Last week Undead Labs announced State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition. In their own words, this is a free update to the base game that takes a load of things that formed part of the game’s original vision, as well as the ongoing vision, and bring them to life. The best part about the update is that it’s free to anyone who already owns State of Decay 2, and it’s going to be available on Xbox Game Pass, so you can grab it even if you don’t own it.
A Great Reason To Jump In
I played a lot of the first State of Decay, but I got lost in the base building elements and zombie killing, and never got into the story. Don’t get me wrong, it was fantastic, but I feel like I missed the point a bit. With State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, I now have a great excise to jump into the sequel, which I’ve never played. Not only that, this is an improved version of the original, meaning that I get to experience a much higher quality version of the game from day one, and so do you if you’ve never played it before.
When the new version launches on March 13, we’ll all be able to access a brand new open world map that’s never been explored before. This place is a rugged logging town called Providence Ridge, and looks to bring a lot more of what makes the open world of State of Decay so damn engrossing. Other updates include a refined Heavy Weapons category, tonnes of graphical upgrades, and better stealth. I can remember that stealth was pretty rubbish in the original game, so it’s good to see that not only has it been improved in the sequel, it has been continuously improved.
You’ll be pleased to know that this is a collection of all of the State of Decay 2 content so far. The Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack, and State of Decay 2: Heartland will all be part of the Juggernaut Edition. Once again, this is a great way to try the game for the first time, because you’re getting everything it has to offer in one place, with no sneaky extra costs you have to pay if you really enjoy it.
With the Xbox Game Pass, there’s really no excuse to ignore an update like this. If you’re paying the subscription fee anyway, you may as well give the open world zombie survival action a go. I’ll definitely be jumping in, and I’ll report back once I’ve smashed in a few thousand skulls. Let us know if you’re doing the same in the comments.