Hired Ops is a session-based online shooter dedicated to fierce conflicts between rival mercenary groups battling on a global scale.
User reviews:
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Mixed (91 reviews) - 42% of the 91 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,180 reviews) - 60% of the 1,180 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our team has invested in a lot of effort into Hired Ops, aspiring to create a worthy sequel to the iconic Contract Wars. Early Access for us is, primarily, a way to test the game and reach its maximum reliability at the time of launch. At the same time, the key priorities for us have always been and will be the game balance and high-paced dynamics of gameplay.
Throughout the history of our company, we used to listen to our players opinions, and for this reason, the decision to release the project in Early Access was made at the very start of the development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to frequently update the game and closely listen to suggestions and ideas the players. The time frame of development completion will depend largely on what kind of changes will be introduced after receiving feedback from the gaming community. At the moment, the most realistic estimated release date is 1st Quarter of 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“One of the main goals of the Early Access is to understand what additional game functionality players might be interested in and what remains to be done to create a truly amazing game. At the same time, we can announce the set of features that will be available in the release version, but not ready to be shown at the start of the Early Access:

  • Base building
  • Clans
  • Contracts
  • More modes and maps
  • Hardcore Mode
  • Training

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The basic game mechanics and content are fully functional and ready. The game has a large arsenal of weapons and modifications for them, several game modes and an initial set of maps. As a result, Hired Ops Early Access version is basically a full-fledged game that could have been passed as a final release by the less self-critical developer.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“At the moment, we are not planning any changes in price after the end of Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Hired Ops will actively gather feedback and ideas from our community throughout the Early Access. For this purpose, we will use an in-game feedback system, along with communities, Steam groups and other social media. Particularly active players can be rallied to perform closed tests and other tasks within the development pipeline!”
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March 24

Optimized animations and shaders



Mercenaries!

Two weeks have passed since the last update, and now we are pleased to introduce a new patch. This time we have focused our attention on optimizing operation of the animation system and shaders.

Without going into technical details, we expect that after this update, most users will notice the significantly reduced amount of freezes on entering the game, respawn or death, both for player himself and other users. Please do not forget to inform us how the game performance works for you after the upgrade - this shall allow us to adjust our course of action and work more efficiently.

In upcoming updates, we will continue to focus on improving the technical stability of the project - both with client optimization (further work on shaders and effects, and reduction the freezes during the shooting and other combat action) and server side (as you can see from the Development section on the website, we work the on the global reinvention of the networking code of the game).

However, it does not mean that we have abandoned work on a new content - you can view all the relevant information about all new and upcoming features in the Development section (https://www.hiredops.com/#open_development)

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March 14

Community Driven Development



Mercenaries!

We have just launched the Ideas section of our website in test mode! Now you may not only vote for your favorite features in design, thus affecting the course of the project development, but offer your own ideas as well! The best of them, if possible, will be added to the Hired Ops development plans.

How it works:

  • Go to the Ideas section of the project’s official website (https://www.hiredops.com/#open_development_idea)
  • Click the Suggest Idea button
  • Carefully read the information provided in a separate window that appears
    Enter the title and description of your idea into a special form
Please note that all ideas are subject to pre-moderation, i.e. they will be checked by our moderators prior to their publication on the website. If the content or wording of your ideas happen to violate the End User License Agreement, Terms of Service or Privacy Policy in any way, the idea will not be published, and your ability to add new ideas to the website may be either suspended or permanently blocked.

Moreover, in order to speed up the processing of submissions, you can only submit 1 idea per day. Please note that to activate the functionality of making suggestions you must connect your website profile to a valid Steam account with activated copy of Hired Ops (meaning that you have launched the game at least once).

Once again, we’d like to remind that the section is in the test mode, so your feedback and suggestions on how to improve it are very welcome!

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About This Game

Hired Ops is a session-based online shooter dedicated to fierce conflicts between rival mercenary groups battling on a global scale from Russian developer AbsolutSoft. Using the latest weapons and special equipment, players take part in armed encounters, unite into private military companies, carry out contracts, build bases and aggressively compete with each other - all for the sake of domination in the world mercenary market. Players are free to choose from any of the five different fighter classes, each featuring an elaborately crafted skill system and an arsenal rich in weapon variety and weapon modifications. Hired Ops includes a diverse mix of game modes, including the "Enhanced Realism" mode.

Special attention is given to the opposing clans and their strife. This opens an opportunity for players to establish a name for themselves and their forces in order to achieve supreme success in the marketplace of private military corporations.

Game features:


  • Dangerous flashpoint missions - Engage in lightning-fast assaults of fortified areas, search and destroy missions against VIP operators, stealthy night ops using night vision devices and thermal imaging sights, and the total neutralization of the enemy forces in "Elimination" mode
  • Acquire unique skills - A multipath skill tree allows players to fine-tune their character to suit their play-style, turning operators either into a noiseless reconnaissance agent, a ruthless combatant or something in-between
  • Character customization system - Change your character's appearance, from general physical features to camo sets. Camouflage is not just decorative, but can be an important factor in mission success.Players are also free to add other visually distinguishing features to help their characters visually stand out among other mercs.
  • An extensive and customizable arsenal - Over a hundred designs based on modern small arms and more than 80 different modifications for them are available to players
  • The true spirit of the merc - Every player picks their contracts, carries out the hardest tasks and increases their reputation in the market of PMCs! It is entirely up to the player on how much they will earn, what their future contracts will be and where will they rank among their friends and foes.
  • A global-scale battle - Battle through a Russian emergency satellite facility, an Arctic research station, an abandoned desert village, an office complex, a railway station and many other locations on a worldwide battlefield
  • Advanced tactical capabilities - Realistic combat tactics, including recoil control, peeking out,combined scopes, laser designators and flashlights, calls for support, use of specialized ammunition and devices are all going to contribute to your success or failure as a PMC operator.
  • Competitive Hardcore mode - It doesn't get any more realistic than this ...combatants suffer persistent wounds, contusions and other injuries that affect gameplay and combat capability
  • Personalized PMC (private military company) - Players will be able to build bases for upgrading special clan skills and extra clan-based contracts. PMC's will also have access to unique weapons, modules and camouflages as rewards.

About AbsolutSoft
AbsolutSoft is a privately-owned Russian game development studio, established in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010. The company has previously released the browser-based online FPS Contract Wars, which won the attention of 48 million players worldwide. In 2016, AbsolutSoft moved its headquarters to Moscow and focused on the development of Hired Ops.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 512 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8120 @ 3.1 Ghz and better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (GTX 760) or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (R9 280x, 2GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD preferable for Disk Space
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