Warface on PC Goes Horde for the Holidays with Operation Hydra

Warface on PC Goes Horde for the Holidays with Operation Hydra

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Not many games are dropping new content on Christmas Eve, but Warface has done just that. Coming to the free-to-play game's PC version only today is a new horde mode called Operation Hydra.

Unlike some horde modes, Hydra does consist of a definitive ending, and it comes after successfully beating the 20th round of the onslaught. The mode takes place on a new map, a Blackwood mobile naval base named Hydra, and players are tasked with repelling 20 round of soldiers, cyborgs, and mini-bosses.

"Blackwood soldiers captured the "Vega-5" squad and Agent Noda, who managed to prevent the extermination of colonists on Mars and are keeping them on the Blackwood mobile naval base called "Hydra". To save them, a special Warface unit "Sigma-3" has been sent to the island. "Sigma-3" fighters managed to get to the base but were discovered by the enemy." 

The team at Blackwood Games also teased a new boss battle for the 20th round of horde on Hydra. Unlike other Operations seen in the game, Hydra requires a three-person team and the loot drops depend entirely on how far players can go. Also new to the game with this update are new Hydra weapons, which include "popular and powerful models with themed looks for each class of characters."

Warface first launched in 2013 for PC before being ported to Xbox 360 in 2014. A year later, it was discontinued for consoles, though it's since been resurrected for PS4 and Xbox One as of 2018. Over the years, Warface and its several development studios have added various content to the game, both paid and free. The chronology of reviewers tackling the game reflects its unorthodox development cycle, with early reviews coming in at launch in 2013 and much more recent reviews hitting just last fall with the console relaunch. Collectively, it's earned an OpenCritic 70 average over the years.

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