H1Z1 Goes Free to Play

H1Z1 from Daybreak Games officially went free to play today. The hectic Battle Royale game which helped popularized the genre has been steadily losing players to both Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite. The move to go free to play should help boost the game's numbers though.

Anyone who owned H1Z1 before it went free to play today will get the following items:

  • Gasrunner Hoodie
  • Bloom Survivor T-Shirt
  • Splinter Camo ARV
  • 10 Victory Crates
  • 10,000 Skulls

The game also just recently announced the 15 eSports teams participating in the upcoming H1Z1 Pro League.

While the game's playerbase has certainly waned, it still boasts over 7,200 players online at any given time on average over the last 30 days. That number should increase significantly now that it went free to play though.