Echo VR, the hub for both ‘Echo Arena’ and ‘Echo Combat’, got a sizeable update today with a revamped lobby which turns zero-G into under-the-sea. A new Skirmish zone lets players hop into pick-up battles for practice before diving into matches.
While Echo VR offers up both Echo Arena and Echo Combat, the game’s lobby itself actually has plenty to do inside, and with today’s Summer Splash update there’s even more. The lobby has been transformed into an undersea paradise with new objects to play around with and new customizations to unlock. Echo VR has seen similar seasonal lobby makeovers for Winter and Halloween.
The Summer Splash lobby will be available until August 2nd at 12AM PT, and players can unlock some new customizations by completing an Echo Arena or Echo Combat match any time before it ends.
Players can also unlock some unique decals by participating in two scheduled Echo Arena events:
On July 25th from 10:00AM – 10:00PM PST / 17:00 – 5:00 UTC complete 1 Event Match to earn a special Summer decal (check the in-game poster on the event day for more info!).
On August 1st from 10:00AM – 10:00PM PST / 17:00 – 5:00 UTC complete 1 Event Match to earn a special Summer decal (check the in-game poster on the event day for more info!).
A new Skirmish zone has been added to the lobby as well. Similar to the Echo Arena practice area, this zone lets you actually fight each other like a pick-up game of laser tag.
The Summer Splash update also brings some minor balance changes and a host of bug fixes, all of which are detailed over at the game’s official blog.