Daybreak confirms Russell Shanks departure

Posted on 06/12/2016 at 12:00PM UTC

Last week there were some rumors (via The Ancient Gaming Noob) that Russell Shanks who took over the position of President when John Smedley stepped down in July 2015 had left the company in October, the rumor originated from a change in Shanks LinkedIn profile.

On Monday it was confirmed by Daybreak (via MMORPG.com) to be tue and that Ji Ham of Columbus Nova the investment firm that purchased Daybreak (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) who has been listed as the co-President of the company since July 2015 will continue as acting president.

Daybreak Games confirms that Russ Shanks has recently stepped down from his position at Daybreak to pursue other interests. Ji Ham will continue as acting president of the company.

What does all this mean for H1Z1 and their other games? Well, probably nothing at all...

Just Survive Patch Notes & Wipe #18 (02/12/2016)

Posted on 02/12/2016 at 10:00PM UTC

All Just Survive servers will be offline beginning at 2:00 PM PT (10:00 PM UTC) for a game update.  Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 6 hours.  

General Improvements

  • Loot Spawn Adjustments
    • Fixed bugs causing loot items to not spawn at intended rates
    • Updated non-weapon item balance
    • Increased ammo slightly 
    • Weapons and items are now more evenly distributed across map locations.
  • Reduced server latency - this was the root cause of many UI/interaction lag issues
  • AoE (area of effect) checks for AoE weapons - this fixes several bugs including a few listed below


Exploits Fixed

  • General vehicle exploits have been fixed (namely those related to glitching into bases)
  • General base exploits have been fixed (lag switching into bases, jumping through deck foundations, etc)
  • Placing IEDs through doors is no longer possible
  • “Map teleport” exploit has been fixed
  • Fixed an exploit where melee weapons could take on the behavior of other items


Bugs Fixed

  • Character Portraits now match their in-game character
  • General latency reduced; mostly UI / interactions taking multiple attempts, including:
  • Containers not transferring loot consistently
  • Door codes not entering/changing consistently
  • Discovering taking multiple attempts
  • Bows not reloading properly (causing them to never shoot) has been fixed
  • Door misalignment has been addressed
  • IEDS and Biofuel should now inflict proper damage next to structures
  • Explosive Arrows now should no longer damage players through building walls
  • Most structures now should be place-able inside shelters (workbenches, bee boxes, etc.)
  • Experimental Weapon Zombies should now respawn as expected
  • Medical stations should work as expected now
  • Bullets traveling through players occupying the same space – should be fixed
  • Bandages can be equipped in the flashlight slot but do nothing – should be fixed
  • Silent Zombies bug has been fixed
  • Character names can now be reused after the character has been deleted
  • Fixed an issue with free placing objects on base foundations (IEDs, etc)
  • Jittery camera issues have been fixed

Source: h1z1.com

KOTK PSA: Older bag items scrap value changing

Posted on 22/11/2016 at 2:00AM UTC

First we would like to apologise for not reporting this sooner, we overlooked these changes with our initial datamining of the recent King of the Kill Test Server update.

Almost all items from older reward bags, some of which were worth 200 scrap will all be worth just 5 scrap from the next major update, if you have any of these items and intend to scrap them, do so asap before the next major update.

Below is a full list of items that will be changing:

h1z1
Abs Shirt
h1z1 Abs Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From Hardcore Elite Crate
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h1z1
Tie-Dye T-Shirt
h1z1 Tie-Dye T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.05
From Hardcore Elite Crate
From KotK Elite Crate
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h1z1
Camo Green Flannel Shirt
h1z1 Camo Green Flannel Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Camo Tan Flannel Shirt
h1z1 Camo Tan Flannel Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Paisley Flannel Shirt
h1z1 Paisley Flannel Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Black Canvas Outback Hat
h1z1 Black Canvas Outback Hat
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Birds Graphic T-Shirt
h1z1 Birds Graphic T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Camp Runamok T-Shirt
h1z1 Camp Runamok T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
PV Wild Beavers T-Shirt
h1z1 PV Wild Beavers T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Skull Graphic T-Shirt
h1z1 Skull Graphic T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Spores Polo
h1z1 Spores Polo
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Tan Aloha Polo
h1z1 Tan Aloha Polo
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V2 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Forest Camo T-Shirt
h1z1 Forest Camo T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
From Elite Crate
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h1z1
Marsh Camo T-Shirt
h1z1 Marsh Camo T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.04
From Elite Crate
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h1z1
Gray Striped Shirt with Star
h1z1 Gray Striped Shirt with Star
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.03
Steam Price: $0.03
From V1 Mystery Crate
From V1.5 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Starred Army T-Shirt
h1z1 Starred Army T-Shirt
H1Z1

