Z1 Battle Royale is a Free to Play, fast-paced, action arcade, competitive Battle Royale. Staying true to its "King of the Kill" roots, the game has been revamped and restored to the classic feel, look, and gameplay everyone fell in love with. Play solo, duos, or fives and be the last ones standing.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (2,566) - 45% of the 2,566 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (202,508) - 54% of the 202,508 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 28, 2018

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March 13

Game Update March 13th: Gamers Outreach Charity Event and more!

Hey Guys,

Today's patch marks one week since the Season 3 update and the rebrand to Z1 Battle Royale. It has been a crazy week and we are ecstatic to see you all in game and having fun with the new season. The feedback and love shown from all of you in the community has since the patch has been nothing short of heart warming. It has been great seeing all the new and returning players having fun in game and on stream. We have also noticed through the feedback and streams where we can make fixes/improvements/ With the patch came the introduction of many new bugs. Today's patch is targeted at those issues, which you will see as you read through today's notes in the Misc. Updates and Bug Fix categories below. Alongside the bug fixes we also have a world update reintroducing sun reflections to the roads, a new in game item for St Paddy's Day, and a brand new Gamers Outreach Charity Hoodie supporting http://GamerOutreach.org and their mission.

One last rambling before for those that haven't skipped ahead to the notes. We would like to say thank you to everyone who has taken time out of their day at any point to report bugs and issues they have come across to us. The videos, pictures, and steps to reproduce the issues are extremely helpful. They allow us to reproduce the issues much quicker, which in turn allows us to fix them much sooner. For anyone looking to make a bug report in the future drop those reports here (there is also a great guide to the perfect bug report pinned at the top of the forum).


Do it for the Kids
Gamers Outreach is an amazing charity with a great mission. They are doing their annual fundraiser event "Gamers for Giving" this month on March 23rd-24th. The Z1 community has historically has been very active with this charity each year and we knew we wanted to get involved ourselves. You will be able to show your support by picking up the Gamers Outreach Hoodie in game between March 13th and March 25th with all net proceeds from the purchase going to GamersOutreach.org and their cause. If you aren't familiar with them or are looking for more ways to get involved, check out the links below.

Gamers Outreach About/Mission: https://gamersoutreach.org/about/our-mission/
Gamers Outreach Project Go-Kart: https://gamersoutreach.org/our-programs/project-go-kart/
Gamers for Giving Event Info: https://gamersoutreach.org/category/events/

Animations: Jump/Strafe
The standing jump will be returning to PS3 behavior with longer anticipation, but also allowing movement to occur before leaving ground. Touch ups have also been made to the strafe animations to bring them more in line with PS3 behavior.

Note: These changes may require a quick hot fix deploy to enable following the patch. If needed this will occur very shortly following the patch.

The Return of Road Shine
The shine/glow from the sun on the roads was a big piece of the feel during the PS3/King of the Kill era of the game. It wasn't ready for the patch last week, but over the last week one of our team members was able to get it finished up and ready for today's patch. We are happy to get this key piece of nostalgia back into the game to complete the overall look and vibe of PS3.

Don't Get Pinched
St Paddy's day is upon us and it's time to start sporting some green in your fits or suffer every BR players least favorite situation and get stuck in a pinch. What's that? Don't have any green skins to protect yourself with? Well we have just the skin for you, the brand new Leprechaun's Envy is now available through the message of the day in the main menu. Looking to get your first win of the season? Maybe a little leprechaun luck can swing tide of battle in your favor.

Miscellaneous Updates
  • Season 3 Showdown Loading Screen Added
  • Updated text "Enter a Daybreak Code" under the redeem a code section in the front end user interface to "Enter a Code to Redeem".
  • Missions: Missions will now reset daily at 4 am local time for each server.
  • Ranked Pro Watermark: There is a small Ranked Pro icon that will show on the top left corner of the players remain signifying for viewers that a player is in a Ranked Pro match.
  • Animations: Using freelook (default key: ALT) will now toggle the player between the hunched/leaned status to standing up straight the way that it did during the PS3 era.
  • Changed the Default Options button to change in game settings to PS3 default options.
  • UI: The "Processing Purchase" and purchase confirmation dialogue were using the old UI assets. These have been updated.
  • Fragments: Made small updates to the fragment icons to make them easier to spot in loot bags. This change was also applied to the Fragments section of the front end UI.
  • Added a new loading screen explaining the new Season 3 features.
  • Razer Chroma support in game is disabled. This was preventing players from being able to get into the game. If you have Razer Chroma keyboard and Razer Synapse installed, please verify you can get into the game now.
  • The large military crates in the backgrounds of the crate opening menu have been updated to replace the H1Z1 logo with Z1BR branding.

