Community Announcements - legolas
Great news! On the 8th of March we will be releasing Verdun on Xbox One!!



It would be great if you could help us launch this game with a bang on Xbox One by sharing your WW1 Verdun war whoop via http://verdun.nouncy.com/VerdunX1

More dev news will follow soon.
Community Announcements - M2H_Matt
About two weeks ago, we opened a discussion thread with links to a few spreadsheets that we had been working on with the Verdun community. These were balancing sheets for squad loadouts, weapon stats, and abilities. We were looking for more feedback from all of you, and we got it!

We now have released these loadout changes which shall improve the balance between the Entente and the Central Powers for similar squad types (e.g. Alpenjager and Chasseurs Alpins) and to make all loadout options viable.

We would now like to look into the other aspects such as individual weapons and squad abilities. Therefore we invite everyone to provide feedback on the current document.

You can find all the information on how to provide your feedback in this thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/0/133256689835004772/
Community Announcements - Blazy013
After going through a lot of open testing, we just released a nice selection of adjustments and fixes.

You can find a full list of changes on our Changelog. But some notable changes in this update are:
  • Fixed an issue with damage reduction over distance. Pistols can no longer one hit kill over long distances, and damage curves have been adjusted based on this fix.
    NOTE: Suggestions on the damage balance can be given via this Google Doc
  • The torso area of character hitboxes has been increased, so that stomach/belly hits will be less common.
  • Various ragdoll improvements.
  • Animation improvements and fixes.
  • Better map cycle which will stop cycles like Map A -> Map B -> Map A again.
  • And much more!


Go check it out for yourself, have a great weekend!




Community Announcements - Blazy013
We have seen some great initiatives these past months in the community and we wanted to make sure they become more visible for others.
We’ll make sure that tournaments for example are shown more prominently in the ‘Competition and Event’ sub-forum: http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/7/
Also, we will be highlighting a few of these initiatives such as now…

Players are welcomed in the following tournaments:
For those interested, please make sure to check their Steam hub thread!

Cheers,
The Verdun team

Community Announcements - M2H_Matt
At the end of this month, we’re visiting Verdun together with the crew from WW1 YouTube Channel; The Great War.



We would like to invite you all on the 31th for some drinks, snacks and a Q&A session.
The gathering will be hosted at the 'Romagne 14-18 museum', a venue that has been a great inspiration and references for the game.

For more information, make sure to check the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1338299159571146/

To sign up, just simply register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-great-war-verdun-game-fan-meeting-tickets-30489970322?aff=efbevent

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Scottish soldiers have arrived in World War 1 FPS Verdun [official site] and I’ve got nothing fancy to say about that, okay. As RPS’s junior Scottish correspondent, I feel pressure in matters concerning the country I’ve grown to love and I don’t want to blow it. I can swim in lochs, watch Still Game, and sing along to Sunshine on Leith but it won’t stop people being visibly horrified by how I mispronounce e.g. Milngavie. So look, Scottish soldiers are now on the virtual battlefield and I think they look jolly smart, thank you very much. … [visit site to read more]

PC Gamer

World War One FPS Verdun may have ceased firing over the holidays while reenacting the Christmas Truce, but it's now back to business in the bunkers. To mark the new year, M2H and Blackmill Games are adding The Highlander Squad to the battlefield—kilts and all. 

Performing an "aggressive scouting" role in Verdun, the Scots comes equipped with Pattern 1914 Enfield—a five-round 'dog-leg' bolt handle rifle, which combines elements of the infamous German Mauser and renowned Lee-Enfield, best suited to marksmen. 

"The Scots were no stranger to war, and when the call to arms came in 1914, a relatively large number of Scottish young men eagerly joined the ranks of the British in Belgium," reads an update post. "Wearing their traditional kilts, they performed many aggressive scouting maneuvers, often finding themselves in the thick of savage battles such as Loos and Arras. They suffered a staggering number of casualties as a result, but were nevertheless undeterred and soon earned the nickname the 'ladies from hell'."

I'm from Glasgow myself and while not overly fussed with kilt wearing, I know better than to take the piss out of a proud Scotsman/woman for wearing one. 

Should you wish to don the traditional tartan attire in the virtual battlegrounds of Verdun, the Highlander Squad update is out now free-of-charge via Steam. You'll of course need the base game to play, which costs £18.99/$24.99.

Community Announcements - Blazy013
Did you spot them in the truce, or maybe in one of our hints…? Today the ‘ladies of hell’ have arrived… The Highlanders joined the trench warfare!

https://youtu.be/cSJYBXHb4Y4
The Scottish were no stranger to war, and when the call to arms came in 1914, a relatively large number of Scottish young men eagerly joined the ranks of the British in Belgium. Wearing their traditional kilts, they performed many aggressive scouting maneuvers, often finding themselves in the thick of savage battles such as Loos and Arras. They suffered a staggering number of casualties as a result, but were nevertheless undeterred and soon earned the nicknamed the “ladies from hell”.



The Scottish squad will perform the role of aggressive scouting in Verdun. They are armed with the distinctive Pattern 1914 Enfield, a five-round “dog-leg” bolt handle rifle ideal for marksmen. This rifle was used in the later years of the war as a designated sniper rifle. The rifle combines the elements of the famous German Mauser, the five-round internal box magazine, with some Lee-Enfield features. Compared to the standard Lee-Enfield, the Pattern 1914 was more accurate and durable, though heavier as well.



​​​​​​​The Scottish squad has been added to the game Verdun for free on Steam today and is expected on the PS4 by the end of the month! 
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

It’s easy to forget that as we sleep soundly in our beds, the screaming, blazing grindwar of Battlefield 1 [official site] is still happening on foreign servers. It’s a good thing the combatants enjoy it. And, lucky them, there’s a new game mode being introduced as part of a Christmas event, as well as some other bits and bobs for the troopers. Snuggle up and I’ll tell you all about it. … [visit site to read more]

PC Gamer

Last Christmas, multiplayer WW1 FPS Verdun reimagined the 1914 Christmas Truce—a famous period of ceasefire during the first World War where soldiers are said to have downed tools, sang carols and played football—in-game. This year, it's doing the same, however the net profits of the three-tiered donation system will this time go to UK charity War Child. 

War Child is a UK-founded charity that offers assistance to children in the aftermath of conflict. Its latest fundraising campaign, Armistice, has already teamed up with World of Tanks, Democracy 3 and 1979 Revolution: Black Friday—each of which has created bespoke peaceful playthrough options or has donated portions of their sales to the charity. 

Verdun's Christmas Truce DLC costs either £1.99/$2.99, £5.59/$7.99 or £9.99/$12.99 (depending on which tier you vouch for), and is available to buy from now until January 2, 2017. Doing so grants you access to a "dedicated Christmas Truce winter map" within which you'll be able to have snowball fights, play football matches, sing Christmas carols, and send in-game cards to in-game loved ones. Players will also receive a special 'Christmas Truce medal' and apparently Scottish highlanders play the bagpipes. 

"War Child aims to build on this peaceful movement so it becomes an annual event where more and more gaming studios and players around the world raise of awareness and money for children living with the brutality of war," says the charity in a statement.

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