State of Decay 2 update 28 (Merry and Bright patch) is now available to download on Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10. According to the official State of Decay 2 patch notes, the new update added five new holiday hats that pair excellently with our existing holiday sweaters. Apart from this, State of Decay 2 patch 28 also includes new terrain, foliage, background vistas, and lighting for both day and night in Providence Ridge.
Previously, a big update added a remastered Trumbull Valley map with new missions, new stuff, new bases, and more.
Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players are facing issues while playing the game. Today’s State of Decay 2 update 28 will fix a few of them.
Log in before January 10th and we’ll unlock five new holiday hats in your closet.
Each hat is designed to match one of our five holiday sweaters from yesteryear, which are also available during the same time window!
We’re also bringing back our classic holiday Wizard Van, for a less-specific amount of time. Maybe we’ll forget about it and leave it up for most of the year again!
We’ve given Providence Ridge a graphical overhaul, bringing it up to the new visual standard set by Trumbull Valley in the Homecoming Update.
Enclaves no longer sit around in the dark all night, waiting for you to bring them the precious glow of your flashlight. They now string up lights of their own, creating little warm beacons of hope in the darkness.
Your own outposts also light up at night, to give the impression that humans live and work in these places, and that civilization has not entirely been dimmed by the apocalypse.
Incidentally, you can no longer loot the containers at enclave bases while the people are standing right there. You’ll have your turn if they leave town.
We now shade the map darker red in places with dense zombie populations, and lighter grey in places where the zombies have been cleared out.
As you defeat zombies and clear infestations, you can actually see the impact your actions have on the map, and then watch the zombies slowly trickle back in after you leave.
We now also save the effects of your actions on zombie density, so when you come back to the game after a break, the swath you cut through the map is still waiting there for you to admire.
One of our least-earned achievements is the aptly-named Shots in the Dark — the one that requires you to collect all six Echo Lab weapons on a single run through Heartland.
The reason this achievement is so rare is because the loot system actually makes it very unlikely that all six weapons even appear in a given run. That wasn’t how we meant it to work, but … it’s what we shipped.
Now, armed with the new Discoveries feature from the Homecoming Update, we were able to go back in and create a little scavenger hunt across the map, which guarantees that all six weapons now appear, every single time.
We look forward to more than 0.31% of you finally being able to get this one.
Players who bought the Ultimate Edition of State of Decay 2 were entitled to the Doomsday Pack — a set of radio commands that would call in a unique collection of rewards, including a vehicle, weapons, and supplies.
Some players had a lot of trouble accessing those rewards, and multiple attempts to fix the issue have had spotty results.
So rather than let those players continue to struggle, we’ve released the Doomsday Pack rewards to everyone, the way we did with the Independence Pack and Daybreak when the Juggernaut Edition was released.
Enjoy Doomsday, everyone!
We’ve also continued our quest to make State of Decay 2 more fun in all sorts of ways, with every single update. Check out the tweaks and improvements below.
Download free State of Decay 2 patch 28 on Windows 10 and Xbox One.