New laser tag arena coming to Fresno

Tac-Ops Laser Tag opens in Fresno in November. Photo by Hero's Toledo.Tac-Ops Laser Tag opens in Fresno in November. Photo by Hero's Toledo.Tac-Ops Laser Tag in Fresno opens its doors in November for the laser tag enthusiast yearning for more realistic, strategic game play.

“It really isn’t laser tag as people around here know it,” said Dexter Morgan, the general manager of Tac-Ops.

The 10,000-square-foot arena, located near the intersection of Barstow Avenue and Golden State Boulevard, will feature a battlefield resembling a miniature city. The structures will be regularly rearranged to provide a constantly changing battlefield.

Competitors will have to deal with realistic elements, such as the reloading the gun or having it overheat if they fire it too much.

There are several different game modes, including plant the bomb, capture the flag and protect the general.

“This is live action Call of Duty,” Morgan said. “Everything is mission based.”

The facility has already been contacted by law enforcement and the military for training purposes.

Morgan expects the company will hire about 10 employees overall and there will always be about four to five employees on site at any given time.

The tentative schedule weekdays from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. Morgan anticipates either Monday or Tuesday it will be closed to the public to allow military or law enforcement to use it for training.