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Blazy013  [developer] May 24, 2017 @ 5:01am
Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find a list of Frequently Asked Question and the answers.

What does a 1914-1918 WWI Game Series encompass?
The series is a platform for our passion to create historical World War 1 games and novel First Person Shooter experiences. Currently the WW1 Game Series includes Verdun and Tannenberg. These authentic WW1 shooters let players choose from a range of squads from across the war, as they fight for control of the ever-changing frontlines.

What is Verdun?
Verdun is the first entry in the WW1 Game Series, covering the Western Front. Players experience merciless trench warfare in the Frontlines game mode, which sees each side attack and counter attack in turn as they attempt to occupy enemy trenches. The first team to push all the way to the enemy’s final trench is the winner. Read more on the Verdun store page!

Do I need to own Verdun to play Tannenberg?
No, Tannenberg is a standalone product - you don't need to own Verdun to buy and play Tannenberg.

Is there any connectivity between Verdun and Tannenberg?
The games are connected, so if you own both you can switch between the different fronts with an in-game menu, even though they are standalone releases. We have also put time into making the two games share a similar codebase – this will allow us to offer long term support to both games, and means that many improvements can be shared between them both.

Does Tannenberg offer a similar gameplay experience to Verdun?
Tannenberg offers the same historical action where strategy and communication are key. But due to the different nature of the war on the Eastern Front, the geography of the new maps (more open, less trenches), and the new 64 player Maneuver game mode, fresh strategies are called for.

Why Early Access?
The open beta is feature complete. We are using the Early Access period to apply final balancing, performance and sound improvements based on player feedback. We will also be adding a new user interface and a system to easily switch between Verdun and Tannenberg for those who own both games.

When will Tannenberg be fully released / how long will Early Access last?
Tannenberg is scheduled to leave Early Access in 2018.

What content is there in Tannenberg right now? Can we expect more at full release?
Tannenberg currently features 5 maps with a range of preset weather conditions and objective variants, 30+ weapons, 5 squads, and the new 64 player Maneuver game mode playable with full AI bot support.
As far as more content goes, during the open beta we will be adding a new user interface, more ambient sounds and the ability to easily switch between Verdun and Tannenberg in the game. Beyond that we can’t say yet.

On which platforms will the game be released?
Currently the game available for PC on Windows, Linux+SteamOS and Mac. A console version can’t be confirmed at this time.

When are the most players active in the game?
If you’re looking for people to play Verdun and Tannenberg with, the best time to be online is between 17:00 - 23:00 CEST. That’s 15:00-21:00 UTC, 11:00-17:00 EDT, or 8:00-14:00 PDT.

What are War Wolves?
War Wolves are players that know the game very well. They help the developers support the game by answering your questions, clarifying topics and buzzing around news. Keep in mind the War Wolves are volunteers that support the game. Game decisions are made by the development team, so don't keep grudges against the players that support us!

How can I report bugs?
If you encounter bugs, please report them on our bug tracking website[support.ww1gameseries.com] so we can keep track of everything.

Is there single player?
While there isn’t a single player campaign, Tannenberg does have full AI bot support for the Maneuver game mode, so you can play entirely by yourself.

How do I unlock new weapons and loadouts?
This post explains how to unlock new weapons and loadouts.

What are career points?
As you play the game, you will earn experience and career points. Career points are used to unlock variant loadouts for soldier classes. For instance, one of the Cossack squad members might be able to switch their default rifle and shaska for a pistol and grenades, or a shaska and even more grenades. These alternate loadouts are unlocked with career points. They are designed to be different and without a superior choice. The career points you get with the Supporter Edition simply allow you to unlock some of these alternate loadouts as soon as you start playing.

Will more squads be added in the future?
We have added a new Roumanian squad to Tannenberg, and it’s possible that more new squads will be added in the future. However we can’t say yet as we haven’t finalized our roadmap following the full release yet.

Will there be vehicles, horses or player manned artillery added in the future?
We have no plans to add vehicles, horses or player manned artillery in the future.

Why is there no friendly fire? Will it ever be added?
Our testing and experience since the early days of Tannenberg predecessor Verdun has taught us that for the vast majority of players, friendly fire makes the game experience worse, rather than better. Not having friendly fire also removes a common form of griefing.

While we have no plans to activate friendly fire for the main game, private matches can choose to have it activated.

Why is Tannenberg not a Verdun DLC?
First off, Tannenberg takes place on the Eastern front, and not in the familiar trench scenery of the Western front. This new setting brings with it important changes of pace in gameplay. Tannenberg moves away from the trench warfare we know from Verdun and has bigger, more open maps. The new playstyle has allowed us to make the transition to 64 players. Additionally, we didn’t want to force newcomers to the series to have to buy Verdun. We welcome everyone into our WW1 Game Series and understand that people may have interests in different areas of the war.

And on top of all this, the amount of content we have created for Tannenberg - e.g. the new Maneuver game mode, squads, weapons, maps, etc. it simply deserves a standalone release.

Can I make videos and monetize them on YouTube?
We love user made content and encourage you making machina/let's plays and other 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series related videos. If you would like to monetize a 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series video that is no problem with us.
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