Saber Interactive has announced World War Z Aftermath, a new release of the popular co-op zombie shooter that has been expanded with new missions and content, and will upgraded for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2022.
World War Z Aftermath will release later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, adding to all the existing content with new characters to play as, a new Vanguard class, new enemy types (like undead rats) and a new first person mode. There will be three new story locations to play through in Rome, Vatican City and Kamchatka, and the gameplay has been enhanced with dual-wield weapons and an overhauled melee combat system.
The new release will be available for $39.99, but existing WWZ owners will be able to upgrade to Aftermath for $19.99. That paid upgrade is important for players on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. When Aftermath launches, it will already have 4K and 60fps support on PS5 and XSX via backward compatibility, however a fully native upgrade to Aftermatch will arrive in early 2022. This will add a new Horde XL game mode that is strictly added for PS5, XSX|S and PC. This will add hundreds more on-screen zombies to really overwhelm your defences.
World War Z has had tons of updates and added content since its release in 2019, but even back at the very start, this was a great co-op zombie shooter. In our World War Z review Nicole said:
It’s safe to say that World War Z doesn’t shy away from its undeniable likeness to Valve’s 10 year old masterpiece. In borrowing many of that game’s ideas, from its AI engine to the uncannily similar special zombies, it’s actually become a spiritual successor that can scratch that Left 4 Dead itch. World War Z might lack in originality, but this isn’t enough to deter from the brainless, fast-paced, cooperative shooter action that you can effortlessly sink hours into and unknowingly get a real soft spot for.
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