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 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 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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Breaker Morant
( 45.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
IT took a while to grow on me. but hell when it does!
It is not a nice relaxing blast away like Contagion, the nearest youll get is Squad Defence, which gets progressivly harder.

Love the varieties of troop types and weapons. However No ANZACs?!?!? Would have had the Legion on rather than the Chasseurs. Also the German Seetruppen (their marines)- gave a good account on the coast against the Belgies and Brit-imperial

ONLY BIG CRITICISM
Squad Progression - ther is a nice tree there of better reload times/ uniforms/artillery improvements (all very nice). BUT you need to be with the same co-op team to progress this tree, great if your not a shift worker then!
NEXT SAMLLER CRITICISM
If you quit before the end of the game/tournament - You Lose all your progress - So it is difficult to say to wifey - ITs ok Im having a quick game of verdun, when 40 mins on your still holding out somehow.
IF ITS YOUR FIRST TIME
Do squad defence - the main trench fight is just too much and why i initially gave up on it.
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Kim Jong King of Bong
( 43.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
TL;DR 10/10 would gas more huns, then beat them to death with a makeshft wooden club as I am spamming nades in no particular direction all the while saying "I'm so sorry."


Srsly buy the game you idiots.
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Dominatus
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Without ever having played battlefield 1 I can assure you Verdun is a propper ww1 game, staring you in a trench being shelled and sniped. The game does suffer from a bit of lag causing the enemies to ghost around, but as someone who braved hereoes and generals for Verdun it's not game breaking.
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Benwah
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Battlefield 1 with more trenches, bolt actions, and non-DLC French.
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davebryant9902
( 45.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A well made, historically accurate epic simulation of WW1.
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kingeddie98
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Great historically accurate game. Gameplay is good, but there are still that are being ironed out. For an early release around a war less often talked about, Verdun is a great game with a lot of potential.
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Woofel
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Eh, when I played it the first time it was pretty meh. You'd crawl for like twenty minutes only to get your face blown off by a high power rifle. Now, you join just in time to watch an aerial banzai take out the guy next to you with mustard gas clouding your vision while you try to beat some guy to death with a rifle stock because you haven't earned a bayonet yet. Huge improvement.
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xxrawrzzzxx_
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A very well put together game overall.
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Spiffmeister
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Brilliant game! I love games which combine historical accuracy, attention for detail, realism ànd fun gaming experiences, and Verdun certainly achieved that.
It's hardcore, but not so much so that you'd forget it's a game. It's challenging yet very fullfilling!

Recommended!
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Riptide
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Amazing game, very realistic and one of a kind. I heard someone in a battle who said "Battlefield 1 is like the beer for the multitudes, but Verdun is the fine wine for the people with taste" and yes, Battlefield is going to take the thunder of Verdun, but this game is one of a kind. The only thing I dislike is the lack of a sight on the Canadian's sawn-off lee-enfield because I actually cant see what is in front of me. Also, the Wex needs a buff, it takes so long to turn the handle that you can't get anyone that tries to kill you. Yes there is the sidearm but the C96 is very realistic in that you have to fire all 10 rounds before you can reload, and the revolver has a tooth grindingly long reload and fire rate. A luger would be nice, or simply make the Wex have a faster valve opening speed. One more thing is that I wish the Trench Magazine could be on more classes than Bote. If you are thinking about getting this game you should, it has quickly became one of my favorites, being a history buff and veteran on Red Orchestra 2. Hope to see you in the trenches! (Devs, keep up the good work!)
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91 of 96 people (95%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row...

Verdun is thankfully just a game, a game that recreates the brutal horrors of trench warfare.

There's no silly balancing, a machine gun will cut you down like a blade of grass, a bayonet will disembowel you and artillary will tear you limb from limb.

Play this game and spare some feels for those who gave so much,
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60 of 68 people (88%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A list of things about Verdun to explain why it is awesome.

