H1Z1: King of the Kill is a fast-paced shooter in which players compete in large-scale chaotic PvP spectacles of skill, wit and a little luck, where everyone must fight to the death to stand alone at the top of the podium.
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Release Date: Feb 17, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“H1Z1 has always been developed under the principal of creating a game side-by-side with our players. As part of the H1Z1 franchise, we want to grow our relationship with our players and continue to develop H1Z1: King of the Kill as an Early Access title with our community. We’ll continue to use Early Access as an opportunity to incorporate player feedback, work out bugs, and adjust and expand features to ensure the best possible experience at launch.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate King of the Kill will come out of Early Access and launch simultaneously on PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One this summer.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Players can expect a much more polished version of King of the Kill at launch. Additionally, they can look forward to additional game modes and rulesets, increasing the level of fun, insanity, intensity, and difficulty of H1Z1: King of the Kill. Player feedback will also continue to be incorporated into the game prior to launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players wishing to test their skills can jump into H1Z1: King of the Kill now and fight it out in the immensely fun and popular game mode, PLAYER UNKNOWN’S Battle Royale.

During Early Access, players will continue to see general improvements, such as user interface updates, stability, and bug fixes, as well as the addition of new features and game modes to H1Z1: King of the Kill.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“H1Z1: King of the Kill's price is not expected to change when we leave early access. H1Z1: King of the Kill does contain optional in-game purchases.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Player feedback plays a major role in the development process of H1Z1: King of the Kill. Our players challenge us as developers to be that much better at delivering great game experiences, and we invite and encourage them to join the conversation on Twitter, Reddit, and the Steam forums.”
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August 23

Game Update 8/24



Servers will be coming down at 1AM PT on 8/24 for approximately 4 hours.

Game Updates:

- The 2016 H1Z1 Invitational Crate is now dropping in-game!

- Ignition has returned in all its frenzied, explosive glory

Bug Fixes:

- Texture quality will no longer incorrectly reset after a match

- Fixed an issue where parachutes would not always correctly render at a distance

- Fixed an issue that could cause players to appear corrupted when in parachutes

- Grenades and other explosives should no longer damage players through trees

- Number of players remaining should once again display correctly

- The location of the next safe area on the map should no longer slightly overlap with existing gas

- Fixed an issue where Steam Friend Avatar icons wouldn’t always show up

- Fixed an issue where the “(Player) killed you with X damage from an AK-47…” text could be cut off

Known Issues:

- We are still looking into an issue that is causing intermitent frame drops

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August 11

Producer's Update 8/11



Today’s update is about our progress and top priorities for the team.

It was really great to see all of the positive feedback on the gameplay and vehicle changes that went live earlier this week. Working in Early Access can be hectic and a bit tumultuous, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding as we continue to get the game to the place that we want it. The optimizations are great, but with such a big rewrite of the existing code it also introduced some instability. We focused on that instability and put out a hotfix patch this morning to address most of that instability and the more major issues that were there as well. A smaller hotfix patch can be expected to address a few more issues.

This week’s gameplay and vehicle update was our last major content push for a while as we’re going to be focused on bug fixes, polish, and optimizations going forward. Our top priority is creating a high-quality, highly polished game, and we will be a bit heads down to get through the final stages of that. Of course, that doesn’t mean new things aren’t coming. The team has been working hard to optimize the new map, and you can expect a completely new UI, Twitch integration built right into the game, and a scoring system to create better leaderboards.

New Map
We’ve talked about the new map before. Our goal with it is to create a map that is more balanced for intense, competitive gameplay. This means, more equally distributed loot (or no more “bad spawns”), and better visuals and lighting to create a much richer visual experience. The new map will be on test again in several weeks, so make sure you test it out and send us your feedback.

New UI
Also upcoming is a completely new UI with flows for customization and easier access to the game. We’ve had a long time to observe how people play and get feedback from the community about the user experience. And let’s be honest – the current user interface in the game is serviceable, but not exactly pleasant. We have scratched the entire UI and are in the process of rebuilding it to accommodate how people actually play King of the Kill. We are still working on a getting the bugs out, but I think there will be some changes there that will make a lot of people much happier with the experience.

Scoring
We know that immediate feedback on your accomplishments is important, so we are working on systems that add structure to the game and further enhance the game’s competitive nature. One of the things we will be adding is a new scoring system. Play a match and get scored based on your finishing position and number of kills. See how your scores compare to everyone else on the leaderboard and use it to fuel your competitive side.

Twitch
Lastly, we want King of the Kill to be a shared experience – whether you’re a skilled player or just a viewer. We have a big screen playing KotK streams all day in the office and watching others play is one of my favorite parts of the game. We want to provide the ability to keep that going and are integrating Twitch directly into the game experience. For streamers, this means a place to directly invite subs and viewers into a match with you. And for viewers, you can discover the next rising H1Z1 Twitch star by filtering through various streamers based on game stats and activity.

We’ll be releasing more details on everything in the coming weeks, but I wanted to give you a quick update so you know where the team’s head is at. In the meantime, you can watch some of your favorite streamers get ready for the H1Z1 Invitational at TwitchCon. We just announced our second wave of competitors, which includes Dr DisRespect, LyndonFPS, LIRIK, and Aydren, as well as our Twitch Votes Invitational winners, KillyKAPOWapowski and HOOWy.



