Vortex Special Ops gained almost all of its members using the VIP recruitment method, which is where people gained in-game perks for games by joining the group. The game VSO previously used was Build to Survive the Zombies, although it now recruits for VIP on it's owner's game known as World War 3.
Vortex Special Ops was founded in July 9, 2009. VSO started as a special operations squad for the group Vortex Security . When around 300 Vortex Security members joined the squad, Shain was exiled for unknown reasons. He left the squad black until 2011, when he used DANGERTIM112's Build to Survive the Zombies to recruit members. They hit 20k members in the first year.
When the group was first founded, many free models were used, including a RIC base. This caused a lot of controversies. Current bases and models are made by the VSO:Tech division, a division of scripters and builders.
In 2012, VSO started its first real war against The VOX Empire , a 30k clan led by Voxhall, The creator of the classic famous game "Star Wars Tycoon". VSO won the war by a score of six to four (6-4). After defeat, The VOX Empire shut down due to rage on losing the war. In the same year on august 9th, the General was banned from Roblox for unknown reasons (theorized to be a hacker) and returned as “VSOGeneralShain1.” Between the making of accounts, jordandog100 held onto the group until VSOGeneralShain1 gained Builders Club to reobtain the group.
In 2013, VSO hit 40k members and hit the “Top 10 Clans” leaderboard. Two divisions were created, VSO:T and VSO:NF. In the same year, VSO:RB was created as a squad (not a division) by the user gaster1234567890
In 2014, VSO hit 50k members and released the fort known as Warzone Nathia Gali.
In 2015, Justzwaggerit was promoted to Lieutenant General. He was later demoted and exiled for mass exiling Lieutenants. (In 2016 he was let back in VSO but no longer plays Roblox today)
In the same year, VSO was attacked by a large number of exploiters from V3rmillion (a forum where users can sell and discuss exploits). It got to the point that soldiers couldn't patrol headquarters because every server was exploited. The exploit was set by king_booty, a scammer and clickbait place creator as well as MtnDewInc, believed to be Justzwaggerit's brother.
In 2016, VSO released Warzone Kahagan V2 (aka Warzone K2). This fort had a massive collaboration, including coolsniper150 and a lot of new scripters who joined VSO to help. Coolsniper150 became the next Lieutenant General, and promoted to 3iC.
In the same year, VSO was attacked by another group of exploiters known as Team CORE. They exploited VSO because they wanted to put their statue on VSO's base. They have declared an unofficial war on VSO and called it official due to them lying about it being "accepted". They hacked any VSO server and called it an official win for their clan. After some raids, their leader got banned from Roblox for unknown reasons; so CORE stopped the exploit raiding, but never talked about the unfair "war".
Almost all the year, after CORE attacked VSO, RIC, better known as the Roblox Infantry Corps have been raiding all the year.
In 2017, the 3iC Coolsniper150 received a message from Colonel De_Elite’s brother saying that she had passed away. This information hurt the members of VSO deeply and even came to famous clan leaders. It was later discovered that De_Elite had not passed away, but was actually in a coma. De_Elite had survived the coma but was left deaf, she has quit Roblox since. This event have stopped the hate against VSO and made many clans pray for VSOs safety.
In the same year, Bnv1186 was promoted to Lieutenant General.
Also in February 2017, VSO went through a massive reform. Six ranks were added to VSO, and a major rank reform was put into effect. The six ranks added were Lance Corporal, Staff Sergeant, First Lieutenants (Second Lieutenants are the former “Lieutenant” rank), Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Major General. Refecti became the first Major General, followed by Veret001 months later.
Around in July-September 2017, a clan known as The Tempus Imperium (TTI) declared war on VSO without PMing a LT-GEN+ about it. After the warning that one of the HRs of VSO Gave to TTI, They claimed they didn't care and still declared the war official. The group raided VSO and broke rules. Later it became official, confirmed by coolsniper150 and later VSO declared an auto win because of their unfair base & their unfair-rulebreaking raids. They still raided VSO, after almost being blacklisted. This event is called "The Tempus Imperium Drama". Today their leader, Scelus is perm-muted on an arctic outpost for causing the events above, and their base is blacklisted in the VSO raid list.
VSO also released a new base known as Arctic Warzone in alpha version on October 5, and known to be a large success for their bases. It is still unknown when it will be fully released.
On October 21, LegendaryShain1 , the general's brother, came on Roblox for the first time after a long period of inactivity.
Right before the New Year, MrNoodler became the third Major General in VSO History. Later, he left VSO after a demotion for recruiting VSO members to his group.
At the beginning of the year, LT-GEN coolsniper150 stepped down as 3iC because of real life issues. This made LT-GEN Bnv1186 the 3rd in command. Coolsniper150 eventually came back.
COL goodcaboose456 and COL Sargent_Morales were promoted to Major General to fill up the spots formerly taken by veret001 (that had been promoted to LT-GEN) and MrNoodler. With the recently released VSO base (known as Arctic Warzone), there were many changes among the ranks and members of VSO. Refecti was promoted to Lieutenant General and was replaced by BismarckVonRed to take up the empty Major General rank.
