A while ago we took a look at a promising new VR FPS called oVRshot that utilizes two teams who are throwing everything they’ve got at each other using bows and arrows. It’s a relatively new experience, especially when considering that most first-person shooters are all about the guns and not so much anything else. Although we liked the experience when we first got to try oVRshot before it released in early access – there were still quite a few things that felt missing from the overall experience.
During my hands-on experience with oVRshot, I had the following to say about the game: “oVRShot’s overall concept is quite simple but once in VR things quickly take a chaotic turn since people are unpredictable and the small variety of specialty arrows adds to the fast-paced chaos. The game’s visual style is also pretty simple with a solid white base and neon accents in green, red, pink, and blue. Which makes it easy enough to spot your team members and the opposing team, especially when arrows start flying because they have a bit of a neon trail – a feature that I personally loved.”
The game certainly isn’t perfect, however. But the developers are definitely working to change that, and it starts with this massive update that’s just landed. The update adds a new map to the game, a whole new game mode called ‘Demolition’, and a new player class called the ‘Scout’, which features more stealthy gameplay and new arrows, including a rapid-fire arrow, a grappling arrow, and an invisibility arrow that hides you from view for a few seconds. Some other additions include improvements to the AI and overall polishing.
Check out the new gameplay mode:
The new ‘Demolition’ mode basically offers the same gameplay you’ll expect from the mode in Call of Duty it shares its name with. The only gameplay mode that was available from the start is a king of the hill type of game that pits the two teams against each other on a small map. In this new mode, one team defends a bomb location while the other team attacks.
OvrShot is available now on Steam for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and is currently available at a 30% discount, putting it at $6.99 US until 29 May.