State of Decay 2 achievement guide & roadmap

 

A game of mostly objective/grind achievements with nothing really missable in the normal sense of the word. The grind isn't even too bad (the longest will be {{Others and Wights}} for killing 10k zombies).

There is coop multiplayer, but you can do all achievments solo or coop - its up to you.

But, unless you manipulate saves, 4 playthroughs are necessary to get each of the legacy achievements ({{Be Still My Dog of War}}, {{I Am the Law}}, etc). You could do this in one playthrough by levelling up 4 characters (one of each type) beforehand, saving before electing one as leader and then going through the election, plague heart killing and legacy missions for each character.

Some general tips: - carry a can of fuel in the car when driving around - be sure to collect every Plague Sample you find - invest in being able to repair things (i.e. your weapons!)

Leader legacies: - Sheriff: Loot received daily - Trader: 4000 influence and a trader visit when you first settle - Builder: Base-wide power+water with no fuel cost or threat - Warlord: large stockpile of weapons/ammo when you first settle

Properties

Single and multi-player

Difficulty does NOT affect achievements

12 missable achievements (plus 68 unknown)

Guide 34% complete - please help finish it

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Toothpaste PiƱatas

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Search 10 Containers.

State of Decay 2

You'll likely unlock this during the first/tutorial mission before you even get to a settlement.

Bring the Brouhaha

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Cause a commotion while searching a Container.

State of Decay 2

Hold the button to search faster when searching a container. This will make more noise - if a zombie hears you and comes running....achievement!

No More Strangers

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Earn enough Standing to promote a Recruit to Citizen.

State of Decay 2

I Got You a Pony

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Deliver a Rucksack to your Storage Facility.

State of Decay 2

Breach and Clear

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Secure 5 Sites by exploring every room and killing every zombie.

State of Decay 2

Sorry for Party Rocking

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy an Infestation.

State of Decay 2

Construction Complete

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Build a Facility at your Base.

State of Decay 2

In all bases there'll be the opportunity to construct a facility of some kind - just build one.

Gotta be Larger than Life

Earn enough Standing to promote a Citizen to Hero.

Through a Glass Darkly

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Survey 5 Sites with your Binoculars.

State of Decay 2

See {{Silent Cartographer}}

Puppies and Kittens

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill 100 Zombies.

State of Decay 2

Heart of Darkness

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy a Plague Heart.

State of Decay 2

Marked with a red icon on the map, the first is the easiest and they get progressively harder as you kill more in a territory.

Call Me Any Anytime

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Call in a Radio Command.

State of Decay 2

Flash Mob

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy a Horde.

State of Decay 2

Holding Down the Couch

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Switch to a different Survivor when you become Fatigued.

Easy to get; when in your settlement and in control of a character who is fatigued ('zzz' above their head), go into the Community tab and pick a different character to play as for a bit.

Blind Justice

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill a Feral.

State of Decay 2

From the Top of My Lungs

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill 4 Screamers.

Barley and Spoiled Blueberries

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill a Bloater.

State of Decay 2

Every Piece of Trash in Town

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Secure 25 Sites by exploring every room and killing every zombie.

State of Decay 2

I Ran So Far Away

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Choose a Specialization for the Cardio skill.

State of Decay 2

Knowing is Half the Battle

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Choose a Specialization for the Wits skill.

State of Decay 2

No Stone Unturned

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Search 100 Containers.

State of Decay 2

Welcome to the Jungle

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Recruit a new Survivor to your Community.

State of Decay 2

Wax On, Wax Off

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Choose a Specialization for the Fighting skill.

What We Do in the Shadows

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy a Plague Heart at night.

Glutton for Punishment

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill a Juggernaut.

State of Decay 2

Short Controlled Bursts

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Choose a Specialization for the Shooting skill.

Crowd Control

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy 25 Hordes.

State of Decay 2

These Dreams

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy 5 Plague Hearts.

State of Decay 2

They get progressively harder as you kill more, and you'll have to kill all of them in a territory to be able to complete a playthrough. Take fire, explosive and fire. And guns. Melee weaps are not useful here!

Silent Cartographer

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Survey 50 Sites with your Binoculars.

State of Decay 2

Look on your map for binocular symbols; these indicate billboards and radio towers. Go to them, climb them, use the aim button to look. you'll see question marks for distant places of interest; stare at them to survey/unlock.

