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H1Z1 1.17 Update Patch Notes: What Has Changed on PS4?

The H1Z1 1.17 update has graced us with its presence on PS4, and with it comes a whole host of changes that may just make you alter your play style a little. There’s new weapon skins, a defensive throwable weapon, plus fixes to broken challenges. Daybreak Game Company has also addressed a grenade bug that has cropped up as a result of the H1Z1 1.17 update. The full list of patch notes, should you want to pore over them in painstaking detail, are also below.

H1Z1 1.17: What Has Changed on PS4?

For an update that doesn’t technically count as a full, game-changing update (hence the .17), the H1Z1 1.17 update actually shuffles things about quite considerably. The big news is that EMP grenades can now be found in crates and on the ground, should you want to mess around with your fellow participants’ weapons. It could just be the difference between life and death.

Elsewhere, the red dot sights have been cleaned up to allow for better precision when using rifles, and there’s even an option for players to drop ammo that they don’t intend to use, which is an inventory-saver, to be sure.

H1Z1 1.17: How to Fix The Grenade Bug

It’s not all (undead) roses and lollipops, however. The developers revealed on Reddit that “some players may run into an additional case where throwing a grenade will prevent them from using or firing their weapon – when this occurs, players should toggle weapons to resume normal play.”

So, if you do come into contact with the grenade bug post-1.17, be sure to tap L1 to provide a temporary fix to the situation.

H1Z1 1.17: Full Patch Notes

The full patch notes, including details of a purchasable set of Liberty skins and Liberty Bundles are available below.


  • EMP Grenades can now be found on the ground or in any of the Crates. These detonate upon impact and will disable a car for 20 seconds.

  • Players can now swap which slot their weapon is in.

  • Players can now drop ammo for weapons that they are not carrying.

  • The volume of vehicle engines has been slightly increased.

  • Added a HUD notification for when Air Drops are about to occur.

  • Cleaned up the red dot sights for various rifles.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a specific memory leak that was causing some of the client crashes.

  • Fixed an issue where players could lose a weapon if they were already carrying 4 and attempted to pick up or swap out for another one on the ground.

  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck exiting a match and going back into another.

  • Fixed a specific case where throwing a grenade could prevent players from throwing another grenade or firing a weapon.

  • Fixed a specific case where a player’s controller could lose input.

  • Players now appropriately drop lootbags when they are killed while inside a vehicle.

  • The One Shot, One Kill Daily Challenge can now be completed as intended.

  • The Rookie, Skilled, Elite, and Exceptional Teamwork Challenges can now be completed as intended.

  • The 12th and final Tutorial Challenge can now be completed as intended.

  • Fixed an issue where picking up too many grenades could make one type disappear.

  • Removed additional clothing items that were still lingering in loot bags.

  • The Purple M9 and Predator AR-15 will no longer disappear when picked up.

  • The shipping containers from Air Drops now disappear upon landing.

  • Various animation bug fixes.

NOW AVAILABLE – Liberty Bundles!

Look your star-spangled best with 3 new bundles available for purchase in-game – the Liberty Weapon Pack, the Liberty Outfit Pack, and the all-inclusive Liberty Complete Bundle! With two brand new weapon skins and a matching outfit to boot, it’s never been easier to show off your patriotic pride. Purchasing any of these Bundles grants you a Crate that guarantees you ALL the items inside.

You can grab these new Liberty Bundles by going to the Store section – then, head over to your Customize section to open up your bundles and get all your goodies!