If you haven’t acquainted yourself with World War Z yet, now is the best time to join the fight and turn the tide of the zombie apocalypse solo or in a team of four players.
World War Z: Aftermath release date, time and more
World War Z: Aftermath is expected to release worldwide on 21st September on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam and Epic Game Store for $39.99 USD, however, the exact release time will be platform dependent. For Nintendo Switch owners, no word if the expansion will be coming to the console, but World War Z will make its platform debut on 2nd November for which pre-orders are available.
If you are planning to wait for the game’s release date, it should be available within your region for PlayStation and Xbox at midnight. Players on Steam will likely wait a bit longer as new games on the service usually release around 10 am PST / 6 pm BST.
Players are able to play World War Z: Aftermath two days early through early access for pre-orders or upgrades on 19th September across the same platforms with the exception of the Nintendo Switch. If you are planning to upgrade the original game, all your game progress will transfer over at a discounted price of $19.99 USD.
Pre-Order World War Z: Aftermath now and play 2 days early— World War Z Game (@wwzthegame) August 25, 2021
The ultimate co-op zombie shooter is coming September 21
🧟 New Episodes: Rome and Kamchatka
🧟 New Survivors
🧟 Brutal new melee system feat Dual Sickles, Sledgehammer
and MUCH morehttps://t.co/pF5GQisNwV pic.twitter.com/UqShpg2pG6
What is World War Z: Aftermath about?
World War Z: Aftermath is the first expansion for the 2019 co-op zombie shooter, World War Z, which is inspired by the film of the same name. The game places a great emphasis on strong teamwork as you will work together to fend off waves of zombie hordes. The expansion retains most of these features but includes new components that will add something fresh and dynamic to the game.
Developers Saber Interactive added the new first-person shooter option that brings players closer to the zombie action, giving players a more visceral experience while changing up the combat and mobility to adapt to the new mode.
A new class will also be added with the expansion, which should help players minimise the zombie threat. The Vanguard class have a unique weapon in their arsenal, an electric shield, which when utilised can deal damage through hordes by blasting holes.
The game’s melee combat system has received a revamp with new weapons that can aid players in a tight squeeze or just out of ammo. Whether it be a sledgehammer, cleavers or a baseball bat, clearing hordes or playing Whac-A-Mole with zombie skulls will be more fun than gunplay.
The savage new melee system in World War Z: Aftermath— World War Z Game (@wwzthegame) August 10, 2021
Slaughter zeke with unique moves, perks and all-new dual-wielding and two-handed melee options featuring brutal weapons like sickles, cleavers, the fire axe, sledgehammer and more pic.twitter.com/CSPpQyKpEH
Aftermath will introduce two new map locations to fight against the horde: Rome and Kamchatka. From the cobblestone streets to the Roman catacombs, every inch of this Italian metropolis will be covered by hordes that are taking over the city.
If bringing peace back to the Vatican City isn’t up your tempo, the frozen landscape of the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka will see players attempting to take back an abandoned nuclear submarine from the hordes that lurk nearby. However, we suggest you remain indoors for this map as the freezing temperatures can deplete your health.
World War Z: Aftermath post-launch plans
Saber Interactive has outlined post-launch content for Aftermath with a free content update is planned for this October. The update will include Daily Challenges as well as a brand new zombie type, Booster. The Horde Mode XL mode is also planned for a post-launch release as a free update; however, it is slated for a release next year.
World War Z: Aftermath is coming next week and will also receive a free update in October— World War Z Game (@wwzthegame) September 15, 2021
This update not only introduces the Daily Challenges, but also a brand new special zombie type
Introducing BOOSTER - how do you think it will wreak havoc against survivors? pic.twitter.com/rHhnhTrkU7
World War Z: Aftermath system requirements
To run World War Z: Aftermath on your PC, the minimum system requirements are as follows:
Processor: AMD A10-5700 / Intel Core i3-3220 CPU
Graphics: AMD R7-240 / GForce 650Ti / Intel 630 GPU
Memory: 8GB of RAM
Storage: 50GB of storage space
OS: Windows 7 operating system
Furthermore, if you’re playing from Steam, it will support external controllers including the Xbox One controller, Steam Cloud, Steam Achievements and cross-platform play.
For more information on World War Z: Aftermath, check out the official game website, join their Discord server as well as their official Twitter account. Be sure to check out our general video games section for industry news, guides, and much more.
Featured image courtesy of Saber Interactive