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7 Days to Die 1.0 release – High-Definition Character and Armor Systems, Enhanced Gameplay, and More

Dear Community,

We are thrilled to announce that a massive update is coming to one of our favourite games, 7 Days to Die. The official release notes for Version 1.0 have just been published, and they are packed with exciting new features, improvements, and fixes that will elevate your gaming experience to new heights. Let’s wait no longer and dive right into the list of awesome updates and see what’s coming with the release of 1.0!

Introducing the New HD Character System

The eagerly awaited “7 Days to Die 1.0” update brings a groundbreaking overhaul to character customization. This custom-built system features High Definition Models, 1st and 3rd person animations, and new skin and hair shaders. Players can now experience an unprecedented level of immersion with extensive customization options, including:

  • Sexes: Male or Female
  • Races: Black, White, Asian, Native
  • Faces: 32 face options
  • Eyes: 30+ eye colors
  • Hairstyles: 20 unique styles
  • Hair Colors: 10 colors
  • Mustaches, Chops, Beards: 5 styles each

Players will enjoy seeing their detailed avatars in various situations, including vehicle interactions and UI displays, with a new head-tracking system for co-op play enhancing the social aspect of the game.

New HD Armor and Clothing System

Version 1.0 introduces a High Definition Armor and Clothing System, offering 16 unique armor sets for both male and female characters. This includes:

  • Armor Types: 1 primitive set, 5 light sets, 6 medium sets, 4 heavy sets
  • Clothing Groups: Headgear, bodywear, footwear, gloves

Each armor set provides bonuses, with quality levels affecting the strength of these bonuses. The system also includes revamped clothing mods, enhancing attributes such as Perception, Strength, Fortitude, Agility, and Intellect.

Revamped Animal Models

The update also refreshes animal models to match the new HD zombies’ aesthetics, featuring realistic animations and high-tech fur shaders. Updated animals include deer, stag, wolf, and mountain lion, with more models like bears and vultures coming in future patches.

New Challenge System

The old tutorial quest and journal system has been replaced with an engaging Challenge System. It offers over 120 unique challenges across 12 categories, such as Basics of Survival and Advanced Survival. Players can track their progress and redeem rewards for completed challenges, ensuring continuous engagement for both new and veteran players.

Enhanced Vehicle Models

Vehicle models have been updated, offering new mods and additional seating:

  • Vehicles: Bicycle, Mini Bike, Motorcycle, 4×4 Truck, Gyrocopter
  • Mods: Light and Armor Mods for various vehicles

These updates enhance both the visual appeal and functionality, providing a more immersive driving experience.

Improved World Generation and Points of Interest

The Random World Generation system has been optimized for faster creation times and better urban planning. New Points of Interest (POIs) include over 75 new locations, such as Haven Hotel and Grover High. The new system also reintroduces the Burnt Forest Biome and enhances the density and layout of biomes for a more diverse world.

New Zombie Variants and Gore System

Version 1.0 adds new zombie variants with unique outfits and introduces an enhanced dismemberment gore system. This update ensures consistent and immersive zombie encounters, with new blood splatter particles enhancing the combat experience.

World Lighting and Graphics Update

The game’s lighting model has been improved for more consistent and realistic visuals. Shadows, ambient occlusion, and the addition of AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution (FSR) enhance the overall graphical quality and performance.

Audio and Particle Effects Enhancements

The update brings enhanced audio features, including updated ambient sounds and inventory management sounds. New particle effects for blood, dismemberment, and explosions improve the visual impact and realism.

New Trader Voice Overs

Five unique voice actors bring new life to the game’s traders, with over 1200 unique lines. The updated voice-overs include story bits and hints about trader relationships, adding depth to the game’s narrative.

Additional Updates

  • World Borders: New layered borders replacing radiation zones.
  • Upgradeable Player Chests: Wooden chests upgradable to iron and steel with increased storage capacity.
  • Environment Art: New assets and optimizations for a more immersive experience.
  • Block Shape Updates: 162 new shapes for creative building.
  • Optimizations: Various performance improvements for better gameplay on all platforms.