Bug Fixes
  • Email Opt-In was showing PII in the input field of the pop up in game. This has been corrected.
  • Collision: We noticed some small offsets in the collision of large trees on the Z2 map. These have been corrected.
  • The Z1BR Hoodie MoTD was generating a confirmation email to players every time it was clicked thanking them for their purchase even though no purchase had been made.
  • Audio: Fragment pickup audio was playing at the end of the match for the player that won the game. This has been fixed.
  • New default hotkey for enabling and disabling the new spectator chat function. The previous hotkey, Alt+S, involved the player having the physically move when pressed. (New hotkey is Alt+P)
  • Customization Menu: When customizing certain weapons the gun was getting cut off by the user interface. We have adjusted the camera location to stop this from occurring.
  • Fixed an issue where if a player was in a group and had not qualified for Ranked Pro yet the menu was showing 2 ranked pro play lists. This issue also existed when browsing the in game menus while in queue for a match. Both instances have been addressed with this patch.
  • The M1911 was not first shot accurate on jump shots. This has been changed to fall in line with the other weapons.
  • After using the inspect on the Legenday Reaver Combat Knife there was a bug that was causing it to show up on the Toxic Combat Knife. This has been fixed.
  • In Game HUD: The font in duos and fives was not matching the font used for solos in the HUD. All 3 modes will now use the font from solos.
  • The Showdown Backpack was showing the wrong model in the customization menu. The correct model will now be displayed when viewing the item.
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March 7

Client Hotfix March 7th, 2019

We have just pushed a hotfix with the following list of changes:
  • UI: The in game HUD should now match the HUD from Solos in Duos and Fives.
  • UI: The Killfeed will no longer start rotating the feed into itself as it gets longer.
  • UI: The Arcade Challenge is no longer available. This should not have been showing up since there is no active Arcade Mode running at this time.
  • UI: The Hotshot Crate confirmation will no longer refer to it as “Premium3 crate”.
  • Weapons: Fixed mismatched M9 refire timing. PS3 timings on the M9 had the ADS fire rate set to a faster refire than hipfire. These timings now match up to PS3 values.
  • Animation: There was an issue occurring with the shoulder animation when firing the AR-15 in ADS. It was skipping the animation on many shots. This issue has been lessened and we will continue to tweak this if the issue continues.
  • UI: When exiting a match in 5s, the camera on the front end menu was focusing on the user’s position rather than the group as a whole.
  • UI: If a player accepts a group invite on the press any key screen, they will no longer receive an erroneous ping lock message
  • UI: Fixed an issue when a player accepts a group invite on the character select screen they will be seen standing in place by other group members.
  • Animation: Ensure empty hand sprint animations are properly playing.
  • UI: The recycle shoes and boots match challenge description was inaccurate.
  • UI: Fixed 3 white backgrounds that were showing up in the front end menu.
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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

Z1 Battle Royale is a Free to Play, fast-paced, action arcade, competitive Battle Royale. Staying true to its "King of the Kill" roots, the game has been revamped and restored to the classic feel, look, and gameplay everyone fell in love with. Play solo, duos, or fives and be the last ones standing.

New management is in town and restoring the game to it's former glory under a new name, Z1 Battle Royale. Since taking over development of the game in September the team here at NantG has worked with a firey passion to bring back the feel that was lost with the Combat Update. Our first major patch since taking over is coming out today March 6th and we couldn't be more excited for you all to get your hands on it.

A Few of the Season 3 Changes/Highlights:
-Major Overhaul/Restoration of Movement and Animations
-Updated/Restored Combat and Gun Mechanics
-Restored Vehicle Mechanics
-Restored PS3 Era Map, Environment, and Lighting.
-New: In Match Missions
-New: Fragments/Collection System
-New: Seasonal Play and Ranked Playlist
-Announcement of New Showdown Tournament
-All New Rewards

This is a patch you won't want to miss.

Visit the Z1BR website and forums https://www.Z1.live 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 460 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 Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card

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