Update: The 1.03 patch is now live with “huge improvements” for squads and matchmaking according to a First Contact representative.
A tweet from the company confirms the included changes:
We are pleased to announce that Patch 1.03 for #FirewallZeroHour is live today. Here are the Patch Notes (updates to the game): Squad to Squad matchmaking. General matchmaking improvements. Various quality of life fixes. Crypto Purchasing bug fixes. UI/UX bug fixes. #SquadUp!
— First Contact Entertainment (@firstcontactent) September 28, 2018
Original: Waiting to get into a match of Firewall Zero Hour should soon be a bit shorter.
First Contact Entertainment today confirmed that Patch 1.03 for the PSVR exclusive shooter is in the “final stages of testing” and should be with us soon. The studio clarified that this update will improve squad matchmaking and “should result in lower wait times overall.”
That’s great to hear considering that the amount of downtime in Firewall is one of our key concerns with the otherwise-excellent game. Whilst matchmaking has had its bugs since launch last month, we’re also anticipating further improvements to the lobby to also keep wait times down. First Contact noted that “feature improvements” to the lobby were indeed in the works, but would be introduced in future updates.
Going forward, First Contact is also committed to delivering weekly updates on the game to fill the community in on what’s happening. Hopefully, this marks the start of a more open approach to the game’s development.
Firewall remains one of our favorite PSVR games of the year, though, and absolutely something you should check out. Going forward, we’d love to see some changes made to the game’s jammer system, which also seems to have some major exploits.