Easter eggs in State of Decay 2 are many, in various degrees of subtlety. They reference many different things from pop culture. This includes movies, TV shows, music, and, of course video games. You can find shout-outs to Halo, Plants vs Zombies, Mad Max, and even My Little Pony. There’s a lot of stuff to pick up on when it comes to State of Decay 2 Easter Eggs, so let’s get into it.
Easter Eggs in State of Decay 2
There are plenty of Easter eggs in State of Decay 2, as we’ve pointed out. They reference a lot of different pop culture items, from a Bonnie Tyler song to My Little Pony. Some are blatantly obvious, while others are much more obscure (props to Reddit user TheCuriosPope for finding a lot of Easter eggs out). So, let’s dive in.
We’ll start with my favorites; the several references to the Mad Max franchise. There are three achievements that reference Mad Max: Road Warrior, Who Run Bartertown, and War Rig. Then, there’s the Maximilian vehicle (pictured above), which is clearly modeled after the Ford Falcon XB GT coupe, which was the base for the V8 Interceptor, the car that Max drives in the movies. The upgraded version, Mega Max, looks even more like the Interceptor. Lastly, there’s the achievement Be Still, My Dog of War, which is a line from Mad Max 2, spoken by Lord Humongous.
Then, there are the different video game references. For example, you might run into a zombie that has its head jammed into a traffic cone; a fairly clear shout-out to Plants vs Zombies. If you manage to locate the game console mod, and insert it in your lounge facility, you’ll get a description referencing Halo Blood Gulch. In keeping with the game’s exclusivity to Microsoft, you can also find the OG Xbox lying around in some houses.
Let’s not forget the Friendship is Magic achievement, which should make all the My Little Pony fans happy. The last one I’m going to mention is the tongue-in-cheek reference to a cheesy eighties ballad. If you destroy all the plague hearts, you’ll get the achievement Total Eclipse. This is definitely a (both clever and groan-inducing) reference to the Bonnie Tyler song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. If you’ve found any other things that you suspect might be some kind of Easter egg, feel free to share them with us. And, if you need help with the game, feel free to browse our State of Decay 2 guides, including How to Promote Hero to Leader and Home Bases Locations.