Zombie Army 4: Dead War gets new life on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with a new next-gen upgrade.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Next-Gen Updates Out Now

Zombie Army 4: Dead War gets new life on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with a new next-gen upgrade.

Rebellion’s Zombie Army 4: Dead War now has free next-generation upgrades for fans hoping to play the undead shooter on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The free update for PS5 went live on April 6, while the same free upgrade went live for Xbox platforms on April 8. 

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The development studio, who’s also behind the related Sniper Elite series and just recently launched nefarious management sim Evil Genius 2, announced the news via a blog post.

Here’s a quick rundown of the upgrades, followed by a list of bug fixes that come alongside the patch: 

PlayStation 5

  • 4K at 60fps (DRS enabled)
  • Reduced loading times

Xbox Series X

  • Quality mode: 4K at 60fps (DRS enabled)
  • Performance mode: 1080p at 120fps
  • Reduced loading times

Xbox Series S

  • 1080p at 60fps (DRS enabled)
  • Reduced loading times. 

Bug fixes:

  • Balance changes have been applied to mission, Death Canal 

  • Cross-platform multiplayer added for Windows 10 Store with Steam and Epic

  • New music, combat pieces and general gameplay pieces added across all platforms

  • Fixes applied to Damnation Valley to address issues raised with The Fan Service Challenge and with characters getting stuck in the Scaffolding Area 

  • In chapter 4 of Deeper than Hell, ‘Stop Schweiger Completing The Occult Engine’ objective will now update after killing all the zombies present in the area

  • In chapter 4 of Alpine Blitz, players can no longer get stuck inside carriages

  • On Xbox, cut scene audio issues fixed in Deeper than Hell 

  • General bug fixing and improvements

Zombie Army 4: Dead War was one of our favorite games of 2020. We compared the shooter to “Left-4-Dead” with “zombie sharks,” giving special mention to its “varied levels with jaw-dropping designs, and progression systems for perks and weapon upgrades,” among other things. 

Rebellion has done a good job of supporting the game post-launch as well. They’ve released a number of DLCs that include anthropomorphic bats and undead zeppelins. If you’ve yet to jump into the game but have always wanted to, now’s a great time. 


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