On January 10, the general released new training reforms and due to the new reforms, he changed all of the divisions' descriptions, including the main one.
On April 29, Colonel De_Elite came online for the first time in a while. A lot of people in VSO were glad to see her come back. Sadly, she has not been on after this. The soldiers of VSO hope that she comes back soon.
On May 16, the general exiled Refecti, an LT-GEN that was very well known for his dedication to the group (as well as writing most of the reforms) as he had messaged him about problems within the group . This then followed with the current 3IC coolsniper150 stepping down, veret001 stepping down, and many many other members stepping down, leaving the group or even being exiled . Members were then quickly promoted, such as bnv1186 (that had been previously demoted for attempting to shut down divisions without anyone's approval) and members that had been previously blacklisted for treasonous activities came back tearing the group apart. The Arctic Outpost was temporarily closed as there was no one left to update it. It is currently replaced by the old HQ as a temporary replacement for a possible new upcoming HQ. The name of the HQ had changed to "World War 3" to be more fitting with roleplaying clans.
The HQ was then changed back to the arctic HQ, following the removal of FE games .
Around October 18, Lt Colonel Kobra was promoted to Colonel.
On April 1st, a new HQ has been released, created by multitask of Ekcja, General Shain and also a developer that wanted to remain anonymous. On the 8th of April, HRs that had left nearly a year before rejoined a few months prior under the agreement that a board of directors would be created and brought back activity stepped down. Later, HQ Jynx was added. A lot of criticism was against it but however this HQ was added for experimental purposes. Later on the end of april, New MAJ-Gens and LT-Gens were promoted to fill the gaps from the mass retirement. VSO Had faced another mass hacking between April-May and as of 6/2/19 nothing exploit has happened due to switching into Kohl's admin (and later HD admin) until a new version of the VSO admin is released. Later another mass HR exile was subject due to a LT-GEN recruiting his soldiers into his group making his group auto blacklisted, exiling everyone in there. As a special of 10 years of VSO, on july 9th 2019 the classic HQ was rereleased on a brand new remastered version. Later, VSO had a great activity spark. It could be noticed as lately there were over 10 (or sometimes over 20) people every time on HQ and training. A new base known as "Project Tundra" will be released in July-August. What is known about it is a training base and semi raidable, just like the other training bases.In October of 2019 a new HR emerged named, JaydenJayW he quickly came to grow to be a trusted member of VSO and was promoted from Lance-Corporal to Colonel in a single month. His large growth in power was to fill in holes left by mass exiles. But his power didn’t stop at his rank he would also be put incharge of several major parts of VSO. List of parts of VSO that JaydenJayW was put incharge of: Head of Discord, Head of recruitment, Head of activity and Head of the headqaurters (Which is about finding Scripters and creating new tasks at the HQ). After his power increase many VSO members came to qeustion his and many other HR their intentions while JaydenJayW was lucky to be kept mostly alone due to his popularity other HR such as MAJ-GEN Hamman90 for several reasons mainly falling under his general inactivity. November 2019: Many new reforms were created largely inspired by JaydenJayW’s philosophy on fixing VSO.
JaydenJayW and Pug_Boi09 resigned from VSO but their impact will always leave a mark in it’s history. “We made history by joining now it is the end of our chapter, we will grow stronger outside of the restrictions of a book and write our own stories that will bring us and others happiness” -JaydenJayW Former Colonel. When JaydenJayW left there was a large fear of him leaking information about VSO and him recruiting the latter part was true but he never revealed secrets until recently after he made a small group with other former HR and several spies who are currently working inside VSO they found out that there were dozens of new HR after JaydenJayW left and it's suspected that this is because he was the only capable commander that was active and because of this what looked like attempt to erase him from VSO history he revealed some secrets. These secrets were unknown by 99% of the VSO HR and shows how trusted JaydenJayW was. The secrets are about some pretty huge stuff like Shain having anger issues and the reason that most of the HR were banned we always thought that they were banned because they recruited VSO members into their own groups but the real reason seems to have been simple, they were seen as a threat to VSO and it's assets. The reason that JaydenJayW wasn't exiled was because he was quite young and seen as somebody who could be "brainwashed" but in the later months of his membership in VSO he went to collect evidence and secrets which he would spread when needed.
Privates are the foundation of VSO. They 'defend' the HQ and help to win raids.
Private First Class
PFC'S have a higher chance of being accepted into squads.
Lance Corporals have the ability to carry around and can order one player in their squad.
Corporals can run a squad of up to three players.
Sergeants can lead a squad of up to four players and assist Staff-Sergeants hosting drills.
S-SGTs makes sure all other Low Ranks are correctly doing their job. They can lead a squad of five players and also host drills with a permission of an HR.
Second LTs are responsible for creating and sending out squads in HQ.S-LTs are also responsible for watching over S-SGTs.
The First LT is the first trainer rank in VSO. They are responsible for creating and sending out squads in HQ, but may also host regular trainings.
