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 3,676 (1,500), and 55 challenges

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Spring Cleaning 2019 in State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

Spring Cleaning 2019 Time-limited Challenge Finished

Clean out 15 Infestations in May

  • Unlocked by 112 tracked gamers (0.1% - TA Ratio = 26.80) 79,851  

Challenge Guide for Spring Cleaning 2019

189,073 (88,706)
Achievement won on 30 May 19
TA Score for this game: 851
Posted on 01 May 19 at 00:34, Edited on 05 May 19 at 06:04
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Initially this Challenge was not working. I assume this was related to general Xbox Live issues but was fixed shortly after. Below is my guide from two years ago.

Infestations are when zombies fill up a building or sometimes small outdoors areas. You'll get a notification when one pops up but the game won't show you exactly where it is. Once you pass nearby it, you should see it change on your map to an orange icon surrounded by a little blood splatter and you'll get another notification that you've found it.
An easy way of clearing them out is to sit in a car outside of the house and honk your horn so you can run the zombies over as they come out.

You can use the MMMDI solution from last year which involves story mode. It takes about 10-15 minutes and consistently gets you two Infestations per playthrough. This will take over an hour but under two. It's boring but is less random and more consistent.
Story method:
-Clear out starting area of zombies
-Make your way to the checkpoint
-Survey the area
-Go towards the water to invistigate the shooting
-Return to the checkpoint
-Make your way to the church (but drive past it and don't actully enter, thanks Rier)
-Clear out the two infestations

Another method involves playing Breakdown.
The higher the Breakdown level the quicker and more frequently Infestations will pop up but the difficulty and amount of zombies will increase. Basically set up a home base (I chose the same church from the story method) and then go around doing any missions minus ones for clearing Infestations. If you have no missions to do you can go to the other two major town areas and survey them, by this point more missions should pop up. Doing upgrades to your base will also make more missions pop up. Once a few Infestations pop up, leave them and continue to do other things. Once you get about six Infestations on the map then you can start clearing them out, this should happen a little before an hour of playing. This isn't really any faster than the story method but if you have Breakdown related achievements to do or enjoy playing this mode, it might be worth taking the extra time and being a little inconsistent.

XboxNman commented a solution on my above guide for the third mode so Iv'e decided to include it below. His guide is pretty lengthy so I hid it in a spoiler but it's probably faster than the two above methods.
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