Zombieland: Headshot Fever Adds Arcade Roguelite Update Tomorrow

XR Games released Zombieland: Headshot Fever for Meta Quest last year – followed by several other headset ports – a comedic zombie title all about quick shooting and high-scoring. Today, the team has revealed it’s about to release a major update that’ll add a whole new way to play.

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Called the “Arcade Attack Update”, players will be able to test their headshot skills in the brand new Arcade Mode, which is: “designed to be much more pick-up-and-play than the main game’s original Story Mode” XR Games notes.

Players will have five randomly chosen levels to complete, earning TP (the in-game currency) to buy new guns, new perks (such as the classic the Big Head perk), extra medkits, and other useful items to help in their next run. Each run will require new strategies and, of course, players will want to aim for the best score possible by the end. Considering Zombieland: Headshot Fever is all about accumulating those headshots to slow down time, that Big Head perk will be very useful.

The update will also be an excellent content addition for those location-based entertainment (LBE) venues that promote Zombieland: Headshot Fever and are looking to add more quick-fire gameplay sessions.

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Reviewing the Meta Quest 2 version of Zombieland: Headshot Fever at launch, gmw3 found that: “What it offers is a quick arcade FPS fix when you might only want to kill the odd 30 minutes. This is speed runner heaven in VR, it doesn’t take itself too seriously or pretend to be something it’s not.”  

In addition to improving Zombieland: Headshot Fever XR Games has been rapidly expanding its business. 2021 saw the studio raise a new round of funding and divulge plans to create its own IP. Then last month XR Games acquired fellow British VR developer Fierce Kaiju for an undisclosed sum. As further announcements are made, gmw3 will keep you updated.