Close Combat is a feature new to State of Decay 2. Close combat ensures that survivors are never without a weapon. All survivors have close combat weapons on them at all time. These weapons are typically small knives. Players can choose to have their survivor specialize in close combat as their melee specialization.
Players are unable to unequip a close combat weapon, but they can swap to a different close combat weapon if they have one.
Close combat weapons cannot be broken. If the player's community has a workshop, they can salvage close combat weapons for a single part.