Auto Royale gets a guided rocket launcher, a Duos version, and more!
Today's patch brings a brand new weapon just to Auto Royale - the guided rocket launcher (LG-IR)! We're also introducing a new Auto Royale Duos mode. The game will be coming down for an update at 8PM PT for an estimated 4 hours.
There was some logic behind the scenes that would allow players to get into games that were close to starting which caused numerous issues including those players parachuting in before others and then encountering bugs such as the inability to shoot or interact with objects in the world. This scenario should no longer occur and players will instead be put into the next available lobby.
Mouse cursor will no longer occasionally get stuck on screen after opening and closing UI elements such as the map.
Fixed a bug that caused Hosts' games per week allowance to not properly reset.
Black and Gray Jacket can now be skinned normally.
Auto Royale Updates (Duos)
As mentioned above, Auto Royale is now available as a Duos mode as well! Hop in with a friend (or stranger), decide who's driving, and get into the action.
Weapon damage and loot distribution have been rebalanced for only having one shooter per vehicle instead of three.
Weapons do more damage to other vehicles and loot crates.
Players can equip more than one heavy weapon (e.g. Crossbow, LMG).
Weapon pickups supply one weapon and half the ammo.
Auto Royale Updates (Duos and Fours)
Added a guided rocket launcher (LG-IR) that can be found in the Rare (Purple) and Ultra-Rare (Gold) pickups. Rockets can be guided while in flight by aiming down sights, firing the weapon, and then moving your reticle (stay ADS to continue guiding the rocket). Rockets do high explosive damage and cause disruptions similar to land mines. The weapon has a long reload time and spawns with just five rockets - use them wisely!
Removed numerous small objects from the world that vehicles could get stuck on or have a hard time navigating through. Also removed the sapling trees that would stop vehicles.
Skill jump pickups now appear with a Star icon (instead of a weapon or supply icon) and give both weapon and supply loot in a single pickup.
Decreased arming time of land mines from 2 seconds to 0.75 seconds.
Decreased crossbow damage by 15%.
Sniper rifle damage against players significantly increased (vehicle damage unchanged).
Headshots now 1-shot incapacitate.
Bodyshots now 2-shot incapacitate passengers leaning out of the vehicle and 3-shot incapacitate passengers inside the vehicle.
Helmets and body armor now provide less protection against sniper shots (but still offer a level of protection).
Added an Event Challenge through 10AM PT on Monday, March 26 - complete three games of Auto Royale and you'll receive the Red ARV skin!
When in Auto Royale Duos, using Ctrl + Number to switch seats will also use the corresponding item in your hotbar. While this isn't an issue for weapons, consumable items (such as oil slicks, landmines, and springs) will be used when doing this if they are on the corresponding spot.
Jeudi 15 mars 2018
Game Update - March 15
Skull Store retirement, Shotties & Snipers, animating the Participant AR, and more!
Live servers will be coming down at 8PM PT tonight for an update that includes Shotties & Snipers for the weekend, the retirement of some classic Skull Store items, the animated update to the 2018 Showdown Participant AR, and some additional fixes. The downtime should be approximately 3 hours - full patch notes below!
Retired the below items from the Skull Store
Brightened non-drivable vehicles and several warehouses in The Arena in order to help with visibility and target acquisition.
Players are no longer able to switch seats in Auto Royale until all teammates have loaded in. This prevents a few bugs that occurred as a result of this behavior.
Royalty icons are no longer incorrectly shown in the UI after playing ten games of Auto Royale.
North America no longer takes longer to load into Region Select than other regions.
Fixed several UI bugs in the spectate camera and versus panel for Hosted Games.
Added the Shotties & Snipers event for the weekend.
No longer auto-opening the Spawn Selection panel when entering the box. This should help resolve the stuck cursor issue.
2018 Showdown Participant AR Skin is now animated.
Jeudi 8 mars 2018
H1Z1 Is Now Free To Play
Drop in, gear up, and win together!
You asked, we heard you. Experience the game that put Battle Royale on the map and then redefined it with Auto Royale, for FREE. Yep, you read that right! Starting at approximately 10 AM PT, you can download H1Z1 for free!
Free to play isn’t the only thing to get hyped about. The H1Z1 Pro League just confirmed the 15 esports teams that will be participating in the inaugural season, the official venue location in Las Vegas, and its streaming partnership with Facebook. More info can be found here.
“We are very excited to announce that H1Z1 will be free to play starting today. Not only does this decision allow us to share our version of Battle Royale and Auto Royale with even more players, but it signifies the next step in making H1Z1 a must-watch esport. The Pro League is going to redefine esports when it kicks off in Las Vegas this April, and whether a person is an aspiring pro athlete or just wants to play with friends, we want everyone to have the chance to play the most competitive battle royale game.” -- Anthony Castoro, H1Z1 General Manager
To thank all of our loyal players who helped make awesome, game-changing decisions during our time in Early Access, we'll be rewarding everyone who already purchased the game with the “H1Z1 Appreciation Pack”, containing the following items:
H1Z1 is best played with friends, so if you already play, there has never been a better time to bring them in, especially as a group of four in Auto Royale! You’re also going to need a solid crew for Duos and Fives if you want to earn those Victory Crates. Reach out and let them know to download H1Z1 RIGHT NOW.
You'll also want to make sure you and your friends are following us on our social channels for the most up-to-the-minute information.
Purchase H1Z1 recently? Refunds will be provided by Steam in accordance with its refund policy. Please contact Steam customer service with any questions about refunds. If you have any further questions regarding your account, feel free to reach out to Daybreak Customer Support via help.h1z1.com, and we will work with you to make it right. Don’t forget to login and receive the Appreciation Pack mentioned above to obtain those items, crates, and skulls!