H1Z1 for PC has had a bit of a rough time. Despite H1Z1's recent success on PlayStation, the PC version has been dogged by complaints from the community about irregular updates and clunky mechanics, while the original Just Survive mode is to shut entirely in October. It's a problem Daybreak is trying to tackle: the developer recently appointed a new PC lead (Jace Hall), reformed the dev team, and is now making some major changes to the PC version. The H1Z1 PC version is shortly to be renamed Z1 Battle Royale, and the new patch is the "first major step" in this transformation process. Apparently the team is making efforts to listen to the community "to prioritise features and changes that return the game to its roots as the world's most competitive BR Game". According to the patch notes for release 1.0, one of the biggest changes includes reduced matchmaking times. Solo players will be matched based on account level, and instead of a potential wait of eight minutes, time spent in the … [Read more...] about H1Z1’s PC version begins transformation into Z1 Battle Royale
H1z1 upcoming updates
H1Z1 has seen its fair share of updates this year so far, so it comes as no surprise to see even more starting to flood in given its success on the PS4. In the first 24 hours, 1.5M players came in to see what all the fuss was about and then 4.5 million players on PS4 in the first three days. Developer Daybreak Games revealed today that they plan on even more upcoming content and discuss feature plans for H1Z1: Battle Royale in their developer update video. In the video, Producer Terrence Yee and Lead Designer Mike Madden thank fans for sticking with them and giving them much-needed feedback, some surprising news on the much sought-after arcade mode and an announcement on a bonus for players who log in over this coming weekend. Here is a breakdown of some of the upcoming content you can expect to see: Arcade Mode — Starting this weekend, Shotties and Snipers is coming to the PS4 Arcade Mode. This ruleset plays out like a typical Solos game, except the only weapons … [Read more...] about H1Z1: Battle Royale’s Upcoming Content and Future Plans Revealed by Daybreak
Epic Games might be setting new speed records for its weekly updates to Fortnite Battle Royale, but let's not forget that the game technically still isn't even out yet, but has remained in Early Access for almost a year, despite being treated as a full release in all major respects. Read moreThe best upcoming games of 2018Meanwhile, H1Z1: Battle Royale released a PS4 Beta in May, racking up an impressive 10+ million player count in the process, and is officially launching the game next month, on August 7, as explained by H1Z1's producer Terrence Yee in a PS Blog post.What's more, developer Daybreak Games is releasing a ton of new content and services for the free to play battle royale game to celebrate the upcoming release, including a new subscription which bears an uncanny resemblance to anyone who's spent more than a minute with Fortnite. Yes, H1Z1 is getting a Battle Pass, complete with 45 day seasons, 30 unlock tiers, and an in-game currency that can be used to buy … [Read more...] about H1Z1: Battle Royale is officially launching on PS4 next month and, wait… is that a Battle Pass?
Daybreak Games has announced that the H1Z1 Battle Royale PS4 Open Beta has reached over a whopping 10 million players in the span of only one month. The game launched in Open Beta last month on May 22nd, 2018 for the console and the game has turned out to be a bonafide hit. Battle Royale games continue to reign supreme in 2018, and the trend seems to be going strong, despite the naysayers. According to statistics provided by Daybreak Games, more than 102 million hours of H1Z1 have been accumulated by players all over the world. To celebrate these incredible milestones, every player who has downloaded the game will receive a Darkfire Pickup Truck and Sunrise Parachute in-game skin for free. That refers to every player who participated in the Open Beta and logged into the game before 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, 27th June 2018. H1Z1 Battle Royale PS4 Open Beta: New Update Incoming Other statistical milestones revealed by Daybreak Games include more than 167 million total … [Read more...] about H1Z1 Battle Royale PS4 Open Beta Reaches Over 10 Million Players in One Month
Daybreak Game Company has announced that H1Z1 is finally leaving Steam Early Access today on February 28th, 2018. After three years of being in Early Access, the 1.0 version of the game has now been officially launched. The official release of the game comes with a brand new Auto Royale mode, which is a new team-based vehicular battle royale game mode. Auto Royale will be pitting 30 teams of four players each fighting to be the last team standing. The developer has also seen fit to add a new ARV military-style vehicle and new weapons, including a light machine gun, landmines, and corrosive gas. New elements like double jumps, ramps, and oil slicks have also been added to rev up the chaos. The Auto Royale mode is currently in beta. H1Z1 Update: What's New After Leaving Early Access? Season 1 of H1Z1 begins today, featuring an all-new scoring system that rewards consistent performance but comes with the potential for de-rank. To make the game more friendly and … [Read more...] about H1Z1 Update News: Game Leaves Early Access and Adds Vehicular Battle Royale Mode