Marcus Campbell is the first playable character in State of Decay. In the Breakdown DLC, Marcus is a hero character titled "The Hero".


Unlocking the character[edit | edit source]

  • In Breakdown, Marcus can be unlocked from level 4, by achieving 100 kills with a Heavy Weapon.

State of Decay 2[edit | edit source]

In a State of Decay 2, Marcus is mentioned along with the other survivors by Lily Ritter on the Network radio. She says that they are not here to see what is happening right now. If Marcus survived State of Decay, it is unclear if Marcus and the others survived or not after the incident in Trumbull Valley.


Relationships[edit | edit source]

Ed Jones - Marcus and Ed are friends and co-workers, being on a camping trip to get away from their jobs. They seem to show a close bond, as Ed rarely questions the judgement of Marcus, showing that Ed gives a high respect for him. It should also be noted that if Ed dies, Marcus will immediately go into Depression, in which suicide is possible, when the notification appears that Ed has died. This will only occur, however, if Ed dies following the attack by the re-animated Thomas Ritter.
Maya Torres - While scavenging and searching for other campsites at the top of Mt. Tanner, Marcus and Ed hear distant gunshots, which lead to the attacked Maya Torres. It is shown that even though the three just met, a bond between them is immediately formed even before they arrive at the Church. Another factor showing this is that Maya opens up about herself if playing as Marcus when heading to the Church of the Ascension.
Lily Ritter - Upon leaving Mt. Tanner, the group (Marcus, Maya, and Ed) are contacted by Lily via radio. Upon describing their situation, Lily suggest they come join them at the Church, in which Marcus shows delight in. After arrival and introductions, the journal entry about Lily suggests she "seems friendlier than most around here".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Marcus is one of the few survivors that has two out of three Personal skills that benefit exploring: Powerhouse and Leadership. With Leadership skill, Marcus is a natural choice for any missions meant to improve trust, or for recruiting survivors.
  • Voice actor: Drew Hobson.


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