You'll need a few towers to get all 50. This is another easy grind :)

The Purge

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy 10 Infestations.

State of Decay 2

The Forest for the Trees

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Claim a base on the Providence Ridge map.

State of Decay 2

Piggyback Ride

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Finish off a Juggernaut with a melee execution.

Walkers and Biters

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill 1,000 Zombies.

Paradise City

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Build 10 Facilities at your Base.

State of Decay 2

You'll likely have to be on your third base to get this far - to efficiently progress the rest of the game you won't want to be tearing facilities down and build new ones just to grind this out.

Rucks in Trucks

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Transfer an item from a vehicle's inventory directly into your base.

The Game is Afoot

Accept a bounty from the Bounty Broker.

Sayonara

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Have a Survivor within your Community die.

State of Decay 2

One of your people just needs to die. Any one. Just take them out (ideally with an empty backpack so you don't have to go retrieve their stuff), find zombies and let them kill you. Job done.

I Got You a Pack Mule

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Deliver 50 Rucksacks to your Storage Facility.

State of Decay 2

You have to manually deliver each one to the area marked. Directly transferring from your vehicle's trunk does not count!

Men Without Hats

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Shoot the helmet off an Armored Zombie.

State of Decay 2

Road Warrior

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill 50 Zombies with your car door.

State of Decay 2

Can Buy Me Love

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Earn Influence by selling 10 items to Enclaves.

Black Friday

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Spend Influence to buy 10 items from Enclaves.

Dam Fine Territory

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Claim a base on the Cascade Hills map.

After the tutorial mission you choose a settlement - once you arrive there and claim it the achievement will pop. You'll need to do this in a separate playthrough to {{Ten Thousand Gallon Hat}} and {{Tilting at Windmills}}

Fly Your Freak Flag

Earn 1000 Influence from killing freaks.

Friendship is Magic

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Work with 5 Enclaves to make them your Allies.

Tilting at Windmills

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Claim a base on the Meagher Valley map.

After the tutorial mission you choose a settlement - once you arrive there and claim it the achievement will pop. You'll need to do this in a separate playthrough to {{Ten Thousand Gallon Hat}} and {{Dam Fine Territory}}

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Enter a Dread Zone.

Total Eclipse

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy every Plague Heart in your Territory.

Ten Thousand Gallon Hat

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Claim a base on the Drucker County map.

State of Decay 2

After the tutorial mission you choose a settlement - once you arrive there and claim it the achievement will pop. You'll need to do this in a separate playthrough to {{Dam Fine Territory}} and {{Tilting at Windmills}}

That was it? This is easy.

Survive to the second wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

No Gut, No Glory

Kill a blood plague juggernaut.

Nice Moves There

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Elect a Sheriff as the Leader of your Community.

See {{Mediocre!}}

War Rig

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Use the Auto Shop to create an armor upgrade and apply it to a vehicle.

Time's Up

Objective, Optional,

Survive to the fourth wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Elect a Builder as the Leader of your Community.

See {{Mediocre!}}

Mediocre!

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Elect a Warlord as the Leader of your Community.

Each character, in their bio, has a leadership path of a certain type. Pick a character with Warlord as the type and level them up to Hero (by playing as the character). Once they are Hero, you can promote them to Leader of the settlement.

Get Used to Disappointment

Allow the technician to die during a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Citizens First and Solders Second

Build the Armory facility at your base.

The City-Raised Farmer

Recruit Malik into your Heartland community

Be My Bodyguard

Objective, Soft-missable,

Reach the third wave in a session of Daybreak without the technician taking damage.

DLC Daybreak

Sie sind das Essen und wir sind

Shoot off a Flare (or volunteer to help someone who does).

The Pledge

Grind, Optional,

Earn a total of 500 Prestige playing Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Bounty Collector

Complete 5 bounties for the Bounty Broker.

Doctor Terminus

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

Elect a Trader as the Leader of your Community.

State of Decay 2

See {{Mediocre!}}

Head to To So Player

Allow 24 bags of dropped items to accumulate on the ground.

The First Hurdle

Destroy a plague heart in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

Magnificent Seven

Objective, Optional,

Survive 7 total zombie waves in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Citizen Z

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Call in 25 Radio Commands.

State of Decay 2

It Looks Good on You, Though

Unlock an outfit by completing a bounty from the Bounty Broker.

The Next Generation

Objective, Anywhere,

Start a new Campaign with Survivors from a completed one.

