H1Z1: King of the Kill

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Huge update for H1Z1: Battle Royale adds new map and enhancements

Huge update for H1Z1: Battle Royale adds new map and enhancements

UPDATE: Daybreak open to bringing Outbreak to PS4 "in the future".

Updated story (June 28th): We've heard back from Daybreak regarding the possibility of the new map launching on PS4. H1Z1 Producer, Terrence Yee had this to say:

“Outbreak will launch first on PC, where our community has been eagerly anticipating it for some time, but we're open to bringing it to PS4 in the future.”

Battle royale game H1Z1 has just launched a huge update that brings with it a brand new map and a raft of enhancements to the core mechanics.

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Watch: H1Z1's Combat Update is a step in the right direction but it's still not a patch on PUBG

Earlier this week, H1Z1's Battle Royale style spin-off, King of the Kill, released its first big update in what seems like an age.

The 'Combat Update' has retuned and rebalanced the core mechanics in a bid to perfect the game's signature, action-packed, arena shooter gameplay.

Along with a complete overhaul of how the weapons handle, there's also been changes to the UI, improvements to player movement and also five new points of interest have been added to the map.

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H1Z1 renamed Just Survive in “most comprehensive update in the game's history”

H1Z1 renamed Just Survive in “most comprehensive update in the game's history”

Adds new map, base-building, weapons, loot, and in-game currency.

Daybreak Game Company (formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment) drastically updated its zombie survival MMO H1Z1 today, going so far as to rename the entire game Just Survive.

To clarify, the game was initially titled H1Z1 upon its 2015 Early Access launch. The following year PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, was hired to make a Battle Royale-inspired mode called H1Z1: King of the Kill. This zombie-less Hunger Games-like competitive mode later splintered off into its own game, while the original game was renamed H1Z1: Just Survive. And now it's simply called Just Survive. Confusing, I know.

At any rate, the name change to Just Survive is only the tip of the iceberg for the game formerly known as H1Z1, as Daybreak released what it's calling the "most comprehensive update in the game's history."

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H1Z1: King of the Kill spin-off coming to consoles this summer

Early Access MMO is getting split into two different titles this month.

Daybreak Game Company's (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) zombie apocalypse MMO H1Z1 is getting split into two different games: the original survival game is now called H1Z1: Just Survive, while its competitive multiplayer spin-off has been dubbed H1Z1: King of the Kill.