World War Z Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com World War Z RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network How to Change Classes in World War Z https://www.gameskinny.com/0bmf5/how-to-change-classes-in-world-war-z https://www.gameskinny.com/0bmf5/how-to-change-classes-in-world-war-z Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:21:49 -0400 Gavin Burtt

World War Z has a total of six character classes that you can play as. Each comes with its own weapons, equipment, and perks. It's worth trying them all out to find which best fits your playstyle, but how do you change classes to find out? 

Between Gunslinger, Exterminator, Fixer, Hellraiser, Medic, and Slasher, there's something for everyone, and in this guide, we'll show you how to swap between them.

How to Switch Your Class in World War Z

Zombies running through a ruined mall.

Classes can be changed between games, and there are no restrictions on the class each character can use. Switching from one character to another will not change anything technically, since characters will always default to the category selected in the class menu.

To access the menu, start a new game in co-op campaign; offline or online does not matter. You will be taken to the episodes level selection menu, and you will see the "Customize" tab to the right of the "Episodes" tab.

Cycle over to that tab using R1 on PlayStation, right bumper on Xbox, or your mouse on PC and find the "Class" option.

Select that, and you will be taken to the class menu, where all of the character categories will be listed. Set whichever one you'd like to try out and back out of the menu. Your selection will automatically be set as the default for all characters and will remain so until you switch it again.

All players have their own style, and World War Z's customization options certainly allow you to build your character around that. As you level up, each class will gain newer upgrades and abilities, so if you don't like a class your first time, consider giving it a change later when you're a higher level. It might grow on you. For more, consider checking out our other WWZ guides here!

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How to Farm Challenge Coins in World War Z https://www.gameskinny.com/9dacu/how-to-farm-challenge-coins-in-world-war-z https://www.gameskinny.com/9dacu/how-to-farm-challenge-coins-in-world-war-z Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:17:42 -0400 Gavin Burtt

If you're looking to purchase some weapon upgrades or cosmetics in World War Z, you're going to need some challenge coins. These coins can be unlocked through playing Challenge Mode, as well as by doing Extreme Mode runs. This guide will detail how to farm challenge coins using the latter.

Extreme Mode runs are more reliable and consistent, and with practice, will earn you challenge coins faster and faster.

How to Farm Challenge Coins in World War Z

Load up the third of the New York missions, Hell and High Water in Extreme Mode, the most difficult in World War Z.

Be sure to be offline and playing with bots, using a fixer character with the Night Owl and Knock Knock perks. You do not require any other players to do this method, and the bots will do a lot of the work for you.

Work your way through the first part of the mission silently, up to the first horde defense. Stay crouched and keep making headshots, so as to avoid alerting the zombies. If things go awry, drop a masking grenade and run. When you reach the first horde defense, rest up and heal. Scavenge the area and find as much equipment as you can.

Climb up on top of the train and set up a turret next to the button. On the ground level, closest to the turret, set up a voltage grid if you found one.

Set up any other defenses you can and press the button to start the horde. Fend off the zombies for a few minutes, until you're told to press the button a second time. Do so.

Immediately book it to the next area in. When you reach the second turn after dropping down into the sewers, be careful as there will likely be a creeper around the corner.

Continue on and press the button to respawn all your dead bots and find an ammo crate. If a horde spawns now, stay close to the crate and you should be able to make it through it. 

When you reach the museum, go through it stealthily like the first area. When you reach the safe room, press the next button, then pick up the equipment charge on the ground just after the gate. It will be against the fence, either in front of you or two the left, so make sure to grab it. When you come to the section with the mines, blow them up and run past the turrets; don't want your time hacking them.

After that, you will reach the last horde area. Scavenge the area for more equipment then head toward the winch. Set up the automatic turret next to the winch if you found one, some barbwire next to your turret, the voltage grid next to it as well, and a second turret nearby if possible. You want as much defense as you can muster up.

When you're ready, start the winch and stay near the voltage grid. Provide support to your bots, who will do most of the killing. Use your masking grenades if you need to, and keep an eye on the winch, as at two separate points in the fight, some zombies will spawn there.

Simply finish off the horde then get on the boat to earn yourself 1000 credits and 15 blue challenge coins.

Of course, if you find yourself getting sick of playing the same level over and over, you can also earn some challenge coins in World War Z's Challenge Mode, though the Extreme Mode challenge is certainly the place to start. Check out our other World War Z guides here on GameSkinny.

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World War Z Aftermath Review: Witness The War From A New Perspective https://www.gameskinny.com/4bdpg/world-war-z-aftermath-review-witness-the-war-from-a-new-perspective https://www.gameskinny.com/4bdpg/world-war-z-aftermath-review-witness-the-war-from-a-new-perspective Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:54:57 -0400 Mark Delaney

World War Z seemed like an odd project when it was announced years ago, and only after I finally got to play it did I learn to look past the strangeness of it being attached to a seemingly dormant franchise and appreciate it for the great zombie shooter it is.

Over two years later, the game has received several updates major and minor, paid and free, but arguably none have been as big as Aftermath, a new expansion offering new levels, new ways to play, and additional refinements.

While none of its new offerings feel revolutionary, it's also certainly true that any fan of World War Z or co-op horde shooters in general should consider unlocking the fun new content in this post-apocalyptic postscript.

World War Z Aftermath Review — Witness The War From A New Perspective


Perhaps the most frustrating part of World War Z Aftermath has been its rollout. Is it a full sequel? A standalone DLC? A repackaged original game? Even I had questions, and I tend to pay close attention to anything with the undead in it.

The answer is Aftermath is a new expansion for the 2019 game that can also include the full game for first-time buyers who need it. It comes alongside a free new-gen console update that all players can enjoy provided they have a PS5 or Series X|S.

As for paid content, the headliner is the new first-person mode. The feature can be toggled in the pause menu on an individual level, so if I want to play in the new perspective but you want to stick to the legacy view in third-person, we can both have it our way, which is really fantastic.

In my review time with Aftermath, I couldn't decide what I liked better. I tend to prefer third-person in games generally, and the game's original POV did help separate it from the countless other horde shooters as of late, which are almost always first-person games. First-person mode works well in World War Z, surprisingly so.

Running feels a bit heavy, but I think on purpose. It's of a piece with how it feels to move in third-person too. This is a game about scraping by, and even the more bombastic scenes require tight teamwork, not John Wicking the zeds with grace and flair. 

First-person mode can, of course, be applied retroactively to earlier levels, but Aftermath also adds two new campaigns — one in Italy for the first time, and one that returns to Russia but stars our foursome of heroes from Japan. Each brings with it three more levels, though neither level rewrites the rulebook of what a WWZ campaign has been to date. 

For the most part, levels all play out how you're used to if you've played World War Z before. The Game of the Year Edition's Jerusalem levels did a lot of interesting things with cooperative play, but neither Rome nor Kamchatka stray far from the path left by most previous levels.

One fun wrinkle is the attention paid to freezing temperatures in Russia, demanding players move swiftly from heater to heater or else slowly wither away in the cold. So there is some variation here at least.

The cadence of explore, hunker down, explore, hunker down, and so on is alive and well in Aftermath, though I've found that for dedicated players like myself, adding more levels into the quickplay matchmaking is a value in itself. 

Horde shooter fans are downright spoiled with options right now. We are right in between August's launch of Aliens Fireteam Elite and October's Back 4 Blood, with even more coming in the future. World War Z rejects its expected shelf life by continuing to add fun content to a base game that was already very good on day one over two years ago.

I'd not have predicted a game tied to a dormant license would be so memorable, and I certainly wouldn't have identified it as a game ripe for a strong post-launch roadmap.

The Aftermath content is now about the third or fourth time I've had to step back and appreciate this game for becoming much greater than most probably thought possible, including me.

World War Z Aftermath — The Bottom Line

Pros

  • First-person mode feels good and can be set by each individual player
  • New levels and characters bring even more variety to the growing game

Cons

  • Mission objectives don't defy what we've seen before in WWZ

If you've already enjoyed World War Z, the first-person mode alone is enough to merit another run. And if you're totally new to World War Z, then this all-inclusive new version is blatantly the best way to play the game that came out of nowhere to earn a place among genre greats.

[Note: Saber Interactive provided the copy of World War Z: Aftermath used for this review.]

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World War Z Bites Into Nintendo Switch This Fall https://www.gameskinny.com/kjozs/world-war-z-bites-into-nintendo-switch-this-fall https://www.gameskinny.com/kjozs/world-war-z-bites-into-nintendo-switch-this-fall Wed, 08 Sep 2021 19:12:23 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Zombie decimation simulator World War Z (loosely based on the film very loosely based on the book) has garnered a dedicated following since it was released in 2019 for every major system except Nintendo Switch. But that's changing as the Switch port is finally rushing out of the darkness. 

Developer Saber Interactive, which has worked on many other ports, including the Switch version of The Witcher 3, revealed that World War Z will latch onto Nintendo's platform starting November 2.

The game will be available both physically and digitally for $39.99, with a Deluxe Edition for available for $49.99. That version will come with a weapons and skin pack, as well. The base game will take up 6.7GBs.

Despite the Switch's hardware limitations, in comparison to the other platforms on which the game can be played, the reveal trailer seen below is certainly impressive. Even if the gameplay portions are tucked inside a Switch cutout.

For anyone that missed World War Z when it first launched, it's a co-op shooter based on the World War Z film (technically not the World War Z book). Players use guns, explosives, and any other means necessary to shred and explode hordes of zombies either solo or with three other compatriots. 

As with most any multiplayer game at this point, there are competitive modes available, as well, with World War Z's PvPvZ modes pitting players against each other and the undead. 

That's not all of the zombie-slaying action coming from the franchise this fall, however. World War Z: Aftermath introduces new locations, new weapons, a first-person mode, and more. It launches on September 21, but not on Switch.

