H1Z1 has launched after three years of early access with a ‘massive’ patch

    
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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.

Source: Steam, official site. Cheers, Kinya.
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Jack Pipsam

Time will tell.

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MeltWithYou

H1Z1 is one of those weird stories where it most certainly ‘HAD’ lightning in the bottle before everyone else…RIP…i doubt this launch will last longer than Landmark…RIPx2

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Grimalkin

The cynic in me is laughing and screaming.

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Melissa McDonald

i sit and wonder sometimes if Daybreak has meetings where they discuss their terrible community reputation, and what can be done about it.

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Armsbend

Anyone else would but Daybreak…I doubt it.

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oldandgrumpy

Nope. They know that they are right and it is everyone else that is wrong so nothing to meet about.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

In comedy, timing is everything. After seeing their concurrent player stats drop 91% since its peak back in July it is finally time to leave Early Access!

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-26-h1z1-player-base-declines-by-91-percent-months-before-launch-of-pro-league

And, in a humorous one-two punch, the main game goes live but their shiny new car mode feature is beta.

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Chrisanne

Yaaaaay! SWG players can finally come home!! =p

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wieland

Wrong game.
The Zombie Survival Game is still in early access.

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Armsbend

I think you missed a joke.

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Alien Legion

It would be worth another look. I played early on and the aiming mechanics just felt ‘wrong’ to me. I still can’t describe exactly why, but it never felt that rounds went where they should.

I play a few other battle-royal games and am profoundly mediocre, at best. But in H1Z1 I couldn’t hit the walls of a barn from the inside. Maybe they tightened it up a bit.

Also didn’t like having to search cabinets and dressers and kitchen counters, etc, for items. Spent way more time looking through houses than actually fighting. Broke the pace of the game up way to much, to me.

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Person Dude

I think you were looking for the phrase “couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.” But I like your version better. :)

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Hravik

Will this be another launch so they can claim it technically launched? Will this share the same fate as Landmark? Tune in next time, same They Break time, same They Break channel.