State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition achievements

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

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There are 72 State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition achievements (40 without DLC) worth 3,658 (1,500), and 49 challenges

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Challenge Details

March Melee in State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

March Melee Time-limited Challenge Finished

Kill 200 zombies with melee weapons in March.

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Challenge Guide for March Melee

Dexter XBA
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Dexter XBA
Achievement won on 01 Mar 16
TA Score for this game: 3,658
Posted on 02 March 16 at 10:03, Edited on 02 March 16 at 11:56
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For this challenge you need to kill a total of 200 zombies in the base game, in the Breakdown add-on or in the Lifeline add-on with melee weapons. Which type of melee weapon you use is up to you. There are blunt, heavy and edged melee weapons. I prefer the latter because they allow you to execute fast attacks and they hardly consume stamina. Blunt and heavy weapons on the other hand have the advantage that you can knock down / hit multiple zombies at once but they are rather slow.

Normal attack: cn_X
Strong attack: cn_LB+cn_X (consumes more stamina)
Finisher: cn_LB+cn_Y (on zombie in prone position)

Important: Knife kills don't count towards the challenge (knives are automatically equipped if you haven't selected a weapon in your inventory and you try to perform a melee attack).

When you select a weapon in your inventory (cn_up) you should pay attention to it's durability (wrench icon):

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This edged weapon has a durability of 5/5 and is the strongest edged weapon in the game. But even the most durable weapons will break after a while. You'll get a notification that the weapon is damaged. Then it's time to equip a different one, otherwise the damaged weapon will be gone forever (unless you repair it in the locker at your home base beforehand). So it's a good idea to equip 2-3 melee weapons for this challenge.

Melee weapons can be found anywhere in the game world and most of the characters already have 1-2 in their inventory.

This challenge is easier if you use a character with a high level fighting skill (= more health, weapon specialization unlocked), high level cardio skill (= more stamina) and the powerhouse skill (= higher chance of instant kills). You can keep track of those skills by opening your journal and switching to the character page cn_up. It's also possible to select a weapon specialization in order to make your weapons even more effective.

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Apart from that you should always have 3 meds and 3 snacks in your inventory so that you can heal yourself if you're low on health (indicator: red bar next to the minimap) and so that you can replenish your stamina if you're exhausted (indicator: blue bar next to the minimap). It's also a good idea to take a car with you just in case you run into a horde of zombies or come across a feral. Then you can simply run some of them over with the car to lower the risk of you getting killed. Keep driving around the map to find more zombies and once you've killed 200 with your melee weapons you'll unlock the sports collection = six new melee weapons, delivered via the Radio Menu.

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