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Daybreak Games Officially Launches H1Z1® on PlayStation®4


Popular Free-to-Play Battle Royale Shooter Saw 10 Million+ Players
in Open Beta; Battle Pass Season One, New Weapons and New Vehicle
Highlight Massive PS4 Launch Update

Daybreak Games® today announced that H1Z1: Battle Royale™, the original
standalone battle royale shooter, has left Open Beta and officially
launched as a free-to-play game on PlayStation®4.

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H1Z1: Battle Royale™, the original standalone battle royale shooter, has officially launched as a fr ...

H1Z1: Battle Royale™, the original standalone battle royale shooter, has officially launched as a free-to-play game on PlayStation®4. (Graphic: Business Wire)

"Everyone here at Daybreak Games is thrilled with the overwhelmingly
positive response to H1Z1's debut on PS4," said H1Z1 Producer Terrence
Yee. "Ten million new players in our first month in Open Beta is an
incredible milestone, and our entire development team has worked
tirelessly to build on that early success. We're beyond excited to
officially launch H1Z1 on PS4—this is our fully realized vision for
battle royale on console."

The official H1Z1 launch update on PlayStation®4 includes:

  • Battle Pass Season 1: PS4 players can now unlock up to 30
    rewards levels across 3 distinct lines (free, premium, and PS Plus).
    Battle Pass Season 1 premium line can be purchased for $5.49 / €5.49,
    while all PS Plus members will receive the PS Plus line included in
    membership. Level progression will carry over between lines.
  • Two New Weapons: The explosive RPG can be found in gold tier
    airdrops, and specializes in taking out vehicles. The deadly SOCOM
    Sniper Rifle can be found in purple tier airdrops, and offers a new
    tactical option for long-range gunfights.
  • New Vehicle: The ARV fits a full fives team and includes a
    hatch for a squad mate to fire out the top – making it the ultimate
    vehicle for squad-based gameplay.
  • New Launch Bundles: Players can now customize their character
    to the max through the new Viper Starter bundle ($4.99 USD / €4.99) or
    Hardline Deluxe bundle, which includes Premium Battle Pass ($34.99 USD
    / €34.99). Both Launch bundles are now available at a special launch
    discount until September 4 on the PlayStation Store.

Since releasing in Open Beta, H1Z1: Battle Royale on PlayStation®4 has
seen regular updates and community-requested gameplay improvements,
including the addition of Revive, Airstrike Signal, EMP Grenade, Arcade
Mode events, new lighting schemes, and additional tuning and balance
optimizations to weapons, movement, gas ring timing, and other gameplay
mechanics. Built from the ground up for the console shooter fan, H1Z1 on
PS4 also features streamlined UI, inventory management, and an
overhauled control scheme that emphasizes H1Z1's trademark fast-paced,
action-packed battle royale gameplay.

For more information about H1Z1 on PS4, visit,
as well as Facebook,
and Twitch.

About H1Z1®: Battle Royale

H1Z1®: Battle Royale is a fast-paced, competitive battle royale shooter.
Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay
alive. As toxic gas compresses the map, develop a winning strategy and
prepare for the final showdown. H1Z1 is available for free on Windows PC
and PlayStation 4. Visit
for more information.

ESRB Rating: Rated T for Teen for Violence and Blood.

About Daybreak Games

Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online
games and emergent gameplay best known for its blockbuster hits and
franchises, including the original standalone battle royale game, H1Z1®,
EverQuest®, EverQuest®II, PlanetSide®2 and DC Universe™ Online. Daybreak
also publishes The Lord of the Rings Online™ and Dungeons & Dragons
Online® for Standing Stone Games. The forward-thinking publisher,
developer and creator of compelling online entertainment for a variety
of gaming platforms is headquartered in San Diego, and has development
studios in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; and South Korea. To learn more,

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