Another WW1 FPS Wants To Get Into The Trenches

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Most WW1 games end up having very little to do with WW1, because to portray the conflict accurately would be both nightmarish and incredibly boring. Beyond The Wire, a new multiplayer FPS, looks like it’s trying to get right into the trenches that so many other games want to avoid.


Developed by Offworld Industries, the same team behind The Squad and Post Scriptum, Beyond the Wire sees them travel further back in time to the First World War, with battles that support up to 50v50 players, chlorine gas, shovels and lots of mud.

You can sign up for Early Access on Steam here, with a full release planned for 2021-22.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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This is going to be hardcore AF, right? I’ve seen some Post Scriptum gameplay it looks intense and like it has long ass match lengths.

I ask because I’m constantly in search of a Battlefield alternative due to how DICE seemingly has little idea of what direction their games should go, don’t fix issues promptly, let cheating fester on PC, tend to not say anything or will say nothing even when they deign to come on from down the mountain top to talk to people.

I couldn’t care less about the things the gamergate-type crowd got riled up about when BFV was announced. I just want the experience of Battlefield (large scale, combined arms, a little sweat) but without some of the sweatiness found in the Squads, Post Scriptums, or Hell Let Looses of the world.