Verdun - Wilson
Today we have updates on the new user interface, and some follow up on the spawning changes we made.

New spawning heatmaps
So, this is how spawning on Artois appeared before we made changes to spawning - the lines are showing shots which killed players shortly after they spawned.


Spawn killing heatmap on Artois before the update.

...and this is how it looks after the updates!

Spawn killing heatmap on Artois after the update.

As you can see, things look quite different now. In particular, the number of short distance spawn killings along trench lines have been greatly reduced. Across all the maps we've seen a huge decrease in spawn kills, which weren’t all that common to start with! The following table shows exactly how things have changed. We measured two periods of 8 days, from 18-25 June and then 9-16 July.



We’re also not done yet. Two maps (Argonne and Aisne) have been adjusted to reduce spawn kills, but we have changes to a few other maps in the works as well.


GIF of spawn killing heatmaps on Aisne.

User Interface Progress
We have new WIP images of the upcoming UI to show off! Take a look at how the post-game summary and scoreboard are coming along:


WIP of the new post match summary screen - the player icons (currently grey boxes) are planned to use Steam avatars.


The WIP new scoreboard.

That’s all for this week. Have a great summer everyone!
Verdun - Wilson


As announced previously, our focus has been on improving performance and polishing the game but that isn’t all that’s in the pipeline for Verdun. We’ve already mentioned bots, sound overhaul and the UI overhaul, but we’ve also had a range of requests for new content and features. Today we are excited to share our plans with you!

Below we have a list of planned new content and features based on our expected release dates. Keep in mind things can change - we’ll do our best to keep you in the loop. When release dates are confirmed, we will highlight it here. You can follow the current state of development and our plans for both Verdun and Tannenberg here. We will be updating this roadmap around the beginning of each month.

Be aware that the listing below (and roadmap items in the same quarter) have no specific order. Some tasks are unrelated to each other and run in parallel, while others have dependencies. This means that items that have been planned in the far future can be already in progress, or partially complete but waiting for another items to be completed first.

Planned for Q3, 2018
Networking Update
Alongside our continued updates to chase down bugs and make gameplay improvements such as the spawning changes to reduce spawn killing, we are working on sound and networking. You can already try out the new sound system and give us feedback - check out this post to find out how.

We are also planning to make a significant push to improve our networking code. Our focus will be on providing a smoother experience and less stuttering player characters if they have a bad connection.

New Squad
We have a new squad planned for Verdun! A squad that has been much requested by the community will be joining the Western Front! This will be a completely free content addition.

Planned for Q4, 2018
Another Squad!
In fact, we have not one but two squads planned! This squad we’re going to leave as a surprise - what we can say is that it will be representing some of the lesser-known combatants involved in significant actions on the Western Front. This will also be completely free content addition.

New Map!
Verdun already covers a wide variety of battlefields, but we’ve been inspired by community suggestions and have a new map planned! We’ll drop more details and teasers in the coming months, but it will continue the tradition of being distinct from existing maps. This will be a completely free content addition.

In-game Report System
The user feedback and bug reports on our support website have been very useful, so we are planning to add a tool which makes it easy to report issues from inside the game itself. This system will also allow people to effectively report harassment, griefers, and potential cheaters so we can gather some solid data alongside reports.

Map Voting
By community request, we are planning to add a way for players to vote in the game on which map they want to battle on next. This will not be an option to vote for all available maps but rather a choice between two maps.

Bots
We are working on adding optional bots to the Frontlines game mode and we hope to be able to release them before the end of the year. Of course anything to do with AI can be unpredictable in terms of how long it takes to complete, but Q4 is what we’re hoping for.

Prestige System
Many of our players are Verdun veterans and we thought it would be nice to add a system to show off that veterancy. Currently the max player level is 100 - we would like to offer the chance to go beyond that and show a different rank icon for each prestige tier you gain.

New User Interface
We’ve been teasing the upcoming user interface overhaul for a while now and our plan is to release it before the end of the year! We will make sure all of the current features will also be available in the new UI and plan to gather early user feedback in the same manner as we did with the sound update.

Planned for Q1, 2019
Tutorial
We have also been looking into the creation of an improved tutorial for Verdun. Trench warfare is a challenge for the inexperienced and it can feel very harsh when people start playing Verdun. Anything we can do to address this and make new players more likely to stick around is good news.

New Languages
Another addition to the game we have been considering is support for more languages. For instance, by request we are looking at adding support for simplified and traditional Chinese. This could also help boost the population of the servers in South-East Asia.

