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Contagion VR: Outbreak is a first-person shooter built from the ground up exclusively for VR. Fully immerse yourself in a world initially familiar to you, and witness it's transformation into something much darker as it rapidly changes right before your eyes.

Assume the role of one of our many characters and experience their stories first hand that would shape them in the mold of who they would eventually become. The end of the world as we know it is filled with horrors the likes of which were never fathomed, but in all the darkness lies a beacon of light, tales of heroism and sacrifices made so others could carry on. Explore highly detailed environments, search for scarce resources and see if you've got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse!

We've painstakingly developed every element from the ground up for HTC Vive and Oculus, Contagion VR: Outbreak drops you in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Fight alone in our single player story driven mode and experience each characters past, or team up and fight alongside your friends in one of our co-op based modes! Have a competitive drive? Do battle against other players in one of our PVP modes and see if you've got what it takes to be crowned king of the VR wasteland!

  • VR driven game-play mechanics: Perform physical actions true to life that immerse players deep inside the world of Contagion.
  • Full single player campaign: Each character has their own history, learn the events each experienced that shaped their personalities and defines who they are today.
  • A massive arsenal of weapons: Firearms, melee weapons, explosives, and much much more!
  • Multiple co-op modes: Fight alongside your friends in one of our multi-player focused modes, or climb the leader-boards in any of our shooting range challenges!
  • Challenge other survivors: Have a competitive itch? Hop into one of our PVP multi-player modes and see if you're good enough to be king of the VR wasteland!
  • Customize your personal space: Play the game to unlock loot drops and customize your home base to your liking before heading out to battle the infected.

For now, DOWNLOAD THE DEMO and let us know what you think so far!

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Update 3 Released!


You can read more about the benefits of becoming a playtester here: Announcement: Closing Up Shop... Contagion VR: Outbreak, Sep 3 Media.moddb.com Summary It is with great sadness that I have to say that we will be closing up...

Thank you also to those that went in and tried out Update 3 Beta and gave us feedback:steamhappy:

Everyone's valuable input and bug reports were instrumental in getting this update out.

Is it perfect? Nah, I'm sure something snuck by us, but this is why we're in Early Access and we're going to use that excuse for as long as possible:steammocking: It's pretty nice though, lot of bug fixes, polish, user experience improvements and even a feature request or two were added.

Verfiy File Integrity
If something is really funky with your game (like Rift users with funky grips) and since this is a huge update, it may not play nice with your current files after updating. Please first try to verify your files, if that doesn't work, uninstall and reinstall the game.

If none of those options work, please let us know ASAP! Thanks!

Slot Saving
For some, this was the most desired feature to get added into the game. I get it, the first mission is pretty long and there is a big dialogue sequence that sometimes just sucked doing over and over again. And then there were some of you that just died...a lot.

Well, here it is :) To learn more about it and how to use it, I highly recommend you read this: Announcement: Update 3 Beta is LIVE ! Contagion VR: Outbreak, Sep 7 Media.moddb.com Summary Alright folks, after testing it a bunch and confirming nothing...

For others, there was a big issue just getting started in the game. They had no clue how to play :steamsad: ! It was too crazy and too much to remember from just some tooltips and screenshots of controls. We heard you and we agreed! We had planned on doing something a little less than what we ended up with...but I don't think anyone's going to cry about the extra effort put into it:steammocking:

The Tutorial can be found where the Outbreak mission diary was. The Outbreak mission diary has been moved to the kitchen. Eventually these diaries by the way(other than Tutorial), will be scattered around and you'll have to play finders-keepers (once found, they are shown in your apartment). Well, that's our original thought anyway.

Just pick it up and press TRIGGER to use any diary.

Thanks to all the new localizers, we are proud to present the first of many iterations of localization in the game.

Firstly, the subtitles will only appear in the Tutorial, this was a good test to see how the workflow would work out, and it worked out wonderfully. The next step will be getting the first campaign mission localized and then elsewhere we may have missed.

The following are available currently:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese-PT
  • Japanese
  • Chinese-Simplified
  • Chinese-Traditional
  • Russian

The following will be coming soon:

  • Portuguese-BR

If you want to help localize into your language, please jump onto our Discord (https://discord.gg/monochrome) and go to #forms-and-surveys channel and apply.

