New open-world map! Improved visuals! Extra!
Developer Undead Labs has unveiled State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Version, a totally reworked and expanded model of its widespread multiplayer zombie survival sport that is heading to PC and Xbox One on Friday, 13th March.
State of Decay 2 did not have the most effective of crucial receptions when it launched in 2018, with Eurogamer contributor Edwin Evans-Thirwell calling it a “poor return on the scruffy promise of its predecessor”. Even so, it drew the crowds, with Microsoft revealing a participant base of round 5 million in final August, giving Undead Labs ample freedom to enhance on its rocky launch.
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Version is the developer’s most vital growth but, and will probably be obtainable as a free replace to all present homeowners on Xbox One and PC, together with these accessing it by Xbox Recreation Cross.
Maybe probably the most noteworthy addition is a brand-new open world map, enabling State of Decay 2 gamers to discover the rugged logging city of Windfall Ridge. That is not all although; the Juggernaut Version additionally introduces a brand new class of heavy melee weapon, mentioned to reward ability and timing, in addition to visible and audio enhancements – together with higher lighting and foliage optimisation for elevated efficiency, and nearly double the music of the present model.
Much less flashy however nonetheless notable are promised management scheme enhancements, a reworked post-tutorial expertise to make it simpler for gamers to become familiar with the sport’s numerous programs, plus fixes for “dozens” of mission and gameplay bugs.
Undead Labs can be bundling all three of State of Decay 2’s beforehand launched add-on packs – that is the Independence Pack, Dawn Pack, and State of Decay: Heartland – into the Juggernaut Version. Gamers that already bought Dawn, Heartland, or State of Decay 2’s Final Version will obtain some “unique items” by the use of compensation on launch day.
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Version’s arrival on 13th March additionally marks the top of the sport’s Home windows 10 Retailer exclusivity on PC, and its long-awaited Steam debut.