Welcome to the Specialist League Zombie Panic servers. We are ZP:S's foremost North America's community and cater to a global audience of dedicated adult gamers.
This server caters to a diverse rotation of run & gun maps spanning from stock classics to the best customs.
Cabin is a 24/7 siege map server. Cabin is tailored to those who prefer a camp and cade play style.
The Specialist League host custom plugins built specifically for our ZP:S servers:
(SL) Member Gear
Team Choice Whitey
Zombie Cade Attack
Cade Breaking Limits
Zombie Frenzy Speed
Frenzy 2x/4x Points
Zombie AFK Checker
Spectator Coms Block
Player Exploit Fixes
Smart Map Vote
League servers uses a custom dynamic zombie bot system.
Any damage you inflict as a zombie is earned back as health.
Kill 1+ survivors. Spray infectious goo to blind others. Sprint [Shift] to fire.
Kill 2+ survivors. Cloak makes you harder to spot. Reload [R] to use.
Kill 2+ survivors. Pull draws props & survivors closer. Taunt [Z] to use.
Kill 3+ survivors. Howl calls in zombies. Unload [N] to use.
Kill 4+ survivors. Charge & explode, sending nearby things flying. Panic! [P] to use.
Members have unique character gear that distinguishes them from others.
Veteran players earn Team Choice, mute powers, custom starting loadout.
Veteran players can mute other players for a limited time.
Veterans & (SL) members have priority for their choice of survivor or zombie.
Team Choice means less zombie if you didn't choose it & zombie lovers get more whitey.
Survivors can build cades on top of each other or reinforce cades.
Survivor hammer barricades don’t block survivor movement.
Zombies can shove barricades which has a chance of dislodging a cade.
Survivors who break several cades in a short time will be slayed.
Zombies who kill survivors earn extra speed. Sprint [Shift] to toggle.
Frenzy zombies earn 2x points per kill up to a maximum of 4x points.
Health packs cure infection.
Players know who kills who, with what weapon, and on what team.
Veterans can type: !flagmute to protest Veterans who abuse !mute.
Players maintain a reputation if they ragequit, with penalties if it gets too high.
Players can have the server check for a AFK zombie by typing vafk.
Speedhacking is impossible on our servers.
Players who enable aimbots are automatically permabanned by the server.
Name cycling scripts, and advertising & general spam/harassment is blocked.
Server experience is required for microphone use.
Microphone use is white-listed to English speaking countries.
Zombies who disconnect/reconnect will receive a temporary ban.
Offensive & advertising names are automatically modified.
Ability to set the nextmap on the Community server, and immunity to ping kicker/cycling ban.
Spectators cant disrupt play by revealing player locations.
Obscure crash issues related to faulty dev code have been patched.
Invincible spectators and early survivor spawn exploits fixed.
The server owner can run unique events.
Players can vote for an expanded map range when the server is full.
Zombie Mutation Spit, Cloak, Pull, Howl, Blast
Exclusive to SL servers, kill survivors to unlock new zombie powers.
Zombie Mutation Powers from Uncle Fred on Vimeo.
Kill 1 survivors without dying and unlock Spit. Use spit to blind and infect. Alt-Fire
Kill 2 to unlock cloak. Clock makes you less visible. To toggle cloak: Reload
Kill 2 to unlock pull. Pull knocks survivors & props closer to you. Taunt
Kill 3 to unlock Howl. Howling calls in additional zombies. Unload
Kill 4 to unlock Blast. Charge survivors & explode. Blast breaks cades & throws players. Panic!
If you are killed, you respawn with your latest mutation genes dormant.
To express your mutated genes, kill another survivor. They will also re-emerge with time.
Custom Barricade System
Exclusive to SL, player barricades can be used in new ways, and don't block survivors.
(SL) Member Costume Gear
Players who become (SL) members will get new, exclusive wearables.
The invite only (SL) member Steam group is the Specialist League
League Specialists have free access to:
Special player costumes
TeamChoice priority over Veterans
Immunity to the ping kicker
Access to the microphone regardless of country
Use of the (SL) tag
Players are welcome to apply for membership
The servers automatically ban players on discovery, with no warnings, if caught:
Cheating or Hacking
This includes, with reasonable suspicion as determined by the server or Owner, the malicious use of third party client software or scripts on, or against, any community asset.
Disconnecting/rejoining near the start of a round, and after being selected for zombie.
Players may be muted, silenced, gagged, or have their name changed if caught using the server coms to engage in:
What Constitutes Harassment
The League takes a unique view of player gameplay behavior, see 6.0 in the FAQ here.
Players can protest against Specialist microphone use, as Specialists are immune to !mute.
A single comment or thoughtless remark does not equal harassment.
The right to disrespect players, Specialists and Owner is protected.
Discussion on hot topic items like news, religion, politics & racism are permitted.
Hot topic voice discussions must not become so excessive as to annoy players.
Do not argue with a chat/mic usage request from the server owner, (SL) Uncle Fred.
Only server and SL Steam forum behavior are taken into account when considering administration. Steam messages or other player behavior falls outside the control or interest of administration.
Regardless if players are aware of or comprehend the rules, players who select “Join the Game” have agreed to follow the rules.
Exclusive to the Specialist League, most administration on the servers is done automatically by the server itself. This includes all ban offences, high ping, cade breaking, advertising, chat abuse, and name abuse.
The SL servers utilize a custom microphone system designed to reduce microphone misuse. Players must meet a server experience requirement, be on a whitelist of countries, or be a (SL) member before the microphone can be used.
These countries are as follows:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- American Samoa
- British Virgin Islands
- Isle of Man
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Republic of Ireland
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- United Kingdom
- United States
(SL) members are considered trusted microphone users and can use voice communication regardless of country.
Players can protest (SL) member behaviour by typing: !flagsl
A Specialists with too many unique flags will have their member perks suspended. Once suspended, they will be subject to !flagvet protests.
If a player's own microphone volume is high, clipping or inaudible, adjusting the volume in-game does not work. This must be done in Windows or via any third party software that controls the microphone volume. By default, players can adjust their microphone transmission volume as outlined below for Windows Vista/7/8
- Minimize ZP:S (press the Windows" key).
- Right-click the speaker icon in the desktop explorer tray.
- Select recording devices.
- Right-click the microphone used for ZP:S (in the case illustrated below, the user has a headset hooked up to the back of the PC).
- Select "Properties."
- Select "Levels" tab.
- Adjust either the boost or volume levels as needed.
To test microphone settings in-game:
- Maximize ZP:S from the tray.
- Press the "esc" key.
- Select "Options."
- Select the "Voice" tab.
- Press the button "test microphone" and talk.
This is how the voice sounds in game to other players. If it sounds poor, return to Windows and adjust as required.
On behalf of the community, the League wishes you a warm welcome.
Specialist League Owner