State Of Decay 2 Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | State Of Decay 2 Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network State of Decay 2: How to Recruit Enclaves and Survivors Guide Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:09:37 -0400 Mark Delaney

In State of Decay 2, you won't get very far on your own. Whether it's knowing how bring a fellow community member on your travels, how to invite a friend to play co-op, or how to recruit enclaves and other survivors in the desolate worlds of State of Decay 2, the Buddy System is key.

With that in mind, you'll want to know exactly how you grow your numbers within a community. While you begin your game with just a trio of people struggling to survive, there are ample opportunities to bring new faces behind your secure borders.

Recruiting enclaves and survivors in State of Decay 2 are slightly different tasks with a few ways to go about them. Here's everything you need to know to grow your community and revive some hope in a hopeless world.

How to Recruit Allied Survivors

The procedurally generated mission structure of State of Decay 2 makes recruitment drives a bit fuzzy, but there are still specific things to know in order to boost your numbers and bring in more survivors.

The most important thing to know is this: when a neighbor asks for your help, give it to them. Often folks in your town will radio you asking to be introduced or maybe even in a more panicked state needing help fast. Whatever the case, don't delay too long or else they'll start to think low of you.

All your neighbors start out as Neutral, meaning they're there, you're here, and that's it. Start to aid them in their survival and they'll become Friendly. Keep aiding them and they'll eventually become Allied, which has the added bonus of your newfound friends bringing you some survival supplies once in a while.

Ignore their outcries, however, and you'll eventually turn them Hostile, and once they're Hostile, you can't recruit them anymore. They'll shoot you on sight and it becomes them versus you if they catch you near their encampment.

Be sure to aid those in need and you'll have friends indeed, as our grandparents probably all said. Once other enclaves are Allied, you can speak to one of their members and ask them to join you. Should they say yes, the enclave will disband and you'll gain one new follower.

Recruiting Survivors in Need

Recruits allies and other survivors in State of Decay 2 to help you fight off the horde.

Sometimes you don't have to make friends with someone to recruit them. Some missions will have you helping a lone survivor or a pair of survivors out in the wild, seeking some crucial supply, like medicine or food.

If you help them, they'll sometimes have a moment of clarity where they seem to think, "Clearly, I can't do this alone anymore." When they do, you'll be prompted to recruit them. If you want them to join you, choose to recruit and they'll head to your camp right away and become a new playable character.

How to Recruit Enclaves

I hear you asking, "But what if I want to recruit an entire enclave?" Well, it's possible, though somewhat rare. There's one questline that players may be offered which sees you bringing multiple rucksacks of supplies to another community across multiple missions.

By the end of this questline, similar to the panicked lone survivor, the entire enclave may agree it's not working for them, and clearly you've got a much better handle on this whole post-apocalypse thing. They'll then request that you let them move in with you and your community. If you want to, go for it.

Note that the survivor cap seems to be eight people, so the game may not throw this questline your way if you already have more than five, because it won't want to allow you to overcrowd your community.

Other Recruitment Tips

Now that you know how to recruit survivors and enclaves, you're free to be picky about who you allow into your community.

While you'd be pretty villainous to turn away a survivor in dire need, other more optional recruitments should weigh the benefits of each survivor. When you interact with another person, use the Learn About Survivor option and you'll be able to see their Skills and Traits.

Maybe it's the case that you really need a strong gardener or someone with lots of rare abilities. With this method, you'll know exactly who is joining you  and maybe who isn't. 

You should also consider what you have to offer them. If your community is already struggling to feed and provide beds for the folks you have in your community, it maybe isn't a wise decision to bring more people home with you. It can really cripple morale when people aren't sleeping well, going hungry, or are arguing because of the overall low quality of life. 

If you're going to have an open-door policy for survivors in need, consider moving your base to one of the bigger lots in your map of choice. All five maps have several potential home sites and you can see exactly what you need to move in each one  it's dependent on your Influence and number of survivors.

Every game starts on a small home site, so once you get up around five survivors, it's time to pack up and find a new home for your survivors. Let them stretch their legs a little.

That's all you need to know about recruiting enclaves and survivors in State of Decay 2. We've got a ton more State of Decay 2 guides for both beginners and experts, so be sure to check them out.  

State of Decay 2 Guide: Where to Find Scraps of Circuitry Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:44:38 -0400 Mark Delaney

If you're wondering how to find scraps of circuitry in State of Decay 2, this guide will show you where to find one of the game's most useful and sought after resources. 

