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H1Z1 Is Now Free To Play And More!

Daybreak Studios announced today that H1Z1 is going Free to Play. Starting today anyone can download and play H1Z1 and Auto Royale for free. For players who have previously purchased the game and helped test throughout Early Access they will be rewarded with the “H1Z1 Appreciation Pack”, which consist of various skins, crates, and in-game currency.

The studio also announced 3 sets of DLC for the game to celebrate the transition to Free to Play. The DLC’s Bronze Battle Royale Pack, Silver Battle Royale Pack, and the Gold Limited Edition battle pack include everything ranging from crates to custom skins for your cars.

On top of the announcements for the game going Free to Play and the launch of new cosmetic DLC packs the H1Z1 Pro League confirmed the 15 teams that will be fighting it out in the first season of the league. Anthony Castoro, H1Z1 General Manager was quoted on the announcement of the league.

“We are very excited to announce that H1Z1 will be free to play starting today. Not only does this decision allow us to share our version of Battle Royale and Auto Royale with even more players, but it signifies the next step in making H1Z1 a must-watch esport. The Pro League is going to redefine esports when it kicks off in Las Vegas this April, and whether a person is an aspiring pro athlete or just wants to play with friends, we want everyone to have the chance to play the most competitive battle royale game.”

You can find the full update here and if you have been waiting for the chance to pick up H1Z1 the time has never been better. Let us know what you think about the game, the change to Free To Play, and the new DLC sets by leaving a comment below.


H1Z1 Massive Update!

Today H1Z1 launched a major update to the game as it leaves early access. The game, which has now been in development for three years, received an update that includes a new game mode, brand new features, and an all-new reward system for players!

First up is the brand new game mode Auto Royale. It’s a new team-based, vehicular battle royale game mode. In Auto Royale, you and your teammates are locked into a vehicle and get launched into the map with up to 29 other teams. The game mode also features elements such as a new ARV military style vehicle, a light machine gun, landmines, jump ramps and more.

Up next is changes to the rank system starting with no more preseasons. It kicks off off with Season 1, an all-new scoring system that rewards players for consistency and includes the potential for de-ranking. The goal of the new system is to make it friendlier for all players.

Another new feature is the Tactical Deployment system which gives players the ability to select which sector they will parachute into at the start of the map. Any zone can be selected while players wait for the map to start, and a heatmapping system will pop up indicating where other players have picked to drop.

Finally, the reward system has been reworked. Players will now be earning the New Victory Crate for winning matches and Skull rewards for placing well in different match types. While these new skins aren’t available to trade, they can be broken down into scrap.

To get the full details of the launch patch for H1Z1 be sure to head here, and feel free to leave us a comment below and let us know what you think about this latest patch!


H1Z1 Pro League News from TwitchCon 2017!

At TwitchCon 2017 Twin Galaxies and Daybreak Games held a conference with the H1Z1 Pro Community to go over how the newly announced H1Z1 Pro League will operate.

One of the first topics addressed during the conference was regarding the franchise system for teams. Unlike most leagues, which currently require teams to compete and bid against each other while trying to buy into a league, the H1Z1 Pro League will be free. Teams wanting to compete in the league will apply and their applications will be approved based on criteria, such as: Team Brand, Financial Stability, and Proper Player Management. If approved a team will then be accepted into the league and required to meet certain conditions, such as the ability to provide their players with a $50,000 base salary for competing in the league.

Once approved by the league the teams will have free reign to build their roster for the first year if the players meet the following requirements:

  • Players must have achieved royalty in solo at any point before the end of preseason 7
  • Have a verified Twin Galaxies and Daybreak account that’s in good standing
  • Must be at least 17 years of age

Moving into the second year, Twin Galaxies will be building combined events that will establish a clear path for new players to become a professional and therefore qualify for the H1Z1 Pro League.

Another important point brought up during the conference was how exactly the teams and the players will make money while competing in the league. The main source of revenue for the league and its participants will consist of sponsorship deals, TV, and digital broadcasting rights, and of course everyone’s favorite: H1Z1 Pro League Crates! The current plan for crates is to release two to three H1Z1 Pro League Crates per year, these will highlight different teams and players who are competing in the H1Z1 Pro League. Overall the Teams will be given 25% of profits made from the league to help support the originations competing in the league and to provide a stable income for the players.

