Tannenberg open beta out now – join the Winter Offensive!

We did it, and not without your support! Thanks to all of you we have been given the opportunity to work on the standalone expansion Tannenberg! The game just released into open beta on Steam Early Access – which has been great for Verdun in the past.

https://youtu.be/IR6k2MagQbs

You can get Tannenberg for $17.99, with a 20% loyalty discount for those owning Verdun until December 1 2017. It’s content complete, and we’re going to use the open beta period for improving the balance, sounds and performance, plus implementing a new user interface.

Verdun will not be left behind, and the game will benefit from the visual and performance improvements in Tannenberg. Updates are planned for the game in these upcoming months including an easy in-game way to switch between the two fronts.


Sneak peak of the new UI

There’s a special in-game medal for everyone who joins the Tannenberg open beta, and if you keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Steam Hub, you can join in some launch celebration events where a lucky few will be able to win Tannenberg keys!

If you have comments or feedback (and we hope you will!) you can post them in the Tannenberg Steam hub, or on our Discord[discord.gg] channel. A huge thank you to all our Tannenberg alpha and closed beta testers, as well as the Verdun players who have already been submitting issues there!

Wrap up warm and keep your sabre sharp 😉

Cheers, M2H & Blackmill Games

Interesting links:

Frontline News – Armistice Day

Armistice Day and War Child

Tomorrow, 99 years ago, the Armistice was signed and fighting finally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It would be prolonged three times before peace was ratified in January 1920.

We have an in-game remembrance event tomorrow – if you spend two minutes in reflection as the poppy turns red, you will unlock a medal. Verdun is also on sale in the War Child UK’s – Armistice bundle. 50% of the net revenue from this sale will be gifted to the charity for children affected by conflict.

Tannenberg is coming…

It won’t be long until Tannenberg is available for purchase! The closed beta has been going well and we’re eagerly looking forward to getting more feedback. Interested in seeing some first impressions? Check out this thread with several YouTuber preview videos: http://steamcommunity.com/app/633460/discussions/0/1483235412200762893/

Don’t forget to add Tannenberg to your wishlist now – Verdun players will receive a loyalty discount at release!

Cheers!

Frontline News – Small Update, Tannenberg Alpha Testing, and Q&A Lead artist

Small update

As you may have noticed a small update went live this week (see changelog). We’ve adjusted the spectator menu, added a small grace time window (of 25ms) where tradekills are allowed and fixed some cases of ‘shots not registering’.

Tannenberg Alpha Testing at full steam!

With the Early Access release drawing nearer we are still hard work testing the current builds, for which we still need more help. We have already been getting a lot of new testers on board. Recently another group of 1,400 soldiers has been released into Tannenberg so we are picking up speed. But we have more room so if you haven’t already, you can join Tannenberg Alpha Testing using the link below. We do ask you to have at least 20 hours of Verdun playtime. We need experienced soldiers!

Join the Tannenberg Alpha: http://steamcommunity.com/app/633460/discussions/0/2217311444342949200/

Q&A in the Tannenberg Hub!

And finally, we also have a new Frontline News in the Tannenberg Hub that is well worth checking out, since we have a Q&A with Lead Artist Jim ‘Volcol’ Chilton with some interesting information on the design process.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/tannenberg/announcements/detail/1446078264113815728

Frontline News – Update, European Championship & Tannenberg game mode

New Update

A new update went live, adding a bunch of new fixes, tweaks and general improvements to both the main and opentesting versions of Verdun. For the complete changelog check out the link below.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/0/365163686050549961/

European Championship

We would also like to ask your attention for an exciting tournament taking place this weekend. This Saturday at 4:30PM CET you can join E4I on OpNoobs’ Twitch channel[steamcommunity.com] to follow the European Verdun Championship 2017 (EUVC 2017). For future updates and announcement follow their E4I Steam group!

Eastern front details



Strategy is key in the new Maneuver Game mode of Tannenberg

Finally, we have some tidbits of information we want to share with you. Don’t forget to also check out the Tannenberg Hub. We have frequent news and previews there in regards to developments on the Eastern Front, such as the new Frontline News edition that focuses on Maneuver. Check out the article to learn more about the strategy and design philosophy behind the new game mode:
http://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791458421449/announcements/detail/1482105700867634127

Have a good weekend!

Tannenberg releases in EA on November 16!

The date is set – Tannenberg will be available on Steam Early Access from November 16. Experience combat on the Eastern Front as Russian forces battle Austro-Hungarian and German troops for the plains, forests and villages along the borders of the Russian Empire.

Watch the announcement trailer: https://youtu.be/zL7cEuh4nF8

We have also revealed the first bit of information about the all new Maneuver game mode which will pitch 64 players into epic battles to encircle and cut-off enemy positions. Read more in the latest news on the Tannenberg Steam page

Frontline News August

We have a small update for you, concerning some of the recent changes and updates. As we’re sure you’ve noticed, earlier this month saw the release of a new update:

  • Upgrade to Unity 2017.1p2
  • SSAA disabled, will be replaced with better post fx in a future update
  • Fixed retrieving weapon attachments for RDM/Attrition

Unfortunately a bug in the recent Unity update created some full screen issues on Linux. For the time being, there is a workaround. By adding -show-screen-selector to the launch options in Steam, and choosing “windowed” there, you should be able to enjoy the game.

Balancing testing

If you are interested in our ongoing balancing of Verdun, please check out the following post. This explains how to use our online document, where you can see all changes and leave feedback.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/0/133256689835004772/

Frontline News In The Tannenberg Hub

And finally we wanted to ask your attention for a brand new edition of Frontline News in the Tannenberg Hub, showcasing the Galicia Map and an addition to the gunplay mechanics. And… there is also a call to arms for the current Alpha Test.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/tannenberg/announcements/detail/2514552206141303112

Enjoy!

Get ready to deploy East!

Some of you have been fighting across the virtual trenches of Verdun for almost as long as the real war lasted. There have been new maps and squads along with many other updates, and now we’ve decided it’s time to expand the experience to include a different part of the First World War – hell is about to break loose on the Eastern Front

https://youtu.be/sE32n9kUddU

Tannenberg will be a standalone expansion to Verdun and the second game in the 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series, this time focused on the Eastern Front! As the Russian Empire faces off against the Austro-Hungarians and their German allies, it will feature new squads, weapons and maps, along with a new 64 player game mode. Expect to fight across open fields, and adjust your tactics accordingly. While it can be bought and played without owning Verdun, Tannenberg is closely linked to Verdun (you’ll be able to easily switch from one to the other as you play). This also means that the release of Tannenberg won’t signal the end of support for Verdun, so don’t worry on that front.

More details will follow as we get closer to release. For now you can read more in the FAQ.

Keep an eye on our announcements on Steam for more sneak peeks, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can already add Tannenberg to your Steam wishlist!