World War Z

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World War Z
World War Z cover
Developers
Saber Interactive
Publishers
Mad Dog Games
Focus Home 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]
Optional online cross-play between PC and consoles.[3][4]

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
GOTY Edition.
Online modes require Epic Games Launcher.[5]
Windows
Humble Store
Epic Games Launcher
GOTY Edition.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
GOTY Edition Upgrade Includes new missions, weapon packs, and all previously available skins and weapons DLC.
Windows
Season Pass Includes Marseille Episode, The Professionals Pack, War Heroes Pack, Special Operations Weapon Pack, Biohazard Weapon Pack, Lobo Weapon Pack, Last Aid Weapon Pack, Signature Weapons Pack.
Windows
Lobo Weapon Pack Pre-order bonus.[6]
Windows
Marseille Episode Comprised of three missions.
Ownership is not required for joining friends for private games.[7][8]
Windows
The Professionals Pack Character skins.
Windows
War Heroes Pack Character skins.
Windows
Biohazard Weapon Pack
Windows
Special Operations Forces Pack
Windows
Signature Weapons Pack
Windows
Last Aid Pack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Saber\WWZ\client\storage\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Saber\WWZ\client\storage\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

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.[9]
Use the ultrawide patcher to remove the menu pillarboxing.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and cutscenes. Pillarboxed menu and loading screens.[10][11]
Use the ultrawide patcher to remove the menu pillarboxing.
4K Ultra HD
[12]
Field of view (FOV)
FOV Scale from 1.00 to 1.30 in increments of 0.05.[13][14]
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[edit]

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,[15] while Xbox 360 ones are not.[16][17][18]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[19][20]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibration toggle.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, UI, SFX, dialogue, voice chat.
Surround sound
[21]
Subtitles
Closed captions
[22]
Mute on focus lost
Game settings.
Game settings.

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
[23]
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.
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.[24][25]
Dedicated
Limited to locations in the US, Europe and Korea at launch.[24]
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[26]
TCP 11700-11710
UDP 48800–49000
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Visual stuttering[edit]

Switch from Vulkan to DirectX 11[27]
  1. Go to Settings -> Video.
  2. Set Graphics API to DirectX11.

Stretched menu at wide resolutions[edit]

The main menu background including character models may stretch at 21:9 and wider resolutions.[28]
Disable FidelityFX sharpening[28]
  1. From the main menu, go to Settings -> Video.
  2. Set FidelityFX CAS to OFF.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [29]
Audio FMOD [29]
Cutscenes Bink Video [29]
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements[edit]

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.

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. The Crossplay Update is LIVE! - last accessed on 2020-03-23
  4. The Dronemaster Update is Live! - last accessed on 2020-07-22
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-05
    Closed the Epic Games launcher and renamed its Binaries folder. The game tried to connect to its servers but failed, still allowing to play through the Offline mode.
  6. [1] - last accessed on April 15, 2019
  7. 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"
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-05-05
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-29
    Tested at a custom 5760x1080 resolution - screenshots taken and compared to 16:9 and 21:9.
  10. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-29
    Tested at the native 2560x1080 resolution and custom 3840x1080 - screenshots taken and compared to 16:9.
  11. The Kill It With Fire Update Is LIVE! - last accessed on 2019-10-29
  12. WORLD WAR Z Game - Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - New York (4K 60FPS ULTRA) - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-03
  14. World War Z - Undead Sea Update Patch Notes - last accessed on 2019-06-03
  15. PC controller support - last accessed on April 23, 2019
  16. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-04-16
    In my testing, despite the presence of controller settings, my Razer Xbox 360 controller didn't work at all.
  17. Controller not working on PC version? - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  18. My xbox 360 controller is not detected in PC version - last accessed on April 23, 2019
  19. /PC/ Third-Party Controller not working with the game - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  20. Controller Issue. PC version. Help - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  21. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-04-16
    Rear speakers are used by the game.
  22. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-04-16
    Only the voices are captioned.
  23. World War Z - FAQ - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  24. 24.0 24.1 There will be both dedicated *and* P2P servers. - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  25. Official dev responses regarding some of the current issues - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  26. Server Addresses and Ports? - last accessed on April 30, 2019
  27. Official dev responses regarding some of the current issues (primarily on PC) - last accessed on April 16, 2019
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-10-29
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-04-16