During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2021 last week Resolution Games revealed a couple of incoming updates for two of its titles. The first arrives today for PvP shooter Blaston. Called the “Crackdown” update, players will have a single-player campaign to beat as well as additional content.
In the new campaign players will have to fight their way through four AI characters before finally facing their boss, Argentia in what should be some grueling matches. At the same time, players will learn a bit more about this dystopian universe by stepping into Scrapper Street. Only by playing the campaign will you be able to unlock and earn your way into the new fighting location, Scrapper’s Market, offering a much more gritty environment than the flashy original arena.
Completing the campaign will not only unlock the new arena but players will also gain access to the Octo Agent avatar, ModOps skins and the Viper Ellipse gun as a reward.
And then there’s the upgraded Ozo Lounge, the social space at the heart of Blaston. With the new improvements, players can use Tokens to play an enhanced version of arcade title Alien Blast – which is now called Super Alien Blast – as well as a jukebox to liven up the party. Plus, if you want to feel like you’re really inside Blaston Resolution Games has integrated bHaptics support for its TactSuit range.
Blaston has also been in the news for other reasons. Last week Facebook announced it was going to start testing ads inside VR videogames beginning with Blaston. Whilst this was only an initial test the announcement has led to Blaston getting review bombed on Steam and Oculus Store.
VRFocus said in its review: “Blaston is another one of the great examples that can only be made in VR and a perfect fit for Oculus Quest. The fast and furious gameplay is instantaneous, grab a gun and shoot it, with the real enjoyment coming from dodging all over the place.”
Blaston supports Oculus Quest and Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The “Crackdown” update is free to current Blaston owners. For further updates from Resolution Games, keep reading VRFocus.