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World War Z Switch release date confirmed for November

More than a year after its reveal, the World War Z Switch port finally has a release date, and it's just a few weeks away.

Today, Saber Interactive confirmed that World War Z is launching on Switch on November 2, with pre-orders going live at major retailers. Digital copies are available to pre-order for $39.99, while the Deluxe Edition bundles in a bunch of bonus weapons and skins for an additional $10.

The Switch version of World War Z was first announced back in April 2020 alongside the Game of the Year Edition. At the time, Saber Interactive CEO Matt Karch told IGN that porting World War Z to Switch was "the hardest thing that we have had to do," which might explain why it took so long to confirm a release date.

World War Z first launched in April 2019, and it's available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. The game's first expansion, titled World War Z: Aftermath, is due to launch on September 19 for $39.99 or $19.99 if you already own the base game. The DLC adds new maps, weapons, monsters, a first-person mode, and a brand new melee system. Better yet, the new-gen versions of World War Z: Aftermath support 4K and 60FPS, offering a premium alternative to the convenience of the mobile Switch port.

While crossplay is supported on other platforms, a Saber Interactive spokesperson confirmed to GamesRadar+ that World War Z on Switch will not support crossplay.

Looking for something new to play with friends? We've got plenty of great options on our list of the best co-op games to play in 2021.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked in - *shudders* - content management while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG. Now, as GamesRadar's Arizona-based Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.