One of the most prominent WWI shooters on the market, Verdun, has just received its latest content patch, billed Update 11145. This update tackles a whole lot of things, at the forefront of which are the improvements to the game's net code.
Developers have also wildly increased the level of visual quality of Verdun's character models, making them far more realistic and detailed than ever before. Verdun has also received a number of new audio improvements, though this will require a bit more tweaking than is usual to work as of now.
To opt into the game's upcoming audio system, which is currently in a kind of a beta stage of deployment and development, you'll need to switch to the game's 'opentesting' branch, or add 'FMOD FMOD_WIP' to Verdun's launch options.
Verdun Update 11145 Highlights
Aside from what's been mentioned above, here's a number of fanciest tweaks and fixes that the devs have prepared for Verdun's latest update:
-Syncing of players made instantaneous - this prevents heavy lag at the start of matches and lag spikes when new players join.
-Optimized character models, which should both reduce the GPU load and improve the visual appearance of characters.
-Fixed a bug which could cause third person models to be at a different height to the first person view, particularly when prone (this stops other players appearing to be ‘buried’ in the ground).
-Trade kill checks now take into account how far a bullet has travelled, which should improve trade kill accuracy for long-range shots.
-Improvements made to melee stabbing, with better locking on, better handling for stabs from above, and a slight speed boost during stabs.
-Improvements to deployable MG rotation and deployment to reduces instances where their third person appearance doesn’t match what the MG player was doing.
-Adjustments made to Vosges, Picardie, Flanders, Artois, Douaumont, and Champagne to reduce spawn killing.
Intrigued by the prospect of getting virtual trench foot? Verdun is currently available on Steam at the price of €22,99, and lest you forget, it's recently been fused with its successor, Tannenberg, which means it's absolutely packed with content.