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World War Z Adds New Difficulty Level With Free Six Skulls Update https://www.gameskinny.com/dm9ou/world-war-z-adds-new-difficulty-level-with-free-six-skulls-update https://www.gameskinny.com/dm9ou/world-war-z-adds-new-difficulty-level-with-free-six-skulls-update Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:49:45 -0400 Ty Arthur

Looking for a serious zombie-killing challenge this 4th of July weekend? World War Z is about to significantly increase its difficulty with the brand-new Six Skull update.

After swarming past the 1 million unit threshold, WWZ has been busy adding in new content, much like the Undead Sea patch released back in May.

Now in celebration of summer's arrival, the Six Skull update goes beyond the previous Insane level cap, as the free update offers an Extreme difficulty level to test your skills in this action co-op shooter.

Focus Home Interactive commented on the newly released patch:

This latest content pack introduces the new six-skull extreme difficulty setting for all chapters released so far. More than ever, these challenges demand careful resource conservation, a strategy to cover every corner and truly skilled trigger fingers, with unique rewards available for those brave enough to take them on.

Aside from the additional mode, the patch also features a series of balance tweaks and new weapon unlocks, including the wakizashi melee weapon and new sniper rifle variant, which are earned by beating levels in Extreme mode.

One of those balance tweaks includes a change to ammo crates, with limited ammo available depending on the difficulty level selected, while a fan-requested change arrives as AI bots will no longer explode barrels and mines by accidental shooting. You can read the full patch notes over here.

World War Z’s free Six Skulls update is available now on the PS4 and Xbox One editions, with the update set to arrive soon for the Epic Games Store PC version.

Want to get started with World War Z but aren't quite ready for Insane or Extreme modes yet? Check out our guide to the best campaign builds over here and give yourself an edge in the zombie killing mayhem.

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Here There Be Deals: Sales on Epic Games, Fanatical, Green Man Gaming Store Fronts https://www.gameskinny.com/8bjmu/here-there-be-deals-sales-on-epic-games-fanatical-green-man-gaming-store-fronts https://www.gameskinny.com/8bjmu/here-there-be-deals-sales-on-epic-games-fanatical-green-man-gaming-store-fronts Thu, 16 May 2019 15:42:33 -0400 GS_Staff

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While rumors abound of Steam's upcoming Summer Sale, which we know is coming sooner rather than later, other digital storefronts have some pretty epic deals going on now. 

From the Epic Games Store to Fanatical and Green Man Gaming, we highlight some of the better deals currently available. We also link straight to the sales for more deals if what you're looking for isn't here. 

What's more, some storefronts are offering flash deals. We won't include those here, but they're worth being aware of. Dates for individual sale end dates are also provided below. 

Prepare your wallets. 

Epic Games Store Epic Mega Sale

Dates: May 16 to June 13

The EGS might not have a ton of games yet, but it has some very good ones. Alongside offering up to 75% on a handful of titles, Epic is also offering $10 off every game $14.99 and up. Here are some of the better deals. 

  • Satisfactory: $19.95
  • Ashen: $19.99
  • Hades: $6.99
  • World War Z: $19.99
  • Subnautica: $7.49
  • Subnautica: Below Zero: $9.99
  • Metro: Last Light Redux: $4.99
  • Super Meat Boy: $4.99
  • My Time at Portia: $13.99
  • Slime Rancher: $4.99

You can see the entire sale by visiting the Epic Games Store

Fanatical Sale

Dates: May 14 to May 26

Fanatical is heavily discounting tons of PC games, some as much as 93%. In addition to those, the storefront is also holding a bunch of flash deals. There are also daily deals. 

To take full advantage of the sale, be sure to use the code "MAY10" at checkout. However, know that the code does not work for Star Deals or the following titles: 

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Rage 2

Now onto the deals. Note, some of these prices may fluctuate. Some titles are on sale for 10 days, while others are on sale for 24 hours, before changing to a different sale price. 

Curiously, some big-name games aren't discounted at all. As of this writing, there's no confirmation if they will eventually go on sale or not. You can find more deals on the Fanatical website

Green Man Gaming Birthday Sale

Dates: May 16 to May 26

As with Fanatical's sale, Green Man has a ton of flash sales going on. Additionally, the storefront also has daily deals. That means the prices listed below might fluctuate, but that doesn't mean you still can't grab them at a steal. 

Find even more deals on the Green Man Gaming website

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Again, it's worth noting that these aren't the only deals available on each storefront. From new games to old, there are literally hundreds of games heavily discounted across just these three storefronts. 

Be mindful, though, as Steam's Summer sale is just around the corner. 

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: More PS5 News, MK11, World War Z, and Minecraft https://www.gameskinny.com/hbq0u/gameskinny-weekend-download-more-ps5-news-mk11-world-war-z-and-minecraft https://www.gameskinny.com/hbq0u/gameskinny-weekend-download-more-ps5-news-mk11-world-war-z-and-minecraft Sat, 27 Apr 2019 10:50:56 -0400 GS_Staff

GameSkinny's Weekend Download is back to bring you the week that was here on the site.  

Here's most of everything we published this week in one easy to digest roundup. While we didn't cover everything, we did report on when the PlayStation 5 won't be releasing, all (new) things Persona 5S, more Magic: The Gathering, Mortal Kombat 11 (although our review is still pending), Dark Devotion, World War Z, and, of all things, Minecraft

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. It's the weekend. What else are you gonna' do? Play video games? 

News

  • Sony Talks PlayStation 5 Launch Date and More in Financial Report
    There's a while to wait yet for the PlayStation 5, but Sony suggests there will still be third party software in 2019 to keep the PS4 alive. Read more.
     
  • Apex Legends Twitch Viewership Dwindles, Top Streamer May Leave Game
    Apex Legends' falls to the number 10 spot on Twitch, and some point to Respawn's lack of attention to new content as the primary reason. Read more

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt and Tower Fixes Coming Soon
    NetherRealm Studios have confirmed that hotfixes are inbound for two of Mortal Kombat 11's game modes: Towers of Time and the Krypt. Read more

  • New Minecraft Update Introduces Village Changes, New Mob, and More
    The new Minecraft Village and Pillage update introduces a wide range of new features, quality of life improvements, and more cats, among other things. Read more

  • New Persona 5 The Royal Details, Screenshots, Western Release Date, and More
    Persona 5's new female character, Confidant, mechanics, human Morgana, and more came during the Persona Super Live concert. Read more

  • Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Announced for Switch and PS4
    Persona 5 S is a musou game pitting the Phantom Thieves against hordes of enemies to uncover the truth behind a series of mysterious events. Read more

  • Critical Mode to Finally Arrive In Free Kingdom Hearts 3 Update
    Kingdom Hearts 3 players will be able to start playing the game's most difficult mode after a new content update. Read more

  • Sony Hosts Big PlayStation Plus Sale — Over 200 Games Discounted
    Some of the best games on PlayStation are currently on sale for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Read more

  • Doraemon Story of Seasons Coming West to Switch and PC
    The Story of Seasons crossover with the classic manga series gets an official announcement trailer, along with some background information about plot and gameplay. Read more.
     
  • World War Z Swarms to 1 Million Units Sold in First Week, Updates on Horizon
    Despite average critical reviews, World War Z has infected 1 million players since launch. Read more.

  • BioWare Focused on Fixing Anthem Bugs, Delaying Roadmap Content
    Anthem's endgame content gets pushed back to an unspecified date, as BioWare outlines the dev team's focus for the next few months. Read more.  

  • Surviving Mars: Green Planet and Animal DLC Launching May 16
    Surviving Mars is getting a huge upgrade in Green Planet and Project Laika come May 16. Read more

  • SteelSeries Arctis Headset Line Comes to the Xbox with 9X
    SteelSeries announced the first Xbox One-specific headset to join its Arctis lineup. Read more

  • New RAD Biome and Starting Town Details Showcased
    The new images detail the action game's hub town and some of its more dangerous locations full of deadly mutant toxins. Read more

  • Snail Games' PixARK To Release This May
    Get your voxel-based survival gaming on when PixARK releases on all platforms in May. Read more

  • Action RPG Warlander Slashes Its Way to PS4 and XB1 This Year
    The upcoming ARPG for PS4 and XB1 will feature deep combat and customization, along with a dark storyline and sentient sword. Read more

  • Blizzard Announces BlizzCon 2019 Dates, New Ticket Option
    BlizzCon 2019 dates have been announced and ticket purchase days are close. Read more

  • WoW Classic Blog Post Details What Players Should Expect From Rewards
    When Blizzard releases new items in WoW Classic, they'll be the best possible versions of those items. Read more

  • Mario Kart Tour Beta Coming to Android Phones In May
    A Mario Kart Tour beta is coming to Android in May, ahead of a full release for Android and iOS later in the summer. Read more

Reviews

  • World War Z Review: Left 4 Dead Formula is Alive But Shambling
    Although zombie swarms are impressive in World War Z, and combat is fun at first, things quickly get a tad bit boring. Read more

  • Pathway Review — A Pulp Adventure Without The Feeling
    While Pathway has a lot of interesting ideas, none of them are executed in a way that makes them compelling. Chucklefish nails the setting of the pulp era but not the feeling. Read more

  • Dark Devotion Review: Death Lurks Within Every Pitch Black Pixel
    Get ready to die with another killer 2D souls-like that flips the script in several ways for a refreshing take on the genre. Read more

Culture

  • Artist Reimagines Demon's Souls as Game Boy Classic
    If Demon's Souls had released on the Game Boy decades ago, this is what it would have looked like. Read more

  • 10 Best Custom Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Builder Stages So Far
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's stage builder mode opens the doors to many varied designs. We've sorted through and picked out 10 of the best. Read more

  • Last Chance: Green Man Gaming's Spring Sale Enters Final Weekend
    Green Man Gaming's Spring Sale is entering its final weekend, and we've put together a list of some of the better games available for PC gamers. Read more

