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New ‘Evacuation’ Map And Multiple Fixes Arrive In Latest Update

Moscow, Russia – December 2, 2016 – Developer AbsolutSoft has today released update 0.9.451 for its military-themed First Person Shooter, Hired Ops, which is currently available in Steam’s Early Access program. The update includes a new map, named “Evacuation.” Situated in the Ural mountains, Evacuation is available for Deathmatch and Team Elimination modes and sets players up for intense and dynamic firefights in close- and medium-ranges combat in the remnants of an abandoned Emercom base. Evacuation, well known among Contract Wars players, is sure to be popular with those players who favor head-on assault tactics and fierce face-to-face encounters.

Check out the Hired Ops Evacuation Map Video HERE:

As part of this update, AbsolutSoft is making multiple gameplay improvements and  introducing a test version of the Competitive matches and Ranking system. Now, when selecting a map, players will decide if they want to participate in a ranked or training match. In training matches, players are free to try new weapon or tactics without risking rank or equipment. In the ranked matches, however, players are risking their overall rankings, which may go up or down based on the player’s performance.

Update 0.9.451 features:

  • New Map: Evacuation, available in Deathmatch and Team Elimination modes
  • Fixes to matchmaking
  • Fixed Hold-to-Aim issues
  • New Competitive Matches and Ranking System
  • Training Mode: Updated so that you do not earn/lose anything

Hired Ops is a session-based online shooter dedicated to fierce conflicts between rival mercenary groups battling on a global scale from Russian developer AbsolutSoft. Using the latest weapons and special equipment, players take part in armed encounters, unite into private military companies, carry out contracts, build bases and aggressively compete with each other – all for the sake of domination in the world mercenary market. Players are free to choose from any of the five different fighter classes, each featuring an elaborately crafted skill system and an arsenal rich in weapon variety and weapon modifications. Hired Ops includes a diverse mix of game modes, including the “Enhanced Realism” mode.

Available on Steam Early Access or to learn more about Hired Ops, visit ‘Like’ the game on Facebook and follow the game’s development on Twitter @hiredops for all the latest developer updates and news.

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AbsolutSoft is a privately-owned Russian game development studio, established in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010. The company has previously released the browser-based online FPS Contract Wars, which won the attention of 48 million players worldwide. In 2016, AbsolutSoft moved its headquarters to Moscow and focused on the development of Hired Ops, previously announced in 2015 as Contract Wars Standalone

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