In State of Decay 2, the difference between surviving and permadeath often comes down to your preparedness in its harsh world. Those who keep morale high, supplies abundant, and survivors healthy will thrive, while those who forego sleep, fail to pack for a long trip, and don't scavenge properly will likely see their communities overrun in no time.

As fun as that challenge is, there's a lot to know to stay one step ahead of the undead hordes, so we're here to help. Given the many different kinds of crafting and building supplies you'll need, it can be dizzying to know where to look.

If it's scraps of circuitry you're looking for, use our guide so you know just where to look. 

State of Decay 2: Where to Find Scraps of Circuitry

Like the hundreds of various supplies you can find in State of Decay 2, players looking for scraps of circuitry have the major benefit of the game placing loot where it makes the most sense. 

By that I mean, if you need food, you should check restaurants and kitchens. If you need gas, you should check gas stations. And if you need the highly sought after scraps of circuitry, there are sensible places for that, too.

To find scraps of circuitry, search anywhere there are electrical power boxes and breaker boxes, like at the base of radio towers. Elsewhere, you have a good chance of finding them at any locations that seem like they once served as manufacturing or industrial job sites, like factories and warehouses.

You can sometimes find scraps of circuitry by searching around electronics stores, too. Like other rarer crafting items such as jugs of ethanol, once you start spotting them in these specific places, you'll start to know just what to look for. 

Once you have lots of it, you'll open up the possibilities of what else you can build back at your base. Many major projects, specifically Leader projects, require several scraps of circuitry, so it's vital to make the backpack space for them when found if you plan on sticking with your current playthrough for the long haul. 

That's all on finding scraps of circuitry. Need more State of Decay 2 guides? We've got plenty here to keep your community thriving.

State of Decay 2 Failed CLEO Drop Guide Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:06:57 -0400 Mark Delaney

State of Decay 2 just got a huge refresh. The Juggernaut Edition adds one of the game's biggest updates in its two years since launch, and it's also new to Steam and Epic Games Store. That means players both new and old are scrambling to discover all that's new to the game, like its brand-new map, Providence Ridge, a new heavy class of melee weapons, and Failed Cleo Drops.

What are Failed CLEO Drops and where can you find them? That's what we're here to help with. Read on to learn how to hack and unpack these massive boons for your community. 

Failed CLEO Drop Guide

Failed CLEO Drop in the State of Decay 2 menu. Image credit: Big Blue Bug Gaming on YouTube

What is a Failed CLEO Drop?

Typically a CLEO Drop is something players can find in the game's standard survival mode or in Daybreak, the horde-based DLC now included for free. CLEO Drops provide a good pallet of supplies to survivors in need.

But Failed CLEO Drops are different because they're even more valuable, but also quite rare.

Where Can I Find Failed CLEO Drops?

Currently, Failed CLEO Drops can only be found on the new map, the mountainous and woodsy Providence Ridge. When you arrive to a new game in Providence Ridge, you'll be set up at the firewatch tower base, but with enough survivors and Influence, you'll be able to move your community to a bigger base that will offer more facility areas and greater resources. 

Sometimes when you get to these new bases and move in, you'll need to clear out the debris left behind from the world that's collapsed. One of the greatest gifts survivors can find is a Failed CLEO Drop.

What is in a Failed CLEO Drop?

Inside are packed a ton of supplies, including multiple rucksacks of community goods like medicine, building materials, and food, several magazines of ammo, and some weapons. Suffice it to say, you'll want to clear out the Failed CLEO Drop as soon as you move in, but you'll need to meet a few other parameters other than being a resident to do so.

How to Clear a Failed CLEO Drop

How to Clear a Failed CLEO Drop once you find one requires some ingenuity.

First, you'll need a survivor in your group with the Programming trait, because you'll need to hack the Drop open. If you already have one, congratulations, you've lucked out! If not, there are two ways to get one such survivor.

You can either find a book that teaches programming and have your desired survivor read it if they have an available trait slot, or you can recruit another survivor to your group who has the trait. 

Remember, you can always view the traits and abilities of other survivors in the world just by talking to them. This is another good reason to not go fully Negan on your community. Make friends and everything else will come more easily. 

Once you have the survivor you need, you'll also need electricity. To provide the needed juice, install a facility or facility mod that provides base-wide power. You can find these mods by scavenging the world. Alternatively, if you already finished a Builder leader playthrough and earned the Builder bonus for subsequent playthroughs, you'll be able to have base-wide power (and water) at any base you move into. 

