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"You've survived State of Decay. Now it's time to move forward and tell your own story. Take on an endless campaign with twists and turns based entirely on your own choices. Build up your score in the face of an ever-escalating zombie threat, and compete with survivors around the world. Complete challenges to unlock new heroes with unique weapons and skills. The deeper you go, the tougher it gets, and every choice is yours."

Breakdown is State of Decay's first DLC, which was released on both Steam and XBLA, on 29th November 2013. It adds a new game mode, Breakdown, featuring new melee weapons, firearms, playable characters, and being an infinite sandbox mode, in which one could play the game (in theory) forever.

Features[]

Our first expansion comes largely from you and your dreams. Less story, more survival. Long-term survival. More difficulty. New achievements, survivors, and weapons. We hope you have as much fun with it as we have.

In Breakdown, no storyline exists, the only goal is to survive for as long as possible. When resources become depleted, players will be given the choice to advance to the next level, using an RV which they must previously locate, repair and refuel. Only 7 people (including Lily, which is automatically on the RV and cannot be removed from it) can be taken. The currently played character is on the RV unless switched to another. The player has then the ability to pick 5 additional people, making a total of 7 surivors (played character + Lily + 5 chosen survivors). All levels are set in Trumbull Valley and all the locations are the same; however, the map reverts to unexplored, containers become unlooted and the zombies get more dangerous.

At first, players will start a new game with a random character. After completing specific challenges, they will unlock and can choose to play as hero characters, each has with their own unique abilities and starting weapons. Players can also set the difficulty when starting a new game, ranging on a scale from 1 to 10. They can only select difficulty levels up to what they have unlocked (each difficulty level can only be unlocked by completing the previous one).

Differences between Breakdown and Story mode[]

Notes: The differences listed below are pulled by inspecting .xml files of State of Decay and Breakdown. They are only partial and need more testing.

Missions[]

Enclaves[]

  • All storyline-related enclaves are removed and containers appear in their buildings.

Characters[]

  • 34 Heroes, 101 recruitable characters and 9 NPCs (including Lily Ritter and characters recruited with radio calls).
  • Most NPCs in State of Decay become playable, either as heroes or random enclave members.

Skills[]

Facilities[]

Home sites[]

  • New temporary home site: Busted RV
  • Homesite requirements changed
    • Tiny homesite: no requirement (5 survivors in SoD)
    • Small homesite: 5 survivors (8 in SoD)
    • Medium homesite: 10 survivors (12 in SoD)

Items[]

  • New firearms
  • New melee weapons
  • Tweaked various weapons (mainly weight and durability)

Search[]

  • New ammo list Ammo.Hunter (ammo for hunting rifles and shotguns)
  • Removed Notes from most containers
  • Added Notes and Junk to some containers
  • Added new firearms to search item lists: Guns.Military, Guns.Sidearm, Guns.Swat, Guns.Police, Guns.Hunter, Guns.Enthusiast, Guns.Civilian, Guns.Case
  • Added new melee weapons to search item lists: Melee.Martial, Melee.Home, Melee.Garden, Melee.Tool, Melee.Industry, Melee.Police, Melee.Axe, Melee.Camping
  • Ammo.Hunter is added to a few more containers
  • Ammo.Launcher is added to a few more containers
  • Added list of component needed for refueling the RV

Events[]

  • "New day" event does not put ammo in Supply Locker
  • "New day" event does not put matching ammo in each survivor's inventory

Radio Option[]

  • Text description changed for a few calls

Difficulty multiplier[]

Notes: Below is untested data taken from the sandbox.xml file.[1] Damage modifier is from the actorconstraints.xml file.[2] (These files were taken from a fresh steam install of YOSE on July 13, 2021)

Past Level 10 the difficulties work in brackets increasing every 5 levels instead of individual level difficulties. For an example Level 10 - 14 are the same and Level 15 is when the difficulty changes again.

Players that want to rank high should not stay too long on the lower levels, as the low difficulty does not justify the lack of a large difficulty multiplier. As such, getting a high score on the lower levels takes too long and makes the player uncompetitive versus those that get their score up much faster thanks to the multiplier.

Due note though that the difficulty score multiplier can actually decrease on higher Level difficulties. Level 15-19 has a Score multiplier of 60x but once you hit Level 20 it drops down to a 20x. The highest Score multiplayer is Level 90-94 at 90x

Breakdown score lvl 1-0.png

Levels 1-9[]

