New Look, New Name, All H1Z1
Today’s Test update gives H1Z1 a fresh coat of paint!
The H1Z1 Invitational is just over a week away, and we want to look our best for the biggest event of the year! With today’s Test update, you’ll notice that we’ve made some major front-end user interface (UI) changes that simplify the menus and update the game’s look. And speaking of simplification, you may also notice that we’ve dropped “King of the Kill” from the name. That’s right, H1Z1 is now just H1Z1.
Once you’re in a match, you might see that elements of the UI still look like they used to – we’re currently working towards making sure those align with the new style, and will let you know once those changes are also on Test. For those practicing for the Invitational or Challengers Qualifiers, don’t worry; we left everything in-game the same for competitive consistency. Nothing has changed beyond the UI, logos, and artwork.
So why the change…again? Throughout development we’ve continued to define the vision for H1Z1, which is competitive at its core with fast-paced and action-packed combat. Over the past year, the game has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of both player base and development, so we thought it was time to evolve the game’s look to something that better represented the spirit of H1Z1 and the level of quality we aspire to. H1Z1 is also the name that our players connect with most, so it was just natural evolution for us to transition back. We're also working to ensure that H1Z1 can be enjoyed by players around the world, and having the word 'Kill' in the name of the game can be limiting with some global audiences.
To answer the question many will have: does this mean you’ll be exiting Early Access soon? These updates definitely take us a step closer, but we still have to polish up the core gameplay (with your feedback) before we’re ready for a full launch.
Our social media handles and website won’t switch over until the current Test build goes to Live – we’re currently targeting October 18 for that – with the exception of Reddit and Discord. We’re booting those up early as we know it will take time to migrate the existing community over to the new locations. All of our other social media handles will just change on the existing account, so you won’t need to update the accounts you follow.
- New subreddit URL: reddit.com/r/h1z1
- New Discord URL: discord.gg/h1z1
- New Website URL: h1z1.com
- New Facebook URL: facebook.com/h1z1
- New Twitter URL: twitter.com/h1z1
- New YouTube URL: youtube.com/h1z1thegame
- New Twitch URL: twitch.tv/h1z1
- New Instagram URL: instagram.com/h1z1/