The clash of the battle royale titans continues as H1Z1 hits another massive milestone on the PlayStation 4. While the popular PvP grudge match genre is best known for the likes of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, H1Z1 is showing that it can hold its own with the best.
Credited as being one of the first battle royale games and arguably the title that kickstarted the industry's current obsession, Daybreak Games launched H1Z1 on PC back in 2015. After splitting into two different modes, both Just Survive and King of The Hill were eventually amalgamated into one game and hit next-gen gaming earlier this year.
H1Z1 has only been out for a few weeks but things couldn't be going better for the battle royale title. Although still in open beta form, the official H1Z1 Twitter invited new gamers to join the 7,000,000 already blowing each other to kingdom come.
It may have been a long time coming, but the hype of H1Z1 finally hitting the PS4 managed to net an impressive 2000,000 concurrent players on day one. Even with numbers swelling to 1.5 million downloads in the first few days, to reach these latest statistics less than a month after launch is a major achievement. Reimagining the early versions of Daybreak's game to run specifically on the PS4, H1Z1's console version includes new weaponry and controls to avoid the criticism's of the PC's sluggish gameplay. Up to 150 players at once are dropped into the 15-minute deathmatch and the game is already getting the thumbs up from a lot of players.
Considering PUBG's Brendan Greene started out as a developer from H1Z1, fans can see similarities between the two games and yet plenty of differences too. While PUBG has a head start on H1Z1, the figures show that the PS4 game still has the competition firmly in its crosshairs. Another update is already on the way, meaning that H1Z1 will continue to evolve with the other battle royale behemoths. The servers will briefly drop to allow for the update, but Daybreak promises bug fixes, a new weapon slot swap function, and the welcome addition of EMP grenades to quite literally help blow opponents away by messing with nearby vehicles.
With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 also moving into battle royale territory alongside a rumored addition for Battlefield V, the popularity of being the last man standing shows no signs of slowing down. Elsewhere, Screen Rant has already highlighted three more battle royale games to watch, so players should never feel limited to just the likes of Fortnite and PUBG. Either way, Daybreak is continuing to cash in on all those battle royale aficionados as Xbox fans patiently wait for news of when they get to fulfill their bloodlust with H1Z1.
Source: H1Z1 Twitter