Developer-publisher Saber Interactive announced that World War Z: Aftermath will launch on January 24 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X/S alongside the Horde Mode XL update which adds a special “XL” zombie wave with over 1,000 zombies. This mode will be exclusive to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The upcoming update will be available to all platforms and will introduce new weapons and a new weapon progression system. Additionally, the next-gen versions will introduce 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. A new trailer was also released. World War Z: Aftermath is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store.
The game’s details via the publisher can be seen below:
World War Z: Aftermath is the ultimate co-op zombie shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film, and the next evolution of the original hit World War Z that has now captivated over 15 million players. Turn the tide of the zombie apocalypse on consoles and PC with full cross-play. Join up to three friends or play on your own with AI teammates against hordes of ravenous zombies in intense story episodes across new zombie-ravaged locations around the world. Take back Vatican City in an epic confrontation in Rome, and join forces with survivors in Russia’s snowbound Kamchatka peninsula.
New Stories From a World at War – Take back Vatican City in an epic confrontation in Rome, and join forces with survivors in Russia’s snowbound Kamchatka peninsula in all-new story missions. Play as both new and returning characters as you take the fight to the undead with a brutal new melee system, decimating zekes with unique moves, perks and dual-wield weapon options like the sickle and cleaver. Fend off new undead monstrosities, including swarms of flesh-hungry rats that will unleash total chaos on your team.
The Next Generation of the Zombie Swarm – Endure endless waves of increasingly difficult zombies in the new Horde Mode XL game mode, featuring hundreds more zombies on screen than ever before possible. Horde Mode XL will arrive in a free post-launch update on PC.
Deep Progression and a New Perspective – Experience a heart-pounding new perspective with Aftermath’s immersive new First-Person Mode option. Level up eight unique classes — the Gunslinger, Hellraiser, Slasher, Medic, Fixer, Exterminator, Dronemaster, and all-new Vanguard class — each with their own perks and playstyles. Customize your weapons to survive any challenge, and conquer new daily missions with special modifiers for bonus rewards.