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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

9 missable achievements (plus 84 unknown)

Guide 26% complete - please help finish it

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Toothpaste PiƱatas

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You searched 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,

You caused a commotion while recklessly 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,

You earned enough standing to promote a recruit to citizen.

State of Decay 2

I Got You a Pony

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You delivered a rucksack to your Storage facility.

State of Decay 2

Breach and Clear

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You secured 5 sites by exploring every room and killing every zombie.

State of Decay 2

Through a Glass Darkly

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You surveyed 5 sites from high places.

State of Decay 2

See {{Silent Cartographer}}

Construction Complete

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You built 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.

Sorry for Party Rocking

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed an infestation.

State of Decay 2

Holding Down the Couch

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You switched to a new survivor to give someone a chance to rest.

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.

Puppies and Kittens

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed 100 zombies.

State of Decay 2

Heart of Darkness

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed 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.

From the Top of My Lungs

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed 4 screamers.

Flash Mob

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed a horde.

State of Decay 2

Welcome to the Jungle

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You recruited a new survivor to join your community.

State of Decay 2

Every Piece of Trash in Town

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You secured 25 sites by exploring every room and killing every zombie.

State of Decay 2

Call Me Any Anytime

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You called in a radio command.

State of Decay 2

No Stone Unturned

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You searched 100 containers.

State of Decay 2

Blind Justice

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed a feral.

State of Decay 2

Dam Fine Territory

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

You settled your community in the foothills territory.

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}}

Knowing is Half the Battle

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You chose a specialization for the Wits skill.

State of Decay 2

Barley and Spoiled Blueberries

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed a bloater.

State of Decay 2

Wax On, Wax Off

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You chose a specialization for the Fighting skill.

I Ran So Far Away

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You chose a specialization for the Cardio skill.

State of Decay 2

Gotta Be Larger than Life

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You earned enough standing to promote a citizen to hero.

State of Decay 2

What We Do in the Shadows

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed a plague heart at night.

Silent Cartographer

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You surveyed 50 sites from high places.

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 :)

Glutton for Punishment

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed a juggernaut.

State of Decay 2

Sayonara

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

One of your survivors met a tragic end.

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.

Tilting at Windmills

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

You settled your community in the valley territory.

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}}

Ten Thousand Gallon Hat

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

You settled your community in the plateau territory.

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}}

The Purge

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed 10 infestations.

State of Decay 2

Road Warrior

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed 50 zombies with your car door.

State of Decay 2

Crowd Control

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed 25 hordes.

State of Decay 2

Short Controlled Bursts

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You chose a specialization for the Shooting skill.

Paradise City

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You built 10 facilities at your base over time.

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.

Piggyback Ride

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You finished off a juggernaut with a melee execution.

Walkers and Biters

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed 1,000 zombies.

Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jaeger!

Objective, Anywhere,

You shot off a flare (or volunteered to help someone who did).

I Got You a Pack Mule

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You delivered a whopping 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!

These Dreams

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed 5 plague hearts. Gross.

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!

Rucks in Trucks

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You transferred a rucksack from a vehicle.

Can Buy Me Love

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You sold 10 items to enclaves.

Friendship is Magic

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You made allies out of 5 enclaves.

Nice Moves There

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

You elected a sheriff to lead your community.

See {{Mediocre!}}

Black Friday

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You bought 10 items from enclaves.

Men Without Hats

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You shot the helmet off an armored zombie.

State of Decay 2

Mediocre!

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

You elected a warlord to lead 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.

Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

You elected a builder to lead your community.

See {{Mediocre!}}

War Rig

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You created an apocalypse vehicle.

Total Eclipse

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You destroyed all the plague hearts within your territory.

Fly Your Freak Flag

Earned 1000 Influence from killing freaks.

Doctor Terminus

Story, Optional, Anywhere,

You elected a trader to lead your community.

See {{Mediocre!}}

Citizen Z

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You called in 25 radio commands.

State of Decay 2

Mercy Hospital

Objective, Missable, Anywhere,

You built a Field Hospital.

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.

No Gut, No Glory

Killed a blood plague juggernaut.

Citizens First and Soldiers Second

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You built an Armory.

The City-Raised Farmer

Recruited Malik into your Heartland community

That was it? This is easy.

Survived to the second wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

The Next Generation

Objective, Anywhere,

You started a new community with survivors from a completed one.

Cargo Cult

Built a CLEO Relay facility in your home community.

Get Used to Disappointment

Allowed the technician to die during a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night

Entered a Dread Zone.

Enemy at the Gates

Objective, Missable, Anywhere,

You built a Sniper Tower.

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.

Time's Up

Survived to the fourth wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

The Game is Afoot

You accepted a bounty from the Bounty Broker.

Who Run Bartertown?

Objective, Optional, Anywhere,

You built a Trade Depot.

