If you, like me, have fallen off the Firewall Zero Hour wagon, you’ll be pleased to know that there will be a few good reasons to don your PSVR headset and dive into the tiresome world of Firewall.
The game’s director, Damoun Shabastari – affectionately known as ‘Shabs’ inside the Firewall community – posted a lengthy update over on the official PlayStation Blog today, detailing what is coming in the next big Firewall Zero Hour update on PSVR. And it really is a big update.
The new update is Operation: Nightfall. This update will bring a whole host of new content, including new maps, weapons, contractors, and trinkets. However, not all of it is free. Taking inspiration from the likes of Fortnite and Rocket League, and others, Firewall Zero Hour is introducing seasonal passes that allow access to different tasks and rewards. The Op-Pass will cost $9.99 per-season. There’s no word yet on the pricing for other regions but it’s safe to assume it’ll be similar.
The other big changes are in how the game looks, specifically, how the game looks when you’re not actually playing. The menus have been completely revamped in order to make the rewards, missions and, most importantly, the store easy to access and understand.
Before the big update goes live, you’ll be able to buy the already-released trinkets, camos, contractors, etc, via bundles on the PlayStation Store. These bundles will only be available for a short time, and once they’re gone you’ll have to play the game and/or buy the Op-Pass to get them.
For those looking for a little more solo-player action – good news! While playing alone against the A.I isn’t the best way to spend an evening, it is how some people like to roll. Plus, it’s a great way to learn the layouts of new maps and get accustomed to new skills and weapons. The developers have worked to improve the A.I so that there’s a bit more of a challenge during these training missions. The developer claims that the A.I will now act more human-like by using different skills, tactics, and will actively hunt down players.
According to the Firewall Zero Hour development team, this is just the beginning. There will be more updates in the future with more maps, weapons, contractors, and more. For the time being, Operation: Nightfall will drop on May 21st, 2019 – for free!
Source: PlayStation Blog
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