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State of Decay 2

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Submitted by: David K.

Unlimited Influence:
This glitch will help you make your influence never end. First, you need to have 
an upgraded Command Center 2 on your home base. Then, you need to find a trader 
and buy some 9mm or 22mm rounds. Sell them one piece at a time, and then buy them 
back again one piece at a time.

Do this kind of trading while using Broadcast, which increases your influence by 
10%. So for each traded round, you will earn more influence, which will result 
in a solid profit. You can exploit this every time and never have to worry about 
your influence ever again.

Note: This glitch was performed on an unpatched version of the game. 
It is likely to eventually get patched.

New Game Plus Mode:
State of Decay 2 does have a new game plus mode in the form of future communities. 
Once all the Plague Hearts have been taken care of in State of Decay 2, the leader 
of your community will have a legacy they want to leave for future generations. To 
do this, you’ll need to complete a number of objectives and goals, and once this 
is done, you’ll “complete” the game and unlock a perk for future playthroughs, 
essentially providing a new game plus mode. What the perk is depends on who you’ve 
elected to be your leader in State of Decay 2.

What’s more, all of your surviving characters are saved and can be introduced when 
starting over in State of Decay 2’s new game plus, though if you just want to start 
from scratch, you can do exactly that, too.

With a number of different starting duos to choose from and a number of different 
locations you can start at too, there’s plenty of reason to keep on scavenging and 
slaying in State of Decay 2 after you’ve helped your first leader realize their legacy.

How Do I Get Influence?:
You are given a small amount of influence points while playing the game. It can 
be rewarded randomly when killing zombies or by completing certain actions or 
missions that NPC characters offer to you.

Another way to get Influence points is to trade items with other communities. 
Certain items like soap have no use in the game’s crafting system and only exist 
to be sold to other communities for large amounts of influence points.

How To Deal with Infection:
The worst part of the zombie apocalypse is getting infected. Yes, you can become 
a zombie — thankfully, only one type of zombie will increase your infection meter. 
The red-eyed zombies are faster, stronger, and deadlier than standard zombies - and 
the red-eyed zombies also carry the blood plague.

When they attack you, your infection meter will increase. Fill the meter up, and a 
timer will appear — if you don’t get a cure before the timer runs out, you’ll become 
a zombie. That’s an instant game over.

NOTE: If you don’t have any Plague Samples, place a survivor in the Infirmary for 
treatment. You won’t be able to play as them, and they’ll use multiple medical 
supplies a day, but it will completely stop the rise of the infection.

To successfully fight the infection, you’ll need to construct the Infirmary at 
your HQ. There are two ways that you can b fight the infection.

-=Blood Plague Therapy=-
Therapy will lower your infection meter to zero when used. 
This requires 3 Plague Samples.

-=Blood Plague Cure=-
The Cure will save you if you’ve been infected with the Blood Plague. Only use 
this if you’ve been infected and the timer to zombification has appear. 
This requires Infirmary 2, and 5 Plague Samples.

To get Blood Plague Samples, you’ll need to hunt red-eyed zombies found scattered 
throughout the map — the red-eyed zombies will especially appear at night. I 
recommend shooting them dead from a safe vantage point. It’s far, far better to 
simply cure the Blood Plague. Just wait until the timer begins — no need to cure 
it too quickly, when you’re bound to just get infected again.

Unlimited Stamina Glitch:
You will have to pay attention to the blue gauge located on the bottom-left corner 
of your screen. That’s the stamina gauge, and the red one is your health gauge. When 
you run or do any other physical action, the blue gauge will quickly go down.

As a result, you will have to wait a bit for it to recover. But if you don’t want to 
wait and would rather just use this infinite stamina glitch, then simply press LB and
tap it. You will notice that your character will keep moving without using your 
stamina at all.

Beginner tips:
The following are ten tips to help when starting the game:

1. Choose Your Home Base Wisely: Your Home Base is your central hub. It is where you 
do all your construction, and where survivors from your community gather. While the 
first Home Base is normally chosen for you, in the form of a story objective, you are 
free to choose one after that. You can only have one Home Base at a time, and when 
you choose a second, your previous is destroyed. Each Home Base offers different 
slots for construction -- so make sure the spots offer what you need. 
Each map features a "master" base, which is the best of all the bases. 
You can easily spot these, as they cost 3,500 Influence Points each.

2. Resources: Resources are important to your success. There are consumables and 
items that you can find and use yourself, but there are also community resources. 
These resources are special, as they always come in the shape of a large sack that 
you carry on your back. You can only carry a single sack at a time, but you can 
also load up your trunk. When you return these sacks to your Home Base, the 
resources go towards your community. Having enough food, medical supplies, and 
crafting materials ensures your community is safe and maintains a high level 
of morale.

3. Vehicles Are Valuable: Vehicles are a very valuable resource. They allow you 
to safely travel long distances, avoid dangerous zombie types, and you can fill 
up your trunk with lots of supplies during each run. Do not waste your repair kits 
and fuel early in the game, especially on vehicles that do not offer much utility. 
Find the vehicles that have the most capacity and use those for the start of your 
journey, ensuring you always return to Home Base with more resources than your 
last expedition cost.

4. Beware Of Traveling To New Maps: While State Of Decay 2 features three playable 
maps at launch, they are not really connected. The map you start on is the only map 
you can explore for that community. If you leave the map through one of the roads 
that leads to another area, it will completely wipe your progress in your current 
map, and you will start again in a new area.

5. Create A Custom Community: When you first start the game, you are given the 
choice of a few starting communities. Any of these can work depending on your 
playstyle and approach, but there is a little trick if you want more control. 
Complete the tutorial with any of the pre-made communities -- the tutorial is 
complete once you have occupied your first Home Base. Then, exit to the main menu, 
and go to "Manage Communities". Choose a new community to have several additional 
options appear; choose to skip the tutorial. This allows you to continuously 
randomize three different survivors to start your community, including unique 
and exciting skills.

6. Pay Attention To Skills: All survivors have basic skills: Fighting, Cardio, 
Shooting, etc. However, there is also a slot for a final skill. These are unique 
skills that can greatly help your communities efforts. Some boost experience 
points rates by up to 100%. Others unlock powerful new moves in combat, and some 
allow you to build special facilities at your Home Base.

7. Switch Survivors Often: Your survivors can become exhausted or injured during 
their expeditions. This drastically reduces their overall performance and greatly 
increases their chances of a serious accident. You can use many items to refill 
stamina, but the best way to ensure your survivors are in great shape is to switch 
them out often. Visit your beds in your Home Base to switch to other members of 
your community.

8. Choose Your Leader Wisely: As your community members earn standing points, they 
can rank up from Civilian to Hero. Once they reach the Hero rank, you can assign 
them as a leader, but choose carefully. There are four types of leaders in the game, 
and each of the four types will take you on a different set of story objectives. 
Once you have chosen a leader, you can only replace them by exiling them from your 
community. Before choosing, make sure your leader is someone you are sure you 
want to keep with you for the rest of the game.

9. Do Not Waste Your Outposts: In addition to your Home Base, you can occupy 
Outposts. While the slots are limited, you can occupy up to six different Outposts 
alongside your Home Base. Some of the benefits are basic, such as additional beds, 
while others can offer valuable items and assets, such as free coffee (great for
 stamina) or electric and water supply. Pay close attention to the resources 
your community runs out of the most. Try to compensate by finding Outposts that 
provide that asset. They are automatically delivered to your Home Base every 
day -- so minimal maintenance is required.

10. Beware Of Plague Zombies: You can tell Plague Zombies apart from traditional 
zombies, as they are usually dark red. In addition to the typical health damage 
they inflict when they strike you, they also cause Blood Plague damage. When you 
accumulate enough Blood Plague damage, you become infected and will die from it 
if you do not quickly cure it.

Advanced tips:
The following are 16 advanced tips to help complete the campaign more quickly 
and easily:

1. Use Random Survivor Rolls For Rare Skills: At the start of a new game, if you 
skip the tutorial, you can re-roll a set of three survivors. Always try to get 
three survivors with special rare skills —- Computers, Chemistry, Gardening, and
 especially Medicine. Standard skills do not matter, as you will be able to 
naturally level those up.

2. Fire-Crackers Are The Best Item: Decoys (fire-crackers in particular) are 
the best item in the game. Always bring a few fire-crackers with you on all 
outings. They are easy and cheap to create (10 parts at the workshop), and 
they will help you escape any deadly situation. If you are outnumbered by 
zombies and need to make a quick escape, throw fire-crackers and run to your car.

3. Only Answer Help Calls From Current Enclaves: Once you establish a base, you 
will regularly get calls for help. It can be difficult to tell who you should 
be helping. If you have allied (or even neutral) enclaves on your map, only 
answer those calls. You can safely ignore the calls from random strangers, as 
it does not matter if you skip them. If you skip local enclave calls, they will 
become cold and eventually hostile towards you.

4. Random Enclave Calls And Stranger Jobs Give Rucksacks: If you complete side 
missions for enclaves, or rescue survivors then refuse to let them join your 
community, they will usually drop a resource rucksack on the ground after they 
stop following you. They do not say anything about giving it to you -- it will 
just appear on the ground. Make sure not to miss it.

5. Ally With Enclaves For Bonus Status Effects, Survivors, And Faster Influence: 
It is very beneficial to become friends with every local enclave. Once you become 
allies, you will unlock bonus special status effects, such as extra storage and 
unique radio commands. You can also earn more influence through trade, or even 
obtain useful survivors. Talk to allied enclaves to recruit any of their members
—- it will cause the enclave to disappear, but it is worth it if they have 
skills you need.

6. Do Not Worry About Clearing Out Infestations: Your community will constantly 
complain about the level of infestation on the map. It really is not worth the 
effort to clear out infestations. You will only earn a small amount of respect 
and influence, and morale will improve —- but the morale effects can easily be 
countered. Focus on collecting resources and helping allies. If you have nothing 
else to do, you can then consider clearing out some infestations.

7. Go To Every Survey Site, Then Use The Radio To Locate All Plague Hearts: To 
quickly complete the Plague Hearts goal, you need to locate all the Plague 
Hearts. Usually, there are about 12 Plague Hearts on every map. Slowly move from 
your starting point and stop at all survey towers to scout the environment. 
Usually you will locate hearts, but eventually you may have a hard time finding 
the final one or two hearts. When that happens, use the radio and request a 
Plague Heart location.

8. Build Six Pipe/Soda Can Bombs To Quickly Destroy Plague Hearts: Plague Hearts 
are your main goal for most of the game. To destroy them safely while solo (even 
with the weakest survivor), you just need a lot of explosives and a decoy or two. 
It helps to bring as many decoys and explosives as you possible (a gun is also 
helpful). Simply put down a decoy outside the Plague Heart, then run inside and 
hit the heart with all the bombs you can.

9. Save Your Influence For The Best Base —- Only Move Once: Influence is extremely 
valuable -- so do not waste it on unnecessary things. There are six bases on every 
map —- your goal is to earn either 1,500 or 3,500 influence so you can purchase 
the large base (low customization) or the huge base (high customization) for your 
community. Before selecting a new base, search the map and unlock all of them. 
You can get an overview of a base's facilities from the map menu.

10. Break Down Resources For Instant And Better Rewards: If you are full on 
storage and have too many resources, break them down for bonus rewards that are 
even better than if you take them back to base and deposit them. For example, 
you will spend one gas resource to get a gas can, but if you break down a gas 
rucksack outside your base, you will get one gas can and two Molotov cocktails.

11. Raid Evacuation Sites, Military Comms, And Police Stations For The Best 
Weapons: Military areas and government buildings are where you can find the best
 weapons. Guns stores are good for ammo resources, pistols, and rifles, but go 
to Evacuation Sites, Military Comms Stations, and Military Checkpoints for 
assault rifles, grenade launchers, and high-tech mods. You can get shotguns 
from Police Stations. Shotguns are one of the best weapons for killing freaks.

12. Craft Silencers For Bolt-Action Rifles and Revolvers: Silencers are a great 
addition to almost any weapon, but they are best equipped to bolt-action rifles, 
or revolvers if you have enough ammo. Silencers make your shots much quieter, 
but also cause your weapon to break down and lose durability quicker. Revolvers 
and bolt-action rifles never lose durability -- so you never have to worry 
about wasting parts to repair them. Silencers also never break -- so you can 
use them as much as desired. Upgraded workshops also provide better silencers.

13. Use Mods To Unlock The Best Facilities/Abilities: Mods allow you to not 
have to provide power to your entire base or unlock water if you have Portable 
Power Generators or Water Coolers. Search for facility mods whenever you go 
on resource raids, and bring them back if you find them. They are very 
valuable -— install a mod and check to see if they require anything else. 
Water Coolers and Portable Generators need to be filled daily. A good 
generator only needs one gas per day. The best mod is the High-Powered 
Antennae. When this mod is installed at a Command Center, it gives you access 
to another outpost. Look for it in military areas or government buildings.

14. Use Guns Against Freaks: Normally, you never want to fight a Freak within 
melee range. Bloaters need to be shot in the head (or stomach), and Screamers 
also need a head shot to take down before they yell. Run Ferals down with 
your vehicle, or use a shotgun to quickly kill them. Juggernauts are the most 
difficult, but any weapon can work on them. Hide in a house and headshot them 
until they are dead. It usually takes about 15-20 bullets, depending on the 
power of your weapon.

15. Use Guns Against Humans: Eventually, you will fight human enemies in the 
game. Use guns against them. Humans are pretty resilient, unless you get a 
headshot, which is an instant kill. Flashbangs and fire-crackers are also 
very helpful against humans. When fighting humans, drop fire-crackers near 
them and zombies will swarm toward them. Usually you will be outnumbered -- 
so the undead will be drawn to your enemy's gun shots. Aim carefully and 
wait in chokepoints, then headshot the incoming humans before they can shoot 
you. Their guns can kill your survivors extremely quickly -- so make sure to 
play it safe.

16. Complete Legacy Goals To Unlock New Game+ Bonuses: There are four legacy 
goals you can complete to win a game in State Of Decay 2: Sheriff, Builder, 
Trader, and Warlord. For each legacy goal completed, you can select a card 
at the start of a New Game+ to get a special bonus. You can select up to 
two cards -- so it is worth completing the story many times so you get great 
bonus rewards at the start of New Game+. For example, completing the Sheriff 
goal will get you a bunch of rare loot daily.

Infinite influence:
Go to an allied enclave and trade. Bring a stack of any bullets. Sell the bullets 
individually to the enclave. After selling the bullets, repurchase the stack from 
the enclave, then sell the bullets back individually. Repeat this as many times as
 desired. You will earn more influence per bullet if you sell them individually 
than in a stack. You can infinitely purchase the stack from the allied enclave, 
sell them back to the enclave individually, and repurchase again for unlimited 
profits. You will always earn more than you are losing. However, you only get 
approximately 10-20 influence per transaction.

How to Import or Backup Your Steam & Microsoft Saves:
Written By Hunterwolf

* As always, make sure to always make a copy of files you edit/move.
* What you’ll keep/lose
* You’ll get to keep your community
* You will lose your legacy survivor pool (if you finished the game already)
* You might lose Bounty Broker progress towards an unfinished Bounty

-=Microsoft Saves Location=-
* The largest file is your save, and biggest community

-=Steam Saves Location=-
* On the steam version you have SaveGame0.sav, SaveGame1.sav, SaveGame2.sav
* For the first, second and third community slot.

When transferring from Microsoft to steam, don’t forget to fully rename the files, 
including the ".sav" file type

How to Kill Hostile NPC (Lethal or Nightmare):
When you manage to down them, that’s when you have to be agressive and go 
close up and get in headshots in quick succession. Fire rate is key there, 
so go with semi-auto, burst or even full-auto to finish them off.

The way that hostile NPCs are killed is the same way you are killed. It’s not 
the health bar that counts, but the trauma/injury bar. It’s when that one is 
zero that they die. Injuries or trauma stacks up qucker the higher calibre of 
gun, and higher damage (Brakes etc.). Note that when they get back up again, 
they regain a chunk of Health, and you have to start all over again… just like you.

I, however, usually just draw in hordes and have the zombies kill them, or kill 
them with my car.

Gas nades are the savest way if you can aim properly and they dont have to much 
space to avoid it. Another save strat is a headshot with a 0.5 anti material 
rifle like the timerwolf, one shot, one kill….

In the start its pure atrosity, bring them down several times, each time lowers 
there max health until they die from no open healthbar left. And for heavens 
sake, try to avoid close combat, you are the one who get pummeld to death than. 
If you have npc at your side let them deal with that.

Nightmare Combat Tips:
Starting on Nightmare combat difficulty is tough, but doable. It’s intentionally 
unfair there, about half as unfair as Lethal.

-=Tips and Tricks=-
Mistakes are costly, and most of the game mechanics are active (you have turned 
off one of them by turning Community down to Dread; morale).

Some tips on how to get a good start:
* Take the rucksacks in the trunk with you to the starting base. Beware of Ferals.
* Go and get a rucksack of Fuel and some gas cans from the nearest gas station or 
  other fuel site. All starting bases have one pretty close.
* Return to the car and refuel it. Then drive to the nearest fire station or other 
  site that is guaranteed to have Repair Kits and more Fuel. Where that is depends 
  on which map you started on. Providence Ridge does not have a fire station 
  (because it is a base), so then down the road to the West there is a electrical 
  power transformer station that is guaranteed to have a Repair Kit (but no Fuel – 
  for that, continue down the mountain until you get to the valley – there is Fuel 
  there). Obviously, auto shops do have both a repair kit and gas – but a fire 
  station should have at least two of each.
* Now return to your base with the extra Fuel and resources. Next target is finding 
  a Crossbow. Military sites, gun stores and Barns are the best places to find them.
  In Providence Ridge there is a military quarantine station down the road to the 
  West, just before the abovementioned power station. And by the crossroads near 
  your base there is a gun store that is probably empty on Lethal map. There is a 
  barn going south from the abovementioned Fuel site. On the mountain plateau where 
  you start, there are also plenty of cabins and campsites that have a chance of 
  having Crossbows as well.
* When that is in order, next step is to arm the other two survivors with guns as 
  big and loud as possible. On your trek to find a Crossbow you might have found 
  some shotguns or other guns. Talk to them and go into their inventory and equip
  these guns. On Providence Ridge, there is a hidden military site south from the 
  crossroads by your base and down the hill on the other side. To your left (East)
  there is a logging site in the hillside. There is an observation post there, as 
  well as a gun shed below it.
* Now you are ready to start building something, getting some Materials (infirmary 
  2 asap).
* Then comes the first enclave mission with the 2 Plague Samples, which is the last 
  of the “handholding missions” that all games start with. After that, you are on 
  your own.

Tips to Melee Execution:
There is a basic execute with the close combat weapon that all characters have 
regardless of specializations: when you’re behind a zombie, even an aggroing one, 
pressing execute will result in that you grab the zombie’s neck, press it towards 
your chest and use the CC weapon to stab its brain.

With Heavy Melee weapons there are two execute animations: one where you are 
standing by the zombie’s head, and the execute is then lifting and slamming the 
HMW on its head, crushing it. The other is used when you’re standing over a downed 
zombie’s body. It is a roundhouse swing that knocks down any zombies approaching 
you from the front and sides.

With Swordplay there are two frontal execute animations; They are:

* Grab the zombie’s head with one hand and then decapitate with the other.
* The same, but now two attempts to decapitate. With bladed weapons (pre-
  specialization), when the zombie is downed, there is a slow execute where you 
  hack their head and then spend some time dragging the sword through the skull.

With Swordplay. when you’re behind them, there is also a slow execute where you 
do the same, hack and drag to get the sword loose. I think the execution of a 
standing zombie from behind uses the blade rather than the CC weapon.

With blunt weapons, there are two execute animations: one quick golf swing, 
one of the best in the game. The other is a slow head crush using the weapon’s 
mid-section – it’s one of the worst. The latter should only be initiated when 
there are no zombies aggroing you nearby, if you have Striking. 
Pre-specialization and with Endurance, blunt weapons have a random chance to 
do either.

The Close Combat specialization unlocks a new execute: a quick stab in the 
zombie’s brain while hunching over the downed zombie. It also unlocks a frontal 
execute; the zombie is dragged down towards you and to the side, and you then 
stomp its head. This execute is also unlocked with Powerhouse while using a 
Heavy Melee weapon. Executions from behind with CC spec is a quck stab to the 
top of the zeds head.

Maxed-out Stealth unlocks a new stealth kill. It’s a quick stab to the back 
of their skulls with the CC weapon. The regular stealth kill is that you grab 
the zombie from behind, dragging it to the ground and then stab the brain 
with the CC.

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