Captains are responsible for watching over two First LTs and ensuring that they maintain activity and responsibility.
Majors are responsible for watching the Second LTs and suggesting which Second LTs should be promoted to First LTs. They are also responsible for hosting regular training and boot camp.
LT-Colonels watch over two CPTs to ensure they are maintaining activity and responsibility. They are also responsible for hosting division training and activities.
Colonels are responsible for watching over Majors and LT-Colonels. They can also host regular training and boot camp.
The Major General oversees all of VSO:-HRs and directs one of the divisions while making reforms.
LT-Generals are responsible for making sure that all of VSO is running correctly.
The General has command over the entire group, and his word is final.
Vortex Special Ops has 4 divisions that require certain ranks (MAJ-GEN is the rank where you can direct a division) :
- Vortex Special Ops: Airborne
- This is the 1st division, which is a special air force position given to Lieutenants. Lieutenants, however, can get kicked from this division for disobeying orders and not acting as a lieutenant. Lieutenants are required to go to the VSO: A training held by a COL+. It does not have much difference from the main division but gives access to aircraft in both Vortex Special Ops' HQ and Outpost Bakkarah. VSO: A is only allowed for 2LT+. [Current Director: MAJ-GEN BismarckVonRed]
- Vortex Special Ops: High Ranks
- This is the 2nd division, being the division High Ranks are in, containing Vortex Special Ops members at the ranks of Captain, Major, LT-Colonel, Colonel, Major-General, Lieutenant General, and the General. Some of the High Ranks have an admin at Warzone K2. They can ban exploiters if they have enough evidence, KOS(Kill on Sight) EX-VSO members, and have the authority to jail them.
- Vortex Special Ops: Naval Forces
- This is the 3rd division, and also has many members, having strict rank requirements as well, it also has Vortex Special Ops members at almost all ranks except Private. It is the only division not founded by VSOGeneralShain1 (or Shain1), but by a former High Rank in Vortex Special Ops. It was later taken over by VSOGeneralShain1 as an official division.
- Vortex Special Ops: Rancor Battalion
- This is the 4th division and also has the most members, Having more strict requirements, and has Vortex Special Ops members at all ranks including Private. It is a Division not founded by VSOGeneralShain1 (or Shain1) but by a former High Rank in Vortex Special Ops. It was later taken over by VSOGeneralShain1 as an official division, which was run by Gaster123456789 until his account was banned and he started VSOCaptainGaster, who was later exiled in 2015 when he started Shadow Operation Specialist and refused to exile the VSO members who joined his group.
- Vortex Special Ops: Technicians
- This the 5th division. It doesn't have any rank requirements, but it does require that you have skills in Lua Script Writing and/or Roblox Studio building. It's currently owned by VSOGeneralShain1, but it's managed by his Head Technician coolsniper150. This division is for the technical advancements in VSO, and generally manages the guns, bases and main scripts of VSO. There are several levels of technicians.
Outpost Bakkarah is the replacement of the previous outpost, Outpost Arctic. It is not used as a raiding base currently. Instead, it was previously used as the VSO: Rancor Battalion training center.
The previous headquarters for VSO. Just like the old headquarters, it has a woodland base and it is in the middle a city. The raiders base is on a separate island & to raid you must use the boats or bridge.
Set in Antartica, the new HQ was developed for more than 8 months. It contains a massive rewrite of many systems, a new loadout, VSO Admin Commands v2.0 and FE. It was released in Alpha on October 19, 2017. It was believed that the full HQ came around May 2018. Arctic Warzone is the biggest and most developed base in VSO's history. The lead developer of this fort is Verret, and he continues to update it with the VSO:T team regularly.
Outpost MetroOutpost Metro is the newest outpost and also a newest place in VSO at the moment. It's used as an universal base for raiding, training and general VSO and Non-VSO activity. It is equipped with the newest technology VSO has to offer, starting from V-22's, autonomous transport VTOL's to Energy Reactor capable of going under the meltdown. During that, a whole island gets blown off, leaving it completely obliberated till server restart.
Criticism and Controversies
During VSO's history, VSO has saw a lot of backlash and negative reception due to the following reasons:
- VSO has been mainly criticized for firstly using FMs on 2009-2012. However as with VSO:T's creation on Q1 of 2013, it is claimed that FMs were removed. Contrarily, free-modeled vehicles and helicopters are still present in multiple of VSO's games.
- VSO has been also criticized for VIP recruiting which it conducts on it's WW3 game.
- There have been claims of VSO admin abusing, however there are admin specific rules for VSO and admin is only gained to ceratin HRs.
- Many raiders claim VSO is bad at fighting and many of them are kids.
- VSO used to have a MP (Military Police) division, but it was deleted on it's early life due to being to similar to PMCs.
- The only package allowed on VSO is the penguin outfit since the general likes penguins.
- The project file for the v3.0 base was called "Project Kenway" and the general later confirmed he named it because he liked the assassins creed series made by UbiSoft.