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State of Decay 2

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State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 cover
Developers
Undead Labs
Publishers
Xbox Game Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows May 22, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 69
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 67
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
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

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Microsoft Store
Windows
Epic Games Store Juggernaut Edition.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Juggernaut Edition.
Part of Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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Juggernaut Edition.
Windows
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.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

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

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:
[/Script/MoviePlayer.MoviePlayerSettings]
bWaitForMoviesToComplete=False
bMoviesAreSkippable=True
StartupMovies=

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) <Steam-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) <Steam-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.

Save game cloud syncing

Video

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
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultrawide/Superwide Hor+ Fix
4K Ultra HD
[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Limited to 40-100°. Can be set to any value by editing the configuration files. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Named 'Windowed Fullscreen'.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with the textures option. See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forces TAA. Workaround available below.
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.

Ultrawide/Superwide

Hor+ Fix
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following line:
[/script/engine.localplayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

Notes

Ultrawide resolutions cannot be selected in-game when set to fullscreen. Game can use desktop ultrawide or superwide resolutions when running in windowed or borderless fullscreen windowed mode but it is Vert- by default. This line must be added to the engine.ini file to make the game run Hor+ in resolutions that are wider than 16:9.

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:
[SystemSettings]
r.FieldOfView=150
Any other values are possible. An extremely high value may turn the game unplayable until reverted.

Anti-Aliasing (AA)

Disable TAA
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open the Engine.ini file with a notepad.
  3. Add the following code to the bottom of the file and save the changes:
[SystemSettings]
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=0

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.
[/Script/DaytonGame.DaytonGameUserSettings]
DesiredScreenWidth=1920
DesiredScreenHeight=1080

[ScalabilityGroups]
sg.ResolutionQuality=100.000000

Notes

Use this fix if the game looks blurry.

Motion blur

Disable motion blur
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.MotionBlurQuality=0

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Custom anisotropic samples
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

Vignette/film grain

Disable vignette & film grain
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0
r.Tonemapper.Quality=0

Supersampling

Enable SSAA
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.ScreenPercentage=150

Notes

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

Sharpening

Increase/decrease sharpening
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[/Script/DaytonGame.DaytonGameUserSettings]
Sharpening=1.000000

Notes

Replace Sharpening with the desired value. Increase will sharpen your image, decrease will soften your image quality.

Input

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

Audio

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
USA and Australia
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Latin American Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

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

Other information

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
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]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/495420/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (495420) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  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.