Speaking of teams and players, the league developers also announced the league’s Governance Community. The Community will have the final ruling on every change that impacts the league. The Governance Community will consist of the following members:

  • The Commissioner
  • Team Representative
  • Player Representative
  • Daybreak Representative
  • Twin Galaxies Representative

When it comes to any changes to the league, new rules, and more importantly changes to the game, the changes will only be implemented if the vote passes the community. This new league structure is one of the first of its kind and finally gives the Pro Players a direct voice in the game design and future of the game. This should help avoid problems moving forward, such as the Combat Update.

Something interesting that was addressed during the event was that they would not be enforcing any type of teaming rules moving forward. For example, since the league is based on a NASCAR point style system, if one team pulls ahead in the league the other teams would be allowed to team up and eliminate them before fighting each other. This is based on the mindset that the game will only allow for one winner; at some point, teams or players that decide to team together would have to face off against each other to determine the winner. With the lack of teaming rules, it will be interesting to see how it plays off but of course, just like everything else in the league, it is subject to change via the Governing Community.

On top of discussing the new league structures and the rules for the new league, the Daybreak team took the stage to answer some questions and provide a roadmap for what the course of the game will look like moving forward and what’s in the works. The following is on the list of features that will be coming:

  • Increasing Skill Gap
  • Working on Combat Tuning
  • Map Tuning
  • Improved Movement Quality
  • New Maps
  • Smaller Maps
  • New Weapons
  • Focusing on reducing the RNG
  • Pick your spawn point
  • Pro League Tournament Servers

Overall, the conference was very informative and offered great insight into Twin Galaxies and Daybreak’s plans moving forward with the H1Z1 Pro League, as well as the game itself. Judging by the success other games have seen from truly established leagues, it looks like the H1Z1 Pro League will ultimately be the next big thing for the H1Z1 community.


Instant Sell is Now Available for PUBG and H1Z1: KotK!

Looking to sell your PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS or H1Z1:KotK items quickly? We got you covered! Traders now have the ability to instantly sell your PUBG and H1Z1: KotK items by using the Instant Sell Feature!

We rolled this out a few months ago for CS:GO but based on it’s success, we recently expanded it to include these two games. Instead of listing your item for sale and then waiting for a buyer to purchase it on the marketplace, you now have the option to directly sell your PUBG and H1Z1: KotK items directly to OPSkins for the price that we offer you.

In return for your item, when you use Instant Sell you will have the choice of getting either regular OPSkins Wallet Funds which you can cash out for real money, or Operation Points (OP) which is basically OPSkins store credit that can be used to buy other items on OPSkins (from any game).

So how do you use Instant Sell on OPSkins?

  1. Visit the Instant Sell Page
  2. Select the items from your inventory that you wish to Instant Sell
  3. Then choose your earnings preference – OPSkins Wallet Funds or OP

It’s that simple. So if you have any CS:GO, PUBG or H1Z1:KotK items you are looking to sell quickly, head on over to the Instant Sell Page now.


H1Z1: KotK New Trickster Crate!

With Halloween on the horizon, Daybreak Games have dropped its newest collection of skins, the Trickster Crate! The Trickster Crate includes the brand new Black Magic Set as well as the Lunar Hellfire 4-6.

Each Trickster Crate contains one randomly inserted item from the set. Locked crates will drop during gameplay and can be opened in the game using the crowns currency system. However, if you don’t want to rely on luck to pick up the fancy new items, like the Trickster Mask or Green Bone Skull Mask, as soon as the items are tradable you will be able to pick them up on the OPSkins Marketplace!

Which of the new skins in the Trickster Crate is a must-have on your list and what do you plan on picking up once the skins become tradable? Let us know by leaving us a comment!


H1Z1: KotK AMA

The last few months have brought huge changes to H1Z1: King of the Kill. With the introduction of the combat update and the focus on quicker matches, Daybreak Games have been performing massive changes to the game. While these changes have been met with some controversy from the H1Z1: KotK community, the General Manager of H1Z1 at Daybreak Games Anthony Castoro took to Reddit to perform an AMA. He answered the community’s rising concerns and outlined Daybreak Studio’s goals with the changes they are making to the game.

