Skirmishes Mode Weekend Event Introduced To H1Z1: King Of The Hill

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Daybreak Games today updated the official website for H1Z1: King of the Hill with details surrounding an exciting new weekend game mode alongside a list of fixes and improvements scheduled to arrive in coming weeks. Beginning this weekend a new game mode and ruleset variation is available to play, called Skirmishes. Players can now join … Read more

H1Z1: King of the Kill

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H1Z1: King of the Kill is a post-apocalyptic zombie battle royale from Daybreak Games. The game is set fifteen years after an initial horrifying outbreak of the virus where players must survive against the infected, wild animals, and other survivors. The game was first announced by then SOE’s president John Smedley in early April of 2014. Heading to both the PC and Playstation 4 in late 2014, the game will soon be coming to Steam via Early Access.

H1Z1: King of the Kill puts players on a map for them to figure out who is the best, by having everyone kill each other.

The Culling, H1Z1x2, Bless Online Comes West and more! | The XP 2.5.2016

Welcome Back Attack!  Kirk here with Attack Gaming and today we’re going to finish off your week right, with a dose of MMO gaming news.  Some big stories on the show today, including what many have thought about H1Z1 for years now, Bless coming to the west, new stuff in Hearthstone, The Culling and more!  The XP starts now!

So, Daybreak Games just announced today that the zombie survival game H1Z1 will be splitting into two separate games on this upcoming February 17th, with the titles H1Z1: Just Survive, which will focus solely on the open-world-post-apocalyptic experience that the game was originally brought up on, and H1Z1: King of the Kill, which is the last player standing shooter that has become somewhat of a favorite of players over the past few months.  Players who bought into the Early Access for $19.99 will be getting both versions of the games, and all the crates, keys and items will be duplicated across both games.  The guys at Daybreak will also be splitting up the development team between the two titles and once split, the games will each cost $19.99 and will NOT be free to play at any point.  This may signal a change for Daybreak as a company going into the future.  Time will tell.

Devilian unveils a new class in its first major content update as Trion is set to release The Fury of the Tempest on February 18th in their free to play action RPG.  The Fury of the Tempest update will introduce a whip and blade wielding acrobatic warrior type character, which you can see in this iPod-esque trailer as we speak.  Trion says of The Tempest “the dynamic Tempest Class has mastered the art of blades in battle; she is skilled in both acrobatics and the transformation of the weapons she wields.”  Along with the new class, the update will increase the level cap to 54, add new gear slots as well as a new raid dungeon and two new Archdevil dungeons.  Trion is also hosting  live-stream on Twitch which begins at 2:30pm PST today, which is probably right around the time t his video is release.  So, the 50 of you who watch this video right when we release it should jump on over right now to twitch.tv/trionworlds

According to a Bless Online Fan Site a Neowiz Games Business Manager has confirmed that publishing contracts for both a European and North American release for the fantasy MMORPG Bless Online are being finalized as we speak.  Now, the important information like when the game will release and what business model will be in place were not discussed, at least not in front of the fly on the wall.  Bless Online is a medieval European inspired world that’s been torn apart by two warring factions.  The Korean open beta launched late last month after the dev team delayed the project for a number of major fixes, but an English release has been speculated for some time now after Neowiz released a trailer with English voice overs.  Stay tuned here for more details on Bless Online, should be a good one!

May 30th will be the last day that you can play in CCP’s PS3-exclusive first person sh otter, DUST 514, as the company has told us that they will be shutting the game down.  Not really a big surprise though, as I’ve heard next to nothing about DUST 514 in years, and the fact that most of it’s hardcore player base was playing EVE Online on PC, while DUST could only be played exclusively on the PS3, which was at the end of its time on its earth anyways.  The team at CCP Shanghai though has already moved on to a new project, this time it’s another first person shooter but .. for PC, GOOD!  The goal is to build a great FPS in their sci-fi universe of New Eden using the Unreal Engine 4.  The team will no doubt have much more to talk about during the EVE Fanfest this year which takes place at the end of April.

