Prepare Your Defenses! World War Z: Aftermath’s Free “Battle of Arizona” Update Drops Today

Dive into an all-new Horde Mode XL map set in Phoenix, and grab the new premium Desert Defenders Weapons Pack DLC

The deadliest fight against the undead begins today! The new “Battle of Arizona” update is now available and free for all players in World War Z: Aftermath, the ultimate co-op zombie shooter from Saber Interactive inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. “Battle of Arizona” introduces a brand-new map for the massive Horde Mode XL (playable on Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S). Set in an abandoned military museum in Phoenix, this latest map takes the war against the swarms to challenging new extremes. Do you have what it takes to hold the line against impossible odds?

Today also marks the arrival of the new Desert Defenders Weapons Pack, a premium bundle featuring the new Kukri melee weapon that slices AND dices, as well as four new desert-themed, military-grade weapon skins specially crafted for the DE50 pistol, 1877 SBL rifle, TMP5 SMG, and M500 shotgun. The Desert Defenders Weapons Pack is available for $4.99 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC*.

In addition, today’s “Battle of Arizona” update features free content for all owners of the original World War Z and World War Z: Aftermath, including:

  • New Power-up Improving Bags: Discover all-new Improving Bag power-ups on PvE and Horde Mode maps for a crucial advantage in the heat of battle! Arm yourself with a variety of bonuses, including a unique boost to strikes, increased ammo capacity, and an additional equipment slot.
  • Class Swapping in Horde Mode and Horde Mode XL: Players can now change their class once during each preparation wave, giving you a chance to adjust your tactics in a pinch!
  • Custom Player Portrait Frames: Show off your accomplishments with new customizable player portrait frames, which are displayed in lobbies and on the scoreboard.

Powered by the next generation of Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z: Aftermath lets you play solo with AI squadmates or in co-op for up to four players with full crossplay between PC and consoles. Take on hordes of ravenous zombies with all content from World War Z: Game of the Year Edition, featuring full episodes in New York, Moscow, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Marseille, Rome/Vatican City, and the Kamchatka peninsula, as well as the new premium Arizona campaign episode! Experience the heart-pounding immersion of Aftermath’s optional first-person mode, decimate the undead with unique melee weapons, and master eight classes with distinct play styles and customizable loadouts.

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*Owners of the original World War Z on PlayStation and Xbox can also purchase the Desert Defenders Weapons Pack.

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