Welcome back to another Verdun Community Development Update. This week we have a very exciting announcement and loads of content to show!
Initial test build results
The test build for the upcoming content update has received overwhelmingly positive response from everyone who has participated in the first week of testing. All weapons function well, and the general consensus is that the update is a great step forward for the game. We are still working out the systems for the flamethrower and fire damage, as well as polishing some animations.
If you are reading this and think, “I would like to join as well!”, then look no further. You can sign up for the testing group here
. Upon joining the test group, we issue game keys for the installation of the testing build, upon downloading you can then provide feedback within the group itself. The testing is done using a separate game build, so you can still play the current live build when testing is quiet.
So what is in this big new update? Well, over the past months we have teased quite a lot of content, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
After last week’s surprise announcement of the upcoming night map “Champagne” we couldn’t resist showcasing some more of this amazing new game environment. We’d also like to introduce images of the new U.S squads in-game for the first time.
“U.S Doughboys and elements of Marines on a combined operation in the Champagne region. Known as the battle of “Blanc Mont Ridge” in October of 1918. Most obvious is the presence of the iconic M1897 winchester “Trench Gun”. A feared and most deadly weapon in the close proximity of the trenches in Champagne.”
“Outflanking a group of German sentries, Champagne 1918. The new map allows for tense close quarters combat, and thanks to a less-linear design of trench lines it becomes possible to surprise defenders and attackers by attacking from unexpected corners.”
Next week we’ll release more teasers of the map including some of the iconic underground dugouts to explore.
Updated animations, extraction
Some animation improvements have been done, last week we already saw the bullet extraction (though heavily a WIP). This week we show some of the many new reload animations.
Gew. 98 reload animation, now forcefully pressing the bullets into the magazine
Reloading the Belgian FN1900, correctly pulling the slide upon insertion. Also note the Belgian officer sleeve
Screenshots of the Week
“French overrunning a German mortar position in the Argonne, 1918”