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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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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November 5

v1.0 Update



Greetings Soldiers!

We have a quite a big update for the veterans of the game today!

We are happy to announce our ranking and medal system along with a revamped weapon system.

All the current weapons have been updated to include a bolt action or cocking feature which will be required after the gun has been reloaded.

We really wanted to include the feature that lets players hold the weapon from the front with either hand so that they can reload with the main hand. We are working on pushing this out and it should be out within a month. In the meantime, we hope that players can familiarize themselves with the revamped weapons.

The next update will be a big one and we hope to have your continued support

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.

Ranking System:
  • Players can now rank up
    • Players will be able to earn various ranks and medals by playing the the game!
    • Ranks will be shown in game and lobby next to the players name


    • Leaderboard
      • The leaderboard will be reset monthly and will be based on

    • Record
      • Players can now check their statistic for both their recent match and their lifetime stats.

    • Medals
      • Medals can be earned by players based on various achievements and milestones in game
      • Medals can be displayed in game and can be changed in the settings

    Game Settings:
    • Attack/Defend mode
      • Added disarm message/reminder - When all players are dead but the bombs are still planted.


    Weapons:
    • Revamped all guns
      • All guns now have a bolt action system that will require interaction after reloading to shoot again

    • Added New Weapon: Katana (Main Weapon)


    • Grenade
      • Fixed a bug with grenade pin - The pin must now be pulled after grabbing off chest.

    Other
    • Added Europe Server support
    • Official Oculus Support
    • Added splash effect and sound effect for when bullets hit any surface that has water

    Upcoming Changes:
    • Weapon handling update - left- and right-hand hold
    • Tutorial mode
    • New Army
      • Including theme maps, weapon

    Discord Channel:
    Join us over at Discord! Report bugs give feedback and also find other players to game with! The Devs are always around so feel free to message us directly.
    https://discord.gg/R67Af6U
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September 21

v0.99 Update



Greetings Soldiers!

We have a new update for you guys today!

We are happy to announce that our DOM (Attack/Defend) game mode has been revamped. Players will have to carefully plan out their attack route as there are no longer respawns in this game mode. We are still fine-tuning this mode so let us know what you guys think!

Also, snap turn and jump are enabled for Oculus users now (for real this time)!

There have been some balance changes and fixes. The player models also have updated movement animations.

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.

Game Settings:
  • Attack/Defend mode
    • Adjusted so that players no longer respawn, and the round will end when the enemy team has been eliminated
    • Adjusted so that victory conditions have been changed from “destroy all targets” ---> “destroy any target”
    • Game time has been reduced to 3 minutes per round
    • Players who join mid round will not spawn until the next round
    • UI window for selecting weapons is now shown at the beginning of each round

  • BOTs
    • Bots may now be added to DOM games
    • Bots are now able to throw grenades

Oculus Rift:
  • Snap turn support added: push right/left controller's(if you set you as righty/lefty) thumbstick to right or left to do make snap turn
  • Jumping now mapped on controller: press button A/X if you set you as righty/lefty

Maps:
  • New map “Library”



    • Will support Team Deathmatch game mode

  • Train Factory
    • Attack/Defend mode: Bombsites have been reduced from 3 → 2 for better balancing

  • Abandoned Factory
    • Adjusted the route in Team Deathmatch game mode.

Weapons:
  • Helmets are now throwable!

  • Smoke Grenade may now be carried in the ‘backpack’
  • Knifes now have physics and will interact with the environment (map objects)

Balance Changes:
  • Grenades
    • Are now limited to 2 per player per respawn (grenades do not stack, and players will not have more than 2 per life)
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Sniper rifle damage has been adjusted for headshots. It only takes one shot to the head regardless if the enemy player has a helmet on or not.
  • Movement
    • Players now run slightly faster when empty handed or are holding light weapons (ex: pistols, grenades, bombs - Attack/Defend)

Other
  • Improved animation for all player movements

Upcoming Changes:
  • Reload update: Bolts action/Cocking weapon after reloading.
  • Accumulated Points and Ranking
  • Leaderboards
  • Personal combat record and history
  • Medal system
  • New Army
    • Including theme maps, weapon
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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.

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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.

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FEATURES

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

      Minimum:
      • 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
      Recommended:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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