World War Z comes to PS5 and Xbox Series X this month with exclusive content

World War Z: Aftermath
(Image credit: Saber Interactive)

Zombie shooter World War Z is finally getting native PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions later this month.

As announced by Saber Interactive today on January 4, there'll be just a few weeks to wait before the next-gen versions of World War Z launch on January 24. PS4 and Xbox One owners of the shooter will receive a free new-gen upgrade on their platforms, complete with 4K visuals and smooth 60FPS gameplay.

January 24 also sees the new Horde Mode XL launch as a free update for the Aftermath version of World War Z. This mode, which you can see gameplay snippets of just below, puts a twist on the regular Horde Mode by hiding a wave of over 1,000 zombies among the regular mindless crowd.

However, this Horde Mode XL update will only be available for the new-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of World War Z. Thankfully though, PC players will also get the new mode as a free update, so it's not purely limited to the new-gen console players of World War Z.

Finally, all World War Z players on all console and PC systems will receive an update for the Horde Mode Z on January 24. This update introduces brand new mutators for the in-game mode, freshening things up a little bit for those on the previous generation of consoles, and veterans of the base game.

World War Z might've launched a fair few years ago at this point, but the world's largest zombie swarms are only getting bigger several years later. 

Head over to our new games 2023 guide for a look at all the full releases set to come in the coming months. 

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.