Okay, so I’ve been thinking of a game mode other than Arena and conventional survival. I haven’t seen this done in many games yet, but what if there was a variant of survival in which you’d have to survive the initial outbreak of the zombie plague. Like how one sees in many movies the beginning of a zombie outbreak for example.
So in the first few days, you’d go about your normal life with a random set of daily tasks. Whether it’s doing your “job”, shopping for groceries, buying something, kind of like tasks in Among Us to a degree but you do it for an hour or two to lure you into an illusion of safety. One day, you do your normal tasks when all the sudden you hear a scream or are attacked by a zombie and you fight it off. From there, shit starts going south.
Civilian NPCs start getting infected left and fucking right, the police can’t deal with the rioters and bandits caused by the chaos, and the military has to be called in, and eventually the military is over run and now the entire map is your typical survival map and the game “ends”. After these events it’s a normal survival map with some survivor settlements here and there.