H1Z1 Launches out of Beta for PlayStation 4 Next Week

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Free-to-play battle royale game H1Z1 is launching out of its open beta for PlayStation 4 on Aug. 7, and has released a launch trailer.

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The game has been in open beta for Sony’s platform since May, a few months after the PC version left Steam Early Access and then went free-to-play about a week later. H1Z1 will continue to be free-to-play after leaving the open beta next week, and will sell optional starter and founder’s bundles containing various cosmetics and PlayStation Network themes at $4.99, $19.99, and $49.99 until Sept. 4.

According to developer Daybreak Games, the first season for the game’s Battle Pass will begin at launch. The Battle Pass will include 30 tiers of rewards between three separate lines: free, premium, and PlayStation Plus. The free line is available for everyone, PlayStation Plus is available for all members of the service, and premium can be purchased at $5.49 for the entire season. The Battle Pass ends on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The studio did note in the Battle Pass FAQ that it will be changing the premium currency from Skulls to Credits once out of open beta to “make the currency numbers cleaner and simpler.” All existing Skulls will be converted to Credits at a ratio of 50:1, and item prices will be scaled down to match. Two new weapons and a 5-man vehicle will also be added to H1Z1 when it fully launches for PlayStation 4 on Aug. 7.