Bondage, Bugs, Butterflies, And Beasts: Daybreak's Video Preview Of H1Z1's Upcoming Art

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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The post-apocalyptic world is a scary place, and you never know quite what horrors you'll encounter: swarms of insects, savage animals, a man in his underwear wielding an ax (of more than one kind)...

The art team at H1Z1 has put together a teaser of in-game art assets, giving brief glimpses of a bunch of static and moving images that they're working on for the game. There are new animals, like a totally cute and going-to-rip-your-face-off cougar, new walking animations for humans and zombies, crawling animations for tied-up folks, damage marks for structures and furniture struck by weapons, and updated reloading animations. Mmm, reloading...

It's nice to see that Daybreak willing to show work-in-progress stuff for a game and trusting people not to panic if it doesn't look perfect or doesn't match the final product. Now, if only we could get that same sort of thing for EverQuest Next...

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (6)

Arieswar 7 years ago
Wow Ok.. H1Z1 is infact 2 diffrent games in one letts start with that, there is the Survival game that can and prolly will be more fun in the future if they deside to develop that line more soon. the survival part of the game has alot of glitches and sadly falls short when it comes to returning to your game after building a base. why? because of the fact of Crates and skin drops.
(In survival part of the game u cant get skins or cool drops nor can you do anything except the one and single thing try to survive and dont get bushwacked by other players)

Battleroyale(Other part of the game) now here is where the game shines, its a competition mode that brings not only fame and glory(hopefully a ranked and leader board down the line) but also Loot to the best players meaning if you win here you can win skins and stuff to sell and trade on community market this is something i wish to see in the survival part of the game, maybe a bit like rust or better hint hint. Anyhow why people say this sux aswell is because of the reason they join a 5 man solo or just dont have friends to play with, i added alot of people on steam and i can say Ive had a blast with this game and meet some really good people all the new player have to do really is ask on the forums or play a few solo BR games to learn the basics..

I recently won BR hardcore solo mode and now my biggest wish is that they add a 2 man,3 man,4 man and 5 man hardcore aswell.

Yea atm you can team 2 or 5 people and with all the people playing i dont understand why they dont add 3 and 4 aswell sometimes its hard to get a full 5 man or even worse you have 3 friends but only 2 can play.

One more thing, DONT play this game with 4gb ram or a computer that has lousy specs since this game is not by any means optimized the lag will prolly kill a system, I play on a i7 8 core and 16gb ram. this game eats RAM (Because of flaws and gaps in the map AKA Memory leaks)

Have fun guys!

Oh and the game will prolly not go F2p anytime soon the game is in EA for a reason it will take a hell of alot of time to finish this game and even then im not sure it will be(Prolly 3 years) just saying buy in if you can and just relax have fun join the community make friends and backstab some people youl feel better i promise..

I dont regrett buying this game even doh im still waiting for improvements if your after a thrillin game mode battle royale like me then buy the game, at the current state i cant recommend the games survival mode.

thanks guys.

Jafarson 7 years ago
when it will be officially released for free? when zombie apocalipse start in the real world?

Malice 7 years ago
That game is the hugest pile of unfinished, cash grabbing garbage, one of many 'early access' scams most of us wish we could get our money back from...even Dayz has more atmosphere than this

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elli 7 years ago
What is Daybreak ACTUALLY working on? Because it's clearly not the two mentioned games. A couple of new art assets doesn't seem like much after all these months for a company employing a couple hundred employees.


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