PS4’s H1Z1 Battle Royale Beta Adds Duos Mode in New Update

A reddit post from the folks behind H1Z1 has recently opened the forum for players to report bugs, as well as check out the latest patch notes.

on May 27, 2018 1:07 PM

It’s only been a couple of days since launch, but developer Daybreak Game Company is already adding new modes to H1Z1: Battle Royale. The game has added a Duos mode for those looking to get lost in battle royale action, among other things in its latest update.

Daybreak Game Company recently released H1Z1 v1.14 thanks to the bug tracking and reporting of those who participated in the open beta for the PS4 version of the game. They have opened the floor for bug reporting in their Reddit post, as well as detailed recent patch notes and currently tracked but not yet solved issues.

If you’re interested in knowing what’s been changed, fixed or updated, we happen to have a list here:

Game Updates

  • Duos is now unlocked and open for play!

  • The mini-map has been optimized to be more performant.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed odd rendering issues in several locations in the world when you are the driver in a car.

  • Medical items no longer play footstep sound effects.

  • Party leader should now always see the fifth member of their team in the lobby UI.

  • Fixed an issue where PSN profile picture is occasionally not loaded for all team members.

  • Throwables now play their proper “wind-up” animations.

  • Marauder and CNQ-09 now have their proper pick-up items.

  • Marauder and KH-43 now show the correct icons in the death screen panel.

  • Crate opening audio now sounds correct based on player distance from the effect.

  • Fixed several issues that could cause the application to crash.

Coming with rolling server restarts this evening

  • Bullet friendly fire has been disabled in Duos and Fives. Please note that explosions and vehicles still damage all players.

  • Extended the Match Start Timer to ensure that players were not skipping the Fort and dropping directly into matches later than other players.

In addition, Daybreak Game Company also added a section to their post about issues they are aware of but haven’t been able to solve just yet. These include:

[UPDATED May 25, 2018 @ 4:30PM] Currently Tracked Issues

  • Some players may still see stuck/”infinite” queue time issues – in the meantime, often restarting the application will bypass this.

  • We’re continuing to work to ensure that all who ordered the Nemesis Pre-Order Bundle have received their items (specifically in the EU).

  • We’re working to resolve issues where controls appear to get “stuck” or lose focus (such as not being able to turn your character with the weapon wheel up).

  • Some players are reporting that they group up for Fives matches, but then get placed in separate lobbies – we are continuing to investigate this.

If you had a chance to participate in the PS4 open beta and want to help the developers improve their product, you can go ahead and post on their Reddit forum with the issue. The developers have also promised a Blue Barbed Hellfire 4-6 waiting for everyone who logged in prior to 12 PM PT on 5/26/18 in their inventory when they get a chance to log-on next.

H1Z1 is available now on PS4 and PC, and will be arriving on Xbox One at some point in the future. For a closer look at the battle royale shooter, you can check out our preview of the game from its closed beta period.

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Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.