Guides

  • How to Get the Infinity Gauntlet in Roblox Egg Hunt 2019
    Assembling an infinity gauntlet always requires finding all the components first, so of course, you'll need to find five other Avengers eggs before completing the Scrambled In Time Roblox egg event! Read more

  • Days Gone Best Skills to Survive and Thrive
    There are 45 skills in Days Gone, and some of them are mandatory for the best experience. These are the ones you should get first. Read more

  • How to Unlock Characters in Pathway
    Want to get all of the characters in Pathway but not sure how? This guide will show you how to unlock them. Read more

  • Grim Dawn Best Builds Of 2019
    Not sure which mastery combo to pick for your next Grim Dawn playthrough? We show you three of the absolute best builds in the latest patch for tackling the Shattered Realm or the story campaign! Read more

  • Grim Dawn Ultimate Tainted Brain Matter Farming Guide
    Can't seem to find Tainted Brain Matter now matter where you look? We show you three different ways to reliably farm this rare Grim Dawn crafting component! Read more

  • What Is Illusion-Be-Gone in Grim Dawn?
    Several new items have been added to Grim Dawn with recent updates, including the Illusion-Be-Gone, which lets you change the appearance of weapons and armor. Read more

  • MtG: 11 Best War of the Spark Cards for Standard
    A new Liliana and Nicol Bolas are the two big stars of the War of the Spark set, but here are more solid choices for Standard in MtG. Read more

  • MtG: 11 Best War of the Spark Cards for Modern
    Looking to replace a few Modern staple cards in MtG? Then, check out this list of 11 most powerful cards from War of the Spark. Read more

  • Magic the Gathering: 11 Most Expensive War of the Spark Cards
    War of the Spark is the most valuable Standard MtG set, and here are 11 cards that have the highest price points on the market. Read more

  • How to Tame Foxes in Minecraft 1.14
    How to tame a fox and make it your best friend in Minecraft 1.14. Read more

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Stat Growth Guide
    A lovely little table to show you how your stats will grow as you level up. It even has some information on why you would want to know this. Read more

Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features. 

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World War Z Swarms to 1 Million Units Sold in First Week, Updates on Horizon https://www.gameskinny.com/fz6se/world-war-z-swarms-to-1-million-units-sold-in-first-week-updates-on-horizon https://www.gameskinny.com/fz6se/world-war-z-swarms-to-1-million-units-sold-in-first-week-updates-on-horizon Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:48:43 -0400 GS_Staff

Although critics have so far been divided on the recently-released World War Z game, fans have flocked to the title in droves. Just one week after launch, and World War Z has already sold 1 million units across all platforms, including PC, PS4, and Xbox One. 

Speaking of the milestone in a press release, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch said that the company was thankful for the reception fans have given World War Z. He added that the Epic Games Store played a role in the achievement. 

We are humbled and thrilled by the immense success so far of World War Z, especially on PC thanks to the tremendous support of the Epic Games Store.

Karch continued by telling us that World War Z is the company's fastest-selling game, and that the company expects even bigger milestones to be reached in the near future. 

We didn’t have week one numbers on the Master Chief Collection or Combat Evolved Anniversary but other than that, this is definitely our fastest selling game. It isn’t our bestselling one yet but we expect it will be by the end of the quarter.

In February, Saber Interactive confirmed that World War Z would join The Division 2 and Metro Exodus as Epic Games Store exclusives. While some gamers lamented the move as an increasing trend of developers leaving Steam behind, the exclusivity deal between Epic Games and Saber Interactive doesn't seem to have hurt the game's sales on PC. 

Attached to the sales announcement was mention of further updates to the co-op zombie shooter. While Karch wasn't terribly specific about what's to come for World War Z, he did say that future patches and updates would focus on "content" and "improvements" for both the game's PvE and PvEvP modes. 

Moving forward, we’ll continue to expand the game and its community with new improvements, stability updates, and bonus gameplay content, beginning very soon with a special new mission for the Tokyo episode.

In our review of World War Z, we said that while the game can be "quite entertaining with all its large-scale glory, good graphics, and abundance of classes", we also acknowledged that it could get repetitive because of its lack of content, among a few other small hiccups. 

World War Z is currently available for PC for $34.99 on the Epic Games Store. It is also available on the PS4 and Xbox One for $39.99. 

For those just playing the game, we have a handful of tips and tricks available over on our World War Z guides page, including which classes are best for PvE and PvEvP, and what builds are worth focusing on. 

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World War Z Review: Left 4 Dead Formula is Alive But Shambling https://www.gameskinny.com/parif/world-war-z-review-left-4-dead-formula-is-alive-but-shambling https://www.gameskinny.com/parif/world-war-z-review-left-4-dead-formula-is-alive-but-shambling Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:56:07 -0400 Serhii Patskan

If you've been following the development of World War Z, then you probably noticed, like many other gamers, just how similar the gameplay looked in comparison to Valve's own Left 4 Dead franchise. Its playerbase even coined the term "Left 4 Zed," reflecting the feelings of the community.

Of course, it's not a direct rip-off, but there are many things in the gameplay that just scream L4D. Fortunately, there are plenty of original ideas, too. In case you've played the Valve's zombie shooter sometime over the past several years and miss that same vibe, then World War Z should help you get that fresh but not-so-fresh nostalgia fix.

So let's take a closer look at this new cooperative survival game from Saber Interactive and see if there is more to it than just a fancy title.

Story and Setting

The main campaign in World War Z begins in one of the four global locations: Moscow, New York, Jerusalem, or Tokyo. You must survive the swarms of the undead zombies and complete the mission by moving from one designated point to another.

You carry several types of guns and pick up ammo on your way to the finale. In the process players must fight different kinds of zombies, most of which don't pose a real threat and are easy to kill. But they usually attack in huge numbers, so at times it can get really hard.

Besides your typical swarms you will encounter special zombies that will make your life difficult. Fortunately, you won't have to fight them alone as there are always teammates on your side. Players can help each other by communicating voice messages and exchange information on the locations of healing items, better weapons, and ammo.

By the way, you don't have to worry in case you have no friends to play in co-op mode. The game is ready to provide you with three AI players who will do their best according to the chosen difficulty level.

Probably the best part about these AI companions is that they will respond to damage like actual players asking for help. This will prompt you to look after them, provide them with healing items and such. So it is quite fun either you're playing alone or with real friends.

Roaming through the streets of the four big cities is really exciting, as the locations are quite realistic and the level design is excellent. For example, when playing in a snow-covered Moscow, you may at times feel like you're playing one of the Metro games, which is famous for its realistic depiction of the post-apocyliptic Russia. But other cities look just as cool and all have their own distinct features.

Gameplay Mechanics

PvE Co-Op Mode

The very first thing that sets apart World War Z from the rest of zombie shooters is the location of the camera. In this case it is fixed behind the character’s back, or simply in a third-person view, which allows you to be more aware of your surroundings.

Before launching a mission, you will need to select the character and its class. The character selection menu offers how your character looks in the game with no customization features. But when it comes to selecting your class, things can get rather complicated.

The cooperative and multiplayer modes have their own separate class selection menus, where each class has its own separate skill tree. The game offers six main classes in co-op.

Players can earn XP points by completing missions, and in this way they can unlock different levels of the given skill trees. Each class has 31 skills in co-op mode, among which 27 are regular and 4 are unique.

At the end of each mission players get both class and weapon XP points. In World War Z each class has its own special abilities that determine their starting weapons. You can then use the weapon experience points to unlock additional attachments in the corresponding menu, and thus improve your basic firearms.

Each player has a primary and secondary weapons, which can be found during the missions. Usually, they are much better weapons than the ones you start with, such as heavy assault rifles, advanced SMGs, and even a chainsaw.

Besides the personal weapons players have the chance to use stationary machine guns, mortars, automatic turrets, etc.

PvEvP Multiplayer Mode

In PvEvP mode or PvPvZ online multiplayer mode two teams of four players fight against both zombies and players.

There are 10 classes in this mode, where each class has 13 skills to level up. Instead of cooperative missions like in PvE mode, here you have access to several different multiplayer modes:

  • Scavenge Raid
  • Vaccine Hunt
  • Swarm Domination
  • King of the Hill
  • Swarm Deathmatch

In this mode players don't get to choose their weapons, and you simply choose your starter kit, and get to run with it all the way through.

Some players may not like this kind of approach, but it reduces the amount of time you have to put towards  on weapons and class customization since the multiplayer modes are a lot shorter.

Pros:

  • Swarms of zombies look impressive
  • Levels are very well designed
  • Huge pool of weapons and attachments
  • Left 4 Dead nostalgia fix

Cons:

  • Missions are repetitive
  • Gameplay, although fun, gets boring rather quickly
  • Some network bugs and lags

In the end you can expect World War Z to be quite entertaining with all its large-scale glory, good graphics, and abundance of classes. However, the game is rather limited in terms of gameplay variety, and the only really fun to play it is with your friends.

Currently, there are only four available missions and that's just not enough for a full-fledged game. Of course, you could try to complete all the missions at Insane level of difficulty, so that you would have an incentive to improve your class and weapons. But other than that it can get boring rather quickly.

In any case, if you have a bunch of friends who like to play online, then you can have short and fun gaming sessions in World War Z for sure. Just don't expect too much from this zombie shooter, and you will not be disappointed.

[Note: A copy of World War Z was provided by Saber Interactive for the purpose of this review.]

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: PUBG Banned Again (Again), PS5 News, New Star Wars, More https://www.gameskinny.com/o849k/gameskinny-weekend-download-pubg-banned-again-again-ps5-news-new-star-wars-more https://www.gameskinny.com/o849k/gameskinny-weekend-download-pubg-banned-again-again-ps5-news-new-star-wars-more Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:19:40 -0400 GS_Staff

It's the weekend again, and GameSkinny's Weekend Download is back. 

Here's most of everything we published this week in one easy to digest roundup, including news about Iraq banning PUBG and Fortnite, Sony unveiling PS5 info, the next Star Wars game from Respawn, and Assassin's Creed Unity being free until April 25. 

