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
35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
33.2 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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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
40.1 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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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
NCO called attack order, refused to do so as it was suicide, running across no mans land. got executed. 10/10 would get executed again
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
A very nice game.

Pros:
+ World War I theme. There are very few games set in this time period (at least vs. WWII titles);
+ User-friendly & intuitive interface;
+ Authentic trench warfare: covered in mud, crawling across bleak landscape... only to be killed with a single bullet from only hell knows where. Happy times XD
+ Gas warfare. The only game (in my memory at least) where you can actually gas your opponents;
+ Good selection of weapons and squad roles;
+ Good servers; no lags / connection issues.

Cons... well, only one and, unsurprisingly, it lies with the players' "ingenuity":
- One-man squads. There are 4 4-man squads per side in the match, if 4 people create 4 different squads because all of them want to be snipers / machine gunners, they prevent new fully complemented squads from joining the match.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Spawn into game.

Try to pull out a weapon, only to realize that this shovel is my only weapon, I'll make it work.

Get pumped when I see the homies screaming and going over the top, so I join them.

Take two steps forward, stuck in my tracks because I get entangled in barbed wire.

Can't escape.

Mortar lands directly on me and I fly 30 feet away.

11/10

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
10.2 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Hard to play at first but you get the hang of it
Great game though
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
i will probably die at a young age because of exposure to chemical gas which will most likely have long term effects on my lungs.

i may also kill myself because PTSD wasnt considered a real thing at the time and therefore no real treatment could be given to me.



ok

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Verdun is one of the most realistic FPS games I have ever played, and not like Battlefield.

It is also one of the only First World War games I have ever seen, it gives the feel of a true soldier in WWI. In the Trenches, snipers shooting everyone who stands up, mortars and grenades going off in every direction.

The game has a wide variety of weapons, armies, maps and many more pieces of content and is adding new content all the time.

The Graphics are also wonderful, I have never seen less than 50 FPS, and I've seen FPS all the way up to 120. My setup can be seen on my profile
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Amazingly realistic, you have to think about flanking or where to come at them. Well scary when the guy in front of you gets shot. So fun when you get in there trench and they don't know. So cool when you run over the top with your whole army. Even better when your sqaud's in the trench. Fun with freinds (if they follow orders, I play as corporal, I'm ok but my friends don't listen to me much, but when you get put into a squad with people that are willing to follow you, it is so fun they follow you and all.). Over all there are some glitches sometimes eg a random face appearing on your screen for 0.25 secs and he's like 'Hallo'. But it is a really fun game and is better than CoD in how scary it gets, like when you're lieng down and an MG is shooting at you and you get deaf (in game) and your screen goes black and white
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Great game, but not for the feint of will. You will die a lot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Spawn in. Die.
Spawn in. Die.
Repeat. Repeat again. Repeat again.

Go into trench. Go prone. Get kicked head. Die.
Spawn again. Imediate headshot and die.
Spawn again. Where is the enemy. EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN THIS BEEEEEEEE!!!

Spawn again. This is the stuff nightmares are made of. One shot and KIA.

15/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
-So I bought this game.

-Really liked the idea of a WW1 atmosphere.

-Start to die non stop from gas and mortar attacks.

-Watched people I had spent intense hours talking to in the trenches die by my side.

-Started to fear for my life.

-Deserted.

-Was executed for desertion.

-Was shell shocked every time I had to defend or attack.

-Contracted PTSD when my family noted I tried to kill a German butcher.

-Got permit to smoke medical marijuana.

Verdun you changed my life forever.

10/10 Would smoke weed again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game is a masterpiece! I personally recommend you to get this as fast as possible if you are into history or just like FPS shooters like me (I like both of those)

Positive:
+ Good maps
+ Somewhat friendly community
+ Several classes and skills to obtain
+ Challenges
+ Good graphics
+ Based on realistic history events
+ Several weapons to choose from, from bats to mustard gas...

Negative:

- Not really good animations
- Glitchy & Buggy, very annoying sometimes
- Sometimes makes huge FPS drops from 60 to 5, and no this has nothing to do with my computer, its the game

What I would like to see in future:

(!) I'd like to see even more weapons and maps
(!) I'd like to see maps where there could be small events such as passing tanks but with a rule, you can't interract with them in any way
(!) Russian Empire
(!) Bug fixes
(!) Smoother and better animations

