H1Z1 PS4: 1.5M Players Cause Login Issues; Auto Royale En Route

Now that a bit of time for the H1Z1 PS4 beta has passed, Daybreak Games has had a bit more time to take stock of the situation while also continuing to attack previous assumptions that the game was headed for the back of the shed.

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According to a press release, 1.5 million players total have fired up the battle royale shooter, causing the devs to wrangle with tech issues in what could be considered the happiest of problems.

The past 24 hours for the battle royale shooter saw both a new high point for players as well as new challenges, as a tweet from the official account stated that the devs are “continuing to work to resolve login and purchase issues.” That said, the press release offered a word of thanks to fans for their enthusiasm.

“This is an incredible milestone and we want to thank all of our players who helped make this possible,” said H1Z1 producer Terrence Yee. “We believe we’ve found the right balance for battle royale on console and players have responded positively to our reimagining of H1Z1.”

On the subject of what’s next for the game, an interview with IP and brand director Eric Correll has confirmed that the auto royale mode is going to be heading to the PS4 edition at a later point. “We’ll get that eventually,” said Correll. “That’s still in beta on PC, so we’re just concentrating on making Battle Royale for PS4 for now.”

Our Thoughts

Alright, fair play, DGC. We get it. The rumors of your death were greatly exaggerated. We continue to hope that the devs of the battle royale game address any issues as swiftly as they can and that players of the PS4 battle royale shooter have fun, and we also hope that the game maintains its momentum after this point.

Sources: press release, Twitter, PSU

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H1Z1 Battle Royale PS4 Launches Open Beta to Big Numbers

Yesterday saw things go from pretty quiet to really loud over in H1Z1 land. The launch of the H1Z1 Battle Royale PS4 open beta kicked off, and evidently there were lots of people who were hungry to get started according to one of DGC’s reps.

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A post on the game’s subreddit noted that yesterday’s open beta launch saw over 200,000 players online at one time, causing the devs of the battle royale shooter to spool up more servers to handle the demand. The devs are also actively working on issues such as groups queuing up for Fives matches but ending up in different lobbies.

As for the PS4 version of the game itself, a press release stresses a number of adjustments that are tailored for the console, including six new weapons, an adjusted UI, and an average match length of 15 minutes to make the game’s action frantic and fun.

Though the game is offering a number of bundle packs, the open beta is a free-to-play title otherwise. More information can be found here and a trailer for the game is embedded below.

Our Thoughts

Well! It’s pretty clear that in spite of all of the palaver that swirled around Daybreak Games in this run-up to open beta, players on PS4 were more than eager to get their hands on the title. Here’s hoping continued problems are swiftly addressed and fans of this sub-genre enjoy themselves.

Sources: press release, H1Z1 subreddit via Twitter

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