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  POPULATION: ONE, Season One: Uprising is Live!
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02/25/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
 

Seattle, February 25, 2021 – With today’s launch of Season One: Uprising, BigBox VR delivers the biggest content drop ever for the award-winning battle royale FPS, POPULATION: ONE. Combat will never be the same. Players will battle it out in an evolving 10-week-long season that will culminate with a tournament. 

 

Throughout the season, players will be able to access tons of free content and have the option to purchase a Battle Pass. The Battle Pass is $4.99 and unlocks exclusive content and rewards such as new characters and new legendary gun skins.
 

Here’s all the free content that comes with Season One: 

 
  • Five New Weapons and Items that will change the Vertical Combat System meta:

    • Light Machine Gun (LMG) - Slice through walls built by players and keep enemies pinned down with the LMG’s powerful high rate of fire.

    • Katana - Use the energy shield to close the gap and slice your enemies .

    • Knife - Players start every match with a knife automatically. Players can draw their knife when they are in close quarters. 

    • Zone Grenade - Generate a Battle Zone on demand to push enemies out of buildings and track their position as they exit.

    • Energy Shield Soda - Carry shield sodas that you can crack open when you need it most. 

 
  • Map Updates
    The Bureau Base is new to the map, and later in the season, the Tower opens up. The dynamic environment will change as the Seekers try to take control of POPULATION: ONE

 
  • Social Features
    The community can connect and express themselves by earning titles, sprays, and calling cards. Players can gift Seeker Silver to their friends to unlock exclusive content in the new social store.

 
  • Tournament
    An end of season tournament will bring together the top squads to battle it out for bragging rights and exclusive rewards.
     

  • Private Servers
    Coming online later in the season, players can hang out in the lobby and choose who they want to play with and when they want to start a round, at any time.

 

“The Season One update builds upon our Vertical Combat System to give players even more ways to play and create social connections, only possible in VR,” said Chia Chin Lee, BigBox VR’s CEO and co-founder.

 

“Season One: Uprising will challenge and reward both new and existing players,” said Gabe Brown, BigBox VR’s CTO and co-founder. “We’re incredibly excited to see how players will use the new environment, weapons, and features!”

 

About POPULATION: ONE

Set in a colorful, near future in an open world, players can climb anything, fly anywhere and fight everywhere. POPULATION: ONE combines rich social connections, competitive play, and live service to create a multiplayer community leveraging the immersive power of VR. 

 

POPULATION: ONE supports 18 players, six squads with three players each, per match. With the unique Vertical Combat System (VCS) in POPULATION: ONE, players can climb, fly, and build, all while engaging in intense firefights. Supporting crossplay on Oculus Quest and Rift platforms, as well as HTC Vive, Windows MR and Valve Index. 

 

Capturing over $10 million in sales within three months after launch, POPULATION: ONE is a top grossing multiplayer VR game.

 

About BigBox VR

BigBox VR is the developer behind POPULATION: ONE -- battle royale only possible in VR. BigBox VR’s mission is to combine platform-defining games, social communities, and competitive play to create a VR esports ecosystem. It is based in Seattle and was founded in 2016 by game industry entrepreneurs who led successful exits and launched top-grossing live service products at Valve, Disney, Sony, and Microsoft. Visit us on the web at www.bigboxvr.com.