Patch Notes and Community-Requested Updates addressing Lobby populations, FFA Performance, and other changes
The Season 3 "Beyond Royale" Expansion was a mammoth undertaking, one that introduced a substantial amount of new content: two new game modes, a new ranking system and leaderboards, redesigned front-end UI, new lobbies, a weekly challenge system, daily rewards, 100 tier Battle Pass, and so much more. But as with every big game update, the first patch is just the beginning - with so much new content to tune, tweak, refine and update, we have a lot left to accomplish to get Season 3 exactly where we all want it to be.
Full patch notes for our first Season 3 hotfix below (immediate update - NO DOWNTIME REQUIRED):
Lobby Population issue for BR Solos, Duos, and Fives should now be addressed.
Optimized the new UI elements in FFA Deathmatch to improve performance.
Fixed two issues that were causing rare client crashes for some players.
Fixed a memory leak that was causing occasional login issues for some players.
We can't thank you enough for your continuing passion, commitment, and inspiration, and will continue investigating all of the issues you've flagged for us - including missing kill counts, leaderboard resets, in-game rank icons, and more. We'll have more to share in the coming days and weeks, both about quality of life fixes for Season 3 and upcoming content we're working on for Season 4 (and beyond). We're always listening, so never hesitate to reach out and share your thoughts on Twitter, Facebook or our official forums.
See everybody back in the Fort!
- The H1Z1 Development Team -
Jeudi 21 février 2019
Beyond Royale - Season 3 Guide
Answering your Frequently Asked Questions About Season 3 of H1Z1 on PS4!
PS4 servers will be coming offline on Thursday, February 21 during the below times in each region to support the Season 3 update:
NA: 8 AM PST EU: 11 PM GMT
Servers are scheduled to unlock after an anticipated 3-hour downtime.
Season 3 has arrived! FFA Deathmatch, Ranked Leaderboards, and an all-new 100 tier Battle Pass headline this massive update (the biggest update ever for H1Z1 on PS4!). With so much content to dive into, here are the answers to some of your frequently-asked questions about the new Season:
What is FFA Deathmatch?
FFA is an an epic free-for-all mode that weds the fast-paced gameplay of H1Z1's core battle royale modes with the unlimited respawn meta of traditional Deathmatch. Matches feature up to 50 players dropping into 1 of 3 minimaps with a rotating arsenal of weaponry each spawn. Matches end after the first player reaches 25 kills OR the 15-minute timer clocks at zero.
How do Ranked Leaderboards work?
Starting this Season, a new ranking system will allow you to dynamically track your stats and performance across every battle royale game mode: solos, duos, and fives (FFA Deathmatch will initially be unranked). Ranks will be categorized across 6 tiers (Bronze to Master), each with 3 subtiers, and individual match scores don't start counting towards your rank until after you play 5 full matches in that game mode. Keep an edge on the competition, though - deductions kick-in for poor placement once you achieve Platinum rank!
What other new content does Season 3 introduce?
Along with FFA, Season 3 introduces a second mode designed for players just starting their climb up the leaderboards: Training Grounds. The Training Grounds feature a shooting gallery for you to hone your marksmanship and master the range and recoil of each weapon and throwable in the game. Not a bad place for vets to warm up their trigger fingers either before jumping into the more competitive modes!
What options are available for the new Battle Pass?
The H1Z1 Season 3 Battle Pass is our biggest yet, with 100 tiers of all-new rewards to unlock (including a few brand new reward types)! Here are the different ways you can grab the Premium Battle Pass in-game:
Premium Battle Pass (1000 Crowns)
Premium Battle Pass PLUS 30 Tiers Unlocked (5500 Crowns 4400 Crowns - Save 20%!)
Premium Battle Pass PLUS ALL 100 Tiers Unlocked (16000 Crowns 9600 Crowns - Save 40%!)
New this season, you can also earn Crowns by leveling up your Battle Pass: unlocking the entire Premium Battle Pass will earn you 1290 Crowns, more than the 1000 Crown cost for Premium!
How long will Season 3 last?
Season 3 is scheduled to end on May 16, 2019.
How do I earn the new reward type, Master's Coins, and what can I spend them on?
Master's Coins are a new reward we've introduced for players after they unlock their entire Battle Pass. Once you unlock all 100 tiers, the Battle Pass medals you acquire for completing challenges will flip over to Master's Coins, which can be used on exclusive items in the Marketplace OR on Master's Crates, which offer cosmetics and other items unavailable anywhere else in-game (check out our feature article on the new Battle Pass for a look at a few of those sweet Master's Crate items!). Master's Coins can also be obtained by leveling up individual tiers in the Battle Pass, or in the bundles available for purchase from the PlayStation Store.
What are Daily Attendance Rewards, and how do I earn them?
Starting today, you can earn free rewards simply by logging in! Earn up to 50 days of skins, XP, and currency - including the new Viking Outfit - just for showing up!
Everyone who ever played a match of H1Z1 on PS4 before the start of Season 3 will also immediately earn the new Shadow Riot Shotgun as a free welcome back gift to kickoff the new season!
What items will be available from the PlayStation Store at the start of Season 3?
Two new bundles are available for purchase in the PlayStation store: The X-Con Pack ($14.99 / €14.99) and Escape Pack ($4.99 / €4.99). PS+ members can also download the Bandit Pack for free as part of their membership.