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About This Game

H1Z1: King of the Kill is a large-scale, fight-to-the-death shooter where every moment counts. Drop into the high-intensity, arena-style grudge match and activate your inner beast mode. Gear up fast, throw together a game plan, and we’ll see if you have what it takes to be the last man standing. Rack up a kill streak or just add to the chaos – this is a spectacle and only one can be King of the Kill. #DyingIsForLosers

Visit the King of the Kill website https://www.h1z1.com/king-of-the-kill/home for more info!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: Intel i3 Dual-Core with Hyper-Threading (required)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 275 series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: Intel i5 Quad Core or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 560 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
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Product received for free
rly good game for all
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Spamo
30.9 hrs
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Posted: August 25
GOOD GAME





♥♥♥♥ devs

7/10
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✪ gab0
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Posted: August 25
my PC is bad
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Posted: August 25
Really fun game been enjoying it since the day i got it.
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Relco
84.4 hrs
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Posted: August 25
I'll start out with saying, I love this game. It's fun as could be. WHEN IT FUNCTIONS LIKE A NORMAL GAME. I have to verify the game cache everytime I start up my PC so it runs, I've dealt with every bug over the last couple days to exist. The most recent being, I can't shoot people (No, not the "my shots aren't registering desync crying because I'm bad crap), like I can't kill people. So, buy this game knowing it's good when it runs right, but it doesn't ever seem to run at 100%.
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FrOsTY
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Posted: August 25
skill game :)
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Tonyyyyyyy. | Twitch.tv/paharett
55.2 hrs
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Posted: August 25
Gud Geim if you like fast survival Battle Royale
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Swanny
13.2 hrs
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Posted: August 24
sick game
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Kerwin
1.2 hrs
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Posted: August 24
Plays fun, microtransactions are cancer and people abuse vehicle ejecting out to blast you with a shotgun and then with ease jumping back in. I wouldn't buy it again knowing now how abandoned it is.
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102 of 150 people (68%) found this review helpful
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0.5 hrs on record
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
Devs are basically the biggest money ♥♥♥♥♥s in the industry. They split the game because they want even more money. Don't waste you time, Go buy rust, dayz or the forest cause this game is garbage. The culling is probably way better than this game. stay away from this game.
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34 of 51 people (67%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
97.2 hrs on record
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Posted: August 11
not good, devs brani dead
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
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Posted: July 30
- / 10 Story
5 / 10 Gameplay
7 / 10 Graphic
7 / 10 Sound
5 / 10 Control
10 / 10 Atmosphere
8 / 10 Replayability
7 / 10 Price
7 / 10 Workshop-Mods / Multiplayer / DLC's
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63 / 90
-> 70 / 100

nice idea, bad developer.
As I started playing this game, it was a combination of "Just Survive" and "King of the Kill". They have splitted it now, but I can´t see any changes. The atmosphere is just super awesome in this game. You get really nervous when you are plundering a gas station and someone parks his car outside the house and you here steps coming.
Coming to the bis Minus of this game:
The gameplay and controls of this game are horrible. The standards are ok so I gave it 5 / 10 but in combat you feel like you have never touched a keyboard and mouse, and the game is pretty new.

I really enjoy the Battle Royal - Mode, but when it comes to a fight, the game ruines his own potential
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
262.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Had great potential but the company can't seem to handle coding properly. Breaking stuff that worked perfectly fine and changing stuff that doesn't need changed. All about making $$$$ by bringing out crates after crates instead of making the game better.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
167.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Game is absolutely garbage, the terrain is made in farcry 2 map editor and they forgot to use the ♥♥♥♥ing smoothing tool. The cars are just ♥♥♥♥ing bouncy balls, especially the truck if you hit a little ♥♥♥ bump you will do a front flip and tip over and get shot from some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ not redering 50 feet away... Oh and the atv.... oh my ♥♥♥♥ing god. what the ♥♥♥♥ is the physics in that? if your atv rolls over a little bump just start walking that ♥♥♥♥ will roll for days. and wtf is the optimization??? where is my fps. i put my game to ultra i get 40 in town put my game to low get 40 in town...??? just fix your ♥♥♥♥ing game holy ♥♥♥♥, 0 ♥♥♥♥ing good updates. only updates i see is ♥♥♥♥ing cases... how are you adding cases and not fixing what people really care about. ♥♥♥♥ing money ♥♥♥♥♥s.

no one buy this game till its out of alpha. which will be never cuz they never work on their game, they split it into 2 and its still the same gay ♥♥♥ game that has ♥♥♥♥♥♥ optimization, and game engline and physics are just ♥♥♥♥ing trash as ♥♥♥♥. only reason they split is to try and get more money...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
68.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
this game stays broken, EA for 2 ♥♥♥♥in years steady quick cash grab
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
pros: it starts

cons: will run like ♥♥♥ for no reason
hackers
broken
devs are ♥♥♥♥
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
Tired of H1Z1 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, This shouldn't even have been split. It's a ♥♥♥♥ing mod, and absolutely doesn't count as a new game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
64.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
I had fun until the lazy developers aren't fixing the bugs that are currently in the game. If you get shot in the car you got kicked out of the vehicle..... I do not recommend this game, still too much bugs after all these years.
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