We also take a look at a new GameStop promotion that may make trade-ins finally worthwhile; how to be a badass in World War Z with a handful of nifty guides; and spend some time talking about new games, like Dragon Ball, Outward, God's Trigger, Katana Zero, and One Finger Death Punch 2

As usual, we've added links in case you find a headline that tickles your fancy and want to read more. We've also broken things down by category to make it easy to find what you're looking for. And finally, we've left out posts that are now meaningless because the event or sale has already ended. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy.  

News

  • Sony Details Next-Gen Hardware, Doesn't Call It PS5 (Yet)
    Sony's new system wasn't given a new name and isn't guaranteed to be the PS5 at launch, but it will have a solid state drive and backwards compatibility, among other things. Read more

  • Microsoft Announces Xbox One S All Digital Console
    The new digital-only Xbox One S comes with 3 pre-installed games and foregoes console saves in favor of cloud saves. Read more

  • Assassin's Creed Unity Free on PC to Raise Awareness for Notre Dame Fire
    PC players can download Assassin's Creed Unity for free from the Ubisoft store until April 25. Read more

  • New GameStop Promotion Allows Players to Return Games For Full Store Credit
    GameStop's new "Guaranteed to Love it" program offers players a 48-hour return window on new games — starting with Days Gone. Read more

  • Iraq Latest Country to Ban PUBG, Adds Fortnite
    The move comes shortly after Nepal banned PUBG, but despite a different governing body and country instituting the ban, the reasons remain ultimately the same. Read more

  • Tencent Will Distribute Nintendo Switch in China
    Nintendo is poised to break into the Chinese console market thanks in part to a partnership with Tencent. Read more

  • Sega Genesis Mini's Second List of Announced Games Is Fantastic
    The Sega Genesis Mini's got some Disney games announced, plus more surprises in it's 40-game total library. Read more

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launches on November 15 for PS4, XB1, and PC
    Jedi: Fallen Order is a narrative based game set in the Dark Times, and today's trailer and panel revealed a host of new deils about the story, characters, and gameplay. Read more

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fatallen Order Official Art Book Available for Pre-Order
    The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is companion art book for the upcoming game from Respawn Entertainment. It is currently available for pre-order. Read more

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Release Date Announced
    The Ultimate Alliance 3 release date is almost exactly a decade since the last game in the series and is the latest offering in a year full of Marvel media.
    Read more

  • Is Capcom Hinting at a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake?
    A series of tweets has fans wondering whether Capcom might be leading up to a RE3 Remake announcement soon.
    Read more

  • New Details, Screenshots of Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey VR Emerge
    Breath of the Wild's technical director opens up about the inspiration behind VR support, and the Mario Odyssey Twitter page tells how you can enjoy SMO's VR mini-games.
    Read more

  • Capcom Brings The Classic Arcade Experience Home With New Arcade Stick
    Play all your favorite old-school Capcom arcade games the right way in the comfort of your own home.
    Read more

  • Conan Exiles Gets Treasures of Turan DLC and New Season Pass
    Treasures of Turan brings a multitude of new items and gear to Conan Exiles, while the season pass gives players access to the three additional DLC packs expected to release this year.
    Read more

  • Population Zero Void, Technocrat, and Xenobiote Factions Detailed
    Enplex outlines Population Zero's character progression routes and what players can expect from the game's three initial factions.
    Read more

  • Kitana Busts Out The Blade Fans In The Latest Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer
    Kitana joins the ranks of Mortal Kombat 11 characters, and she is mad.
    Read more

  • Reggie Fils-Aime Steps Down Today as Doug Bowser Steps In as NOA President
    Doug Bowser steps in as Nintendop of America's new President today, with Reggie Fils-Aime starting his hard-earned retirement.
    Read more

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 Incoming With Stage Builder, Joker Details Revealed
    A surprise info dump from Nintendo unveiled Joker's fighting style and a range of other new tidbits for SSBM Ultimate's 3.0 update.
    Read more

  • Jump Force DLC's Final Lineup Announced, Includes All Might
    The My Hero Academia character will join others from Naruto, Bleach, and more when the DLC fighters make their way to Jump Force soon.
    Read more

  • Sanrio X Tetris Collaboration Announced, Games and Merchandise Planned
    The partnership will produce a new online game coming soon, along with the potential for a wide range of other licensed goods based on both brands. Read more

  • Mojang's Minecraft Movie Is Just A Few Years Away
    The Minecraft movie has a fixed release date. But fans are going to have to be patient.
    Read more

  • Changes Inbound for Elder Scrolls Online, Including Game World, PvP
    Elder Scrolls Online PVP updates and Cyrodil updates detailed in PTS notes for Elsweyr.
    Read more

Reviews

  • Outward Review: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
    Outward isn't revolutionary, but there's a lot to be said for the sense of achievement the game grants in both single and multiplayer. Read more

  • One Finger Death Punch 2 Review — Laser Focused Kung Fu
    One Finger Death Punch 2 is a deep, rhythmic fighting game that attempts to replicate the feel of classic kung fu movies. Read more

  • God's Trigger Review: Earn Your Way into Heaven with Ultraviolence
    Heaven's under new management. It takes a little while to come into its own, but 'God’s Trigger' is a decent weekend’s worth of splatterpunk entertainment. Read more

  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission Review: Its Own Anomaly
    Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission is split between a great card-based combat system and not-so-great everything else, but it's still fun for series fans. Read more

  • Katana ZERO Review: Modern Beauty
    If I have one complaint about Katana ZERO, it's that there's not already a sequel. Read more

Culture

  • Tales of an Interview with Unbound's Alien Pixel Studios
    We got the chance to speak with Unbound's designer, Sergiu Craitoiu, about the game's origins, inspiration, and the struggles and joys of being an indie developer. Read more

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Will Be The Best Star Wars Game In The EA Era
    Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reactions? All early signs, including Cal Kestis himself and the strong attention to detail, point to Respawn and EA finally giving Star Wars fans the game they want. Read more

  • Hands-On: Feeling the Burn With the Indie Roguelike Card Game ‘Deck of Ashes’
    Some people may write off Deck of Ashes as a quick cash grab, but as it turns out, it's got some tricks all its own. This new roguelike card game just hit Steam Early Access. Read more

  • Hades Brings a Narrative Change to a Monotonous Genre
    Roguelites are everywhere, but Supergiant Games' take on the genre is influenced by their narrative traditions, giving purpose to the endless loop that they tend to offer. Read more

  • The Nintendo Switch eShop Needs Some Sort of Review System
    There's no consumer-friendly reason for the Nintendo Switch eShop not to have some sort of review system. Read more

  • Etherborn Early Impressions: The Meditative Puzzle Game
    Altered Matter's Etherborn is a beautiful puzzle game that will make you work to solve it. Read more

  • Classic Galactic Conquest Could Revitalize EA's Modern Battlefront Series
    DICE's modern Battlefront series forewent the original titles' galactic conquest mode, a mistake that may have cost the modern titles their full potential. Read more

Guides

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Pre-Order Guide
    Looking to snag your copy of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? Look no further, because we've rounded up all the Jedi: Fallen Order pre-order and pre-order bonus information you need. Read more

  • World War Z Class Tier List PvE: Characters From Best to Worst
    Can't decide which PvE class to choose in World War Z? This class tier list will quickly outline the best possible character in the game and which players they're best suited for.
    Read more.

  • World War Z Class Tier List PvEvP: Characters From Best to Worst
    World War Z's PvEvP multiplayer mode has a total of 10 classes, but not all of them are equal. This list ranks the available classes from best to worst.
    Read more

  • Best Weapons for PvE and PvEvP in World War Z
    Be prepared for all types of combat in any mode with the help of this guide to World War Z's best weapons. 
    Read more

  • Best Character Builds for World War Z's Campaign Mode
    Character builds can greatly impact your time in World War Z. This guide shows you a few optimal builds and what skills you need.
    Read more

  • How to Make Gold in Elder Scrolls Online
    Gold is essential in the Elder Scrolls Online. This guide has a few tips to get you started quickly.
    Read more

  • How To Find Sea Urchins in My Time at Portia
    If you need a steady supply of spines for crafting and completing commissions, this guide shows you exactly where to go to harvest large numbers of sea urchins quickly.
    Read more

  • My Time at Portia: Helping the Color Blind Sanwa
    Not sure how to get the color blindness correcting glasses or who to give them to? We walk you through this quest from beginning to end to increase your relationship with the barber Sanwa! Read more

  • Kenshi's Best Base Locations Detailed
    Not sure where to start building your base so you are immediately killed by bandits or run out of resources? We show all the best starter locations!
    Read more

  • How to Find Your Risk of Rain 2 Save Location and Behold Loads of Stats
    RoR2's save location is pretty easy to find, and worth it for the look at your sweet stats.
    Read more. 

Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features. 

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Best Character Builds for World War Z's Campaign Mode https://www.gameskinny.com/l2pai/best-character-builds-for-world-war-zs-campaign-mode https://www.gameskinny.com/l2pai/best-character-builds-for-world-war-zs-campaign-mode Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:03:01 -0400 Jason Coles

World War Z is here. It is loud, it is proud, and it has so many zombies to shoot. In this game, the only thing that stands between the zombies and you is enough led to sink a ship.

The more you fight the stronger you get. In WWZ, that means leveling up and gaining skills. While the game's skill system seems a bit confusing at first, it actually allows you to streamline your character class however you want.

We've put together some example builds for you to try out, as well as some general tips and tricks on how progression works (which you can skip if you've already got a firm grasp on it). 

General Progression Tips

First things first. Each class has its own progression, so your best bet is to find one you like and stick with it for the time being. 

Looking at the skill tree, you can see that skills are broken into columns of three for the most part. You can have one skill from every column active at one time. So, if you want more than one skill from the same column, you'll have to make a hard decision. 

