In 2021, World War Z’s Aftermath addition will include melee weapons, crossplay, and a first-person mode.

A big addition to Saber Interactive’s famous co-op zombie shooter will be released later this year, according to an announcement made during the IGN Expo Livestream. World War Z Aftermath introduces a slew of new features that are expected to radically alter the game’s gameplay.

The most notable of them is a whole melee fighting system mixed with an intriguing assortment of weaponry. We got a quick glimpse of what I believe is an electrical barrier that can be used to charge straight through swarms of undead (I bet Brad Pitt wishes he had one of those in the movie version). Three additional destinations are included in the expansion: Rome, Vatican City, and the Kamchatka peninsula.

Even more intriguing is the inclusion of a first-person mode, a feature that is seldom introduced to a third-person shooter years after its initial release. The mode appears clumsy in the trailer (the player’s arms and weapons are stiff from a closer viewpoint), but it’s most likely how I’ll want to play it. World War Z Aftermath will also bring the game to current-gen consoles with full cross-play compatibility, which means that all of us who got the game for free on the Epic Games Store will be able to play with our console buddies.

The teaser did not offer us a precise release date, but we do know it will be somewhere in 2021.

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