Feel the terror in Verdun

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Verdun

Whilst some folk are excited that Battlefield 1 will be coming to consoles, BlackMill Games have stolen a march on their more illustrious rivals with the announcement of the gritty and realistic Verdun.

Based on the Battle of Verdun, which took place in France in World War I, 1916, Verdun takes place over maps based on real war zones.

This squad-based game where players use a variety of historically accurate weapons, will see you traversing the often treacherous conditions of the French front line.

Utilising the first person mechanic, you’ll use your rifle, bayonet, toxic gas, machine guns and more to defeat the advancing enemy lines. The game will also offer the player multiple modes, including defence and attack. Other playable modes included will be, Rifle Deathmatch, Squad Defence and Attrition Mode.

Co-operating with friends can earn your squad Career Points, to unlock specialisations, weapons and kit.

Verdun will be heading over the top nearly two months before Battlefield 1 as well. Expect to get the rallying cry on the 30th of August.

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