Battlegrounds Makes Fan-Made Zombie Mode Official


Normally in Battlegrounds, players crouch behind bathroom doors, waiting to shoot whomever bursts in. A few weeks ago, fans riffed on that theme with Battlegrounds’ zombie mode, where instead of hiding in crevices, players gun down hordes of ravenous player-controlled zombies. It was an instant success in the community and on Twitch.


Yesterday, Battlegrounds devs announced that they’ll be making an official zombie mode for the game. In zombie mode, a squad of players will defend themselves against a server full of zombies. It will be bloody and there will be neck-biting. Check it out:


Initial reactions were mixed. On Twitter, hundreds of fans celebrated Battlegrounds’ next play mode. On top of yesterday’s news that devs are adding in climbing, vaulting and weather, a zombie mode is just another facet of an increasingly deep game. But a nearly equal contingent begged Battlegrounds devs to just optimize the dang game instead.

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To be fair, the devs have been VERY active and optimization has been at the top of their priority list for some time - with steady progress being made. I’m all for adding more modes that will extend the lifetime of the game.