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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June 13

Verdun is coming to console!

Rumors are about to be confirmed…………....the first WW1 FPS game is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 30 2016!

https://youtu.be/t_2Jy-2Zvew

We received a lot of requests for a console version for Verdun, therefore we started looking into this opportunity. Today we are proud to share the news with you, the first WW1 FPS is coming to console this summer!



And don’t worry, we have seen your questions as well on what is to come new for the PC version. We are looking into some opportunities here as well though can’t confirm anything yet. Hopefully more news will arrive the trenches soon…

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June 1

NEW: Spectator mode!!

We just released a spectator mode in-game. A feature that has been developed together with the community and that will be handy for the Official Community tournament.



With this mode you can follow players in first person view within a match. This by simply hitting the button ‘Spectate this match’.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695414475

You can also switch to a free camera view, as spectator this will give you a perfect vantage point to see the rush of battle.









and the aftermath...



Make sure to try it out and sign up for the Official Community tournament!

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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 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

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
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stuka444
66.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
I think it's fair to say the game now is much better than it was a year ago, stability wise. If you want a semi-realistic WW1 game this is a much better choice than Battlefield 1.

Bolt actions are the common weapon you'll see here. While there aren't vehicles or horses, the core gameplay works fine.

I am not saying that Battlefield 1 will be a bad game just that it isn't really a WW1 game (In my mind).

Anyways, this game is one shot one kill however, the hud can be kind of annoying compared to RO2 but that's my biggest gripe.

Also, jamming isn't a thing and is my biggest reasoning for it being semi-realistic with leaning towards realistic.

Definitly good for sale, should probably cost 20$ at most though because I am cheap ;)
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[501st] Lightning4231
157.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Verdun Is currently my favourite game and I'd highly recommend It to anyone who Is a fan of historically accurate games and FPS games. The constant gun fire, the hellish screams of artillery and Mortars and the shouts and screams of the different soldiers really compliment each other well to make a truely awesome atmosphere! Get It now before the Devs realise they should charge an extra twenty quid!

-A Really Happy Customer
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Nerkush
27.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Played the game in open beta on my crappy laptop ...Waited for release on steam
play lots of hours in the first week .Player base died

Frankie on pc and other large battlefield youtubers play game

Player base bigger then before
Great game
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✪ Sander
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Played a couple of games, started out as a rifleman with some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 8mm Bolt action, fought my way up the ranks to become a squad leader with a fast-action rifle. Me likey.

Definitely worth buying with the -66% sale right now!


As with a lot of Worldwar based games, you tend to get f****d a lot by things as artillery, snipers etc. but in Verdun this does not seem to be the case. Artillery is limited and chemical weapons are easily countered by pressing 4 and putting on your gasmask, which only limits your view slightly.
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SirGunman
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
It doesn't really take hold of the WWI simulation everyone believes from looking up advertisement for this game.

There are probably like five squads on each team which looks less on advertisement and it's a real dull game. The combat, although set in trenches as it should, isn't really thrilling. It's more of a... "who can crouch jump no-scope the quickest" sort of setting. I've had more thrilling and fun experienced on Battlefield... and BATTLEFRONT.
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✪ Tsach✪
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
cool game
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RUSE
165.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
The game is great fun and it is worth the full price but if you don't won't to pay for the full price just wait till it is on sale, like now. A lot of people saying that there is no one playing online but that is false, there are tons of people playing. (In Australia) but i don't know about any other countries. I think they are just going on the game at wrong times like during the day in Australia there is no one but at night there are tons of players.

THE GAME:
PROS
Great fun
Good graphics
Great fun with friends

CONS
would be more fun if peole stayed in your squad near your NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer)
because the game is a squad based team game like Battlefield is

Overall
The game is fun (especially with friends) so i would give it 9/10


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TheProphet
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
39fps with a gtx1080 i7 6700k, gg, cant max out only reason its a good review is because its a good game, needs more optimisation
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☠mankey☠
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
No players and game crashes, need bots
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Fruit Gushers
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
Your walking in the trench out for a nice stroll. You hear footsteps, and you know your not making them. You look next to you and you can barely make out a person, you immediatly know what this means. You immediatly start running. You think you've outrun him, so you stop to take a break. You start to crouch and stay low. But its no use, before you know it you've been shot. Your life flashes before, your first day of school and how you didn't want to leave because you were scared. Your first crush, and how badly you screwed it up because you were too nervous. Your first job, you were a fry cook and you made the best food... until you burned the place down. Then you got drafted in this stupid war, it's been hell since then. Then you feel yourself fading away. You hear the soldier who just shot you and this is what he says,
"Finally! I killed the one person on this server!"
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Too little people online, this game was MADE for a single player campaign. I'm not the only one who thinks this right?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
201 of 247 people (81%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
More Bolt Action and Trenches than BF1 69/10
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143 of 179 people (80%) found this review helpful
118 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
♥♥♥♥ your Battlefield 1 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t!
This is real world war 1 trench warfare!


Is that a person?

No that's a tree....

Is that a guy's head?

No it's a rock....

Oh look a tree stump.............*BAM*

No that was a player.
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
“Trench fighting is the bloodiest, wildest, most brutal of all ... Of all the war's exciting moments none is so powerful as the meeting of two storm troop leaders between narrow trench walls. There's no mercy there, no going back, the blood speaks from a shrill cry of recognition that tears itself from one's breast like a nightmare.”

