Z1 Battle Royale Articles
H1Z1: Battle Royale is now out and available in open beta for all PlayStation 4 players. There is no time limit on the OBT, though the game is expected to officially launch on PS4 later in 2018.
This past weekend, a few journalists and myself were flown out to Las Vegas to cover the H1Z1 Pro League (I’m working on a full editorial with my thoughts on the whole event for GameSpace, so stay tuned). We were also shown off some PS4 footage for the reveal announcement yesterday. I had the opportunity to sit down with Tony Morton, Lead Systems and Combat Designer, and pick his brain on some of the technical details, mechanics, and yes, Fortnite.
H1Z1, the free to play Battle Royale game on Steam from Daybreak Games, is coming to PS4. In a press release today, Daybreak Games has revealed that H1Z1 has been tuned specifically around console and the console gamer.
For the first time ever, the H1Z1 Pro League will be taking to the airwaves in the opening weekend of the season. Players can tune in to the broadcast via Facebook starting at 7:00 pm Pacific / 10:00 pm Eastern. On hand to kick the event off are Michelle Rodriguez of Fast & Furious fame and Kristine Leahy from American Ninja Warrior.
Daybreak Game Company and Tixr have announced that ticket sales for the H1Z1 Pro League have officially commenced. Tickets for the April 21st event and for all subsequent weekly matches are available for $15 for standard admission and $65 for VIP "experiences". Matches will take place at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas within the Twin Galaxies Sports Arena.
Daybreak Game Company has announced that H1Z1 is now officially free to play. Anyone can take part in "the game that put Battle Royale on the map" including the recently revealed Auto Royale game mode. In addition, DGC announced the full roster of fifteen Pro League teams and a new partnership with Caesars Entertainment to bring "the first Battle Royal eSports league to the world" via exclusive Facebook streaming.
Daybreak Games is introducing a new gameplay mode to H1Z1 called Auto Royale, its unique twist on the battle royale genre. The goal is, of course, to be the last car driving. During Auto Royale, up to 30 teams of four players each are challenged to "out-drive, out-shoot and out-last the competition". To do so, players will cruise the map looking for weapons, consumables and power ups...and send the competition to the junkyard.