H1Z1 seems to be a surprise hit with PlayStation owners with over 4.5 million people playing the open beta. Daybreak celebrated the milestone by giving everyone the Blue Barbed Hellfire 4-6 skin, and unlocking duos mode which lets you play as a team of two.
The beta launch was a little rocky with server problems and power cuts but seems to have stabilised quickly, I was playing it quite a lot over the weekend and was finding matches straight away.
If you haven’t played the game it’s a Battle Royale title where you can play solo, with a friend, or in a team of five, in a battle to the death. There’s no crafting or base building but there are vehicles, and unlike Fortnite you won’t get wiped out two seconds after you land.
It does look utterly terrible, we’re talking low end PS3 graphics, but the map is a decent size and most importantly the gun-play is snappy and accurate. I much prefer it to Fortnite, and appears quite a few other people do as well. You can download the PS4 beta here.
In other numbers news, Nioh, the RPG from Team Ninja, has sold over two million copies world wide.