Overall during the AMA, the team made it clear that while they are seeing a drop in the number of concurrent players due to the streaming ban in China, as well as the banning of thousands of bots, the games core community is actually growing. Many new players are being drawn to the game as the team continues its push towards quicker matches and faster gameplay to set itself apart from the growing competition in the Battle Royal Genre.

One of the main points the community has been arguing about has revolved around Concurrent Players due to the combat update. When asked about the drop in concurrent players since the release of the update, the team offered the following response:

“The short answer is that the combat update/current direction is not the cause of the CCU changes people are observing on Steam. Our DAU and peak concurrency has been significantly affected by the streaming ban in China. This has had knock-on effect on the West-coast NA population, which is multiplied by two other factors: A) we’ve been aggressively banning thousands of cheater/hacker accounts a day, the majority of which emanate from China. B) The combat update included a new system to prevent high ping players from using VPN to work around the ping lock, which is something most players wanted. Removing that, East Coast US and European DAU have been UP since the combat update.”

This answer provided some interesting details that many in the community were not aware of. Such as, while the overall number of players has dropped, Daybreak has seen a growing amount of Daily Active Users on the East Coast of the US as well as in Europe.

The next community hot topic has been the addition of new Points of Interest in the latest patches. Many have enjoyed the new Points of Interest, however others have wondered why they are including new POI’s instead of replacing the old POIs. When asked about this, the developers released the following answer:

“Some people in the community have asked for fewer POIs. Some have said “That’s enough” and others like the new POIs. The team looks at all of this and will continue to evaluate, but we don’t intend on adding more POIs after this update. re: faster games: The team understands that having more places to gear up allows some players to avoid conflict longer. On the other hand, the vast majority of players die in the first few minutes of the game, followed by a lull in the mid-game. This is a multi-dimensional problem that relates to more than just the number of POIs, including gas timing, gas speed, loot distro, starting player density, as well as vehicle availability.”

For the full write-up of the AMA and the response to all the questions the development team answered make sure to check out their site! Also get the latest info on the all-new Halloween themed Trickster Crate Here!


Twitch H1Z1 2017 Invitational Crates Promotion!

Daybreak Games have partnered with Twitch to bring players an exclusive deal on the new H1Z1: KotK Invitational 2017 Crates. For a limited time, only these crates will be available through the Store.

The crates will come in bundles of 2, 5, 20, and Ultra-Rare guaranteed 50 packs. In addition to the in-game pack, each purchase will also include two crates. The crates will include Emotes, Badges, and other limited edition items from your favorite twitch streamers.

If that wasn’t enough to get players excited, as an extra bonus every time a player opens a crate they have a chance to win an exclusive Ultra-Rare Twitch parachute skin, which is the first of its kind in the game.

Since the release of the crates, the Ultra-Rare Twitch Parachute skin has been sitting at the impressive price of $21.99 on the OPSkins marketplace. There’s speculation among H1Z1 traders that this price will rise as this promotion winds down. The tournament ends October  22nd.

So be sure to pick up those crates and let us know what skins are your favorite in the H1Z1 2017 Invitational Crates!


New Site Feature: Lowest Priced Items

You can now browse or search the lowest priced item listings in each category for every game. Instead of scrolling through listings of the same item to find the cheapest one, or using the search bar to find your item and sorting by price, the Lowest Priced Items tool does the work for you even faster.

There are two different versions of this tool, depending on the game. Here’s how it works for CS:GO, Dota 2, or Team Fortress 2:

Visit Shop > Lowest Priced items > Select an item type > if applicable, select subcategory

For all other games, here’s how it works:

Say you want a pair of Camo Hotpants for your next game of PUBG and wanted to snag the lowest priced listing. Go to Shop > Lowest Priced Items > type Camo Hotpants into the search bar, and there’s your item.

In ye olden times (last week) you’d have to go to Browse PUBG Listings > Search PUBG > Camo Hotpants > Sort Price: Low to High and buy the first listing.

