OrbusVR, an MMORPG created from the ground-up for VR headsets, is getting a free weekend on Rift starting April 19th to April 22nd. As a part of Oculus’ two-year anniversary of Rift, this is the fourth weekend to feature a one hour-long period that automatically enters you to win some pretty big prizes.
To enter, simply download OrbusVR (free during that period) and play anytime between 1PM – 2 PM PT (local end time here) on Saturday, April 21st.
- An OrbusVR Gold Rush achievement
- 100 Third place winners will receive $25 Oculus Store credit
- 25 Second place winners will receive one Rift + Touch kit in addition to $100 of Oculus Store credit
- Two grand prize winners will receive: A Falcon PC, One Rift + Touch & a “Golden Account” – This account will give you access to over 100 of the best titles on the Oculus Store for free
As the result of successful Kickstarter, OrbusVR went into Early Access on Steam last December, and later made its way to Oculus Home in Early Access at the beginning of this year. The game boasts an open world, dozens of hours of story-driven quests, and a host of genre staples such as dungeons, world bosses, and several classes to choose from.
“We expect a lot of traffic, so technical issues may happen but we’ll be ready to respond to the issues as they arise,” says OrbusVR Community Manager Mathieu Dugon in a blog post. “This is a chance to grow the community even more and we hope the community will be happy to answer new player questions. We’ll also be ready and on the lookout to handle player incidents that may arise.”
The past three weeks have seen several technical issues arise, so make sure to be on time, or even early to take advantage of your free entry.
OrbusVR also recently underwent a content update that now includes dragon breeding, which lets you breed for specific traits, and a teleporting system that lets you use the world’s rune stones to fast travel. So there’s plenty of reasons to get started early!