State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition adds Steam cross-play and better visuals (update)

State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • State of Decay 2 is a popular survival game on Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • A listing for the game was spotted on Steam many months ago.
  • State of Decay 2 is getting Steam cross-play and other improvements with the Juggernaut Edition.
  • You can play it through Xbox Game Pass.

Updated March 13, 2020: The new version is now available on all platforms, including the Epic Games Store.

Today, Undead Labs — now a part of Xbox Game Studios — announced the State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition. It includes a number of improvements aside from bug fixes like graphical improvements, cross-play, new melee weapons, better stealth mechanics, and more.

The team posted the following message on the game's website, but it was quickly removed. You can read an abridged version below.

Today, we are thrilled to announce State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an expanded and improved version that takes everything you love about State of Decay 2 and adds tons of new content and improvements for veteran and new players alike. Best of all, this is a free, automatic upgrade for all existing owners of State of Decay 2, including all Xbox Game Pass members... We created a brand-new open-world map for players to explore in a rugged logging town named Providence Ridge, and we completely rebuilt the post-tutorial experience to better teach players the key facets of playing State of Decay 2. There's also a new category of heavy melee weapons that reward player skill and timing, a wide range of graphical improvements, and dodge and stealth are now split into separate commands as part of an improved control scheme. We also fixed dozens of mission and gameplay bugs to ensure a better experience for all players, improved the audio experience, including additional music that doubles the total amount in the game, and more... if you already own Daybreak, Heartland, or purchased the Ultimate Edition of State of Decay 2, we're sending you some exclusive in-game gifts that won't be available anywhere else... launching for the first time on Steam with cross-network play across all platforms... We can't wait to share it with you on... March 13.

Undead Labs also released a thrilling trailer with the announcement of the Juggernaut Edition. You can take a look at it below.

Are you excited for this updated version of State of Decay 2? Let us know.

For those unfamiliar with the game, 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.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.