Game review: Verdun

In order to keep up the momentum before going live, M2H and BlackMill Games are releasing their last big update, for the World War One (WW1) FPS Verdun.

This update features a lot of improvements based on valuable feedback from the huge group of players that dove into the tactical trench warfare of Verdun this summer.

There have been some improvements to the performance and the inclusion of realistic bullet physics will have a profound impact on the First Person Shooter gameplay, as players now have to lead their targets and adjust their sighting in order to make an accurate shot. Today, Verdun released another big patch introducing competitive squads, advanced gameplay, iconic weaponry and another realistic map.

A new assault squad type which features 2 new authentic historic units; the “Stosstruppen” for the Germans and the “Canadian Assault Squad” for the Allies made their appearance in-game. Both new squads can call upon a dreadful new weapon, Gas! Gas was one of the most iconic elements of World War one and will be linked to Verdun’s unique squad levelling system. So get your gasmasks ready!

Also the British ‘Tommies’ will make their entrance to the war, and players will be able to fight with a new range of weaponry including the famous Lee-Enfield rifle and the iconic Lewis light machine gun.

Other notable weapons released within this patch are the fearsome Trench Club and Feldspaten. Melee weapons that were ideal for close-quarter fighting!

Exciting news for WW1 history fans, Verdun has another new realistic WW1 map inspired by the battles of Vimy Ridge, Loos and Neuve Chapelle which took place in the Artois sector of the Western Front. The map named Artois features a massive German “redoubt”, which was a mine quarry turned fortress. The grim soil landscape is reflected visually, with slag heaps towering over the battlefield and endless rows of barbed entanglements dominating the scenery. Harsh conditions for the soldiers to live and fight in.

About Verdun

Verdun is a squad-based multiplayer FPS set in First World War (WW1) . The game is inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916.

The game includes historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, historical maps based on sectors of the Western Front and authentic uniforms and equipment. The game immerses you audio visually into one of the bloodiest conflicts fought in Europe.

The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield for tactical squad play in the gritty Frontlines game mode, and pure gameplay in the rifle Deathmatch.

The Frontlines game mode is unique in its tactical complexity, where you are levelling different types of squads, each with your own tactics and roles. The realistic trenches are an extra challenge in the fight, where teamwork and tactical cunning are essential for success. Drive your enemies from their trenches and dominate the Western Front!

Verdun key features include:

Unique World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry, characters levelling and realistic historical battlefields set in France and Belgium

Tactical squad-based FPS: Squad assembling and levelling

True trench warfare: Real-time dynamic frontline; momentum-based attack and counter-attack gameplay

Chemical weaponry: Tactical gas deployment and immersive gas mask experience

WW1 atmosphere: Typical WW1 music, art, units, grim battlefields and an immersive user interface

Challenging game modes: Dynamic Frontline and rifle Deathmatch

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Steam Early Access

M2H and Blackmill Games took the opportunity to work with the community on polishing the game Verdun. By entering Steam Early Access in September 2013 they managed to get the attention needed to vastly improve the gameplay and user experience. With over 85.000 players and a 48h top seller ranking on Steam, Verdun is looking forward to an autumn release.