― Ernst Jünger, Storm of Steel

This is a damn well made indie game. While not as polished or smooth as other AAA FPS titles, this is definitely the best WW1 FPS out there, and will continue to be even after Battlefield 1's release. The squad system is well fleshed out, and doesn't leave out many major combatants(from the western front anyway), with great variety of different classes and tactics to choose from. The classes range from machine gunners, to officers that can call in artillery/gas attacks and add "buffs" to nearby team mates, to melee/ close range focused assault classes, to sniper units. The different equipment and class types make it feel like you need to "roleplay" your role, as that's what your equipment is for. Leveling up these classes through play adds a neat progression system that gives your character more weapons, more abilities, etc. In addition to class leveling, there is a very unique squad leveling system that makes it feel like you are part of an epic war, as they are persistent across matches. Teamwork is essential, and you really get the sense that your squad is its own self sufficient unit in a much larger conflict.

The variety of squad types is awesome too, ranging from U.S. Doughboys to elite Alpenjägers, to the scrappy Belgians, to the rough and tough French Poilus. As your squad levels up, your player models become better armed and tougher looking, just like a squad would in real life. The ability to name squads whatever you want, from "Donald Trump's Royal Guard" to "The Really Bad Marksmen" or something adds a lot of personality and a feeling of pride as you fight with other players on your team. It's so cool to see so many factions represented in an accurate, respectful manner, I can't believe France is out of BF1 while the Americans are in, makes no god damn sense to me.

Didn't play this much in Early Access, but now it's a fun, engaging, harrowing team based experience that anyone who has a passing interest in WW1 should try out!
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
169.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Probably one of the most grueling, unforgiving, rewarding FPS of all time.
And I love it.
Some of the most amazing and productive Devs.
And I love it.
Huge Content updates and Bug fixes often.
And I love it.
Buy it, it's certainly money well spent
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46 of 70 people (66%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Recommended
203.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
- Champagne is a horrible map.
- You're going to think everyone is hacking.
- If you're good enough, everyones going to think you're hacking.
- You're going to spawn in gas.
- You're going to spawn in front of an MG.
- You're going to spawn in front of a sniper.
- You're going to spawn in the middle of an arty barrage.
- Champagne is a horrible map.
- Everyone is h4xsor
- You didn't have to fight in WW1

That feeling you get when you finally have an enemy in your sights, and then get you shot before you can even pull the trigger.
10/10

*****EDIT****S**
- HARAMBE
-Barb Wire is OP
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
924.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
First things first: what do you need for Verdun?
1. A big computer screen so you can spot every pixel
2. A decent enough PC, although it has problems with running GTX 980`s (sometimes), the game itself is very CPU based
3. A lot of dedication and immunity to frustration

Once you played enough and leveled up, the game becomes really funny and interesting, but you have to stay on it for a while and not get frustrated by some of the veterans running around and getting 70+ kills. It is that sort of game that can waste your entire day not even realising one day began.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I am a big ol' nerd for historical accuracy in media, whether it is Video Games, Movies, or Television. So it's not a very big surprise that I like Verdun so much. With the realistic trench warfare and period-setting weaponry, this game provides a special era of atmosphere. I am a big fan of this game but it is a grueling mess to get into. Adapting from Modern Shooters with their run-and-gun mechanics to Verdun in it's Sit in a Trench and Pray they don't gas you harder than a bathroom at Taco Bell. This game is great for those who want variety in their FPS's.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
This game gave me shellshock
1918/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Verdun is a massive multiplayer first person shooter in set in the world war one. loading into a match, you get placed into a squad and fill a specific role. The summary of this game is trench warfare because you're forced to stay in the trenches You live in the trenches and that is why I love this game. Don't trhow yourself in a open battlefield only to be a "rambo" because you will get instantly killed, this is a tactical game not cod. one thing sometimes you need to use a gas mask yeah the gas mask obsucured your vision, but it's better than choking death.

i recommend this game for lovers of World War I. vote 8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I was ready to refund this game after the 2 hour trial period. I am very glad I didn’t, it took some time getting used to it and liking it. This shooter is not like many others out there, it is very original, which is of course a good thing. The first good thing about this game is it’s setting of WWI, a period that not a lot of games explore. The gameplay is dark, brutal and unforgiving. With extra gore enabled you can see body parts missing and screams of agony in the background. Trench warfare is what makes this game unique - where troops advance or retreat trench by trench and where camping and careful advancement is a must. One shot kills (or a few with a pistol) also adds to the intensity and different approach from your regular shooter. The squad progression system is also very unique where you need to stick with the same people if you want to level up your squad (lvl 100 max). The higher the squad level the better abilities the whole squad enjoys. The roles within the squad can be unlocked with skill points you get as you level up.

Verdun is far from perfect though. The main problem is the player base. On a daily the game has 600 - 1000 players. Voice chat users are pretty rare - even though it is an extremely squad based game people don’t communicate. The game is very unpolished - there are many glitches that made me die numerous times and hit registry is not the greatest. The squad leveling system even though original has its flaws - because of the small player base and not knowing anybody that plays, it is hard to level up the squad.

The game is very solid but the standard price of $28 CAD is ridiculous. That is the main reason why it has such a small community. I think this game should compete with Insurgency at $10 CAD and go on frequent sales of $5. For that price I would pick it up.
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