Skin, Chest, Standard, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
From KotK Mystery Crate
From V1 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Brown Camo Beanie
h1z1 Brown Camo Beanie
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V1 Mystery Crate
From V1.5 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Green Camo Beanie
h1z1 Green Camo Beanie
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V1 Mystery Crate
From V1.5 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Blue Z Trucker Cap
h1z1 Blue Z Trucker Cap
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.10
Steam Price: $0.08
From Hardcore Elite Crate
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h1z1
Camo Green Cap
h1z1 Camo Green Cap
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From Elite Crate
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h1z1
Camo Gray Trucker Cap
h1z1 Camo Gray Trucker Cap
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From Elite Crate
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h1z1
Black and Yellow Cap
h1z1 Black and Yellow Cap
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V1 Mystery Crate
From V1.5 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Blue Trucker Cap
h1z1 Blue Trucker Cap
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V1 Mystery Crate
From V1.5 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Green Trucker Cap
h1z1 Green Trucker Cap
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V1 Mystery Crate
From V1.5 Mystery Crate
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h1z1
Maroon Trucker Cap
h1z1 Maroon Trucker Cap
H1Z1

Skin, Head, Standard, Tradable, Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
Steam Price: $0.03
From V1 Mystery Crate
From V1.5 Mystery Crate
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Survivors Rest: Prices have been fixed!

Posted on 27/10/2016 at 11:39PM UTC

Greetings Survivors,

Survivors Rest is happy to announce it's most recent update to Price Suggestions. Prices will now update for each item automatically once a day to reflect the suggested sales prices on OPSKINS.com in the form of USD. Where we have based our prices on OPSkins in the past, we quickly realized it was becoming nearly impossible to keep up with regardless of the help you as a community provided with our Price Voting application. To summarize, from here on out, all prices on the site will not be controlled manually and will be automatically updated to prices reflecting OPSkins. This should improve price gauging and create an overall safer trading environment for all users.

Safe trading,
Survivors Rest Team

Survivors Rest: 'Price Suggestions' to be Updated!

Posted on 03/08/2016 at 2:00PM UTC

Starting this week, Survivors Rest will begin undergoing changes to it's 'Price Suggestions' for items. With H1Z1 no longer being a part of the Steam market, we will be shifting our prices over to a USD value similar to and based around OPSkins' price histories. This should allow for much more accurate pricing on our end and guide users to better, smarter trades. Similarly, price voting will now allow and support OPSkins links as evidence and reference when creating a price suggestion. 

We'll do our best to keep everyone updated as these changes are implimented over the course of this next week. While we realize this is a major change that may impact the value of certain items, we believe it to be a necessary change that will overall improve our users trading experience.

Safe trades,
Survivors Rest team. 

Update #1: King of the Kill items have been updated to reflect OPSKINS' price histories. Items to be finalized still. Just Survive items have not been updated yet. 

Update #2: Just Survive Rare and Ultra Rare items have been updated to reflect OPSKINS' price histories. Uncommon, Common and other items will follow soon. 

Marketable Item Changes Inbound

Posted on 22/07/2016 at 11:00PM UTC

Today Daybreak dropped another bombshell in regards to H1Z1 items and trading, from July 25th we understand that all items from older crates will no longer be able to be sold on the Steam marketplace. This includes items from the Alpha Launch CrateH1Z1 Wearables Crate, Battle Royale Wearables Crate - Unlocked, Marauder Crate, BR: Vigilante Crate Key and H1Z1 Invitational Crate Key and the change will effect both H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill. Here is the official statement that was posted to Steam news for each title.

On July 25th, 2016 we will be removing the ability to sell certain older H1Z1 crate items on the Steam Marketplace. Crate items have been marked trade only since Mercenary Crates were released last year. This change brings the older (pre-Mercenary Crate) items in line with the rest of the crate items in the game. Please note that crates themselves can still be traded and sold on the Steam marketplace.

Source 1 - Source 2


Radar_X (Tony Jones - Community Manager) on Reddit posted the following comment.

This was a very necessary change but we can't go into the specific reasoning.

Source: /r/h1z1 subreddit


There is a lot of speculation as to why these changes have been made, a lot of naive people on Reddit are accusing Daybreak of being greedy or doing this to make more money when in fact the opposite is true. These changes actually mean less money for the developer in the long run as they now miss out completely on the 10% fee they would get from every Steam marketplace transaction. Instead users will trade or purchase from third-party markets such as OPSkins.com where Daybreak will receive no fees.

We can only speculate as to the true reasons behind the changes which could very well be some sort of ongoing legal issues which they are making these changes to comply with conditions imposed upon them some some external force.

This news is even more reason that Daybreak needs to heavily consider removing the 7-day trade locks on items received from trading, for the good of the trading community.

Just Survive Patch Notes (12/07/2016)

Posted on 12/07/2016 at 3:50AM UTC

All servers will be unavailable beginning at 1:00 AM PT (8 AM GMT) for maintenance to introduce a game update.  Downtime is anticipated to be less than 4 hours.

Players may note the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue where IED's were not damaging bases
  • Fixed an issue with arrows doing execessive base damage
  • Adjusted the drop rate of the Patriotic Mask skin
  • Fixed an exploit for sit command preventing falling damage
  • Fixed an issue with the Skinning Knife not de-spawing when dropped on ground
  • You should now be able to harvest blood from Zombies
  • You can no longer chop trees with a hunting knife
  • We have a potential fix in place for the invisibility issues introduced in the last update. 

Source: h1z1.com