This past August’s launch of Crossfire: Sierra Squad has proven to be one of 2023’s more interesting stories from within the realm of VR gaming. After receiving a few mixed reviews early on, the game has since picked up a lot of momentum within the community and is turning out to be one of the most popular VR FPS titles of the year. Known for its gripping firefights and high-octane missions, Crossfire: Sierra Squad has now introduced a slew of new features that are sure to enhance the experience for those who are ready to hop back in for some more arcade-style action.
The most notable addition of the recent updates is the introduction of cross-platform play between PlayStation VR2 and Steam VR. Initially introduced around the game’s launch as a potential “future update”, players can now form squads and take on Black List forces together, no matter which headset they have strapped to their respective faces . An added layer of customization also allows users to disable the crossplay, granting each “console warrior” the option to continue ostracizing the other side, if they so wish.
For those who just need to experience the highest sense of realism in their gameplay at all times, Crossfire: Sierra Squad has now introduced manual reloading as well. This, of course, will enable players to reload most of the game’s sizable arsenal in a manner similar to each weapon’s real-world counterpart. It’s an option that brings an additional layer of strategy and challenge to the game’s firefights.
In addition to these highly requested features, Smilegate has also implemented a number of QOL improvements:
Drop-in Gameplay: Players can now spontaneously join missions, making it easier than ever to team up with friends.
Hideable UI: For those who like the cleaner view that Realism Mode provides, but find it to be a bit too challenging, the new update allows players to toggle specific UI elements on or off while in Arcade Mode.
Weapon Controls & Tutorial Improvements: The update also brings with it refined weapon controls. Players can now use their auxiliary hand for tasks like removing magazines from certain guns. Furthermore, Smilegate has revamped the tutorial for the story campaign, ensuring newcomers are better equipped to jump in the fire.
From launch, Smilegate has been committed to refining and enhancing Crossfire: Sierra Squad, but the game’s consistent post launch support is just one of many reasons for its continued success. If some of the early reviews convinced you to “wait and see” before trying it out for yourself, now may be the perfect time for you to give it another look.