Saber Interactive announced the first season of content updates for World War Z, bringing new weapons, customizations, and more. The World War Z roadmap announcement comes after weeks of bug fixing and stability updates for the co-operative zombie shooter. As you can see below, the first season of content will stretch from May to July. In May, a third Tokyo mission will round out the total number of levels in the game to 12, as well as add a new zombie, that "spits a deadly virus and can resurrect if not properly dispatched." Coming in June, Saber is adding the "six-skull" Extreme difficulty mode, which also marks the arrival of new cosmetics and customization. Finally, in July, we're getting the Weekly Challenge mode, alongside more cosmetics and "other goodies."
We'll also get at least two new weapons as seen above, and their silhouettes suggest we might see a katana and some sort of battle/assault rifle added too. This first roadmap isn't all, either. Saber reiterated that future free updates will bring a wave-based survival mode, private lobbies, further graphical settings on PC, and more improvements to PvPvZ. All of the aforementioned updates will be free for all players as well, though Saber didn't elaborate on how cosmetics would be earned at this time.
Still, the updates announced so far aim to reassure a rather rabid fan community. Private lobbies are one of the most requested features, based on responses to the roadmap on Twitter, the official forums, and Reddit. Considering the AA shooter soared past 1 million copies sold in a week, there's a definite appetite for zombie games, in part because of the apparent absence of Left 4 Dead. If that wasn't enough, the "leak" for a new Left 4 Dead was proven announced false, but not before 100,000 people viewed the teaser on Youtube. With World War Z's content spinning up, it's looking to be a suitable replacement. Look forward to our World War Z review, coming soon.
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