As you can see in our review, Larcenauts is a fun game, but it had some issues. Thankfully, Impulse Gear decided to address most players’ complaints. The new update — Immersion Overload — consists of a series of patches and hotfixes that address additional platforms, balance, and game performance.
The update also adds many new features that include VR-specific interactions such as manual reloading and two-handed pivot aiming. Besides all that, cross-play lobbies are now online and operational, allowing Steam and Oculus players to join lobbies across platforms.
Here is everything that the Larcenauts: Immersion Overload update adds to the game:
Manual Reloads: An immersive new reload system option that lets the player perform actions to manually reload their weapon for maximum realism. This, with Style and Automatic reload options allow players to tailor the reload mechanic to their liking.
Two-handed Pivot Aiming: Players can now select an all-new aiming mode that uses the position of both hands to aim weapons, keeping them in control and in the action.
Immersive Sprint: A new sprint mode option where players retain control of their hands while sprinting. Players can simply aim their weapon downward to start sprinting.
Cross-play Lobbies: Cross-play lobbies are now live. SteamVR and Oculus players can now join each other’s lobby by entering a player’s unique lobby code.
Native support for bHaptics TactSuit vests: This third-party wearable interprets in-game actions into haptic feedback that the player can feel when wearing the bHaptics TactSuit vest.
Free New skin for Calima: Impulse Gear are giving away a brand-new cosmetic skin for Calima, the Infiltrator, for free to all users who login before the end of July, 2021.
Spatialized VOIP in lobby: Players in the social lobby will now hear their friends VOIP spatialized.
Localized text English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean: Full in-game text localization of the noted languages, including localized dialog for Captain Kas in the tutorial.
Larcenauts core features include:
The First Hero Shooter for Virtual Reality: The wildly popular Hero Shooter genre finally arrives for Virtual Reality. Take competitive shooter gameplay to another dimension and experience the heart-pounding thrill of battle like never before through the immersion of VR.
The Specialist Squad: Variety is the spice of life, and of shooters! Players can select from a motley crew of 8 unique Specialists with larger-than-life personalities and their own weapons and skills to fill their team. From Evander the Hunter, to Vod, the mushroomy monster, or even two flavors of deadly robot, this squad drips style and flair.
Deep Character Progression and Customization: Players can grow their Specialists via the deep stat progression system and personalize the heist with fully customizable weapons loadouts and through earning an array of stylish cosmetic skins.
Run and Gun in Battles Across the Ludus Galaxy: Battle against other heist crews in 3 unique game modes, such as territories-style Refuel, capture-the-flag-style Uplink, and classic team deathmatch across 4 different maps including Relay, Excavation, Blight and Hazard Pay.
Full Cross-Play Support Across VR Platforms and Devices: Fully supported cross-play across Oculus and SteamVR devices allows players to jump online, grab a friend and form a crew, regardless of VR platform.
The Larcenauts: Immersion Overload update is available today, free of charge. You can play it on Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2, Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift-S (cross-buy supported), and SteamVR. Players that login before the end of July will get Calima’s new skin for free as a celebration gift from the developers. Larcenauts is fun, but it did need some tweaking. Hopefully, this update is just what the game needed.