H1Z1 Infects PS4 This May

Step aside, Fortnite and PUBG: H1Z1 is coming to PS4 with an open beta this May. Read on for the details.
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Attention, Fortnite and PUBG players: The granddaddy of them all, H1Z1, is coming to PS4 on May 22 with an open beta — and you’re invited!

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Created specifically for the PS4, this version of H1Z1 introduces brand-new mechanics tailored to console players, such as a revised control scheme, a new loot collection/inventory system, a radial menu for choosing weapons, and a revamped HUD system. The crafting mechanics of the game have also been removed from this version of the game.

In addition to these changes, H1Z1‘s gas pacing has been sped up, and airdrops have been altered to encourage full player engagement. Players will now have access to only six level-one weapons to begin with, and mass airdrops will provide not only weapons but also high-powered armor that’s been retooled to give players a health bonus.

Radio chatter and signal beacons will indicate where to find rare crates that contain level-two and level-three weapons and gear. And for PS4 Pro owners, a silky-smooth 60 FPS should make the lack of PUBG considerably less painful. 

To sign up for the closed beta, head over to the game’s official website, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. As always, stick with GameSkinny for all the latest news, tips, and info on H1Z1 and all things gaming. 

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