Many months 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. Undead Labs released a patch a few weeks later which fixed a lot of problems, but certain annoyances still remain. Surprisingly, this hasn't stopped the title from being enjoyed by countless gamers.

Today, the developer launched State of Decay 2 Patch 8.0 for all platforms. Not only does it add new weapons, but it brings with it a number of quality-of-life improvements. You can read about the most significant changes below.

  • Over a dozen new weapons from the World War II era.
  • There is a new antique weapons trader who shows up occasionally to sell them.
  • These new weapons can also be looted from the same containers as other standard guns in the game.
  • Gun stores are a great place to look for World War II weapons.
  • The ability to demote a leader without exiling or killing them.
  • New icons to help you find characters you're trying to exile or demote.
  • The ability to transfer items into the base from every inventory slot at a parked vehicle.
  • The ability to unload ammunition from weapons in your inventory.
  • Characters are now a lot less aggressive towards nearby enemies while talking to you.
  • Quick-Repair Toolkits have been rebranded as Advanced Toolkits, and they now repair twice as much damage as standard Toolkits.
  • Hostile humans in Nightmare Zones are now a bit less deadly with firearms.
  • Now when you suffer a headshot, you are protected from additional headshots for a short time afterwards.
  • Windows with multiple panes now break as you would expect, rather than quietly violating the laws of physics.

The update is available right now at no cost. It's great to see that even after all this time, the team is committed to improving 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. You can currently purchase the title at various retailers starting at $30, or play it with your $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription.

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