The War Z Has Changed Names

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The War Z is now called Infestation: Survivor Stories according to Hammerpoint Interactive. As you may have already guessed this is most likely due to the fact that The War Z sounded too similar to the popular ArmA mod, and soon to be standalone title, DayZ. Here’s the email that was sent out to people that owned The War Z:

Effective today, The War Z has changed its name to Infestation: Survivor Stories. This change has come about primarily as a result of some confusion and trademark issues with a similarly titled property. While we were reluctant to rename the game so long after launch, especially with nearly 1 million registered players, it was ultimately decided to be in the best interest of our existing community as well as future players in order to eliminate confusion. Please rest assured that this will in NO WAY affect you as players. The only difference you will see is the change in logo and website. There will be no interruption of service or change in content.

So, welcome to Infestation: Survivor Stories – have fun and stay alive!


Some individuals are reporting that the name change could also be due to the movie World War Z.