Hi everybody! I’m Paul Balon, Technical Director for H1Z1, the well-liked quick-paced, absolutely free-to-play Battle Royale shooter exclusive to PS4.
Welcome to Outland!
We’re extremely grateful (and humbled!) by the far more than 16 million players who have jumped into the fraught, chaotic spectacle that is H1Z1, and whilst we’ve routinely updated the game with new content material and updates because launch, we’ve planned for some time to radically refresh the H1Z1 knowledge for our neighborhood. Enter the new Outland map.
Outland does not just appear new – it is a basic redesign of H1Z1’s play space. Each inch and every single corner of the map has been intricately created to emphasize and amplify the quick-paced combat and tense choice-producing that tends to make every single H1Z1 match epic and memorable. Vast terrain diversity, elevated verticality, and enhanced POI accessibility all complement a style philosophy intended to reward the adventurous and adaptable player prepared to discover Outland’s secrets and alter their approach accordingly.
From eerie locales like Deadman’s Swamps, exactly where rolling fog and waste-higher waters limit movement and visibility:
To the Pueblos, which favor quick-paced, close-variety combat inside and atop staggered huts that every single provide exceptional lines of sight:
Or the epic Canyon bridges, exactly where the confident sharpshooter prepared to threat limiting their exit choices can take up an aggressive, commanding position across the vista:
Each location, locale, landmark, and POI delivers some thing new and distinctive every single match.
A lot of believed, experimentation, iteration, and testing went into crafting Outland every single choice we produced was intended to generate a new playground for our neighborhood that is genuine to the H1Z1 knowledge and also maintains its competitive balance, so no single playstyle, weapon, or automobile option breaks the gameplay.
Vehicular Mayhem & Weapons of Mass Destruction
The new map is not the only new content material players will get for absolutely free when they download Outland: 4 new cars and two new weapons drop with this expansion!
The Commando: This automatic assault rifle delivers a typical/lootable mid-variety option to the AR. It cannot match the AR’s precision, but its mobility and higher price of fire will make shottie rushers assume twice prior to exiting cover.
The Heavy Assault: This strong assault rifle delivers a souped-up, completely automatic option to the KH and Marauder rifles that can be discovered in purple airdrops. It packs a significant punch at mid-variety, but watch the recoil it is a beast to manage!
The Untamed: This quick, fashionable, and strong muscle auto tears up the terrain with off-road tires and boosted turbo! Total with seating for up to 5 players!
The Torque: The quieter, classic sibling to the Untamed, the Torque barrels about enemies with small concern for what waits about the corner.
The Gazelle: This two-seat cousin to the ATV delivers a swift, slick, and frighteningly exposed get-up-and-go selection for rapidly traversing the winding corners of Outland.
The Racer: By no means a single to be outshined, the 5-seat Racer luxury sports auto has speed and style in spades. 1st teased in final season’s Raining Racers Arcade Mode, this fashionable sports auto tends to make its complete debut in all game modes.
The new map, new cars, and new weapons would be sufficient on their personal, but they’re not the only highlights in this update a new 100-tier Season Rewards (absolutely free, premium, and PS Plus lines), weapons balance adjustments, many bug fixes and efficiency improvements, and 11 new complete outfits for players to earn or buy are just a handful of of the other attributes coming with Outland!
We’re extremely excited to bring this expansion to H1Z1 (absolutely free to download currently!) and cannot wait to hear your thoughts about the new map and every thing else in this update. Squad up and drop in we’ll be waiting for you in Outland!