Showing posts with label Undead Labs. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

State of Decay 2 Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update Release Date

Upcoming "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update for State of Decay 2 by Undead Labs will add new difficulty modes.

Developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios continued their successful legacy of open world zombie survival video game State of Decay from 2013 with its sequel title State of Decay 2 that came out in 2018 for PC and Xbox One.

With mixed to average response from critics and fan-base, the game amassed a total of 3 million players within months and went on to release two DLCs. The studio recently announced of releasing brand-new "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update later this month.

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State of Decay 2 "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update Release Date

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Zedhunter Update Live Now

It was revealed during a latest episode of Inside Xbox that players who own either of Standard and Ultimate Edition or have subscription to Xbox Game Pass will be able to download "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for free when it arrives on March 26.

You get to choose from two new difficulty modes called Dread Zone and Nightmare Zone to put your survival skills to test. Either go out on behalf of your existing community or just start a new one before dipping your toes into those zones.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Daybreak Pack DLC Release Date

Dread Zone will challenge you with a blood plague that comes with a faster-acting infection gauge. There will be fewer resources to scavenge while pits you against deadlier horde of zombies and plague-infected juggernauts.

Nightmare Zone is for more experienced and hardcore players, who will come across a tougher crowd of hostile NPCs and an infection period that lets one last for only 10 minutes. Obviously, packs of annoying freaks will make it miserable for you in the mean time.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

Back in November 2018, developers came up with Zedhunter update that brought us slew of changes and mentioning Undead Labs is about to introduce their next SOD2 update in 2019 for a new level of difficulty experience.

Surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is no joyride for sure but those who love some punishing challenges would admire the changes derived from past DLCs of State of Decay 2 will have fun with "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for sure.

Friday, November 16, 2018

State of Decay 2 Zedhunter Update Live Now

Developer Undead Labs has released new Zedhunter free update pack for State of Decay 2 with a ton of stuff.

Announced back at X018, post-apocalyptic open world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is getting new difficulty setting, a new map and a brand-new free update Zedhunter.

Celebrating a strong SoD2 community of 4 million rugged survivors, the Zedhunter update has gone live today for PC and Xbox One. The pack is free for all the current players on these platforms as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

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State of Decay 2 Zedhunter Update Live Now

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Before talking about what we are getting from it, be sure to take a look at the official trailer for the free update from X018 last weekend.




RELATED: State of Decay 2 Daybreak Pack DLC Release Date

A bunch of new content has been added to the game including new weapons and gameplay items to use. For starter, Zedhunter has introduced eight different types of crossbows, an iconic zombie-slaying weapon that is silent and deadly.

This could be a game changer as you don't need to get close to have a killshot at the Zeds and risk your health or even make noise using a firearm that would eventually bring more of them. So, you can easily score more headshots than before without breaking a sweat.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

One of the best things about these crossbow bolts are that players can also recover them after making a shot. So, you can become an eco-friendly zombie hunter and reduce noise pollution at the same time. Plus, they don't break or jam like traditional guns.

Aside from this long-range shooter, three new melee and three new close-combat weapons are added to your arsenal to give you a better fighting chance against a horde of zombies. Just pick up from a stash of swords and knives to chop off the deadmeats.

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Iconic Zombie-Slaying Weapon

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Crosses 2 Million Players

Zedhunter update also offer further customization options that allows one to reset the core skill specializations of a survivor.  For example, if you simply want to switch your Cardio from Marathon to Backpacking, you just read a new training manual and then just change the skill specialty.

However, the downside of this trade-off is that players will gain experience at a slower rate than usual for this new skill. Six new "quirk skills" are added to give you extra buff to favor your community and get these skill books from the local Skills Trader in town.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

In addition to gameplay, the SoD2 free update adds three new plague consumables to boost your survivor abilities. These are highly potent and increase your abilities to see in the dark or make you invisible to zeds and even attract them in some cases.

Since they are basically poison to human survivors, it is up to you whether the infection is worth swapping for some perks. Also, new achievements and missions are added for you to notice them labeled as "Mysterious" during a quest.

