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The War Z is now Infestation: Survivor Stories

Following a copyright claim, Hammerpoint Interactive has changed the title of controversial zombie survival MMO The War Z to Infestation: Survivor Stories.

6 years ago

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  • The War Z hack: 'no evidence that account details were accessed', says dev

    The War Z was hacked a few weeks ago and it was feared that user account details were at the mercy of those behind the attack. However, publisher OP Productions has assured players that their details weren’t accessed.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z devs consider corralling cheaters and experimenting on them

    The War Z developer Hammerpoint Interactive has a unique response to the inevitable problem of cheaters – lock ’em up and exploit them right back.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z servers offline following database hack, statement inside

    The War Z has been taken offline by publisher OP Productions after both the user forum and the game’s database were hacked this morning.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z returns to Steam

    Much criticised survival MMO The War Z is once more available on Steam. Early reports suggest the product is somewhat more polished than at its initial launch, and its marketing materials have been altered to remove the troubling claims which resulted in its disappearance from Steam in December. Thanks, PCGamesN.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z comes under heavy cyber attack, bounces back

    Servers for controversial survival MMO The War Z has been suffering “various forms of malicious attacks” attacks, according to a post on its forums. Hammerpoint Interactive believes the most recent issue is resolved, although it’s now tackling a Steam DRM problem. Comments from veteran players below suggest a history of hacking and DDOS shutdown attempts, […]

    7 years ago
  • War Z dev issues apologetic open letter following rocky Steam launch

    The War Z’s launch on Steam was a bit of a disaster that saw developer Hammerpoint Interactive accused of nicking images from the Walking Dead TV show, charging players for instant respawn and the studio tussling with fans over the game’s policies and features. The game’s executive producer Sergey Titov has issued an open letter […]

    7 years ago
  • The War Z accused of copying Walking Dead images

    As if The War Z hadn’t generated enough scandal for one week, Hammerpoint has been accused of nicking images for use in its promotional materials. Kotaku has a series of comparison images showing zombie faces seemingly copied from The Walking Dead, zombie walk photos, and other sources. This isn’t the first time Hammerpoint’s been noted […]

    7 years ago
  • The War Z pulled from Steam, Valve offering full refunds

    The War Z has earned the dubious honour of being one of the few games to be pulled from Steam with full, no-questions refunds offered.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z dev responds to misleading Steam release complaints

    The War Z released on Steam yesterday to vocal critique from consumers claiming many advertised features are missing or incomplete.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z available now on Steam

    The War Z only went into beta a few weeks ago but the horror survival MMO has already attracted 600,000 registered players and made its way to Steam.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z enters beta, launching new characters, items and locations

    The War Z has completed its alpha testing phase, wiping tester progress and presenting a shiny new beta release.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z enters beta, Colorado map increased by 50%

    The War Z has gone into beta, and now the 500,000 strong community can play the full Colorado game map, use new playable characters, and look over the additional features added. Hammerpoint Interactive said opening the full map increased the size of the current game world by 50%, and added clan support and marketplace items. […]

    7 years ago
  • The War Z interview: a familiar zombie outbreak

    The War Z’s critics have accused it of copying DayZ’s open world survival template. VG247’s Dave Cook speaks with Hammerpoint to find out where the similarities end.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z closed beta starts this month, here's a trailer

    The War Z closed beta starts at the end of the month, and alpha access begins on October 15, according to Hammerpoint Interactive, which has released a new trailer showing off the PvP.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z's purchased items can be permanently lost

    The War Z takes realistic survival to the next level by taking away items you’ve paid real-world money for if your character kicks the bucket.

    7 years ago
  • The War Z pulls in over 100,000 closed beta registrations in 24 hours

    Arktos Entertainment Group and Hammerpoint Interactive have announced the zombie-apocalypse MMO, The War Z gathered over 100,000 closed beat registrations within a 24-hours period.

    7 years ago