Yearning for an old-school Call of Duty 2-era WWII-focused first-person shooter (FPS) in VR? Does the modern, Counter-Strike style setting of Onward and Pavlov not do it for you? Then Front Defense: Heroes could be just what you’re looking for. And luckily this weekend (starting today and running through 1PM PT on Monday, 4/29, anyone can jump in to play for free on Steam.
For what it’s worth, Steam’s got it listed as only featuring Vive support.
While we didn’t love Front Defense: Heroes at launch, it had a solid foundation and has received a few key updates since release. Most notably, they finally added full, smooth locomotion so you no longer are forced to use the awkward mixture of first and third-person movement.
Here’s some footage of the new smooth locomotion:
The game features a handful of maps, a few core game mods like Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag, with up to 5v5 matches. Its gone the makings of a solid VR shooter and this weekend’s influx of players — plus a whopping 50% discount if you want to buy it and keep playing after the weekend – bodes well for the health of the player-base ideally.
If you decide to take the plunge and check it out over the next few days, you can join the game’s Discord channel for updates and to find people to play with.
Here is some gameplay from the launch version of the game:
Check it out for free this weekend on Steam and let us know what you think of the game down in the comments below!