World War Z Gets Extreme Difficulty Mode

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We thought World War Z was already hard enough, but some of you out there must be expert zombie killers. And for that reason, a new six-skull extreme difficulty has just been added to the game.

The World War Z Six Skulls update allows players to work through every chapter of the game on a difficulty level that truly is a test of skill and teamwork. Those who do manage to make it will be rewarded though. Completing one chapter on extreme difficulty will unlock the Wakazashi melee weapon, while completing every chapter of every episode will unlock a snazzy new sniper rifle variant.

The update is available right now on PS4 and Xbox One, and is coming soon to the Epic Games Store.


Saber Interactive has also announced that it plans to release “The Big Update” in the near future. Aside from introducing a number of new weapon variants, character skins and accessories to World War Z, it’ll also add a new weekly challenge mode.

All this comes after the developer added in a all-new mission set inside a ferry with its The Undead Sea update, which also added a new zombie type to the game. Needless to say, if you haven’t yet jumped into World War Z or stopped playing it shortly after launch, there’s never been a better time to play it.

The Six Skulls update trailer is available to watch below.