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Blaston Adds Single-Player Campaign in ‘Crackdown,’ the Dueling VR Game’s Latest Update

VR’s favorite neon-punk shooter adds new social features and content; reveals that the world of Blaston isn’t what it seems with first peek into lore

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Blaston’s ’Crackdown’ update available now for Oculus and SteamVR.
Blaston’s ’Crackdown’ update available now for Oculus and SteamVR.

“We’ve seen more than 4 million online matches of Blaston played to date, and we’re just getting started,” said Tommy Palm, founder and CEO of Resolution Games.

Following the late 2020 release of their fiercely competitive online duels shooter Blaston, Resolution Games has today launched the VR game’s next major update, ‘Crackdown,’ that is loaded with new content and social features (trailer here). Also, for the first time, contenders can play a single-player campaign that delves into the backstory of a world where dangerous underground duels have become the backbone of cultural entertainment. 

“Our players have been keen to learn more about the world of Blaston, and in crafting a new single player campaign, not only are we able to tell a compelling story, but we’re also able to help new players get more comfortable with the game’s super-cool, kinetic combat before going 1-on-1 against real competitors,” said Tom Hall, senior creative director at Resolution Games. “The Crackdown update brings a lot of enhancements for our hardcore veteran players, too, with new social features helping competitors to connect.”

As part of today’s update, contenders are introduced to two of the competing factions in the Blaston universe. Now players, who take on the role of a new NeoTexx contender, can not only wade through the Octopresence ModOps forces cracking down on illegal Blaston matches in The Warhouse arena, but they can also make their way to the new arena, Scrapper’s Market, and take on their boss, Argentia. 

On the way to the new arena, contenders can stop into the game’s social hub, called Ozo Lounge. Here contenders can hangout, challenge each other to friendly duels, take pictures and upload them to Discord, and also explore new features that come with the update, including a jukebox in Disco 99 and an improved version of Blaston’s arcade-game-within-a-game, Super Alien Blast.

Another feature of the Crackdown update includes integration with the bHaptics TactSuit for the Oculus Quest platforms, the next generation full body haptic suit that lets users immerse themselves even deeper into the VR experience by physically feeling every hit. 

“We’ve seen more than 4 million online matches of Blaston played to date, and we’re just getting started,” said Tommy Palm, founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “With new players discovering Blaston every day, we’re committed to building out our virtual world of underground combat for a long time to come. Crackdown is just one of several significant updates that are already on our roadmap — with a big focus on giving competitors everything they need to feel like a virtual champion.”

The Crackdown update is available now as a free download to all current Blaston owners on Oculus and SteamVR. New contenders who would like to download Blaston can do so for Oculus Quest and SteamVR. To learn more about Blaston, visit

About Resolution Games:
Resolution Games is a games studio led by some of the top minds in the industry, forging a world-class catalog of titles that brings players into the richest VR and AR worlds possible. As one of the first studios dedicated solely to creating experiences for these platforms, Resolution Games’ titles rank among the top rated and most downloaded games in the space. Games like Bait!, Blaston, Demeo, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs and Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale illustrate the innovative and immersive ways the studio is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.  

Founded in 2015, Resolution Games is privately held and based in Stockholm, Sweden. Follow the company at and on Twitter and Facebook.

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