Z1 Battle Royale (H1Z1) is free to play, survival game with one objective; to eliminate the enemies. The game begins just like Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone, players parachute onto the map. As they land, teams make strategic survival decisions to eliminate the enemies. Usually players either go all in destroying the enemy or aim to stay low to find better equipment.
H1Z1 players need to find equipment such as weapons to attack enemies. Players will need to find the supplies such as ammo, additional weapons, vehicles and more. Main objective of the game is to eliminate all the enemies, however some competitive tournaments will choose the winner based on best of three/five. In H1Z1 tournaments, scores are calculated based on the number of kills multiplied by the players position in the game.
Each game of H1Z1 can host up to 150 players however some competitive events limit the number of players to up to a 100. H1Z1 is split into three gameplay modes:
- Solo mode - During solo play, players will attack each other with one objective to be the last team standing.
- 2 Player mode - Players play in duo (teams of 2) to destroy the enemies.
- 5 Player mode - Same as 2 Player mode but with 5 players battling for their team victory.
H1Z1 maps represent different warzone environments posing different challenges to players. These maps have a toxic gas cloud spreading across making the playable area smaller. If players find themselves in a cloud of gas, they die. This way the game progression becomes way more interesting and competitive, accelerating the pace of the game.