H1Z1: Battle Royale is a Free to Play, fast-paced, battle royale shooter. Play the all-new “Return of the Apocalypse” expansion featuring a new map, new faster paced gameplay, and legendary weapons. Play solo, duos, or fives to survive Outbreak and be the last ones standing.
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Release Date:
Feb 28, 2018

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September 19

Version 1.0 Release Notes

Welcome Home!

H1Z1 on PC will soon be known as “Z1 Battle Royale”! This release is the first major step in that transition. The newly re-formed dev team worked closely with the community to prioritize features and changes that return the game to its roots as the world’s most competitive BR Game. For the most up-to-date information on the team’s priorities, please visit https://www.z1roadmap.com/.

Version 1.0 Release Notes:

  • Weapons
    • The AR-15, AK-47, M-9, Shotgun* & Magnum have been adjusted based on their Preseason 3 characteristics:
      • Bullet Speed
      • Bullet Drop/Drag
      • Fire Rate
      • Reset Time
      • Recoil
      • *The Shotgun's pellet pattern will remain the same as Season 1 & 2.
      • No changes have been made to bleed mechanics or pass through damage.
  • Other weapons that were not present in Preseason 3, such as the Hellfire and the M40 Sniper Rifle, have not been changed. We want the community's feedback before determining how we will deal with these items.
  • Weapons that were present during Preseason 3 but have since been removed, such as the 1911 and R380, may be addressed in a later update, pending feedback from the community.
  • The “Classic Camera” was changed to behave the way it did in Preseason 3 (zoom, shake, lerp, etc…)
  • The AR-15 firing sound effect from Preseason 3 now plays for the person firing the weapon.
  • The “muzzle flash” has been removed from the AR-15, AK-47 and Magnum
  • “Aiming Down Sights”
    • Players can now aim down sights while jumping and fire accurately.
    • Players can now shoot while in the process of aiming down sights.
    • Movement
      • Jumping is now more responsive so that players should always jump if they press jump while on the ground.
      • Loosened the ENAS restrictions so that players are less penalized when moving in a way that triggers the system.
      • Players can now swap seats while a vehicle is moving, as long as it is not accelerating.
  • Match-making
    • Solos – Game will match players based on account level.
    • Solos, Duos and Fives now have a maximum lobby time of 135 seconds, as long as there are 2 or more players (down from 8 minutes). Games that start with fewer than 100 players will dynamically adjust the match to accommodate the number of players.
      • Spawn selection is turned off for Solos, Duos and Fives.
      • Spawn selection is still an option for Hosted games.
      • Starting locations have been tuned to ensure decent looting at start of match, based on gas phase.
      • Dynamic matches will only have 1 airdrop at a time (instead of 3).
      • Dynamic matches will start as follows:
        • 100+ players: Starts at gas phase 0 (no gas)
        • 50-99 players: Starts at gas phase 1
        • 30-49 players: Starts at gas phase 2
        • 20-29 players: Starts at gas phase 3
        • 10-19 players: Starts at gas phase 4
        • 2-9 players : Starts at gas phase 5
  • Your new dev team has really enjoyed playing and testing this feature internally and can't wait to play it with all of you. Jace has by far been the worst player in testing and could barely get 1 kill.
  • Adjusted the climate weights and set the default time of day to 2pm.
    • 90% sunny
    • 5% gloomy
    • 4% sundown
    • 1% nighttime
    • You can now go to the "gameplay" category in the options menu and choose when you want to see players' names in the Box of Destiny. There are three choices:
      • Always display nameplates
      • Only display nameplates when someone is speaking
      • Never show nameplates
      • The player will see a 2 minute 15 seconds count down timer preparing for the match in the Box of Destiny. Once the match is ready to start, the timer will jump to a 30 second count down.
      • New Event Challenge - Top 15 with 3 kills 5 times
      • In game leaderboards – The Match Lobby now has daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards per region! Fight your way to the top and see your name in lights.
Hosted Games
  • 30 games a week (up from 20)
  • Toggle dynamic start
  • Toggle spawn selection
  • Broader control over match start time.
  • New splash screen – New “Welcome Home” screen when game is launched
  • New weapon skin: H1Z1 Pro League AR-15 skin for the players of Season 1.
  • New shirt skin: “Soon” shirt to be released… “Soon.”
  • Minor changes to some VFX for localization.
Bug Fixes
  • Players should no longer get “bumped” when exiting a vehicle.
  • Classic Hit Markers now play vehicle hit impact sound effects.
  • Transitioning between 1<sup>st</sup> & 3<sup>rd</sup> person no longer cancels recoil
  • Hosted games will now end automatically if no players are present.
  • Minor localization fixes
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July 25

PC Game Update: Season 2!