Hearthstone, Hearthstone Heart HuhStone will be introducing two new play formats coming this Spring as Blizzard this week announced the new formats for their Warcraft themed blockbuster trading card game.  The new formats will be titled Standard and Wild, which the goal to quote “keep the game fresh, exciting and accessible for years to come.”  The Standard format will be used in Play mode and will be available in Friendly Challenges, Ranked and Casual Play.  The decks in standard will be played using decks built from cards release both this year and last, and will be the format used in Hearthstone’s Championship Tour, starting this year.  The Wild format is the Hearthstone that we already know, and bears the name because quote “anything can happen” Any card you own can be used in a wild deck, and wild decks will be used to complete quests, climbs the ladder and earn Legend Rank.  Additionally, they are adding in 9 new deck slots to bring you up to 18, but only if you’ve unlocked all nine heroes.

Lastly there was a new game announced this week that seems pretty cool and something that I think a lot of you might be interested in, it’s a pretty cool concept, not super unique, and with the new H1Z1: King of the Hill game, this is basically a direct competitor, but the game is called The Culling.  The Culling is a survival based battle royale game where 16 players will be thrown together on a remote island, where they will have 20 minutes to craft weapons, set traps and ultimately come down to one player outlasting all the rest.  Think The Hunger Games, that’s what immediately comes to mind to me.  Like many other survival games, The Culling will be entering Early Access on Steam on March 8th and you can find out more information on their newly launched website, the culling dot com.

That’s all I’ve got for you today, thank you so much for watching and supporting us here at Attack Gaming.  Throw this video a like and a subscribe if you’re not already, and we’ll see you guys next week!

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New H1Z1 Art, Wildstar Free to Play, First Assault and more! | The XP 10.2.2015

What’s up Attackers! Kirk here with your weekly breakdown of the biggest and most noteworthy stories for the week in MMO ending in October 2nd. On today’s episode we’ll be talking about H1Z1, Wildstar, Landmark, First Assault and more! The XP starts now!

So yesterday the folks over at Daybreak Games released a video unlike we’ve ever seen from the company. The September Art Wrap-Up video was a sort of teaser of in-game art assets that gives us a glimpse of what the team is working on, and what we can expect to see in the future from the post-apocalyptic zombie survival MMO game (that’s a mouthful of a genre right?) In the video you’ll see new walking and crawling animations for humans and zombies, people tied up in bags, new animals like a cougar and fireflies, as well as maggots and roaches. Zombie heads in jars and some new damage marks for structures, furniture and foliage are also seen among the footage. The 4 minute video also shows a bunchof new reloading animations and just a bunch of cool stuff that any H1Z1 fan should enjoy. You’re watching some of it as I speak, but check out the full video below.

Armored Warfare, the tank battle MMO game from Obsidian Entertainment and My.com also released a video this week, but this one was just to announce the upcoming open beta test for the game. Up to this point players who have wanted to check out Armored Warfare have had to shell out for an early access pack, but when open beta begins, you’ll be able to download and play for FREE, with all of your progress being saved into launch, now that’s pretty cool. Now of course, early access members will get a head start into open beta, which runs from October first, yesterday, until October 7th, but from October 8th, anyone and everyone will be able to check the game out. More details can be found on Armored Warfare’s open beta via their website.

Earlier this week the Perfect World and Cryptic Studios guys detailed a bunch of the details for the next Neverwinter expansion titled, Underdark. Underdark will feature a new campaign, new Stronghold plot locations and PvP tower, a large-scale battle against the demon prince Demogorgon and of course much much more. The dev team also outlined how they are making repeatable content more interesting by introducing some variability into fights, so that players will need to focus less on ‘muscle memory’ and more on reading and reacting to what’s going on in battle. The team also mentioned that a laundry list of features would be covered in future blog posts, which only makes us have to bookmark their page so we can get the info to you as quickly as possible. We will definitely keep you updated here at Attack Gaming so stay tuned Neverwinter Fans!

First Assault’s first stress test kicked off yesterday, October 1st and runs for two more days to Monday October 4th. Nexon’s free to play, Ghost in the Shell inspired MMO first person shooter will have you playing as an elite augmented soldier with unique skillsets and weaponry on the urban battlefields of the future. A perk for players who play in the stress test can be unlocked by reaching level 2, in which you’ll receive an exclusive weapon skins. Also, any and all players who play this weekend will be entered to win a Logitech Ultimate Hardware Bundle. Sign up NOW via the link below. There’s not much time!

