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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Release Date: Aug. 19, 2019

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'Vigor' (XOne) Reaches 3.4 Million Players, Rolls Out Minor Content Update

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2019 @ 2:34 p.m. PST

Vigor is a free-to-play, shoot 'n' loot game where you must build a shelter and survive in post-war Norway.

1991. The nuclear war is over. Central Europe
is devastated, Norway has become the last stand.
You start as a nameless outlander,
but who will you become?
No time for uncertainty.
Turn a shelter into your home.
Fight, run or hide.
Take risks, claim rewards.
Survive this cut-throat experience.

In a world devastated by the fallout of the last great war, Norway has become the last great bastion of humanity now known as Outlanders. You must survive as one of the only living remnants of a world in tatters — Fight, loot, maintain your shelter, and play smart to survive your new hostile landscape.

Vigor is an online, third-person, multiplayer, shoot-and-loot game with unpredictable challenges to overcome as you compete with fellow Outlanders for precious resources. Take on (or work with) other player, loot for resources, battle for airdrops, and escape to the safety of your Shelter, where you’ll build improvements and level up before stepping back into the battlefield.

Bohemia Interactive is celebrating reaching the milestone of 3.4 million players, and that is why we are introducing: Multiple Boosters, Better Crate Price, and a New Weapon: PKM. 

In our last update, we added a new map, Brondalen Bridges, to expand the environments and add more verticality. The next thing is improved matchmaking, making it easier to join encounters. Many new weapons were also added, with some coming even between major updates, like the PPSh, or the PKM which was just released today. We learned Outlanders like to be unique and show off their threads, so we've made sure to release a steady supply of new customizations to ensure you always have a way of standing out. There's always someone better looking in the lobby, so make sure it's you!

Speaking of standing out in the lobby, we've now enhanced individual contributions. Of course, you all know about the social boosters – ways to improve encounters for everyone by collectively raising the quality of potential rewards. These shape the experience for everyone in the encounter, and it's safe to say the adrenaline certainly flows more when the stakes are high. I love the sensation of my heart pounding in my ears as I try to extract with a boosted airdrop crate. Let's take an additional step together – we have upped the ante, and now you're able to single-handedly boost rewards for everyone in the encounter, multiple times! Will you boost the loot to make it easier to snatch the airdrop? Or will you boost the crate to Special Issue and go in guns-blazing? The choice is all yours, and your influence on the encounter will definitely help you stand out among other Outlanders.

Let's not forget about the additional social aspect of the boosters – if you go into an encounter with your duo teammate, they will also share the benefits. Of course, boosters apply to everyone else in the encounter, but insurance, in this case, will affect your partner as well. Keep in mind, not everything in post-war Norway has to be cut-throat – you may make new friends in the lobby, and your generosity might prompt others to return the favour in following encounters. Added to that, we decided to make it easier for you to boost the airdrop crate by lowering the amount of Crowns required to do so. Enjoy the added excitement enhanced airdrops bring – it's on us.

We will share news about the upcoming Update 1.2 soon, so better get ready to hold onto your stakes in post-war Norway.

Key Features:

  • SHOOT your way out of encounters for 8–12 players.
  • LOOT precious resources and valuable items.
  • BUILD your shelter and vital equipment.
  • BECOME the courageous Outlander in post-war Norway.

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Vigor is currently available exclusive for Xbox One.

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