Blood plague has tightened its grip on State of Decay 2, creating new challenges for players to tackle, and introducing tempting new rewards in Update 25.
Plague hearts are now surrounded by an area of malevolent influence, known as plague territory. Bases and outposts within these spheres cannot be claimed until the heart has been defeated. However, the rewards balance the risks, as enhanced outposts offer increased resources and even additional community skills.
Resource outposts can be upgraded, netting a player abundant resources that would otherwise only be found at their base. Upgrade them twice, and a player will unlock a valuable skill training resource.
Landmark outposts are iconic settings that only occur once on every map. Players who spend influence to claim these rare outposts are granted their choice of one of three distinct, strategic benefits.
The balance of enhanced outposts versus plague territory introduces a greater sense of player progression through clear, visually driven goals and creates opportunities for more strategic and personal gameplay.
Update 25 also brings sidearm swapping to the game, one of the most hotly requested community features from our wish list, along with three new achievements worth 50 Gamerscore! Xbox players who complete any one of the new achievements will earn Microsoft Rewards points. Log onto your console today to participate or learn more here.
This update is available now for players on all platforms and included with Xbox Game Pass. For the full list of features, quality of life improvements, and bug fixes, see the patch notes on Steam and at State of Decay’s Support website.
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