Latest State of Decay 2 patch adds missing items necessary for mission completion

A few weeks ago, State of Decay 2 launched to mixed reviews around the world. The game was praised for its deep mechanics, but the fact that it exhibited frame rate issues even on Xbox One X and suffered from numerous glitches was a cause for concern. Luckily, the developer just released another patch which brings some long-awaited changes.

Patch 2.1 features a variety of bug fixes, including a few related to character positioning on the "Community" screen. The most important change however fixes missions which couldn't be completed due to missing items. You can read about the tweaks below.

  • The 'Purchase' DLC button on the Main Menu now works properly for players with new profiles.
  • The mission 'Builder: Make Your Own Gear' can now be completed if the player has a built-in 'Machine Shop' at their base.
  • Characters on the Community screen now reorient correctly when changes are made.
  • Newly selected leaders are now positioned correctly on the Community screen.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes newly-recruited community members would overlap or be standing too close to others on the screen.
  • Characters now properly gain experience in their close-combat specialization when fighting with their close-combat weapon.
  • Characters who have earned at least a star in their 'Gunslinging' specialization are now able to snap-aim as expected.
  • The in-game 'Independence Pack' purchase confirmation banner no longer pops up with every player session.
  • Fixed several missions that occasionally couldn't be completed due to missing items.

It's great to see the developer quickly address the mission issue. Hopefully more patches will hit the game soon so it can become a polished experience. Surprisingly, this hasn't stopped the title from being enjoyed by countless gamers around the world. A few days ago, Microsoft announced that State of Decay 2 crossed three million players since its May launch.

State of Decay 2 is a co-op multiplayer game which forces you to survive in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. Players have to work together, build bases, and form communities if they wish to survive in this hostile land. You can purchase the game for $29.99, or play it for free if you're a $9.99 Xbox Game Pass subscriber.

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