Official Site: H1Z1
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: January 15, 2015 (Early Access)
Genre: It’s a Battle Royale game now.
Business Model: B2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Daybreak found another 6000 $300 lifetime subs to sell, somehow

A week before Christmas, Daybreak announced that it was selling a $300 lifetime sub for its current stable of MMORPGs: a new version of...

Hands-on: Dipping into Ashes of Creation’s Apocalypse battle royale

The first question we need to ask is: What am I, the sheepiest of all PvE sheep, doing in a PvP battle royale game?...

Daybreak’s offering a $300 lifetime sub for its stable of MMOs, and it’ll probably sell out

You had to figure Daybreak was gearing up for some sort of big sub thing, what with SSG doing it for LOTRO and DDO...

‘Apocalyptic sandbox MMO’ Fear the Night is Snail Games’ new zombie survival title

Remember back when zombies were all the rage? Now even H1Z1 has decided zombies are passe, but here we are with the launch of...

Daybreak’s new game is PlanetSide Arena, and yes, it’s a battle royale

Earlier this week, Daybreak began sending emails to players and former players teasing a new game being worked on within the studio's walls and...

Daybreak has suffered another round of layoffs, between 60 and 70 people

It's Friday afternoon, which often portends bad news. Tonight, we're looking at more Daybreak layoffs. Massively OP understands that between 60 and 70 people may have been affected. Former SOE/Daybreak President John Smedley acknowledged the news on Twitter with a little bit of shade thrown in for good measure. The H1Z1 team working through NantWorks also tweeted its condolences.

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

H1Z1 retunes its AR and AK weaponry with the latest patch

There's nothing festive about the latest Steam patch for H1Z1 (alias Z1 Battle Royale, alias Not Just Survive, alias Ricky "Player Pretty Well Known" Samberg) unless there's...

H1Z1 gets a new community manager for its PC-based Z1 Battle Royale

Remember how H1Z1 branded itself as Z1 Battle Royale because at this point the game has changed names more often than most people change socks?...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 198: Manatee… in… spaaace!

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, LOTRO, Fallout 76, Star Citizen, H1Z1, City of Heroes, Elite Dangerous, Legends of Aria, and computer upgrades.

Jace Hall denies report about H1Z1’s esports league insolvency, view manipulation, and missing money

Over the weekend, eyebrows inched up again over ESPN's report on H1Z1's esports league, which was "suspended indefinitely" following what sounded like major financial...
This is what you asked for with another Fallout title, guys. This is what your hands have wrought.

First impressions of Fallout 76: The confusion that binds all gamers together

When something looks familiar and seems familiar yet is slightly and significantly different, it can really break your stride and cause you to stumble....
oh nooooo

H1Z1’s esports league is basically toast, ESPN reports

It looks like H1Z1's Pro League isn't gonna make it. ESPN is reporting this evening that the esports league teams received a letter from Jace...

MassivelyOP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2018

Whether or not you consider yourself too old to put on that Hulk or Sparkle Twilight costume and prance ("HULK PRANCE") around the neighborhood...

Daybreak confirms that ex-H1Z1 sandbox Just Survive is still sunsetting tomorrow

It looks like Just Survive's sunset is really happening. Back in August, Daybreak announced that it was sunsetting the sandboxier zombie survival half of the...

Daybreak mourns the passing of H1Z1 Software Engineer David Avram

The Daybreak Games team behind Z1 Battle Royale announced today that Software Engineer David Avram has sadly passed away. His passing comes only four...

H1Z1 brings tricks and treats with Hauntfest event

As H1Z1 players await the beginning of season 2 in November, the folks at Daybreak Games are bringing a haunting holiday celebration for all...

Just Survive will in fact survive beyond its planned October sunset

Last month, H1Z1 players got the sad (if not entirely surprising) news that Daybreak would be sunsetting the game's Just Survive component on October...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...
Hooray, everything is meaningless.

H1Z1’s PC ‘Z1 Battle Royale’ gets its first big update under its new joint studio today

When Daybreak announced its new investment and development partnership with NantWorks and Jace Hall set up shop inside the company, H1Z1 fans expected big...