State of Decay 2 is a survival horror game where your goal is to survive in a post-apocalyptic zombie world. This task is not easy at all because you’ll have to keep you, and your followers well fed, healthy and ultimately alive. Fortunately for you, in this article we’ll share some beginner’s tips and secrets that you wish you knew before you started playing State of Decay 2.
Transferring items from trunk to base
Rucksacks don’t auto drop from your vehicle. Drive your vehicle into the parking spot at your base and get out. Go around to the trunk and open it. Press Right Trigger or T on keyboard while “parked” and looking into the trunk. (thanks Whatafuxup and Ice-wolf). Look for the best cars in the game with big Storage & Trunk Capacity.
How do you bring another guy with you?
Always Bring a Follower – you’ll have additional help and an extra rucksack. In order to bring another guy with you, talk to one of your fellow followers and ask them to join you.
How to play with friends?Co-op multiplayer in State of Decay 2 is an optional mode of play. It becomes available after completing the tutorial mission. There are some important notes when it comes to joining someone else’s game, like inventory sharing, progression and more – How to Play Co-Op Multiplayer.
Along with shooting and fighting skills, Medical skills are important if you want your survivors to recover from any injuries or fatigue as quickly as possible. In order to get another Outpost slot, you’ll need Computer skills to level up your Command Center to level 3. Mechanic skill allows you to craft Vehicle Repair Kits.
Always take the biggest backpack you can
When you’re planning to do some serious looting, remember to bring two people with large backpacks and a car. If your first character is full, you can put some of your items in the trunk of your car. If you got full again, remember to stack the same items for maximum efficiency. If you’re really full, switch to your other character and fill your character up again. Switching characters is extremely useful especially when you got several rucksacks in one looting session. (thanks Calorie_Killer_G)
Be careful with vehicles because you can easily get stuck and lose your car. (thanks Voqar) It’s important to upgrade Vehicles in State of Decay 2.
A strong weapon with only a few shots can be better than a weak one with a ton of ammo. You really only need guns for special infected groups. (thanks NotQuiteLife) Also, don’t forget to repair weapons in State of Decay 2.
Plague hearts do melee damage when they lose a third of their health bar; this can be seen by the heart exploding blood out. It can and will kill you if you are meleeing it and have low health. (thanks draakdorei)
Survivors will leave you if your morale stays too low, even the ones you pick up from the tutorial communities. (thanks draakdorei)
Playing solo and offline
If you play solo make sure you have your game set to offline. If you don’t do that you won’t be able to pause even if no one is in your game. (thanks xDivineDemonz)
How to continue the game from where you left off
If you leave the game and come back in it puts you in a different place. In order to avoid this click play offline. You’ll come back into the game pretty much where you left off. (thanks METALPUNKS)
How to kill feral
When you’re in a car and see a feral killing them is easy. Get close enough to it that it notices you, and drive slowly away from it. It will chase you and attempt to jump on your car. When it jumps, switch to reverse and gun it. (or if you were driving away in reverse, gun it forward.) It will either outright kill it or sometimes knock it down for an easy kill. (thanks xfuzzzygames)
Ferals also don’t like being lit on fire, thus they actually fall to the ground and roll around making them easy pickings at that point. (thanks BIRDLEGS)
If the feral is running at you, roll when he tries to pounce on you. He’ll miss and fall on his face, giving you time to come up and do the finisher. Just forward and he’ll miss and then quickly do the finisher. (thanks Aristotelian)