H1Z1 Parachutes Onto PlayStation 4 Next Month

H1Z1: Fortnite Battle Royale has a big new rival on PS4 - and it's also FREE to play

Free-to-play battle royale shooter H1Z1 is coming to PS4 next month

The game’s gas pacing has been altered to speed up the play of the match and the airdrop system has been revamped to keep players moving and invested in fights.

H1Z1 was originally released on Steam and made up of two different modes to play; H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill. Players will only have access to six level one weapons upon dropping, and must peruse airdrops for better loot.

Of course, the forthcoming PlayStation 4 version of H1Z1 is so much more than a simple rehash of a PC game brought to consoles. There will also be a handful of new weapons like the KH43, Marauder, Combat Shotgun, CNQ-09, Scout Rifle, and MK46.

According to the developer, the free-to-play battle royale title is coming to PlayStation 4. The move to console isn't unexpected, seeing that other battle royal games have made the move to console as well. "Airdrops serve as the primary way to secure higher powered armor, which have been retooled to provide players with a health bonus".

While a date for the final release has yet to be announced, there will be an open beta test for H1Z1 next month. The company announced that an open beta will take place on May 22 and introduce many console-specific features and tweaks.

Additionally, the H1Z1 will have controls built for "hot swap looting, radial menus, and natural and quick feel" on a PS4 controller.

H1Z1 is finally coming to console. Battle royale should be about the adrenaline rush you get from being one of the last few remaining, so we've drilled down to that core gameplay experience to keep players engaged in all the action.

Weapons like the AK, and AR are only available through airdrops.

PlayStation Plus Members will receive 20% off their preorder purchase, too.

As for technical information, H1Z1 is said to be optimized for the PS4 hardware, but the only concrete detail is that the PS4 Pro can run the game at 60 frames per second.

From now until the open beta launch on May 22, you can pre-order a $30 bundle that comes with guaranteed cosmetic items and a dynamic PS4 theme.

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