Front Defense: Heroes is a first-party multiplayer shooter from Vive Studios, developed by Taipei-based Fantahorn Studio. HTC today announced that the WWII-themed shooter is heading out of Early Access today with a few updates in tow.
What’s more, HTC is giving Front Defense: Heroes away for free (to keep forever) to Viveport users if you download the title between May 23rd – 30th via Viveport. Front Defense: Heroes is compatible with the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets.
We went hands-on with Front Defense: Heroes in our Early Access review, and while its WWII deathmatches recalled some of the fun of Battlefield or Day of Defeat in VR, it was missing a level of polish and precision that would keep us from coming back for more.
Over its year and half stint in Early Access, the game has received multiple updates in response to player feedback however, including new locomotion methods, combat modes, bots, maps, and weapons.
In today’s update, Front Defense: Heroes now includes five new avatar skins, five new weapons, four new maps and a firing range for training. The biggest change however is in the new earnable points which you can gain in battle and redeem for new weapons, weapon skins, and avatars.
HTC says players will be able to increase their amount of points by 50% by participating in what they call ‘multiplier sessions’. The cap on points is said to reset at 12:00AM PT every night.
HTC says that All Viveport users, not just Viveport Infinity members, can download the title free starting today and ending on May 30th at 12AM PT (local time here).