Xbox gamers can now preload their biggest exclusive in the first half of 2018: State of Decay 2. While the highly anticipated sequel doesn't release until May 22, players can get a head start and have it already installed so they can immediately start playing rather than having to wait for a huge file to download. As a side-effect to the preload going live, the official State of Decay 2 achievements and PC requirements have also gone live.
As an Xbox One Play Anywhere title, State of Decay 2 will feature cross-platform play on Xbox One and PC. Not only will players on different systems be able to play together, but those who game on consoles and PC will only need to buy one copy of the title to play on both. Cross-save functionality ensures that players get a seamless experience, even when jumping between the two ecosystems, the same as it was for Sea of Thieves earlier this year.
State of Decay 2 on PC requires Windows 10 and Direct X version 11 installed with at least 2 GB of video memory and 8 GB of RAM (although they recommend having double of both amounts). As far as processors go, Microsoft recommends either the AMD FX-8350 or i5 4570 at 3.2 GHz, although the minimum is either the AMD FX-6300 or Intel i5-2500 at 2.7GHz. Finally, the recommended graphics cards are the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and AMD Radeon R9 380 (with the minimum being the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon HD 7870).
State of Decay 2 Achievements:
- Puppies and Kittens (10)
Kill 100 zombies.
- Sayonara (5)
Have a survivor within your community die.
- Toothpaste Piñatas (5)
Search 10 containers.
- No Stone Unturned (20)
Search 100 containers.
- I Got You a Pony (5)
Deliver a rucksack to your Storage facility.
- I Got You a Pack Mule (20)
Deliver 50 rucksacks to your Storage facility.
- Construction Complete (5)
Build a facility at your base.
- Paradise City (20)
Build 10 facilities at your base.
- Heart of Darkness (10)
Destroy a plague heart.
- These Dreams (20)
Destroy 5 plague hearts.
- Welcome to the Jungle (10)
Recruit a new survivor to your community.
- Through a Glass Darkly (5)
Survey 5 sites from high places.
- Silent Cartographer (10)
Survey 50 sites from high places.
- Bring the Brouhaha (5)
Cause a commotion while searching a container.
- No More Strangers (10)
Earn enough standing to promote a recruit to citizen.
- Gotta Be Larger than Life (20)
Earn enough standing to promote a citizen to hero.
- Breach and Clear (10)
Secure 5 sites by exploring every room and killing every zombie.
- Every Piece of Trash in Town (10)
Secure 25 sites by exploring every room and killing every zombie.
- Sorry for Party Rocking (10)
Destroy an infestation.
- The Purge (20)
Destroy 10 infestations.
- Flash Mob (10)
Destroy a horde.
- Crowd Control (20)
Destroy 25 hordes.
- Road Warrior (10)
Kill 50 zombies with your car door.
- Blind Justice (15)
Kill a feral.
- Barley and Spoiled Blueberries (15)
Kill a bloater.
- Glutton for Punishment (15)
Kill a juggernaut.
- Call Me Any Anytime (10)
Call in a radio command.
- Citizen Z (20)
Call in 25 radio commands.
- Men Without Hats (10)
Shoot the helmet off an armored zombie.
- I Ran So Far Away (15)
Choose a specialization for the Cardio skill.
- Knowing is Half the Battle (15)
Choose a specialization for the Wits skill.
- Wax On, Wax Off (15)
Choose a specialization for the Fighting skill.
- Short Controlled Bursts (15)
Choose a specialization for the Shooting skill.
- Mediocre! (15)
Elect a warlord as the leader of your community.
- Nice Moves There (15)
Elect a sheriff as the leader of your community.
- Doctor Terminus (15)
Elect a trader as the leader of your community.
- Can We Fix It? Yes We Can! (15)
Elect a builder as the leader of your community.
- Total Eclipse (40)
Destroy every plague heart in your territory.
- Holding Down the Couch (10)
Switch to a different survivor when you become fatigued.
- Be Still My Dog of War (30)
Complete a campaign with the warlord's legacy.
- I Am the Law (30)
Complete a campaign with the sheriff's legacy.
- Speedy Delivery (30)
Complete a campaign with the trader's legacy.
- If You Build It, They Will Come (30)
Complete a campaign with the builder's legacy.
- Dam Fine Territory (30)
Settle a base in the foothills territory.
- Ten Thousand Gallon Hat (30)
Settle a base in the plateau territory.
- Tilting at Windmills (30)
Settle a base in the valley territory.
- The Next Generation (20)
Start a new community with survivors from a completed one.
- Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jaeger! (20)
Shoot off a flare (or volunteer to help someone who does).
- Walkers and Biters (20)
Kill 1,000 zombies.
- Others and Wights (40)
Kill 10,000 zombies.
- From the Top of My Lungs (15)
Kill 4 screamers.
- What We Do in the Shadows (10)
Destroy a plague heart at night.
- War Rig (20)
Use the Auto Shop to create an upgrade kit and apply it to a vehicle.
- Rucks in Trucks (10)
Transfer a rucksack from a vehicle's inventory directly into your base.
- Who Run Bartertown? (15)
Build the Trade Depot facility at your base.
- Mercy Hospital (15)
Build the Field Hospital facility at your base.
- Citizens First and Soldiers Second (15)
Build the Armory facility at your base.
- Enemy at the Gates (15)
Build the Sniper Tower facility at your base.
- Piggyback Ride (10)
Finish off a juggernaut with a melee execution.
- Friendship is Magic (20)
Work with 5 enclaves to make them your allies.
- Black Friday (10)
Spend Influence to buy 10 items from enclaves.
- Can Buy Me Love (10)
Earn influence by selling 10 items to enclaves.
Considering Microsoft's sparse line-up of exclusive titles this year and last, there's a lot riding on State of Decay 2. Thankfully for them, the achievements indicate that there'll be plenty to do and see within the multiplayer zombie survival game. As long as the gameplay can hold up its end of the bargain then Microsoft will have a much needed success in their 2018 catalog.
State of Decay 2 releases May 22, 2018 exclusively on Xbox One and PC.