind in a WW1 trenchlike settings? PLAY THIS ♥♥♥♥ING GAME!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
This is absolutly one of my favorite games, I have loved every second of it and I highly recommend it for people who love FPS games. If you're thinking of buying this game, DO IT! Its worth every cent!!!
Some things I hopee to have in the furutre would be-

WW1 tanks to actually drive
more weapon variety( MG's, Rifles, Pistols, hell even swords)
A SCREW UP THAT BRINGS THE ANIMATION GLITCHES BACK!
more scope options
FLAMETHROWERS
spotting mechanics
and have a farther render distance

overall the game is a great! Well built, very smooth, and there is a lot of potential for this game Rate: 10/10
GET IN ON THE ACTION ASAP!!!!!!
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