All PC Live servers will be coming offline at 9AM PDT on Thursday, July 26 for an estimated 4-hour update to bring you Season 2, bug fixes, the new Fumigator Collection, and more!

Season 2

This update marks the start of Season 2! For more details on scoring and rewards, check out our in-depth guide here.

Game Updates
  • Spawn select has been enabled in Solos, Duos, and Fives; however, the gas ring preview and player heat map have been disabled. This provides players with agency over their starting location while removing some of the predictability around where other players are spawning and where the safe zone will be.
  • Slightly increased ATV spawns and slightly decreased police car spawns.
  • A general consistency pass has been done on loot distribution, so that areas where there was blatanly too much (or not enough) loot have been improved.
  • Updated the rotating match lighting schemes:
    • Added Night to the rotation
    • Removed Smoky from the rotation
    • Toned down the amount of fog in the Foggy lighting scheme (now called "Gloomy")
    • The new lighting ratios based on survey results and feedback from the Test server are: Sunny (50%), Night (20%), Dusk (15%), and Gloomy (15%).
  • Removed the horizontal bar in the window of mobile homes.
  • Mini-map no longer closes when the Inventory is opened.
  • Added additional particle effects to the Apocalypse AK-47.
  • Various anti-cheat updates and improvements.
Bug Fixes
  • Removed collision from arrows that have been fired into objects, removing the ability to use them to climb up objects such as trees.
  • Jumping backwards and sideways now maintains expected movement speed.
  • Toggling mute (default: Control + M) now works when on loading screens.
  • Tribute and Royalty Tactical Helmets no longer incorrectly cause a bleed effect when shot off.
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance optimizations on the remastered Z1 "Outbreak" map.

Fumigator Collection

There's a new type of Crate available from the in-game Marketplace that's guaranteed to put a smile (or at least a stylish fumigator mask) on your face! The Fumigator Collection contains 10 helmets that match existing community favorite skins (such as Rasta, Anarchy, and Toxic) while providing a unique new look. This Collection has a few key similarities and important differences from standard Crates:
  • Like a standard Crate, you will receive one item at random for each Crate you open
  • Unlike a standard Crate, the Fumigator Collection is guaranteed to never grant a duplicate
  • If you get lucky and open a Crate containing the Legendary Rasta Fumigator Mask (a jackpot roll), you'll automatically be granted ALL of the helmets
  • If luck isn't on your side, don't worry - you're guaranteed to get all 10 helmets if you open 9 of these Crates
  • All of the helmets are no-trade/non-marketable, so be sure to open them on the account you intend to enjoy them on
Individual Fumigator Collection Crates are available for 500 Crowns each in the Marketplace, and a 9-pack guaranteeing all 10 helmets is available for 3500 Crowns (saving 1000 Crowns vs. buying them individually).

Weekend Offer - Rasta AK-47 and AR-15

Starting on Friday, two NEW Rasta weapons will be available from the Message of the Day! To match the new Legendary Rasta Fumigator Mask from the Fumigator Collection, grab the Rasta AK-47 and AR-15 before these offers disappear at 11:59PM PDT on Sunday, July 29.
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“With a variety of game modes, H1Z1 offers a solid Battle Royale experience with lots of customization unlocks.”
8/10 – Game Informer

“H1Z1 does just enough to set itself apart from the Battle Royale crowd, and the adrenaline-pumping Auto Royale mode is a breath of fresh air.”
7/10 – IGN

About This Game

H1Z1: Battle Royale is a free to play, fast-paced, battle royale shooter. Play the all-new “Return of the Apocalypse” expansion featuring a new map, new faster paced gameplay, and legendary weapons. Play solo, duos, or fives to survive Outbreak and be the last ones standing. Free To Play!


• Free Expansion
• The infamous Z1 map has finally arrived in H1Z1 as "Outbreak"
• New fast paced gameplay (PS3): quick jump, no-lock camera strafe, quick run animation, and more
• The first ever legendary weapon! "Apocalypse AK-47" is now available in the all-new Apocalypse Crate
• If you’re not first, you’re dead

Visit the H1Z1 website https://www.h1z1.com for more info!

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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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