Parka Render

Posted on 06/02/2016 at 1:00AM UTC

H1Z1 Splits in Two

Posted on 05/02/2016 at 8:00PM UTC

Today brings some very big news for H1Z1, the game is being sliced in two on February 17th. The original core survival game of H1Z1 will be known as H1Z1: Just Survive while the current Battle Royale modes will become their own seperate game called H1Z1: King of the Kill. Along with this change, they have also dropped any current plans to make either game free-to-play.

Anyone who already owns or purchases H1Z1 before the split will recieve both games at no extra cost, as part of the split any skins, crates and keys you have in your inventory will be duplicated into both games. After the split each of the games inventorys will be independent and you will be free to sell or trade any items from one game without losing them in the other game, likewise any new items you gain in one game will not be available to use in the other.

As King of the Kill is considered a great deal more "feature complete" than Just Survive, Daybreak are looking at the title leaving Early Access this Summer and launching on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One also.

You can read more about the split on the H1Z1 official website:
h1z1.com/news/just-survive-king-of-the-kill-game-split-february-2016

January Art Wrap-Up

Posted on 03/02/2016 at 11:00PM UTC

Don't forget to take part in the discussion about this video on the r/h1z1 subreddit.

There was also a "hidden" flash of an image towards of the end of the video too

Bumjick Farms & Screamer Sleeve Whip

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

Some quick updates with a preview of the new assets for Bumjick Farms on the new map, and some animations for the upcoming Screamer zombie.


Test Server Changes (28/01/2016)

Posted on 29/01/2016 at 1:00PM UTC

The Test Server was updated yesterday, you can read the full patch notes here.

Along with what has been noted as changed in the patch notes, we also like to delve into the game files and see what else we can find.

The following items with corresponding skin data have been added to the game files, apart from the anticipated Twin Galaxies Hoodie the others are not known to be available or part of any crate yet:

justsurvive
Skin: Twin Galaxies Hoodie
justsurvive Skin: Twin Galaxies Hoodie
Just Survive

Skin, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
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justsurvive
Skin: Black Hunting Rifle
justsurvive Skin: Black Hunting Rifle
Just Survive

Skin, Ultra Rare, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
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justsurvive
Skin: Camo Green Hunting Rifle
justsurvive Skin: Camo Green Hunting Rifle
Just Survive

Skin, Rare, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
View
justsurvive
Skin: Tan Digital Camo Hunting Rifle
justsurvive Skin: Tan Digital Camo Hunting Rifle
Just Survive

Skin, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
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justsurvive
Skin: Gold Padded Pants
justsurvive Skin: Gold Padded Pants
Just Survive

Skin, Common, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
From Locked Wasteland Crate
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justsurvive
Skin: Green Camo Padded Pants
justsurvive Skin: Green Camo Padded Pants
Just Survive

Skin, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
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justsurvive
Skin: Digital Camo Padded Pants
justsurvive Skin: Digital Camo Padded Pants
Just Survive

Skin, Common, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.02
From Locked Wasteland Crate
View | Search Trades | Search OPSkins
justsurvive
Skin: Silver Padded Pants
justsurvive Skin: Silver Padded Pants
Just Survive

Skin, Uncommon, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.07
From Locked Wasteland Crate
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justsurvive
Skin: Beige Padded Pants
justsurvive Skin: Beige Padded Pants
Just Survive

Skin, Not Tradable, Not Marketable
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justsurvive
Skin: Skull Padded Pants
justsurvive Skin: Skull Padded Pants
Just Survive

Skin, Rare, Tradable, Not Marketable
OPSkins Price: $0.21
From Locked Wasteland Crate
View | Search Trades | Search OPSkins

The following items without corresponding skin data have been added to the game files also:

There is also the addition of four new "unlocked" versions of the Renegade Crate which will be available in bundles via the ingame makrketplace, you can read a little about this at h1z1.com. We will have more details associated with these crates as we 

All of the current crate keys have effectively been removed and replaced with a single key that opens all crates.

Some other changes include:

  • Wooden Arrow bulk has been decreased from 5 down to 1 to match the other arrow types, this was noted in issue HZ-6814.
  • Black Battle Royale T-Shirt has been altered to add the "Skin:" prefix to its account item name, this was noted in issue HZ-6643. As this item is marketable, once this change goes live it may create a new Steam Marketplace listing, but don't be fooled, this item is worth 0.03!
  • Elite Bag has had its description on Steam altered to remove Black Battle Royale T-Shirt being listed twice, this was noted in issue HZ-6642.
  • Teal Combat Boots and Happy Combat Boots have had their item names fixed, this was noted in issue HZ-6635.

 

The Screamer

Posted on 14/01/2016 at 7:30PM UTC

The H1Z1 team have published a new dev blog all about the upcomign new Screamer zombie, you can read the article in full here.

The new screamer zombie is being created with some new techniques in mind. H1Z1 Game Developers Matt Case and David Carter are here to give you a look behind the scenes at what it took to bring this unique zombie to life.

Character Creation Concept Art

Posted on 13/01/2016 at 9:00PM UTC

Future Lighting Enhancements

Posted on 11/01/2016 at 11:30PM UTC

Close Quarter Combat Test Zone

Posted on 06/01/2016 at 11:00PM UTC

We have a lot of zones, for example this is the test zone that basically is completely flat with a grid as the floor. We use these test zones so we don't interfere with the rest of the team that is implementing things on zone 1.

This small scale CQC area is being created so the combat designers have a playground to test and balance combat tweaks, and for some programmers to help with client/server latency and make the overall combat gameplay feel better.

Source: Reddit r/H1Z1

December Art Wrap-Up

Posted on 06/01/2016 at 6:00PM UTC

Don't forget to take part in the discussion about this video on the r/h1z1 subreddit.

There was also a "hidden" flash of an image towards of the end of the video too which we have enhanced below