VR’s Most Popular Battle Royale is Getting Sandbox Creation Tools This Week

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Population: One has been a pretty big hit on Quest and PC VR headsets since it first released two years ago, easily making it VR’s most popular battle royale. Now Meta-owned developer BigBox VR is getting ready to launch a set of maker tools in the game’s long-awaited sandbox level creator.

Population: One’s sandbox is heading into early access tomorrow, December 14th, and is set to bring a ton of user-generated maps and modes to the game. At launch, BigBox says there will be “more than 1,000 community-built games” available to explore.

According to an interview with Shacknews, the new tool will include a number of world templates to get you started building, including:

  • Foothills Template: This template is more flat, predominantly grass and has the closest lighting and setting to our Battle Royale game.
  • Snow Template: This template has a snow aesthetic and a main mountain feature for players to build on.
  • Moon Template: This template takes place on the Moon, in space. It’s the perfect environment to try out the new low gravity settings!

Coming as a free update to the base game, sandbox joins a host of other battle modes, including Battle Royale, Team Deathmatch with customizable loadouts, War mode (12v12), Legions mode (6v6v6v6), Metro Arena (3v3v3v3), Co-Op Bot Battle, Training Park practice, and a social hub.

Population: One is available on Steam and the Meta platform for Rift, Quest, Quest 2, and Quest Pro, priced at $30.