H1Z1 is splitting into two games, landing on consoles this summer

Daybreak has just announced that H1Z1 is splitting — “evolving” is the precise word — into two games.

H1Z1: Just Survive is a persistent, open-world zombie survival game.
H1Z1: King of the Kill is a high-intensity last-man-standing shooter.

Players who purchase H1Z1 on Steam until February 16th — including people who already own H1Z1 — will get both games. Beginning on the 17th, each half of the game will cost $19.99 on the platform.

Existing crates, keys, and items will be duplicated across both games. As originally intended, Airdrop tickets will be useable in H1Z1: Just Survive and Event tickets will be usable in H1Z1: King of the Kill. If you have items on the Steam Market, they will be returned to your player inventory, and post-split you can relist them for sale under the correct game title.

So what the heck is Daybreak up to?

The more we developed this game with you, our community, the more we realized that in order to fully support both aspects of H1Z1, and their respective players, we needed to make them their own stand-alone games supported by their own dedicated development teams. Many players in the community have been discussing splitting the game and we’ve heard you loud and clear. We want to make sure we give both titles the support they need and deserve to truly flourish.

So, we’ve decided to do just that – we’re excited to announce that the survival game will now be called H1Z1: Just Survive, with a renewed focus on truly delivering a persistent, open-world zombie survival experience where scavenging, crafting, and base building are the difference between life and death.

We’re also excited to announce that the fast-paced shooter comprised of multiple, fight-to-the-death game modes, including Battle Royale, will be called H1Z1: King of the Kill (KotK).

Both games will be early access, buy-to-play games, but Daybreak says it expects them to launch fully this summer when they launch on Xbox One and PS4 as well. The company notes it has no plans to make either game F2P.

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DoflamingoGT
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DoflamingoGT

Never buy anything from Daybreak, they are the worst company that exists in the gaming industry, even EA and Riot games are better

Infraction
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Infraction

Gnomeland Security The key is “at this time” meaning it can and probably wil change once they got the b2p people out of the way.

ensvne
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ensvne

Glad i never supported this pile of shit.

ThunderJackson
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ThunderJackson

Geneaux

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

TheChiefTurtle “hey guys, whats the problem, its cheap this very second, arent you happy to give all your money to daybreak just like me? Yay capitalism!”

sfrees80
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sfrees80

Ha. You’re my favorite kind of consumer. Proudly announcing that you spent too much money on a meal that didn’t satisfy you.
Announcing the new split up big mac! You can choose the naked mac, with no sauce or bun, or the empty mac, with no meat or veggies. Those of you who like a more rounded experience can buy both packages for only $3.99 each

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

it’s 12$ for both on Steam right now, what FFS is the problem. Get it now if you want it or shut up if you miss the cutoff date. Damn all this whining because of a few bucks I just left 30$ at McDonalds for a Crappy Meal

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

I was scrolling through the comments to look for this idiotic analogy and I wasn’t disappointed. Just FYI SC and SQ42 were always two different games, this is known since 2013 when they started development. They are adding an option to buy one or the other or both, after offering them only as a bundle for almost three years. Guess what some people might only want to habe the MMO or only the single player game.

Jacra
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Jacra

sray155 As far as I know you can have PvP on the persistent setup too so not sure what you complain about?

Geneaux
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Geneaux

So they’re telling me that the community who supported this game, a game mind you that the devs themselves told everyone would go F2P, wanted two individual games you have to pay for instead?