H1Z1 launches open beta for PS4, is swarmed with over 200K concurrent players
It’s been a long time coming, but H1Z1 finally hit open beta on the PlayStation 4 last night. If you forgot the game was coming to PS4, you’d be forgiven; the announcement was overshadowed last month by an apparent legal mess and major layoffs at Daybreak that reportedly hit H1Z1 hard.
“H1Z1 has been redesigned specifically for PlayStation 4 players, with a larger weapon arsenal – six new weapons – and fully reworked UI among the new features. Matches are fast and frantic. The encroaching ring of toxic gas moves quickly while the new weapon progression system keeps players engaged with frequent, increasingly lucrative airdrops. H1Z1’s control system has been overhauled for maximum speed and mayhem on PS4. With a familiar radial weapon menu, players can quickly switch between their two weapons of choice: guns and grenades. The grab-and-go equipment system also makes it easier for players to collect loot on the run.”
The cheapest bundle for the game is currently just five bucks, though 50 will get you the deluxe edition.
The game is actually doing well at launch on the console, mind you; as of last night, Daybreak said it had over 200,000 concurrent players, necessitating a spin-up of tons of new servers to handle everyone. (Given how far concurrency had fallen on Steam in the last year, these are staggering numbers for this game.)
[PS4 Open Beta] H1Z1 is now LIVE in Open Beta on PlayStation 4! Download #H1Z1 and play for FREE on #PS4 now, and check out our launch day development letter here: https://t.co/XNwBWkTJfr pic.twitter.com/U61w6nXt9Y
— H1Z1 (@H1Z1) May 22, 2018