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Firewall Zero Hour Operation: Nightfall Update Adds New Maps, Contractors, and More May 21

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Firewall Zero Hour Operation: Nightfall Update Adds New Maps, Contractors, and More May 21

PS VR exclusive Firewall Zero Hour gets an overhaul — featuring new maps, contractors, missions, and weapons — starting with Operation: Nightfall.

Hey guys! It’s Shabs here, Game Director from First Contact Entertainment — developer behind Firewall Zero Hour*, the team-based tactical multiplayer shooter, exclusive to PS VR. Today, we are excited to announce our biggest update to the game yet — Operation: Nightfall — coming May 21!

With Operation: Nightfall, we’re bringing a whole new face to Firewall Zero Hour as you know it. One of the most significant changes is introducing a whole new system of time-limited progression taking the form of Missions, Tasks, and cosmetic Rewards.

New Seasonal Progression System of Missions, Tasks, and Rewards

With the Operation: Nightfall drop, we’ve changed our previous challenges system to take on a more meaningful approach and reward players with new cosmetics. Each week your Contract Handler will assign a new Mission to complete, yielding new rewards. You will notice new optional daily Tasks presented to you as well, which reward you with XP and Crypto. Check back daily for new Tasks!

Every week there will be one Mission is available for free for all players. With an Op-Pass ($9.99 USD), players can unlock additional Premium and Bonus missions and earn Seasonal cosmetic rewards, which unlock immediately upon completion of these Missions.

Here’s what’s available this season:

We’ve also introduced a Legendary Weapon Skin, Okoro’s Volkov, available to Op-Pass holders who complete all 24 missions, for 250,000 Crypto.

New Maps and Contractors

Operation: Nightfall kicks off with the brand new map, Hangar, and a new Contractor, Ruby, who brings the Skill of “Thief” (ability to steal Crypto from enemy corpse). The map of Hangar takes place around a large military transport aircraft in a hangar in the heart of Malaysia, and is available to all players. Ruby, the Contractor, is accessible via the Op-Pass. Her Skill of “Thief” is available as a timed-exclusive to Op-Pass holders (after season wraps, the Skill becomes available to all players at Level 12 and with 12,000 Crypto).

Later on, players will see Operation: Nightfall’s mid-season update, which will introduce another new map (F.O.B.) and new Contractor (Lynx) for the season.

New Weapons

Also launching on day one of Operation: Nightfall are three new weapons (the Richardson SG12, Sarge, and Raptor), which become available upon completion of their corresponding weekly missions.

New UI and QOL Updates

Players will immediately notice a completely revamped UI in the game. This will make the new Missions, Tasks, and Rewards system very clear to players. Players will also notice various changes in the lobby that improve overall performance and stability. Other quality-of-life updates include: Squad optimizations, ability to customize Contractors in lobby, map and laptop location refresh in Bunker and Compound, as well as updates to enemy indicators and headshot SFX.

New AI

When playing Multiplayer PVE Training mode, players will witness new AI behavior that changes the traditional PVE gameplay experience. The new AI behaviors are meant to mimic human-like player tactics, with characteristics like breaching doors, hunting players down, and using equipment intuitively.

New Ways to Access More Content

Beginning May 21, we are excited to offer players several new ways to enjoy the game, depending on your play style. The Op-Pass and Hack Keys are explained below:

  • Operation: Nightfall update: Free update for all owners of Firewall Zero Hour-featuring new in-game UI, new Maps, and more. This update is viewable as soon as players load up Firewall Zero Hour.
  • Nightfall Op-Pass** ($9.99 USD): Obtain the Op-Pass, which allows access to all Operation: Nightfall Missions, Tasks, and Rewards.
  • Hack Key x5 Pack*** ($4.99 USD): Each Hack Key will instantly complete one Operational Mission. You will not gain any XP for Missions completed this way, but you will be instantly awarded full Crypto, in addition to the Mission Reward (cosmetics only). Hack Keys are a great option for players who don’t have as much time to play as they would like.
  • Nightfall Op-Pass + 25 Hack Keys Bundle***: Includes access to Operation: Nightfall, in addition to 25 hack keys to be used on any Operational Mission. You will not gain any XP for Missions Completed this way, but you will instantly be awarded full Crypto, in addition to the Mission Reward (cosmetics only). Another great option for players who don’t have as much time to play as they would like.

Leading up to May 21, you’ll notice changes starting today in the PS Store in the Americas and Europe for Firewall Zero Hour. Previous cosmetic items released on the store since launch will now be reformatted into seven special content bundles. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab these bundles as they will only be available for one week! After May 21, cosmetic items will be available in-game as rewards for completed missions:

  • Year One Skin Bundle: Customize your Contractors and Weapons with this collection of six original Skins.
  • Year One Super Skin Bundle: Customize your Contractors and Weapons with this collection of 10 original Skins.
  • Year One Mega Bundle: Go all out with customizations for your Contractors and Weapons! This Mega Bundle includes 10 original Skins plus all Trinkets and Patches released to date.
  • Year One Trinket Bundle: Customize your Weapons with this collection of all Trinkets released to date.
  • Year One Patch Bundle: Personalize your Contractors with this collection of all Patches released to date.
  • Year One Contractor Bundle: Get the three newest Contractors in one Bundle. This three-Contractor Bundle contains Nash, Jag, and Node.
  • Year One Face Paint Bundle: Show them your game face with this collection of eight original Face Paints.

With Firewall Zero Hour – Operation: Nightfall, we’re thrilled to be rolling out a new format for the game, and establishing a cadence for seasonal content updates going forward. We’re looking forward to community feedback on this new update.