Thus, the quickest way to open a Failed CLEO Drop if you've played before is to bring a citizen with Programming to Providence Ridge while activating the Builder bonus at the start of your new community. When you come across a Failed CLEO Drop, you'll quickly and easily hack it open.

And for those that haven't played before, you can try re-rolling your community until you get a Programmer right away, or go off into the world and recruit such a computer nerd to aid you.

Lastly, once you start the process of hacking the Failed CLEO Drop, it will take up the available labor of one survivor for 20 minutes while they work, meaning that depending on how many survivors you have, other projects may be unable to begin until the hack is complete. 


State of Decay 2 is hiding a lot more secrets and plays to many more strategies. Check out our other State of Decay 2 guides to keep your community morale high and their hearts beating.

How to Adjust Screen Size in State of Decay 2 Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:55:05 -0400 Ty Arthur

A large number of zombie survival title State Of Decay 2 players are having trouble changing their resolution or adjusting the screen size, a rather unique problem. Luckily you may be able to fix it.

This is something occurring with both the console version on Xbox One as well as the PC release now that SoD 2 is included with the Game Pass service.

You may notice the game keeps defaulting to 1024x768 resolution, and many players have difficulty getting their screens to display anything larger than 1600x900. That can create a very unpleasant viewing experience for some monitors.

Oddly, State Of Decay 2 lacks the normal resolution settings and ability to change screen size that you may expect. That means you are going to need to get creative and go beyond the normal troubleshooting if the screen size is too big or small for your monitor or TV. 

How To Fix State Of Decay 2 Xbox One Screen Size

With the Xbox One version, there's not much to be done through the actual State Of Decay 2 settings. Instead, your best bet is to change the actual TV display settings, which can vary wildly between make and model. Some models bury their settings in truly bizarre and counter-intuitive locations.

In many cases, the default 16:9 display ratio on your TV will typically cut off the sides of the screen, rendering State Of Decay 2 essentially unplayable. To fix this, you need to switch to Scan Mode to automatically adjust settings, or instead manually select different aspect ratios until you find one that shows the entire State Of Decay 2 screen.

To find out how to reach those options, check the side or back of your TV to locate the model number. Then head over to the support center for your particular brand to find the manual and figure out how to select Scan Mode or manually choose different aspect ratios:

How To Fix State Of Decay 2 PC Screen Size

If you're playing the PC version then this problem gets even more obnoxious, because resolution in the PC port is tied to the overall graphics setting.

If you want something approximating actual 1920x1080 resolution, you need to set the graphics to Ultra first. That's just the first step though, as you will still only see the option to select Full Screen or Windowed instead of the normal resolution settings.

Before trying anything else, the first step is to change the resolution of your PC's display screen, then change it back when you are done playing. Obviously, this isn't ideal, but it is a workable solution.

To make this change before and after playing State Of Decay 2, type Display Settings into the Search bar and click the link at the top of the Best Match list. From there, scroll down to Display Resolution and twiddle with the settings until you get a resolution that actually shows the whole State Of Decay 2 screen.

At this point, the State Of Decay 2 screen size may still not be quite right for your monitor due to its tendency to default to a smaller size, and that means its time to dig into some hidden folders and make manual tweaks to a file.

To get to the right file, follow this path in the drive you have State of Decay 2 installed:

Users > Your name > AppData > Local > Packages > Microsoft.Dayton8wekby3d8bwe > LocalState > State Of Decay 2 > Saved > Config > UWP

In the UWP folder, open the GameUserSettings file with Notepad. In the text document, scroll down to the find two grouped strings of text (which may be several lines apart) labeled:

  • LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX=
  • LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY=
  • DesiredSreenWidth=
  • DesiredScreenHeight=

After the = sign on each line, change the number to the setting you want.

For example: 1920 for X (width) and 1080 for Y (height), then save and close the document. It's critical you change both the LastUserConfirmed and DesiredScreen lines or the setting won't save!

Have you found any other ways to fix the screen size we didn't cover? Sound off in the comments below, then check out our State Of Decay 2 hints and tricks when you've finally got the resolution set the way you want:

Here's the State of Decay 2 Day and Night Cycle Explained Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:37:12 -0400 Ashley Shankle

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition roared out of the gate just recently, and players coming to the title for the first time are trying to figure out its day and night cycle.

