Interactive Zombie Experience Coming To Martinsburg In October

With the success of The Walking Dead plus popular movies, books and video games, the living dead are more popular now than ever. What would it be like to survive the outbreak in person?  Now there is a way to test your skills.

ZCombat is a tactical interactive zombie survival experience.  Participants are armed with state of the art, infrared, gas-recoil military replica weapons.  These weapons look, feel, like the real thing.  After signing a waiver, players maneuver through a dark maze. The mission is to eliminate all the zombies that are encountered. It’s like being inside a video game. The zombies wear cutting–edge head shot sensors.  These flash to indicate a hit. Some zombies may need to be hit more than once to be taken down.  After receiving the kill shot, zombies deactivate for a few seconds which allows the team member to move on.  However, afterwards the zombie re-spawns and can follow or show up at another location.  The goal is to move quickly and keep shooting.

The undead have infested a property in Martinsburg, WV.  You may join the Zombie Outbreak Response Team at ZCombat headquarters at 119 East Race Street to prevent the spread of this apocalyptic invasion.

ZCombat will be open in October on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-11pm and Sundays from 6pm-10pm.  There will be two special Thursday night events, from 6pm-10pm, as our way of thanking the community.  On Thursday, October 5th, the first one hundred first responders, with official service ID, get in free.  First responders are accustomed to dealing with life-threatening situations and will easily take out the zombies.  On Thursday, October 19th, the first one hundred school staff members, with official school system ID, are invited to attend free.  The big finale event will take place, Monday, Oct. 30th, from 6-10pm, just in time to clear the zombies before Halloween.

Tickets are available from the website: or at the door. VIP fast passes can only be purchased online.

Please use discretion.  The attraction features startles, strobe lights, fog, and loud noises. These, plus other effects, can affect pacemakers, other medical devices or those prone to seizures. Visitors who are pregnant or who have certain health conditions should check with their physician before attending the event.  Parents are advised against bringing young children.  There are no refunds.

ZCombat provides the weapons.  Therefore, your own weapons will be prohibited, as will alcohol, and any mind-altering substances. According to owner/operator, C.J. Stevens, “It is bad for our zombies to eat brains which are under the influence.”

Add something new to your haunted month.  Visit ZCombat and join the mission to eliminate zombies.