Planned for Q2, 2019
Big Console Update
As console is much more complex to update compared to Steam, we haven’t been able to do as many updates to the console versions of Verdun as we’d like. But now we have a plan for a very substantial update (hopefully early next year) which would bring all the fixes, improvements, and new content we’ve created into the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

Ongoing
Performance improvements and bug fixes will be ongoing of course! We recently released a large update with bug fixes and gameplay improvements and we will carry on making progress here.These items will continue to be a priority even as we introduce the other new content. Your user reports on our support website have been instrumental here, and we’ll continue to be steering our efforts based on player input there.

Supporter’s Edition
Following our release of the Supporter’s Edition in Tannenberg, we have had requests for a similar DLC for Verdun as well. It’s great to hear that some of you would like to support the game even more! We’ve been developing Verdun for over five years now with free content from new squads and maps to the Horrors of War update and the Christmas Truce. Everything on this roadmap is going to be completely free as well. Purchases of the Supporter’s Edition DLCs are completely optional and help us keep on cranking out the updates!
Verdun - Wilson


Today’s update is the result of some intense bug fixing work over the last few weeks, and it comes jam-packed with fixes. Many of these will be familiar to those of you trying out our open testing branch.

Key Changes
Here are a few of the most requested / long-standing issues fixed or greatly improved:
  • Spawn changes to reduce spawn killing:
    • For selecting spawns, we now require enemies to be at least 25+ meters away if they are in the same sector, otherwise 15+ meters (Used to be 10+ for squadspawn and 15+ for other spawns). This should greatly reduce spawnkilling when inside a contested Verdun-Frontlines sector.
    • Squad spawns (on player) are now allowed within 15 meters (instead of sometimes 8 [when in own sector] or 15 [other]).
    • Spawn sorting: We used to sort based on closest distance to goal (contestedsector/breach point). However we now give spawnpoints a score that takes into account the distance to goal, distance to enemy and distance to squadmates.
    • Spawn protection against explosions (arty/grenades) raised from 2 to 4 seconds as arty/grenades can be in-progress during your spawn.
    • We have made changes to notorious spawnkilling spots in Aisne, other maps and further tweaks will be based on the new results.
  • Fixed a case of third person machine gun animations not playing correctly which resulted in weapons being held wrong
  • Allowed more trade-kill time for melee hits which should make close combat more reliable.
  • Fixed wall and ceiling exploits in Douaumont, improved map boundaries on Champagne.
  • Frontlines: Fixed, no longer let players spawn on NCO who is in a 'desertion' area
  • Fixed bug where you would spawn with a gray screen
  • Fixed case where you could get stuck in ADS
  • Fixed a specific syncing issue where calling in an ability was not allowed
Read the full changelog for Verdun.


Visual Polishing Changes

Smoothed out first person weapon movement


Tweaked distance shadows and overlap with realtime


Tweaked gasmask goggle FX and how light falls into the mask

Thanks to everyone reporting issues on our bug tracker!
We’ve been helped hugely by the reports on our UserEcho site, which have allowed us to gather information and track down some stubborn issues. Please do keep on reporting bugs and issues so we can reproduce and fix them! The more info you provide in reports, the quicker we can reproduce and start solving them.

This has made a big dent in our pile of bug reports, and we are still going through the feedback as well. We haven’t responded to everything yet, but we’re getting there!

That said, we will be announcing a more extensive roadmap for Verdun any day now. So expect Verdun news shortly!

Cheers!
Verdun - Wilson
Our open testing branch already contained a large number of fixes and changes, but we’ve now added even more! We’ve also written a bit about our ongoing efforts to reduce spawn killing.

Some key changes include:
  • Spawnkilling has been greatly reduced via tweaked spawn rules and some mapping changes. More info below.
  • Fixed the bug where ladders were often not detected by making ladder collisions not affect movement. This fixes some ladder that were not walkable.
  • Allowed more trade-kill time for melee hits which should make close combat more reliable.
  • Fixed a case of third person machine gun animations not playing correctly which resulted in weapons being held wrong.
  • Fixed various first person weapon animation bugs/stutters.
  • Fixed overlapping messages when many messages are sent.
  • Fixed wall and ceiling exploits in Douaumont, improved map boundaries on Champagne.
  • Fixed case where you could get stuck in ADS.
You can find the full changelog on the discussion boards, including links to cases on our our UserEcho support forum where appropriate. If you happen to see an issue which hasn’t been resolved, dropping a note on the UserEcho case will allow us to look into it again. It’s also helpful to let us know if issues have been fixed.