Nighttime is brutal in State of Decay 2. In one part because the zombies get far more aggressive, and the other being the depth of the game's darkness. It's real hard to get around when you can barely see your surroundings, that's for sure.

So the question is, what is the game's day and night cycle? Many players theorize that night is much longer than day, and it turns out that is, in fact, the case.

State of Decay 2 Day and Night Cycle

So how long is a day exactly, and what are the phases?

State of Decay 2's day and night cycle (in full) lasts 90 real-time minutes, but the phases of the day may be surprising.

Players get a full 30 minutes of daytime to yuck it up and explore under the safety of sunlight, but nighttime lasts a whopping 60 minutes. Luckily, it's not all pitch black.

Of the 60 nighttime minutes, 20 minutes are dusk, 20 minutes are night, and 20 minutes are dawn. Meaning it's not pitch black the whole time, but it is enough to make navigating, building, and generally surviving a whole heck of a lot harder.

With these timeframes in mind, you can more accurately and safely plan your survival in the zombie apocalypse. You know you have 30 minutes straight of sun to light your way, and you know you'll be spending more time stumbling through the dark than otherwise. Plan accordingly.


Now's probably the best time to get into State of Decay 2 considering the newest Juggernaut Edition. Take a look at our State of Decay 2 guides, and good luck to your community in surviving the night!

State of Decay 2: Known Bugs and Their Fixes Wed, 23 May 2018 14:31:19 -0400 Zack Palm

The zombie plague continues in Undead Labs' latest title, State of Decay 2. Anyone who purchased the State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition has already had a full weekend to gather their survivors, build their fortifications, and raid abandoned houses. But they discovered a new foe far deadlier than the zombie hordes: game bugs.

Here's a list of notable bugs the State of Decay 2 community has reported and their respective fixes, if any solution was found.

Lose Weapon After Executing NPC With Full Inventory

During a side quest, you have the opportunity to choose a dialog option to execute an NPC. Choosing this option pulls you into a cut-scene, and your character wields a pistol instead of what they were previously holding. If you had a full inventory during this cut-scene, the game discards your equipped weapon and leaves you with a pistol in its place.

You can efficiently handle this problem by having a vehicle nearby to store your main weapon inside. When you're forced to wield the pistol, you won't lose your favorite weapon. Plus, you now have a new pistol!

This bug is not related to executing an NPC when they have the blood plague.

Invisible Followers

Don't Lose Track of Your Followers

You should never embark on a supply run by yourself -- you need somebody to watch your back. But some players have found their followers go invisible when they invite them to leave the base. And not the good kind of invisible.

When this bug happens, the invisible follower shows up on the player's map, and they make comments about the environment, but that's about it. If you try switching between followers to fix the issue, the new NPC will also turn invisible.

Some players have had success fixing the bug by locating the follower that started this bug in the community tab and switching to them. When you switch to them, the character you were should show up in front of you as an active follower.

You can switch back to your original character to dismiss the troublesome follower or continue on your journey.

Unable to Cure Blood Plague Victim

If you're attempting to cure an NPC of the Blood Plague, you may not get the prompt to do so despite having all the resources available. 

To address this, all you need to do is log out and then log back in again. When you approach the NPC this time, you should see the prompt to give them the cure. You may have to relog several times for this fix to take effect.

Host Facilities Not Working for Guest Players in Multiplayer

When you host a multiplayer session, your guests may not have access to specific facilities, such as the supply locker, infirmary, and workshop at your main base. This prevents them from accessing a great deal of helpful tools they're going to need to survive the undead.

One way to get around this issue involves the host player creating a new outpost. A guest player can reliably store any items they find on their journey at these locations. However, the host player will have to make specialized outposts to give their guests access to medical supplies or provide them with a means of repairing their damaged gear.

At the time of this writing, Undead Labs has not stated if they are actively working on a solution for this bug on their support page.

Code 6 Error When Connecting to Multiplayer (PC)

Code 6 Error Pop Up

If you tried jumping into a friend's game, you may have received a Code 6 Error while attempting to connect. Resetting your internet or relaunching the game won't get rid of it. 

The solution to this issue lies in your firewall settings. No, turning it off won't help. You need to turn your firewall on! 

Perform the following to fix this issue:

  1. Go to your Start menu and search for Command Prompt. Right-click on this program and run as an Administrator.
  2. Run the following sequence in Command Prompt: netsh advfirewall show currentprofile
  3. On the left side of the list, locate Firewall Policy, and to the right of that it should read BlockInbound,AllowOutbound
  4. If the Firewall Policy reads AllowInbound instead, reset your firewall policy by running the following: netsh advfirewall set currentprofile firewallpolicy blockinbound,allowoutbound
  5. Restart your PC to ensure the change went into effect.

