2 days ago, Dragon Nest China finally revealed the mysterious “Z” mode which had been teased for a few weeks. “Z” actually stands for Zombie, hence, the Zombie mode. I believe this is not in the Korean server yet, with the China server getting this update first. How does this work? Well, players will enter a map, some will become zombies, others will remain as humans. Let the fight begin!
Update: The Korean version will be getting the update on 28th April 2011, called the Ghoul mode.
Similar to most zombie modes in various online shooters, human form players will have to defeat all zombies or last till the timer ends to win. Once human form players are killed, they turn into zombies. Human form players will not be able to use their normal weapons, with them needing to pick them up in the map. Some projectile weapons damage zombie in a straight line, while others have a splash effect.
Do note that while the zombie mode is seen more of a casual feature, players will still gain substantial experience points to replace dungeon grinding for levels. Also, the Dragon Nest Zombie mode is now an official entry into World Cyber Games (WCG) 2011.