We Don't Need No Education

Repair a wall 12 times in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Welcome to the Dread Zone!

Have a survivor within your community die while playing in a Dread Zone.

Enemy at the Gates

Objective, Missable, Anywhere,

Build the Sniper Tower facility at your base.

This is a leader facility for a Builder leader, i.e. you need {{Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!}} first. You can then build the Sniper Tower if you have a Large plot in your base.

Two Heartlands Beat As One

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Play Heartland in multiplayer as the host or client

DLC Heartland

The Infinite Sea

Survive to the sixth wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Mercy Hospital

Objective, Missable, Anywhere,

Build the Field Hospital facility at your base.

This is a leader facility for a Sheriff leader, i.e. you need {{Nice Moves There}} first. You can then build the Field Hospital if you have a Large plot in your base.

Called for Backup

Play in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone with another human being.

Close Call

Destroy an XL Horde (a large horde with two Screamers and a Feral) while in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

Just a Nibble

Open 0b1111 CLEO Drops.

DLC Daybreak

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Enter a Nightmare Zone.

State of Decay 2

Just start the game with difficulty set to Nightmare.

Who Run Bartertown?

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Build the Trade Depot facility at your base.

Human Contact

Play Daybreak with another human being.

DLC Daybreak

Day Broken

Achieve victory in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

If You Build It, They Will Come

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Complete a campaign with the Builder's Legacy.

Same as {{I Am the Law}} but with a builder elected as leader.

The Eager Inventor

Recruit Keesha into your Heartland community

Flawless Victory

Achieve victory in a session of Daybreak without suffering any player deaths.

DLC Daybreak

I Am the Law

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Complete a campaign with the Sheriff's Legacy.

After electing a sheriff (see {{Nice Moves There}}), kill any remaining plague hearts in your territory and new quests for the sheriff should unlock; complete these to leave your legacy!

Note must be done in a separate playthrough to the other legacy achievements.

Tear Down That Wall

Objective, Optional,

Destroy a plague wall in Heartland

DLC Heartland

Be Still My Dog of War

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Complete a campaign with the Warlord's Legacy.

Same as {{I Am the Law}} but with a warlord elected as leader.

Enjoying Your Stay?

Have three survivors within your community die in a Dread Zone or Nightmare Zone.

Blood Farmer

Extract 20 plague samples from plague juggernauts in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

Am I the Only One Zen Around Here?

Kill 50 plague zombies with crossbows.

The Last Soldier

Recruit Captain Logan into your Heartland community

Others and Wights

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill 10,000 Zombies.

Speedy Delivery

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

Complete a campaign with the Trader's Legacy.

Same as {{I Am the Law}} but with a trader elected as leader.

Trumbull Valley Choir

Grind, Optional,

Kill 25 plague screamers in Heartland

DLC Heartland

The Lonely Survivor

Recruit Chavez into your Heartland community

DLC Heartland

The Helpful Hacker

Recruit IzzBee into your Heartland community

DLC Heartland

Is There No One Else

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Destroy 100 hordes in Dread Zones or Nightmare Zones.

State of Decay 2

Cargo Cult

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Build a CLEO Relay facility in your home community.

State of Decay 2

You have to unlock the "CLEO Core" in Daybreak in order to be able to build this facility in your regular story-mode base.

Building the CLEO Relay in Heartland doesn't count.

Lilac and Spoiled Gooseberries

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill 25 blood plague bloaters.

State of Decay 2

The Turn

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Earn a total of 5000 Prestige playing Daybreak.

State of Decay 2

Bless Me Now With Your Fierce Tears

Begin a session with minimum difficulty set to Lethal.

Collect 'Em All

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Complete 25 bounties for the Bounty Broker.

State of Decay 2

Pound of Flesh

Craft a case of bulk plague cure while in a Dread Zone or Nightmare Zone.

The Desperate Husband

Recruit Vic into your Heartland community

DLC Heartland

My Own Private Army

Recruit four Red Talon contractors to your home community.

Sleep All Day, Out All Night

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Survive 49 total zombie waves in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Claim a landmark outpost.

State of Decay 2

Since update 25, there is exactly one landmark outpost on each map.  it has a distinct icon.  It might be within a plague heart territory (so you'll need to clear that first).  Clear and then claim the landmark to pop the achievement.

New Lease on Life

Use a training manual to retrain a specialization.