What's more, you can spend coins you earn through playing either on unlocking skills or upgrading your weapons. We recommend skill first, but hey, it's your life.

No matter which character you are playing as, you can still choose whichever class you want, so don't worry about that.

Right then, on with the builds. To see what campaign characters and classes we think are the best and worst, head to this list

World War Z Campaign Builds

Gunslinger 

For this build in particular, we are leaning into firing forever. Well, as long as you still have ammo.

The aim here is to almost entirely rely on your firearms and switch between weapons once the magazine is empty. To play to the Gunslinger's strengths, these are the skills we recommend. 

Skill Effect
Power Nap Unequipped weapon automatically reloads after 10 seconds
Front Line Supply Headshots with primary or secondary weapons
automatically restore 5% of rounds to the magazine
This is My Rifle Start with ARK-103 Assault Rifle
Wheatgrass Health increased by 25%
Gun Fanatic Draining primary and then secondary weapons' magazines automatically reloads primary weapon
Senjata Start with a Senjata PDW in your secondary weapon slot
Free Refill Restore 1% of primary weapon ammo for each
kill made with equipment
Executioner Killing 15 zombies in rapid succession gives
25% chance to refill one equipment charge
Annihilator Primary, secondary, and heavy weapons deal 15% more damage

Hellraiser 

If you love the smell of explosions in the morning, afternoon, and evening, then this is the class for you. We are going all in on C4 and Claymores with this build. These are the skills you want.

Skill Effect
Here Kitty C4 will attract zombies for 5 seconds after being planted
Welcome Mat Claymore kill 25% more targets, start with Claymores
Directed Blast You deal 100% more damage with all explosives
Wheatgrass Health increased by 25%
Third Hand Increase Claymore capacity to 4 and C4 capacity to 3
Senjata Claymore and C4 explosions will set the nearby area on fire
Scorched Earth Restore 1% of primary weapon ammo for each equipment kill
Thumper Start with a Thumper GL in your secondary weapon slot
Knock Knock Start with a Breaching Charge

Medic 

This is very much the class for you if you are the protective type. Your aim with this build is to be a proper support class, but to also stay healthy yourself. So, here are the skills you need.

Skill Effect
Triage Apply Medkits 50% faster
Pick Me Up Any teammate revived by you will gain a temporary health boost
Empathy Using the Stim Pistol on a teammate will
also apply 50% of its effect to you
Second Wind 25% chance to regain 25% health and keep going instead of becoming incapacitated (cooldown 60 seconds)
Good Karma Using Medkit on teammate will also apply 50% of its effect to you
Free Hugs 25% chance of using the Stim Pistol without depleting its charge
Fighting Fit Firearm damage increased by 25% when your whole
team have more than 50% health
Battle Surgeon Stim Pistol heals 10% of health in addition to the boost effect
Lobotomy Restore 2 rounds in magazine for each headshot made with SMG

 

Fixer

This is the supplier of the group and another excellent support class. You can drop off explosive ammo for yourself and your team, you best believe that this build leans into that. This is what you want. 

Skill Effect
Armory Using Supply Bag gives 15% chance to restore on equipment charge
Side Effects Masking Grenade gas is lethal to zombies.
Start with Masking Grenades
Give 'Em Hell Reviving a teammate grants explosive ammo for both of you
My Round I Increase carried ammo capacity for primary and secondary weapons by 10% for you and all teammates
One for the Road Max Masking Grenade capacity increased to 2
and Supply Bag capacity to 2
Under the Table Anyone entering Masking Grenade gas cloud
restores 20% of primary weapon ammo
Power Shot All semi-automatic rifles gain increased penetration
Shadow Walker Masking effect duration increased by 3 seconds
My Round II increase carried ammo capacity for heavy
weapons by 10% for all teammates

Slasher 

If you prefer to get close and personal with the horde of flesh-hungry zombies then have we got the class for you. In order to best utilize the Slasher's endurance, we are going all in on playing this game like it is Dynasty Warriors. Here is how to do it. 

Skill Effect
Crowd Control Push radius from melee attacks increased by 50%
Zeus Increase Stun Gun Range by 50% and target count to 20
Nimble Take 50% less damage while performing melee attacks
Wheatgrass Health increased by 25%
Cloak and Dagger Killing 10 zombies in rapid succession with a melee weapon grants a masking effect (cooldown 30 seconds)
Battle Cry Automatically stand up from being pinned after 5 seconds
Executioner II Perform 1 more melee strike before becoming tired.
Melee damage increased by 50%
Spare Batteries Max capacity for Stun Gun charges increased to 4
Flash Sale Using the Stun Gun restores 1% of your primary weapon's ammunition for every target you stun

Exterminator 

The Exterminator is great for crowd control. Where the other classes here are generally better at single target attacks or support, the Exterminator is great for attacking a group. Here is how best to lean into that strength.

Skill Effect
Hangover Molotovs burn 50% longer
Hangover Movement speed penalty when zombies are
very close reduced by 100%
Dragonhide Fire resistance increased by 90%
Wheatgrass Health increased by 25%
Fire Trap Claymore explosions set fire to the surrounding area.
Start with Claymore
Cloak and Dagger Killing 15 zombies in rapid succession grants
masking effect for 3 seconds
Broad Shoulders Heavy weapon ammo capacity increased by 25%
Party at My Place Maximum Molotov capacity increased to
3 and Claymore capacity to 4
Know-How Molotovs and Claymores can kill 25% more targets


There you have it. One build for each of the classes you can choose in World War Z's Campaign mode.

Keep in mind that these aren't the only builds you can choose in the game, the skills are hugely varied, and it is a lot of fun to mess around with them as a result. For more tips and lists for this zombie slaughterfest, head over to our World War Z guides page. page. 

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World War Z Class Tier List PvEvP: Characters From Best to Worst https://www.gameskinny.com/zu7ov/world-war-z-class-tier-list-pvevp-characters-from-best-to-worst https://www.gameskinny.com/zu7ov/world-war-z-class-tier-list-pvevp-characters-from-best-to-worst Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:37:20 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The multiplayer component of World War Z offers something that not too many games have been able to execute properly: the fusing of PvE and PvP in one game mode.

Obviously, such a mode requires a totally different set of skills than a traditional PvE or PvP mode; that's one reason why players get to level up 10 new classes within the PvEvP multiplayer mode, each with their own distinctive skill trees.

Each skill tree consists of 13 unlockable skills, but not all classes are equally effective in the PvEvP mode. If you want to know which classes are the best and which ones lack zombie-killing power, then check our tier list for a mostly-definitive ranking of all multiplayer classes in World War Z.

Class: Assassin

  • Starter kit: Stun Gun, Advanced SMG, Pistol, and Assault Shotgun

The Assassin class gets two of the best weapons available in the game. At Level 1, the class gets both the Keris V10, an SMG with the highest rate of fire in the game, and the Taiga-12, the most powerful semi-automatic shotgun in the game, which comes with a maxed out penetration stat.

At Level 5, you will be able to unlock the upgraded SMG, which becomes even more powerful with its attachments.

Assassin is definitely the best pick for PvEvP, especially if you want to start the game on strong footing.

Class: Shadow

  • Starter kit: Gas Grenade, SMG, Combat Shotgun, and Rocket Launcher

Shadow is the only multiplayer class in World War Z, except Striker, that gets to carry an RPG in its heavy weapon slot. While not very effective in PvE, the rocket launcher becomes increasingly more effective in PvEvP.

At Level 6, Shadow players can unlock a new weapon, an XTAR-95 Bullpup Rifle, which comes with a fully upgraded max penetration stat.

At Level 8, if you manage to kill 10 zombies at once, you will get a 10% damage boost to your heavy weapon and a 30% bonus to reload time.

Shadow is an excellent choice if you enjoy playing with really powerful weapons.

Class: Trapper

  • Starter kit: Claymore, Scout Rifle, Shotgun, and Grenade Launcher

The Trapper's weapon roster may not look terribly exciting, but this class' skill tree is what makes it one of the best in World War Z's PvEvP mode.

At Level 4, you will get a 30% bonus to your reload time on all weapons, which is really important if you don't have extended magazine attachments.

At Level 6, a new weapon will appear in your slot, an ARK-103 Assault Rifle, which isn't the best AR in the game, but a very solid addition to Trapper's default scout rifle.

But most importantly, at Level 10, you will unlock the Sleight of Hand ability, which will allow you to switch between weapons 50% faster.

If you like fast moving and prefer a fast-shooting playstyle, then Trapper is the best pick.

Class: Striker

  • Starter kit: Stim Pistol, Bullpup Rifle, Pistol, and Rocket Launcher

Striker is a unique class that combines medic with a relentless mercer.

Just as with the Shadow class, you get a rocket launcher, and an XTAR-95 Bullpup Rifle, which gets upgraded at Level 5.

At Level 6, you will get an Advanced SMG Keris V10, the fastest shooting weapon in the game.

Choose Striker if you want to both effectively heal your teammates and kill your enemies.

Class: Warfighter

  • Starter kit: Frag Grenade, Assault Carbine, Pistol, and Machine gun

Just like the name implies, Warfighter is a killing machine. In addition to the class' explosive weapon arsenal, which includes grenades and a heavy machine gun, Warfighter can unlock the Deadeye ability at Level 7, which reduces the recoil on all weapons.

This class also shares some of the Trapper's skills that reduce reload and weapon switch time.

This means that Warfighter is a great alternative to Trapper if you prefer grenades over claymores.

Class: Specialist

  • Starter kit: Frag Grenade, Battle Rifle, Shotgun, and Payload Rifle

Think of the Specialist as a fusion of Warfighter and Shadow. This class gets to play with a lot of grenades. The class also has the ability to increase the damage of all weapons after killing 10 or more zombies at once.

If you manage to unlock all levels for this class, you will be rewarded with a Taiga-12 Assault Shotgun, a great addition to this class' weapon roster.

