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State of Decay 2

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State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 cover
Undead Labs
Xbox Game Studios
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows May 22, 2018
Metacritic 69
OpenCritic 68
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Subscription gaming service
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Survival, TPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Zombies
Series State of Decay
State of Decay 2 on HowLongToBeat
State of Decay 2 on IGDB
State of Decay 2 guide on StrategyWiki
State of Decay 2 on MobyGames
State of Decay 2 on Wikipedia
State of Decay
State of Decay 2013
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition 2015
State of Decay 2 2018
State of Decay 3 TBA

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Epic Games Store Juggernaut Edition.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Juggernaut Edition.
Part of Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC
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Juggernaut Edition.
The Microsoft Store version requires Arxan Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

The Ultimate Edition contains the base game, the season pass, and a copy of State of Decay: YOSE.


Type Notes
DLC The DLC includes new items.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Daybreak Pack Included with the Season Pass and Juggernaut Edition.
Independence Pack Included with the Season Pass and Juggernaut Edition.
Season Pass Included with the Ultimate Edition and Juggernaut Edition.

Essential improvements

Configuration Tool

Allows for extensive settings changes not available ingame in a convenient GUI.

Skip intro videos

Edit Game.ini[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Game.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Dayton_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Local\StateOfDecay2\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\StateOfDecay2\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/495420/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\StateOfDecay2\Saved\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Dayton_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\wgs
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/495420/pfx/[Note 1]
Microsoft Store and Steam versions use a different save file format which are incompatible with each other.
Save folder includes crash logs in the logs subfolder which can add up to several gigabytes (a normal save folder shouldn't be larger than a couple megabytes). These logs are nonessential and can be deleted.
Cloud saves take priority over local saves. Disable cloud saving if attempting to restore game state from a local backup.

Save game cloud syncing


In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game Video Settings.
In-game Video Settings.
In-game Graphics Settings.
In-game Graphics Settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Ultrawide/Superwide Hor+ Fix
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Limited to 40-100°. Can be set to any value by editing the configuration files. See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Named 'Windowed Fullscreen'.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with the textures option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forces TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR is only in the Xbox version.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Field of view (FOV)

Set the FOV to any value through a config file[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:
Any other values are possible. An extremely high value may turn the game unplayable until reverted.

Run game at native resolution

Native resolution
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Change the following lines to your native resolution and save the file.



Use this fix if the game looks blurry.


Enable SSAA
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.


Values between 100 and 200 are recommended. Requires high-end GPU.


Input Settings Part 1
Input Settings Part 1
Input Settings Part 2
Input Settings Part 2

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Left and right arrow keys are permanently bound to panning the camera. Several hotkeys such as C are hardcoded and can't be bound to certain actions.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Zoom sensitivity is a fraction of aim sensitivity and can't be changed.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Invert by remapping the controls for the analog sticks
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
USA and Australia.
Simplified Chinese
Added in patch 15.1.[5]
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Supports cross-platform play with Xbox One

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-6300
Intel Core i5-2500 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7870
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Steam version runs on Windows 7 and 8.1 despite minimum Operating System requirements.[citation needed]
Steam version runs on LGA775 processors, despite minimum Processor requirements.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. no intro fix - Page 2 - File topics - The Nexus Forums - last accessed on 2020-03-27
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (archived at April 4, 2018) - last accessed on March 7, 2018
  3. State of Decay 2: Standard Edition - Xbox One/Windows 10 Digital Code - last accessed on March 07, 2018
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-03-16
    Found the command in the game code and tested it in the Game Pass version. Further confirmed as working on the WSGF Discord.
  5. Verified by User:DarkSonicPT on 2023-03-20