Grounded on Black Loading Screen (PC)

Not all players have had this issue, but some have found themselves stuck on a loading screen. Undead Labs knows about this issue, but they do not have an exact fix for this yet. They need your help to find the solution. If you encounter this issue, follow these steps to send critical information to Undead Labs so they can figure out how to solve it:

Get your Startup Logs:

  1. Press the Winkey + R and you should see a small Run program pop up on the bottom left of your screen.
  2. Paste this into the program: %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Dayton_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\StateOfDecay2\Saved\Logs and then click Ok.
  3. Copy the StateofDecay2.log to your desktop.

Getting DxDiag:

  1. Go to your Startup menu and search for DxDiag Run Command.
  2. Select Save All Information and save the DxDiag file to your desktop.

When you have all of this information, send it to This will assist the support team in learning about this error and how to best address it in a future patch.

In the meantime, you can try to find out if perhaps the error is on your end. The suggestions listed below may not provide a solution, but they will prove there's an issue with the game itself and not your hardware. Here's some simple solutions you can try to fix the problem:

  • Compare your PC specs to the minimum requirements section of State of Decay 2's Microsoft Store page.
  • Download the latest graphics driver for your graphics card released for State of Decay 2.

Infinite Loading Error (Xbox One)

Those who bought State of Decay 2 for their Xbox One have encountered an infinite loading screen error. Undead Labs is aware of this issue, but they do not have a solution for it yet.

They will address this error in a future patch.

Multiplayer Guests Unable to Kill Zombies with Car Door

Passenger Door Doesn't Open in Multiplayer

In a multiplayer session, some players have found they cannot open the passenger car door to hit zombies while the host drives. This can make driving around boring as players do not have access to their weapons while in the passenger seat.

Undead Labs has not stated on their support page if they are actively working on a solution for this bug or not.

Flashlights Load In Behind Characters in Multiplayer

Players have to keep their wits sharp when traveling at night to prevent getting ambushed by a horde of zombies. A reoccurring problem players have encountered while playing multiplayer centers around their character's flashlight loading in behind them.

When this happens, the flashlight displays the character's shadow, making the device completely useless. Some players have reported that reloading their game fixes this bug, though this was not a reliable fix.

If this problem occurs to you during your playthrough with your friends, send a message to so the developers can learn about this issue.


Should you find any bugs or glitches not mentioned in this guide, let us know about them in the comments below, and we'll add them to the list. Good luck hunting zombies, and for more State of Decay 2 guides, be sure to stick with GameSkinny.

How to Pause in State of Decay 2 Wed, 23 May 2018 13:33:06 -0400 Ashley Shankle

One feature that almost every online multiplayer game lacks is the ability to pause. We expect not to be able to pause with certain games, but you can in State of Decay 2. You just have to know how to do it.

The same rule that applies for most games you play online applies to State of Decay 2: You simply cannot pause when you are online. Even if you are only playing by yourself, you can't pause if your game is online.

If you know you're going to need to pause, or just like to have the feature available to you, you can enable the ability to pause the game by turning multiplayer off.

You can turn multiplayer off by doing the following:

  • Press the Start button on the Xbox One controller (Esc on keyboard) to open up the Pause Menu
  • Go to the Multiplayer option
  • Switch it to "Offline"

After you've done this, you'll be able to fully pause the game when pressing the Pause Menu button, rather than simply open up the menu as it does when you are set to online.

The downside to all this is that there is no way to pause in multiplayer at all, but that's typical. It doesn't make sense to be able to pause a multiplayer game. But if you intend to play by yourself and need to be able to pause from time to time, it's best to simply set the game to be completely offline so you can press that magic Start button/Esc key when needed.

Having to turn your entire gameplay experience offline isn't a huge deal if you'd rather play by yourself anyway, and if you generally play multiplayer, having to set the game to offline just makes sense. Good luck out there!

Be sure to check out our other, more comprehensive State of Decay 2 guides, including the best base locations, how to rack up unlimited food, and more!

State of Decay 2 Co-Op Multiplayer Guide Wed, 23 May 2018 11:48:36 -0400 Sergey_3847

Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs heard the fans and implemented a multiplayer co-op mode in State of Decay 2. However, to the surprise of many players, the local co-op mode is not available, so you cannot play the game with a buddy on a split-screen.

