Hey everyone! I’m Terrence Yee, producer on H1Z1, and I’m excited to announce that H1Z1: Battle Royale is leaving open beta and launching on 7th August!
To celebrate H1Z1’s official launch, we’re adding a host of new features including new weapons, a new vehicle, new launch bundles, Trophies, and Battle Pass Season 1. Let’s take a look:
Two new weapons
We’re excited to bring two new weapons to H1Z1: the explosive RPG and deadly SOCOM semi-automatic sniper rifle. The RPG has particular utility against vehicles, while the SOCOM slots in between the Scout Rifle and M40 Sniper Rifle (now a one-shot kill to the head, even with a helmet) to add another tactical layer to long-range gunfights. These two new weapons fulfill specific combat roles our community has been asking for, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on them.
Also shaking up gameplay is a new vehicle: the ARV. This powerful personnel carrier fits a whole fives squad, and includes a hatch for your best marksman to pop out the top!
Battle Pass Season 1 and bundle packs
Battle Pass Season 1 will be available at launch with 3 reward lines (free, premium and PS Plus) and 30 rewards tiers. Players can unlock tiers by earning XP through gameplay or through in-game purchases.
We’re also introducing two new bundles to the game: the kung-fu inspired Viper Starter bundle and Hardline Deluxe bundle.
We built H1Z1 on PS4 from the ground up for console players and it has been a humbling experience to see our work resonate with the PlayStation community. Thank you to the 10+ million players that have checked out H1Z1: Battle Royale in open beta so far—we hope to see you at launch on 7th August!