Free-to-play battle royale shooter H1Z1 enters open beta on PS4 next month

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Free-to-play battle royale shooter H1Z1 enters open beta on PS4 next month

Fight over airdrops and keep ahead of a killer gas designed to keep matches to a nail-biting 15 minutes on 22nd May

Hey everyone! I’m Terrence Yee, a producer on H1Z1, and I’m very excited to share some big news with you today: H1Z1 is coming to the PlayStation 4 as a free-to-play game next month!

This is the battle royale game for fans of action console shooters. Battle royale should be about the adrenaline rush you get from being one of the last few remaining, so we’ve drilled down to that core gameplay experience to keep players engaged in all the action. This means more guns, more vehicles, more weapons, a streamlined UI, familiar console controls and faster matches—it’s pure battle royale.

Plus, we’ve added a new take on in-match power progression that forces players to make strategic decisions if they want to win.


Now, players will have to engage with airdrops – which drop in masses and frequently — if they want access to better weapons and gear. This includes six new guns – the KH43, Marauder, MK46, Combat Shotgun, CNQ-09 and Scout Rifle.

The gas, which is dynamically based of the population, also moves faster to speed up the pace of the game, ensuring that matches don’t last more than 15 nail-biting minutes.

The battle royale craze has taken over the world and it has been amazing to be part of the genre from the beginning. We can’t wait to hear about your pure battle royale experience on the PS4.

If you want to jump into the action early to help test H1Z1 on the PS4, sign up for the closed beta here.


We hope to see you all on 22nd May, with the start of open beta. Until then, be sure to follow H1Z1 on social to stay up to date on all the news. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch.

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