Posted on May 23, 2016 by Fionna Schweit
King of the Kill has been a site favorite for quite a while, Rae and I will often boot it up for an hour of two of relatively low-key fun. One of the most fun things we do is to find an ATV drive it around and look for some trouble. It seems that we are not the only people who enjoy that particular style of game play, as Daybreak has just announced that they will release a new mode essentially based around it. Instead of parachuting in, you’re going to start on an ATV, with a bomb strapped to you.
The mode is called ignition, and its central premise is that Ignition starts each challenger off with their very own ATV and a pack of explosives strapped to their body. If that sounds a bit well, crazy, its cause it is. Just like in other modes, players have a limited time to find weapons and other survival items, then a horn goes off a safe zone is marked, and its a free for all. In the case of Ignition mode, if you don’t make it to the safe house, you blow up. Ignition adds the twist of having more than one safezone for players to go to. Anyone who fails to reach sanctuary before the countdown expires will trigger their devices, eliminating them from the match. Players that leave the safe zone before the detonation timer resets for the next wave will meet a similar fate.
The mode sounds pretty fun to me! I haven’t been playing much King of Kill recently, but this may just be enough to get me to pop back in and have a look at this fun twist on survival games.
Posted on March 4, 2016 by Fionna Schweit
So I have heard a crap ton about this game, seen in on Youtube and seen it on stream. Honestly I thought it wasn’t for me. So when our Editor in Chief @kitsune86 said “hey you wanna explore some H1Z1?” I was pretty eager. I had started looking in to this game when I wrote a news story about how the game was splitting off in two separate games; the survival aspect and the battle royale. I was given a chance to try the battle royal by the developers and this is my log of the results.
Posted on February 18, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards
Daybreak Games has officially announced that the split of successful zombie survival game H1Z1 has been implemented on Steam. There are now two games in the store if you search H1Z1 – “ H1Z1 Just Survive” is the game’s popular sandbox survival mode as a stand-alone product. “King of the Hill” is a competitive focused multiplayer online shooter that is much more fast paced than the survival mode.
Both games will continue to receive free content updates and balance patches as their development progresses. H1Z1: King of the Hill is expected to exit early access sometime this summer with versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arriving around the same time.
Both games are priced at $19.99 USD individually and owners of the previously combined H1Z1 should find the two new titles in their Steam Libraries.
Source: Daybreak Games Press Release
Posted on February 6, 2016 by Fionna Schweit
Later this month H1Z1 will be split into two separate games—the open-world survival mode being one, and the competitive Battle Royale mode being the other—and each will be sold separately. Truthfully the meteoric rise of this game leaves the studio Daybreak Games with little other choice. Open world zombie survival is no longer all the rage, but the Battle Royal mode that was meant to be a supplement to the game ended up eclipsing it.
So heres the skinny. One game will be called H1Z1: Just Survive this one is classic H1Z1, and will likely be the one most people leave behind. The wildly popular Battle Royale plus some new planned competitive modes, will be the second game called: H1Z1: King of the Kill. Each game will be sold at retail for 19.99. The games will separate from each other beginning on February 17.
If you already bought H1Z1 in early access you are in the clear, you get both games, no extra charge. If you have ever had any interest in H1Z1 now is the time to buy, as this with this announcement Daybreak are giving both games to anyone who buys in to early access right now until that February 17th date. If you have any, you’ll get to keep cosmetic items, keys, unopened crates, and event tickets you’ve acquired or purchased before the game splits in two. After the split, premium items collected in one game won’t be available to your character in the other, even if you own both games.
For release dates, King of The Kill will leave Early Access sometime this summer (at which time it will also appear on consoles) at a price of $19.99. The second half H1Z1: Just Survive, has no confirmed release date. Each game will it seems also be coming to a console near you when it finishes its current development cycle.