Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in an authentic World War One setting, the game which started the 1914-1918 WW1 Game series. Merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad in intense battles of attack and defense.
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September 20

Game Update - Welcome the ANZACs & massive sound update!



1918 Australians as could be found at Villers-Bretonneux

The first mystery squad hits the battlefield today! Many of you have requested them, and we're excited to announce that the ANZACs are the next new squad to be added for free for Verdun. While they might be best known for their role at Gallipoli, soldiers from Australia and New Zealand also made significant contributions in many battles on the Western Front.

https://youtu.be/0Uu_DiaKHj4



ANZACs get quite a distinct set of equipment and uniform


Special detail given to the equipment and leather webbing

The ANZACs will form an engineer squad with plentiful options for close combat, including the unusual Webley-Fosbery. For those who prefer to keep a bit more distance, there are plenty of loadouts with SMLEs, and the Lewis Gun for the Fire Support role.

And that’s not all...!


ANZAC engineers, tunnelers at hill 60


New Sounds
Verdun & Tannenberg get a big audio update. Our audio engineering team at Game Audio Squad has been working in parallel to redesign the audio from scratch. Since April this year the community was brought and has been polished since.

For the weapon audio they were working from recordings supplied by our friends over at C&Rsenal (Thank you Othais & Mae), who fired and reloaded most of the available weapons, which have found their way ingame. Check out a large selection of fired weapons here

There are many features in the new system, some are tied heavily to the gameplay such as:

  • A dynamic weapon fire system now handles distant gunfire and gives a spacious and roomy feel to gun battles when you advance up a line
  • A dynamic breathing system based on the fatigue / stamina of the soldier
  • Gas mask now affects the breathing of a player when sprinting
  • Vegetation now makes a noise when running through it
  • A sonic ballistic system now determines the whizz and cracks of bullets as they pass by, sub or supersonic
  • A suppression system will muffle audio out based on incoming fire
  • The tinnitus effect will occur if the ears are subjected to enough pressure
  • Impacts on different surfaces are now accurate for melee, bullets, grenades and bodies
  • Footsteps were reworked and now allow you to hear better on which terrain surface players are walking, from the mud into the grass
  • The off-map artillery now creates a sense that a battery of fire is opening up on the players
  • Combat ambient is now dynamic, with higher and lower intensity gun battles in nearby sectors
  • Nature ambient is based on the weather of the map (crickets at night for instance)
  • Explosions were reworked, they now sound more powerful and bassy to give you a kick in the stomach
  • Grenades now have accurate bouncing sounds


    Many thanks to everyone who has given feedback on our forums and the support website, it's been very helpful. Curious how it now sounds? Here is an overview video to give you an impression of the new sound effects:

    https://youtu.be/VyIZ2TCCwAQ

    To get a full picture of all the changes made, make sure to read the full changelog.

    Join the legendary ANZACs on the battlefield now!

    After some trench fighting the slouch hats become worn


    You call that a knife?

    With this update we are on track with our Q3 roadmap as outlined here: https://ww1gameseries.com/roadmap

    Welcome to the front mates!
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September 13

FRONTLINE NEWS: Roadmap update and... new weapons!

As we approach Q4 of 2018, we have a roadmap update. Our networking improvements went live last week, so the only item remaining on the roadmap for Q3 is the new mystery squad…

New Weapons
It's always nice to add interesting new tools of war to the game. We've got two to show off today, one quite advanced for the time, and one a literal 'tool' of war.

Webley-Fosbery
The Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver was of unusual design with the zig-zag grooves on the cyclinder which were cocked by sliding the upper part of the frame back in recoil. Because this design did not require the rotation of the cylinder when pulling the trigger it was much easier to fire accurately and thus popular with target shooters. It saw limited action during WW1 as a private purchase weapon, never being adopted because of easy fouling of the mechanism.


The Webley-Fosbery was a recoil-operated automatic revolver.

Entrenching Tool
The desperate nature of the fighting in the trenches saw the use of entrenching tools as effective melee weapons. The 1908 E-Tool was carried by most commonwealth troops and was easily accessible as a melee weapon.


Not only useful for digging trenches!

Reenactment Event - First Battle of Ypres 1914
If you fancy the idea of taking part in a 128 player Verdun battle, and don't mind a bit of discipline, take a look at this thread if you think you might be interested.

Here an example of a previous Reenactment Event:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51mUI0hNKZI&feature=youtu.be

European Nations Cup 2018
The tournament is happening this weekend! Our community has also organized a battle of national teams in Europe - last year saw 169 players take part! For more info check out this thread. Battle begins on Saturday 15th - best of luck to everyone involved!
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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.”
8.0 – PCWorld - Hayden Dingman

About This Game

Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic World War One setting. Merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense. Verdun is part of in the 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series, with the second entry Tannenberg taking players to the Eastern Front.

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 with many historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, horrendous gore, and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium.

Verdun key features include:
  • Experience World War 1 gameplay: Accurate weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience, horrendous gore effects, and ferocious artillery barrages
  • Tactical squad-based FPS: Unique squad leveling system with distinct squad types and roles
  • 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 representing the key theaters on the Western Front
  • Challenging game modes: Team-based Frontlines, tactical Attrition, and skill-based Rifle Deathmatch and desperate survival in Squad Defense

    WW1 on the Western Front

    The gameplay in this true WW1 battlefield experience is as immersive and gritty as it can get, with features such as optional realistic gore which portrays the true horror of the First World War and authentic weaponry including artillery and gas. Verdun's weapons need to be handled with skill - each gun handles differently and there are no floating crosshairs to aid your aim, along with realistic bullet physics to contend with.

    Battle your way across No-Man’s-Land to capture the next enemy trench line, before switching to defense to protect your gains in the Frontlines game mode. Keep your head down or quickly don your mask in the event of artillery strikes or gas attacks. This unforgiving war isn’t for the faint hearted!

    Authentic World War 1 Setting

    The 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series currently includes Verdun and Tannenberg (set on the Eastern Front). These authentic WW1 shooters let players choose from a range of squads from across the war, as they fight for control of the ever-changing frontlines.

    For Verdun, the development teams carried out extensive field research at the battlefield itself and were advised by knowledgeable historians to make sure the individual elements in Verdun are as historically accurate as it can get. Uniforms have been recreated to the tiniest detail, the weapons are modeled to exact references and the maps use realistic props and terrain layouts. Everything in the game has been tailored to recreate the grim atmosphere so typical of WW1, from the immersive interface and war torn maps to realistic sounds and voices that evoke the feeling of actually being there in the mud covered trenches, peering out over no man's land in search of the enemy.

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Mature Content Description

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content.
Gore and blood can be disabled completely with an in-game setting.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB video card memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9+
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 4 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB video card memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+. 64bit only
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 4 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB video card memory

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