Onward, the multiplayer VR shooter in Early Access, is hosting another free access weekend, this time on Steam for owners of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The popular mil-sim tactical shooter has hosted several free weekends since its Early Access release in 2016—and another fresh one is ready to be locked and loaded, starting July 19th at 10AM PST (local time here) until the 22nd at 1PM PST (local time here).

The game is primarily focused on online multiplayer, and includes 5v5 team deathmatch, objective-based gamemodes, solo/co-op vs AI, 30 different realistic weapons, and a host of artificial locomotion options including hand-relative locomotion, snap-turn, and of course room-scale locomotion. Check it out on Steam here.

Remember: there aren’t any HUDs or projected cross-hairs, so your shooting ability (and ability to communicate) will greatly influence your chances of nabbing that all-important victory.

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The free weekend will only be available through Steam, a Downpour Interactive spokesperson announced via Reddit. For Rift users, SteamVR won’t actually be required since the game supports the Oculus SDK natively. Simply allow ‘unknown sources’ through the Oculus PC app, and boot the game directly from Steam.

To allow content from unknown sources:

  • Open the Oculus app on your PC.
  • Select Settings in the left menu.
  • Select the General tab.
  • Next to Unknown Sources, click to allow content from unknown sources.

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  • jeff courtney

    This is the most close to call of duty in vr.I dont like those type of games that much but I own all the vr ones,including this one.It is very realistic and blows away anything in 2d.You go from a flat 2d screen to vr,as you jumped the 3d and went from a playstation 1 to a 7.Praise Jesus !

    • JJ

      Yeah its pretty amazing like goddamn the future is here amazing and its not something someone can tell you about because stepping into the game is an entirely new experience

      • q23main

        True. It’s hard to sell vr enthusiasm to colleagues that have not tried it..