Class: Phantom

  • Starter kit: Claymore, Sniper Rifle, Senjata, and Payload Rifle

The Phantom is basically a sniper that can also plant claymores and lure enemies. Of course, sniping is priority number one with this class, which is improved at Level 5, when you unlock upgrades for your sniper rifle.

One of the most interesting abilities can be unlocked at Level 12, which increases your reload speed by 50% when your health is below 25%, which is a great bonus since snipers tend to operate as lone wolves. 

Class: Survivor

  • Starter kit: Molotov, Shotgun, Revolver, and Assault Shotgun

The Survivor has the same skill set as the Specialist, but instead of grenades, this class uses Molotov cocktails.

Molotovs are arguably better in PvE; in PvP, the slow burn damage isn't that effective, and enemies can quickly remove this annoying status effect.

That is the main reason why Survivor is lower on this lise for multiplayer mode.

Class: Support

  • Starter kit: Supply Bag, Assault Rifle, Senjata, and Machinegun

Support class plays a far more important role in PvE mode than in PvEvP since the missions there take much longer, and the need to use the supply bag is more accentuated.

But in PvEvP mode, games are shorter, and the Support class just doesn't play much of a role here. 

Class: Demolisher

  • Starter kit: C4, Shotgun, Pistol, and Grenade Launcher

The Demolisher class is not only useless in PvEvP, but it can actually be harmful to the team, since the waves from C4 explosions can damage your teammates.

Many areas in PvEvP are quite compact and playing around with C4 is a recipe for a disaster.

For more World War Z guides, tips, and tricks, see the list below:

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Best Weapons for PvE and PvEvP in World War Z https://www.gameskinny.com/yyjt5/best-weapons-for-pve-and-pvevp-in-world-war-z https://www.gameskinny.com/yyjt5/best-weapons-for-pve-and-pvevp-in-world-war-z Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:05:27 -0400 Serhii Patskan

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Lastly, here's the best possible weapon for players who like to play as Slasher, or those who simply enjoy melee combat more than anything in World War Z.

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The chainsaw is the perfect weapon against a horde of crazed zombies, who will get easily shredded by this noisy monster.

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Just remember that it has limited gasoline capacity, which equals 80 seconds of active time. So use it sparingly!

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Which weapons and guns do you like most? Be sure to head over to our World War Z guides page for more tips, tricks, and lists for the latest zombi-killing game. 

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Don't let the name of this weapon fool you, as it is simply an improved version of the famous AKM assault rifle.

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It has all the advantages and disadvantages of a typical AKM, unless you decide to invest a few coins into its attachments.

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Just like Pac-15 this weapon can be accessed through a skill tree of the Gunslinger and Exterminator.

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Pac-15 Sporting Carbine

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Unlike all of the previous weapons on this list, which you can only find in the game world, this sporting carbine can be accessed through your character's skill tree, specifically the Gunslinger and Fixer.

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Once again, this weapon's main stat is max penetration, which guarantees total devastation of an entire horde of zombies.

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HW416 Assault Carbine

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  • Handling: 80
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  • Fire Rate: 75
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This carbine is a mix between an assault rifle and an SMG. It's got a decent fire rate and the right amount of power to make the best of both worlds.

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But the best part about HW416 is its reload time, which is faster than you would usually expect from a weapon of this type.

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This means that you don't have to increase magazine capacity to achieve the same effect. You can use your coins for better attachments, like a grip or a scope.

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HAMR-17 Battle Rifle

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  • Fire Rate: 40
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  • Max Penetration: 100
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  • Magazine: 25
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The only difference between the XTAR-95 and the HAMR-17 is the power rate of each rifle. This battle rifle is just a tad weaker in that regard. But if you can't find the XTAR-95, then this battle rifle will do the job just fine.

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You can improve this weapon with various attachments like scope and vertical grip for even better accuracy and handling.

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XTAR-95 Bullpup Rifle

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The XTAR-95 is special because of its fully upgraded max penetration stat. This means that when a group or horde of zombies is running toward you, your bullets will be able to pass through all of the undead standing in the way.

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That's made even more devastating because of the XTAR's accuracy, which is also surprisingly high. That means you can use the rifle with great efficiency in automatic mode.

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Keris V10 Advanced SMG

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If damage is not what you're looking for and you care more about dealing with as many zombies as possible in the most efficient way, then you probably need a weapon that has a very high fire rate.

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Enter the Keris V10. This submachine gun is exactly that kind of weapon. It's not terribly accurate, especially in automatic mode, but if you're fighting against a couple of dozen zombies, then accuracy is the least of your worries. 

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With a 90 fire-rate rating, the highest on this list, the Keris V-10 can mow down the undead in scores. 

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Taiga-12 Assault Shotgun

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The Taiga-12 shotgun is a heavy weapon, which means that it has pretty strong recoil. Consequently, you'll want to upgrade the Taiga-12 with a vertical grip as soon as you have the chance. 

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Other than that small upgrade cost, there is probably no better assault weapon in World War Z. This shotgun's damage output is extremely high, and it can be effectively used against both single targets and swarms using its semi-automatic fire mode.

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Repeater X Crossbow

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If you can find the Repeater X crossbow in World War Z, then consider yourself lucky. 

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The Repeater is very accurate, and the bolts explode with a slight delay after hitting their targets. The range on this weapon is also very generous, so you don't have to be close to zombies to kill them efficiently, giving you room to plan your escape or set up your defenses. 

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To make the most of the Repeater, use it on a swarm. Explosions from its explosive bolts will deal splash damage to nearby zombies. This will save you ammo in the long run. 

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There are two kinds of weapons in World War Z: normal weapons and top-tier weapons. You get normal weapons through skill trees, although some can only be obtained with certain classes. You get top-tier weapons in the four world zones. 

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The latter category includes some of the most overpowered assault rifles, shotguns, SMGs, and guns available in the game. In this guide, we'll look at the best weapons from both of these categories.

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Most of these weapons can be equally effective in PvE and PvEvP game modes. Using or finding just one of them can turn the tide in either mode. 

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World War Z Class Tier List PvE: Characters From Best to Worst https://www.gameskinny.com/c57jn/world-war-z-class-tier-list-pve-characters-from-best-to-worst https://www.gameskinny.com/c57jn/world-war-z-class-tier-list-pve-characters-from-best-to-worst Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:15:44 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Announced in 2018, World War Z is finally out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A co-operative zombie survival game in the vein of Left 4 Dead, World War Z has a handful of classes to choose from when mercing the undead in PvE. 

Currently, there are six character classes, each with 30 unique skills to unlock. Consequently, it's definitely better to focus on one class and master it perfectly before trying out the others.

However, if you want to know which classes are the best and worst, or which class might be a good one to try out, read on. 

Class: Gunslinger

  • Starter kit: Frag Grenade and SMG

Killing hordes of zombies is hard work, and there is no better candidate for that kind of job than the Gunslinger class.

Starting at Level 7, you can unlock an array of excellent weapons, such as MAGS machine gun, sporting carbine PAC-15, ARK-103 assault rifle, and a number of pistols for use as your secondary weapons.

Other Gunslinger perks are primarily focused on increasing damage and your health pool as well as generating free ammo. For example, at Level 5, each headshot will generate 5% of your ammo for free, and at Level 12, your health will be increased by 25%.

This means that Gunslinger does not only provide solid DPS, but the class can also sustain itself without the help of a Medic or a Fixer.

Class: Fixer

  • Starter kit: Supply Bag and Scout Rifle

The Fixer is a must-have character for any team. This class is capable of supporting the team in a variety of ways.

At Level 3, the class' revive speed will increase by 50%, and at Level 6, the firearm damage will increase by 50% when reviving a character. Both of these upgrades are essential for most gameplans.

In the course of a game, your teammates can make use of your supply bag to restore ammunition, along with a hefty number of bonuses. For example, at Level 17 your teammates will get 20% bonus ammo when refilling with the help of your supply bag.

The Fixer also makes grenades more efficient, including both gas and explosive types.

Class: Hellraiser

  • Starter kit: C4, Shotgun, and Hailstorm MGL

The Hellraiser class is explosive in every sense of the word. C4 is a dangerous toy, but it can roast an entire group of zombies with great efficiency.

At Level 8, Hellraiser unlocks the Direct Blast perk, which increases all explosive damage by 100%. But be careful as explosive splash damage can also hit you and your teammates.

Another excellent perk is unlocked at Level 19, Third Hand, which fully reloads your primary weapon if you manage to kill 15 zombies at once. This perk stacks well with the explosive power of C4.

However, Hellraiser is not the only class that can deal with huge numbers of zombies at once.

Class: Exterminator

  • Starter kit: Molotov and Shotgun

The Exterminator class is really fun to play, even if it mostly relies on fire damage from Molotov cocktails.

Exterminator is very similar in approach to Hellraiser, so it's a great alternative if you prefer to watch zombies burn slowly rather than explode into giblets. The good thing, for now, is that the damage output is basically the same between the two classes, so you don't have to worry about sacrificing one for the other in that respect.

Most of the early perks for this class focus on increasing the Molotov damage. However, you can eventually unlock better weapons, including Taiga-12 assault shotgun and ARK-103 assault rifle.

If you like to alternate between explosives and firearms, then this is the class for you.

Class: Medic

  • Starter kit: Stim Pistol, SMG, and Medkit

The best part about being a Medic in World War Z is that you can not only revive and heal your teammates, but you can also use your Stim Pistol to grant them bonus health points, although only temporarily.

Obviously, most of the Medic class' perks are designed to increase the healing effects of your medkits. But later on, your healing activity will also grant your weapons increased damage, which is really cool.

Unfortunately, all of the class' best perks come in the late game, making this a slow and steady class best suited for patient support players

Class: Slasher

  • Starter kit: Stun Gun and SMG

The Slasher may sound like a fine character on paper, but the truth is that it's not a very good choice in World War Z. That is unless you like to die a lot.