This means that you have to either join a multiplayer game online or invite friends to your own game. Either way, if you want to know how to set things up in State of Decay 2, then follow our guide below.

How to Join a Co-Op Game in State of Decay 2

Joining a co-op game in State of Decay 2.

If you get bored playing solo, you can always join an online multiplayer game. In order to do this, you need to open up your Radio menu by pressing up on your D-Pad. In the open menu, select "Volunteer."

The matchmaking process will start, and you will be added to the playthrough of someone else, who called for help. Obviously, you need to be connected to the internet when choosing this mode.

Also, be well-prepared before venturing into another player's game, since you never know what might be needed there. So try to stock up on as many useful items as you can, and then choose the Volunteer option.

How to Call for Help in Co-Op Mode

If you're playing solo and got yourself into trouble, but there are no friends that can help you out, then you can ask the game to find somebody from the online matchmaking lists.

Ask another player to join your game through a Radio signal (the same as before), but instead of the "Volunteer" option, you need to choose "Call for Help." You can do this at any point in the game, and rather soon, one more random player will be helping you out.

How to Invite Friends in State of Decay 2

inviting friends to State of Decay 2 through the multiplayer settings menu.

On the other hand, if you do have friends that you want to invite to your game, then you can do so with up to three other players. In order to invite your friends, you need to go to the Settings menu and choose the Multiplayer tab.

There you can choose either "Invite Only," which lets you choose specific players, or "Friends Only," which gives you an option to invite players from your friends list.

When you choose either of these options, you need to send guest invites to one or more friends. As soon as they accept your invitation, your co-op game will start.

How to Play a Local Co-Op Game in State of Decay 2

As already mentioned, you can't play local co-op games in State of Decay 2. The split-screen option isn't available, so you need to opt for one of the online multiplayer modes described previously.


That is all you need to know about the multiplayer co-op modes in State of Decay 2, and for other guides at GameSkinny, check out the list below:

State of Decay 2 Guide: How to Get Unlimited Food and Molotovs Tue, 22 May 2018 16:33:53 -0400 Ty Arthur

If you want to stay alive and build up your base while stomping zombies in State of Decay 2, you are going to need a lot of resources, which can be scarce. Constant scavenging for food, medicine, ammo, and fuel is all well and good, but having unlimited food and molotovs is better. 

One group of survivors, in particular, will have you go out on a rather annoying series of fetch quests, but once that's out of the way, you can use them to potentially get an unlimited supply of food and molotovs!

Unlimited Food Cheat/Hack

When you come across the drunk survivors trying to re-build their whiskey distillery, be sure to complete all of their requests and keep them as happy as possible -- but don't recruit them to your group. As recruits (rather than free-roaming survivors who offer quests) they aren't very helpful at your base, and they won't be able to call in food airdrops.

While interacting with these survivors, they will constantly ask you for food, and go into fights drunk out of their minds, which makes it easier to wash your hands of them and go on your merry way in the apocalypse. Don't make this mistake, however, because they become extremely useful if you put in a little extra effort!

While gathering supplies for the survivors during the questline, you'll eventually need to grab a wheat sack from a barn. The wheat item looks like a standard food rucksack but will be marked with ! as well. Because it seems like standard food, be sure NOT to deposit it at your own base, as this will screw up the quest.

The wheat sack is also available for pick up before this section of the quest starts, which can completely nerf the whole quest line as well. If you accidentally grabbed the wheat before meeting the survivors, return the rucksack back to the original location where you picked it up at the barn.

Pick it back up again when you have this particular objective active. That should reset the item position and let you proceed without any problems.

After going through their fetch quests, one member of the drunk group will eventually get infected and you will have a limited amount of time to return that character to their base to save them.

Make absolutely certain to complete this section of the quest within the 10-minute timeframe, and then finally ask the group to start making medicine instead of whiskey. Turns out they just needed a little guiding hand to get on the right path.

Raining Unlimited Food Airdrops

From this point on, the distillery survivor group is available to call in an airdrop that can be repeated over and over for infinite State Of Decay 2 food supplies. Each airdrop will only cost you 75 influence, and with the cooldown timer, a drop can be called in once every 8 minutes.

Every single airdrop will always have a ready supply of food, molotovs, and luxury liquor to sell for a return of 35 influence. By repeating this airdrop each time it resets, you can end up with unlimited food and molotovs for very little effort.

