State of Decay 2 was praised for being challenging open-world zombie survival game, however, lacked depth in their survival system.
Even with its shortfalls, the game brought in over 2 million gamers to date and is still being played actively by thousands around the world.
With our list of the top 10 mods for this game, you’re bound to have a great time kicking zombie butt while cruising through the deadlands.
- Best State of Decay 2 Mods
- 25. Blackjack Minigame
- 24. Cash Moves
- 23. Trifecta Bounty Collection
- 22. Very Dark Night
- 21. Portable Nuke
- 20. The Halloween Facility
- 19. Wicked Warhawk Collection
- 18. Craftable Strong Stimulants
- 17. No More Room In Hell
- 16. Enclave Editor
- 15. Lightsaber Mod
- 14. Bunk-beds Facility Mod
- 13. Improved Searching
- 12. State of Decay 2 Mod Manager
- 11. Short Night
- 10. Vehicle Pack
- 9. All Vehicles – 100 Inventory Slot
- 8. Unlock Developer Menu
- 7. No Intro
- 6. Unlock All Hidden Bounties
- 5. The Unstackables
- 4. Save Backup Tool
- 3. Reduced Requirements for Homesites
- 2. Gameplay Overhaul
- 1. Community Editor
Best State of Decay 2 Mods
25. Blackjack Minigame
Blackjack is one of the most popular card games in the world.
Take a break from the zombie apocalypse and kick back with this State of Decay 2 mod.
Blackjack Minigame is great for the game because it allows players to take a break from the intense zombie action and enjoy a more relaxed game of blackjack.
The mod adds a blackjack table to the lounge facilities, and players can use it to blow off some steam and win fake money.
Blackjack is a simple but fun game that can provide a welcome diversion from the main game, and this mod makes it easier to enjoy than ever before.
24. Cash Moves
Cash Moves is a mod for State of Decay 2 that causes money to spawn in a different location every time the community is loaded.
This can add an extra layer of excitement to the game, as players never know where they will find their next batch of cash.
Is this straight-up free money? Yes. Could you play the game and earn your own? Sure. But this mod is there for when you’re feeling less than productive.
23. Trifecta Bounty Collection
The Trifecta Bounty Collection is a mod for State of Decay 2 is a great mod that adds new challenges and superpowered weapons.
The mod is excellent for players who want to add more excitement to their game and who want to get more out of the bounty system.
The new bounties are varied and exciting, and the rewards are powerful and useful, having traits like infinite ammo and enhanced damage.
This mod is unique because the packs are monthly; they change all the time. These modders are dedicated to a curated, novel experience.
22. Very Dark Night
It may not seem like much, but this is honestly one of the best State of Decay 2 mods for boosting immersion. The dark is a truly spooky place, with all sorts of sinister vibes lurking in the shadows.
If you’re looking for a mod that will make State of Decay 2 feel more like a horror game, then the Very Dark Night mod is perfect for you.
This mod makes nighttime in the game much darker and more realistic, so it’s hard to see and very scary.
Don’t count this change out before you give it a try; the new atmosphere everything takes on at night in a zombie survival game almost makes the game feel like a different title.
If you want to experience the ultimate in zombie chaos, step into a pitch-black night and watch as the dead rise up all around you!
21. Portable Nuke
Yup. You read that title correctly. When it comes to blowing stuff up in a video game, nothing beats the power of a portable nuclear device.
The Portable Nuke mod turns the C4 charge into a miniature nuclear bomb.
It increases the damage radius and damage dealt by the explosion, making it a much more powerful weapon. The user is also immune to the effects of the explosion, ensuring their safety.
This mod is perfect for players who want to make short work of enemies and zombie hordes.
This mod might be overpowered, but its an absolute blast if you know what we mean.
20. The Halloween Facility
For those of us that wish spooky season were all year round!
Every year as October rolls around, there’s something in the air that signals the start of the Halloween season: a sense of excitement and energy that gets everyone ready to get into the spooky spirit.
The Halloween Facility features a morale and storage buff, as well as a new trick-or-treat scavenging section.
