Spring Cleaning 2016 achievement in State of Decay: Year-One

Spring Cleaning 2016

Clean out 15 Infestations in May

01 May 2016 until 01 Jun 2016

Spring Cleaning 2016
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How to unlock the Spring Cleaning 2016 challenge

  • MMMDIMMMDI861,532
    01 May 2016 04 May 2016
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    Infestations pop up fairly often, so if you're legitimately playing the game, you should be able to knock out all 15 in a matter of time. They are random side quests, where you have to clear out a house or area of 10-15 zombies and 1-2 special zombies. The best way to clear them is to use a vehicle and simply run everything over.

    If you simply want to get this over with, the fastest way that I found requires you to start a new game in the base game. Start a new game and play through the base storyline as quickly as possible. You'll have a few cutscenes, you'll need to do the scouting mission, go investigate the gunshots (you can skip searching the cabins), go back to the station, and finally, make your way to the church. When you get to the church, go through all of the dialogue and such, and you'll then get another scouting mission. Scouting will reveal one infestation on the map, and you'll find another while driving towards it (or very close by it).

    That's two infestations in 10-15 minutes, now exit the game, start a new one, and repeat.

    If you don't want to start a new game and erase your progress, you can simply idle in any of the modes and infestations will randomly pop up as side missions, but this will take longer.
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    Mysterio400Works, I didn't even have to go to the church or scout from the tower. Infestations look to start spawning in the nearby neighborhood as soon as you arrive. Just drove up and down a few streets until one is spotted.
    Posted by Mysterio400 on 04 May 16 at 18:29
    MMMDIAwesome, thanks for the confirmation there. I did try that once, but I didn't get any infestations to spawn on that run. I did the church mission after I came up empty, and the infestation spawned when I ran through all of the dialogue and such. Probably just a coincidence on my run, then.
    Posted by MMMDI on 05 May 16 at 06:07
    Mr FiddlerOne thing I noticed whilst going for this (in Breakdown) is that if you get a mission to clear an infestation, check the surrounding area and you'll probably find an infestation you can clear out before accepting the mission itself (they never tend to make you travel far for these). Once the mission starts the survivors will direct you towards a new infestation so you should always be able to get two.
    Posted by Mr Fiddler on 16 May 16 at 01:09
    XtowersI did this in breakdown. A few were popping up periodically. When I cleaned them all out and no new ones popped up I took a drive around the map. Managed to find a cluster of 5 or 6 in the fairgrounds.
    Posted by Xtowers on 19 May 16 at 17:25
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