Update 31 is here and it’s time to slay all day in ten new outfit variants, two contests, and a new dynamic background theme for your Xbox!

Bringing you the latest in apocalypse fashion are 10 new outfit variants. Five are automatically added to your closet and five to find as you scavenge your way around the map.

Read the full patch notes here on Steam or on our support site!

Also unlocking today are the heads of horror -- our iconic Halloween masks featuring the jack o’ lantern look for uh, cozy Fall vibes, and the Swine & Bovine mask if Saw is more to your taste. There’s something for everyone! 

These automatically unlock when you log into the game between now and November 7. 

Halloween Fun

Ah, a crisp Autumn day, a PSL, and a zombie game. What is more seasonal than that? Get into the spirits of things and win swag two ways!

Pumpkin Decorating

Paint or carve your art out! We’re looking for on-brand pumpkins lighting up the neighborhood. Use our stencils to carve a pumpkin and spookify your porch, or create your own decorative gourd with paints, stickers, and anything that makes you go, “Ooo, chilly!”

Then, share a photo of your masterpiece with us on Twitter! Make sure to @ us and use the hashtag #CarveYourArtOut so we don’t miss it. We’ll be picking winners and announcing them on our livestream on October 31st! Prizes are hoodies from our Xbox Gear Store, which you can’t really pass up because it's officially sweata-weatha.

The deets:

  • Carve or decorate a pumpkin, using our provided stencils if you wish
  • Share your final form with us on Twitter and include #CarveYourArtOut
  • Contest begins Tuesday October 18 and closes Sunday October 30 at midnight PT
  • Winners announced Monday, October 31st on our livestream
  • For more details and to download the templates, please visit: stateofdecay.com/carve-your-art-out/

Flash Fiction Contest

If your creative dark arts lean more toward wordsmithing than arts and crafts, this is for you. By popular demand from our Discord community, we’re launching a new Halloween-themed flash fiction contest.

Spin your spookiest Halloween yarn (set in the world of State of Decay) in 200 words or less and submit it on our #Flash-Fiction-Contest channel in our Discord. Emoji vote for your favorite! Winners will be announced on October 31st on our livestream. Prizes are hoodies from the Xbox Gear Shop, perfect for warming your undead heart.

The deets:

  • A Halloween + State of Decay themed short story in 200 words or less
  • Post it in the #Flash-Fiction-Contest channel in our Discord
  • Your submission MUST include the trigger !FlashFic in order to qualify and for a single emoji to be applied
  • Vote on your favorites by NOON PT on October 31st!
  • Contest opens Tuesday, October 18 and closes at midnight PT on Monday, October 31st
  • Winners will be announced during our 3PM PT livestream on Monday, October 31st (Tune in on Twitch or YouTube!)
  • For more details and complete rules, please visit: stateofdecay.com/halloween-flash-fiction-contest

Halloween Day Activities

What’s scarier than Halloween on a Monday? No one to share it with! Celebrate spooky season with your State of Decay community and Undead friends in two ways:

  • Watch our livestream on Monday Oct 31st, 3-4pm PT to see winning pumpkins and be regaled by short fiction!
  • Join us in our Discord Monday night to watch a scary movie (to be announced), hosted by our own Brant Fitzgerald! Details will come together in Discord so join us now and don’t miss out!

Dynamic Background for Xbox

Starting today, Xbox owners can add the Trumbull Valley dynamic background to their console dash! You can find the theme by navigating to: Settings > Personalization > My background. Enjoy!