If you notice any issues with localized text in your language, please jump onto our Discord and go to #localization-errors

LIV Mixed Reality Support Added!
Currently only available for Vive users

Find out more about it here:
Announcement: Introducing LIV Support in Alpha! Contagion VR: Outbreak, Aug 13 Media.moddb.com Summary Are you a content creator?

Future support for Rift will come in an update.

Outbreak Mission Endings
There was a lot of confusion and it overall felt very rushed when we originally pushed that out. We spent a lot of time fleshing out the endings (there are three of them!) to the Outbreak mission. It should feel more polished and make more sense. If there are any issues still with understanding each of the endings, please let us know!

Grips and Inputs
Did another pass on all major HMDs: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality.

All grips have been adjusted in preparation for User Defined Custom Grip Angles in the near future. They should feel pretty good overall for each controller though.

Everyone's hands/wrists are different so we want to make sure that you can play the way that feels more natural to you. So stay tuned for that.

WMR had some input love, again for preparation of a future update. WMR are basically mimicing Vive controllers. In the future they'll be an option (or just straight a up switch to the thumbsticks)

New Zombie Archtype: Soldier

The soldier zombie has more health than a regular civilian zombie, and his helmet makes him a bit tougher to deal with since helmet shots will inflict zero damage to him, so you must shoot him in the face to land a headshot. As you might have noticed, the soldier zombie might be carrying more than just the Contagion virus! The soldier zombie has a random chance to be armed with a primary weapon, a pistol, a grenade, ammunition, or all of them at once! Pick his pockets while he’s still “alive” or after you’ve dispatched him, the choice is yours.

Watch Alarm <25 HP
For all those that seem to die a lot, this feature request was added.

It is as simple as it sounds, if your face is being eaten up by zombies and your health is reduced to under 25 health points, the alarm on the watch will go off letting you know that you are about to die and you should probably run away or consume some pills, or both.

And So Much More!
I have probably forgotten a lot of things that we all did, this update reflects roughly 1.5 months of work from the various members on the development team. Audio quality was improved all over the place, animations and logic for the zombies and other NPCs were tweaked.

The Future
Update 4 will be a smaller update and will come out a lot faster. We might not (probably) push out Mission 2 with it. Instead, it will come out in Update 5.

Stay tuned for announcements and sneak peaks!

Dev Blogs
You should definitely have our website bookmarked and tune into our "weekly" (not so much) dev blogs and news that you may miss out on since they don't get posted on Steam.


Here's a link to all of them:


Bug Fixes
I might be tempted to write the whole list down here later, or will post it in Steam Forums.

But there were a crapton of bugs fixed. Still a few pesky ones around. Little by little they will all get wrecked.

If you haven't already posted one, please consider doing so!

If you have and it's old, please consider updating it to reflect the current state of the game! Thank you!

As always, if you have any bug reports, feature requests, feedback or just want to chat it up with over 1500 fellow Contagion VR: Outbreak Survivors and the developers, jump onto our Discord: Discord.gg

Join Victor on Twitch, Hurricane Florence is out of the way, so he will be back at it daily! Watch live development streams: Provide feedback on the game, help shape the game in real-time by providing suggestions or ideas, or just ask questions!


Weekly Devblog September

Weekly Devblog September


Catching up for the first half of September, catch up on the latest!

Sneak Peak: Resource Gathering

Sneak Peak: Resource Gathering


It's been a very busy week, between getting everything ready to finalize the launch of Update 3, and some of us preparing for Hurricane Florence on the...

Update 3 beta is live!

Update 3 beta is live!


Alright folks, after testing it a bunch and confirming nothing game-breaking, pushing this out to Beta. There's some polish needed in a few areas but...

Expos and Beyond!

Expos and Beyond!


Mike went to PAX while Victor went to OIX! More expos to come! Let us know where you'd like to see us!

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Will there be other creatures outside of zombies?

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VictorBurgos Creator

There will be humans and dogs, does that count?

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Will PCVR and PSVR be crossplay? If yes, epiiiic!

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This is one of the main reasons I invested in a new PSVR system. Please don't let me and all the rest of us PSVR owners down. Cash in hands waiting to purchase.

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CmdrGuts Creator

Sweet! We will do our best to give you the best immersive zombie game!

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I will try demo tonight, really curious! I spent some hours on Contagion in coop years ago and it was awesome. Good luck guys!

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VictorBurgos Creator

:) Thanks!

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Please bring this to PSVR, it looks great!

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VictorBurgos Creator

It will be Mr Victor :)


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