Is Zenless Zone Zero open world?

An image of a character ready to battle in Zen Zenless Zero.HoYoverse

The next HoYoverse game, Zenless Zone Zero is a futuristic action title where fans can play as an exciting roster of characters but is the game open world? Here’s everything we know about the game’s explorable environments.

HoYoverse has become one of the most beloved gacha game developers on the market thanks to the huge success of both Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, and while fans are still enjoying both titles every day, the team is already gearing up for the release of their next project, Zenless Zone Zero.

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Zenless Zone Zero takes place in the futuristic world of New Eridu and has players exploring dangerous alternative dimensions known as “Hollows” that are full of hostile enemies. You’ll have to take on your opponent’s in fast-paced action combat but will you be able to navigate a vast open world in the game?

Here’s everything we know so far about whether Zenless Zone Zero is open world or not.

Is Zenless Zone Zero open world?

A promotional image of characters from Zen Zenless Zero.HoYoverse
Zenless Zone Zero is an exciting action title from HoYoverse.

No, Zenless Zone Zero is not open world. Unlike Genshin Impact, you won’t have a big open world to explore in the game. Instead, the core gameplay loop plays out much more like a dungeon crawler with the player entering the ‘Hollows’ portals to undertake commissions.

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When you’re not fighting your way through the alternative dimensions, the city of New Eridu acts as a kind of hub, where you can watch the game’s cutscenes and purchase food buffs that will improve your stats in combat.

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Unlike the developer’s previous titles, Zenless Zone Zero will feature some roguelike elements which should make the gameplay stand out from the battles in Genshin and the turn-based combat of Honkai Star Rail.

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From what HoYoverse has revealed so far, we certainly don’t expect a big open world like Genshin Impact’s Teyvat, but there seems to be plenty of content on offer — including different commissions and a lot of vibrant characters to meet.

That’s everything we know about whether the next HoYoverse game is open world or not. For more content on the game, check out our guides below:

Zenless Zone Zero redeem codes | Is Zenless Zone Zero free to play? | Is Zenless Zone Zero coming to Steam Deck? | All confirmed characters | Is Zenless Zone Zero open world? | Is Zenless Zone Zero coming to Nintendo Switch?

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