If that’s not enough, there are eight festive, spook-tacular outfits and masks for players to try on. When it’s that time of year, celebrate Halloween in State of Decay 2!
19. Wicked Warhawk Collection
Looks might not help you survive the night, but they couldn’t hurt!
Check out the Wicked Warhawk Collection mod; This awesome mod totally revamps your favorite weapons in the game, giving them a sleek new look.
Whether you’re using the badass King Vulture .44 revolver or the devastating Echo-S5 rifle, the Wicked Warhawk Collection will give you all the stylish firepower that you need to survive in any situation.
With this mod, no horde of zombies will stand a chance against you! (Results may vary.)
18. Craftable Strong Stimulants
Are you the one who knocks? Need a little pick-me-up?
This mod replaces the weak painkiller recipe that comes with the base game with a new stimulant recipe, allowing players to give themselves a quick jolt of adrenaline when they need it most.
Simply pop off a few ingredients from your stash, mix them together, and presto! You’ve got yourself a powerful and fast-acting stimulant that will help boost your undead-killing power.
Who needs weak painkillers, anyway?!
17. No More Room In Hell
No More Room In Hell that makes all new communities full of infestation and plague hearts of the highest severity.
This is perfect for those of us who love a good challenge because it amps up the difficulty in some really interesting ways.
At first, it might seem daunting to have all those extra zombies around, but once you get the hang of things and learn how to take them down quickly and efficiently, you’ll be hooked!
The creator warns that there may be temporary lag spikes as the community loads. Don’t be alarmed.
16. Enclave Editor
Enclave Editor gives you total control over a ton of Enclave values in State of Decay 2.
With this mod, you can customize your ideal enclave – set where they live, change their level of influence, determine their behavior after you recruit people away from them; you can even add members to pre-existing enclaves or create new ones.
When you’re out traversing derelict cities overrun with zombies or battling your way through the countryside, know that the other groups of people are under your control.
15. Lightsaber Mod
Sometimes you need that one weapon that makes the game easier and more fun to play. The Lightsaber mod does just that by altering a regular sword and turning it into a laser sword.
There are two versions of this mod. Version 1 modifies the Masterwork Bokken into a lightsaber, where the second version includes two swords as new weapons entirely, available in red and blue.
The two new swords weigh nothing and can be salvaged for 175 parts each. The stats for the lightsaber have also been set to max. So, if you feel like slashing through zombies without a care, this is a mod to have.
14. Bunk-beds Facility Mod
The Bunk-Beds Facility mod alters the Camping Heater mod by turning it into a set of bunk-beds.
Finding a good place to sleep can be difficult in a zombie apocalypse, but this mod provide a plus 5 morale and plus 2-bed bonuses.
In order to build these beds, it takes one person and 2 minutes and thirty seconds. You can fit more people and take up less space at the same time.
And for beds in a zombie apocalypse, they don’t look too shabby either!
13. Improved Searching
Looting is only as good as the game designed the process to be, and this Improved Searching mod improves the filtering system of looting greatly. There are multiple options available in this mod that are meant to speed up the looting experience.
These options include fast vanilla search, super-fast search, and three fast search options with varying fail chance percentages.
This mod will definitely be of use to you if you find looting sometimes tedious. The search times do not exceed more than five seconds, with some options only taking 0.5 seconds.
In multiplayer, only your characters will be able to use this mod unless other players have the mod equipped on their computers.
12. State of Decay 2 Mod Manager
There are many great mods for State of Decay, but what happens when you have a cluttered folder full of mods? Install this State of Decay 2 Mod Manager mod!
But this mod is more than an organization tool. This mod manager also helps in detecting issues and conflicts within your mods, as well as helping you to find lost assets.
You can easily unpack and enable your mods within this manager, as well as see who created the mods and what version they are currently at.
And if you find that you do not use a few mods you’ve previously installed, you can also easily delete them in this mod.
11. Short Night
As the name of this mod suggests, the Short Night mod makes the nights in State of Decay 2 very short, as well as extends the days to be much longer.
