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PS4 Battle Pass: Season 1 Guide

Answering your frequently asked questions about the new Battle Pass!

All PS4 servers will be coming offline at 8PM PDT on Monday, August 6 to support launch, with servers unlocking for play with the launch update at 10AM PDT on Tuesday, August 7.

Season 1 of the Battle Pass will be starting on Tuesday, August 7 alongside H1Z1's launch out of Open Beta on the PS4! With 3 different reward lines and 30 reward tiers, it's time to gear up and get serious. 

In addition, Skulls will be going away at launch, and your existing Skulls will be converted into a new currency (Credits) that you can use on all-new goodies in the Marketplace. For more information on both the Battle Pass and the currency conversion, check out our FAQ below:

What options are available for the Battle Pass?

There are 3 reward lines available - Free, Premium, and PlayStation Plus. You'll get the Free one automatically just by logging in and playing during Season 1, and if you're a PlayStation Plus member, that reward line will be automatically unlocked for you upon login as well. The Premium reward line can be purchased either through the in-game Battle Pass menu or through the PlayStation Store (you'll get a bonus item for purchasing through the PlayStation Store!)

How do I level up my Battle Pass?

You can level up your Battle Pass with Medals, which you can earn in two different ways:

  • Daily Challenges - You can earn Medals directly from completing your Daily Challenges each day.
  • Season Level Advancement - You will continue to earn XP from regular gameplay, such as getting kills or winning a match. This XP will feed directly into your Season Level (the maximum Season Level is 100). Each Season Level you gain grants you Medals as a reward, with milestone levels (the ones that end in 0 or 5) granting you even more Medals.

It takes 10 Medals to complete 1 tier of the Battle Pass (regardless of level or line). Later on in the Season, if you have the Premium line you will also be unable to unlock tiers using Crowns through a direct purchase in the Battle Pass menu.

How long is Season 1 of the Battle Pass?

Season 1 of the Battle Pass will last until Tuesday, October 16.

How do I access the PlayStation Plus line of the Battle Pass?

If you're already PlayStation Plus member, you will automatically be granted the PlayStation Plus reward line when you log into H1Z1 on launch day. If you sign up for PlayStation Plus after Season 1 starts, you will automatically be granted the PlayStation Plus reward line when you next log in, and any progress you've already unlocked in any other reward lines will carry over.

What happens if I rank up in the free Battle Pass tier, then decide to buy the Premium line? Does my progress carry over?

Yes! Your Season 1 progress is maintained, no matter which reward line you choose. For example, if you have the Free reward line, get to level 10, and then decide to upgrade to the Premium line, you will automatically receive all of the Premium line items up to level 10, and your progress will continue from there.

What happens to my Skulls at launch?

All of your existing Skulls will be converted to Credits on launch day. The conversion rate is 50 Skulls to 1 Credit. Your purchasing power with the new Credits will be the same as your previous Skull buying power (i.e. item prices will be scaled down to match). The reason for the conversion is to make the currency numbers cleaner and simpler. In addition, Daily Challenges that used to grant Skulls will now grant Medals that progress your Battle Pass, and duplicate skins will be converted into Credits rather than Skulls. You can use your Credits in the new Featured Items section of the Marketplace, which accepts either Credits or Crowns for certain items.

What happens to the Skull Exchange at launch?

The Skull Exchange and all of its existing items will be going into the vault on Tuesday, August 7th. If there's anything you currently have your eye on in the Skull Exchange, be sure to grab it before then! The Skull Exchange is being replaced by Featured Items section of the Marketplace at launch, in which you can purchase certain items with either Credits or Crowns.

How do I earn the new currency, Credits, and what can I spend them on?

You can earn Credits by reaching certain tiers in your Battle Pass, including from the Free reward line. Any duplicate skins you receive through Crates will also be turned into Credits. You can use your earned Credits in the new Featured Items section of the Marketplace to unlock skins that rotate on a daily and biweekly basis.

How can I earn Victory Crates after launch?

You will still earn Victory Crates for winning matches, and any duplicate items you receive will be automatically turned into Credits.

What happens to my Daily Challenge progress at launch?

On launch day, all Daily Challenges on all accounts will be reset, meaning you will see your Tutorial Challenges available for completion again (even if you completed them previously). Your Tutorial Challenges now grant Medals - they're a great way to get started on progressing your Battle Pass tier! Daily Challenges after your Tutorial Challenges will grant Medals as well.

What items will be available from the PlayStation Store at launch?

On August 7, the new Battle Pass Premium line and two new launch bundles (a Starter and Deluxe Launch Bundle) will be available from the PlayStation Store. The Battle Pass Premium line available directly from the PlayStation Store has an added bonus item (vs. purchasing directly in-game). The Deluxe Launch Bundle includes the Premium line of the Battle Pass with purchase. The Founder's Bundles available during Open Beta will remain available until September 4, with a discount available for PlayStation Plus members between August 7 and September 4.