Gamers that wanted to test their survival skills in a zombie apocalypse eagerly followed the development of H1Z1. This virtual worlds mmo promised a host of intriguing features to players, such as realistic but still playable weapons, dynamic weather, intricate crafting, and lots and lots of zombies in a sandbox setting. The game was depicted as being brutal and unrelenting as players would have to struggle mightily if they wanted to survive. One particular aspect of the game was that while it would be launched as a free-to-play game, we were told repeatedly that the game would not be pay-to-win. However, recent events during the Steam early access has led to players wondering if they had been deceived. Is H1Z1 now pay-to-win?