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.
User reviews: Very Positive (11,471 reviews) - 85% of the 11,471 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 28, 2015

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February 12

“Tunnels”

Welcome back to another Verdun Community Development Update. Because we are doing a lot of work behind the scenes at the moment and are actively testing the content update with the community we are going to keep this update brief. We also would like to welcome everyone who joined us during the lunar sale.

Test build
With almost universal appreciation for the test build we like to invite more people to join up and experience the awesome new content. You can sign up for the testing group here. Upon joining the test group, we issue game keys for the installation of the testing build, upon downloading you can then provide feedback within the group itself. The testing is done using a separate game build, so you can still play the current live build when testing is quiet.

Works
So what has been going on behind the scenes? Well for a starters the gore system is finally nearing completion. Next week we will do an extensive preview of what is to come in the content update. Next to that the final touches on the weapons and animations are proceeding nicely. We’ve been getting a lot of good feedback from weapon experts and community feedback on what they like and dislike. While most of the original weapon stats have been upheld the game with updated animations gets way more immersive and feels different (in a good way).


New more lively animations such as the MG15na


Some work was done as well to include new particle FX for the bigger artillery


Firing the Artillery luger, holding with two hands

On the Champagne front
This week saw most of the mapping operations on the champagne front completed. Detailing has been carreed out. One of the refreshing elements of Champagne is the presence of several underground passages. We wanted to reflect the static nature of the fighting and the creation of several strongpoints (blanc-mont, massiges) in the region by adding also underground elements.


"One of the many underground tunnels that are part of the champagne map. This one is an semi-abandoned communication tunnel to the German Rear line."

Screenshots of the Week

“He never saw me crawling towards his post, Argonne, 1917”

That will be all for this week. Be sure to check in next week for more information and media about the upcoming content update. In the meanwhile sign up here.

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February 3

Devil Dogs

Welcome back to another Verdun Community Development Update. This week we have a very exciting announcement and loads of content to show!


Initial test build results
The test build for the upcoming content update has received overwhelmingly positive response from everyone who has participated in the first week of testing. All weapons function well, and the general consensus is that the update is a great step forward for the game. We are still working out the systems for the flamethrower and fire damage, as well as polishing some animations.

If you are reading this and think, “I would like to join as well!”, then look no further. You can sign up for the testing group here. Upon joining the test group, we issue game keys for the installation of the testing build, upon downloading you can then provide feedback within the group itself. The testing is done using a separate game build, so you can still play the current live build when testing is quiet.

So what is in this big new update? Well, over the past months we have teased quite a lot of content, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

More Champagne
After last week’s surprise announcement of the upcoming night map “Champagne” we couldn’t resist showcasing some more of this amazing new game environment. We’d also like to introduce images of the new U.S squads in-game for the first time.


“U.S Doughboys and elements of Marines on a combined operation in the Champagne region. Known as the battle of “Blanc Mont Ridge” in October of 1918. Most obvious is the presence of the iconic M1897 winchester “Trench Gun”. A feared and most deadly weapon in the close proximity of the trenches in Champagne.”


“Outflanking a group of German sentries, Champagne 1918. The new map allows for tense close quarters combat, and thanks to a less-linear design of trench lines it becomes possible to surprise defenders and attackers by attacking from unexpected corners.”

Next week we’ll release more teasers of the map including some of the iconic underground dugouts to explore.

Updated animations, extraction
Some animation improvements have been done, last week we already saw the bullet extraction (though heavily a WIP). This week we show some of the many new reload animations.

Gew. 98 reload animation, now forcefully pressing the bullets into the magazine


Reloading the Belgian FN1900, correctly pulling the slide upon insertion. Also note the Belgian officer sleeve

Screenshots of the Week

“French overrunning a German mortar position in the Argonne, 1918”

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Reviews

“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 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 offers 3 distinct game-modes; Frontlines, Attrition and Rifle Deathmatch. Also many historically accurate features are included 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.

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 who the player belonged to. When a side has no more tickets, players of that side cannot respawn.

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, tactical Attrition 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: 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.
    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: 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.
    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: 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.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
Helpful customer reviews
670 of 804 people (83%) found this review helpful
823 people found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
The only game that gives you points for Retreating.
10/10 Most realistic French Experience -IGN
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127 of 134 people (95%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
I was helping our squad attack the left flank of a trench. I was above the trench as a grenadier, when I turned and saw 5 enemies crouching to attack. I had the surprise on them and quickly took 2 out with my trusty K98 AZ before I readied a grenade to throw at them. They shot me, and my body fell into the trench, with the grenade pin pulled. As they walked over me, I was holding the grenade, and soon enough, it detonated, taking the 3 remaining soldiers with me. This effectively cut off the defence's reinforcements and the left flank was entirely exposed. This marked a turning point in the offensive and soon enough we took it.

This is what Verdun is all about. It's objectives are simple, attack and defend various points on the map with your squad, with the setting being war-torn france and the Western Front. Teamwork is crucial and most of the times you'll realise that just blowing yourself up with 3 more enemy soldiers won't help your team in the long run. You have 2 factions, Central Powers and Entente powers. The central powers are the Germans, and the Entente powers are the French, British and Canadians. Along with a good detail of historical accuracy, such as the beautifully functioning SMLE or the delicate yet sturdy K98 AZ, it also has late-war weapons such as the MP-18 submachine gun.

I was an Open Beta player for Verdun, ~2 years ago. To make it simple, There was only France and Germany, way fewer weapons and no gas warfare. Oh, and you could only have poilus or landsers. And there was no Gas warfare.

Speaking of Gas Warfare, one of the most unique experiences in gaming is just that. You have to carefully trudge around with a mask that impairs your visibility and gas that doesn't let you see anything more than 3 meters from you. It's scary, unique, and, to a messed-up sense, fun.

Verdun is a refreshing oasis in the desert of "modern shooter" games. Personally, It brings me a sense of joy to see a unity game that I found on Kongregate grow to a sophisticated, stand-alone indie title. It, admittedly, has bugs but it's constantly being updated.

All in all, I'd reccomend you get this game, at least on sale. Gott mit uns!
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138 of 157 people (88%) found this review helpful
166 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
get stuck and die in barbed wire
get executed for deserting
something explodes, I die
screaming frenchman hits me with shovel

19/18 would Verdun again
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100 of 111 people (90%) found this review helpful
124 people found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
I got a medal for being the player who spent the most time crouching.

11/10 will cry myself to sleep under machinegun fire in a trench again.
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424 of 579 people (73%) found this review helpful
259 people found this review funny
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
9/10

WW1 First Person Shooters on Steam------1
Historical Accuracy------------------------90%
Update Frequency-------------------------Frequent
Optimization-------------------------------Average;Prioritized
Bugs---------------------------------------Average;Prioritized
Replayability-------------------------------Very High
Maps---------------------------------------Less Than 10
Fun-----------------------------------------9/10 Games
Playerbase---------------------------------Varies;Peak Hours Recommended
Latency-------------------------------------Above Average;High
Developers---------------------------------Likeable
Community---------------------------------Gays, Lesbians And Straights
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