The New Z is a FREE TO PLAY multi-game mode experience. Play BATTLE ROYALE and be the last man standing to win. SURVIVE with friends and gather loot, stash and trade. Go into wars against other groups in a massive OPEN WORLD. Three different separate game modes ALL IN ONE GAME.
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Mixed (240) - 52% of the 240 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Nov 22, 2016

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February 13

Valentine's Day Event!

Dear Community

Are you ready? We are very excited to announce this Weekend Event which includes Valentine's Day.

Start: February 14, 2019 12:00 PM CET
End: February 18, 2019 12:00 PM CET

Now, let's jump into further details:

-Community Box Update
We are going to change the Community Box drops on Twitch.
The new Community Box will get added and the old one is going to be Legacy.
More information:

-Valentine's Day Content Release
We are going to release the newest Valentine Box which includes a lot of awesome content.
This box will be findable in-game on the Super Zombie loot and also purchasable through the in-game marketplace.
Not only a new box will come, also 3 new character sets are following. The new sets are for the following characters:
Rockin Rollah

-Login Reward
Who ever logged in during the Valentine's Day, February the 14th, will receive a special Valentine Skin.
This skin is getting rewarded the day after, February the 15th, and is getting automatically learned.
This is a skin for the Small Backpack.

- Double GC
We are going to celebrate Valentine's Day with a Double GC on all platforms from February 15th - 18th 12:00 PM CET.
Double GC is available through steam and our website.
Keep in mind, the GC will show already doubled on steam.

-Weekend Event Sale
Special weekend event sale is also active during this time. Check the picture below for more information.

We would also like to remind players if they experience any issues regarding the game to please contact us.

Official Support:
Twitch Drops:
Partnership Program:
Last Patch Notes/News:

The entire staff team wishes everyone a great weekend!

// The New Z - Staff Team
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February 13

Patch 2.29

Dear Community,

(Original Post:

This time a smaller update to patch in some Valentine event related stuff. Valentine's Day is tomorrow so we wish you all a happy Valentine! For those wondering, the announcement with all the information regarding this event will be published soon. Enjoy!


Overall Updates:

  • Added various Valentine related content for upcoming Valentine's Day events. Announcement and more information regarding this is coming soon.
  • Increased the radiation zone timer in all game-modes. This means radiation zones now stay longer when appearing before despawning.
  • Updated the eye texture of the NPC's in-game. The eyes were reflecting too much at certain times of the day.
  • Improvements / Optimizations have been done to Caliwood related models. Also, fixed some model issues. (Most of these models are only used in the Caliwood map.) Also, cleaned up this asset folder for better performance and faster loading times. Please note that a lot of Caliwood related assets are also used on the Oregon map. Expect performance improvements there as well.
  • The "Small Code Locker" (Locker used in the Survival game-mode) now has updated physics. What we did now is that the locker has bullet physics so when players shoot it the locker will block bullets, while players can still clip through. We will see how this goes and based on further feedback after the patch we will make further changes.
  • Fixed an issue related to the "Tactical Silencer" model. (Also used on for example the MP5/10 SD) The silencer was for some reason rotated 180* when attached. This is now fixed.
  • Added back physics to the Small Code Locker. There was a glitch where players weren't doing damage shooting through these lockers anyways and since we made it so you can't place them near each other anymore we decided to add physics back to fix these abusements and other problems.

Item & Skin Updates:

