State of Decay 2 gets massive patch that improves networking and stability

A few days 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 a new patch which brings long-awaited changes.

According to Undead Labs, the most noticeable changes in this patch include stability, performance and multiplayer improvements. The update comes in at a whopping 20 GB on Xbox One and includes a massive number of quality-of-life fixes throughout the game. Some of the main changes are listed below.

  • Increased stability.
  • Improved networking interactions.
  • Improved networked vehicle interactions.
  • Numerous networking bandwidth and CPU improvements.
  • Elimination of certain crashes.
  • Grenades no longer get stuck and explode in front of you or behind your head.
  • Flashlight beams no longer cast shadows from the player.
  • Fixed issue with doors appearing open while they were closed and vice versa.
  • Fixed rare issue that could prevent the "Warlord" story from being completed.
  • Fixed rare issue that could block the "Sheriff" story from starting.
  • Zombies no longer become immune to the "Assault Kick" move.
  • Fixed areas in the maps where players were getting stuck.

It's great to see the developer quickly address a wide range of problems. 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 a 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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Asher Madan

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