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Revision as of 15:09, 22 September 2021

World War Z
World War Z cover
Developers
Saber Interactive
Engines
Swarm Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows April 16, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 70
IGDB 75
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Zombies
World War Z on HowLongToBeat
World War Z on IGDB
World War Z guide on StrategyWiki
World War Z on MobyGames
World War Z on Wikipedia

Key points

Multiple free content and technical updates since release.[2]

General information

Official forums
Official Discord server
Community subreddit
Technical FAQ - includes solutions to common issues
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Aftermath edition.
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Aftermath edition.
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Aftermath edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Icon overlay.png
Aftermath edition.
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
Epic Games Launcher
GOTY Edition.
Windows
Humble Store
Icon overlay.png
Aftermath edition.
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Aftermath edition and Deluxe Edition are also available.
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Aftermath edition.
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows

Version differences

Aftermath edition includes all content of GOTY Edition, two additional campaign episodes, and access to the first-person mode.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
GOTY Edition Upgrade Contains Marseille Episode, The Professionals Pack, War Heroes Pack, Special Operations Weapon Pack, Biohazard Weapon Pack, Lobo Weapon Pack, Last Aid Weapon Pack, and Signature Weapons Pack.
Windows
Season Pass Contains all GOTY Edition content.
Windows
Lobo Weapon Pack Pre-order bonus.[3] Contains four weapon variations.
Windows
Marseille Episode Contains three missions.
Ownership is not required for joining friends for private games.[4][5]
Windows
The Professionals Pack Contains character skins.
Windows
War Heroes Pack Contains character skins.
Windows
Biohazard Weapon Pack Contains four weapon variations.
Windows
Special Operations Forces Pack Contains four weapon variations.
Windows
Signature Weapons Pack Contains four weapon variations.
Windows
Last Aid Pack Contains four weapon variations.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Saber\WWZ\client\storage\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/699130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Saber\WWZ\client\storage\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/699130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Video settings
Video settings
HUD settings
HUD settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Hor+ gameplay and cutscenes. Pillarboxed menu and loading screens.[6]
Use the ultrawide patcher to remove the menu pillarboxing.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and cutscenes. Pillarboxed menu and loading screens.[7][8]
Use the ultrawide patcher to remove the menu pillarboxing.
4K Ultra HD
[9]
Field of view (FOV)
FOV Scale from 1.00 to 1.30 in increments of 0.05 for the third-person mode.[10][11]
0.80 to 1.30 for the first-person mode exclusive to the Aftermath edition.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled Texture Filtering. Low, Medium, High, Ultra.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, up to 2x SSAA through Resolution Scale.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 60, 90, 120, or Unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Camera settings
Camera settings
Controls settings
Controls settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
1-20 in increments of 1.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
5 control schemes, bumper and trigger swap options.
Controller sensitivity
Separate sliders for the look and aiming sensitivity. 1-20 for the X and Y axis.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox One controllers are supported,[12] while Xbox 360 ones are not.[13][14][15]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[16][17]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibration toggle.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, UI, SFX, dialogue, voice chat.
Surround sound
[18]
Subtitles
Closed captions
[19]
Mute on focus lost
Game settings [Note 2]
Game settings [Note 2]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Russian
Italian
German
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Polish
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
[20]
LAN play
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus
Up to 4 players in the campaign co-op mode, up to 8 in the PvP modes.
Optional co-op cross-play with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users enabled by default.[21][22]
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
The game resorts to P2P when the dedicated servers are unavailable.
Manual P2P hosting is not possible.[23][24]
Dedicated
Limited to locations in the US, Europe and Korea at launch.[23]
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[25]
TCP 11700-11710
UDP 48800–49000
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed

Visual stuttering

Switch from Vulkan to DirectX 11[26]
  1. Go to Settings -> Video.
  2. Set Graphics API to DirectX11.

Stretched menu at wide resolutions

The main menu background including character models may stretch at 21:9 and wider resolutions.[27]
Disable FidelityFX sharpening[27]
  1. From the main menu, go to Settings -> Video.
  2. Set FidelityFX CAS to OFF.
Use the World War Z ultrawide & multimonitor patcher.[27]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Vulkan
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [28]
Audio FMOD [28]
Cutscenes Bink Video [28]
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220
AMD A10-5700
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Intel HD Graphics 630
ATI Radeon HD 5870
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/699130/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (699130) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. The first-person mode is available only in the Aftermath edition of the game.

References

  1. World War Z - Launch Trailer (video description) - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  2. World War Z Season 2 Roadmap Revealed, Includes Crossplay Support, New Missions, More - last accessed on 2019-09-19
  3. [1] - last accessed on April 15, 2019
  4. World War Z: Marseilles DLC & Game of the Year Edition Shamble to PS4 Tomorrow - last accessed on 2020-05-05
    "if you are playing in a private lobby, only the host needs to have the Marseille DLC. That means that only one of your friends needs to have the Marseille DLC for you to play together"
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-05-05
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-29
    Tested at a custom 5760x1080 resolution - screenshots taken and compared to 16:9 and 21:9.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-29
    Tested at the native 2560x1080 resolution and custom 3840x1080 - screenshots taken and compared to 16:9.
  8. The Kill It With Fire Update Is LIVE! - last accessed on 2019-10-29
  9. WORLD WAR Z Game - Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - New York (4K 60FPS ULTRA) - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  10. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-03
  11. World War Z - Undead Sea Update Patch Notes - last accessed on 2019-06-03
  12. PC controller support - last accessed on April 23, 2019
  13. Controller not working on PC version? - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  14. My xbox 360 controller is not detected in PC version - last accessed on April 23, 2019
  15. Is there a trick to making the game recognize controllers? (Xbox 360/XBone) - last accessed on 2021-08-30
  16. /PC/ Third-Party Controller not working with the game - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  17. Controller Issue. PC version. Help - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  18. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-04-16
    Rear speakers are used by the game.
  19. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-04-16
    Only the voices are captioned.
  20. World War Z - FAQ - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  21. The Crossplay Update is LIVE! - last accessed on 2020-03-23
  22. The Dronemaster Update is Live! - last accessed on 2020-07-22
  23. 23.0 23.1 There will be both dedicated *and* P2P servers. - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  24. Official dev responses regarding some of the current issues - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  25. Server Addresses and Ports? - last accessed on April 30, 2019
  26. Official dev responses regarding some of the current issues (primarily on PC) - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-29
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-04-16