First Contact Entertainment’s team-based, first-person shooter (FPS) Firewall Zero Hour has been exclusively available for PlayStation VR for just over a year now, and in that time the developer has released a constant stream of updates. Tomorrow another is due to arrive in the form of Operation: Heartland, adding new maps, contractors and weapons.
Firewall Zero Hour – Operation: Heartland takes place in the United States of America, starting the third season of DLC. There will be two new maps available for free beginning with Prepper, which takes place somewhere on the edge of Arizona inside a doomsday prepper’s bunker network. While the other is called Gauntlet, a training ground located in the state of Virginia. Gauntlet will open during Operation: Heartland’s mid-season update coming 26th November.
Then there are the two new contractors, split in a similar fashion to the maps. Tomorrow will see Bear become available. From North Carolina, he’s an expert hunter and tracker having served his country as a marksman in an elite military division. In the mid-season update Dom will appear. The first Contractor from France, his Skill of “Survivalist” will allow players to receive an additional downed state. Both are only accessible via the Operation: Heartland Op Pass.
As for toys to play with, Operation: Heartland will add the quiet TC1 Crossbow in week one while the Classic Reg K8 assault rifle will be made available mid-season. Also arriving on 26th November is the Nerve Gas Mine which is free for all players, unlocking at Level 17 and for 7300 Crypto.
On top of all those items are cosmetic rewards. Op Pass holders who complete all Free, Premium and Bonus Missions in Operation: Heartland (24 missions) can redeem the Legendary Weapon Skin of Meiko’s ZS for 250,000 Crypto. Plus there are 24 new cosmetic Rewards offering a variety of trinkets, face paints, and camo skins.
As one team at First Contact Entertainment continues to update Firewall Zero Hour another is working on the studios’ next VR project, Solaris: Offworld Combat. Sticking with the FPS genre the studio knows best, it’s a 4 vs 4 multiplayer supporting Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR. For further updates on either title, keep reading VRFocus.