Firewall Zero Hour: Celebrating 2 years and a new season with Operation: Cloudstrike

Hey everyone, it’s Damoun Shabestari (aka Shabs) here, Game Director at First Contact Entertainment, developers behind Firewall Zero Hour.

We recently celebrated the two year anniversary of Firewall Zero Hour, which launched on PS VR on August 28, 2018. Since that launch, we’ve been reflecting on how far the game has come, with a steady stream of seasonal content updates received by our ever-growing community — which reached new heights and new audiences this year when Firewall Zero Hour joined the PS Plus Instant Game Collection in February 2020. 

Since launching two years ago, we’ve shipped five full seasons of content — including the addition of 11 new Contractors, nine new Maps, 36 Weapons (including six Legendary Weapons), and over 120 Mission Rewards in the form of Skins, Trinkets, Facepaints, Reticles, and more!  We also released a Digital Deluxe Edition of Firewall Zero Hour, and a Deluxe Pack, featuring some of the most popular Contractors, Skins, and Facepaints released to date.

Firewall Zero Hour has cemented its status as a must-have game for PS VR owners, PS Aim controller owners, and all fans of the multiplayer and shooter genres. The support from our community speaks to the game’s longevity, and we are grateful for each and every one of our awesome PlayStation fans!

Today, we’re unbelievably proud to reach the milestone of our sixth season of Firewall Zero Hour, with the launch of Operation: Cloudstrike*. Let’s check out everything that’s in store for you.

New Map

Operation: Cloudstrike launches with the brand new map — Post 15 — freely available to all players. Post 15 is an underground command center, operating somewhere in the United States, hidden in a remote mountain range. This government bunker is top-notch, built to withstand whatever may happen “on the outside.” The data regarding the decisions made here — secret to even top-tier government officials — is highly sought after. Work with your fellow contractors to scour the facility, full of industrial equipment, and find (or protect) that sensitive data on the laptop. Watch out for tight corridors and multi-tiered walkways where fire can be taken from multiple angles! Players will also find themselves immediately inside the Post 15 map scene, as it becomes the Lobby environment during Operation: Cloudstrike.

New Contractor

This season welcomes a mysterious new Contractor — Shadow — who sports a tactical face shield. Hidden behind this face shield is Hannah Muller. Hailing from Munich, she graduated university in Berlin with honors, and later enlisted into training for an elite tactical unit within the German Federal Police. Hannah became known as Shadow — a strong asset to the German government who could infiltrate enemy lines unnoticed. Since leaving behind the regulatory world of government, Shadow has since taken her skills outside of her home country. Shadow’s Skill of “Vapor” allows players who are knocked into a downed state to emit instant smoke which helps conceal them from the enemy. Shadow and her Skill of “Vapor” are available to Operation: Cloudstrike Op Pass holders.

New Cosmetic Rewards

There are over 24 new cosmetic Rewards available this season. Upon completion of Missions, a variety of different trinkets, face paints, and camo skins can be equipped by players. In addition to Free Mission Rewards, Op Pass holders have access to Premium and Bonus Mission Rewards.

New Weapon

Coming to Operation: Cloudstrike is a brand new weapon, the Custom Kruger. The Custom Kruger is available to all players upon completion of the first week Free Mission. The Custom Kruger is a medium-range, full-auto assault rifle ready for your engagement zones in Operation: Cloudstrike’s new map, Post 15.

New Legendary Weapon Skin

The Legendary Weapon Skin of Operation: Cloudstrike is Shadow’s Manta Ray — available to Op Pass holders who complete all Free, Premium and Bonus Missions in Operation: Cloudstrike (a total of 24 Missions) and redeemed for 250,000 Crypto.

Reminder: Op Pass and Hack Key Bundles

The Cloudstrike Op Pass allows players access to 16 additional Mission cosmetic Rewards, plus access to the new Contractor Shadow, and the ability to unlock the Legendary Weapon Skin, Shadow’s Manta Ray after completion of all 24 Missions this season. Hack Keys can be used to instantly complete any Operational Mission and receive its cosmetic Reward–a great option for players who don’t have as much time to play as they would like. If you have any Hack Keys left over from last season (Operation: Syndicate), you can use them on Missions this season (Operation: Cloudstrike).

  • Firewall Zero Hour – Cloudstrike Op Pass + 25 Hack Keys ($24.99)
  • Firewall Zero Hour – Cloudstrike Op Pass + 5 Hack Keys ($9.99)
  • Firewall Zero Hour – Cloudstrike Op Pass + 1 Hack Key ($5.99)
  • Firewall Zero Hour – 5 Hack Keys Pack ($4.99)

Contractors, we can’t wait to hear your feedback on this new season, Operation: Cloudstrike! We are so thankful for your feedback, as the game has continued to grow and evolve in its two years since launch. It’s been one crazy journey together, and we’re honored to be part of such an amazing community with you all!

Let’s squad up and I’ll see you online, Contractors!

*Firewall Zero Hour required to access Operation Cloudstrike. Operation Cloudstrike content requires Op Pass (sold separately) until January 12, 2021. PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®VR and PlayStation®Camera are required to experience VR functionality.

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