PC Game : H1Z1 going FREE to play later today! At roughly 18:00 GMT 6pm at STEAM
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PC Game : H1Z1 going FREE to play later today! At roughly 18:00 GMT 6pm at STEAM

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Found 8th MarEdited by:"Just.Wondering"
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Daybreak Games has announced that H1Z1 is going free-to-play later today as it launches a new competitive league.

Having only left early access in recent weeks, H1Z1 is wasting no time getting the finished project out in front of eager players.

Existing players of H1Z1 will be granted an ‘Appreciation Pack’ containing three cosmetic skins, 10 victory crates and 10,000 skull currency for use at the in-game shop.

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Pretty scummy of the devs to do this after going to 1.0 and charging only a few weeks back.
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Pretty scummy of the devs to do this after going to 1.0 and charging only a few weeks back.
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Trogador8 m ago

Pretty scummy of the devs to do this after going to 1.0 and charging only …Pretty scummy of the devs to do this after going to 1.0 and charging only a few weeks back.


Well I guess it is the only way they can become significant in the gaming marketplace when faced with the mighty Fortnite and PUBG. Better to have a free game with a player base then a dead paid for game... At least people will get the chance to play...
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 8th Mar
Only about a year late. The game is completely dead now.
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mtj1111 m ago

Only about a year late. The game is completely dead now.


Exactly, this will encourage new blood to the game and no doubt the devs will of made improvements.
too little too late...
Good choice by Devs. Then there's Lawbreakers which was announced as F2P but went on sale for £24.99 and had 26 players in whole month.
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MED51 m ago

too little too late...


Time will tell.
Not to mention this was in a humble monthly i think, I didn`t want it then and now it`s worthless !
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higgles1 m ago

Not to mention this was in a humble monthly i think, I didn`t want it then …Not to mention this was in a humble monthly i think, I didn`t want it then and now it`s worthless !


Well, your welcome to these

Existing players of H1Z1 will be granted an ‘Appreciation Pack’ containing three cosmetic skins, 10 victory crates and 10,000 skull currency for use at the in-game shop.
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I must admit I bought it around Christmas from steam and refunded as it was not as good as pubg, but was eager to check it out, but happy to dip back in for free...
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 8th Mar
Just.Wondering4 m ago

Time will tell.


Indeed. Over 7,000 players 30 day average as it stands on Steamcharts. This will obviously go up and up depending on the free to play model- hopefully it won’t be too pay to win.
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EugeneVictorTooms1 m ago

Indeed. Over 7,000 players 30 day average as it stands on Steamcharts. …Indeed. Over 7,000 players 30 day average as it stands on Steamcharts. This will obviously go up and up depending on the free to play model- hopefully it won’t be too pay to win.


Well that is a pretty good amount, like you say it can only grow.

I imagine over the weekend a big surge in player numbers.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 8th Mar
Just.Wondering2 m ago

I must admit I bought it around Christmas from steam and refunded as I it …I must admit I bought it around Christmas from steam and refunded as I it was not as good as pubg, but was eager to check it out, but happy to dip back in for free...


only got 3-5 hours played, wish I could get a refund, got denied
Just.Wondering5 m ago

Well, your welcome to these Existing players of H1Z1 will be granted an …Well, your welcome to these Existing players of H1Z1 will be granted an ‘Appreciation Pack’ containing three cosmetic skins, 10 victory crates and 10,000 skull currency for use at the in-game shop.



As I`ve never played it I have no Idea whether those extras are any good. Not my sort of game, online survival.
Company is a joke
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hasj22 m ago

only got 3-5 hours played, wish I could get a refund, got denied


I got in there before the 2 hour steam refund time played threshold.

But I will definitely download and give it another go.

I liked it, but seemed a waste of money at the time considering I had PUBG and Fortnite.
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higgles4 m ago

As I`ve never played it I have no Idea whether those extras are any good. …As I`ve never played it I have no Idea whether those extras are any good. Not my sort of game, online survival.


