Irvine, Calif. , July 5, 2011 – A leading publisher of Free2Play® massively multiplayer online games, GamersFirst (www.gamersfirst.com) today announced that War Rock has engaged in a major in-game visual reconstruction just in time for summer. Mass annihilation never looked better as the fan-favored first-person shooter ignites with new high resolution texturing to landscapes, vehicles and weapons. In conjunction with the reconstructive makeover, GamersFirst embraces summer by challenging players in a true test of skill in the game’s biggest player versus player (PvP) event of the year, the 7th Annual War Rock Olympics, kicking off July 5. War Rock enlistees will face each other on the battlefield in a week-long competition testing skill, cunning and tactical planning, concluding in the traditional bikini and water balloon event and War Rock marketplace sale of epic proportions.
“The update adds an incredible dimension of intensity to the game’s environments,” said Chuck ‘Nemico’ Leonard, producer for War Rock. “War Rock fans will be visually submersed into combat deeper than ever before, battling with newly primed and polished weaponry in War Rock’s revamped, lush, war-ridden landscapes.”
The texture patch will be the largest update in War Rock’s eight year history with GamersFirst. With more than three times the texture count, everything about War Rock has received a visual upgrade. From player maps, building, vehicles to War Rock’s signature high powered weapons including the AUG, G36 Miniguns and RPG-7, not a stone has been left uptouched, bringing a whole new visual perspective to the seminal first-person shooter MMO.
War Rock Olympics VII Summer is here and the War Rock Olympics takes the finest, most skilled players and teams, pitting them in a survival of the fittest in a PvP onslaught. Anyone can enter the games but only a few will join the ranks of elite players to be generously rewarded. The week-long event will feature ten challenges consisting of death matches, sniping, rockets, knife parties and more. Medals will be awarded to the top three overall participants along with in-game currency prizes up to 200,000 Dinars.
Detailed information regarding rules, times, event details and prizes can be found at www.gamersfirst/warrock.com.
Summer Bikini Event
And it can’t be considered summer without spending some time romping around your favorite beachhead. Beginning July 7, gamers can delve in to treacherous territories of the Odyssey map and engage in tactically-intensive water balloon warfare. Skilled players will be handsomely rewarded with bikini pieces and the accompanying female characters to wear them. The higher the water balloon kill count the more valuable the reward to be dropped, which once obtained, can be used across all modes and playable maps.
Did someone say summer sale? From July 5 until July 12, gamers can jump into the GamersFirst War Rock marketplace and take advantage of 33 percent off all items, including the popular exotic animal themed weapons. Players can launch incendiary rockets in a Tiger skinned M202A1 or lay waste en masse and in style with an Alligator skinned XM8 assault rifle, all at a discounted cost.
War Rock is GamersFirst’s premier tactical massively multiplayer online first-person shooter. Set in the fictional land of the Republic of Derbaran, War Rock allows players to join the fight for freedom as a NIU Rebel or enlist in the Derbaran Military to crush subversion. Gamers can choose one of five branches of service with unique abilities and team roles. As an Engineer, Medic, Assault Trooper, Sniper or Heavy Trooper, gamers can traverse the battlefield as they progress from objective to objective, gaining rank and unlocking new weapons, vehicles and equipment while experiencing live one-on-one or squad-based combat.
To get up-to-date information on GamersFirst and War Rock’s Community and Fan Pages, check out the following links:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/G1WarRock
Twitter – @warrock @GamersFirst
GamersFirst is the leading Free2Play® MMO game publisher in the Western hemisphere. GamersFirst.com serves more than 30 million players in over 160 countries with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. GamersFirst.com features the hit MMOG’s Knight Online, Fallen Earth, Sword2, War Rock and 9Dragons and future hits APB Reloaded, Hailan Rising, Victory: Age of Racing and Taikodom: Living Universe. Read more about the company and its games at http://www.GamersFirst.com.