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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Deus Vult
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I Have not played BF1 but I know this is better because it has trenches.
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Bondy
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
back in my day we did not have any fancy-schmancy bolt action rifles we had sticks TWO sticks and a rock for a whole platoon... and we had to share the rock! buck up doughboy your one very luck soldier
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Mr. Fahrenheit
132.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Excellent game, very intense and nerve wracking. The attention to detail on the weapons, uniforms and battlefields is absolutely astounding. I highly recommend this game to anyone with a love of more historical first person shooters.
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Mackaroni
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I like Verdun, but it's very hard becasue you die if you get hit with one shot. If you don't like that this game is probably not for you but you can always refund before you have played it for 3 hours. A good thing about Verdun is that you pay for it and have almost everything unlocked from the beginning and that means that their is no grinding. I would recommend this game to people who like world war 1 games and shoters.
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ben
259.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I love this game, with the heated face to face fighting in the trench. After running through no mans land, and the very unusual in gaming one shot one kill on every body part for most weapons. Besides all that it gives the neglected war ,WW1 a good game. Just wish more people would play it. 6-6
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Holydiver🍌
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Great game!

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Reignbow
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
War is terrible thing. Verdun will show you that. The screams, the bullets whizzing over my head, the mortars exploding nearby, the choking gas, the blood, the gore,the bodies so many bodies...They all give me nightmares. But nothing, absolutely nothing is worse than the damn barbed wire...

Seriously though, this is a fun game. Graphics are good, sound is great, and the gameplay is wonderful. It's definitely a different experience from a game like Call of Duty or Battlefield.

It's more brutal. You see people exploding from mortars, people laying on the ground bleeding to death and crying. You see limbs torn from bodies and blood everywhere. And that damn barbed wire...

It's slower paced. You pop your head out of trenches, scan for enemies, and quickly get back down. You can either get your head blown off right away or live long enough to off a couple enemies and get back into cover. Don't expect to be able to run out into the open for longer than 5 seconds without getting shot. It's a one shot, one kill deal. There is also a respawn timer to simulate reinforcements.

You have squads with specific roles that you have to play as. You can't custom select your weapons much at all, you choose a role and use what they give you.

It's also a nice change from the Americans vs Russians/Chinese/terrorists thing that's been going on. Here we have a few different factions that you can be a part of.


I recommend this game to people who like historical shooters. It's really fun, possibly due to it being more slower paced and adding to the realism. As of the writing of this review I have 25 hours in but I'm looking forward to playing much longer. If you're interested, here's a gameplay video of my first time playing Verdun
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[WOBO]Damien282
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
As a huge fan of history, ww1 and 2 particularly I have a deep love for Verdun the game. It brings you as close as possible to the grit death and fear that soldiers would have encountered on the western front of ww1. The weapons are spot on, the uniforms are exact, and the chaos and confusion are second to none. If you like first person shooters, enjoy team coop, or just love history, go ahead and invest in this game. It is well worth your money, as well as your time. Thank you devs for this awesome adventure in history.

PS- One addition I would recommend would be a single player campaign, or a way to play offline... aside from that it's a very good game!
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Staphylococcus0
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I've been playing verdun for a while now and I like this game.
Basically its red orchestra meets WW1.
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ChillinPhil86
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Making the hop from console to master-race for first time with FPS. Very pleased with the presentation. Could be a bit more ambient with some screaming of the wounded and blood, but hey, can't have everything.

9/10 would trench again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
101 of 114 people (89%) found this review helpful
44 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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61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
♥♥♥♥ your Battlefield 1 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t!
This is real world war 1 trench warfare!
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
52.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I watched the man in front of me bleed to death as I laid in a shell crater too afraid to storm the enemy lines.
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
40 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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 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, 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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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
170.3 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
Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
With only a few hours I can still say this game is worth buying, incredible gameplay, smooth mechanics and great models. If you're like me and saw battlefield 1 as a re-skinned ww2 shooter than this is your game! Verdun is the true ww1 experience, highly recommend it to anyone who's tired of fast paced shooters with no reason to use tactics or teamwork.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
918.9 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
U got mud, u got bullets flying by, u got trenches, u got a shovel, u got fancy french dudes, you got a great realistic ww1 game.
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