Today was supposed to be a great day for us Firewall Zero Hour players, but instead it’s turned out to be a little bit of a fiasco.
The new update, Operation Nightfall, brings a brand new map for players to kill each other in, as well as a new character to play as with a new skill. There are various tweaks, fixes, and balances being made to the game, too, but it’s all being overshadowed by the blue screen of death that many players are reporting after installing the latest update.
The Firewall Zero Hour sub-reddit is full of players complaining about the game being supposedly broken after installing update version 1.18. The main problem is that players are being booted back to the dashboard after having an error message pop up – the blue screen of death. Others are having problems relating to the game’s playable characters changing at random.
Firewall Zero Hour developer First Contact Entertainment is aware of the issues, and one of the developers has spoken out in the game’s official Discord channel that the team is working to figure out the problems with the new update. It’s not pretty, though, as many disgruntled players are flooding the game’s Discord channel with complaints, only to find their messages being deleted by the admin team.
It’s a poor showing for Firewall Zero Hour and it’s a shame that the game just can’t seem to catch a break. It’s a fantastic game in its own right, but it has always been plagued with connection issues and bugs that spoil the fun far too often. Here’s hoping a fix is deployed sooner rather than later.
The update is available to download and install now. Unfortunately there’s no way to play the game without updating, so you’ll just have to take your chances and hope you’re not affected by the blue screen and crashing issues. One fix that has been posed by players is to try playing with an alternate account. Some are reporting that the issues seemingly disappear by using an alternate account on the same console. Can’t hurt to try, right?
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