State of Decay 2 is receiving a big overhaul in time for its Steam release

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State of Decay 2 has been a Microsoft Store exclusive since it launched in 2018, but will be arriving on Steam on March 13. When it does it'll be the Juggernaut Edition, a significantly expanded version of the original (and the Microsoft Store version will also be upgraded).

New in the Juggernaut Edition are an extra open-world map called Providence Ridge, an improved post-tutorial experience to introduce the mechanics, a new category of heavy melee weapons, various graphical improvements, more music, and some bug fixes. It'll also come with the Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack, and Heartland DLC for free. 

Those who already bought the DLC separately will receive "some exclusive in-game gifts that won’t be available anywhere else" on launch day as detailed on the State of Decay blog.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.