H1Z1 will now be called H1Z1: Just Survival. Daybreak posted a large article to inform fans of the new and exciting news.
“H1Z1® has been on an incredible journey since its inception, and the time spent in Early Access has been invaluable to the development direction of the game. Our community has been a huge part of the game’s roadmap and success. Last year, we started to notice new player trends emerging – both the initial Survival game and Battle Royale game mode now have strong populations who almost exclusively play one or the other.
The more we developed this game with you, our community, the more we realized that in order to fully support both aspects of H1Z1, and their respective players, we needed to make them their own stand-alone games supported by their own dedicated development teams. Many players in the community have been discussing splitting the game and we’ve heard you loud and clear. We want to make sure we give both titles the support they need and deserve to truly flourish.
So, we’ve decided to do just that – we’re excited to announce that the survival game will now be called H1Z1: Just Survive, with a renewed focus on truly delivering a persistent, open-world zombie survival experience where scavenging, crafting, and base building are the difference between life and death. “
H1Z1 will be evolving into H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill. King of the Kill is a fast-paced shooter comprised of multiple, fight-to-the-death game modes, including Battle Royale.
King of the Kill will available via early access on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 this summer.
Daybreak also stated,”Anyone who already owns H1Z1 will be granted both versions and will see it listed in your Steam games inventory on February 17th (the official day of the split). Additionally, existing crates, keys, and items will be duplicated across both games. As originally intended, Airdrop tickets will be useable in H1Z1: Just Survive and Event tickets will be usable inH1Z1: King of the Kill.
If you have items on the Steam Market, they will be returned to your player inventory, and post-split you can relist them for sale under the correct game title.”
If you have yet to purchase H1Z1, you can purchase it before February 16th before the split and be granted the same perks.