Ubisoft launched multiplayer combat arena experience Space Junkies back in March, and during the course of the following three months released a new content update. As it’s almost the end of June it’s time for Episode 3 with the studio introducing plenty of free content for players to enjoy.
In this update – which applies to all versions (PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift/Rift S and HTC Vive) – players now have access to a new weapon called the Bowminator which can quickly fire three shots at once, or one powerful shot when keeping the string pulled.
There’s a new map called The Jail, geared towards close and medium range combat – great for those who like using the sword. A new Squid variant known as “Mental Mollusk”, plus a new bots feature. Whether you’re new to Space Junkies or just wish to practice a map or using a weapon, now you can offline against a bunch of AI.
Lastly, there are two new modes. It used to be that Space Junkies only allowed up to 2v2 matches but now that’s been increased to 3v3, with lobbies supporting up to six players. The other mode is Chivalry. This is a little mode hardcode than the rest, with players only having access to the bow, sword and shield, old school medieval fighting in space.
“Chivalry was inspired by one of our Gameplay Programmers who likes to Cosplay and play with medieval swords,” explains Ubisoft Producer Adrian Lacey on Oculus Blog. “Players enjoyed close quarter combat in our spherical battlespaces, so we decided to take it a step further by adding the ‘Bowminator’ to increase skill level, encourage precision shooting, and add a tactical layer.”
And that’s it in terms of the Space Junkies roadmap Ubisoft has released. The studio has made mention of a surprise to come but no other details have been made available just yet.
If you’ve not picked up Space Junkes yet then now might be a good time as its currently discounted. On the Oculus Store, it’s retailing for £13.32 GBP (normally £33.99), on Steam its got a 63% saving down to £12.57, and on PlayStation Store its £15.99. For further updates on the videogame, keep reading VRFocus.