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Zombie co-op shooter World War Z gets a release date

Published: 17:41, 12 February 2019
Focus Home Interactive
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Saber Interactive have officially and finally revealed the release date for their zombie co-op shooter World War Z. The game is now scheduled to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 16 April 2019 if everything goes as planned.

If you are excited for Saber Interactive's new shooter based on World War Z, you'll be happy to hear that the developers have finally shared an official release date for their title.

According to the update from the devs, if everything goes as planned, World War Z will launch on 16 April 2019. Of course, the game is coming to all three major platforms - PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC version will be available only on Epic Store due to an exclusive deal between Epic Games and the publisher Focus Home Interactive.

What's interesting about World War Z's release date is that the game will launch just ten days before another zombie shooter - SIE Bend Studio's highly anticipated Days Gone. Whether that proves to be a problem it remains to be seen but World War Z should probably be fine as Days Gone looks like a totally different experience, emphasizing the story and open world settings.

Recently, the developers released a new trailer which introduced PlayerVPlayerVZombie or PvPvZ multiplayer. The mode pits two teams of four players against each other while both are trying to survive hordes of rabid zombies.

Along with this mode, World War Z will offer five additional modes. They include Scavenge Raid, Vaccine Hunt, Swarm Deathmatch, Swarm Domination and King of the Hill.

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The game will also feature six distinct classes - Slasher, Hellraiser, Exterminator, Gunslinger, Medic, and Fixer. If you prefer stealth attacks Slasher is the way to go, Hellraiser is an explosive expert, Exterminator can set traps while Gunslingers can use assault rifles and SMGs.

The last two are support-focused classes - Medic can self-heal and revive while Fixer is heavy weapons expert.

All classes and game modes will be available on three maps which include Jerusalem, New York and snowy Moscow. To some, only three maps on launch may sound a bit underwhelming but the developers confirmed that more are coming via post-launch updates.

World War Z is a coop zombie shooter by Focus Home Interactive

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