Back in May XREAL Games brought its military shooter Zero Caliber to Oculus Quest in the form of Zero Caliber: Reloaded, rebuilding the experience for the standalone headset. Today, the studio has released its sixth update for the videogame, adding a new gameplay mode, more maps, guns and a few additional cosmetic extras.
The main focus of the update is the new Survival mode which supports both solo and four-player co-op. As you might expect, the mode is all about surviving for as long as possible, made a little bit easier if you are teamed up. Everyone starts with a basic pistol and as you clear waves gain access to better weapons and attachments via supply drops. Whilst you can slug it out for as long as possible, at a certain point between the waves you can leave by calling for extraction, although it’s not clear why you might do this.
XREAL Games has created two specific maps for the Survival mode, Critical Mass and The VIP, each with its own challenges. Critical Mass is a CQB map, players have to defend a stationary nuclear bomb while waves ofTlalokii soldiers try to sabotage the objective. The VIP changes the objective up by tasking players with keeping ‘Bob’ alive, who’ll be fighting alongside them.
In addition to all of this, Zero Caliber: Reloaded will see the M249 light machine gun make its debut, a HAMR Scope and 3 new weapon skins. Two of these skins can only be obtained by playing through the Survival mode.
Whilst it might be the sixth update XREAL Games has released for Zero Caliber: Reloaded, the team says the launch marks the first in series of bigger updates for the title without specifying what could be next. However, there was a tease regarding the PlayStation VR and SteamVR versions in the series. Zero Caliber VR is currently available as a Steam Early Access videogame whilst a PlayStation VR version has long been talked about. Hopefully, details should be dropping this week about both, most likely official launch dates for both.
When those details do arrive VRFocus will let you know.