Community Announcements - Blazy013

Verdun just released a new patch with renewing characters and animations!! More is yet to come, but we hope this update will answer some of your prays ;).
The countdown towards today, must have hinted that developers M2H and BlackMill Games have come up with a way to reflect back to the 100year anniversary of WW1. With an exclusive WW1 newspaper from July 28 until August 4 2014; Daily War Journal - , we hope to give you some insight in the WW1 and Verdun update. We made sure to add a giveaway event in the newspaper, which gives you the opportunity to win WW1 retail such as Trench Whistle’s, booklets, banners, medals, maps, etc. and Verdun Steam keys. You have a chance to win something every day, so you better bookmark;

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Jul 3, 2014
Community Announcements - M2H_Mike

This update polishes the character voices and packs some minor fixes. Bigger improvements are in the works, with the character overhaul being the most promising as you can see from the images in this post

Changelog V153 - July 3rd 2014
  • More ambience character voices (e.g.: "Incoming grenade!") & tweaked 3D sound range
  • Temp. voice command menu: press E and then 1-6 to use. Will be revised.
  • Flanders fixes
  • Friend only lobbies are now truly locked to friends-only
  • Role locking in lobbies will now persist (used to reset when a new player joined)

Want to know what we are working on next? Read our roadmap here

Jun 3, 2014
Community Announcements - M2H_Mike
A minor update has just been launched, this contains some general improvements.
The character overhaul is progressing nicely we hope to show you preview screenshots soon.

v150 Changelog:
- Upgraded the engine (Unity 4.5). Level loading speed greatly improved and more fixes.
- Role switching in-game is now saved: next round will keep using the same role instead of reverting to the first role.
- "Play now" will make sure to fill the most populated games first instead of filling all games evenly.
- In-game loading screens added
- Loading screen positioning corrected
- Flanders: bunker collission fixed. Fire now linked to quality settings
- Tooltip improvements
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Graham Smith)

I’ve been harboring a desire to return to Red Orchestra 2 for a month now, but perhaps I might be derailed for duty on another muddy frontline. Verdun is a multiplayer first-person shooter set in World War 1, about trench warfare, slowly shifting frontlines and squad tactics. It’s currently in alpha, and there’s a new trailer showing the game’s impressive progress below.

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - Blazy013
A major update has been made to the game Verdun, after receiving your valuable feedback. This update is one step closer to a full release announced for upcoming summer!

The game received a fancy new graphical user interface which will make it easier to play together in a squad. Another improvement is the addition of distinctive German and French voices, which greatly strengthens the World War 1 atmosphere of the game.
Most exciting will be the introduction of a whole new map, inspired by the battle of Ypres; Flanders! Probably the muddiest battlefield you’ve ever fought in and a real challenge due to its scale. Also, some enhancements are made on the Vosges map and the balancing of the weapons. And lastly but not least, Verdun integrated the Steam Trade Card feature for a full Steam experience. Enjoy!
Community Announcements - M2H_Mike
Version 133 just went live with great improvements in performance. We don't dare to claim we're there just yet, but this should be a game changer already.

Network usage -50% : Last week we've halved the network traffic that is being sent/received. This should address quite some random disconnects and network lag.

Memory usage -40%: When loading, playing or unloading the level Picardie some users experienced game crashes. This was caused by too much memory usage. We've greatly reduced memory usage of Verdun, Picardie now uses +/- 750mb memory where it used 1200mb before.

Graphics performance (X2?): By making use of more Level of detail(LOD) states for objects we've greatly reduced the graphics costs. (For one specific position the 'render costs' are reduced to only 25% of what it was before, however, this gain greatly varies per level and exact camera position!)

While all of the above combined should greatly improve your experience, we will do our best keep polish the performance. We want to iron out even the smallest lag spikes. Please do let us know if you notice better performance, we'd love to hear!
Community Announcements - M2H_Mike
To honor the Christmas Truce we implemented our own in-game Truce inbetween Frontline matches. Exchange seasonal greetings, throw snowballs or perhaps engage in a soccer match! Happy holidays from the Verdun team!
Nov 29, 2013
Community Announcements - VerdunGame
V116 - 29th of November

Verdun Players!

