Those yearning for a new battle royale title will be happy to hear that Daybreak Games has confirmed H1Z1: Battle Royal for release this August 7th.

The game will launch with a new patch that adds new weapons, vehicles, and packs.

Balance Changes

  • The Hellfire will do less damage overall, and have an even stronger damage fall-off at distances beyond 50 meters
  • M40 headshots will be fatal, even through helmets
  • Crossbows with explosive arrows will do less splash damage

Added Weapons

  • SOCOM – A sniper option that sits right between the Scout Rifle and the M40, with a 4x scope on it
  • RPG – A rocket launcher ideal for taking out vehicles

Tier Changes

  • The AR-15 will be moved to ground loot
  • Crossbows with explosive arrows will be moved into Green airdrops
  • The SOCOM will be found in Purple airdrops
  • The M40 and RPG will be found in Gold airdrops

The Starter Bundle $4.99:

  • Gorilla Warfare Outfit
  • Animated Gorilla Warfare AK-47

The Standard Founder’s Bundle $19.99:

  • Animated Stars Shotgun
  • Rainbow Unicorn Outfit
  • Blue Splatter ATV
  • 3 Arsenal Crates

The Deluxe Founder’s Bundle $49.99:

  • Animated Flame AR-15
  • Flaming Skull Outfit
  • Chaos Offroader
  • Sarcasm Dance Emote
  • 10 Arsenal Crates
  • 5000 Skulls

Producer Terrence Yee wrote on the PlayStation Blog that:

“We’re excited to bring two new weapons to H1Z1: the explosive RPG and deadly SOCOM semi-automatic sniper rifle. The RPG has particular utility against vehicles, while the SOCOM slots in between the Scout Rifle and M40 Sniper Rifle (now a one-shot kill to the head, even with a helmet) to add another tactical layer to long-range gunfights. These two new weapons fulfill specific combat roles our community has been asking for, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on them.”

“Also shaking up gameplay is a new vehicle: the ARV. This powerful personnel carrier fits a whole fives squad, and includes a hatch for your best marksman to pop out the top”

H1Z1: Battle Royal is available now on PC, and leaves open beta on PS4 August 7th.

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