Zombie Army 4: Dead War

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Zombie Army 4: Dead War cover
Developers
Rebellion Developments
DLC Flix Interactive[1]
Engines
Asura
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 75
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Zombies, World War II
Series Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army
Zombie Army 4: Dead War on HowLongToBeat
Zombie Army 4: Dead War on IGDB
Zombie Army 4: Dead War guide on StrategyWiki
Zombie Army 4: Dead War on MobyGames
Zombie Army 4: Dead War on Wikipedia
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army
Subseries of Sniper Elite
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2013
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 2013
Zombie Army Trilogy 2015
Zombie Army 4: Dead War 2020

General information

Official website - for all Zombie Army games
Official support form - for all Rebellion games
Official subreddit - for all Zombie Army games
Developer Discord server

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Epic Games Launcher and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]
Exclusive to Epic Games Launcher for 12 months after release.[3][4]

Version differences[edit]

Deluxe Edition includes Undead Airman Character, Solid Gold Weapon Skins, FG-42 Automatic Rifle Bundle, and Undercover Karl Outfit DLC.
Super Deluxe Edition includes Season Pass One comprised of the Deluxe Edition and additional DLC.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass One 3 additional campaign missions, 4 character packs, 9 weapon bundles, 5 weapon skin packs, and 4 character outfit bundles.[5]
Windows
Season Pass Two Three additional campaign missions; character outfits, weapon bundles, weapon skin packs, headgear and charm packs.
Windows
Undead Airman Character Playable character with unique characteristics. Pre-order bonus.[6]
Windows
Mission 1 Terror Lab Campaign mission containing four chapters.
Windows
Mission 2 - Blood Count Campaign mission containing four chapters.
Windows
Mission 3 - Deeper than Hell Campaign mission containing four chapters.
Windows
Mission 4 - Damnation Valley Campaign mission.
Windows
American Sea Captain Character Playable character with unique characteristics.
Windows
Renegade Officer Character Playable character with unique characteristics.
Windows
French Resistance Fighter Character Playable character with unique characteristics.
Windows
Paratrooper Zombie Character Paratrooper skin version of Undead Airman Character.
Windows
Zombie Gentleman Dress Uniform Character Gentleman Officer skin version of Undead Airman Character; two charms for all weapons.
Windows
FG-42 Automatic Rifle Bundle FG-42 automatic rifle with Fallschirmjäger Camo and Black skins; Fallschirmjäger Helmet and Iron Cross charms for all weapons.
Windows
Repeater Rifle Bundle M1895 repeater with Strange Brigade and Blue Jade skins; Cowboy Hat and Jade Cat charms for all weapons.
Windows
M1 Semi-auto Carbine Bundle M1 carbine with US Flag and Baseball skins; Uncle Sam Hat and Baseball Bat charms for all weapons.
Windows
PPSH Submachine Gun Bundle PPSH-41 submachine gun with Hammer and Sickle and Russian Doll skins; Red Star and Russian Doll charms for all weapons.
Windows
Mortar Shotgun Bundle Mortar shotgun with Zombie and Snake skins; Easter Egg and Zombie Rabbit's Foot charms for all weapons.
Windows
Luger Pistol Bundle Luger P08 pistol with Ornate and Rusty skins; Eagle and Cross, and Sagamartha Relic charms for all weapons.
Windows
Shotgun Pistol Bundle Shotgun pistol with Toy and Ornate skins; Ornate Shotgun Shell and Rogue Trooper Head charms for all weapons.
Windows
Crossbow Rifle Bundle Big Joe crossbow with Toy and Ornate skins; Rogue Trooper Helmet and Commemorate Coin charms for all weapons.
Windows
Crossbow Pistol Bundle Crossbow pistol with Carved and Ornate skins; Crossbow Bolt and Ornate Egg charms for all weapons.
Windows
Lee Enfield Rifle Bundle Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifle with Ceremonial and Spitfire skins.
Windows
Gas Mask Headgear Bundle Four cosmetic gas masks for all characters.
Windows
Flags Charms Pack British, American, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Canadian, Japanese, South Korean, and Chinese flag charms for all weapons.
Windows
Halloween Headgear Bundle Three masks and one hat for all characters.
Windows
Halloween Charm Pack Spider, Poison Bottle, Classic Ghost, and Cauldron charms for all weapons.
Windows
Undercover Karl Outfit German officer outfit for Karl with Officer Hat and German Helmet headgear options.
Windows
Classic Boris Outfit Classic Boris look from Zombie Army Trilogy with Soviet Pilotka and Soviet Helmet headgear options.
Windows
Lone Wolf Jun Outfit Lone Wolf outfit for Jun with Shades and Beanie headgear options.
Windows
Solid Gold Weapon Skins Applicable to all weapons of the base game.
Windows
Molten Lava Weapon Skins Applicable to all weapons of the base game.
Windows
Bloodsoaked Weapon Skins Applicable to all weapons of the base game.
Windows
Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins Applicable to all weapons of the base game.
Windows
Carbon Weapon Skins Applicable to all weapons of the base game.
Windows
Occult Ritual Weapon Skins Applicable to all weapons of the base game.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Character and weapon skins sold as separate inexpensive DLC.
Unlock Weapons and characters possessing unique characteristics sold as separate inexpensive DLC.