See you online, Contractors!
– Shabs

*An internet connection is required for all modes of Firewall Zero Hour, including Single Player Training Mode. An active PS Plus membership is required for Multiplayer Training and Multiplayer Contract modes.
**Op Pass requires Firewall Zero Hour in order play and unlock content.
***Available for purchase in the PS Store. Hack Keys alone can be used to hack free missions, and when used in conjunction with the Op-Pass, Hack Keys can hack any type of mission including Premium and Bonus missions.

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  • How long will one Season last? I mean if I pay the $9.99 to get Nightfall Op-Pass, how long will I have to collect 250,000 Crypto and complete the 24 challenges to unlock the Legendary Weapon Skin?

    How will someone get that Legendary Weapon Skin after the Season is concluded?

    • Operation Nightfall runs for 12 weeks. The Legendary Weapon Skin, Okoro’s Volkov will only be available while Operation Nightfall is active.

  • Multi round matches yet? The wait/play ratio is what keeps me from coming back to this game.

  • This type of design behind the op pass is what fortnite does and it really saps the fun out of the grind. I don’t really want to support that type of stuff, especially when it’s not in a free game.

    • Firstly, you guys should have firstly prioritize solving the short playtime and increasing the number of rounds.

      Regarding the new design, I am against having a skill or an operator locked behind money (even if for a limited time, still) because this affects the balance of gameplay. Cosmetics are understandable, though.

      Moreover, this game is not free, so to please the players and convince them to purchase the season pass, let them collect a currency when progressing through this season so then it’s used to buy the upcoming pass for free, if played and progressed enough.

      Thanks for your support for the game and what I am saying is just a solo opinion for the sake of having a better game!

  • Thank you guys for making my favorite PSVR game even better. I know you guys work hard and the silent majority really appreciated.

    • Firstly, you guys should have firstly prioritize solving the short playtime and increasing the number of rounds.

      Regarding the new design, I am against having a skill or an operator locked behind money (even if for a limited time, still) because this affects the balance of gameplay. Cosmetics are understandable, though.

      Moreover, this game is not free, so to please the players and convince them to purchase the season pass, let them collect a currency when progressing through this season so then it’s used to buy the upcoming pass for free, if played and progressed enough.

      Thanks for your support for the game and what I am saying is just a solo opinion for the sake of having a better game!

    • Thank you Chapulin140! That means a lot to us. :)

  • LastPlace09

    Please give us a way to mute other players. I can’t get a good game going without having little kids screaming in my ears.

    I took a break because I was hoping this would be fixed, but saw this post and tried again. 7/10 matches were little kids yelling in my ears.

    • I totally agree with you, you have all my support.

    • This is exactly why I don’t play this game. I don’t like it being mandatory to hear the crap people say at times. It’s ridiculous that there isn’t an option. Want to talk or BS around? That’s what grouping with your friends are for or at least it being OPTIONAL. I can’t believe this is still a thing.

      This single change could have been the thing for me to buy a PSVR again, having a good game like this makes a difference in purchasing.

  • Can we just get a PS4 non-vr version? This game looks like it would be just as awesome without VR.

    • You can always play Rainbow Six Siege if you want to play this type of game without VR.

  • In my experience as a gamer, making people pay for maps is the easiest way to make sure nobody plays those maps.

  • When the host leaves, it would be able to pass this function on to another player. Keeping everyone from falling.

  • We dont believe you…Tuesday is an April fools day..Remember??Respect…

  • All in, thanks for the info.

  • Po update vážně super už hodinu si to zkouším a hrál jsem jen 3 hry… Moc nezapracovali na spojení… :( a v partě 3 hráčů jsme se po 45 minutách připojili jednou a nechodili jsme ale teleportovali… Gratulace!

  • RsF-Desperado

    This update will not work , keeps crashing when I get into the lobby with a CE-34878-0 error and the blue screen of death. It suggest to check system and game update in which both are up to date. I surre up there is a fix out for this soon or this will be a real downer !!!!!!

    • Flashkill853

      I have the same issue, very frustrating.

    • kenball1980

      Also having this issue. I can log in and play the game post update with a secondary account though.

    • Flashkill853

      Tried a second account and worked fine. Can you let us know if you will be looking into this error for us please and thank you.

    • Me too

    • The latest update addresses the blue screen crash. Select “Check for Update” on the app to grab the fix.

  • theycallmetej

    Hi Shabs

    Thank you for the update. I have just come off playing the new update which I absolutely love the new aesthetic and new Hangar map.

    I just want to report a bug that is persistent throughout my gameplay. Basically the ammo status display does not appear at all on my weapons, even if I tilt them up to show. There are a couple of others on Reddit that are also experiencing this bug in public contract modes. I am not sure what is the right channel to report to you.

    I am actually a solo game player so I don’t actually play contract modes but I want to thank you for implementing a brilliant solo game mode despite the game being more directed at multiplayers. Its enough to make this game my favourite PSVR game! I think you have implemented enough here for you to promote the solo mode more to win over more solo gamer lovers :)

    Thanks

    Tej

  • Installed the update on my PS4 Pro as soon as I get to the lobby the game crashes with this ****…
    CE 34878-0
    Restarted… still scuffed
    Deleted my original install reinstalled from the disc and downloaded update… still scuffed
    Installed to external drive… still scuffed
    No other games are giving me problems, there is no save file to get corrupted… this has to be server-side or they didn’t properly test their update.

    • Hey TeamGT19, the latest update addresses the blue screen crash. Select “Check for Update” on the app to grab the fix.

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