Spawning Changes
To investigate the reports on spawn killing we have created heatmaps so we could research all possible cases. Through these heatmaps we have found that around 20% of the spawn killing happens because spawns are simply too exposed. This requires map changes which we will work on over the course of the coming updates. We have already adjusted Aisne and Argonne. The other 80% cases of spawn killing happened in trenches because the distances there often exceeded the spawn safety distance of 15m. To fix this we had to adjust the spawning rules.


An example of the heatmap in action.

For selecting spawns, we now require enemies to be at least 25+ meters away if they are in the same sector, otherwise they need to be 15+ meters away. It used to be 10+ for squad spawn and 15+ for other spawns.

Spawn point selection also takes into account the distance to enemies and squad mates with more weight given there compared to distance to the objective. So it’s possible you may spawn a bit further from the current objective, but also further from enemies and closer to allies.

We also increased the spawn protection time vs spawn killing by grenades and artillery from 2 to 4 seconds, since it was found that 2 seconds was not enough. Artillery salvos can last quite a while! We are pretty positive these changes will significantly reduce spawn killing and we look forward to your feedback!

Be aware that this change doesn't instantly apply when you are playing on the open testing version - the host of the match needs to be on the open testing version to have the new spawning behavior since the host dictates the spawning behavior.

How do I join the open testing branch?
It’s a very simple process which is part of Steam itself, so it’s also easy to switch back to the regular version of the game. Here’s a guide:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=572388553
Verdun - Wilson
We have put out an update on the Opentesting branch of Verdun. This is a development version of the game which everyone can access if they want to try out new updates before we release them officially. Activating Opentesting is an easy process - this post explains it. And don’t worry, it’s equally easy to switch back to regular Verdun.

Additionally, player biggalloot is planning an event this Saturday 9th to try out many of the new changes to private matches, including 100+ player counts. They wrote a nice post outlining some of the possibilities for our new system, which was made using feedback from this thread.


Here’s another awesome screenshot by player echo1, taken during a test event with 110 players. These player counts aren’t supported for official servers, but we allow the option for private matches.

Reenactment Weekend!
We visited the Museum Huis het Doorn from May 26-27 during their ‘Living History’ weekend. It was a great time, and we got to meet some Scottish, Italian and Dutch Verdun players (also reenactors) who have also helped us with weapon percussion sound effects. You can take a look at our photo album on Facebook!


One of the photos from the reenactment weekend.

War Correspondent Winners
Our first War Correspondent competition finished earlier this week, and we had a lot of good entries! But there could only be two winners… here they are:

Player Votes Winner: Thomas Friedrich Grump
"War Correspondent: Today the German High Command announced plans to combat recent British gains in Ypres with Unrestricted Submarine Warfare"

Mods and Devs Choice Winner: SOVIETDOGE "OUR WAR CORRESPONDENT IN FRANCE - Our French allies have commenced their attack to retake the fort of Douamont. Over the top mon amis!"

Another War Correspondent contest will be starting soon - keep an eye on our social media or Steam Hub to find out when. For now, check out both entries on our Facebook album!
Verdun - Wilson

Our update today is dedicated to everyone who has taken the time to vote, comment or start cases on our UserEcho support website! Thank you all for your input, we’ve been steadily working through cases and hope you are all happy with another big sweep!

Some notable fixes and changes:
New Frontlines rule: Defenders and attackers may no longer be further away than 2 sectors before getting a desertion warning. This should keep the action more concentrated and encourage people to engage in the attack and defense rather than trying to rack up kills from safety.


Douaumont map update: access to the roof has been blocked. We’ll be keeping a close eye out for similar issues.



MG deployment changed: First and third person should now matchup much better. We still have one glitch left to kill when tweaking your position, but we’re working on it!



Medal fix Players missing a medal for participating in the Christmas Truce and/or Early Access should get their medal on logging in.

Inconsistent settings fix: we understand that it’s annoying having to adjust your settings constantly after a game switch, this should be resolved now. Our apologies!

As we’ve been fixing issues with Verdun, it’s helped us address issues in Tannenberg, and vice-versa. The Tannenberg update and changelog can be found here.

