H1Z1: King of the Kill is a fast-paced shooter in which players compete in large-scale chaotic PvP spectacles of skill, wit and a little luck, where everyone must fight to the death to stand alone at the top of the podium.
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Mixed (66,961 reviews) - 62% of the 66,961 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 17, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“H1Z1: King of the Kill has always been developed under the principal of creating a game side-by-side with our players, and we’ve used Early Access as an opportunity to grow our relationship with our community. We will continue to use player feedback to plot the course for King of the Kill and to make it as good as we all know it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to be sure everything is working as intended with our players, prior to an official launch. When we launch out of Early Access, King of the Kill will achieve the quality targets we are putting in front of us -- a game that is competitive, enjoyable, fair, and as fun to watch as it is to play. Once these targets are met, we will launch out of Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Throughout Early Access, we have made essential updates to the game including improvements to combat and vehicles, general game polish, a new map, new UI, new scoring system, Twitch Integration, and more. The full version of King of the Kill will be a high-quality, highly-polished game; one that is well balanced, predictable, fair, and as fun to watch as it is to play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Millions of players have already jumped into H1Z1: King of the Kill and competed in large-scale, chaotic PvP spectacles of skill and wit. Millions have watched casual and competitive tournament games live-streamed. Players can expect to fight against each other in solo- or team-based matches or in rule-based Skirmishes. We are continuing to improve the game with updates, anti-cheat tech, and new features regularly as we work our way toward an official launch out of Early Access.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“H1Z1: King of the Kill is expected to see a price increase at launch. We’ve added – and will continue to add -- a lot of features and polish to the game over the course of Early Access to create a high-quality, competitive experience -- one that is enjoyable to watch and play. Development is never truly done, and players can expect continued game updates and bug fixes post-launch to further enhance and refine the gameplay experience.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Player feedback plays a major role in the development process of H1Z1: King of the Kill. Our players challenge us as developers to be that much better at delivering great game experiences, and we invite and encourage them to join the conversation on Twitter, Reddit, and the Steam forums.”
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Recent updates View all (81)

May 25

Hotfix 5/25

Expect to see a hotfix coming at around 2pm (Pacific) today. It's client-only, so now server downtime is required.

Changes include:

  • A change has been made to prevent situations where players could circumvent the region locking mechanism.

  • Fixed the bug where would occasionally cause a player’s region selection to randomly change on login.
Unrelated to this hotfix, but knowing you might be interested; after literally working all night, one of our engineers was able to identify what we believe is the root cause of the grenade/throwables crash. A fix has been checked-in on our internal environment. Our Dev/QA teams are planning to do a few playtests this afternoon to confirm that the crash is fixed. Barring any new issues arising, we might try and publish late tonight (after the NA Showdown) or early tomorrow morning. Again, we haven’t confirmed that its 100% fixed yet, but I wanted to share the status of the progress we’re making.

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May 24

Hotfix 5/24

A hotfix just went out and it contains the following changes:

  • Improvements to player movement that should reduce character warping in certain situations.

  • Fixed a bug that surfaced with skirmishes last weekend where match winners would occasionally receive “2nd Place” results.

  • Fixed a bug where some players were incorrectly disconnected for unfair gameplay.
Also, the feedback on framerates after the hotfix yesterday has been mostly positive. However, I do see that some are still reporting FPS drops in the more dense regions of the map and our engineers are continuing to troubleshoot those cases. If you have any sample clips with this happening to you, please respond with links if possible.

Thanks again for your help and make sure to tune into the Australian Showdown tonight! -- https://www.h1z1.com/king-of-the-kill/showdown

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About This Game

H1Z1: King of the Kill is a large-scale, fight-to-the-death shooter where every moment counts. Drop into the high-intensity, arena-style grudge match and activate your inner beast mode. Gear up fast, throw together a game plan, and we’ll see if you have what it takes to be the last man standing. Rack up a kill streak or just add to the chaos – this is a spectacle and only one can be King of the Kill. #TakeYourShot

Visit the King of the Kill website https://www.h1z1.com/king-of-the-kill/home for more info!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 280 series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: Intel i5 Quad Core or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 560 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
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