As you might have heard, Wildstar went Free to Play this week, and now one of the biggest MMORPG launches in recent years will definitely have an influx of new players trying the game out as they won’t have to shell out their hard-earned cash for the opportunity to play. A huge launch event went down in Time’s Square New York on Monday and many of you might have seen the festivities on their Twitch stream throughout the night. So yes, Wildstar is NOW free to play so go check it out right after you finish watching this video! The free to play conversion also came with quite a few changes as the ‘Reloaded’ update was the largest to date and brought redesigns in quest flow, character creations, environments, loyalty programs and an overhaul to the levels 1 to 15 experience. A brand new lighting design was added to the game, so the transition definitely became much more drastic for anyone jumping in. Like I said, check out Wildstar today!

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H1Z1 Invitational Battle Royale Announced

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Daybreak Games today announced an exciting event in the build up to this years Twitchcon with a special H1Z1 Invitational Battle Royale that will see the top Twitch streamers competing for dominance in the mode made famous by PLAYERUNKOWN. Beginning today and running through until September 22nd H1Z1 players can purchase an in-game H1Z1 Invitational … Read more

Latest H1Z1 Update Introduces Female Character Models, First-Person Battle Royale & More

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Daybreak Games recently announced the release of the latest patch for the increasingly popular zombie MMO H1Z1, for the first time introducing the world of the undead to female character models. If they so wish, H1Z1 players can now adopt a more feminine role in the post-apocalyptic world as Daybreak Games’ latest update includes an … Read more

John Smedley Believes The Generation Of Theme Park MMO’s Has Come To An End

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Recent years have seen the MMO industry flooded with poor-quality clones attempting to emulate the success of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft but if those hundreds of failed attempts isn’t evidence enough to suggest the era of the vanilla theme park MMO has passed, Daybreak Games President John Smedley also gave his 2 cents on the … Read more

H1Z1 Server Wipe On The Way

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Sony Online Entertainment took to Reddit today to inform the H1Z1 community that the planned server wipe for the Early Access zombie survival MMO will take place tomorrow, Thursday, February 5th. All characters, player created structures, repaired and used vehicles, and current inventories will be wiped as the developers continue their efforts to balance the … Read more

Latest Patch Moves H1Z1 In The Right Direction

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Following a rather rocky post-launch week for H1Z1 it appears the developers, Sony Online Entertainment, seem to have things on the right track with the most recent changes addressing many of the concerns expressed by the community. The patched was introduced earlier this week and many of the community and streaming community have praised the … Read more

Hackers Waste Little Time Infecting H1Z1

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Amidst a flood of server stability problems, disgruntled gamers, endless hours of delays and several unexpected setbacks H1Z1 suffered yet another blow this weekend as hackers revealed their efforts to bend the game to their own will. Within hours of Sony Online Entertainment’s long awaited release hackers began to work on successfully breaching what security … Read more

Sony Online Entertainment Address Poor H1Z1 Launch With No-Questions Asked Refund

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Sony Online Entertainment’s highly anticipated debut into the MMO zombie survival genre got off to a poor start last week following poor server stability and questionable PR decisions in the wake of its early access steam launch. H1Z1’s launch was typical of the MMO genre, as was the response from the wider community. The initial … Read more

H1Z1’s Rocky Start And Pay-To-Win Concerns

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H1Z1 has recovered from a rather disappointing Early Access launch today but continues to suffer attacks by the survival MMO community following the reveal of information players claim came as a surprise. Previously the developers were quoted to say that players would not be able to purchase weapons or equipment for premium currencies, avoiding the … Read more

H1Z1Early Access Will Feature PvE & PvP Restrictions With 150+ Servers

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As thousands of fans wait in anticipation for the release of Sony Online Entertainment’s zombie MMO H1Z1, John Smedley took to Twitter to tease taste buds with some information on servers and modes that will be available tomorrow, Thursday 15th. The Early Access client is scheduled to release tomorrow through Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam, … Read more

Popular ARMA Modder Joined Sony Online Entertainment To Work With H1Z1 Team

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PlayerUnknown recently took to Reddit to participate in an exciting AMA event surrounding his work with the incredibly popular ARMA II and ARMA III mod, Battle Royale. During the AMA event he revealed that he has been working alongside Sony Online Entertainment to develop a similar mode for their upcoming free-to-play zombie MMO, H1Z1. He … Read more