H1Z1 Update Adds Hot Dog Eating Contest Arcade Mode

The next major update for Daybreak Game Company’s H1Z1: Battle Royale, which has over 12 million players on the PS4, is here. It brings with it a tasty new arcade game mode, several new items for players to earn if they manage to complete the set of in-game challenges, and some bug fixes too.

The new arcade game mode is called the Hot Dog Eating Contest. Players must run around the map collecting hot dogs, all while trying not to get killed. In H1Z1: Battle Royale, the arcade mode is reserved for special in-game events. This one will run until July 10, 2019.

The full list of patch notes is as follows:


  • New Arcade Mode: Hot Dog Eating Contest will run from Thursday, June 27 to Wednesday, July 10
  • Hot Dog Eating Contest Challenges:
    • Hot Dog Champion: Collect 100 regular hot dogs throughout the duration of the event to unlock the Patriotic Motorcycle Helmet (ultra rare)
    • Hot Dog Eating King: Win an Arcade Match with the golden hot dog in your possession to unlock the animated Patriotic Unicorn Mask (legendary)
  • New Release: Patriotic Set Crate
  • Classic Patriotic Bundle and individual patriotic-themed items are now available in the Marketplace
  • Players can now preview the whole outfit when previewing a single item from the new outfit crates (Patriotic Set Crate, Vixen Set Crate)


  • Fixed a rare bug where players could not fire weapons after re-spawning in FFA
  • Upper Class Jacket sleeve is fixed and no longer disappears
  • Tan Military Backpack now properly drops after a player is downed
  • Fixed the Tech Assassin ATV skin preview
  • Season Rewards table now correctly matches the displayed info
  • Missing exit button prompt is now back on the duos spectating screen

Are you going to try out the new Hot Dog Eating Contest game mode? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

[Source: Daybreak Game Company]