H1Z1 Zombie Survival Game Joins Early Access Program on Steam
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced that H1Z1 is now available on PC to all survivors worldwide through Steam’s Early Access program starting at $19.99 USD.
SOE advises players to start strategizing for survival, whether that be working as a team or playing as the lone wolf.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, H1Z1 is a zombie survival MMO where players must use their wits and skills, as well as strategically align with friends and fight-off enemies to survive the worldwide infection. Players will need to be creative with materials found in the world and utilize the game’s expansive crafting system to construct weapons, buildings and more.
To accommodate a variety of playstyles, players have access to multiple ruleset servers in H1Z1 that can be mixed and matched, including: Player vs Player, Player vs. Environment, Head Shots Only, Hardcore and First-Person Only. Additionally, private servers will be tested throughout Early Access, giving players the power to create their own rulesets and community. Though the program will gradually expand, initially private servers will be invite-only to ensure adequate time for testing and refinements.
SOE has also partnered with the creator of PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battle Royale, Brendan Greene, to license the extreme survival mod for a dedicated Battle Royale server in H1Z1. Offering a unique gameplay experience, Battle Royale plunges players into a bloody last man standing game-mode, where the only goal is to survive to the end.
Players will be granted access to the Battle Royale server through Event Tickets, which can be purchased or earned through gameplay.
At Early Access, players can expect to see initial iterations of crafting, base building, combat, vehicles, circle-of-death, day / night cycle, weather, player vitals, hunting & forging, and, of course, Zombies, in the game. H1Z1 will continue to grow and evolve throughout development.
H1Z1 survivors will have two Early Access options to choose from — Standard or Premium:
-Standard – $19.99 USD – Includes Early Access to H1Z1, as well as 3 Event Tickets, 2 Crates and 1 Crate Key
-Premium – $39.99 USD – Includes Early Access to H1Z1, as well as 25 Event Tickets, 3 Airdrop Tickets, 6 Crates, 4 Crate Keys and an exclusive Aviator Hat Crafting Recipe
Players that want to be part of the development process are encouraged to actively provide feedback on design choices and upcoming features through H1Z1’s official Reddit page and Forums.