The H1Z1 patch arrives a day late, but you can now bash zombies to pieces in feminine style thanks to the addition of another gender.
The latest patch didn’t quite make the scheduled release day of Thursday, but it has landed now on the servers. Daybreak delayed the release to iron out some issues. Some of which may have centered around the Steam Marketplace, because that particular feature didn’t actually make it into this update. It’s also worth mentioning that there’s a server wipe for this large content update.
Daybreak released the following notice to explain:
“Steam Marketplace is being moved to our Quality of Life patch next week. We’re working with Steam to make sure all the bugs are ironed out. This is a bigger ticket item and requires multiple passes from us and Steam. It almost made it into this patch but unfortunately had to be moved.”
Despite the Marketplace omission there’s still plenty to get stuck into, and everyone has also received a special Daybreak Games in-game t-shirt. How nice.
Game Update 1/5
- You can now choose to be a female survivor in the H1Z1 core game and Battle Royale.
- All existing wearables and emotes work for both genders, including your account items. No matter what gender you choose, skinning an item or using an emote will work for both.
- If you wish to change gender, you will need to delete the character and recreate it.
- Known issues: There is currently limited voice for the female character. More will be coming soon.
- All H1Z1 players will receive a “Daybreak Games” in-game t-shirt. You must own H1Z1 prior to the server wipe.
- First Person Battle Royale is now available
- Offroader now has upgraded interior
- Green and Brown Camo beanies now have the correct texture
- You can no longer pick up items, open/close doors or search containers while restrained
- 380 rounds will now spawn in Battle Royale
- The recipe for yeast now gives 2 yeast instead of 10
- Handcuff keys are now visualized in game
- Added a new recipe for a metal wall that has a doorway inside of it. This can be used instead of a metal gate to gain access to your base.
- Biofuel and ethanol now do half the damage to structures that they used to.
- The recipe for ethanol now creates 1 ethanol instead of 5.
- Flashbangs are now in game, they will explode after 3 seconds of being thrown and will blind anyone within a 7 meter radius.
- “No placement” radius around bases has been increased. The owner of the base and people grouped with the owner are not affected.
- If the owner of a foundation does not log in for a set amount of time (currently testing it at 2 weeks), the foundation reverts to un-owned, and may be claimed by another player.
- If the owner of a foundation deletes his or her character, the base will be set to un-owned immediately. This will allow groups of friends to “hand off” management of their base to another player.
Test Server Issues Resolved
- You can now interact with everything in your inventory
- Night vision will turn on and off as intended
- Night vision goggles fit on the female model