If you bring the whiskey distillery survivors into your group, exile them, let them die, or otherwise ignore their requests for help, you sadly won't have access to these easy resources!

Have any other tips on getting lots of resources quickly without much effort? Let us know your strategy below, and be sure to check out our other State of Decay 2 guides here:

The 5 Best State of Decay 2 Glitches Tue, 22 May 2018 10:31:28 -0400 Sergey_3847


Legacy Glitch


There seems to be a huge glitch in State of Decay 2 that won't let you continue your quests if you destroyed all the plague hearts, and your legacy goals stop showing up.


The only way you can deal with this glitch is to exile your leader and assign a new one. Of course, this means you may lose your best character, but your legacy goals will appear once again.


The developers should definitely take into account all these glitches as soon as possible and make State of Decay 2 a truly great game free of bugs.




That is all for the best glitches in the game, but be sure to come back soon for more State of Decay 2 guides here at GameSkinny!


Gate Parking Glitch


Here's another warning for those who like to park their vehicles in the wrong places. Never park a car at the gates! If you do and try to open the gates, for some reason, the game will decide that it should destroy it.


Now imagine if you play in co-operative mode and you leave your friends in a van that is parked near a gate. It will completely obliterate them and leave you all alone.


Vehicle Glitch


Be careful when driving a vehicle with low fuel! For some reason, the game can completely glitch out if you try to run your car too fast when you have very little fuel.


Your car will either start spinning or it will randomly stop as if there was an invisible barrier in front of it. This is not exactly an exploitative glitch, but a cautionary one.


If you want to always have enough fuel, then be sure to build a large fuel storage on your home base, where you can keep enough of it for all your driving needs.


Unlimited Influence Glitch


Influence is the game's main currency, so the more you have of it, the better the things you can do, including moving from one home base to another. However, earning influence is not easy in State of Decay 2.


This glitch will help you make your influence never end. First, you need to have an upgraded Command Center 2 on your home base. Then, you need to find a trader and buy some 9mm or 22mm rounds. Sell them one piece at a time, and then buy them back again one piece at a time.


Do this kind of trading while using Broadcast, which increases your influence by 10%. So for each traded round, you will earn more influence, which will result in a solid profit. You can exploit this every time and never have to worry about your influence ever again.


Unlimited Stamina Glitch


Did you know that it is possible to maintain an unlimited amount of stamina in State of Decay 2? Well, it looks like this glitch can actually make it happen.


You will have to pay attention to the blue gauge located on the bottom-left corner of your screen. That's the stamina gauge, and the red one is your health gauge. When you run or do any other physical action, the blue gauge will quickly go down.


As a result, you will have to wait a bit for it to recover. But if you don't want to wait and would rather just use this infinite stamina glitch, then simply press LB and tap it. You will notice that your character will keep moving without using your stamina at all.


State of Decay 2, the latest zombie apocalypse survival game from Microsoft Studios, is finally out. However, it is reportedly riddled with all sorts of bugs and glitches. Some of them can be exploited for unlimited stats, and others simply mess up your gameplay.


In any case, if you want to know the five best glitches in State of Decay 2, and how you can use them to your advantage, then follow this guide for all the information you need.


And, if you were looking for the best base building locations on all three maps, then check out our guide below:

State of Decay 2 Guide: Best Locations for Base Building Mon, 21 May 2018 10:52:20 -0400 Sergey_3847

State of Decay 2 offers three different maps with various home base locations, which you can move into and upgrade as you wish. Every base has its own advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to find the one that works best for you, as moving into a new base is not cheap.

If you want to know what locations are the best for building your home base on each of the three maps in State of Decay 2, then follow our guide below for all the information you need.

Best Providence Ridge Bases

Fortified Truck Stop

This base has the best position on the new map; it is located almost in its central part, which provides an excellent overview and equal access to all other areas of the Providence Ridge.

This would be a great base for the mid-game after you've used all the resources of your starting base.

There are three facilities in the Fortified Truck Stop that have huge advantages over other bases:

  • Kitchen is equipped with a distillery
  • Auto Shop provides access to the Mechanics skill
  • Fuel storage

You can also use the storage as the watchtower since there is a pretty good view from the top.

Prescott Fire Station

In the late game, when you're ready to settle inside larger spaces, you can opt for either Prescott Fire Station or Lundegaard Lumber Mill.