The Forest for the Trees

Claimed a base in the Providence Ridge map.

Called for Backup

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

Be My Bodyguard

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

DLC Daybreak

The Pledge

Earned a total of 500 Prestige playing Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Magnificent Seven

Survived 7 total zombie waves in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Entered a Nightmare Zone.

Welcome to the Dread Zone!

Had a survivor within your community die while playing in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

The First Hurdle

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

We Don't Need No Education

Repaired a wall 12 times in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Human Contact

Played Daybreak with another human being.

DLC Daybreak

I Am the Law

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

You left a legacy as a sheriff.

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.

If You Build It, They Will Come

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

You left a legacy as a builder.

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

Two Heartlands Beat As One

Played Heartland in multiplayer as the host or client

Be Still My Dog of War

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

You left a legacy as a warlord.

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

Others and Wights

Grind, Optional, Anywhere,

You killed 10,000 zombies.

Close Call

Destroyed an XL Horde while in a Dread Zone or a Nightmare Zone.

The Infinite Sea

Survived to the sixth wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Just a Nibble

Opened 0b1111 CLEO Drops.

DLC Daybreak

Head to Toe So Player

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

Speedy Delivery

Story, Mutually-exclusive, Anywhere,

You left a legacy as a trader.

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

The Eager Inventor

Recruited Keesha into your Heartland community

Day Broken

Achieved victory in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Enjoying Your Stay?

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

Bounty Collector

You completed 5 bounties for the Bounty Broker.

Tear Down That Wall

Destroy a plague wall in Heartland

Am I the Only One Zen Around Here?

Killed 50 plague zombies with crossbows.

The Last Soldier

Recruited Captain Logan into your Heartland community

Trumbull Valley Choir

Killed 25 plague screamers in Heartland

The Lonely Survivor

Recruited Chavez into your Heartland community

Flawless Victory

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

DLC Daybreak

The Helpful Hacker

Recruited IzzBee into your Heartland community

Blood Farmer

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

It Looks Good on You, Though

You unlocked an outfit by completing a bounty from the Bounty Broker.

Should Have Read the Warning Label

Contracted blood plague from a plague consumable.

Sleep All Day, Out All Night

Survived 49 total zombie waves in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

The Turn

Earned a total of 5000 Prestige playing Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

The Desperate Husband

Recruited Vic into your Heartland community

Is There No One Else

Destroyed 100 hordes in Dread Zones or Nightmare Zones.

The Shy Maker

Recruited Diana into your Heartland community

The Crafty Scoundrel

Recruited Brock into your Heartland community

Hunting the Hunters

Killed 25 blood ferals in Heartland

New Lease on Life

Used a training manual to retrain a specialization.

The Grumpy Hunter

Recruited Reba into your Heartland community

Forgot My Breaches

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

DLC Daybreak

The Mournful Father

Recruited Isaac into your Heartland community

Plot Armor

Completed Heartland with both starting survivors alive

Pound of Flesh

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

Heartlandia

Completed Heartland while playing alone

My Own Private Army

Recruited four Red Talon contractors to your home community.

Conservation of Splatter

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

DLC Daybreak

Never Forget the Medic

Healed the technician 12 times in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Undeadly Efficiency

Killed 10 or more enemies with a single plague buster

Peerless

Killed all plague hearts in a single Nightmare Zone.

Green Talon

Failed during the first wave in a session of Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

Full House

Recruited 8 different survivors in a single game of Heartland.

How Red Was Our Valley

Completed Heartland as the host or client in multiplayer

I Was All By Myself

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

DLC Daybreak

Collect 'Em All

You completed 25 bounties for the Bounty Broker.

That Byte Looks Infected

Opened 0b11111111 CLEO Drops.

DLC Daybreak

They Grow 'Em Big Around Here

Killed 25 blood juggs in Heartland

Over the Rainbow

Completed a legacy arc while in a Nightmare Zone.

Max Would Be Proud

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

The Moral High Ground is Mine

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

DLC Daybreak

Throw Your Love Around

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

88 Miles Per Hour

You hit top speed while driving a Road Racer and wearing a puffy vest.

Howdy Howdy Howdy

You killed 3 zombies in 3 seconds with a revolver, while wearing a cowboy hat.

Shots in the Dark

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

Heal Thyself

Used plague cure on your own survivor 100 times in Heartland

Tried and Tested

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

Insourcing

Built all four Red Talon facilities in your home community.

Shut Up

Killed a screamer with a CLEO heavy sniper rifle.

Hoard Mode

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

DLC Daybreak

Such Wonderful Toys

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

Guilty Spark

Survived 343 total zombie waves in Daybreak.

DLC Daybreak

CLEO Can You Hear Me?

Completed 10 CLEO sieges using the CLEO relay in Heartland

True Grit

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

Playing Doctor

Used plague cure on another survivor 100 times in Heartland

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Destroyed 20 plague walls in Heartland