Please keep the reports coming! If we don’t know about issues, we can’t fix them. Post them on our UserEcho support website so we can continue smashing bugs and make this game greater! Don’t forget to vote and comment on issues you think are important so we know how many people are affected.

Roumania joins the war in Tannenberg
We also have some exciting news from the Eastern Front, where a new Roumanian squad has been added to the game. They come with new weapons and… a new map! The Roumania map is inspired by Mount Cosna and the north-northwestern areas of Roumania. Take a look at the our new trailer dedicated to the Roumanian update: https://youtu.be/1q7mzfUizDE


Now back to the battlefield!
Verdun - Wilson
The First World War was the original modern industrial war. It was also one of the earliest wars where cameras were small enough and quick enough to reliably capture unposed scenes of battle. But even with the very best equipment, actually capturing an outstanding image in the chaos of combat is very challenging.

Our question to you is: do you have what it takes to be a War Correspondent in Verdun and Tannenberg! After all, taking a screenshot is just one quick tap of F12 (after hiding the HUD with F8), and then adding an enticing 140 character description. So how hard could it be? ;)

Long story short, we’re starting a competition to see who can produce the best combat news report. Share your best story and screenshot from a battle and get featured in the official Steam Hubs and on our social media!



Want to join the competition?
Make sure to upload all images and info in our Steam Hub - Screenshots section. All content shared on other social media platforms won’t count as an entry.

To enter the competition please include:
  • Image + max. 140 character story.
  • The words ‘War Correspondent’ somewhere in your caption for the images (max. 3 entries) you want to enter.
There are no particular requirements for the content of photos - feel free to make your entries exciting, shocking, beautiful, or anything else. You can capture soldiers fighting, landscape shots, set up posed shots or whatever else you can come up with. Don’t forget to keep focused on the game itself if you’re taking photos during a public battle!

The first competition will end on 3rd of June 10:00pm PST. One winner will be chosen by community choice: the one with the most thumbs up. The second winner will be selected by the moderators and devs! We’ll announce both winners on the 5th of June.

You can discuss the competition on the forums. Good luck everyone!
Verdun - Wilson
It's been a busy few weeks for us! Last Wednesday we released a big update, followed by some additional fixes on Friday. We are looking into implementing bots for Frontlines in Verdun, and we know some people have concerns about this. We've said a little about that below.

The Wednesday update also included many adjustments to the new sound system that we're working on - if you want to try it out, we've included instructions in this post! Finally, we have more info about a reenactment battle being run by our community this Saturday.



FMOD Beta Sound System
We have been working on improving the sounds in Verdun and Tannenberg. You can already try them out and give us feedback in this thread on the Verdun forums!

You can join the testing by adding the following to your launch options: FMOD FMOD_WIP
Note: make sure you are on the latest version!

How to add launch options: https://gyazo.com/142bc5d7db202d57b67addd377b2e167

Bots
There was a lot of speculation and concern about how bots will be added to Verdun. To clarify things, aside from the survey results showing a significant interest in adding bots to Frontlines, another reason we want to do so is as an option for the low population servers like ASIA, AU, SA, etc. This will also make the game playable in the far future when player count is very low on even EU and US. See it as a last resort when regular matches are not possible. You'll also be able to enable bots in private matches.

We also hope that bots will increase player retention, particularly among new players. If people know they can play a game anytime we should see more people online. For newbies, being able to start out with some easier opponents before moving to more competitive battles with humans should make the initial hurdle of getting into Verdun easier.

UserEcho Support Site
We are moving all bug reports and suggestions (except for particular things such as the FMOD beta sound feedback thread linked above) to our UserEcho support site. We have recently made some changes to the system there so that we can answer reports more easily. It's a great tool which:
  • Makes it easier for us (and you) to keep track of suggestions and bug reports.
  • Allows you to vote on what issues and ideas are most important.
  • Makes it easier for us to communicate progress on issues or request additional information.
Focusing our attention there will allow us to react faster and more effectively. If you have any questions about how to best use the site, let us know.



Reenactment Battles
The two GIFs in this post were taken during events run by the people behind the Verdun x64 and Tannenberg x64 group. They have recently reorganized their events into the three following categories, which should make things easier if you've not joined one before!

- Casual x64 Friday Matches (fun events)
- Historical Scenarios (themed public events)
- Reenactment Events (invite list only)

This Sunday they are running a Tannenberg Battle of Lemberg 1914 event. You can read more in this post!

To get the latest game updates, follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also talk with us on Discord!