State of Decay 2

Lily, We're Home

Claim a base in the Trumbull Valley map (outside of Heartland).

I Was All By Myself

Reach the sixth wave in a session of Daybreak in single player.

DLC Daybreak

Plot Armor

Objective, Missable,

Complete Heartland with both of your starting survivors alive

DLC Heartland

The Shy Maker

Recruit Diana into your Heartland community

DLC Heartland

But It Can Be Better

Objective, Optional,

Fully upgrade a resource outpost.

State of Decay 2

Some outposts are upgradable now (since an update).  Upgrade one to the highest level - this will need 2,800+ influence.

Conservation of Splatter

Reach the fifth wave in a session of Daybreak without any player using explosives.

DLC Daybreak

Heartlandia

Complete Heartland while playing alone

DLC Heartland

The Crafty Scoundrel

Recruit Brock into your Heartland community

Peerless

Kill all plague hearts in a single Nightmare Zone.

Hunting the Hunters

Kill 25 blood ferals in Heartland

DLC Heartland

The Grumpy Hunter

Recruit Reba into your Heartland community

The Mournful Father

Recruit Isaac into your Heartland community

DLC Heartland

Retrieve Biomass

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill a plague heart with minimum difficulty set to Lethal.

State of Decay 2

Forgot My Breaches

Achieve victory in a session of Daybreak without any wall sections being leveled.

DLC Daybreak

Over the Rainbow

Complete a legacy arc while in a Nightmare Zone.

Should Have Read the Warning Label

Contract blood plague by using a plague consumable.

Howdy Howdy Howdy

Kill 3 zombies in 3 seconds with a revolver, while wearing any cowboy hat from the Closet.

Barbershop Quartet

All-the-things, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill one each of the four blood plague freaks with minimum difficulty set to Lethal.

State of Decay 2

Sign in to track your progress against these checklist items

Undeadly Efficiency

Objective, Optional,

Kill 10 or more enemies with a single plague buster

DLC Heartland

The Moral High Ground is Mine

Reach the fourth wave in a session of Daybreak without any player using guns.

DLC Daybreak

How Red Was Our Valley

Objective, Optional, MP-only,

Complete Heartland as the host or client in multiplayer

DLC Heartland

Full House

Recruit 8 different survivors in a single game of Heartland.

DLC Heartland

Throw Your Love Around

Reach maximum morale while in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

88 Miles Per Hour

Hit top speed while driving a Road Racer and wearing any puffy vest from the Closet.

Never Forget the Medic

Heal the technician 12 times in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Max Would Be Proud

Partially glitched,

Use the Vehicle Depot to craft and use all three vehicle upgrade kits.

DLC Heartland

Has to be done in Heartland.

Sometimes does not unlock :/

That Byte Looks Infected

Open 0b11111111 CLEO Drops.

DLC Daybreak

Tried and Tested

Complete the legacy arcs for all four leader types while in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

Green Talon

Fail during the first wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Insourcing

Have all four Red Talon facilities in your home community at the same time.

They Grow 'Em Big Around Here

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Kill 25 blood juggs in Heartland

DLC Heartland

Shut Up

Kill a screamer with a CLEO heavy sniper rifle.

Hoard Mode

Achieve victory in a session of Daybreak after collecting 25 CLEO drops.

DLC Daybreak

A Three Hour Tour

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

Claim any 3 landmark outposts.

State of Decay 2

Shots in the Dark

Find all six different Echo Labs guns in Heartland during a single playthrough as the host

DLC Heartland

CLEO Can You Hear Me?

Grind, Optional,

Complete 10 CLEO sieges using the CLEO relay in Heartland

DLC Heartland

Such Wonderful Toys

Use the Weapons Depot to craft all four of the Network weapons in Heartland

DLC Heartland

Heal Thyself

Grind, Optional,

Use plague cure on your own survivor 100 times in Heartland

DLC Heartland

True Grit

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

Survive until Day 100 while in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

State of Decay 2

Guilty Spark

Grind, Optional,

Survive 343 total zombie waves in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Grind, Optional,

Destroy 20 plague walls in Heartland

DLC Heartland

Playing Doctor

Grind, Optional,

Use plague cure on another survivor 100 times in Heartland

DLC Heartland

You're So Fine You Blow My Mind

Complete Mickey Wilkerson's story in Trumbull Valley (outside of Heartland).