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Hammerpoint Interactive Announces Survival MMO The War Z

/ Jul 23rd, 2012 10 Comments

The War Z screenshot

Newly established and independent development studio Hammerpoint Interactive have come out of the gates strong and announced their debut title, The War Z. As you might have guessed, The War Z has taken a leaf out of the popular ArmA 2 mod DayZ’s book and created a session-based survival horror MMO based in a post-apocalyptic world.

The War Z throws players into a lawless society five years after a viral outbreak that tore apart the human population and left hordes of the undead to populate the cities. Using cunning and skill, players will have to scavenge supplies, food and weapons in order to survive while they navigate the landscapes discovering new cities and settlements. With a mix of PVE and PVP gameplay players will need to not only be wary of zombies roaming around trying to eat them but also other survivors who may not be as friendly as you would hope.

Players will have the choice of two modes of play: Normal (where downed characters can be revived after a cool down) and Hardcore (where death is permanent) as well as the ability to switch between first-person and third-person viewpoints. With strong RPG elements players earn experience points that they are then able to spend on new skills to aid survival, there will also be in game currency which will be used to purchase supplies.

The War Z screenshot

The War Z comes with unique social elements such as bounties, rewards and help requests as well as safe settlements and cities throughout the vast worlds that range from between 200 and 400 square kilometres. It will also allow players to join servers as a group or locate friends that are already in game and join the same server to make it easier to team up.

The release is set for Fall of 2012 and will be a once off purchase with no subscription and no in-game transaction requirements. There will also be full developer support and plans for regularly scheduled free DLC. The War Z is currently in its Alpha stage with a closed Beta scheduled for later this summer. Players that pre-order will get a spot in the closed Beta, but until pre-orders open you can sign up for a chance to gain entrance to the closed Beta at

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10 responses to “Hammerpoint Interactive Announces Survival MMO The War Z”

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  2. Hardcore Gamer says:

    Even if this game turns out to be good, the very fact that it is a complete rip of dayZ will ensure i make a personal effort not to go anywhere near it, the guys behind dayZ have put far too much hard work and effort into a free mod for their fans to deserve rip offs like this.

    • noel says:

      Yo man everything gotta start off something , this type of game (mmo) has to keep improving doesn’t matter if it’s a rip off or not. It could turn out to be better? worse? We’ll never know. Just be glad this category is out now.

    • Bern says:

      You’re obviously another ignoramus if you think The War Z is a ripoff of DayZ. According to it’s Executive Producer, it’s been in development since last fall; DayZ has been up for a few months. Take three minutes out of your meaningless existence to gather the required information before making asinine accusations, ass-clown.

    • mavhunterxero says:

      dude thats like saying i will never play mmos anymore because they all rip off of WoW…or il never play another shooter that takes ideas from CoD. Also, read other articles about TheWarZ from IGN and such. The developers admit they have been inspired by Day-z, but also that this game has been in development around the same time, if not longer than day-z has

    • lolhardcore gaamer says:


      anygame is a ripoff from others. Obviously you are not “Hardcore”

  3. Shane B. says:

    I Can Care Less Who Makes It. Games Are Made For Gamer’s. Does Not Matter Who Develops It.

  4. erich says:

    Is it just for pc or can i get it for my PS3 and XboX360?

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