This also marks the first release of the game on Steam.
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Living up to their promise made in November 2019, Undead Labs and Microsoft have released State of Decay 2 for the first time on Steam. This March 13, 2020 release on Steam marks the first time the game has been available outside of the Window 10 Store and the Xbox One. This Steam release also coincides with the release of the massive "Juggernaut Edition" upgrade for the game. This is a free and automatic upgrade for everybody that owned the original release of State of Decay 2, including those that played through Game Pass.

For those of you who have not yet owned State of Decay 2 in any capacity, then State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is the first and only stop for your purchasing needs. This version of the game includes massive improvements across the board. We're talking about upgraded visuals, a better open-world map, better game experience after the tutorial, an entirely new category of weapons to use (heavy melee weapons), bug fixes, better audio, over double the amount of music as before, and more. It also includes all of the three previously released add-on packs for the game: Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack, and State of Decay 2: Heartland. Those that already owned these packs will get extra, exclusive bonuses as well.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is now the definitive and only way to play the game. And the best part about it, is that it's only $29.99 (USD) for first-time buyers on whichever platform you choose. Whether that's through the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 or Xbox One, or purchased through Steam for the PC. The Steam release apparently includes support for cross-network play with all platforms. It's also apparently available through the Epic Games Store (affiliate link), which I didn't even know about until I was about ready to hit submit on this news.

For those of you who already purchased State of Decay 2 through the Microsoft Store on PC, you do have a few steps you may need to contend with in order to ensure you're upgraded to the Juggernaut Edition properly. Be sure to read those steps and follow them exactly from this handy State of Decay support page.



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ABOUT THIS GAME

State of Decay 2 is an open-world survival-fantasy game for you and up to 3 co-op friends. After a zombie apocalypse, your small group of survivors seek to rebuild a small corner of civilization, and you get to make all the decisions about how that happens.

You decide who to recruit to your team, where to settle your community, how to fortify and upgrade your base, and when it’s time to move to greener pastures. You select which survivor to bring along on a scavenging run for the food and ammo you need, and who you’ll use to fight off the zombies attacking your base. You choose how you’ll deal with other people who move into your town. Will you be friendly and welcoming... or will you aggressively defend your territory?

Every player’s experience in the game is unique. Each character in your community has their own special set of skills and traits, so no two communities are ever the same. The challenges you face also vary from game to game, based on who you recruit and the decisions you make along the way.

Undead Labs is proud to present our best-ever vision of the zombie apocalypse. Keep your eyes peeled and your weapons ready. This is one apocalypse you won't want to miss.