First Contact Entertainment gives us the lowdown on its upcoming FPS
Firewall Zero Hour fans: we’re hard at work on the game so you can enjoy it a bit later this year. We have more to show you prior to then, but in the mean time we wanted to tackle some of the questions we’d seen you ask on social media and forums these past few months.
What is Firewall Zero Hour?
Firewall Zero Hour is a 4 vs. 4, team-based tactical VR shooter where players must use teamwork, strategy and an arsenal of equipment to either acquire or protect a cache of sensitive data.
In Firewall Zero Hour, two teams of mercenaries (Attackers and Defenders) are hired by anonymous contract handlers to either protect or obtain the data, housed in a laptop located in exotic locations across the globe.
Each team’s anonymous contract handler acts as their ‘eye in the sky’ and guides each team by providing objectives and critical information in each match. Their sole concern is the data and they are willing to pay you handsomely for it.
What are my character/weapon/equipment options?
There will be a number of different weapons in Firewall Zero Hour, ranging from Assault Rifles, SMGs, Shotguns and Pistols.
We also offer many weapon attachments and equipment to unlock through player progression that enhance your weapons and upgrade your loadouts.
There are also 12 different Contractors to choose from, each with their own unique skill. Each contractor can be customized with an additional skill and many cosmetic upgrades.
How do I progress? Am I getting experience or money?
Each time you complete a match in Firewall Zero Hour, you earn XP and our in-game currency, Crypto as a reward for your accomplishments. XP unlocks new weapons, attachments and equipment. You can purchase the items that you have unlocked using Crypto. The more you play, the more you unlock, the more you purchase.
Is internet/PS Plus required for Firewall Zero Hour?
An internet connection is required for Firewall Zero Hour. PS Plus is only required for Multiplayer Training and Multiplayer Contract modes.
Am I picking sides?
There are no sides in Firewall. You accept contracts and work for anyone willing to pay your price.
How many maps will there be at launch?
There will be nine maps at launch, set across three real-world regions: Russia, United Kingdom and the Middle East.
How does the game benefit from PS VR?
Firewall Zero Hour has been developed from the ground up for PS VR – we worked hard to make sure that the experiences players have in VR when they play are as immersive, engaging and as unique as possible.
There are a number of examples that bring this to life:
- Rich 3D environments.
- Realistic characters with lifelike animations.
- Satisfying gameplay reinforced by precise controls and intuitive locomotion.
- A powerful social element driven by team communication and interactions that are hyper-effective via 3D sound
- and PS VR’s built-in microphone.
Playing with the PlayStation VR aim controller, you’ll benefit from an extra level of immersion as you aim down the sights of your virtual weapon.
Finally, communication with your teammates is critical in Firewall Zero Hour–and your key to strategizing, surviving, and completing your Contracts.
Is there a Single Player Campaign?
There is no traditional Single Player Campaign in Firewall Zero Hour. Our focus is making Contracts Mode (Multiplayer competitive PVP) as balanced, satisfying, and replayable as possible. Our Singleplayer and Multiplayer Training Modes allow you earn XP, and practice against AI with all of your weapons and equipment, preparing you for combat in Contracts Mode.
What are the details about the game modes in Firewall Zero Hour?
Training Mode (Single Player PVE)
- Test and hone your skills alone against AI in 9 maps. Earn XP to help boost your MP game progress
Training Mode (Multiplayer co-op PVE)
- Public: Join a team of mercenaries to take on an AI army and earn XP.
- Private: Create a private match with 2-4 players against AI to complete objectives (no XP or Crypto)
Contract Mode (Multiplayer competitive PVP)
- Public: Join a team of 4 ranked players online to complete objectives, earn XP and Crypto.
- Private: Create a private match with up to 8 players to complete objectives (no XP or Crypto)
There’s much more to come and we can’t wait to get our game into the hands (and onto the heads) of the PS VR community!