If you bought the rumors and teases last week that H1Z1, the artist formerly known as King of the Kill, was about to launch, then congrats: You bought the real deal. If you thought there would be a huge marketing push with lots of hoopla after three years of early access and an aborted launch two summers ago… now there I will be disappointing you.
Yes, the battle royale half of the original H1Z1 has technically launched today, shedding its early access tag and emblazoning a new February 28, 2018, launch date on its Steam portal. It’s still got its $19.99 pricetag, however.
Daybreak is capping off the stealth-launch with a totally not stealthy and in fact respectably massive patch to bring the game up to version one and season one; expect the planned spawn changes, combat balancing, way better match rewards, tweaks to account leveling, UI upgrades, and the new scoring model that ditches the high-kills scoring method and instead takes into account top 10 games, average placement, and kills. The studio also announced Auto Royale today if you’d prefer to with cars.
— H1Z1 (@H1Z1) February 28, 2018