Showing posts with label Undead Labs. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 23, 2020

State of Decay 3 Announced

Undead Labs announces State of Decay 3 today at Xbox Games Showcase, releasing on PC and Xbox Series X.

Following two consecutive releases in last two console generation, developer Undead Labs hinted for a return to zombie survival franchise State of Decay for a third game a month after launching State of Decay 2 back in 2018.

In a surprise revelation today, Undead Labs has officially announced State of Decay 3, an inevitable third installment of SoD series at Xbox Games Showcase, which is currently under active development for PC and Xbox Series X.

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State of Decay 3 Announced

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Undead Labs offers a brief look into horrors that will unleash on upcoming title in a latest trailer.




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A female survivor was sitting beside a nearby campfire inside the woods, sharpening a wooden shaft for her crossbow. She realizes something is stalking her from afar and she then attempts to scare it away by screaming loudly at it.

Next morning, she goes out exploring deep into the uninhabited forest and notices a long blood trail. She picks up her scope to take a better look and aim, only to discover in horror that an infected deer is feeding off a wolf carcass.

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State of Decay lets you play as a survivor by base-building, scavenging and often fight zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. Infected people are usually referred as Zeds instead of zombies but introduction of plagued animal is a first.

State of Decay 3 will also arrive on Xbox Game Pass on launch day alongside Microsoft Store and Steam. Undead Labs revealed plans to make a sequel to SoD2 larger than first two games, with inclusion of online multiplayer mode.

Friday, February 14, 2020

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

Ahead of Steam release, developer Undead Labs announces major free update State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition.

Living up to its 2013 predecessor title State of Decay, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is currently heading towards some major gameplay changes.

Today, dev team has announced State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an upcoming major free content update that will expand upon existing version with new content and add improvements for all players on Windows PC and Xbox One.

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State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

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In a latest official trailer, some major visual and gameplay changes of Juggernaut Edition are briefly highlighted.




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State of Decay 2 campaign mode is much more than just fighting zombies and there is much more to do. Entirety of post-tutorial section has been rebuilt to coach survivors in many key-elements like base-building and such.

Players will be able to explore a newly added open-world map in logging town of Providence Ridge and set up camp there. Heavy melee weapons like axe and sledgehammer will offer advantage in combat against undead enemies.

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Providence Ridge Map

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With enhanced lighting and optimization, remastered graphics aims to provide better visuals. Reflecting on feedback from community, slight changes in control scheme are introduced by separating commands for dodge and stealth.

Previously released add-on Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack and State of Decay 2: Heartland will all be part of Juggernaut Edition as well. Aside from gameplay bugs and fixes, audio experience is improved and more tracks are included.

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Heavy Melee Weapon

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Those who already purchased these DLC packs are eligible to receive exclusive in-game items on its launch day by simply logging in. You can place your pre-order now to join in a group of six million survivors for biggest SoD experience ever.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is scheduled to arrive for Microsoft Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass on March 13, 2020. From day one, players will have cross-play support for co-op zombie-killing adventure over all platforms.

Friday, November 22, 2019

State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

Undead Labs announced to release PC version of ultimate zombie survival fantasy State of Decay 2 via Steam in early 2020.

Last year, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios came out for Windows PC and Xbox One, amassing an impressive number of over 6 million players so far.

A successful sequel to 2013 survival horror title State of Decay, the game is currently available for purchase on Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass. According to an official announcement, SoD2 will also arrive on Steam in early 2020.

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State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

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Following its release, Undead Labs has received a lot of fan-requests for bringing their ultimate zombie action-adventure to Steam. Even though it took them a year and so, they finally decided to bring the title to digital storefront of Valve.

SoD2 will come to Steam with Xbox Live cross-play support that lets you play with three of your other friends over Windows PC and Xbox One. After all, joining with group of friends will better your chances of survival in a post-apocalyptic.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

Initially, survivors could jump into action on any of two select platforms using Xbox Play Anywhere system. Then an accidental leak from PAX East 2018 hinted at possibility of future Steam release before only a month of its launch.

An error message popped up unexpectedly during a developer live-stream on Twitch regarding a login issue of Steam. Though all video evidence was deleted, people were skeptical when they found Valve's launcher listed in FAQ page as a topic.

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Original SoD found home in Early Access of Steam a few months after console launch, followed by remastered release of Year One: Survival Edition, most likely because there was no timed exclusivity period for Xbox console back then.

Since no definitive release date has been revealed for Steam launch yet, you can go ahead and add State of Decay 2 on wishlist to get instant notifications on any updates made to store page in future while you wait for its release next year.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.




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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.




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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?


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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

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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.

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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

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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?