State of Decay 2 How to Switch Characters, Sleep, Cure Trauma as Guest

Switching characters in State of Decay 2 multiplayer is just as important as in the single player. It is necessary for your character to sleep in State of Decay 2, and the same goes for co-op. However, the process is a little more complicated and a bit confusing in the multiplayer. With that in mind, here’s how to switch characters and sleep in State of Decay multiplayer co-op.

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State of Decay 2 How to Switch Characters, Sleep, Cure Trauma as Guest
State of Decay 2 How to Switch Characters, Sleep, Cure Trauma as Guest

How to Sleep / Rest as Guest in State of Decay 2 Multiplayer?

To let your character sleep or rest in State of Decay 2, you have to switch to a new character. If you’re playing multiplayer as a guest, then that makes things more complicated. A number of players have been trouble with this one. However, as potentially unintuitive as the process is, there is a way to switch your character in State of Decay 2 co-op. Which leads us to our next section.

How to Swap Characters in Co-Op Multiplayer in State of Decay 2?

To change characters in State of Decay 2 multiplayer, you have to make your way to a host’s base or outpost. The thing is, to switch between characters, you still can only pull from your own community. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that you have to leave the current multiplayer session, change the character in your campaign, and go back into the co-op.

The way to swap characters in multiplayer is, as we’ve said to go into an outpost or base of the host. From there, just go into the menu by pressing the Map button, head over to Community, and select a character from your community. The tired character will go to rest, and you’ll have a fresh new person to play as.

State of Decay 2 Co-Op How to Cure Trauma?

Curing trauma in the Co-Op of State of Decay seems to be causing some troubles. Players have been attempting to cure themselves in the Infirmary, only to be told that there they don’t have any trauma. This might be some kind of glitch, but don’t let in confuse you. Just use first aid regardless, and that should take care of the problem.

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  1. V

    Thank you for answering how to change out characters in MP. I looked all over and could not find anywhere how to do this. They didn’t make it easy in game to figure out.

  2. M

    On PC, when you first interact with beds, there’s no prompt indicating that you have to use the arrow keys to cycle through available survivors to take over so your dudeski can rest (it only indicates that the spacebar will show more details). Since the rest of the interaction in the game (at least up to that point) is done through the mouse and/or letter keys that are clearly prompted, it took me a little bit to figure out that just trying to mouse over the characters and click to select them was not the way to go about that particular interaction. You have to use the arrow keys…

  3. J

    How do you change your character in state of decay 2 single player mode???
    Thanks jim

  4. R

    Why arw all of my characters lefr handed? How do i change it?? Ive legit looked everywhere. Every site. Amm i the only one with this problem?

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