If you have been playing the latest test version (by enabling opentesting in the Steam settings) you will already be familiar with the changes we are pushing to the live version of Verdun. After extensive testing it is now time for our entire player ba…
Today we reveal the next step in the Verdun experience – with all the focus on the Entente and Central Powers, we’ve overlooked a vital faction in the trenches – the rats. No more! With the working title ‘Unleash the Vermin’, we are working on several new squads with a range of loadouts and abilities. From the black rats (motto: ‘We eat anything’) and their food sense passive ability to the brown rats (‘Bigger is better’) with their multiple squad roles capable of burrowing, there will be a range of options available to rat players.
To whet your appetite, here’s a gif showing a brown rat ‘pack leader’ scouting a route while the human players are distracted during an attack. This loadout of the pack leader can’t burrow (note the relatively clean tail and paws), but instead leaves a trail boosting the speed of fellow squad members. Obviously this is a WIP shot so none of the UI is in place yet.
Possible future additions include different species (such as the wooly rat – though never recorded as present in the trenches, who can know for sure? Best to include them just in case) or a new game mode featuring only rats as they compete for food and mates. Naturally, once added this would become the new default game mode, replacing frontlines.
If you have your own ideas about future rat squads, you can share them already! We’re sure there are some great unique loadout possibilities for the Sumatran bamboo rat or the giant cloud rats, for instance. Until next time!
After successful releases on Steam and the PlayStation 4, we can announce today that Verdun is also available on the Xbox One!
All platforms are important to us and therefore we’re sure that you will understand that this release will not affect the PC version. In fact the PC version is still evolving each day, and guess what? More is yet to come …:)
For those wanting to play the game on the Xbox One as well, make sure to participate in our giveaway event. Simply share how you would heat things up in the trenches via Twitter with the #fireupVerdun hashtag or Facebook and get a chance to win an Xbox One Verdun key or a Verdun thermos flask….
About two weeks ago, we opened a discussion thread with links to a few spreadsheets that we had been working on with the Verdun community. These were balancing sheets for squad loadouts, weapon stats, and abilities. We were looking for more feedback fr…
After going through a lot of open testing, we just released a nice selection of adjustments and fixes. You can find a full list of changes on our Changelog. But some notable changes in this update are:Fixed an issue with damage reduction over distance….
We have seen some great initiatives these past months in the community and we wanted to make sure they become more visible for others.
We’ll make sure that tournaments for example are shown more prominently in the ‘Competition and Event’ sub-forum: http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/7/
Also, we will be highlighting a few of these initiatives such as now…
Players are welcomed in the following tournaments:
- European Nations Cup – 2017 offered to you by Daykare
- American Nations Cup – 2017 offered to you by PdB
- AU Verdun Community Tournament offered to you by trenchrat Harrigarno
For those interested, please make sure to check their Steam hub thread!
The Verdun team
At the end of this month, we’re visiting Verdun together with the crew from WW1 YouTube Channel; The Great War.
We would like to invite you all on the 31rst for some drinks, snacks and a Q&A session.
The gathering will be hosted at the ‘Romagne 14-18 museum’[romagne14-18.com], a venue that has been a great inspiration and references for the game.
For more information, make sure to check the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1338299159571146/
To sign up, just simply register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-great-war-verdun-game-fan-meeting-tickets-30489970322?aff=efbevent