State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition releases 3/13; Free for owners, includes previous DLC, new map, new weapons, Steam & EGS w/ Crossplay

Goonie

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Oct 26, 2017
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Ow please. It's not like they wipe a clean slate and have to reinvent the wheel when they make a new game. They had increasing difficulty in State of Decay 1 (even better actually). The easy difficulty was a complaint from week 1.
They basically did start with a clean slate for 2, though? They changed engines and had to start from scratch. You could make the argument that they maybe missed the mark on difficulty for more experienced players at the start, but the game is definitely hard for new players. So I understand what you're saying, I just thought the wording in your first message was a little unfair and myopic.
 
Apr 4, 2018
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I had a great time with State of Decay 2, but haven't played much since about 6 months after launch. Thier post-launch support has been awesome, really looking forward to checking this out.
 

Goonie

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Oct 26, 2017
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Some really awesome patch notes here!

Notable changes (That I don't think have been mentioned yet):

- You can easily access your Legacy Pool to view and edit the list of characters available for future communities.​
- We enhanced our gore FX with dripping weapons after hits, more effects for dismemberment, and better splatter patterns.​
- The game’s soundtrack has been greatly expanded with new compositions, alternate arrangements, and gameplay-specific music cues.​
- Killing a single zombie now instantly creates a moratorium on new spawns in the immediate area, and scoring a few more kills makes that no-spawning zone larger. This isn’t a new system, but it acts much more quickly than before.​
- This means you are far less likely to have new zombies spawn in inappropriate places right after you think you’ve cleared them out.​
- This also creates subtle breaks in the pacing of the game, with more intense fights punctuated by more periods of quiet.​
There's a few before and after gifs and a bunch of bug fixes in the link as well.
 

MrH

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Nov 3, 2017
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I really enjoyed this game at launch, I definitely plan to go back one day.
 

lucebuce

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Oct 25, 2017
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Getting an update on Windows 10, might be out now!

EDIT: oh nvm, not it.

EDIT2:
 
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Feb 1, 2018
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Definitely going to dive back in this weekend. Some of my friends have been obsessed by this game.

I just completed Doom 2016 and Plague Tale, so I need a new game to play.
 

Falus

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Oct 27, 2017
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I got an update. Do we have to download something or it’s included in the update ? Xbox hère
 

agiantsheep

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Oct 27, 2017
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The PC update just adds a message saying the game needs to be uninstalled to install the juggernaut edition. Not sure if the Xbox is the same?
 

deimosmasque

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Apr 22, 2018
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My only real complaint about the game is how after the tutorial any actual character story ends. It just seems as basically every character becomes the same except for stats and skills. I may be wrong though I never got too deep into it.
 

Falus

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Oct 27, 2017
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The PC update just adds a message saying the game needs to be uninstalled to install the juggernaut edition. Not sure if the Xbox is the same?
I don’t know but seeing that this update includes all previously dlc and right now on Xbox dlc are separate download. Maybe we need to download again
 

VanCityGamer

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Oct 28, 2017
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Have they added more story and better missions? I fell off the initial release hard because the game felt like it lacked any direction to me.
 

Bugalugs214

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Nov 26, 2017
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I love the base building and search/explore stuff but the missions and the constant having to help randoms and infections everywhere just kills it.
Im guessing the new stuff will be up early saturday morning in Aus?
 

Johannes

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Oct 28, 2017
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How enjoyable is the game as a purely single-player experience? I'm curious to try this out on Gamepass, but at the moment the time is very limited so I wouldn't want to spend half a dozen hours with a game that didn't click with me if it's main strength lies on the online co-op gameplay.
 

Heatster101

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Oct 27, 2017
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How enjoyable is the game as a purely single-player experience? I'm curious to try this out on Gamepass, but at the moment the time is very limited so I wouldn't want to spend half a dozen hours with a game that didn't click with me if it's main strength lies on the online co-op gameplay.
I found it perfectly enjoyable in single player, you do get NPCs who tag along for missions etc
 

Theorry

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Oct 27, 2017
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How enjoyable is the game as a purely single-player experience? I'm curious to try this out on Gamepass, but at the moment the time is very limited so I wouldn't want to spend half a dozen hours with a game that didn't click with me if it's main strength lies on the online co-op gameplay.
Would say the game is more SP focused then coop focused.
 

Falus

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Oct 27, 2017
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So we need delete previous release and dlc and download only this one later today ?
 

Zedelima

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Oct 25, 2017
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How enjoyable is the game as a purely single-player experience? I'm curious to try this out on Gamepass, but at the moment the time is very limited so I wouldn't want to spend half a dozen hours with a game that didn't click with me if it's main strength lies on the online co-op gameplay.
Very enjoyable
I would say that co-op is not important here
 

meenseen84

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Feb 15, 2018
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I had a lot of fun with this game at release, but it needed a narrative-driven story. Did they do anything like that with the game?
 

valentine71

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Oct 27, 2017
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I was checking the game today and there is a DLC called Heartlands or something. I think it is what you are looking for.
 

m23

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wish I had time to jump back into this game. The post release support has been nothing short of amazing.
 

Agamon

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Aug 1, 2019
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I haven't gotten around to this yet, but I really enjoyed the first SoD. Gotta check this out.
 

Windu

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Oct 25, 2017
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I might jump in but Is this worth playing alone ? any kind of narrative ?
The Heartland DLC which came out last year has a narrative. All DLC will be included in this update.


The Game never really had an engaging story imo others may disagree, people loved the simple story in the first game for some odd reason. The game is a simulator first and foremost. This game is like if you combined a Zombie Survival game with the Sims.

And as for playing alone, that is the way its meant to be played.
 

Falus

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Oct 27, 2017
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The Heartland DLC which came out last year has a narrative. All DLC will be included in this update.


The Game never really had an engaging story imo others may disagree, people loved the simple story in the first game for some odd reason. The game is a simulator first and foremost. This game is like if you combined a Zombie Survival game with the Sims.

And as for playing alone, that is the way its meant to be played.
So if we have the original game and heartland separated better delete everything and downloading the updated game later ?
When will it be ?
 

SirMossyBloke

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Oct 26, 2017
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So it hasn't unlocked on Steam yet, and my Gamepass hasn't updated the title, so I'm assuming there's some kind of delay.