Screaming
Gore
Trench Foot
Trench Guns
Trench Mortars
Trench Warfare
Trench Clubs
Flamenwerfers (Flamethrowers)
Broken OP Submachineguns and Pistols
GETTING KILLED BY YOUR OWN WIRE
Chemical Strikes (Gasmask not included)
FREE UPDATES AND DLC!!!
Wonderful Devs
Belgians
Bullet Magnets
Spawn Camping
Europeans
The Best game of "You first!"
Potato Mashers
Machineguns and Machinegewehr
Moustaches
Glasses
That perfect grenade toss~
Split second reflexes
*Laughing*
Longshots
Bullet Drop
Noice graphics
Rifles that have laser guided bullets
OPTICAL ZOOMING VISION WHILE HOLDING TAB
Getting insults for killing everyone with Flamenwerfer
Going from one hole to another hole with bad guys
German Spike Helmets
Two voice actors in the entirety of the Central Powers
AND TONS OF CAMPING IN HARD TO ATTACK PLACES!!!!!!

[Based on a true story]
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45 of 46 people (98%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I am going to write what happened to me the first time I ever played.
- Spawn in
- Realize there is no lag... YAY
- Turn on gore to ultra
- Get shot and hear my soilder screaming and crying "MOMMY"
- I respawn
- This time Iay prone, to minimize being hit
- Another German soilder runs plast me
- He gets shot in the leg, tearing it off
- Blood everywear
-German soilder SCREAMING in pain
- I turn off gore
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,092.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
This game is literally the reason I still have faith in 1) the indie gaming community 2) the historical community 3) the world at large. Thank you Verdun devs, thank you four-player based squad gameplay, and thank you Verdun community - never change! 2000+ hours since Steam Greenlight, and it's only getting better: love the free content, the gore update, the meticulously beautiful maps, the personal touch of the three core developers, the surreal weirdness, and most of all the constant attention to "realism" (whatever THAT is) that has been a priority since the beginning. It's gritty, and that's how war is too, as I understand from a distance. Keep it that way. As a PhD student in history, I could not support this game more. Thanks for making it Linux friendly - and bugs be damned. This game comes 100% recommended.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
-get blown by a granade, leg flies away
-ask my team to get my leg
-they told me "finders keepers"
still looking for it 10/10

Now serously this game is great for a change if you're tired of the usual fast shooters.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I sprinted over the top of a tench.
Had no ammo.
Landed on top of two people.
Beat them to death with binoculars.

10/10
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Ok so my review of verdun is, its still early access. It doesent say it is, but it is.

Frequent stuttering, and FPS drops, as well as many graphical glitches, soilders holding invisible guns, flickering scopes. When i asked someone who was a fan of the game, they replied "Every game has these issues." Or "It's just a server issue."

The gameplay could be fun, if they made the bolt action rifles inacurate at close range. they tryed with a Rising Storm styled Hold Shift to steady. But using it is pointless now. Melee weapons are pointless, In a ww1 game... Of course i think its because you dont get anything special for melee kills, for instance like Battlefield's DogTags. And they have classes in the Trench Raiders that are pretty much pointless. Because they use those melee weapons.

The biggest issue i have is that they are moving to consoles. They arent fixing this version of the game. And apparantly its out of early access somehow.

There are two things i like in this game and that is the music, each squad gets its own musical number at the beginning of each round. And i like that this is the compettetion for battlefield one which is looking more for Fun then historical accuracy. Remember this was my opinion, nothing but my opinion, and i dont care if you use your opinion.

EDIT: I removed the comments made by devolpers that i had used, because this was before the studio change. So rest easy.

Also i see that sherafluff labled me as a "hatr" Of course the reason why im "hatr-ing" on the game is because i want it to be a good game. I'd rather more constructive criticism such as the "information" comment that i had gotten before.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This game is one of the most fun, hardcore, realistic first person shooters I have ever played. I really hope the developers make another historic war game in the future. Vietnam maybe? I highly recommend this game to anybody looking for a realistic first person shooter, a world war 1 shooter, nice graphics, nice controls, and an overall fun time. Hope to see you in the trenches! :)
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
A real shame. The gameplay is excellent when it works and the atmosphere is brilliant. However the game is terribly optimised and I suffered frequent crashes, my longest stint of uninterrupted gameplay coming in at 23 minutes. After contacting the support team multiple times without answer I gave up and had steam refund me. Terribly disappointed.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
The main problem is that it still feels like an early access title, laggy connections, frequent bugs in both gameplay and menu UI and this is partenered with gameplay issues such as map boundaries limiting tactical options and constant spawn killing.
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