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Solaris Offworld Combat - Launch Day!

Hi everyone,

This is Damoun Shabestari (aka Shabs), Game Director at First Contact Entertainment.

I’m speaking on behalf of all our developers when I say we’re beyond excited to be launching Solaris Offworld Combat today on the Oculus Quest and Rift platforms!

Set in a not-too-distant future, Solaris Offworld Combat is our fast-paced, 4v4 sci-fi shooter, built from the ground up for VR. Play as an elite VR Esport athlete (aka Athlon), in offworld arenas known as Holofields. Suit up, log in, game on! You’re about to be dropped into an eight-player match-up, where you’ll run, sprint, and slide your way across arenas, picking up weapons and items to eliminate your opponents. Coordinate with your team to defeat your rivals, and take over the Control Point to win the match! If an enemy downs you along the way—no sweat—you’ll be ejected and respawned immediately back into the match.

With today’s launch, we’re beginning a Pre-Season training period for Solaris. We want to give players the opportunity to get into the game early to start Pre-Season training now—a time period to get acclimated to the gameplay mechanics before the Pro Season begins. Players will feel like pros in no time, ready to absorb the new features in the next content update and utilize the team-based skills they’ve been developing.

We see Solaris as the multiplayer VR Esport of the future. With the Pre-Season launch offerings of six different maps, eight different weapon and item pickups/deployables, and over 20 different skins/customizations, players will have a ton to dive into, starting today!

Solaris Offworld Combat’s Pre-Season launch features include:

Game Mode: Control Point

Maps: Tarvos Prime, Tarvos Minor, Fury 451, Vortex Prime, Vortex Major, Vortex Minor

Weapons: Sentinel, Titan, Trident, Javelin

Items: Health, Armor, Prox Mines, Deployable Cover

Skins: Suits, Helmets, Pistols

The Pre-Season launch time period is also an opportunity for players to give their feedback on our channels such our official Solaris Facebook Group and Discord. By getting in early, players can directly shape the evolution of the game for the upcoming Pro Seasons. We welcome all player feedback during the Pre-Season launch. Pre-Season launch players will also be the first to receive seasonal updates—including new maps, weapons, and social features. We look forward to growing the sport of Solaris together with our community!

Also, be sure to head over to our FAQ / Info site for answers to your most pertinent questions.

We'll see you on the Holofield, Athlon!