This mod can be downloaded from both Steam and the Windows Store. Night only lasts five minutes with this mod, which is best suited for players who have no interest in the scarier parts of the game.
Speed players and players who want to focus on resource hunting and building their base would benefit most from this mod, but in general, this mod is great for cutting the 90-minute real-time nights down to a more playable level.
10. Vehicle Pack
Don’t you just hate it that your vehicle is too slow to reach anywhere in time? Or maybe the fuel keeps on finishing because you’re not done looting? Or perhaps that you drive like a maniac and end up blowing your car up?
The vehicle pack is there for you. The mod speeds up your vehicle, fills it up with unlimited fuel, and has 100% damage resistance making the vehicle invulnerable.
Enjoy state of decay 2 in the fast lane.
9. All Vehicles – 100 Inventory Slot
What’s the point of having a vehicle when you can’t even put anything in its trunk? In survivor games, carrying the right tools and equipment can help you save time and perhaps even live longer than others.
All vehicles – 100 inventory slot adds 100 spaces for storage in your vehicles. Get more of your things around with you so that you don’t have to go back to your base or storage spots over and over again.
Save time and focus on getting better at the game rather than worrying about inventory management.
8. Unlock Developer Menu
Oh, how we all like a bit of a cheat menu… Yes, our modding list wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t a trainer sort of mod in there. Introducing unlock developer menu mod.
Now have everything at your fingertips and get access to anything you want, a vehicle, a weapon, spawning zombies?
Anything you can imagine, you’ve got it with this developer menu. Redesign the gameplay according to your wishes.
7. No Intro
Everybody hates lengthy and unnecessary introductions, and in this case, you know what we’re talking about Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs. We’ve got the right solution for you with no intro.
No intro will eliminate the developer’s introduction screens in the game, allowing you to save some time so that you can have more time slaying zombies.
6. Unlock All Hidden Bounties
Having to complete bounties to get access to your favorite guns from the bounty broker can be time-consuming.
What if you simply want to play a quick match and have no time to spare? Unlock all hidden bounties will allow gamers to bypass the objective of completing bounties to have access to guns.
You can view and have access to all the guns at bounty broker with this mod.
5. The Unstackables
When you’re on the move to retrieve damaged vehicles for your own personal use, sometimes all the necessary equipment like repair kits, gas cans, and advanced repair kits can take a lot of space in your inventory.
The unstackables is there to help you carry the tools without bulking your inventory up so that you can go on a junk car retrieval adventure.
You can stack as many gas cans and repair kits, yet it won’t take any extra space, how rad is that?
4. Save Backup Tool
The ability to save is the single most important thing when playing survival games. You never know when you’ll be dead meat or when you might want to return to an earlier checkpoint.
Save backup tool is a mod that will run when playing the game and start to save the game at the interval that you set. Now you don’t have to worry about forgetting to save the game, as the mod will do it for you.
3. Reduced Requirements for Homesites
The homesites are a way to take refuge and create a small base with your group of friends. They can be solace in the time of need however you might find it difficult to fulfill the requirements of staying in a homesite.
Perhaps you need a group of survivors to enter or certain influence points that you may not have.
Reduced requirements for homesites will either half all the requirements of homestay (for example, instead of 8 survivors, with the mod on, you can enter with 4 survivors) or make it completely free.
Your biggest worry in the game, finding shelter, is now in the palm of your hands.
2. Gameplay Overhaul
Experience the game like the way it was meant to be played with a gameplay overhaul. State of decay 2 is far from perfect, however suggestions from gamers can help improve the game.
Now you can get those suggestions implemented in the game using gameplay overhaul.
Gameplay overhauls work on many small changes in the game like added descriptions to DLC items, doubled storage space, equal values for power and water, and many other things.
1. Community Editor
Take control in your hands with a community editor. Now be able to edit everything in your saved files like stats of buildings, assets, survivor traits, current skills, inventory, vehicles, facilities, and more.
Community editor gives you a sort of admin role however, do note that those things not present in the time of your save file can not be edited.
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