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Proving Grounds Update Wraps Up First Season of Free Content for World War Z

Saber Interactive has wrapped up the first season of free content for surprise hit World War Z with the Proving Grounds update, and it’s a sizable one. The biggest addition is Weekly Challenge Mode, a much-requested feature that adds a separate playlist that’s tuned to the challenge – replacing all weapons with crossbows, for example.
The tunings will force gamers to alter how they play, drastically in the case of the ‘take damage if you’re too close together’, to keep the gameplay fresh and inspire new strategies.
Missed out on Season One? Good news – Season Two is just around the corner.
Check out the Proving Grounds trailer here.
Here’s the press release:


Survive Deadly Tests of Skill in World War Z’s Proving Grounds Update

New content pack wraps up first season of free content for the hit co-op shooter, with more coming soon!

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Aug. 28, 2019 – Saber Interactive, in partnership with Focus Home Interactive, has released the free Proving Grounds update for World War Z, the action-packed co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. The update features Weekly Challenge mode, a separate playlist with unique gameplay modifiers (e.g., “all weapons are replaced with crossbows” or “players take damage if they’re too close to each other”) designed to dramatically change your play style and keep the struggle against the undead dangerous and exciting each week.
Completing the weekly challenge rewards players with a new currency that can be spent on character customization options like color schemes, headgear, backpack attachments and more. The update also includes the new FN FAL battle rifle, as well as a variety of game fixes and quality-of-life improvements.
In addition, players can now purchase the “Biohazard Bundle” DLC bundle for $4.99, featuring three new weapon skins and a tomahawk axe.
The Proving Grounds update rounds out the first season of free content for World War Z, which included “The Undead Sea” Tokyo mission and the six-skulls extreme difficulty setting for all chapters. Season two, coming soon, will add a new survival mode, PvE maps, special zombie, gameplay updates, and even more skins.
Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z unleashes hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time, able to move and strike as one collective herd, as well as break off as individual attackers. Choose from six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, including New York, Jerusalem, Moscow and Tokyo, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.
World War Z is currently available digitally and at most major retailers on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, as well as Windows PC via the Epic Games store. For more information, visit http://wwzgame.com, and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WWZGame, Twitter @WWZTheGame, and Instagram @WWZGame.
About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War ZQuake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (A Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as The Surge 2SnowRunnerGreedFall and many more.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

Borderlands 3 Challenge Content Detailed

Borderlands 3 just keeps packing on the content. In addition to all the Vault Hunters and their skill trees, there’s also a bazillion and one guns to try and sift through to find your ideal ones, plus the campaign, and co-op…and what about the Circle of Slaughter arenas and the Proving Grounds?
Outlined in a new blog post, the Circle of Slaughter arenas are events you can sign up for that pit you against five rounds of enemies, with each round throwing multiple waves at you. Complete bonus objectives and survive and you’re in for a major payday.
I’m more interested in the Proving Grounds, which throw you into themed gauntlet runs through three areas filled with enemies with a boss encounter at the end. Your mission? Blast through them all and down the boss….oh yeah, and you only have 30 minutes to finish it. Finish quickly to earn better prizes, and – like the arenas – finish special objectives to earn even greater rewards.
Here’s a couple screenshots to tide you over: