State of Decay 2 4.0 Patch Details

By Dave Bricker, 3 months ago
We got some new details on the 4.0 patch for State of Decay 2. It involves a bunch of quality of life details to improve the gameplay experience.

State of Decay 2 4.0 Patch

General Issues

  • Fixed an exploit involving buying and selling stackable items with traders to earn massive amounts of Influence.
  • Removed an apparent soft-lock caused by the death of a leader.
  • Removed some locks and crashes associated with pop-up boxes.
  • Fixed a handful of buildings that were inaccessible due to collision.
  • Fixed a number of localization issues

Characters and Communities

  • Random “resource loss” events are now dependent on morale and traits. If you recruit carefully and keep everyone happy, then random resource losses should be a thing of the past.
  • Characters who incur “resource loss” events because of low morale will now receive a temporary morale benefit for doing so. IE, they binged on a bunch of food, but at least it made them feel better.
  • Skilled characters will now sometimes provide the community with new free items in place of the “resource loss” events.
  • Exiles should now always count towards exile-related achievements.
  • Characters from other enclaves will no longer receive the large-scale death-banner treatment when they die

Bosses and Facilities

  • Fixed an issue where facilities would sometimes stop building when the main menu was opened.
  • Fixed an issue where weapons would be repaired for free.
  • Fixed collision on the Sniper Tower to allow it to be scaled.
  • Fixed a case where the old Rally Point bases could still be claimed.
  • Extended the new resource-counting prompt for depositing rucksacks in the generic Storage facility to apply to specialized Storage facilities as well

Missions

  • Fixed an issue where some missions would provide deceptively large piles of resources.
  • Fixed many cases where critical NPCs would not show up for missions (or in one case, would attack you for no reason).
  • Fixed an issue with the Warlord: The Informant mission, which was not counting vehicle kills.
  • Fixed an issue with the Builder: The Call Is Answered mission, in which some enclaves would flee the player’s home site

Gameplay

  • Armored zombies are no longer killed by flames. Instead, they catch fire and become scarier, like a juggernaut;)
  • Zombie kills with vehicles should now count towards zombie-killing achievements.
  • Fixed some issues where zombies would spawn trapped in geometry.
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed some clients to easily blow up the host’s vehicles.
  • Fixed an issue with indefinitely persistent C4 charges left by dead characters
The 4.0 patch is also intended to be in preparation for the upcoming "Daybreak Pack". The "Daybreak Pack" will go on sale on September 12th. Daybreak is a session-based co-op game mode and includes new weapons and equipment for both Daybreak and your home community.

The 4.0 patch is now live.

We've got the full list of State of Decay 2 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

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Dave Bricker
Written by Dave Bricker
Outside of gaming, I work and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’m an air traffic controller for the US government. I have three graduate degrees (two masters and a PhD) and a boatload of tattoos (sleeves on both arms in progress). I have two daughters who also have my love of video games. My wife is a Pokemon Go player and loves to talk smack on Call of Duty.