If you wish to browse items, they appear in alphabetical order on the Lowest Priced Items pages.

For all games, items on the Good Deals page are included in these listings, but can only be purchased during the first five minutes that they’re on sale if you’re a Buyer’s Club member.

What do you think of the Lowest Priced Items tool? Share your thoughts in the comments.


Useful Tools to Easily Find the Best Priced Items on OPSkins

OPSkins is always working to make your buying and selling experience faster and easier on our marketplace. During the last few months we’ve launched a few goodies that you probably want to know about if you want to make the best trades. These tools are all intended to help you find the item you’re looking for quickly, at the best price, and with minimal effort. Here’s a summary of each:

OPSkins Weapon Builder

Use the OPSkins Weapon Builder when you want to preview any CS:GO skin/sticker combination. The Weapon Builder will find and display the exact item you are looking for. Narrow your search down by weapon type, skin, wear, and stickers – then see if it’s for sale on OPSkins, and which current listing is the cheapest. Basically you can design your dream CS:GO weapon, then see which one on OPSkins is the best one for you to buy. It’s pretty simple to use but we made a brief tutorial for you, or you can check out the Weapon Builder for yourself here: OPSkins Weapon Builder.

OPSkins Item Database – CS:GO

The OPSkins Item Database is a catalog of items that includes every pattern index for important pattern-based skins. This tool enables you to view and research nearly all current skins, including wears and patterns, to give you a better idea of which skins are out there on the market. The Item Database then gives you the OPSkins and Steam Community Market pricing for the item you selected, and the links to browse it in either market.

The item database also holds a registry of images for the skins that have randomly generated patterns. Skins such as Case Hardened, Fades, Marble Fades, Dopplers, Gamma Dopplers, Slaughters and Crimson Webs will have a registry of images that you can use as a reference. All skins with a variable pattern and reference images will have the symbol ✓ Patterns. Check out the Item Database for yourself: OPSkins CSGO Item Database.

OPSkins Item Database – H1Z1

In addition to CS:GO, we now have an H1Z1 Item Database where you can discover new H1Z1 skins, and check out their price history. View it here: OPSkins H1Z1 Item Database.

OPSkins Item Database Fade Tool

We also have the Fade Tool within the OPSkins Item Database. This shows you the knife’s, well, fade. Use the slider to change the pattern index, and view how it affects the knife’s fade in the image. Try it out for yourself here: OPSkins Item Database Fade Tool.

OPSkins Item Explorer

The OPSkins Item Explorer shows you the lowest-priced items on OPSkins that match your filters for CS:GO, Dota 2 and H1Z1. This one is also pretty simple – just select the game, then item type that you’d like to search for, then the subcategory. Rather than scrolling through duplicate listings of the same item to find the lowest priced one, the OPSkins Item Explorer displays it for you. Try it out here: OPSkins Item Explorer

Enjoy the goodies, and let us know in the comments what other tools would make your buying and selling experience on OPSkins faster and easier.


OPSkins, Always Improving: A Recap of Site Updates

OPSkins is constantly improving the selling and buying process for our customers. Below is a list of features added within the last few months:

Item Explorer

We’ve released the Item Explorer, a new search functionality for CS:GO, Dota 2 and H1Z1 items that shows you the lowest-priced items on OPSkins that match your filters. You can learn more about the OPSkins Item Explorer here.

Purchase Items on OPSkins with a Single Click

The checkout process is now even quicker and easier for OPSkins Buyer’s Club Members. If you’re an active Buyer’s Club Member, you can now purchase items using the new Buy Now feature: a one-click button that’s available on all items (not just Buyer’s Club items). Learn more about the Buy Now feature here.

Improving The H1Z1 Sales Process: Set the item price after the 7 day hold is lifted

You can now set the item price after the 7 day hold is lifted. This helps you avoid over- or under-pricing your item due to the market fluctuation during the trade hold period. Read more about it here.

Weapon Builder

Looking for the perfect skin with the perfect stickers? If you were not sure how the skin would look with a sticker or several stickers on it, then the weapon builder can help you – just remember that if the Weapon Builder cannot show you a result of the skin with the stickers, then that means that the specific combination that you’re looking for is currently unavailable in our marketplace. You can learn more about it here.

