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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Mixed (9,553 reviews) - 63% of the 9,553 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (58,578 reviews) - 60% of the 58,578 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 17, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“H1Z1: King of the Kill has always been developed under the principal of creating a game side-by-side with our players, and we’ve used Early Access as an opportunity to grow our relationship with our community. We will continue to use player feedback to plot the course for King of the Kill and to make it as good as we all know it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to be sure everything is working as intended with our players, prior to an official launch. When we launch out of Early Access, King of the Kill will achieve the quality targets we are putting in front of us -- a game that is competitive, enjoyable, fair, and as fun to watch as it is to play. Once these targets are met, we will launch out of Early Access.”

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

“Throughout Early Access, we have made essential updates to the game including improvements to combat and vehicles, general game polish, a new map, new UI, new scoring system, Twitch Integration, and more. The full version of King of the Kill will be a high-quality, highly-polished game; one that is well balanced, predictable, fair, and as fun to watch as it is to play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Millions of players have already jumped into H1Z1: King of the Kill and competed in large-scale, chaotic PvP spectacles of skill and wit. Millions have watched casual and competitive tournament games live-streamed. Players can expect to fight against each other in solo- or team-based matches or in rule-based Skirmishes. We are continuing to improve the game with updates, anti-cheat tech, and new features regularly as we work our way toward an official launch out of Early Access.”

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

“H1Z1: King of the Kill is expected to see a price increase at launch. We’ve added – and will continue to add -- a lot of features and polish to the game over the course of Early Access to create a high-quality, competitive experience -- one that is enjoyable to watch and play. Development is never truly done, and players can expect continued game updates and bug fixes post-launch to further enhance and refine the gameplay experience.”

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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April 27

Hotfix - 4/27



You will notice a small download on Steam today for King of the Kill. There is no associated downtime with the hotfix but you may need to restart Steam to pick it up. 

This hotfix introduces the following changes:

  • Players from around the world enjoy H1Z1 and we do our best to support all of our communities. We updated the Live Server with a few territory-specific changes to better serve some of those communities. Players logging in from China will notice that we changed the color of blood from red to black and replaced the Police Cruiser with a Taxi Cab. These changes will not affect gameplay or any other core game systems. The Taxi Cab and the Police Cruiser have identical handling, durability, speed, and hitboxes. These changes will not affect players outside of China. The Police Cruiser will still be playable and the red blood will still be visible by players outside of China.
  • We fixed a crash associated with our in-game chat systems so those should be significantly improved.

 

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April 20

Show Me The Bunny! 4/21- 4/23



Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the demented rabbits are slaying. Show Me The Bunny returns for a second weekend and we want you there!





From April 21 through April 23, you’ll be able to score the Pink Rabbit Mask! How do you get your hands on this awesome new mask? We’re glad you asked - the Pink Bunny Mask will be awarded to players that place in the Top 5 of a solo match this Friday12:01am PT (7:00 UTC) through Sunday 11:59pm PT (7:00 UTC).


If you came in the top 5 the weekend of April 14 during Show Me the Bunny Event prior to cancelation, you will be rewarded 5 unlocked Nomad Crates.

WARNING: Teamers Not Welcome




As mentioned above, each Show Me The Bunny match is a Solo game, so cooperating with a friend is a bannable offense. There will be in-game GMs in matches actively looking for teamers. If you’re caught teaming during a Show Me The Bunny match, your Daybreak account will be banned, meaning you’ll lose access to all games and purchases. Trust us – the consequences are NOT worth it!


Have more questions on the Show Me The Bunny Event we didn’t answer here? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord!

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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. #TakeYourShot

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 i5 Quad-Core
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 280 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
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
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