Frequently Asked Questions

What is State of Decay 2?

The next installment in the critically acclaimed “State of Decay” franchise immerses you in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy. Build a lasting community, working with other players or solo to overcome challenges while exploring your own unique story in a world that remembers the choices you make.

General FAQ

When is State of Decay 2 launching?

State of Decay 2 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC in May 2018

Do I need Xbox Live to play State of Decay 2?

Online multiplayer on Xbox One will require an Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately).

Will any platforms or regions be locked, so that a pre-order code originating from the site Game UK, for example, couldn’t be played by someone in a different region?

There is no playback restriction on Xbox one games purchased and downloaded

Play as a Community of Individuals in an Open-World Adventure

  • There is no singular hero character. Play as an entire community — each survivor in the game is their own person, with a unique mix of background traits, skills, and attitudes that determine what they can do, what they want, and what they are willing to do to get it.
  • Use your community’s unique array of individuals to forge a path through the game that is personal to you. Your choices shape the identity of your community, ensuring that no two stories are alike.
  • Explore an open, simulated world filled with dynamic zombie and human enemies, friendly survivors to recruit into your community, and valuable resources and gear necessary to keep your people alive.

Four-player Co-op Multiplayer

  • Play solo, or for the first time ever in the “State of Decay” franchise, with up to three of your friends.
  • Invite friends to join your game, or drop into theirs. Work together as you explore the deadly post-apocalyptic environment, watching each other’s backs and sharing the rewards of your accomplishments.
  • Each player maintains command of their own personal community and roster of characters.

RPG Progression Systems for Individuals, Base, and Community

  • Develop each survivor’s traits and skills to improve their capabilities and strengthen your community.
  • Collect resources to build and fortify your base, unlocking crucial new facilities and valuable community options along the way.
  • Elevate your favorite survivors to leadership roles in your community by heeding their advice and completing their goals, and unlock new community benefits and objectives that suit your leader’s ideals.
  • Manage the relationships and goals of your survivors to build a strong community that has a lasting impact on the future of your world.

Platform FAQ

What platforms are you launching on?

State of Decay 2 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as a retail and digital title.

What about Steam?

Stay tuned – we’ll have more to share in the future.

Does this game support Xbox Play Anywhere?

Yes! As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, one purchase will get you both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the game. And with Xbox Live and cloud save support, your Achievements and progress sync between devices, so you can switch between them and retain your community and progress in the game.

I have windows 7 can I play with my friends on Xbox?

Unfortunately no. In order to utilize Xbox-Play anywhere you will need a Windows 10 PC

For the Play Anywhere feature to work do I need to have an Xbox One in order to play on PC?

You don’t need an Xbox to play the Win10 PC version of the game. If you buy the digital edition from the Windows 10 Microsoft Store you will have access to the game on your PC, and you will also have a license to play the game on Xbox One. Additionally, if you buy a digital copy of the Xbox One version of the game, you will have the license to play on Windows 10 PC. Play Anywhere is for digital orders only and will not work on disc titles. Learn more at

Purchasing FAQ

Does the Xbox Store only offer digital versions of State of Decay 2?

Yes, the Xbox Store offers digital versions of the game. You can purchase physical copies from any major retailer.

What retailers are carrying State Of Decay 2?

Amazon, Microsoft, GameStop, & Best Buy to name a few. Check out our blog post to learn more.

Are both the Ultimate Edition and Standard Edition available for digital download and physical purchase?

Yes. Both editions are available physically and digitally. Check each retailer for specifics before ordering.

Is there a physical PC version available for purchase? Or is it only available on PC as a digital download?

The Windows 10 PC version is only available as a digital download.

Pre-Order bonus FAQ

Is it possible to collect all of the pre-order bonuses?

Yes it is. Though in order to do so you would be required to buy each copy of the game.

How many times can I use the pre-order bonuses?

Weapons and supplies can be called once per community. The vehicles are can be spawned infinitely, but there is a cool down time and influence cost.

Can I gift my pre-order bonuses to a friend?

Some retailers pre-orders bonuses can be gifted as they are given to you as a digital code. The only KNOWN exclusion at this time is from the Microsoft Store. If you Cannot gift their pre-order codes.

Collectibles Kit FAQ

What is in the Collectibles Kit? Does it contain a copy of the game within it?

The Collectibles Kit is a collection of goods from the State Of Decay 2 world. Check out our blog here for more details. The Collectibles Kit Does NOT contain a copy of the game. It does include the following items:

  • Steelbook case
  • 4gb Thumb drive
  • Latex Zombie Mask
  • Human brain Steelbook holder
  • Exclusive State Of Decay 2 patch

I see that a few retailers are bundling the Collectibles Kit with a copy of the game. Does this mean that all Collectibles Kits will include the game when sold at retailers?

No. As stated above the Collectibles Kit on it’s own does not include a copy of the game. However, retailers may choose to bundle the game with the kit if they wish.

Ultimate Edition FAQ

What is included in the Ultimate Edition?

With the Ultimate Edition, you will also receive a free code for State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Xbox exclusive), two DLC’s that will be made available to all players at a future date (The Independence Pack and the Daybreak pack), as well as exclusive early access to your game beginning on May 18th, four days ahead of general release.

I pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition. When will I get my copy of State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition? (Xbox only)

  • If you purchased a physical copy of the game there will be a 5×5 card with a code inside of the game
  • If you purchased a digital copy from a non Microsoft retailer you will receive your code shortly before the game launches
  • If you purchased a copy from the Xbox Store or Microsoft Store (Windows 10 PC) you will have a 5×5 code delivered to your Xbox Live account. A code for State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition on Xbox One will be sent to your Xbox Live account shortly before the game launches. The code can be redeemed directly on your console, or at

Are both the Ultimate Edition and Standard Edition available for digital download and physical purchase?

Yes. They are both available for purchase as a digital and physical copy.

Any plans to discontinue selling the Ultimate Edition?

We currently have no plans of removing it from the store following launch on May 22nd.

Who is making State of Decay 2?

Undead Labs in partnership with Microsoft Studios is creating the next installment of the critically acclaimed “State of Decay” franchise.

About Undead Labs

Undead Labs is an independently owned game development studio based in Seattle, Washington. Focused on systems-based gameplay and the survival-fantasy genre, the studio is currently working on the multiplayer sequel to the 2013 hit “State of Decay,” to be released for Xbox One and PC in 2018. More information can be found on the studio website at