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7 Days to Die 1.0 Release Date, New Features, & More

Posted on by justin
Developer The Fun Pimps recently announced that first-person zombie survival game 7 Days to Die is leaving Early Access to become a fully-released title. It has been almost 12 years since the game’s alpha version launched. Now, its full release it just around the corner. So, here’s what you should know about 7 Days to Die 1.0.

7 Days to Die 1.0 Release Date, Features, & Roadmap

7 Days to Die 1.0 Dubbed the Alpha Exodus (previously called the Apocalypse Edition), the release date window for the 7 Days to Die 1.0 update is June 2024 for the PC. This major update for the game’s console versions should follow a month after the PC version received the patch. The game-developing company said in the announcement that the team feels satisfied with their efforts, allowing them to decide to let 7 Days to Die leave Early Access. Additionally, players can still expect experimental builds from the developer even after the game’s full release. The game’s older versions will still be accessible by players, at least for the PC version. At the time of writing, information about the additions, improvements, and changes from this upcoming update are relatively few. Still, it's safe to say that the released information for what should be the Alpha 22 update and beyond will now appear in version 1.0. Nonetheless, here’s a quick look at the new content, features, upgrades, and more in 7 Days to Die version 1.0:
  • Asset overhaul for vehicles
  • New animals
  • New gore system for zombies
  • Zombie variance
  • New challenge system
  • New props
  • Road decals
  • New points of interest (POIs)
  • Updated VFX/Graphics Upgrades
  • Various optimizations
  • Random gen improvements
  • Updated controller support
The developer also included information about the future of 7 Days to Die via a roadmap. Players can expect the following updates for 2024 to 2025:
  • Q4 2024: Storm’s Brewing – Includes weather system and biome progression overhaul. It’ll also implement a wardrobe system, crossplay, and random gen for consoles.
  • Q2 2025: A New Threat – This window may include bandits, a new quest type, an event system, and a UI and main menu overhaul.
  • Q4 2025: The Road Ahead – This period may include a story mode, new quest type, trader overhaul, and Steam workshop support.

Pricing Changes

Players who own a copy of 7 Days to Die won’t need to purchase the Alpha Exodus update. However, those who wish to purchase the game after the release of version 1.0 must pay $44.99. This 7 Days to Die 1.0 price will remain the same across all platforms and storefronts. However, the developer will hold a "Last Chance" sale on Steam from April 22 to April 29, 2024, to let interested players purchase the game before its inevitable price increase.

About the Console Version

As mentioned earlier, the console version of the 7 Days to Die 1.0 update should be released about a month after the PC version receives the major patch. Additionally, the developer mentioned that crossplay works for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X players. However, the feature isn't available at the time of writing as The Fun Pimps is still waiting for certification approval from Microsoft and Sony. It's also worth mentioning that the developer won't continue to support the game's versions for legacy consoles. This decision comes from technical difficulties with the old and current console hardware. Additionally, 7 Days to Die will be delisted from digital storefronts once the new version launches. The game will also leave Gamepass by the end of April 2024 and won't return to the service. Players must also start a new game using a different platform with the end of support for the game’s GamePass version. Other details regarding the console version of 7 Days to Die 1.0 include the following:
  • No concrete plans to release modding support for the game’s console version
  • The console edition won’t have local split-screen support
  • No plans to release a physical edition
  • Various limitations are expected to appear on the launch of version 1.0, like the unavailability of randomly generated maps, lack of level or world editor, and peer-to-peer connection restrictions.
Check out this video for additional details about 7 Days to Die 1.0:
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