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Never Forget Your Crossbow

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

If all of these excite you but unfortunately, you don't own a copy of State of Decay 2 yet then jumping on board right now is the perfect time as Xbox Black Friday Sale offers a 35% off on the Standard Edition and Ultimate Edition of SoD2 or sign up to Xbox Game Pass for just $1 only for the first month.

Undead Labs was downright committed to the State of Decay fan base to offer them the experience of ultimate zombie survival fantasy and Zedhunter free update is a step towards that direction. In 2019, the studio will bring back Trumbull Valley map and new difficulty settings.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

State of Decay 2 Daybreak Pack DLC Release Date

To celebrate three million players worldwide, State of Decay 2’s second DLC Daybreak Pack is coming in September.

Released as an exclusive title, open world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios did quite good upon launch. Initially the game picked up 1 million players in just two days and then amassed another million of survivors on PC and Xbox One within less than two weeks. The game's first DLC Independence Pack came out in July and now time for the second expansion, Daybreak Pack to arrive on September 12.

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State of Decay 2 Daybreak Pack DLC Release Date

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

This news was recently revealed at Gamescom 2018 and new details regarding gameplay has arrived as well. This next chapter of your survival in a post-apocalyptic world presents you with new gameplay, loots, weapons and deadly zeds for exciting zombie-killing experience. A co-op "zombie siege" will pit you and your three teammates against waves of undead hordes. If you are willing to have a taste of that, be sure to visit Xbox booth this week at Gamescom to be a part of that action.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Crosses 2 Million Players

You might have crossed paths with the mighty undead Juggernaut more or less if you have been playing but now there is new type of it called the Blood Plague Juggernaut! Not only this one is a powerhouse but it transmits blood plague to players. To assure that you even stand a chance against him, the developers added several deployable explosives, couple of melee and ranged weapons at your disposal. Anyways, you can still fell victim to him if you are not careful enough during face off.

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Blood Plague Juggernaut

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

If you own the Standard Edition, then Daybreak Pack is going to cost you only $9.99 but you get it for free with Ultimate Edition. Xbox Game Pass members can enjoy a 10% at launch of the DLC. Xbox Play Anywhere allows you to play it on both PC and Xbox One. Although, State of Decay 2 became the best-selling game of May 2018, it lacked some depth and had some problem that annoyed the players. However, the engaging combat system has saved the sequel to State of Decay of 2013.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

To celebrate an immense success upon debut and amassing 3 million survivors, State of Decay 2’s first DLC Independence Pack is out now!

Ahead of 4th of July holiday, Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios are in a mood for celebrating a community that has 3 million players joined for their open world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 within a month of its release on May 22, 2018. Also, it became the best-selling game of May, which is a great accomplishment for sure. To celebrate, they decided to release the first DLC Independence Pack to extend your fun experience of zombie-killing in this post-apocalyptic world.

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State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Crosses 2 Million Players

Now you can take on your neighboring undead hordes in new different styles and colorful ways, so that you can declare your independence from their tyrannical reign. Whether you are an expert in close combats or have a knack for blowing up stuffs, this expansion got you covered. So, you can go sneaky with close-ranged weapons or start blasting off those flesh eating bastards in fiery explosions if you like. In case you want to express your festive colors, you will find stacks of fireworks.

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Independence Day-Themed Vehicle

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

Available for purchase right now on PC and Xbox One to get "patriotic" items and gear, Independence Pack will cost you only $4.99. Primary feature of this post-launch content is three Independence Day-themed vehicle; Burninator, Meatwagon and Pyrohawk. Two long-range weapons; Pyro Launcher and Starshank Launcher are added with three additional melee weapons; BBQ Fork, Grillmeister and The Freedom Ringer. These items of mass zombie horde destruction promise tons of fun.

We think, a short trailer clip featuring the combat in vehicles and use of those weapons will be something you won't want to miss. So, check out the video below.




