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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Krafton

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'Thunder Tier One' Rolls Out Steam Gameplay Preview Session With New Content - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2021 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT

Thunder Tier One is a top-down tactical shooter where players lead an elite task force fighting enemy operatives.

Welcome, operator! Join Thunder, an elite international special operations team tasked with saving the world from terrorist organisations who threaten global security.

Thunder Tier One is a top-down real-time tactical shooter that lets you play as tier one operator in a 10-mission story driven single player campaign across various scenarios, as well as quick modes such as Terrorist Hunt. Set in the early nineties, players must combine leadership and tactical skills, and use military equipment to create an efficient war machine.

However, the true essence of the game is to be experienced in multiplayer, which features 4-player co-op mode and PVP modes, Death Match and Advance & Secure.

Payers can now get a first taste of the title through the Steam gameplay preview, which will be hosted from July  29 at 2 a.m. PDT until Sunday, August 1 at 9 a.m. PDT. 

As part of the Gameplay Preview Bravo, players will be able to enjoy newly available game modes Exfil and Domination, as well as three campaign missions – Silver Dew, Cold Stone and never before released Blue Typhoon. Fans can play single or co-op, depending on the game mode. Gameplay is highly strategic, and players will have to tactically assess each game mode and devise a strategy to ensure success.

Commenting on the Thunder Tier One Gameplay Preview Bravo, Creative Director Pawel Smolewski said: “We’ve been working hard on Thunder Tier One and the team is excited to be able to share our new content with the community. The Gameplay Preview Bravo is a great chance for fans to experience this world we’ve created, and it’s also a good opportunity for us to receive valuable feedback from players.”

How to join

If you want to request access to the Gameplay Preview Bravo, simply visit the official Steam page. But hurry, spaces are limited and you don’t want to miss out! If you took part in the December preview, you will be granted access automatically.

Game modes

Gameplay Preview Bravo will showcase two brand new game modes where players will have to combine strategic thinking with an array of weapons and accessories to meet the challenging objectives.

Exfil (10-player PVP)

A 5v5 mode where the defending team must prevent the attacking team from exfiltrating a package. Each match consists of 10 rounds, with teams switching roles half way through. The first team to win six rounds wins the match.

The attacking team wins the round if the package is successfully exfiltrated or if the defending team are all eliminated. The defending team wins the round if the round timer runs out before the package is exfiltrated or if the attacking team is eliminated.

Domination (4-player coop PVE)

Race against the clock to capture a series of checkpoints from enemy AI, disarm explosive devices, and defend against potential counter-attacks. Once an objective is complete, either a checkpoint captured or an explosive device disarmed, a resupply box will become available. Players lose if the timer runs out before all objectives are completed or if they are all eliminated.

New Campaign mission

For the first time fans will be able to play third campaign mission Blue Typhoon, where the Thunder Tier One team finds itself at the heart of enemy territory investigating a new lead.

Blue Typhoon

Salobia is overrun with the dangerous terrorist network wreaking havoc throughout the cities, towns and villages of the once safe country. A lack of stable infrastructure has allowed the group to operate in the shadows, posing a severe threat to every one of the nation’s citizens.

Key evidence suggests that the terrorists are funding their activities by forcing refugees to smuggle contraband into Salobia. The product in question is being transported through the old industrial district, which was almost entirely abandoned when the USSR collapsed.

The Thunder Team is deployed to a scrap yard suspected to be the centre of the criminal activities - as well as harboring both enemy operatives and key evidence. They are required to storm the building to investigate, but must do so strategically as enemy units patrol the area and guard the building’s many entry points.

Updated Campaign missions

Based on community feedback, user interface, AI behaviours, game audio, map visibility, mission balance and more have all been tweaked.

Silver Dew

A high value target is held up in an apartment building being guarded by enemy forces. Outside a roadblock has been set up and there are enemy patrols all throughout the area.

Thunder operatives have to figure out how to get past the patrols, past the roadblock, infiltrate the building, and capture the target. Once they’ve done all that they still need to fight their way out while keeping the HVT safe for long enough for an extraction team to arrive.

Cold Stone

Deep in the mountains, terrorist forces have stockpiled weapons and ammo and are holding a civilian hostage. Enemies patrol the woods that cover the mountain and have guards posted at multiple fortified positions, including a network of caves that run through the mountainside itself.

Thunder operatives must destroy the weapon and ammo caches hidden in these fortified locations, rescue the hostage, and escort them to safety.

On its full release, the game will also be accessible to modding, allowing fans to create their own modes, weapons and missions which they can share with the wider Thunder Tier One community.

Thunder Tier One is in development for PC (Steam).

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