The fire station has a huge number of facilities, which you can't find anywhere else on the map:

  • Workshop with full upgrades and reduced cost for all repair works
  • Gym that gives access to a highly valuable Medicine skill
  • Scout tower that gives you three scouts for free, although unarmed
  • Kitchen with food storage
  • Utility room that provides electricity and water to an entire base

That's a very impressive list, which is nothing you'll ever find in Providence Ridge or anywhere else.

Lumber Mill

While Fire Station is packed with useful structures, the Lumber Mill is the only base in the game that offers five large facility slots. That's a lot and provides players with an opportunity for massive creative endeavors.

As for built-in facilities, the Lumber Mill offers the following:

  • Command center that helps search for new territories and hack maps for info
  • Sawmill
  • Storage facility for all types of materials

Lumber Mill will fit players that look for flexibility in their gameplan rather than safe space for resting and healing. So keep this in mind when setting up your next base in State of Decay 2.

Best Cascade Hills Bases

Bridge Fort

If you go west from your starting base, you will come to a bridge with another potential home base. This one has three parking sites located on both sides of the bridge.

Bridge Fort has four open slots for building in total:

  • 1x Large Slot
  • 1x Small Indoor Slot
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slot

There is also a watchtower on the upper floor that overlooks the eastern side of the bridge. If you want to claim this base, you need to have 500 influence and 4 people -- a perfect location for a small community.

Lock & Keogh Self Storage

If you're looking for a huge storage room, then this is the base you need. It is located in the northwestern part of Cascade Hills.

There are several clearable lockers, which can be used for building or storing things. You also have one Secret Distillery -- a great source of Fuel, if you care about driving vehicles.

This base will cost you 1,500 influence and 6 people in total.

Container Fort

This is probably the best location in Cascade Hills. It is located in the southwestern part of the map. It has seven building slots, two of which are large slots.

The best feature of this base is that it already has a ready-to-use level 3 Workshop, which is a great thing to have. Of course, such luxury isn't cheap and will require you to have 3,500 influence and 8 people.

So, if you have a large community, this is the base for you.

Best Meagher Valley Bases

Whitney Field

This base is located in the southern part of the map. There are two large Fortified Bleachers that serve as the watchtowers on the opposite sides of the base.

There are five building slots in total. The large ones are located on the outer edges of the base, and the small ones are set closer to the middle.

This is a huge open area that requires a large community of at least 8 people and 3,500 influence.

Squelones Brewing Company

The best part about this base, which is located in the central part of the Valley, is the on-site water tank. This means that you will have a constant supply of water without having to build anything.

There is a lot of free space outdoors for building farms and other types of buildings that require a water supply. Inside the large warehouse, you will find a room where you can recycle food and make alcohol.

In order to claim this base, you will need 1,500 influence and 6 people.

Camp Kelenqua

On the western side of Meagher Valley, you will find a truly great base that looks like a campsite. The fencing may require some repair, but there is a lot of free space inside.

This base also has an on-site source of water, so you can start your farms from the get-go. There are lots of buildings around for chilling out and hiding from those pesky zombies.

Although the area of the base is huge, it will only take you 1,000 influence and 5 people to claim it.

Best Drucker County Bases

Barricaded Strip Mall

If you go to the north of the map, you will stumble upon an abandoned mall. However, it's not as useless as it seems. This base has an in-built Urgent Care facility, which is like your own personal infirmary.

On the other side of the base, you will find a High-End Kitchen, where your people can eat well, and which will grant them a nice morale boost. Overall, this is a really great place to have.

In order to claim the Strip Mall, you will need 3,500 influence and 8 people.

Mike's Concrete

This base is located in the middle of the map, which is perfect for those who want to drive vehicles and quickly get to any part of Drucker County. It is supported by a Huge Fuel Storage that will provide you with enough fuel for all your cars.

It is very similar in design to Wheelhouse Truckstop, but that base is located in a far less convenient place, on the outskirts of the map. So if you enjoy driving a lot, then be sure to choose Mike's Concrete instead.

This base requires only 1,500 influence and 6 people.

Knight's Family Drive-In

This is probably the best-designed base on the map. It looks like a castle with a tall fence surrounding it. The front part is protected by a gatewatch, which is great for general area surveillance.

The base covers a rather large territory, and in the back, you will see a Drive-In Theater, where you can repair and store your vehicles.

Claim this base for 1,500 influence and 6 people.


That is all for the best base locations in State of Decay 2; be sure to check out our other State of Decay 2 guides