A tense multiplayer FPS set in the muddy, bloody trenches of WW1. In battles up to 50v50, players will be immersed in cinematic environments that convey the desperate & brutal circumstances of the Great War. Features an authentic arsenal & a unique melee combat system.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (104) - 75% of the 104 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,843) - 78% of the 3,843 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 21, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“With lots of new maps and new factions on the way, putting Beyond the Wire into Early Access meant our team could get the game in the hands of the most dedicated FPS players first! Early adopters are able to help shape the future of the game with their feedback and dedication. This is helping our developer team establish a strong relationship with our playerbase right out of the gate, and is ensuring all new content added to the game is as strong as it can be! We’re just starting out on our development journey, and are excited to take you along on this journey with us!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are anticipating Beyond The Wire to leave Early Access sometime in 2022. Our desire is to ensure a strong and compelling feature set for the 1.0 release, with exciting content that will keep our existing community happy and entice new players to experience Beyond The Wire. Our team is committed to excellence.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the full version, players will be able to enjoy more maps, more factions, more weapons, several different game modes, great performance, and lots of quality-of-life improvements. Our aim is to heavily polish everything about the Beyond The Wire experience for our 1.0 release, as well as work to implement player feedback we receive along the way.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Beyond The Wire currently includes three factions, multiple game modes, three maps, and a wide variety of weapons. It supports matches of up to 100 players in 50v50 combat. The game also features our advanced Melee System, which is more robust than anything seen in a World War 1 game to date, adding a new layer of complexity to combat.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We do not currently have plans to change the price of Beyond The Wire after Early Access, however this may change as we continue to add more content, and depending on the circumstances of our 1.0 release. If for some very unexpected reason we do end up making a price adjustment to Beyond The Wire, we would provide our community with full transparency as to why and advance notice. The change would not negatively impact anyone that has already purchased Beyond the Wire.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We believe that a close and healthy relationship between the community and us developers is vital for the game to succeed! For this reason we embrace an open approach to community engagement. We will continue to communicate with our player base through Discord and our forums, surrounding both gameplay feedback, bug fixes and new updates. We will provide the support and tools necessary for the community to thrive and grow over time.

It is also our goal to support Modding within the Beyond the Wire community, especially given our company’s roots in modding itself! We are aiming to release modding support tools, including a Modding SDK, sometime in the first half of 2021. Our first priority will be ensuring that the main game is a compelling and enriching experience for all players, but modding will have a vibrant future within Beyond the Wire. We can’t wait to see where the creativity of our player base will take this!”
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About This Game

Beyond the Wire is a large scale multiplayer first-person shooter immersing players in the frantic and bloody Western Front of the Great War. In battles with up to 100 real-world combatants, players will have to contend with large open maps and tight claustrophobic trenches. Utilizing both period-appropriate guns and a more tactical close-quarters melee combat system, the action in Beyond the Wire is more comprehensive than anything seen in a WW1 game to date.

Beyond the Wire is now entering Early Access, with its wider release scheduled for 2022. Be sure to follow us for development updates and information about new content. We thank everyone that participated in our Closed Alpha!

A Unique Melee System

Melee combat adds one last brutal option to the arsenal of choices players have at their disposal. Our melee system includes directional input, and we will be adding even more weapon choice to this feature as development continues. All of this adds to the realistic portrayal of World War 1 combat.

Massive Multiplayer Action

100 players at a time face off in 50v50 tactical combat, with an emphasis on methodical bolt action rifle combat and the brutal scale of action soldiers faced on the front lines of the Great War.

Tense & Chilling Trench Warfare

It’s muddy, it’s bloody, it’s gruesome. Tight corners, waves of bayonets on all sides, and limited vision - this game shows off Trench Warfare at its worst. Are you up to the challenge?

Team-focused Gameplay

Co-ordinate and chat with your fellow soldiers-at-arms! Beyond the Wire places an emphasis on team collaboration. Players succeed only when their teammates do.

Cinematic Vistas

Beautifully crafted maps provide a rich playing environment that helps to further emphasize tactical and strategic challenges.

Graphic Imagery

The horrors of war are honestly represented with realistic gore, brutal violence, and vision limiting attacks such as chlorine gas or white phosphorus.

Historically Inspired Weapons

Weapons created with an emphasis on historical accuracy, with minor changes made only when it creates a more engaging and fun gameplay experience. While Beyond The Wire is not a simulation game, we strive for as much accuracy as possible while still ensuring a fun First Person Shooter experience for a wide range of players.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Beyond the Wire includes violence and gore as expected from a military war game.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i or AMD Ryzen with 4 physical cores
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 380 with at least 4 GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i or AMD Ryzen with 6 physical cores
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon 570 with at least 6GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A Microphone

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