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H1Z1: Battle Royale (PS4) Launches Outland Expansion, Out Now

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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H1Z1 announced the release of the new Outland map, out now.

The new map brings Season 5 with it and introduces four new vehicles and two new weapons.

New Vehicles:

  • The Untamed: This fast, stylish, and powerful muscle car tears up the terrain with off-road tires and boosted turbo!  Complete with seating for up to 5 players!
  • The Torque: The quieter, classic sibling to the Untamed, the Torque barrels around enemies with little concern for what waits around the corner.
  • The Gazelle: This two-seater cousin to the ATV offers a quick, slick, and frighteningly exposed get-up-and-go option for quickly traversing the winding corners of Outland.
  • The Racer: Never one to be outshone, the five-seat Racer luxury sports car has speed and style in spades. This stylish sports car makes its full debut in all game modes.

New Weapons

  • The Commando: This automatic assault rifle combines exceptional mobility with a high rate of fire, offering a mid-range alternative to counter shotgun rushers.
  • The Heavy Assault: This powerful assault rifle offers a souped-up, fully automatic alternative to the KH and Marauder rifles that can be found in purple airdrops. It packs a helluva punch at mid-range but watch the recoil; it’s a beast to handle!

Additionally, new gameplay updates were patched:

  • Solos, Duos, and Fives match countdowns have been reduced to 60 seconds.
  • Crate or loot bag dropped items are now de-spawning after 120 seconds instead of 300 seconds (performance improvement)
  • The chances of finding a combat shotgun in a purple airdrop has been reduced.
  • The effective range of the EMP Grenade has been increased by 50%.
  • Crossbow explosive damage against players has been reduced by 25%.
  • The featured crates section now includes Tactical Outfits, Weapons, and Rides.
  • 3 new female and 1 new male character models have been introduced in character customization.
  • New weekly, daily, and tutorial challenges have been added to the game.
  • Marketplace UI has been revamped, including the addition of the new Outfit Set tab.
  • Players now take more damage after jumping out of vehicles moving over half speed.
  • Player fall damage has been removed from the game.

Finally, some bugs were squashed.

  • Weapon rarity/power rating appears correctly on weapons in combat training.
  • Fixed reload animations while the player is crouching.
  • Online ID displays correctly on the FFA match result screen.
You can check out the full details of the update here.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.