H1Z1 will offer optional ‘monthly passes’ for battle royale
“We’ve decided to offer a monthly pass for BR [battle royale] for $6.99 (699 SC),” he tweeted. “It’s coming in the next few days. We are seeing much higher usage of BR and we’re very excited about it and wanted to offer an alternative to event tickets.”
Smed first floated the idea of a season pass for the battle royale game mode back in February, when he polled his followers for suggested pricing for such a pass. “H1Z1 is not just a game,” he reminded them. “We view it as a platform for other games. Battle royale is just the start.”
The game is in early access alpha on Steam.
Update: Daybreak’s arclegger has posted a lengthy Reddit thread to explain the new model.
[Source: Twitter #1, #2]
We’ve heard the massive amount of feedback about people not wanting to have to use event tickets and would rather just pay a flat fee and play BR forever without having to pay for event tickets, and this is why we chose to offer the monthly pass system. The Monthly pass is $6.99 and grants you 30 calender days of unlimited Battle Royale access. This includes more Battle Royale server types we add in the future such as 1st person only which we are working on right now. During this 30 day period you will not consume any event tickets you may have.