Saber Interactive's highly anticipated third-person zombie shooter game World War Z: Aftermath will soon receive its new "supersized" Horde Mode XL update, available exclusively on Windows PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. The update will release free of charge on 24 January 2023 across next-gen consoles, running the game in 4K resolution at 60 fps.
It's worth mentioning that Horde Mode XL follows the same rules as standard Horde Mode, except it comprises a special wave of over 1,000 zombies, called the "XL wave," that players must defeat in order to survive. In addition, this game mode includes various new content, such as mutators, new weapons, and a revamped weapon progression system in World War Z: Aftermath. There's also an optional first-person mode and a new melee combat system.
But that's not all. The update will also introduce two new story campaigns: one in Russia's snowbound Kamchatka peninsula while the other in Rome's Vatican City. These episodes are in addition to the intense New York, Moscow, Marseille, Jerusalem, and Tokyo episodes featured in the World War Z: Game of the Year Edition.
"Experience the heart-pounding immersion of Aftermath’s optional first-person mode, decimate the undead with a new melee system, and level eight unique classes with distinct play styles and customizable loadouts," the developers noted. To put the cherry on top, players can become better immersed in the post-apocalyptic world thanks to Saber Interactive's "dynamic Swarm Engine," allowing them to fight off the many hordes of ravenous zombies.
More details about World War Z: Aftermath's Horde Mode XL are expected on 24 January 2023. Until then, you can watch a preview trailer of the new game mode in the video below.
World War Z: Aftermath is currently available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, with full crossplay support between PC and consoles. The game can be played solo with AI or co-op for up to four players.