Ever wanted to be a war hero? In Front Defense: Heroes you can. In one of VR's most intense multiplayer war shooter game, experience the thrill of fighting against other human players or AI bots using vintage weapons in World War II themed maps. Take sides, seize victory, but take no prisoners.
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Mostly Positive (53) - 73% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 8, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our vision is to make one of the best war themed multiplayer shooter games ever! But to do it blindly without taking in feedback as we progress in production would be foolish. As such, we want to involve you in our production. We value opinions from our fans and we want to make sure that we are building a product for you and not ourselves. The only way to ensure that is to develop our product organically based on the feedback we gather from fans. We also want to use the feedback and data we receive to properly balance the game so that the player experience will be greatly enhanced upon full launch.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have not yet set a target launch date, although it is likely to be within 6 months from now. Our intention is not to rush out of Early Access as we want to build a really good game and we will only switch to Full Release once we feel the game is ready.”

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

“We are working hard to ensure that the following is achieved at Full Release.

Bug free
More weapons
More battle maps
More competitive modes
Free locomotion support
AI bots
Efficient matchmaking
Ranked support
More armies
And more”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently offers multiplayer play supporting 5v5, single player mode using AI bots, five battle maps, two competitive modes, 7 faction specific weapons and a shooting range to test weapons.”

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

“There will most likely be an increase in price after Early Access, so buying now would be a good investment and make a wise choice.”

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

“Mainly through our Steam forum and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/frontdefense. We value all opinions and will be listening intently to you for feedback. We want you to know that we take game development very seriously, and building a game that you want to play is of utmost importance to us. So please feel free to reach out to us with your constructive criticism, suggestions or words of encouragement. All appreciated!”
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January 30

UPDATE NOTICE : v1.2 New weapons, maps and more!

Due to critical issues, we have rolled back certain features from v1.2 temporarily.

Greetings Soldiers!

We have a big update for you guys today! Battle it out in the Pacific Theater with new weapons and maps!

The BOT system has also be updated, lobby host can now choose the BOTs army and difficulty from the lobby menu.

With this update we also have added a game mode that many of you have been asking for: Limited Weapons mode. The lobby host now has the ability to turn off and restrict weapons to open up games modes such as Snipers only.

Let us know what you guys think of the update and what you would like to see in the future!

As always, we are continually trying to fine-tune our game and listening to your feedback! Please let us know what you guys think and keep sending the constructive feedback and ideas our way.

Here’s the full list of updates below.
  • Weapons:
    • New Rifle - Garand Rifle

    • New SMG - Type 100
  • Maps:
    • New Map - Jungle Warfare
      • Will support Team Deathmatch, Attack and Defend, and FFA
    • New Map - Island
      • Will support Team Deathmatch, Attack and Defend, and FFA
    • Bridge
      • Added support for Attack and Defend
  • Game Settings:
    • New game modes
      • Limited Weapon modes
        • Lobby host can choose which weapons can be used during the match (example: Snipers only or Knifes only)
        • Weapons cannot be chosen in game
        • Bazookas / Mounted Machine guns will be disabled in this mode

    • BOT settings
      • Customize the names and looks of the BOTs
      • Difficulty settings added for BOTs
      • Choose between: Easy / Normal / Hard

  • Ranking System:
    • Medals
      • Special medal system - player can choose which medals to wear
      • Added Pacific theater battlefield related medals

Upcoming Changes:
  • Tutorial mode
  • New Army
    • Including theme maps, weapon, avatars
  • New Weapons
  • New Achievements / Medals
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January 29


Due to critical issues that must be fixed the v1.2 update will be rolled back temporarily.
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About This Game

*****Smooth Locomotion has just been implemented*****

Front Defense: Heroes, the latest installment to Fantahorn Studio’s arcade hit Front Defense, brings you more intense and fierce FPS action from World War II.

Prepare to immerse yourself in authentic battle environments and the use of 1940's-era weapons in this 5v5 online single and multiplayer VR shooter game set during World War II.

Designed and developed specifically for VR by Fantahorn Studio from the ground up, Front Defense: Heroes offers intuitive controls, sprawling battle maps, realistic vintage weapons and the opportunity to engage in realistic military operations.


Front Defense: Heroes allows you to play alone or team up with friends:

Solo - Join a match or fight alongside against AI bots.
Multiplayer - Form teams and fight against each other in epic battles supporting up to 5v5. Discuss tactics through real time voice chat and win through strategic teamwork.

Combat Modes:

Free-For-All: Players fight against each other by wiping out as many enemies as possible. There are no allies.
Team Deathmatch: Join or form your own team and win by killing enemies on the opposing team within the time limit.
Offense and Defense:The two sides take turns playing offense and defense. The offensive team needs to have tactics to destroy a designated target at full force while the defensive team needs to guard their base and fight-off their opponents.



Classic WWII Weapons

You will get an arsenal of authentic vintage WWII weapons to do battle with!
    • Rifles
    • Assault rifles
    • Snipers
    • Bazookas
    • Grenades
    • Sub Machine Guns

    Locomotion Controls:

    We developed the unique V-locomotion, which gives players a 3rd-person, out-of-body experience in controlling their avatar through the battlefield. This highlights the immersion of tactical movement for covering each other and fighting the battles strategically.

    However, you prefer smooth locomotion that is also an option in the game setting menu.

    Authentic Battle Maps

    Run around old European streets, factories, and even graveyards as you engage in exciting deathmatches, fighting alongside your friends to decimate the opposing team.

    Upcoming Features

    The development team is working hard on delivering the free locomotion, more weapons, maps, and game modes!

    System Requirements

      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows® 7 SP1、Windows® 8.1 、Windows® 10
      • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4590/AMD FX™ 8350
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970、AMD Radeon™ R9 290
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 10 GB available space
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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