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H1Z1 ushers in a Green Dawn and prepares for a Showdown

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2015 10:55am PST

Those engaged in H1Z1's Battle Royale mode will find an interesting new update on the way, along with a new competition that will determine the best of the best.


Halloween 2015: H1Z1 adds pumpkin-headed zombies and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 31, 2015 3:00pm PDT

How do things get anymore frightening during the zombie apocalypse? Well, just add a few pumpkins and an inkling of random chance, as H1Z1 is demonstrating.


H1Z1 adds its first female zombie in its latest update

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 14, 2015 1:05pm PDT

Also available: A medical facility and ATVs for your exploring pleasure!


H1Z1 pausing updates to begin 2-week cleanup effort

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 14, 2015 10:28am PDT

The gameplay side of H1Z1 has gotten a little messy, so the team at Daybreak Games is taking a break from introducing new features to focus on a massive cleanup effort.


"More "ongoing development" teams should do this regularly. Bug bashes aren't as fun for the ..."

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H1Z1 discovers female survivors in latest update

By Ozzie Mejia, May 01, 2015 10:30am PDT

Are there seriously only men trying to survive the zombie apocalypse? That seems preposterous, so Daybreak has added female characters to the survival experience.


H1Z1's Big Damn Patch adds new character model, new Dam area, and more

By Daniel Perez, Apr 02, 2015 12:03pm PDT

Daybreak Game Company has released a new patch for H1Z1 which includes a new male character model, a new pistol, workbenches, and more.


H1Z1 sells 1M copies while releasing regular updates

By Daniel Perez, Mar 25, 2015 8:00am PDT

Daybreak Game Company's H1Z1 has now sold 1 million copies since its debut, all the while rolling out updates to the games on a regular basis.


"Which is exactly how it's supposed to be done. You don't ask for a bunch of money and then ..."

- vertdang see all 2 comments

H1Z1 update wipes servers, removes multiple characters

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2015 12:25pm PST

There's more incentive to survive in H1Z1 with today's new update, as Daybreak Game Company is now allowing only one character per server.


"dupes are already reported. i am really waiting until the dupe problem is completely fixed. its ..."

- jane911 see all 4 comments

H1Z1 pre-Early Access impressions and producer interview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 13, 2015 12:00pm PST

Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with a pre-Early Access build of H1Z1, while also speaking to producer Steve George about going into Early Access, the game's minimalistic approach, and criticisms about the game's visual style.


"My understanding is that there will be bonuses for the early access people. "

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H1Z1 shambles onto Steam Early Access on January 15

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 08, 2014 3:33pm PST

Sony Online Entertainment's entry into the zombie surival world begins next month.


"I heard really bad feedback from E3. Perhaps things have changed. "

- at0micgarden see all 6 comments

H1Z1 dev team talks Airdrops, wildlife, and Early Access

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 19, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment is working hard to get H1Z1 ready for Early Access. Shacknews had a chance to talk to the dev team about some of the game's newly-revealed features.


H1Z1 developers discuss Air Drops and future updates

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 15, 2014 3:00pm PDT

H1Z1 may not be ready for an Early Access release, but the developers have been hard at work preparing new content for their zombie survival MMO.


"You mean you hope there are PVE servers... It's an MMO, you won't be running your own server ..."

- kwperley see all 3 comments

H1Z1 producer discusses rain and snow

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 16, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Rain and snow will be a part of the H1Z1 experience, so we talked about it with H1Z1's producer.


"I really hope Sony can up the quality of this genre of games as I am a huge zombie fan and ..."

- axiomatic see all 2 comments

Dynamic weather coming to H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 30, 2014 4:00pm PDT

The conditions for H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 are about to get a little hairier, with SOE President John Smedley indicating that dynamic weather is coming to both H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2.


"I am glad they are adding the dynamic weather to add more variance to the conflicts. In the ..."

- TheEmissary see all 10 comments

H1Z1: seen at E3

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Sony's open-world zombie MMO, H1Z1, is coming along, but is not close to ready for public consumption, given SOE's decision to push back the anticipated Early Access build. In the meantime, Shacknews got to check out some of what's been added since our last preview.


"yet another douchebag simulator.... BUT I gotta hand it to them, they got stuff done way ..."

- Vogerl see all 5 comments