Two new major updates have been introduced for Daybreak Games’ free-to-play zombie survival game, H1Z1. An announcement from the company revealed the implementation of a new server titled Green Dawn and the kick-off of weekly matches leading up the H1Z1 Showdown, a remote Battle Royale tournament.

Green Dawn is a new Battle Royale server on which things are sped up. Matches kick off quickly and toxic fog rolls in faster. This leads to shorter rounds that offer players a chance to earn rewards quickly. First place winners will be rewarded with one of three skins for the new “Green Dawn X” gun, available exclusively on this server.

To access the Green Dawn events, players will need to use an Event Ticket they either earn in game or purchase via the marketplace.

In addition to Green Dawn, Daybreak announced the H1Z1 Showdown, a remote that will take place on December 12. Leading up to the event, server captains will host weekly matches of Battle Royale. At the end of the preliminaries, teams will be formed to play in the Showdown event. The winner will select a charity of their choice to receive a $5,000 donation from Daybreak Games and a chance to create an in-game item.

In addition to the donation in the player’s name, Daybreak will also contribute 50 cents for every Showdown crate key sold to No Kid Hungry, a non-profit working to end childhood hunger in the U.S.

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  1. Cloak187 on December 11, 2015

    I own this game and it f***ing SUCKS! Thats why it will be “F2P” cause “F2P” suck. When they’re done milking ofc.

  2. step back on November 16, 2015

    It’s one year and they even said that before the next year they’ll release it but there isn’t a single news about release date or even a hint of it in guessing they will either release it in mid next year or they will rather make it b2p

  3. NopnopanNOP on November 13, 2015

    They will only release free to play when the milk drys up. Even thing I have a feeling we will get a watered down version of free to play with some sorta of dam subbed based unlock system that will make the game basically sub to play. I called it!!!

  4. Hesienfoird on November 12, 2015

    its a zombie game,, without working zombies

    need i say more?

  5. skoz on November 12, 2015

    ^ Lol

  6. shosho on November 12, 2015

    This is not a FREE TO PLAY go learn your games that like more then 1 years i see that game and its not FREE TO PLAY fok kyk jyj

  7. Todoran on November 12, 2015

    mmo bomb why do you cover buy to play games?

    • Magicman on November 12, 2015

      It only has a fee if you want into Early Access. Full Launch (whenever they are done milking things) is F2P.

      • kek on November 13, 2015

        That era when companies would beg you to play their game, for free, nostalgic. Nowadays is founderpack for every shitty copy pasta mmo that comes out, the market is gonna get flooded with shitty games and a lot of companies will start to realize if they want to stay competitive, better learn from other companies mistakes and listen to their fucking community. If a game doesn’t have a community, the game does not exist, if the devs don’t listen to their community, it is very likely doomed to die. Look at aeriagames for example, charging founderpacks for that dragon pokemon shitty game, that game looks just like their other 3-4 games, LITERALLY THE SAME THING.
        How blatant companies are gonna scam people from now on?

  8. Jafarson on November 12, 2015

    approximate release date 2230

  9. kek on November 11, 2015

    Not free yet? Nice, milk them good, every last drop.