Ah well, it was never going to be a game for you, but at least it came as part of a bundle, of which I assume you purchased on the merits of the titles you wanted as part of the offer.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 8th Mar
Just.Wondering3 m ago

Ah well, it was never going to be a game for you, but at least it came as …Ah well, it was never going to be a game for you, but at least it came as part of a bundle, of which I assume you purchased on the merits of the titles you wanted as part of the offer.



I can`t remember offhand what else there was but Humble`s normally varied enough I get 2 or 3 things that make it ok. The better headliners also make up for the stuff I wouldn`t play and then there`s the Trove so yeah I`m fine with it.
Edited by: "higgles" 8th Mar
I bought this for under a fiver recently. Now I can see why...
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ire77 m ago

I bought this for under a fiver recently. Now I can see why...


Sadly for some it has been a Fee to play game... Hopefully they played it enough to justify the price they paid.
i remember when the first time this game appear to the public, sony says it will be free.
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JC19972 m ago

i remember when the first time this game appear to the public, sony says …i remember when the first time this game appear to the public, sony says it will be free.


? The game devs intention was always for the game to be free to play? Do you have a link for a quote from the devs / interview?
This game's about to die.
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SnakeRaiden8 m ago

This game's about to die.


Why? Surely new life will at least in the short term be breathed into it.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 8th Mar
Just.Wondering28 m ago

? The game devs intention was always for the game to be free to play? Do …? The game devs intention was always for the game to be free to play? Do you have a link for a quote from the devs / interview?


Plans for this game have constantly changed. They promised so much and delivered so little. Once PUBG came out this game was living on borrowed time.

From what I remember It was going to be F2P initially, at one point they were looking at a subscription service but decided to launch as a paid for title. They even intended on launching this on PS4 and Xbone. The devs have been pretty terrible with this game thoughtout itd development IMO. I stopped playing shortly after they launched 'KoTK' with the new map and graphical style.
Isn’t this due to be released this year on Xbox?
Just.Wondering42 m ago

? The game devs intention was always for the game to be free to play? Do …? The game devs intention was always for the game to be free to play? Do you have a link for a quote from the devs / interview?



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Edited by: "JC1997" 8th Mar
Is H1Z1 always PvP or if you play the survival mode is it PvE ?
Meh games dead, thats why its gone f2p.
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What a poorly handled game. Can't imagine Daybreak ever getting customer trust back if they decide to make a new game.
Dead game, cold.
I was one of the stupid ones who bought it full price when it first came out in early access..
cool will give this a go, have too many games to buy more but happy to try something if there is not cost. My son likes playing Fortnight.
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trevcjohnson1 h, 31 m ago

cool will give this a go, have too many games to buy more but happy to try …cool will give this a go, have too many games to buy more but happy to try something if there is not cost. My son likes playing Fortnight.


That's the spirit, enjoy!
Dayz with no grit or realism, I wish they’d taken all their efforts and helped the other devs out but seems it’s gonna be two dead games. Looks kiddy and arcady and I don’t think I’ll get around to trying it before it’s dead again.
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Well the numbers are up, not pubg or fortnite numbers, but currently 16000 players online.... I imagine the weekend numbers will be higher.
Installed,played two rounds,and uninstalled. Sadly hate 3rd person shooters.
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chapchap2 m ago

Installed,played two rounds,and uninstalled. Sadly hate 3rd person …Installed,played two rounds,and uninstalled. Sadly hate 3rd person shooters.


Oh well, I guess you wasted your own time, considering you hate 3rd person shooters.....
mtj1118 h, 3 m ago

Only about a year late. The game is completely dead now.


I don't think you know what 'dead' means.
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PressPlay2 m ago

I don't think you know what 'dead' means.


I checked the online player count a hour or so ago and it was at 16000, not pubg or fortnite levels, but players are playing.
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