Breachers is a polished and fun tactical shooter that will bring you back to playing Rainbow Six with your friends. What sets it apart is that it’s made for PC VR, Pico 4, and Quest VR headsets. It takes full advantage of the hardware and uses the units’ impressive processing power to offer you a realistic and immersive experience. It’s developed by Triangle Factory, which previously brought you Hyper Dash. According to their marketing, players can: “Plan your assault or orchestrate your defense as a team through intense close-quarters combat. Climb, vault, rappel, swing, shoot and strategize your way to victory in stunning environments.” They meet that mark and more, making the game one of the most impressive experiences that you can have with virtual reality and it’s going to keep you coming back for more.




Breachers spent a long time in alpha and beta testing and that’s no small part of why it’s so successful. It’s Triangle Factory’s newest multiplayer shooter and launched on April 13th. What makes it stand out from other games of the genre is the fact that it felt very polished and finished as soon as it came out. That’s not something you get very often with modern gaming, especially when it comes to VR games. This company put in the work it takes to make a great product and you get to enjoy it on plenty of different platforms. You can play it, right now, on PC VR, Pico 4, Quest 2, and Quest Pro and it will impress you from the very beginning!

Not a AAA Offering

The biggest surprise about Breachers is that it’s not put out by a massive AAA games studio. Triangle Factory is a smaller studio based out of Belgium and their only other game was Hyper Dash. Just like Breachers, it’s another multiplayer VR game but it focuses on sprinting, walking, and rail grinding. Breachers takes many of those parkour aspects and adds a great FPS element on top of it all. It all goes to show that you don’t have to depend on large game developers to give you an immersive and impressive experience. It feels completely finished as soon as you start playing it and you won’t have to deal with buggy gameplay before you update it. In fact, while updates have been promised, there’s no roadmap currently available.

5v5 Team Based Play

The game’s main mode is a 5v5 team game that puts you into one of two teams. The first team is made up of SWAT police, called enforcers in the game. They play against terrorists, known as revolters. Your job as an enforcer is to break into a large building that’s been taken over by the revolters. There are two bombs planted somewhere inside and you have to find them and disarm them. Revolters, obviously, are tasked with stopping the enforcers before that happens. It’s a very classic game design that’s been used by both Rainbow Six and Counter Strike. Stepping into it through virtual reality is going to give you a fresh experience with aspects that you already understand, so there’s no giant learning curve.

Even Matched Gameplay

Every time you get into a map, you’re going to be placed into a new team on the opposite side of the previous game. Both sides have the same guns, which gives you a very evenly matched feeling. You’ll be able to use pistols, shotguns, assault rifles, and any of the other usual weapons found in similar games. Since they’re defending, the revolter side can choose from gadgets that will block doors, shock traps, motion sensors, and other things. The Enforcers side has the coolest gadgets, though. Their goal is to breach the building the Revolters are holed up in, giving the game its name. These gadgets include breaching foam, spy drones, and even a cloaking device. It’s a lot of fun to use the weapons and gadgets here.


The enforcers also get to do one of the best actions the game has to offer you, which is rappelling. Choose the side of any ledge in the game, pull yourself over it, and you’ll automatically begin rappelling down the wall. You can use the joystick on the left controller to control your height and position on the wall, which means you can shimmy from side to side in front of a window and take out any hostiles you find. This mechanic also allows for Enforcers members to bust through boarded-up windows or doors so long as they’re rappelling. The feeling of your characters pushing themselves away from the wall only to have them kick through the window or door a moment later is amazing.

Offline gameplay

There are a few different offline gameplay options for you as well, although the game is meant to be played online. You can use the lobby’s shooting range to practice your targeting and try out the feel of the different guns. You can also play through a short tutorial, so you know exactly what to expect when the game really starts. There are also some offline matches that you can use to play against the computer to hone your skills and get comfortable with the controls. It shouldn’t take much, though. It’s pretty intuitive from the very beginning and you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of time getting used to it. They take full advantage of the haptic controls to give you an immersive experience.

Final Thoughts

Breachers is a great VR offering from a smaller studio that really puts the effort into their games that you don’t even see from AAA studios. It’s ready to play as soon as you download it, and you won’t have to deal with waiting for updates to take care of the bugs. It’s available on PC VR, Pico 4, and Quest. Just get assigned to a team and you’re going to have a lot of fun playing against the other players. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find this game winning game of the year and you really have to check it out to see why. It’s a solid game from a solid company and you’re going to spend hours as a revolter or an enforcer, both of which are extremely fun.