VR Exclusive Hero Shooter X8 Surpasses 70K Players

Thirdverse, Inc. has announced that the VR exclusive hero shooter game X8 has surpassed 70K users. Since the game’s Early Access launch in May 2023, 250,000 matches and 2 million rounds of competitive multiplayer shooting have been played.

The X8 Early Access build is available now via the Meta Quest Store and Steam, playable on Meta Quest 2. For the uninitiated, X8 is a VR exclusive multiplayer hero shooter game that offers gamers customisable loadouts of weapons, armor, items, and abilities. You can build your unique combination heroes before each battle begins.

Additionally, each hero holds three special abilities, and their hero-specific items offer situational advantages. Teams can use an array of strategies to penetrate enemy defenses to deploy ‘The Syphon’ at specific sites on the map during an attack, or deactivate it within 30 seconds using ‘The Defuser’ during defense. The team that eliminates all attackers or disrupts the deployment process over the course of the 14-round game is declared the winner.

The game has received numerous updates since it’s Early Access launch, including this summer’s addition of a new map and incorporation of an Achievements system.

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X8 at PAX West

Alongside the reveal of this new milestone, Thirdverse has also announced X8‘s presence at PAX West. Attendees will be able to get hands on with the free-to-play VR multiplayer hero shooter at the Seattle Convention Center, 1st-4th September, 2023, in booth 3105. Additionally, PAX West goers who visit Thirdverse’s booth will also have the chance to collect some exclusive X8 ‘swag’. Exactly what will be offered is not known.

Are you one of the 70K X8 players? Let us know about your experience with the game in the comments below! And if you’re planning on attending PAX West next month, be sure to stop by the X8 booth and grab some of that swag!