New Games on OPSkins

OPSkins is proud to announce that we now support the sale of items from Rust and Killing Floor 2. We also recently added Unturned items as well. You can find out more about these games here.

Cashouts Just Got Even Easier

It’s now even easier to send the money earned from item sales to your PayPal account, Bitcoin wallet or Paylution Hyperwallet. Read all about it here.

More Cashout Options

We’ve enhanced our Cashout process even further. OPSkins has partnered with a leading international payments provider, Paylution by Hyperwallet, so you can receive your Cashout faster and have more choices when it comes to receiving the funds you earned from item sales.

New Buy API

Available for developers who want to buy items easily and on a large scale. It also blocks bots that try to snipe items by allowing a 10 minute window to pass before the item can be purchased.

The Item Database

This catalog enables you to view and research current skins, including wears and patterns. Be it a Factory New, Minimal Wear, Field Tested, Battle Scarred or a Well Worn skin, the database provides our users with valuable information so you can have a better idea of what skins are out there in the marketplace. To find out more about the database, you can click here.

Instant Field Inspection™

This upgraded service allows buyers to view actual pictures of the CS:GO items you wish to sell, without buyers having to launch the game in order to inspect them. As a seller, this enhances the marketability of your item because it’s easier for a buyer to inspect a knife pattern, the wear of a skin, the placement of a sticker on the weapon you’re selling, etc – especially while the buyer is on a mobile device. As a buyer, this allows you to inspect high-tiered items without having to launch CS:GO first. Learn more about how you can add this feature to your listings by clicking here.

New Sale Page Features

We added a series of commonly requested new features to our Sale Page. These features help you sell higher volumes of items even faster and easier. We are also introduced several site features that made navigating through items much easier. You can read all about them and how they work here.

Easily Viewing Skins with stickers

This update on allows users to inspect stickers on the CS:GO skins through the their icons in the store. Gone are the days of confusion about what sticker the skin has, or the inconvenience of having to load CS:GO every time you wanted to inspect a skin and see if it had stickers. To find out more about this feature, you can click here.

New OPSkins Inventory Feature

Remember in the old days when you couldn’t get your hands on that deal you just found because your Steam account had a trade cool-down, so you had to wait and possibly miss out on the deal? Now you don’t have to go through all the hassle of waiting for the cool-down to pass with the OPSkins Inventory. This allows you to buy items and deliver them to your OPSkins inventory, where you can either re-list the item or withdraw it to your Steam account at a later time. This means that you can buy the item and retrieve it at your convenience when you are able to trade again. You can read more about it here.

New OPSkins Login Method

We’ve enabled you to increase the security on your OPSkins account by adding a new username and password that no longer depends on your Steam login. So, if your Steam account was ever compromised, your OPSkins account would remain safe. We also made it possible for users to log into OPSkins when Steam is down, where previously you could not sign in if Steam Community was unavailable. This means that during some Steam outages, you can continue trading. Click here to learn more.

Bulk Item Repricing Tool

You can now reprice a bulk quantity of items with one simple step. Gone are the days when you had to manage the price of each item individually if you wished to change more than one. You can read about it here.

One Hour Cashouts

This feature enables you to sell your CS:GO, Dota 2, TF2, H1Z1, PayDay 2 and Steam items on our website and have real-life money deposited into your PayPal account within one hour of the cashout request being issued. If you wish to learn how to get your earnings sent to your PayPal account quicker click here.

Good Deals Page

On the Good Deals page, you can find all the items on our marketplace that are worth more than $5, with a 10% discount when compared to the suggested price. Learn more about it by clicking here.

Buyer’s Club

OPSkins offers an exclusive opportunity for you to get the best prices on in-game items. For the first few minutes when a valuable item is listed for sale on our marketplace, members of the OPSkins Buyer’s Club have exclusive access to purchase it, so you get first dibs on recently listed items. To find out more click here!

Let us know if you have any suggestions for new features, we’re always looking to improve your experience trading on OPSkins Marketplace.