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Battlezone VR update adds 80s-inspired Classic Mode

Along with new maps, missions and events.

Rebellion's PlayStation VR remake of 80's classic arcade tank shooter Battlezone is getting a retro option to mimic the vector graphics of its source material.

Arriving as a free update in v1.03 on 20th December, this "Classic Mode" will be separate from the main campaign as it's based around the original Battlezone. There will even be an option to choose the original title's two-track control scheme, should you wish to really make things oldschool.

The impending patch will add other new content like new mission types, maps and events. There will also be new cosmetic changes available, like the option to change the colour of your HUD. If you really want to get fancy, some ornaments (like a 2000 AD Judge Dredd bobblehead) will be available for purchase on the PlayStation Store.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Classic Mode now available.

Field Manual now available.

  • Both Classic Mode and Field Manual available via Extras Menu

Updated campaign content:

  • New maps, missions and events
  • Health crystals in single-player as additional means of restoring health
  • Hints will display upon death
  • HUD colour options added to Settings Menu

Bug fixes and optimisations:

  • Fixed a bug where hoppers sometimes got stuck in level geometry
  • Reduced projectile-based lag when not hosting in online co-op
  • Various performance optimisations

Added purchasable tank customisation options:

  • New skins, bobbleheads and horns now available to purchase

Our Chris Donlan recommended Battlezone VR upon its October release. "There are showier VR games out there, for sure, but this is a nice thing to return to once you've had your fill of gimmicks," he said in his Battlezone VR review.

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