I will give this game a 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
If you want to die right away, this game is for you! It's just like world war one. you poke your head out of a trench and you die. It's so cool. My friends are totes jelly. They are out dating hot people and getting laid. They so wish they could be sloshing through mud puddles just to stand up and get sniped! I've never had so much fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
I had been sitting in these trenches for what had felt like hours, maybe it was minutes, I couldn't tell. My squad and I were tasked with defending a spot on the German Third Line. I was with the French Army, I was only 20, dropped out of the University to join. I was waiting to spot something coming over those hills, anything at all. All you could see was the smoke on the horizon, and the distant sounds of gun and mortar fire. It was close to nightfall, all I had to eat was a stale piece of bread in the past 12 hours. It was almost pitch black when I saw something, I was almost positive it was something. I brought my Enfield up to my eyes to focus on that spot. My squad was spread to thin, I didnt know where they were, I was alone.
It had been 10 minutes since I heard anything. I was starting to think I was too tired, and was hearing things. Then I heard it again, the shuffle of something in the dirt, all my muscles tensed up. It was then when I saw the helmet, barely noticing it at all. The infamous german helmet, black and crowned with a spike. The man who came up looked as equally tired and hungry as me. I touched the cold trigger, it had been days since I last used it. The gun was loud, if I missed I would've died. I pressed the trigger, it hit something, he didnt go down. It hit the cannon behind him.
He looked up, right at my position. I went to pull my bolt back, and fire again. I knew I wouldnt miss again, the gun didnt fire it was jammed. I turned and ran, I had to get out of the trench. I turned the corner and stopped, I listened for any noises, I couldn't hear anything, I crouched and walked over to the ladder and climed out. I laid prone next to an abandoned wagon, it was destroyed probably by mortar fire. I laid there for the longest minutes of my life. My heart was still pounding and I thought it was screaming my position to the world. I saw the helmet again, around the same corner I was at just minutes ago. I waited for him to come around, I had a plan wait for him to pass, then shoot him from behind, he would never know, but instead he waited for hours. It was almost dawn, you could see the smallest glimpses of the sunlight.
I thought he left to report back to a much larger German force. I was ready to climb back in to my post, and write a report for my NCO. When he turned the corner, he just walked through, he was quiet, but seemed very unaware. He passed by, here was my chance to get him. I got up, and laid down, just then I felt a sharp piercing pain in my leg, I almost yelled. It was the barbed wire, it was everywhere in between trenches. He crouched to do something, he gave me time. I sat up to get my leg out, It was hard to get yourself out of barbed wire. I then got my arms stuck in it, I couldnt get my self out, I tried just pulling my limbs, It made my cuts deeper. I was quickly losing blood, I felt my life draining. I sat there staring at the sky, until death consumed me



10/10, would die from barbed wire again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Jumped into a trench and killed 6 guys in a row with a shovel. 1337/10 Would kill guys with shovel again.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I am really proud of supporting this game by buying it on early acces its worth every single penny I spent for.
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13 of 25 people (52%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
After extensive experience with military shooter i feel the need to advert players about Verdun.

As i write this the game has just left early access and is released and i have clocked in more then 18h of playing.

The Pros:

-Guns sound good.
-Feedback of the game is fairly positive, when you hit something you can feel it.
-Uniforms are nicely rendered and the progression system is interesting.
-Focus on squad gameplay is pretty unique in FPS world.
-Maps are fairly interesting and feel authentic.
-Its the real first attempt at a commercial WW1 FPS game.
-Great value for price.
-Great fun when teams are balanced.

The Cons:

-Atmosphere feels flat.
-Spawn killing is an severe issue.
-Hit detection and hit boxes are very very rough, you could literally be point at some guys shoulder or chest dead on and nothing registers.
-Your shots will vanish upon your death, even though you fired off you rifle before dying.
-Lewis gun is unusable due to overly chunky sights, which are a poor representation how peephole type of sights actually work in reality.
-Grenade throwing is very clunky and basic and doesn't allow for any nuanced approach, you are always stuck chucking the grenade at full force.
-Movement is unresponsive and awkward.Going from prone, crouch and standing there are these small delays that will often get you killed. and forget about jumping into cover your character will try to crouch first.
-There is a really strange disconnect in between what you are seeing and what is really happening. In the sense that when you think you have plenty of cover somehow your head is sticking out and you can be shot at? Either this is true or somehow shots can go through solid terrain and neither option is really great.
-The retreat mechanic is very poorly implemented, you get very little time to get out of no man's land, its actually more worthwhile to stay behind and attempt to kill something before the inevitable doom and just turn your back and get shot like 99% of the times. This needs to re-designed for it punishes people that are actively trying to fufill the offensive objectives.
-Gas seems more of a inconvenience then a terrifying weapon. You often find it being more useful as a smoke screen then actually incapacitating soldiers like it actually did.
-Maps have some really noticeable design flaws. That lead to problems of gameplay. Specially on the loser side, the further you are pushed to the back the more unlikely it becomes for you to be able to make a comeback has the reserve and communication trenches are often devoid of cover or depth. Often even resulting in predictable spawn killings.
-barbed wire is counter intuitive and in some cases too effective in channeling players into killing zones.
-Legions of bugs, seriously guys, you shouldn't have launched it as is.

Conclusions:
-I can't reccomend it based on the fact that is so bug ridden and bare bones in many aspects. Although i love what they are trying to do and the vision is very interesting and compelling with a heavy heart i have to say this isn't up to snuff. It needs a hell lot more polish and work before i can really say it is a game worth buying. If things get better over time i might change it to a positive review, but atm it is too rough around the edges.

Note to the devs:

Seriously work harder guys, i really want to give this a positive score and reccomend it, it's up to you.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
It's pretty good.
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