Warface Celebrates 3 Years of Action With Update – ‘Operation Black Shark’

Frankfurt am Main (Germany) – October 27, 2016

Warface Celebrates 3 Years of Action With Update – ‘Operation Black Shark’

Frankfurt am Main (Germany) October 27, 2016 – In the month that Warface celebrates its third anniversary in North America, Europe, and Turkey, Crytek has announced that an expansive new Special Operation, entitled Black Shark, is coming to the free-to-play online shooter today.

In Operation Black Shark, players infiltrate a gargantuan skyscraper which is being constructed by Blackwood, the military arm of a cabal of supranational corporations. Fighting as part of an elite squad dispatched by Warface – the special-operation forces formed to oppose Blackwood – players must battle hard, smart, and as a team to work their way through each enemy-flooded floor before bringing the tower down. Gamers will take on Blackwood’s finest troops, lead-spitting automatic turrets, and a relentless horde of cyborg warriors in an all-action tower raid that demands players evolve their tactics on the fly. The new Special Operation arrives in a game update today, which also adds new achievements for players to unlock and weapons to use in-game.  

Development never stops on Warface, and the game – which marked its third anniversary of action in North America, Europe, and Turkey last Friday – has evolved dramatically since launch. Operation Black Shark arrives in the game’s 37th major game update and today players can enjoy over 50 PvP maps in eight game modes and, counting all variations, use over 400 weapons in battle. In the last twelve months alone, content which has expanded the game has included eight PvP maps and the Anubis and Earth Shaker Special Operations, alongside weapons and skins, including Crysis-inspired Nanosuits. In addition to graphical improvements and gameplay balancing, Warface has also introduced the integration of EasyAntiCheat and FairFight systems to make the battlefield a fairer place for all players and officially supported Warface as an esport through a partnership with ESL – the leading esports event provider – with cash prizes available every week.

Ilya Mamontov, Director of Game Operations, said: “As we celebrate three years of Warface, we’re excited to roll out Operation Black Shark, our latest co-op PvE Special Operation. Warface has come a long way in three years and has grown and changed enormously, guided by player feedback. We’d like to thank our ever-growing community for coming along with us on this journey, and we look forward to continuing to serve them as we add content and evolve the game in the months and years ahead.”

Gamers can watch the new trailer for Operation Black Shark now at https://youtu.be/Ieo5_lzlGO8 and sign up to play Warface for free at www.warface.com.

About Warface

Warface is a team-based shooter loaded with cooperative and competitive action, stacks of game modes, and a wealth of weapons for players to get their hands on. Gamers can choose to play as Riflemen, Medics, Snipers, or Engineers as they work together and attempt to uproot the Blackwood military faction in Co-op play or choose their side and lock horns with fellow players in PvP battles. Download the game from warface.com or via Steam today – completely for free.

About Crytek

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher and technology provider with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and seven other studios around the world. Established in 1999, Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome and Warface. All of Crytek's games are developed using CRYENGINE, the company's cutting-edge 3D game technology, which is also the first choice of other leading developers and licensees when creating games for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and Android. Crytek's ongoing growth in the games-as-a-service market has extended the company's reach as they continue to deliver top quality interactive experiences to players through self-publishing platforms online.  

For more information visit www.crytek.com and www.cryengine.com.