Verdun’s Surge to the Frontline!

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Verdun has been surging forward as more than 85,000 players have played the World War One (WW1) FPS in Early Access already. Verdun is currently available on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam Early Access.

The Last Big Update

In order to keep up the momentum before going live, M2H and BlackMill Games are releasing their last big update. 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.

Find out more about Verdun at the games official website.