RELATED: State of Decay 2 PAX-East 2018 Gameplay

Since the developers were in a fun vibe, they even dressed up the zeds from the pack for this occasion. A Revolutionary War-themed zombie is introduced, whom you might come across during your supply run and you are more than welcome to teach him a lesson of history with the fireworks at your disposal. I mean, what could be more patriotic in a world taken over by zombies, to fight for a small-town of America and regularly scavenge for a community where you belong?


RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

You don't even need to buy Independence Pack DLC if you happen to have purchased the State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition in the first place. Or if you have the Xbox Game Pass membership, you can receive a 10 percent discount on the expansion as well. Also, Update 2.0 brings you 20 new missions for free, 10 new weapons and improved gameplay in overall. Now, take your fireworks and hop on a ride to venture out to kill off more zeds until Daybreak Pack finally releases in September, 2018.

Monday, June 4, 2018

State of Decay 2 Crosses 2 Million Players

State of Decay 2 creates record by bagging over 2 million players in first two weeks of worldwide launch.

Open world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios was out on May 22 and got an amazing start. Within two days after launch, the game has built a strong community of over 1 million players. Now, in less than two weeks of release on PC and Xbox One, they have gathered a force of 2 million survivors. It's really remarkable to see these many players sharing a post-apocalyptic world for resources and fighting undead hordes to keep up.

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State of Decay 2 Crosses 2 Million Players

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Crosses 1 Million Players

With so many players participating in the game, there are many interesting numbers popping out. For example, survivors have already slain nearly 2 billion zombies, which is one third of Earth's population now! Over 121,000 community stories were completed at the same time and newer ones were built on map for facing new challenges. Players have learned to stay alive for straight three days on average and all of these numbers indicates their dedication and excitement.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

The developers are also tirelessly trying to provide major bug-fixes, minor tuning in gameplay and other improvements for a satisfying experience playing. Additional contents and regular updates will maintain their flow from Undead Labs to sustain this incredible community. The already refined story setup charmed its magic through a bit of open-world exploring, slight role-playing, some third-person action during zombie-killing and then nicely balancing all of those aspects together.

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Ever-Increasing Zombie Threat

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

Needless to say, State of Decay 2 has just begun its steps and more bands of survivors will join soon, which we hope to grow even further. You begin your journey in a small-town of America and start a quest for scavenging while constantly trying to save your skin from zombies; you build up a community to start a new life at the end of the world and contribute as much as you can, which is the whole game in a nutshell. So, when are you finally joining the big hustle, eh?

Friday, May 25, 2018

State of Decay 2 Crosses 1 Million Players

State of Decay 2 breaks record by gathering over 1 million players in first two days of global release.

Open world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios has saw worldwide release only two days ago and they are already on news. Yes, within two days after launching on PC and Xbox One, the game has amassed over 1 million players. Considering the number in such a short period of time, zombie apocalypse is finally gathering people for a single reason. Now, only trick is to survive waves after waves of zombie hordes.

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State of Decay 2 Crosses 1 Million Players

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

Ultimate Edition of the game has opened it up for owners of a copy on May 18 and then the rest pour in on May 22 with their Standard Edition. With that, there are currently a million different stories of survival around the world and everyone is having their own unique experiences. Following launch, the game has been played for over six million hours and there is gameplay footage of almost worth 3.5 million hours from different streamers on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

There are some more interesting numbers we would like to add. For instance, 6 million firecrackers and fireworks were thrown for either signaling fellow survivors to get help or celebrate success in post-apocalyptic world. Players have collectively read 2 million textbooks and ate 6 million bags of snack. Over 675 million zombies were exterminated and that means an average player have killed more than 600 of them alone. Average survival period was three in-game days and some even managed to stretch to a full month.

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Forge Alliance and Survive

RELATED: State of Decay 2 PAX-East 2018 Gameplay

However, you should realize that assembling 1 million players doesn't necessarily means that it has sold over a million copies. Even if it sounds confusing, we need to consider that the game is currently up on Xbox One's game streaming service Xbox Game Pass and subscribing members of this service are allowed to play it for free. So, you can see how that thing works now.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

Also, check out this short clip of a small band of survivors hilariously looking for some supplies while promoting features of Xbox Game Pass.




