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Extreme closeup of a zombie's face and eyes. Text: World War Z: Aftermath

Looks like Arizona Sunshine 2 isn't the only zombie slaying game headed to the Grand Canyon state this December. On December 5 the "Valley of the Zeke" DLC for World War Z: Aftermath will be released. This is the first premium campaign episode for Aftermath since it made its big debut in 2021.

Valley of the Zeke will add three new Arizona-based maps to play on plus four new playable survivors. In addition, there will be new premium character and weapon skins. Valley of the Zeke will run you $9.99 (USD) on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC. The "Pre-Apocalypse Character Skins Pack" and "Burning Skulls Weapons Skin Pack" will go for $4.99 each.

Those not wanting to spend money should be happy to hear that there will be a free update released at the same time for all players. This free update will include new zombie varieties, a new Desert Eagle weapon, and "additional surprises for challenge mode."

“Valley of the Zeke” will also deliver a free update for all owners of the original World War Z and World War Z: Aftermath on December 5 featuring even more heart-pumping action and gameplay, including:
  • New zombie enemy types that will appear in all episodes, including the Juggernaut, a special zombie unit that can dish out the pain while charging down your line, as well as new military zombies with combat armor for an even greater challenge.
  • The new Desert Eagle secondary weapon, a large-caliber pistol that packs tremendous stopping power when you need it most.
  • A new set of exciting mutators for Challenge Mode and Challenge Horde Mode. Equip all auto-turrets with explosive ammo (but with reduced lifespan), embrace the Wild West theme by forcing everyone to use repeating rifles and revolvers, and more!
  • The addition of the recently released Rome XL map to Challenge Horde Mode (available only for Aftermath on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S).
Powered by the next generation of Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z: Aftermath lets you play on your own with AI squadmates or in co-op for up to four players with full crossplay between PC and consoles. Take on hordes of ravenous zombies with all content from World War Z: Game of the Year Edition, featuring full episodes in New York, Moscow, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Marseille, Rome (including Vatican City), the Kamchatka peninsula, and coming soon, Arizona! Experience the heart-pounding immersion of Aftermath’s optional first-person mode, decimate the undead with a new melee system, and level up eight unique classes with distinct play styles and customizable loadouts.​