State of Decay 2 achievements

State of Decay 2

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There are 137 State of Decay 2 achievements (62 without DLC) worth 10,930 (2,050)

113,517 tracked gamers have this game, 785 have completed it (0.69%)

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Be Still My Dog of War in State of Decay 2

Be Still My Dog of War109 (30)

Complete a campaign with the warlord's legacy.

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Achievement Guide for Be Still My Dog of War

wetwork M
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wetwork M
Achievement won on 03 Jun 18
TA Score for this game: 1,903
Posted on 31 May 18 at 06:54
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There is a method for completing all four legacy goals in a single community rather than restarting your community after each legacy (you know, as the game was intended). It will still take the time to find all four hero types (Sheriff, Builder, Warlord and Trader) but you will not have to destroy all the plague hearts or rebuild your community from scratch each time.

Note: this method WILL make grinding out the 10,000 zombie kill achievement longer as you are not spending the time needed on a new community and in theory not spending the time mowing down zombies to get your tally up

Please note, I have tried this method and it does work. Please comment below if you run into any issues. Cloud saving IS required for this method to work and each step detailed below is necessary.


- Destroy all plague hearts in your community and begin the legacy goal quest for your chosen leader and continue to the final mission.
- Upon reaching the final mission (figuratively and literally, you will need to reach the final mission location) you will get a pop up which states your community will permanently end when you complete this mission ... Select "Not Yet" and exit to the main menu to force an autosave.
- Continue your game from the main menu and trigger the final mission (this usually takes 5/10 minutes of waiting around in game to cause the trigger).
- Arrive at the final goal and this time select "Yes" and complete the final mission.
- Wait for the legacy goal achievement to pop (mine popped on the load screen after the mission) then press cn_guide then cn_start on State of Decay 2 game in your game tile, then select "Manage game & add-ons"
- Scroll down to "Saved data" and navigate to your profile name and select it.
- A window will appear stating you want to delete your save data for State of Decay 2. You want to Select the option of "Delete from console". only.
- Upon selecting this option the game will close. Start the game back up and you will be able to continue your community just before you started the final mission, with the corresponding achievement recorded.
- You will need to exile your current leader and promote a different hero to leader and this will unlock a new set of legacy missions for you to complete

You can follow this method to achieve all four legacy goals without replaying a community from the beginning. There is still a lot of hard work involved but it is much easier than starting from scratch. Cheers.

edit: If you are not familiar with the save system on the X1 I would suggest doing a "dummy run" of this method in game before the final mission. The deleting of your local save data must be done quickly once the achievement unlocks for you to be able to replay your community.
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