State of Decay 2

Three million State of Decay 2 players and new DLC

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Microsoft and Undead Labs have announced that State of Decay 2 has continued to attract new gamers and has now reached three million players. As you might remember, it was the best sold game in the US in May, so it's no surprise to see the numbers climbing, there should also be an influx of new players as Xbox Game Pass added some high-profile games as part of the Xbox E3 showing.

In the very same press release, Microsoft reminds us that the American Independence Day is coming up, July 4th if you've somehow managed to miss it, and new DLC has been released on this occasion. It is aptly called Independence Pack and has everything you need to celebrate red, white and blue with zombies:

The Independence Pack features three zombie-ready vehicles, access to a supply drop containing three new patriotic melee weapons, two unique ranged weapons and piles of single-use fireworks that are perfect for causing general havoc (or making blood plague elimination a much more festive occasion):

• Take the Pyrohawk, Burninator or Meatwagon out for a spin. With names like these, you know driving will be more entertaining.
• Step up to your station at the BBQ with The Freedom Ringer, Grillmeister and BBQ Fork - new hand-held zed-slaying solutions.
• Subtlety not your thing? Well we have the Pyro Launcher and Starshank Launcher so you can blast zombies with fiery explosives.
• Just like loud noises with pretty colors? You're in luck! The Block Rocker, Reign o' Fire, Bouncing Boris and XL Firework Shell offer even more options to turn a mission into a celebration.

Besides this, there's also a new Fireworks Crafting Station facility to create both ammunition an fireworks,, and finally a new wandering trader that has specialised in fireworks. Check out a short trailer for these new goodies below. Independence Pack is free if you bought the Ultimate Edition of State of Decay 2, but can also be bought separately for $4,99 (with a 10% discount if you have Xbox Game Pass).

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