State of Decay 2's latest update ramps up the difficulty in new zones

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

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.

The developer keeps on releasing patches, and today, State of Decay 2 got a "Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update." According to the team, the Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update features two new difficulty modes — Dread and Nightmare Zones — that challenge players with deadlier zombies, hostile humans, a faster-acting blood plague, fewer resources to scavenge, and more.

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.

Asher Madan

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