H1Z1

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Daybreak Game Company
Release Date: Aug. 7, 2018

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'H1Z1' (ALL) PS4 Open Beta Hits 1.5 Million Players

by Rainier on May 24, 2018 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT

H1Z1 is a large-scale, high-intensity multiplayer shooter comprised of a variety of new fight-to-the-death game modes.

You drop into a high-intensity, arena-style grudge match. You activate your inner beast mode, gear up fast, throw together a game plan, and jump into the fray, ready to see if you have what it takes to be the last man standing. Whether you’re racking up a kill streak or just adding to the chaos, you’re ready to spill blood. After all, dying is for losers.

H1Z1 is being developed as a fast-paced shooter that will be comprised of multiple fight-to-the-death game modes, including Battle Royale. Players will compete in large-scale chaotic PvP spectacles of skill, wit, and a little luck, where everyone must fight to the death to stand alone at the top of the podium.

Will you be the type to hide among the berry bushes, letting most of the crowd thin themselves out before you join the ruckus? Or are you going to dive in, guns blazing, adding kills faster than you can count? Which weapons will you grab first, and what other supplies will help take you to victory? King of the Kill game modes are all about scavenging and strategy (and, yes, a little bit of luck and a whole lot of crazy).

H1Z1was played by more than 1.5 million fans within the 24-hour period of launch on PS4.

“This is an incredible milestone and we want to thank all of our player who helped make this possible,” said H1Z1 Producer Terrence Yee. “We believe we’ve found the right balance for battle royale on console and players have responded positively to our reimagining of H1Z1. We will continue to refine the game based on feedback from Open Beta to ensure the best experience possible for our actively growing community.”

H1Z1 has been redesigned specifically for PS4 players, with a larger weapon arsenal -- six new weapons -- and fully reworked UI among the new features. Matches are fast and frantic. The encroaching ring of toxic gas moves quickly while the new weapon progression system keeps players engaged with frequent, increasingly lucrative airdrops.

H1Z1’s control system has been overhauled for maximum speed and mayhem on PS4. With a familiar radial weapon menu, players can quickly switch between their two weapons of choice: guns and grenades. The grab-and-go equipment system also makes it easier for players to collect loot on the run. 

Airdrops have never been more important in H1Z1. As the primary way to find the best loot, players must strategically decide when to pursue a mass airdrop for higher-powered armor and better weapons. For more cautious players, special crates with similar high-level gear are hidden throughout the map -- just listen for the radio chatter and signal beacon that sounds when they are nearby. 

H1Z1: Battle Royale PS4 Bundle Packs
Three limited-edition bundles have been created for H1Z1’s PlayStation 4 Open Beta: 

  • Starter Bundle ($4.99 USD)
  • Standard Bundle ($19.99 USD)
  • Deluxe Bundle ($49.99 USD)
PlayStation Plus Members receive one free bundle that includes two exclusive Nemesis Crate items –the tactical body armor and explorer backpack.

H1Z1 is now available for $19.99 through Steam for PC, with PS4 and Xbox One versions to follow later.


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