Developed by Saber Interactive, World War Z is a third-person zombie-killing thriller set in the same universe as the 2013 film adaptation. The game is divided into mission locations. Main offices: New York, Jerusalem, Moscow, Tokyo, and Marseille. Each area focuses on survivors trying to escape whatever zombie hell they are in.
Receiving Experience Points
To progress through each class and unlock the respective perks, you need to gain experience points. World War Z distributes points based on kills, weapons you’ve used, and various challenge rewards.
These challenges can be geared towards specific actions in the game, such as healing teammates, or they can be class-specific. These may require the use of drones a certain number of times or the immobilization of certain turrets. Finally, challenge rewards are key to speeding up the progression and unlocking perks for each class.
You Can’t Pause – World War Z
The unfortunate downside with most multiplayer-focused games is the inability to pause. The Game suffers the same fate, but what really hurts players the most is the inability to pause the game even in offline mode. There’s a reason why you can’t pause the quest to play with other real people, but it’s a bit annoying not being able to pause playing alone.
The game is a living world (where you get attacked by non-survivable things), so it’s finally understandable why you can’t pause the game. But emergencies still happen, so in the unfortunate event of something knocking you out of the game, fully expect you and your team to be half-eaten by zombies when you return again.
The Solanum Virus
Ever wonder how the zombie apocalypse begins? Has someone not washed their hands or eaten food contaminated with the genetic mutation? Well, in the World War Z universe, it was thanks to the Solanum virus. This highly contagious and infectious virus is fluid in origin and reaches the brain through a person’s blood.
When it reaches the brain, it sends a signal to regenerate itself and destroy host cells at the same time, causing heart failure and major organ failure. The virus will keep the brain alive and turn the host into a new zombie, a creature that doesn’t absorb water or oxygen.
The first case of the Solanum virus occurred in South Africa, although records also indicate that the global outbreak started in China. An infected person may experience severe pain almost immediately and may experience blood clots near the infected area. Symptoms tended to get worse as time progressed until the host was declared dead within 23 hours. There is still no cure for the Solanum virus, so for now, humanity has only hope of survival.
Based On A Book – World War Z
It’s easy to make a connection between the game and the movie starring Brad Pitt, because, well, it’s Brad Pitt, but the movie isn’t the first story. Zombie Survival was originally a horror novel written by Max Brooks in 2006. World War Z is the sequel to Brooks’ first survival book The Zombie Survival Guide in 2003 and was overall inspired by Studs Terkel’s The Good War: An Oral History of World War II and director George A. Romero’s classic zombie films.
The story takes place about 20 years after the apocalypse began, but about ten years after humanity seems to have won the war. It follows a civilian guide interviewing people around the world about their experiences during the zombie pandemic and trying to unearth the origins of the zombie outbreak.