H1Z1Time: Dec. 8, 2016 From: SCDKeyH1Z1 went live the evening of Jan. 15. The initial launch was delayed by several hours, and when it did open for users, SOE's authentication infrastructure crashed, locking the majority of players out for the evening. Polygon is able to report that H1Z1 servers are stable as of last night. We were able to log in, play several sessions fairly lag-free and without crashes or disconnects of any kind. Issues related to the game's monetization system still persist. Many players have complained that the airdrop system, which uses real-world cash to ferry supplies to players, is still an integral part of the game. The initial refund offered by SOE, allowing players who purchased the game to get their money back in full, expired on Monday. Currently the team at H1Z1 is dealing with an influx of hackers who are using exploits in the game to terrorize and steal outside the usual game mechanics (which also allow them to both terrorize and steal). A large group of hackers was banned already this week, and theH1Z1 official Twitter account asks for players to report the hacker's name and server to email@example.com immediately.