Essential improvements[edit]

Mute game intro[edit]

Delete or rename <path-to-game>\GUIMenu\loading_initial.gui.pc.sounds[7]
A game update may restore the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Zombie Army 4\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Zombie Army 4\PC_ProfileSaves\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store

Video[edit]

In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.
In-game graphics detail settings.
In-game graphics detail settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes and kill cameras are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Hor+ gameplay, centered HUD, windowboxed cutscenes and kill cameras.[8]
See the community workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and spanned HUD. Kill cameras are letterboxed at 21:9 and windowboxed at 32:9. Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 21:9 at 32:9.[9]
4K Ultra HD
[10]
Field of view (FOV)
30-70 in increments of 2.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
[11]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low, Medium, High, Ultra, and up to 2x SSAA through Render Scale.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
[12]

Input[edit]

In-game controls settings.
In-game controls settings.
In-game control sensitivity settings.
In-game control sensitivity settings.
In-game aim assist settings.
In-game aim assist settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Photo mode movement buttons WSADOK cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing is also available.
Mouse sensitivity
0-100 in increments of 5 for X and Y axis. Shared with controller sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X and Y axis inversion options.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
The game launcher is not navigable with a controller.
Controller remapping
Normal or Legacy layout preset.
Controller sensitivity
0-100 in increments of 5 for X and Y axis. Shared with mouse sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X and Y axis inversion options.[13]
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[14]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[15]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[16]
Haptic feedback
Vibration toggle.[13]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse aiming is not possible while moving with a controller.[13]

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game accessibility settings.
In-game accessibility settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, speech, SFX.
Surround sound
[17]
Subtitles
Adjustable text size and box opacity. White, red, yellow, green, blue, or pink color.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Game language is tied to that of the Epic Games launcher, selectable through its Settings.[18]
Command line arguments noted below also allow to force the desired language.[18]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
-language=english or -language=american
Simplified Chinese
-language=chinese(simplified)
Traditional Chinese
-language=chinese(traditional)
French
-language=french
German
-language=german
Italian
-language=italian
Japanese
-language=japanese
Korean
-language=korean
Polish
-language=polish
Brazilian Portuguese
-language=portugese(brazilian)
Russian
-language=russian
Spanish
-language=spanish

Network[edit]

In-game matchmaking region choices.
In-game matchmaking region choices.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
[19]
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
A lobby browser is also available.
Peer-to-peer
[20]
Self-hosting

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game remains running[edit]

The game may remain running after playing in the Vulkan mode and quitting to desktop.[21]

End the game process[18]
  1. Access the Task Manager (Ctrl+ Shift+Esc).
  2. On Windows 10, switch to the Details tab.
  3. Locate ZA4_vulkan.exe and click on End task.

DLC items reset after restart[edit]

Downloadable in-game weapon skins and charms may become unequipped after a game restart.[22]

Issues fixed[edit]

No controller support[edit]

Players have reported the game failing to recognize controllers. Epic Games deployed a launcher update to address the issue.[23]

Other information[edit]

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Vulkan
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 (limited to Vulkan), 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-6100 or AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GTX 1030 or AMD equivalent
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References

  1. [1] - last accessed on 2020-10-20
  2. Denuvo Support Page - last accessed on 2020-02-04
  3. Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a fun co-op shooter where you must prevent Hitler's return from hell - last accessed on 2020-02-04
    "On PC it'll be a 12-month exclusive"
  4. [2] - last accessed on 2020-02-04
  5. Zombie Army 4's First Season Of Post-Launch Content Revealed! - last accessed on 2020-02-04
  6. [3] - last accessed on 2020-02-04
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-03-11
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-05
    Tested on a single monitor at custom 5760x1080 and 11520x1080 resolutions, screenshots compared to 16:9 and other resolutions.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-03-11
    Tested at 2560x1080 (native), 3440x1440 and 3840x1080 after the March 10 game update.
  10. Zombie Army 4: Dead War Review Ball Busting Fun? "Buy, Wait for Sale, Rent, Never Touch?" - last accessed on 2020-02-04
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-05
    Multiple screenshots taken on various AA, texture and sharpening settings. The distant surfaces did not appear to be blurrier than anything else. Additionally consulted with Marioysikax who expressed similar observations upon examining the screenshots. An image to demonstrate.
  12. [4] - last accessed on 2020-02-18
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-05
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  14. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-05
    Verified by testing the game with a Microsoft Xbox One Controller with a USB cable
  15. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-05
    Verified by testing the game with a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 Controller with a USB cable
  16. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-02-05
    Verified by hot-plugging 2 different controllers
  17. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-05
    The game made use of the rear speakers on a 5.1 sound system in every in-game Audio output mode.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-05
  19. [5] - last accessed on 2020-02-05
  20. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-15
    Hosted an online game and recorded all network activity in NetLimiter over 4 hours. Megabytes of data have been transferred to the known home IP address of a friend.
  21. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-05
    Experienced personally and reported by others on the official Rebellion Discord server.
  22. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-02-23
    Additionally reported by multiple users on Discord.
  23. [6] - last accessed on 2020-02-05