Pre-orders get two days of early access.
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Saber Interactive announced that World War Z: Aftermath will be released on September 21, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. This will also be the first time that the game, in any form, is available through Steam. This release will also be playable on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X through backwards compatibility.

Don't worry next-gen owners, a true next-gen update is coming in 2022. This upgrade will be free and provide additional enhancements along with the new Horde Mode XL.

Pre-orders for World War Z: Aftermath are reportedly starting today, except for on the PlayStation as those begin on August 26. The going price for this is $39.99 (USD) but for those that own the original World War Z, an upgrade to Aftermath will cost just $19.99. There is also a World War Z: Aftermath: Deluxe Edition that adds in two bonus melee weapons (Sledgehammer & Dual Cleavers), plus the ornate Explorer Weapon Skins Pack for $49.99.

All pre-orders will include two days of early access to the full game beginning September 19.

Powered by the next generation of Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z: Aftermath lets you play with up to three friends or on your own with AI teammates against hordes of ravenous zombies in two totally new story episodes set in the city of Rome (including Vatican City) and Russia’s snowbound Kamchatka peninsula.

Key Features:
  • New Battles from a World at War: Fend for your life and make a stand against the swarm in two thrilling new story episodes — take back Vatican City in an epic confrontation in Rome, and join forces with survivors in Russia’s snowbound Kamchatka region.
  • New Ways to Fight: Decimate the undead with a brutal new melee system featuring two-handed and dual-wield weapons like the sickle, cleaver, fire axe and sledgehammer, and experience the heart-pounding immersion of Aftermath’s optional first-person mode.
  • Deep Hero Progression: Level up eight unique classes, each with their own perks, including the new Vanguard class, armed with an electrified shield that can plow through the horde with devastating efficiency. Customize your weapons and conquer new daily missions with special modifiers for bonus rewards.
  • The Complete World War Z Experience: Aftermath includes all content from World War Z: Game of the Year Edition, including full episodes in New York, Moscow, Marseille, Jerusalem and Tokyo.
  • Play With Friends Anywhere: Aftermath supports up to four-player co-op with full cross-play between consoles and PC, including the Epic Games Store and Steam.
  • The Next Generation of Zombie Action: Play in glorious 4K|60 FPS on next-gen systems. Endure hundreds more zombies on screen than ever before possible in the new Horde Mode XL, coming exclusively to PC, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S in a free post-launch update.