Programmer Vacancy
We are looking for an experienced Unity C# Programmer, who can work remotely on freelance basis. If you think that might be you, get in touch.
Verdun - Wilson

Screenshot by player Lil Manny.

We have released a new update to Verdun and Tannenberg. The most notable items include:
  • Made sure spawning within 15 meters of an enemy won't happen.
  • In Frontlines mode, defending squads will now be spread out in the defending sector before the start of the match.
  • Made spawn point order deterministic by sorting them by name during map bake. This should fix the default spawn changing after each update. Note that this update should therefore be the last update that does change spawn point order.
  • The game .exe is now called WW1 Game Series.exe, and appears as WW1 Game Series in the Task Manager.
  • Fix corner in Douaumont barracks being out of bounds
  • Only do 50% capspeed modifier on HQs if the game is Tannenberg (this fixes a bug where Vosges capspeed is 2x as long)
Sound Effects
We’ve made a number of adjustments here based on the sound system feedback thread. It would be great if you could try it out and let us know what you think in the new sound system feedback thread! How to activate the new system for testing is in the post above.
  • Ambience volume feeling less empty.
  • Grenade pull volume is louder.
  • Trench whistle is louder.
  • Made shots sound louder.
  • Beefed up some shots with an added metal clang and resonance.
  • Beefed up various reloading sounds.
Full Changelog
Community highlights
  • We now show a network health stats if they are not healthy values. It shows: Host migration, Jitter, Ping and packet loss. This can always be accessed by enabling opening the options screen. Hovering over will display the stats. Using this information we can identify why some players are having network issues such as teleportation and shots not registering.
  • Backspace in chat can now be held down again to remove multiple character
  • Added extra logging to find lagshots cause
  • Made it easier to play offline: When steam is in offline mode, force offline mode
  • Make spawn point order deterministic by sorting them by name during map bake. This can fix the default spawn changing after each update. Note that this update should therefor be the last update that does change spawn point order for the last time.
  • Made sure spawning within 15 meters of an enemy won't happen
  • We're narrowing down why some players get stuck when loading a map (often Flanders): Added a timeout of 60 seconds and extra logging when a map fails to load.
  • Fixed an issue where loadouts and some other stats were always reset when front-switching (but never lost when in the correct front)

  • Now also show supporter icon when you switch from Verdun to Tannenberg
  • Frontlines: Defending squads will now be spread out in the defending sector before the start of the match
  • Fix corner in Douaumont barracks being out of bounds
  • Only do 50% capspeed modifier on HQs if its Tannenberg (This fixes a bug where Vosges capspeed is 2x as long)

  • Added new private match chat command '/teamdamage [on|off]'. When this is enabled, shooting a friendly will now reduce your points by 10, without killing the friendly. Your points will only be reduced once every 30 seconds on the same friendly.
  • Added outline to icon of executable so it is also visible on a white background
  • Fixed deploy widget sticking around when switching to a different specialization.
  • Switch back to default control map when destroying chat UI, for extra insurance that the controls won't remain blocked when chat is closed.
  • Allow reload actions directly after inserting a stripper clip to be cancelled
  • Fixed occlussion culling errors with bunker-peekholes and poland houses
  • Fixed players being able to damage their previous team by calling artillery and then quickly switching.
  • Bots should no longer appear to be running while standing still
  • No more shock/suppression effect from friendlies running past you when friendly fire is enabled
  • Bots will try to keep some distance between each other (especially noticeable when capturing a sector)
  • Explosions/Rifle shots cause body parts to have a force applied instead of merely dropping to the ground
  • Fixed a kick/corrupt state when server host was not set-up yet during switch
  • When spawning, your arms don't stick forwards for one frame anymore
  • Disabled rotating camera before player is properly setup, especially noticable during pre-round screen.
  • Fixed an issue where NCOs were sometimes unable to use their ability call-in
  • Fixed a rare case where you could spawn with no ammo loaded
  • Upgraded Unity Post Processing stack from V1 to V2. Image effects should look the same
  • Changed the "Verdun" taskmanager/startbar name to "WW1 Game Series"
  • Changed .exe name from "1914-1918 Series.exe" to "WW1 Game Series.exe". Note that the path to output_log has changed. Now at: "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\WW1 Game Series\WW1 Game Series\output_log.txt"
  • Shadows are now more visible on snow
  • No longer allow spectation in RDM
  • Worked on the feedback we received on the FMOD_WIP (New sounds). We will now collect a second round of feedback. Changes:
    • New ambience layers added (people felt alone on the map)
    • Barbed wire volume fix (was too low)
    • Grenade pull volume fix (was too low)
    • Hitmarker sound removed
    • New reload sounds + added layers to beef it up
    • New layers to gunshots (beef up the gunshots)
    • New tail layer gunshots
    • New sounds: Fall damage + Ammo pickup + Bush/tree rustle
    • Skull crack fix
    • Vocal effects added (distance equalizing + delay)
    • Gramophone effect
    • New artillery explosions
    • Mosin reload - recharge fix
    • Overall mix changes
  • Various error and exception fixes
Verdun - Wilson
Happy Anniversary
Verdun is celebrating its three year anniversary today! The game has seen new squads, new maps, new game modes and much more over the years. We’d like to give a big thank you to everyone who has played and supported our little (or not so little anymore!) World War One FPS. People were skeptical about an indie company making a multiplayer shooter... we’re glad we went for it anyway! Whether you’ve been with us from the early days or picked up the game recently, thank you!

