This morning’s H1Z1 publish is now live with its overhaul of the Battle Royale system. Daybreak told followers on Reddit last night that the patch is intended to improve Battle Royale matchmaking, bugs, disconnects, maps, population tracking, and “other anomalies.” Other game tweaks include new recipes, better base building functionality, and debuff adjustments. Critically, “furnaces and barbecues now have less health.” They were totally OP.
Daybreak is also promoting a test event this weekend for Battle Royale:
[Source: Reddit thread, unofficial patch notes]
“Battle Royale is getting a lot of improvements with this next publish and we want you to help us test them. To show our appreciation, all first place winners of BR matches this weekend will receive a special item at the end of the round. Everyone who participates will earn a unique item which will be granted at a later date. The event will take place from Friday at 3 p.m. PDT through Sunday at 6 p.m. PDT and we encourage everyone to jump in and send us your feedback.”