Romanians Join the Fight in Tannenberg: New Free Update in WWI Gaming


Blackmill Games and M2H release a free update for WW1 shooter Tannenberg, bringing a new map, a new squad, and new weapons!

The free update will be downloaded when owners of Tannenberg next start up the game! Those who don’t own Tannenberg yet can get the game with a 30% discount here.

The 1918 Treaty of Bucharest was signed a little more than 100 years ago. Isolated by Russia’s withdrawal from the war, Romania had little choice but to settle with the Central Powers. But until that point they had fought bravely. Now they join the war once more, in the World War One first-person shooter Tannenberg.

The Romanian Infantry squad bring reliable M93 rifles and carbines to the fight, along with courage and discipline. They are ready to show their determination to defend Mount Cosna! In addition to their standard issue weapons, the Romanian squad will also have access to some foreign arms.

Tannenberg Roumanian Update

Jos Hoebe says: “We’re excited to release a new squad voted for by the community! The team wanted to add one of the smaller nations that often get overlooked in media representations of the war, and we narrowed it down to Romania or Bulgaria. One of the fun things about Early Access is responding to what the community wants, so holding a vote to decide was an obvious choice.”

The new historical map is a vertically challenging battleground inspired by Mount Cosna, the Second Battle of Oituz and the western parts of Romania. Outnumbered Romanian troops held the line against German and Austro-Hungarian attackers long enough for their elite mountain infantry and Russian reinforcements to arrive. Blasted trees, rocks, and a few trench lines offer cover as both sides battle for control of the mountain peak and the surrounding slopes.

Tannenberg Roumanian Update

FMOD Sound Update

Early Access is not just about adding new content, it’s also about continuously improving the game overall. Players have asked for improved sound effects, so we’ve been doing just that. Following months of work and taking on board player feedback, sounds have been updated in Tannenberg.

In addition to the individual sound effects, the update also establishes a better overall ambience. It’s more clear which direction sounds are coming from, and the distance of sounds is more audible. Similar sound updates are on the way in the future for Verdun – the first game in the WW1 Game series.

Tannenberg Roumanian Update

WW1 Game Series

Starting out on the Western Front with the release of the first authentic WW1 FPS Verdun back in April 2015, and expanding to the Eastern Front with Tannenberg, the 1914-1918 series throws players into intense warfare inspired by the chaos and fury of iconic battles from the First World War. With over a million copies of Verdun sold, this novel and underserved setting has proven popular with the gaming community!

Tannenberg Roumanian Update

Players choose from a variety of historically accurate squads and weapons, with more available to unlock through playing the game, before diving into the mud and blood splattered battlefields of dynamic multiplayer trench warfare.

Every game is built on a base of thorough research and receives extensive post-release support bringing new content and challenges for our players. The games in the series are linked, but each one is standalone and provides a different experience, reflecting the nature of the fighting in the many-sided theaters of the war.

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