WW1 shooter Verdun is available now on Xbox One, and it's pretty fun!

Hot on the heels of the success of Battlefield 1, Verdun has finally launched on Xbox One, bringing its intense and gory World War 1 action with it.

For what Verdun lacks in Battlefield 1's budget, it makes up for with hardcore one-shot, one-kill gunplay, and some old school infantry-only gameplay. There are no choppers, tanks, or behemoths in Verdun; it's just boots on the ground, a minimal UI, and your trusty iron sights.

Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic World War One setting. 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.

Verdun key features include:

  • Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, accurate gore, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience, and ferocious artillery barrages.
  • Tactical squad-based FPS: Unique squad leveling system, distinct squad types and roles, and in-game 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.

We'll have a complete review up for Verdun in the coming days, but if you yearn for a classic, affordable shooter that focusses on skills over spectacle, Verdun might be just what the doctor ordered.

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