This class focuses on melee damage, which requires you to be in up in zombies' faces. Since the game is built around swarm attacks, getting overrun by a horde is too easy when playing as Slasher.

Of course, you can unlock the TMP5 SMG, but since all of the Slasher's class perks mainly boost melee damage, there is really no point in wielding a firearm.

At the end of the day, it's simply better to choose any other class that actually benefits from firearms, such as the Gunslinger.

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In a game like World War Z, it's all about finding the right class and being comfortable. Which character class is your favorite? For more tips and tricks, be sure to head over to our World War Z guides page

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World War Z Gets New Gameplay Trailer, Now Available for Preorder https://www.gameskinny.com/ddhs7/world-war-z-gets-new-gameplay-trailer-now-available-for-preorder https://www.gameskinny.com/ddhs7/world-war-z-gets-new-gameplay-trailer-now-available-for-preorder Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:09:40 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Set to P.O.D.'s bombastic classic, "Boom," World War Z's latest trailer takes its best shot at showing players what they can expect from the title's explosive gameplay. 

While developer Saber Interactive has released a handful of trailers for World War Z before, none have been as action-packed as "Zombies Are Coming." From exploding zombie heads to the high-flying undead, the game's latest trailer shows both the overwhelming odds players will face in the game as well as the overwhelming firepower they will use to blow zombies up into tiny giblets. 

Alongside the new gameplay trailer, the developer also announced that preorders for World War Z have gone live for PC, PlayStation4, and Xbox One. Preorders for PC are exclusive to the Epic Games store, while those for the PS4 and Xbox One are available through traditional storefronts and vendors. 

Adding a further wrinkle to the game's PC release, Saber Interactive's CEO, Matthew Karch, recently revealed on Twitter that, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will retail for $39.99, the PC version will retail for $34.99. Karch directly referenced Epic's revenue split as the primary reason Saber will be able to provide the discount through the digital storefront. 

Because of the savings Saber is able to "pass along" to gamers, the $5 price drop will be permanent on PC. Karch continued by saying that "any players who have already purchased the game for $39.99 [on the Epic Games store] will get the $5 refunded back to them." 

Set to release on April 16, World War Z is based on a movie of the same name, which was, in turn, based on a book. However, the game is not a 100% faithful adaptation; it will feature locations from the movie, but it will not feature characters or direct plot points from the film. 

Instead of following a United Nations employ as he tries to save himself and his family from the zombie apocalypse, players will instead form teams, of up to four players, in a Left-4-Dead-style action shooter. Although World War Z will feature a campaign and co-op multiplayer, it will also feature a PvPvE mode where teams of players fight both each other and the zombie horde. 

More about World War Z, its modes, and its six classes can be found on the game's official website. Karch's statement on the PC release can be found on Twitter.

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World War Z Gets Release Date, PC Version Will be Exclusive to Epic Games Store https://www.gameskinny.com/udyao/world-war-z-gets-release-date-pc-version-will-be-exclusive-to-epic-games-store https://www.gameskinny.com/udyao/world-war-z-gets-release-date-pc-version-will-be-exclusive-to-epic-games-store Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:54:35 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Although Paramount Pictures might have unceremoniously killed the cinematic sequel to 2013's World War Z, the eponymous co-op third-person shooter based on the property is alive and well. 

Coming after a spate of recent announcements highlighting the World War Z's classes and PvPvE game modes, Saber Interactive revealed today that zombie-infested title will release on April 16 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One for $39.99. 

Tacked on to the announcement was confirmation that the PC version would follow in the footsteps of both The Division 2 and Metro Exodus by leaving Steam behind. Indeed, World War Z on PC will be an Epic Games Store exclusive at launch. 

For those following the game closely, the revelation might not be much of a surprise. In late 2018, multiple reports surfaced that Saber Interactive had removed the Steam logo from World War Z's product page. Although the game's official Twitter account confirmed it would be featured on the Epic Games Store, it was not clear at the time that Saber would not be working with Valve to bring the title to the Steam platform. 

As of this writing, it is unclear if World War Z will ever find its way to the house of Valve. 

Since its reveal, World War Z has drawn numerous comparisons to the Left 4 Dead franchise. While it might appear similar on the surface, Saber's foray into the zombie genre looks to differentiate itself from Valve's IP, namely by featuring a PvPvE mode where players not only contend with another team of four but also the frenetic undead

For those more interested in working together to test their mettle against zillions of ravenous zombies, World War Z also features a campaign spread across a set of survivor stories that take inspiration from scenes found in the 2013 film. Confirmed locations include New York, Jerusalem, and Moscow, the latter of which was part of the film's original ending before later being cut. 

Additionally, the game features 12 characters and six classes from which players can choose. Classes include the Gunslinger, Hellraiser, Slasher, Medic, Fixer, and Exterminator. Each of these has unique abilities and is capable of "customizing powerful weapons to survive higher difficulty challenges," according to the game's official website

Although it remains to be seen if the game can emerge from the still-looming shadows of Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, Saber promises "a nail-biting action experience" with World War Z

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The Most Anticipated New Horror Games of 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/x125y/the-most-anticipated-new-horror-games-of-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/x125y/the-most-anticipated-new-horror-games-of-2019 Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:00:01 -0500 Nick Congleton

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The Last of Us Part 2

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This one deserves a bit of a disclaimer to start. The Last of Us Part 2 doesn't have an official confirmed release date yet (although it's rumored for March 29. 2019).

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However, there's not too much in the way of specifics for The Last of Us Part 2 yet. It clearly follows Ellie, now a few years older, as she seemingly transitions from a mostly peaceful life to one of turmoil and danger once more. Being the sequel to The Last of Us, the hype for this one can't be overstated.

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It's pretty obvious why 2019 is looking like a great year for horror fans with games like this lined up for release. Stay tuned for more updates on the titles listed here and much more in the coming months.

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Hide or Die

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Hide or Die is another innovated co-operative multiplayer horror game. Set in a dark and atmospheric world that's procedurally generated each time you play, Hide or Die sets you and 14 friends on a mission to survive, or give in to the darkness and become the enemy.

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Unlike many other asymmetric multiplayer horror games, Hide or Die has created its own unique rules for character progression, advancement between levels, and survival. It also has interesting mechanics like light towers, that give survivors a reprieve from the encroaching darkness.

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This indie title seems like one of the most innovative in a gameplay style that's just getting on its feet.

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Metro: Exodus

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There's some debate on whether the Metro series qualifies as horror. It seems like exploring a world of dimly lit tunnels and vicious nuclear mutants would be pretty terrifying, so for this article, it definitely counts.

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Metro: Exodus follows the same story of the first two installments in the series. This time, you'll be venturing out of the tunnel system and into the wastelands of the open world. That means you'll encounter new threats, both from different and dangerous groups of humans and horribly mutated monstrosities. Metro: Exodus looks like it's set to live up to everything fans of the series love.

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Someday You'll Return

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Someday You'll Return is a psychological horror game that puts you in the shoes of a father who's daughter has run away under strange circumstances. She's disappeared into an ancient forest, the exact forest that you've sworn never to return to.

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The game combines real survival elements with the unsettling and horrific, as you search the woods for your lost daughter. The more you uncover, the more you're bound to learn that none of this is really a coincidence. The striking visual and unique game systems make this one of the more promising releases of 2019.

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Man of Medan

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Man of Medan is the first installment in the Dark Pictures Anthology from Supermassive Games. It's more of a narrative game, beginning with a group of four young Americans looking for a lost WWII shipwreck in the South Pacific. Before long, though, they find themselves trapped on a legendary ghost ship, delving into its nefarious past.

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Somewhat surprisingly, Man of Medan is loosely based on real-life mystery involving a ship known as the Ourang Medan, which translates to "Man of Medan." This one arrives for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 sometime in 2019.

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Dying Light 2

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Dying Light 2 is naturally a follow-up to 2015's Dying Light from Techland. There isn't a ton of information about the specifics of the game just yet but it will be out in 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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Dying Light 2 does take place in the same world as the first game, set further into the zombie apocalypse. As you explore the open world, you'll notice an advanced state of decay, both in your surroundings and society.

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World War Z

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The World War Z movie arrived a few years ago with mixed reception, but the upcoming game shares a name with the film, and that's about all. Okay, that's not entirely fair. The World War Z game is set in a similar world with zombies that behave in the same frantic way.

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The idea behind the World War Z game is a simple one; create a co-op survival game like Left 4 Dead but in the World War Z world. By all indicators, that's exactly what this one is.

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The Sinking City

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Who doesn't like a little Lovecraftian horror?

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The Sinking City puts you right into the Cthulhu mythos, trying to uncover the mysteries of the fictional town of Oakmont, Massachusetts, during the roaring twenties, which was also the height of Lovecraft's career.

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A flood is slowly drowning Oakmont, and you take on the role of a private investigator, there to look into the strange goings on in the town. Only, it's way weirder than you could have imagined. The open world gameplay allows you to get into the mindset of an investigator.

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Actually, that's how you progress, through conducting your own investigation, your way.

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Days Gone

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Days Gone is an open-world game that puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter trying to survive a landscape filled with marauders and vicious mutant "Freakers." While Freakers aren't technically zombies, they're a whole lot like them. Given, the developers did make a pretty big point of emphasizing that Freakers are alive, so think more "28 Days Later." Oh, and it's not just humans. There are some seriously frightening animal Freakers too.

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Days Gone is driven by its open and dynamic world. Everything is about options, and the sandbox gameplay lets you spend your time how you choose. If you find the idea of exploring a post-apocalyptic world interesting, this one is worth a look.

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Resident Evil 2

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If you're thinking about horror games in 2019, there's one title that comes immediately to mind. That's the fully remade and remastered Resident Evil 2. RE 2 is a classic of the genre; when the original debuted in 1998, it introduced millions of gamers to survival horror and changed video game storytelling.

