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State Of Decay 2: Free Update And First DLC Pack Out Now On Xbox One And PC

Celebrate the 4th of July a little early with the Independence Pack.


Following a successful debut month, Microsoft has released the first DLC pack for its Xbox One/PC zombie survival game, State of Decay 2. The Independence Pack is available to purchase now and gives players access to an assortment of "patriotic" items and gear, including vehicles, weapons, and more.

Those who purchase the Independence Pack will receive three Independence Day-themed vehicles: the Pyrohawk, Burninator, and the Meatwagon. Additionally, players will get a trio of melee weapons (The Freedom Ringer, Grillmeister, and BBQ Fork) and two long-range weapons (Pyro Launcher and Starshank Launcher). You can see some of the DLC items in the brief trailer below.

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Further tying into the patriotic theme of the DLC, players will get four new fireworks in the Independence Pack, as well as the Fireworks Crafting Station facility mod, which can craft additional fireworks or ammo. Players will also be able to snag some in-game discounts on fireworks and ammo thanks to a special sale being held by a new wandering trader.

The Independence Pack can be downloaded for US $5 / £4.19 / AU $7.45. Players who picked up the State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition will receive it for no additional cost. You can grab the DLC from the Microsoft Store.

State of Decay 2's first DLC pack arrives shortly after developer Undead Labs rolled out the game's 2.0 update. Among other things, the patch introduced 20 more missions, an assortment of new weapons, a Rare Book trader, and Revolutionary War-era zombies. You can read more in the patch notes on the game's website.

The next expansion for State of Decay 2 is called the Daybreak Pack, and it's slated to arrive in September. Undead Labs says that DLC will include a new mode that gives players control over a "well-equipped" Red Talon soldier. No pricing details have been announced yet for the Daybreak Pack, but it is likewise included as part of State of Decay 2's Ultimate Edition.

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