What you need to know
- World War Z is a popular novel, film, and game.
- The title is a multiplayer shooter where you face off against countless zombies.
- The game is getting cross-play early next year.
- You can play World War Z through Xbox Game Pass.
Updated March 26, 2020: Today, World War Z is available for free through the Epic Games Store. However, the bigger news is that you can play player vs. enemy missions together with cross-play on Xbox One and PC now. Cross-play is coming to PlayStation 4 soon.
World War Z is a popular novel as well as film. Recently, it got a surprisingly amazing Xbox One and PC game, but that game is about to get a crucial feature. According to the latest post on the Focus Home Interactive forums, cross-play will now go live in early 2020.
We're thrilled to release the Horde Mode Z Update today! The new mode throws waves of progressively challenging enemies at teams of up to four, with increasingly bigger rewards for surviving. In between rounds, you can upgrade your firepower, defenses, and scavenge for free pickups like heavy weapons and medkits. In Horde Mode Z, you can play as any character you like. In addition, today's update adds The Bomber, a special new zombie that drops an explosive when downed, which you will only have a few precious seconds to disarm. Make sure you take it down with precise limb shots or it will detonate. Succeed and you will be rewarded with valuable loot. For a full list of the changes, check out the patch notes at the bottom of this page. In order to make sure everything is up to standards on release, we've decided to push... crossplay and the new cosmetics to early next year. This will be the final Season 2 update and will of course be completely free.
It's great to see that the team is prioritizing quality over anything else. Hopefully, when cross-play does roll out, it'll work and be a stable experience. We'll keep you posted as soon as a concrete release date is announced. If you want to play the game, you can check it out on Xbox Game Pass. For $10 a month, you gain access to over 200 games like World War Z.
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