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Note (speculation)
Max Cars 60 60 60 60 50 50 50 50 50 total number of vehicles that spawn in the level
Score Multiplier 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Survivors.Cap 60 60 60 60 50 50 50 50 40 total number of survivors that spawn in the level
Survivors.Rare 40 40 40 30 30 30 20 20 20 number of of "rare" survivors (?) that spawn in the level
Fast Zombie % 10 15 20 25 30 30 40 50 60 % of fast zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Slow Zombie % 90 85 80 75 70 70 60 50 40 % of slow zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Dormant Zombie % 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 % of dormant zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Army % 6 6 10 10 10 16 16 16 16 % of Army zombies relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Screamer % 2 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 % of Screamers relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Bloater % 2 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 % of Bloaters relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Juggernaut % 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 % of Juggernauts relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Feral % 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 % of Ferals relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Max Ferals 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 Maximum Ferals allowed to be spawned at once
Max Juggernauts 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 Maximum Juggernauts allowed to be spawned at once
Density Multiplier 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5
Max Hordes 8 8 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 Maximum number of Hordes that can exist at the same time
Max Horde Size 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 Maximum number of Zombies allowed in a Horde
Max Infestations 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 Maximum number of Infestations that can exist at the same time
Zombie map indicators Yes Whether or not zombies show up on the minimap
Damage Modifier 0 Modifies damage that the player receives. Possibly stacks since the first two modifiers have the same value.

IE: Small, Moderate, Massive damage

Levels 10-49[]

Level 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 Note (speculation)
Max Cars 30 30 20 20 20 20 10 10 total number of vehicles that spawn in the level
Score Multiplier 10 60 20 60 30 11 40 60
Survivors.Cap 40 30 30 30 20 20 20 20 total number of survivors that spawn in the level
Survivors.Rare 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 number of of "rare" survivors (?) that spawn in the level
Fast Zombie % 70 30 80 20 80 100 80 30 % of fast zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Slow Zombie % 30 40 20 30 20 0 20 30 % of slow zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Dormant Zombie % 10 10 10 10 10 7 10 10 % of dormant zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Army % 20 8 20 40 20 20 20 4 % of Army zombies relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Screamer % 6 30 8 8 8 5 8 4 % of Screamers relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Bloater % 6 0 8 0 8 5 8 4 % of Bloaters relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Juggernaut % 6 4 6 4 6 22 6 10 % of Juggernauts relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Feral % 6 4 6 4 6 8 6 0 % of Ferals relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Max Ferals 3 2 4 2 4 3 4 0 Maximum Ferals allowed to be spawned at once
Max Juggernauts 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 4 Maximum Juggernauts allowed to be spawned at once
Density Multiplier 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2 1.5 1.5
Max Hordes 20 20 20 20 20 24 20 20 Maximum number of Hordes that can exist at the same time
Max Horde Size 12 12 12 12 12 10 12 12 Maximum number of Zombies allowed in a Horde
Max Infestations 20 20 20 20 20 40 40 40 Maximum number of Infestations that can exist at the same time
Zombie map indicators No Whether or not zombies show up on the minimap
Damage Modifier 5
Modifies damage that the player receives. Possibly stacks since the first two modifiers have the same value of 5.

IE: Small, Moderate, Massive damage

Levels 50-99[]

Level 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-89 90-94 95-98 99 Note (speculation)
Max Cars 10 10 8 8 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 total number of vehicles that spawn in the level
Score Multiplier 50 60 60 55 70 60 80 60 90 60 60
Survivors.Cap 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 total number of survivors that spawn in the level
Survivors.Rare 8 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 number of of "rare" survivors (?) that spawn in the level
Fast Zombie % 100 30 100 100 100 30 100 60 100 60 100 % of fast zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Slow Zombie % 0 30 0 0 0 30 0 10 10 10 0 % of slow zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Dormant Zombie % 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 20 4 10 % of dormant zombies relative to the number of normal zombies
Army % 20 2 20 20 20 4 20 2 8 2 20 % of Army zombies relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Screamer % 6 0 8 6 8 20 8 0 8 4 8 % of Screamers relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Bloater % 6 40 8 6 8 20 8 0 8 4 8 % of Bloaters relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Juggernaut % 6 4 6 10 6 4 6 0 8 8 10 % of Juggernauts relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Feral % 6 4 6 20 6 4 6 10 8 10 10 % of Ferals relative to the total number of all zombies (including normal)
Max Ferals 6 2 6 10 6 2 6 4 6 6 6 Maximum Ferals allowed to be spawned at once
Max Juggernauts 4 2 4 4 4 2 4 0 4 4 4 Maximum Juggernauts allowed to be spawned at once
Density Multiplier 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4
Max Hordes 30 60 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 60 60 Maximum number of Hordes that can exist at the same time
Max Horde Size 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Maximum number of Zombies allowed in a Horde
Max Infestations 40 60 60 80 60 60 60 60 60 60 80 Maximum number of Infestations that can exist at the same time
Zombie map indicators No Whether or not zombies show up on the minimap
Damage Modifier 5 10 Modifies damage that the player receives. Possibly stacks since the first two modifiers have the same value of 5. IE: Small, Moderate, Massive damage

Video[]

State_of_Decay_Breakdown_Trailer-0

State of Decay Breakdown Trailer-0

Official State of Decay: Breakdown trailer.

Easter Eggs[]

The police cars license plates say POPO50

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