H1Z1 is a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. MAKE EVERY BODY COUNT.
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Mostly Positive (9,940) - 70% of the 9,940 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (118,903) - 63% of the 118,903 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 has always been developed under the principle 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, H1Z1 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 H1Z1 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 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 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. 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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December 12

Game Update - 12/13


Features
  • The Compass has been improved and now shows the following items.  The opacity of the items provides a hint as to how far away they are.  Your grid location has also been centered in the UI beneath the Compass.
    • Nearby points of interest
    • Nearby airdrop crates
    • The edge of the current gas ring (closest point to safety)
    • Icons for your teammates
      • This has been set to “off” by default and can be turned on in the settings menu
    • Markers you or your team have placed on the map
      • This has been set to “off” by default and can be turned on in the settings menu
  • The all-new Icebreaker Crate is in this build.
New Gun Models 
  • The Shotgun, Magnum, Hunting Rifle, and M9 all have updated models






Gas Pacing and Damage Changes
  • Increased initial safe zone size by 10% to make it slightly easier to get to
  • Increased initial safe zone time to 2min, up from 1 min 30 sec
  • Reduced safe zone timers for phases 2-6 to 1min 15sec, down from 1 min 30 sec
  • Added 2 additional safe zones for a more gradual but more frequent match progression
  • Increased speed of gas movement for phases 2-6. The time to complete should now be 45 sec, down from 60 sec
  • Decreased gas damage for phases 6-9 to 9 damage per second, down from between 12 and 15 depending on the phase
  • Tightened up the gas center migration for phases 2 and 3, this will cause the safe zones to center on themselves slightly more to remove the RNG from safe zone progression
General Updates
  • The 1911 has been removed from the game.  All 1911 skins have been moved over to the M9.
  • Blood effects have been changed back to the classic mist effect.
  • Shoe types are now a tiered system, from starter shoes all the way up to the ultra-rare spawning tier three Conveys.  While each has a unique sound effect, they have the same footstep volume.
    • Starter Shoes (Tier 1)
      • Base run speed buff
      • Base fall damage reduction
    • Workboots (Tier 2) – Rare Spawn
      • Medium run speed buff
      • Medium fall damage reduction
    • Conveys (Tier 3) – Ultra Rare Spawn
      • Highest run speed buff
      • Highest fall damage reduction
  • Tactical and Motorcycle Helmets have been consolidated into a single category.  Now you can pick your favorite skin and it will show on your character regardless of which type of helmet you equip.
Bug Fixes
  • Made improvements to the smoke grenade to make it more visually consistent for players in and out of the smoke.
  • Fixed the Eagle Tactical Helmet playing a different effect than other tactical helmets.
  • Trailer doors now render further away, preventing an scenario where a player with a hunting rifle could shoot someone who was in a closed trailer.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause AK-47s and SMGs to appear to fire indefinitely.
  • Stats screen no longer persists on the loading screen after winning a match.
  • UI now properly updates with skull payouts for tutorial challenges completed in the main menu.
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December 9

Test Server Update - 12/9

Test Server will be updated today with the following improvements:

Features

The Compass has been improved and now shows the following items.  The opacity of the items provides a hint as to how far away they are.  Your grid location has also been centered in the UI beneath the Compass.

  • Nearby points of interest
  • Nearby airdrop crates
  • The edge of the current gas ring (closest point to safety)
  • Markers you or your team have placed on the map (this is off by default and can be turned on in Settings)
  • Teammate icons will appear on the compass (this is off by default and can be turned on in Settings)

The M9, Magnum, Shotgun, and Hunting Rifle all have updated models


The all-new Icebreaker Crate is in this build.

General updates:
  • The 1911 has been removed from the game.  All 1911 skins have been moved over to the M9.
  • Blood effects have been changed back to the classic mist effect.
  • Gas Phase 1 safe zone has been increased to two minutes.
  • Decreased gas damage for phases 6 through 9.
  • Tactical and Motorcycle Helmets have been consolidated into a single category.  Now you can pick your favorite skin and it will show on your character regardless of which type of helmet you equip.

Shoe types are now a tiered system, from starter shoes all the way up to the ultra-rare spawning tier three Conveys.  While each has a unique sound effect, they have the same footstep volume.

  • Starter Shoes (Tier 1)
    • Base run speed buff
    • Base fall damage reduction
  • Workboots (Tier 2) – Rare Spawn
    • Medium run speed buff
    • Medium fall damage reduction
  • Conveys (Tier 3) – Ultra Rare Spawn
    • Highest run speed buff
    • Highest fall damage reduction
Bug Fixes:
  • Shot block now prevents players from shooting over the top of some objects (Police Car light bars for example) when they shouldn’t be able to, and players will need to be more exposed in order to take a shot.
  • Made improvements to the smoke grenade to make it more visually consistent for players in and out of the smoke.
  • Fixed the Eagle Tactical Helmet playing a different effect than other tactical helmets.
  • Trailer doors now render further away, preventing an scenario where a player with a hunting rifle could shoot someone who was in a closed trailer.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause AK-47s and SMGs to appear to fire indefinitely.
  • Stats screen no longer persists on the loading screen after winning a match.
  • UI now properly updates with skull payouts for tutorial challenges completed in the main menu.

Known Issues:

  • First Person animations for the shotgun and sniper rifle have several visual bugs
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About This Game

H1Z1 is a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. As a toxic gas cloud compresses the map, develop your strategy and prepare for the spectacle of mayhem. Go solo or group with a team of two or five to be the last ones standing.

MAKE EVERY BODY COUNT.

Visit the H1Z1 website https://www.h1z1.com 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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