Undead Labs has just dropped its 30th (!!) major update for State of Decay 2, over four years since the game launched in the first half of 2018. It's a pretty hefty update as well, with major new features like legacy character recruits, save slot options and more.

The team has broken down its 'Forever Communities' update in a mini ViDoc, discussing all the big features that have just arrived. The additional save slots are a very welcome addition, along with the changes to supply lockers that look to improve the overall State of Decay 2 experience.

The team has also fixed a bunch of bits and bobs in update 30, as you'd expect for pretty much any video game patch. Here are those quality of life patch notes:


  • We improved a number of interior lighting issues.
  • You can no longer walk through the shipping container by the Banana Yellow Fuel Tank. Believe it or not, we do respect the laws of physics in this game.
  • We fixed a variety of bugs that involved items floating in the air, when they should be firmly on the ground. Primarily trees and rocks.


  • Items dropped on vehicles no longer float in place when the vehicle drives away.
  • Zombies can now see through chain-link fences. Welp.
  • “Let Someone Take Over” option now appears in all Safehouse Outposts.
  • We removed an exploit that allowed sieges to be avoided via character switching at Outposts.

User Interface

  • We added proper Red Talon badging to all items unlocked by playing Daybreak.
  • The Backyard BBQ Pit in Trumbull Valley’s Farmland Compound no longer has a placeholder icon.
  • We removed some erroneous decimals from the Landmark Outpost strategy selection screen.

Bases and Facilities

  • Survivors are now capable of occupying the Scout Tower in the Prescott Fire Station.


  • During a Mysterious Broadcast mission, if you kill the ex-Red Talon soldier, we no longer hide the location of the hostile enclave that spawns.
  • Trumbull Valley specific mission arcs should no longer repeat for communities who have already played through them.
  • We added some safeguards to protect missions against the case where you find a mission critical item, and then lose it before knowing its significance. This issue is most frequently encountered in the Wilkerson missions in Trumbull Valley.
  • We made it harder to accidentally cancel the final Legacy Mission by adding a hold to confirm option.


  • We fixed a bounty description for the Police Sniper Rifle, the text now accurately states that you must kill zombies silently while crouched.
  • We took some feedback from RvidD and improved one of our loading screen hints about plague hearts.
  • Geoffrey decided to add a new trait “Wrote a Viral Tweet”. He has requested forgiveness for his presumptuousness, we’ll think about it.
  • The game should no longer crash when using character recovered from our previous Legacy Arc crash. Due to the nature of this issue, we had to clear the inventory from these characters.

Are you still playing SoD2 all these years later? Let us know!

[source store.steampowered.com]