  • Fixed an issue related to the K. Style NVG Solari skin where the store icon was glitched and not always showing the correct icon.
  • Fixed the icon of the MP5-SD. The wrong silencer was attached on the store icon.
  • Fixed the aim version of the MP5/10 Specialist iron sight which was showing the standard one sometimes.
  • Updated the store icon of the "Battle Royale Skinbox V2". A Legacy icon is now added since this skinbox is now a legacy skinbox.
  • Updated the damage of the "Clean Sweep IV" from 80 to 100.
  • Updated the recipe names of the M249 skins to FN M249.
  • Updated the logo of the GG Clan Skins and Riot Shield.
  • Updated the logo of the Clan Riot Shield of NSDZ.
  • Added a new melee called: "Rose". This melee is part of the Valentine 2019 content.
  • Added a new head gear called: "Heart Glasses". These glasses are part of the Valentine 2019 content.
  • Added a new consumable called: "Valentine Cake". This consumable is part of the Valentine 2019 content.
  • Added a new media Riot Shield called: "Riot Shield ETwo".
  • Added a new media Riot shield called: "Riot Shield Stinefelt".
  • Added a new clan Riot Shield called: "Riot Shield Number1". (Winner of the Indonesia Cup2)
  • Added a new clan Riot Shield called: "Riot Shield Fuerza Latina".
  • Added a new clan Riot Shield called. "Riot Shield LG".
  • Added a new skinbox called: "Valentine 2019 Skinbox".
  • The following items got a Valentine 2019 skin:
    • AKS-74U
    • AK-M
    • Heavy Armor
    • Custom Guerilla
    • K. Style Helmet
    • K. Style NVG
    • MP5-SD
    • AS-VAL
    • Double Barrel
    • G11
    • Honey Badger
    • KT Decider
    • Custom Guerilla Cupido
    • Heavy Armor Cupido
    • Small Back
  • Further info about these items / skins will be announced with the Valentine 2019 events.
  • The following characters got a Valentine 2019 outfit:
    • Ex-Spetsnaz
    • Hunter
    • Rockin Rollah
Survival Updates:

  • Updated the melee exchange. You can now exchange 10 tactical knives for 1 machete in Blue Ridge safe zone.
  • Updated the pistol exchange. You can now exchange 10 nail guns for 1 Kruger .22 pistol in Blue Ridge safe zone.
  • Updated the SMG exchange. You can now exchange 10 MP7's for 1 MP5/10 in Blue Ridge safe zone.
  • Updated the assault rifle exchange. You can now exchange 5 M16's for 1 M4 in Blue Ridge safe zone.
  • Updated the mixed exchange. You can now exchange 10 Mossberg 590's for 1 AA-12 in Blue Ridge safe zone.
  • Old exchanges have been removed.
Colorado V1 (Survival):
  • Colorado V1 is now available for renting in the Survival game-mode!
  • Updated the minimap. Fixed some red border issues where the border shouldn't be and fixed some blue spots in the middle of the water above Boulder City.
  • Fixed a player spawn which was causing players to spawn inside a tree around the Frosty Pines area.
  • Increased the overall amount of rocks around areas so that players can have more cover while entering areas.
  • Increased the overall amount of player spawns around areas.
  • Opened the walls at the back of the police station in Smallville.

Open World Updates:

Colorado V1:
  • Updated the minimap. Fixed some red border issues where the border shouldn't be and fixed some blue spots in the middle of the water above Boulder City.
  • Fixed a player spawn which was causing players to spawn inside a tree around the Frosty Pines area.
  • Removed the snow man.
  • Removed the snow terrain.
  • Fixed a palm tree that had invisible leaves.


Estimated patch size: Around 100 MB

Patch ETA: Rolling out the update right now.

Estimated downtime: 30 minutes

Pre-patch notes might be changed if we need to fix / add something.


Once again thank you for your great support! Want to support us even more? Make sure to share these patch notes with your friends and followers!

For any feedback about the game or this patch please let us know at:

To stay updated regarding the patch and server downtime please follow us on our social media:


Best Regards,


// Infestation: The New Z - Staff Team

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About This Game

Infestation: The New Z is a FREE TO PLAY multi-game mode experience developed based on community feedback. Experience a massive open world shooter featuring a dynamic player vs player experience in different game modes and worlds. Discover three separate free-to-play game modes in one game.


Be the last man standing to win. Start with nothing, scavenge and kill your way into victory. Work your way up in the ELO-based leaderboards and become the best player out there!


Scavenge, craft & survive in a massive open world. Find the best loot spots with your friends but be careful, you might run into some pesty zombies or even other survivors! Survival is a game mode where gameplay and loot is influenced by the old Infestation series, also released under the title The War Z.


Experience the traditional PvP aspect of The New Z. In Open World players have the choice to play in traditional maps or smaller close combat maps. Loot is common creating a more PvP-oriented experience.

Besides the three different and separate game modes The New Z is developed based on community feedback with constant updates & changes. Next to that the game is armed with the custom made "Fredaikis Anti-Cheat" developed for the game.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 - SP1 64bit
    • Processor: AMD® A8 3870 3,6 Ghz or Intel® Core ™ i3 2100 3.1Ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon TM HD 6870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Card
    • OS: Windows 10 - SP1 64bit
    • Processor: AMD® FX 8150 3.6 GHz or Intel® Core™ i7 2600 3.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950, ATI Radeon™ R7 360 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Card

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