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Resident Evil 2 follows a member of the Raccoon City police department, Leon Kennedy, and a college student, Claire Redfield, as they attempt to survive a devastating zombie outbreak. The remade game amps up the atmospheric horror to bring Raccoon City to terrifying life like never before. New technology also allows for camera angles and other improvements to make this classic potentially more horrifying than ever before.

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Horror might not be the most popular gaming genre, but it's responsible for some of the most well-loved games and series of all time. Horror games are exhilarating, placing the gamers in the shoes of a survivor struggling against all odds. They're also a unique opportunity for developers to experiment with gameplay and storytelling in ways other genres generally don't allow.

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2019 is looking like an exceptionally promising year for horror fans, with both favorite franchises and entirely new games making appearances within the year. Take a look at the most anticipated horror releases slated for 2019.

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11 Most Anticipated Survival Games of 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/vt0iy/11-most-anticipated-survival-games-of-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/vt0iy/11-most-anticipated-survival-games-of-2019 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:06:12 -0500 Serhii Patskan

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WiLD

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  • Developer: Wild Sheep Studio
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  • Platforms: PS4/PS5
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  • Release date: 2019/2020
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WiLD has been in development since 2014, and there are rumors that it will appear as a PS5 exclusive at the launch of the new Sony console. For now, it is unknown when exactly Sony will release their new toy.

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WiLD is probably one of the most ambitious survival games ever. The game will have an endless procedurally-generated open world, where players will take on a role of a pre-historic human, who tries to survive with the help of small and big wild animals, which can be controlled using special shamanic abilities.

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This sounds really cool, but it would be great if there was any indication of the release date. For now, you can join the development team at the official game's website.

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Let us know about your personal most anticipated survival game in the comments section below, and be sure to check other most anticipated games lists here at GameSkinny:

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Generation Zero

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  • Developer: Avalanche Studios
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  • Platforms: PC
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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Killing robots is really fun in Generation Zero -- an action-packed cooperative shooter for four players. The game starts with players arriving at a Swedish tourist attraction in the late 1980s, where there is no one left alive.

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Mysterious machines emerge from nowhere and start attacking every living being, including you and your friends. The game offers an unusual approach to story-telling and survival, where players will have to figure everything out on their own.

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The most interesting aspect of the game is that enemy machines retain all the damage dealt to them by the players. This creates an illusion of realism like no other game on the market right now.

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Pandemic Express

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  • Developer: TallBoys
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  • Platforms: PC
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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Here is an interesting take on a zombie survival cooperative shooter. Pandemic Express focuses mainly on trains as your means to escape from those pesky zombies.

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The gameplay footage looks fun, and shows bits of what players can expect from this quirky shooter. The gameplan involves players to catch the train that will help them leave the zombie-infested location.

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But there is one problem, apparently there are more zombies on the train that will keep attacking you. So by the look of it, surviving will be really hard in Pandemic Express.

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If you like what you've seen and read, then sign-up here for the upcoming alpha test.

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Vigor

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  • Developer: Bohemia Interactive
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  • Platforms: Xbox One
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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The creator of DayZ makes a comeback in the form of Vigor, an upcoming shoot'n'loot survival game that takes place in the post-apocalyptic Norway. The gameplay is designed for 8-16 players that will have to fight against each other for precious resources in order to build a shelter for themselves.

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Vigor will be a free-to-play game, which should attract not only fans of DayZ, but also the rest of the survival community. Too bad the game is exclusive to the Xbox One console, but since it is based on Unreal Engine it should appear at least on PC as well.

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Days Gone

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  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
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  • Platforms: PS4
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  • Release date: April 26, 2019
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Days Gone takes place a couple of years after the global pandemic that  destroyed half of the Earth's population. As a result a major part of the population turned into Freakers, which aren't exactly zombies. According to the game's lore, zombies are dead, while Freakers are still alive.

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Also, zombies are always evil, while some Freakers can be peaceful and even retain the ability to think logically. The main protagonist of the game is Deacon St. John, a former criminal and a mercenary.

The game takes place in an open world of the Pacific Northwest, which will include both abandoned territories infested by Freakers and cities with human survivors. Players will have access to various traps, tools, weapons, as well as vehicles.

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Left Alive

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  • Developer: Square Enix
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  • Platforms: PC, PS4
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  • Release date: March 5, 2019
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If you've played the Mission Front series of games, then you will have an idea of what to expect from Left Alive, an upcoming survival simulator from Square Enix. The events of Left Alive will take place between Front Mission 5 and Front Mission Evolved.

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There are three main characters in the game who act independently of each other. During the game players will be able to switch between them. The world of Left Alive consists of separate levels, where players will have the chance to control battle mechs from the Front Mission universe -- Wanzers.

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One of the most interesting features of the game is the possibility to craft your own unique weapons, which should definitely be a lot of fun.

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Remnant: From the Ashes

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  • Developer: Gunfire Games
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  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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Remnant is a brand new survival shooter that comes from the offices of the Gunfire Games, the developer of Darksiders III. This means that the game will definitely be of high quality and the description sounds really intriguing.

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In Remnant the players will fight interdimensional monsters that spawn in a variety of dynamically-generated realms. Each of these worlds will have unique means of survival and monsters that will range from normal sized creatures to some as big as the buildings. These aliens will be so hard to beat that players will have to cooperate in order to survive.

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The first revealed trailer looks really promising, so let's keep our fingers crossed for potentially one of the best survival games of  2019.

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Developer: Panache Digital Games
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  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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Ancestors is all about human evolution and the early stages of human history. The story begins in Africa 10 million years ago. Initially, the developer planned to break the game into several short episodes each devoted to different time periods. However, later the decision was made to make all time periods accessible to players from the very beginning.

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This is the first game of Panache Digital studio, but at the helm of it stands Patrice Désilets, the creative director behind many Assassin's Creed games. This means that we can at least expect gorgeous landscapes and fun gameplay.

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Unfortunately, there isn't much info on the game yet, but the first playable server should be open to public some time next year.

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Deadside

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  • Developer: Bad Pixel
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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Here is a realistic survival shooter for those who are tired of killing zombies in their games. Instead of zombies players will hunt animals and focus on survival on the map as large as 225 square kilometers.

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The developer promises highly realistic combat and physics of all weapons. For example, bullets will lose speed and change trajectory when penetrating various obstacles. This will make combat especially difficult, which will require players to pay attention to every single detail.

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Players will be able to meet NPCs and trade goods with them. There will also be a possibility of killing strangers and looting.

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Deadside is expected to enter Early Access at Steam some time in 2019.

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Dead Matter

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  • Developer: Quantum Integrity Software Inc.
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  • Release date: Q1 2019
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Dead Matter is one of the most anticipated survival games in the works that can be supported by the community through an IndieGoGo campaign. The developer decided to make the game as realistic as possible and that is why you will not see any perks or skill tree system in the game.

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The open world will be really huge and cover the territory of 400 square kilometers. The map will be populated by zombies, and one server will be able to handle between 60 to 80 players at once.

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Players will be able to unite into different factions with quite intriguing names, such as First Responders, Cannibals, Soldiers, Neighborhood Watch and others. So this really looks like it's going to be a big game as soon as it releases.

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World War Z

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  • Developer: Saber Interactive
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  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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Surviving alone can be hard, especially in a zombie-infested world of World War Z. That is why the game's developer offers a survival game for four players and not just one.

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It is worth noting that World War Z is based on the well-known book, which got that movie with Brad Pitt from 2013. The action unfolds in the same way as it happened in the movie, where characters had to deal with entire swarms of zombies.

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The main story campaign of the game focuses on unique survival missions in selected cities, such as New York, Moscow and Jerusalem. The players will be given a chance to use traps, ambushes and environment in general to stay alive using various types of weapons.

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Survival games have become a staple of the industry, which is why we see survival games of all sorts to satisfy the great demand. However, making a truly exciting survival game is as hard as it can be.

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In the last few years we've seen huge backlashes from the gaming community towards many survival titles that simply couldn't deliver on the promises (e.g. No Man's Sky at launch). But this only means that gamers are really passionate about games they want to play, and that is why we've chosen a number of new and upcoming survival titles that should bring a smile to your face in 2019.

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This short list includes games from such acclaimed developers like Sony,  Square Enix and Bohemia Interactive, as well as, ambitious newcomers that will surprise many people with their unusual and innovative gameplay mechanics.

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World War Z's Zombie Horde Detailed https://www.gameskinny.com/q4kva/world-war-zs-zombie-horde-detailed https://www.gameskinny.com/q4kva/world-war-zs-zombie-horde-detailed Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:58:25 -0400 Bryant Pereira

Bloody explosions, limbs flying in every direction, and the non-stop piercing sound of bullets flying through the air. If holding off hundreds of undead enemies mercilessly lunging towards you sounds appealing, then Saber Interactives new World War Z trailer is geared towards you.

Based on the film, World War Z is a four-player cooperative shooter set to release next year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Similar to Left 4 Dead, four survivors must use resources and their surroundings to lay waste to hordes of hundreds of enemies at a time. Using Saber Interactive's new Swarm Engine, the game is able to render an absurd amount of enemies at once, emulating the visuals presented in the feature film.

Dynamic Swarm Simulation and More

The Horde, also known as the collective group of hundreds of zombie enemies, move and act in a mob-like fashion. They'll cling together in crowded groups and sprint towards the living at breakneck speed. Beaten and bloody bodies tumble beneath them, slowing them down and becoming obstacles on the way to their prize. They can even use each other to climb up walls to reach higher targets, just like in the movie.

Features like adaptive spawn control and varying zombie mechanics mean the procedurally generated enemies are created to keep players on their toes. Enemies will lunge at you in the air, ram you like a bull, and spawn differently depending on the situation you're in. 

For true horror fans, the advanced gore system gives the added benefit of seeing all the blood, gore, guts, and body parts you love explode all over the screen. 

The Horde is a menacing beast to look at, filled with opportunity, fear, and blood. Lots of blood. Use a multitude of weapons and strategies to defeat the undead next year with World War Z coming out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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