RELATED: State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

Being the only exciting Xbox One-exclusive game of this year aside from the slightly disappointing Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 is under a lot of pressure from before the release. Yet, numbers are surely looking exciting for Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios' join effort project. Because of dealing with a number of bugs, it also failed to land an impressive review from critics. Although it is a successful sequel that lived up to every expectation, it still has a long way to go.

Friday, May 18, 2018

State of Decay 2 Early Access Live Now

State of Decay 2 early access starts today for fans that purchased the Ultimate Edition before global launch of May 22.

If you happen to have purchased the Ultimate Edition for open world zombie survival game State of Decay 2, then you are getting a head-start in its post-apocalyptic world before the game finally releases worldwide on May 22. Through PC or Xbox One, you can have your four-day early access to venture around and become familiar with your surrounding environment before everyone else joins the party. On a later date, you will also get to play Independence Pack and Daybreak Pack.

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State of Decay 2 Early Access Live Now

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Technical Beta Live Now

Watch the gameplay launch trailer for the game, showing the struggle of survivors after 18 months into zombie apocalypse.




RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

The first add-on DLC Independence Pack welcomes players to celebrate their independence by providing you gears, vehicles and weapons that you can modify as you see fit and enjoy killing those zombies around you. Daybreak Pack on the other hand will grant you a new map, missions and events as well as a new mode called “Horde”.  This one is an all-new patriotic way for you to take the battle to your undead adversaries and wipe them out for good.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

Developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios presents us a sequel to their 2013's original zombie survival fantasy and it perfectly lives up the expectation of fans. It was a huge task to complete as not only they have to reach the level of greatness of their predecessor but also, they wanted to provide something even better. State of Decay 2 has a range of unique characters, each with their very own back-stories to fuel their motive into surviving against all odds.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 PAX-East 2018 Gameplay

State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition can be yours for the price of $49.99 and Standard Edition will only cost you $29.99. Upon release on May 22, the ultimate will be available on PC and Xbox One. You are allowed to team up with three of your friends using cross-platform co-op feature from Xbox Play Anywhere program and switch frequently in between your platforms. Also, you will be getting a download token for console version of State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition as a bonus.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

State of Decay 2 Technical Beta Live Now

May of 2018 is already upon us and within a few weeks, co-op multiplayer survival horror game State of Decay 2 will launch from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios. A sequel to original State of Decay title, the game will be released through Windows Store on May 22. Before releasing a game worldwide, beta testing has become a common norm to flash out bugs and glitches these days. So, a technical beta test is arranged by the developers, which is live now!

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State of Decay 2 Technical Beta Live Now

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Release Date

All you need is a free Xbox Live account to participate in beta testing and it is still required even if you are playing on Windows.



RELATED: State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

This early test is to ensure that everything runs according to players' expectation without causing any disturbance when the full game is out. The Standard Edition of State of Decay 2 will cost you only $29.99 for PC or Xbox One and by joining into the technical beta test program, you can have some idea of what you are getting into for that price. Because, the entry given to the game is for test purpose, you will have access to limited content and do not expect to reach any in-game climax.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

To eradicate any performance issues on PC or some last-minute bugs, beta test turns out to be great. Undead Labs want their game to run smoothly on a wide range of hardware possible and in their blog post; they also mentioned that they would love to know computer specifications of the participants for gaming. This way, it will help developers understand the hardware capacity of their fans and help them better optimize it for a greater experience. Even after releasing the game, they will keep their effort of fixing any issues.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

Although State of Decay 2 is nowhere near close in comparison with PlayStation 4-exclusive God of War, it still is an exclusive for Microsoft’s console. Since it is also a part of Xbox Play Anywhere experience, players can enjoy the game on PC as well. Besides, in a time when Microsoft is in crisis of Xbox One-exclusives, this one is coming like a savior for the console as Sea of Thieves have failed to live up to expectations following release.