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I Am the Law

Complete a campaign with the sheriff's legacy.

I Am the Law0
07 October 2019 - 5 guides

How to unlock the I Am the Law achievement

  • wetwork Mwetwork M525,914
    27 May 2018 31 May 2018
    12 4 3
    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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    zrstk Will you still get the legacy perks when you start a new game+?
    Posted by zrstk on 02 Jul 18 at 14:32
    wetwork M Hey zrstk,

    I should put this as a side note in the description hey. No, you do not get the legacy perks if you start a new game + if you use this save cheese method.
    Posted by wetwork M on 02 Jul 18 at 21:55
    A1ienspacebats People don't buy this game. This is one of several achievements that bugged for me.
    Posted by A1ienspacebats on 06 Jul 19 at 21:03
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