Daybreak Games Permanently Shutting Down H1Z1’s PvE Mode Just Survive

With the world of battle royale games dominated by Epic Games’ Fortnite, there is little space for competition for other titles. Online experiences are usually preferred in these circumstances, and that’s why Daybreak Games announced that Just Survive, H1Z1’s original PvE mode pitting you against waves of zombies, is going permanently offline later in October.

On the other hand, H1Z1: Battle Royale is experiencing a surge in its playerbase after the recent PlayStation 4 release. A statement released by the studio announces the game’s Just Survive mode is permanently shutting down its servers on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. PT. The reasons behind this decision is the dwindling number of players, making the mode’s maintenance “untenable.” The team went on to thank everyone who played and for their continous support throughout the last three years in early access.

Dear Survivors,

After careful consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to sunset Just Survive on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. PT. The excitement of the game’s promise was palpable and its loyal community is still full of ideas for its future. Unfortunately, we are no longer in a position to fulfill its greatness and the current population of the game makes it untenable to maintain.

Just Survive was part of our first Early Access project, and we learned a great deal during its development. As with any open world game, the greatest stories came from our passionate players. From the incredibly skilled base builders to the free-ranging gangs, and all of the players named variations of “ImFriendly” and “PleaseDontShootMe”, we hope everyone had amazing adventures across Pleasant Valley and Badwater Canyon.

Thank you for taking the time to play the game, to help test it when we opened the Test servers to the public, and for all of the suggestions and feedback throughout Early Access. We truly appreciate everyone’s commitment and your contributions throughout the development process. Our promise is to do better and learn from every experience along the way.

Just Survive servers will remain available for play until Wednesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. PT, and starting immediately all Steam purchases and in-game transactions have been disabled. To find out if you are eligible for a refund via Steam, please visit this link.

Try to get a few hours in before Just Survive goes offline forever.

[Source: Just Survive]