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here’s one old screenshot Verdun as it used to be, with more below...


Quite a difference, no?

Before Steam
This three year anniversary only counts the years since we launched on Early Access in 2015, following a Greenlight campaign (remember Greenlight?), when Verdun actually has an even longer history. Take a look at this GIF from 2013, when Verdun was a fun side project for a few college students. Back then it was a WW1 deathmatch shooter which you could play in your browser!


This is why you should always aim ;)

We also gave a sizable interview back then which included quite a comparison between the alpha and the release version.

You can see we’ve been busy over the last few years, but what’s coming next? The recent Verdun Survey was setup with exactly that thought in mind.

Survey Results
We had an amazing 760 responses to our Verdun Survey, so a big thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it out! There’s a lot of data to work with and we want to make sure to make wise decisions. That said, we can already see some interesting details jump out at us.
  • 78% of respondents enjoyed Verdun a lot, and 46% said they enjoyed the game more compared to when they first bought it. This is a nice morale booster for us on the dev team!

  • Most of you thought there was a good variety in maps and squads… but many of you also said that you would still like more maps and squads.

  • The Frontlines game mode was the most popular by far, with 650+ agreeing that they played it often.

  • More than 350 of you were concerned about the number of players in the game, and lots of you were interested in the possibility of some ‘artificial’ opposition for Frontlines..

  • The technical issues people were most concerned with were performance and player numbers. We’re continuing to work on these issues of course, but without reports on our bug support website describing bugs in more detail it can be hard for us to identify bugs by ourselves.

Do you recognize this map?
  • 500+ liked educational content in our social posts, and little more than 50% were most interested in development & update news. This is great because we have lots more of both things to share!

  • A huge 66% of you are interested in the community run historical battles, but haven’t had a chance to try one yet. 14% have played and enjoyed one, so congratulations to the Verdun X64 group, you’re doing great stuff!

  • 48% of you feel that Verdun players are being properly considered in decisions about the WW1 Game Series, and 43% only said somewhat, so we can improve here - hopefully the survey was a good start.

  • Majorities of 600+ said that it was good for the games to be part of a series and for different games to be able to have different mechanics to reflect how the war was fought across different fronts. This is useful information for us ;)
There have been a lot of questions about what’s in the future for Verdun, and the results from the survey have given us the information we need to draw up an outline for a new roadmap going forward.

Roadmap
Here are our immediate action points based on the analysis we’ve done so far:
  • Continue to focus on bug fixes and improving performance. Making reports and voting on our bug support website is hugely helpful here - it’s hard to prioritize if we don’t know how widespread a bug is or what the exact issue is.
  • New sounds. As well as making the overall soundscape better, we know there are certain specific sound effects that you would like to see replaced.
  • UI improvements. Although we’ve had to delay the release of the new UI, we know that making sure it is polished is better than rushing it out.
  • Looking into implementing bots for Frontlines. Although there’s some controversy over how exactly bots should be implemented into multiplayer matches, there’s a clear consensus that would like to see at least some bots added to Frontlines when populations are low. This would of course also allow private matches fully filled with bots.
What we’ve described above isn’t the definitive list of planned content, but we believe that these are the key points for now. We’ve been amazed and humbled by the number of people who have played and enjoyed Verdun since all the way back in 2015 - and we hope to meet you all on the fields of Verdun in another 3 years.
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