Happy (belated) thanksgiving to our contingent from the United States. Earlier this week we launched an exciting new update. containing the long-awaited new map "Picardie". Picardie is our biggest map and will offer countless hours of gameplay fun. In addition we are reforming the gameplay to a more mature and realistic trench-warfare based game. Players are now part of a one continuous battle that goes back and forth. You attack, consolidate the captured ground by repelling and enemy counter-attack and advance one line further. Argonne and Vosges both have 2 lines on each side of the nomansland, Picardy has 3. Next to that we also added a binoculars to the officer roles, much required to place those long-ranged mortar rounds. The chasseurs 1914 uniform is now expanded with the iconic "tarte" berret. In addition there is a small teaser hidden somewhere in the main menu of content to be expected in the future.
Last but certainly not least: Steam achievements. A first batch of steam achievements has been added to the game. We are going to add a lot more as we progress.

  • Added the Picardy map
  • Attack/Counter-Attack Gameplay
  • Added Ambient artillery fire
  • Added Ambient MG fire
  • Steam Achievements

Frontline Gamemode
  • At the start of the match, one faction is picked to be the attacker
  • The attacking side has a certain amount of time to take the next line (5 min on smaller maps, 7 on the bigger)
  • If the attack succeeds, the defenders are designated as the attackers and now get the same amount of time to take bake their line. If they fail, the other faction can proceed their offensive.
  • Each time a line is conquered, the attackers gain 1 victory point. Each time the defenders beat off an attack they gain 1 victory point.
  • The attackers are allowed to advance up and including the next enemy line. The defenders are prohibited from advancing into the nomansland. Once an attack fails, the former attackers have 30 seconds to withdraw to their jump-off position.
  • A faction wins if they capture the last line and fend of 1 counter attack (securing their position) OR if the match timer runs out and they have had more victories.
  • Spawning has changed: The defenders spawn directly behind their defensive point, the attackers spawn one line back. For the landsers and poilus, if their officer is alive, they can spawn in the nomansland between the lines near the officer (critical to victory!), chasseurs and alpenjaegers can spawn with any teammate.

We hope you guys enjoy the game. The initial results are very good with some intensive matches (now the entire team attacks) and some good back-and-forth capturing.

Any Constructive feedback is greatly appreciated as we try to advance the game(play) into a more mature stage.

Our french community at have made available a teamspeak server

Picardy screens

Binoculars (extremely powerfull mortar attacks)

Nov 22, 2013
Community Announcements - VerdunGame
V113 - 22nd of November
Verdun players!
Today we launch a new version of Verdun! During this week as a result of the update in the graphics engine to a new version appeared to be malfunctioning, we sustained some delay. The subsequent rollback of this update cost several days of fixing. The past month have been one big effort to implement the new "picardie" map which was poised to launch early this week as well. It will see the light of day at the beginning of next week. This update fixes the introduced performance issues, adds the binoculars and changes the gameplay of the frontline gamemode.

If there are any issues, please report in this topic, we will put it on our to-do list. Thanks for participating in the Verdun Early Access Beta!

-Matt, Mike & Jos

  • Performance issues introduced in V109 have been fixed
  • Aiming of the character now more accurate (fixed sideways shooting issue)
  • Graphics improvement of Argonne map
  • Lightmap fixed on the Argonne map
  • German Jaeger squad early war uniform now has the M1914 jaeger shako
  • The Poilu Caporal, Landser Unterofizier, Chasseur Guide and jaeger Oberjager now have have receive the binoculars. Binoculars can be used to mark targets for artillery or set distance objectives (using Q). In addition you are able to bash with the binoculars.
  • Random artillery is now being fired on the map
  • Fixed foliage error
  • Frontline gamemode update: per round there is 1 attack faction and 1 defending. Once the round is over, the defenders will go to counter-attack.
  • Frontline gamemode update: attacking faction is not allowed to enter final spawn
  • Frontline gamemode update: defending faction is not allowed to enter enemy territory captured (tactical withdrawal).
  • Frontline gamemode update: Spawning now more tactical. Attackers and defenders now spawn 1 line behind the current contested objective, unless they can spawn with a squad member. (Jaegers and chasseurs can spawn with any squad member, Poilus and Landers only with their captain (Caporal and unteroffizier)

Some teasers of the new map Picardie which will be live soon:

Graphics update of the Argonne map


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