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
661 of 712 people (93%) found this review helpful
21 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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187 of 211 people (89%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
99.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I can hear the steel pots and pans banging against each other on my backpack.

11/10 would sit in trench banging pots and pans because of PTSD again.
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173 of 199 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 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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90 of 95 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Verdun is a game that (I think) you will either love or hate. You will die. A lot. You will fight over and over for the same stretch of land, again and again. Did I say you will die a lot? You will. A lot.

Being a veteran of the Red Orchestra 2 and Rising Storm games, dying a lot is not necessarily a bad thing to me. If I take a bullet, that means that one of my squadmates didn’t. Maybe one of them was my squad leader. Now I can spawn closer to the enemy trench! I love dying in the mud of no man’s land.

There are two game modes, but you will most likely only play Frontlines. In this mode, you fight over a small section of the Western Front where the goal is to advance and capture sectors, or defend those sectors from being captured. If an attack loses momentum, melts away in machine gun fire as it were, the roles are reversed and the defending team goes on the attack. Sometimes a team keeps on advancing, but mostly the teams go back and forth over the same stretch of bloody mud until the match is over.

The game is at its best with a full server. The maps are fairly small, and the fights are intense. It’s probably not that realistic, but it’s gritty. On of the best (and scariest) moment so far was when I had just fallen back from a failed attack and was back in my trench. I got up on the firing step and aimed my SMLE at a green cloud of bromide gas. Out of the cloud came three gray-clad Landsers in gas masks, rushing my position. I managed to take one down, but the others jumped into the trench and shot me in the back. Damn.

Are you on the fence about this game? I can’t tell you if you will like this game, I can just tell you that I love this game. Have you played Red Orchestra 2 and/or Rising Storm and liked those games? If yes, then you’d probably love this game.
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95 of 103 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
I'm a ww1 Australian reenactor and I love my ww1 history. This game has fufilled everything i could have ever wanted in a ww1 FPS. It feels like im in a genuine battle, you get mowed down by rifle and machinegun fire when sprinting across no-mans land. You get bombed to pieces by artillery and grenades. This is the genuine ww1 experience if you are looking for a game set during The Great War. The only thing i would like to see added to this game would be larger squad sizes. and possibly a larger player cap. Say 64/64 for example with 4 squads of 8 men. So 1 Officer/NCO, 4 Rifleman, 2 Bombers, and 1 Light Machine Gunner. It would just increase the realism and intese fighting that you see in pictures of ww1. Everyone almost shoulder to shoulder running across no-mans land. But apart from wanting to see that (only cause im a ww1 reenactor :P ) I give this game 10/10.
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157 of 192 people (82%) found this review helpful
9 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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107 of 129 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
104.9 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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69 of 74 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
124.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This game is a game where the team is always more important than the individual. Your life is worthless and as soon as you accept that you are going to have so much fun.
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64 of 69 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I bayonet charged into the enemy trench and stabbed him as he desperately tried to shoot me. I suffered beneath an unexpected gas attack, and was blown away by artillery fire.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

10/10
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80 of 94 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people 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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67 of 75 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 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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62 of 69 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Having bought the game way back in early access, its amazing just how far the devs have come, this is a shining example of what early access should be used for.
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78 of 94 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
My eyes are burning, my lungs are on fire and I have PTSD.
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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 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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53 of 65 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I thought the reviews about ptsd were jokes
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45 of 59 people (76%) found this review helpful
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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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 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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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
So I decided to check out the steam store today and found this gem. I grew up playing games like MOH, Goldeneye, and Call of Duty and at this point I tend to get burnt out with shooters. Not this game. I am gonna spend a lot of time in the trenches.
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