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PVE Crossplay For All ‘World War Z’ Players, Starting Today

World War Z was a surprise hit when it launched last year, and the development team at Saber Interactive have kept that momentum up by releasing a steady stream of updates, the latest of which – the Dronemaster update – hit today and brought some major changes to the game.

First off, players on any platform can now party up thanks to full PvE crossplay being enabled for the first time. Now it doesn’t matter if your friends have a PS4 and you play on PC or Xbox One, you can finally get your game on with them.

The update also includes a new class, the first new class to be added to the game since it launched, the titular Dronemaster. This new class includes a customizable drone that stuns nearby zombies and can be geared towards either offensive or support roles.

Want more? How about a new weapon, a grenade launcher for taking out those pesky packs of undead? The ACW-20 is a low-caliber semi-auto launcher that should prove extremely effective against the horde rushes, but keep those friendlies back from the blast area…

Here’s the press release:


World War Z Adds Full PvE Crossplay, New Playable Class & More

Play the hit co-op shooter with your friends wherever they are on PlayStation®4, Xbox One & PC!

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — July 22, 2020 — Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have announced that the “Dronemaster” update is available to download for free today in World War Z, the best-selling co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. This latest update introduces full* PvE crossplay support across PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store, letting you party up in co-op with friends no matter what platform they’re on.

World War Z has also released its first new playable class since it launched last year: the Dronemaster. This highly versatile character comes with its own personal drone which stuns zombies when they get too close for comfort. You can customize your drone in the perk tree to suit your play style and squad comp: increase its offensive capabilities to make it more lethal in an assault, or raise its defensive powers to better support your team.

In addition, today’s update features a new rare weapon pick-up with its own upgrade tree for your armory: the ACW-20. This low-caliber, semi-automatic grenade launcher is perfect for mopping up tightly packed groups, but watch out for friendly fire! There’s also a variety of new weapon upgrades, perk rebalancing, fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

Finally, players can grab World War Z’s latest premium DLC today: the “Signature Weapons Pack,” which includes four unique weapon skins for the game’s main characters. This DLC is free for Season Pass and GOTY Edition owners. It is also available for standalone purchase on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm EngineWorld War Z delivers a thrilling social play experience from the comfort of your home. Survive against hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time with 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, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.

For more on World War Z, visit http://wwzgame.com, and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WWZGame, Twitter @WWZTheGame and Instagram @WWZGame.

*Crossplay was previously only available in PvE matchmaking across Xbox One and PC.


About Saber Interactive
Headquartered in the U.S. with studios in Russia, Spain, Belarus, Sweden and Portugal, Saber Interactive is a developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War Z (with over 3 million units sold), Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, the MudRunner franchise, the NBA Playgrounds franchise, Quake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. https://saber3d.com

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 (SnowRunnerThe Surge 2GreedFallA Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in stores and by 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 Hardspace: ShipbreakerCurse of the Dead GodsOthercide and more.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), 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, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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 EngineWorld 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.