World War Z Crossplay Update Launches March 23rd

03/19/2020 - 10:58 | By: Joseph Allen
Release Date
April 16, 2019
Xbox One, PC
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World War Z is getting a bunch of new features very soon. The aptly-named Crossplay Update lurches into life on March 23rd and brings with it a number of additions - including, as you might expect, cross-play.

That's right - starting from March 23rd, you'll be able to play World War Z with others no matter what they're playing the game on. It's available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so it looks like Sony is playing nice with Microsoft on this one. There is a caveat, though: cross-play will only apply to PvE modes, so you won't be able to battle your buddies if they're playing on different platforms to you. Saber Interactive wants you to play nice with other people while you battle back the zombie hordes.

The World War Z season two roadmap

It's not just cross-play, though. World War Z is also getting some new stuff as both free and paid DLC. On the free side, you're getting some new weapon variants and a new mission objective. We don't know what the new objective entails yet, but it's not a fully-fledged new location. Saber Interactive says it's working on that for a future update and will share more as and when. The team says there are also "balancing improvements" on the way as part of the Crossplay Update. On the paid side, Saber Interactive is releasing the War Heroes character skin DLC, which brings an alternative look to World War Z's cast.


World War Z is available to buy right now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. The game is currently 50% off on PC, so if you've got a machine capable of running it, now's a good time to check it out. The Crossplay Update and War Heroes character skin pack launch across all platforms on March 23rd.

Are you looking forward to World War Z cross-play? Will you be checking out the War Heroes character skin pack? Let us know in the comments below!     

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