H1Z1 will be going offline on PS4 later today as the developers at Daybreak Games look to release a new update for the game.
The "original standalone Battle Royale game" is currently free to play on PS4, but being in early access the game still requires a lot of fine tuning.]
And as part of today's update, the developers are looking to bring some new additions to the game, including an EMP grenade, weapon slot swapping, bug fixes, and more.
Before they can though, the game is going offline from 4PM today.
Whilst you wait for the game to come back online, you can at least look at the games new PS4 patch notes, which are said to be coming once the downtime begins.
One of the new features, the EMP grenade has already been previewed in a short gif on the games Twitter account, which you can see further down.
Although even before launch some fans have expressed some potential concerns with the new EMP grenade on the H1Z1 Reddit page.
We'll learn more pretty soon though, so stay tuned for further details and keep reading to get yourself up to speed on all things H1Z1 on the PS4.
How long will H1Z1 be down for?
Ahead of the server downtime on PS4 the official Twitter account for the game warned players that the game will be offline for 4 hours.
However, as with any game that's taken offline, it's not guaranteed to stick to the schedule.
New bugs and issues could occur which either delay the launch of the new update or mean that the new patch is required to be fixed.
Either way, we're expecting, should everything go according to plan, that the game will be back online by 8pm BST this evening.
Perfect for UK based players who fancy a quick game before heading to bed.
[PS4 Update] All PS4 servers will be coming offline at 8AM PDT tomorrow (approx. 14 hours from now) for an update that includes the EMP grenade, weapon slot swapping, bug fixes, and more! Estimated downtime is 4 hours, with full patch notes to follow once the downtime begins. pic.twitter.com/I4dViPEFWk
— H1Z1 (@H1Z1) June 7, 2018
H1Z1 - PC to PS4 Differences
“H1Z1 on PS4 is true battle royale mayhem. We have reimagined the game for PlayStation 4 and have designed it to accentuate the essentials of battle royale that make the genre so exciting to watch and play,” said H1Z1 Producer Terrence Yee before release.
“We have added key gameplay differentiators to keep the game frantic and fun -- an action shooter’s dream of fast-paced battle royale.”
The control scheme for H1Z1 on PS4 has been tailor-made to keep players focused on the action.
H1Z1 now features a grab-and-go equipment system, simplifying loot collection and inventory management; a familiar radial weapon menu so players can quickly switch between guns and grenades; and a revamped HUD that delivers vital information at-a-glance.
The crafting system has also been removed from the game.
Capitalizing on increased mobility, the PS4 edition takes H1Z1’s signature fast-paced combat one step further by introducing new gameplay progression mechanics.
The game’s gas pacing has been altered to speed up the play of the match and the airdrop system has been revamped to keep players moving and invested in fights.