Massive New Expansion Released For Verdun
Verdun, the epic WWI multiplayer FPS just got even better!
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Official Press Release Below:
ALKMAAR, THE NETHERLANDS – March 23, 2016 – The developers M2H and Blackmill Games have just released a free expansion for the WW1 FPS Verdun. This update will vastly enrich the gameplay experience of the Western Front by introducing a whole new region, adding five additional squads, introducing over 40 new weapons and giving the players the option to experience the true horrors of war with gore settings.
As promised the developers M2H and Blackmill Games have continued working on their WW1 FPS Verdun after its release in 2015, to ensure that the community gets what it wants: a full WW1 experience of the Western Front. A number of updates have been developed to give Verdun players even more historical battles to relive, more game modes to try out, and many other new additions. The free expansion introduces players to a gloomy night map called Champagne, a new co-op game mode named Squad Defense, new squads including American, German and Belgian troops, loads of new weapons, new animations, and horrendous gore settings that players can try out if they dare…
Champagne is a region in France that saw the first offensive by the Entente against the Germans, after the end of what was called mobile warfare. The map is set at night, which drastically alters the tactics and experience of the game as most battles are going to be at close quarters among the trenches due to the darkness.
The Squad Defense game modes is a change in pace for Verdun players, offering a new kind of authentic WW1 experience. This cooperative game mode pits your 4-man squad against waves of advancing AI controlled enemy troops, and asks how long you can hold your trench in the face of relentless attacks. Outnumbered and outgunned, you’ll need to stand back to back with your squad mates to survive!
More than 40 historically accurate weapons have been added to the game. This includes a number of community favorites such as the Artillery Luger pistol carbine, the M1918 BAR, the iconic Stielhandgranate, the flawed but highly accurate Ross Rifle, and the C96 Mauser. There are also new attachments available for use, such as telescopic sights and trench magazines in addition to new abilities such as bombardments from the infamous Big Bertha artillery.
A number of long awaited new squad types are added to the game. The Belgians and Americans finally make their entrance to the battlefield with one Belgian sentry squad and two US squads; the Doughboys rifle squad and the US Marines engineer squad. The Central Powers are reinforced by the German Schützen sentry squad and the Pioniere, a German engineer squad.
Players can now experience the real horrors of WW1. In order to get a more realistic war-torn feel to the game the developers have added bloody injuries such as soldiers losing limbs. This has been done in a respectful way as the developers understand that this is not an easy topic to cover. For those that find it too realistic or even shocking, the developers have made sure that the new gore setting can be set to different levels of intensity, even allowing the players to disable it completely if they choose.
The developers will stream this new update Saturday the 26th of March at 3PM EST / 8PM GMT.
Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense.
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; Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch and Squad Defense. There are also many historically accurate features included such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, gore, and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium.
The Frontlines game mode is unique in its tactical complexity. The realistic trenches are challenging to fight in and require tactical cunning to capture and defend. The Entente and Central Powers strive to gain control of frontline sectors. One battle you’ll find yourself rushing the enemy trenches during an offensive battle in order to gain ground, while in another battle you might be defending your recently conquered ground against a fierce enemy counter-attack.
Players can choose to be part of one of the many squad-types in the game, each of whom have their own distinct tactical role. By working together with your friends, you can earn experience that improves the power and versatility of your squad. As you gain more experience fighting and get promoted in rank, you also earn Career Points which you can use to unlock specializations, weapons and equipment.
In the Attrition game mode, the Entente and the Central Powers are pitted against each other in a single battle. Each side has a number of tickets which represents the amount of manpower they have. When a player is killed and respawns, a ticket is deducted from the side they belonged to. When a side has no more tickets, players of that side cannot respawn – the last side standing wins!
The Rifle Deathmatch is a free-for-all game mode, where all players are pitted against each other in a thrilling contest of skill using only bolt-action rifles.
In the Squad Defense mode, the player along with three squad-mates will have to defend a position as long as they can against endless waves of AI controlled attackers.
Verdun key features include:
• Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, gore, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience, gore and artillery barrages
• Tactical squad-based FPS: Unique squad leveling system, distinct squad types and roles, voice chat
• 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 set on the Western Front
• Challenging game modes: Team-based Frontline, tactical Attrition, skill-based Rifle Deathmatch and desperate survival in Squad Defense