State of Decay 2 gets long-awaited character customization (update)

State of Decay 2 Zombie
State of Decay 2 Zombie (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • State of Decay 2 is a third-person survival game from Xbox Game Studios.
  • The game is getting character customization in October.
  • State of Decay 2 has been played by five million gamers.
  • You can access the game through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

Updated October 1, 2019: Character customization is now available in State of Decay 2.

A while back, State of Decay 2 launched to mixed reviews. The game was praised for its deep survival mechanics, but the fact that it exhibited frame rate issues even on Xbox One X, and suffered from numerous glitches, was unacceptable. The developer, Undead Labs, released a number of patches which fixed a lot of problems, and it's quite stable in its current state. Oddly enough, the negative reviews haven't stopped the title from becoming incredibly popular.

Today, Undead Labs revealed that character customization was coming to State of Decay 2. You can take a look at the in-depth features in the livestream. This has been a long-requested feature that's finally making its way to the game in October. Hopefully, it'll live up to expectations.

According to the team, you'll be able to find various cosmetic items throughout the world, too. This means that exploring the various corners of the map should be more rewarding going forward.

For those who don't know, 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 forge a new life in this hostile land. You can currently purchase the title at various retailers starting at $30, or play it with your $10-a-month Xbox Game Pass subscription.

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