Developer Downpour Interactive released their virtual reality (VR) tactical military shooter back in late 2017 and have now revealed that Onward is available to play for free this weekend on the Oculus Store. This means that anyone who was wondering what it is like to be immersed within a modern set military title can do so, completely for free.
Focusing on five-versus-five battles in a modern setting, players will find themselves needing to make every step and action count. With only one life and next to information being displays on screen, this is the closest to real-life warfare as you can get. Working together with friends or computer controlled team members, players will need to complete objective-based game-modes and use tactics, communication and coordination along with weapon skills to come out as the victor.
Back in May of this year, the team at Downpour Interactive released a new update which brought will it a number of big improvements and features to the title. This included updates to the shadows and lighting effects across all of the titles maps, improvements to the inventory system to allow for better navigation. Items were also made ambidextrous, along with being made to be shared between players as well as dropped.
A number of new weapons came in the update as well which give players more options in how they want to approach a fight. Night vision and IR lights were also added to the title along with night-time maps to the title as well. The update also brought with it the implementation of the EasyAntiCheat (EAC) system to help deal with any potential cheaters that might be causing trouble within the title.
The free weekend of Onward is available now on the Oculus Store, and is running until 8am (BST) on Monday, 18th June. Players who want to keep going after this time can do so by picking up the title at discounted price of £10.99 (GBP) down from £18.99 as part of the free weekend.
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