Regardless of how you play State of Decay 2, you’ll probably spend a very large portion of your time in the game scavenging for resources in the hundreds of different locations found around the world map.
It’s kind of the main objective of the game, to stock up on everything from food, medicine, construction materials and ammunition. And by the time you reach the end of what is a set of very disjointed campaign missions, chances are that you will have more than enough of these resources to help your community of survivors live relatively comfortably during the zombie apocalypse.
And here’s the catch, once you complete the final mission on a playthrough, you lose access to your entire community and the game essentially erases all of the resources you had acquired in it.
This is a part of the game’s multiple Legacy Endings, which are each different depending on how you chose to play the game. And each of them reward you with a different permanent buff that is applied to any future communities you decide to start.
So my advice to you is this: before attempting the final mission, donate all of the items in your community to an online co-op buddy who looks like they could use an edge in their game. It’s all gonna be destroyed anyway, why not help someone else out instead.
Just make sure you don’t accidentally donate your best weapons as well, you’ll still need them for the final mission.
State of Decay 2 is available now on the Xbox One and the PC.
You can check out our review of the game here.