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H1Z1 still swinging at PUBG and Fortnite – announces new map

Published: 25/Jul/2019 9:35 Updated: 25/Jul/2019 10:19

by Paul Cot

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H1Z1, the original battle royale to some, have announced plans to add another map to the game, perhaps in an attempt to reclaim some of its playerbase lost to PUBG and Fortnite.

The Outland Map will launch on August 1 for the PS4, with more info to come about its potential PC release soon. It will come as part of a huge, free expansion, H1Z1 enthusiasts will be pleased to hear.

H1Z1 not done yet

It is “by far the biggest free content update we’ve brought to the game,” a post on the H1Z1 website said. The map itself will feature greater terrain diversity, increased verticality, currently unnamed iconic landmarks and other places of interest.

H1Z1One of the new cars coming in the new H1Z1 expansion…

The free DLC will also bring four new vehicles, two new weapons, 11 new outfits and much more. H1Z1 gave a preview of some of these features with a few images, one showing a powerful looking muscle car.

While news of a new map finally being added to H1Z1 is exciting, so far they have kept visuals of the map under wraps. The only images provided of Outland are the three within this article.

H1Z1Sneak peak out H1Z1’s new map Outland…

New content is seemingly announced and added in a short space of time these days though, and with the expansion less than a week away from release, we can expect more teases during the next week.

Still going after PUBG and Fortnite

While H1Z1 retains a cult following, many feel it has become somewhat dated because, well, it has. It was initially released in early access mode on PC in early 2015. Games such as PUBG and Fortnite came a couple of years after and set a new standard for battle royale competition.

More recently, games like Apex Legends and Call of Duty’s Blackout have set the bar even higher with modern visuals and super fast-paced gameplay. However, PUBG and Fortnite have retained good player bases, especially the latter, something which H1Z1 failed to do to the same degree.

Outland is free

The new free map appears to be Daybreak Games’ – the developer of H1Z1 – attempt to convince old players to return to the classic battle royale or even tempt new ones to give it a go. A brand new map is a great way to peak the interest of players but only time will tell if it works.

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Streamer embarrasses H1Z1 hacker with fake ‘interview’

Published: 18/Jan/2020 11:25

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer Flamehopper turned the tables on a hacker in H1Z1 by proposing an interview that immediately became a way to trap them. 

Before PUBG blew up on Twitch, Fortnite took over the world, and Apex Legends made its mark, H1Z1 was the original battle royale game that streamers flocked to. 

Daybreak’s title was never as polished as its rivals but it set the tone for what was going to follow – kicking off the battle royale revolution. Since then, it has been left behind – despite plenty of updates – but some streamers are still playing. With a smaller player base, hackers and cheats can have more of a free reign as they want their moment in the spotlight.

An image of H1Z1's Outland map with fighting characters

That’s exactly what Flamehopper did during his January 17 stream. As the streamer played H1Z1, he ran into a hacker who had been making a police car fly across the sky when he managed to bring them down to the ground for an ‘interview.’

The hacker asked that he not be killed, to which the streamer obliged – at least for a minute. “I have a question for you, come here. On a scale of one to five, where five is the greatest… hold on, you’re bouncing all over, we’ve got to get the interview cam set,” said Flamehopper, as he got the hacker to stand still.

Of course, it was all a rouse. As soon as the cheater stopped avoiding his clutches, the streamer gunned him down with a quick burst of fire to the head. “I hope you find happiness bro,” he added before driving away. “I hope you find happiness.”

After the deed had been done, the streamer took a moment to celebrate the fact that he had a ‘clean lobby’ now that the hackers were out of the way. 

However, if he does run into anymore in the future, Flamehopper will have to hope that the hackers want their moment in the spotlight if he plans to run the same bamboozle attempt again.