Latest State of Decay 2 update brings new difficulty, limited-time items, next-gen upgrades
Undead Labs’ world of zombie survival State of Decay 2 has now received a new update that brings with it a handful of very welcome additions.
The biggest is that the game is now optimized for playing on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. This means 60fps when playing in up to 4K, “improved world and shadow detail,” and far faster load times—which I can definitely attest to after jumping in on my Series X.
For those who feel like State of Decay 2 has gotten too easy by this point, the dev team has something special just for you: Lethal Difficulty.
“This difficulty is a brutal new way to play that we’ve tuned right to the edge of impossible,” explains State of Decay 2 product director Henry Goffin in the announcement. “Open-world resources are scarce, meaning that survival has to be earned instead of discovered. Enemies now hit harder, and blood plague is even deadlier. Plague hearts grow like weeds, and destroying one no longer guarantees safety from the hordes around it. And on top of all of that, the special ‘freak’ zombies have been swapped out for their amped-up blood plague variants.”
Finally, Undead Labs has added the Stay Frosty Pack to the game, which offers up “over a dozen themed items that can be earned through in-game challenges or discovered in the open world.”
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is currently on sale for Xbox and Windows 10, and is of course offered as part of Xbox Game Pass.
Source: Xbox Wire
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