State of Decay is a zombie survival shooter game with RPG elements thrown into the mix. Like Day Z, it features perma-death but unlike Day Z there is a story mode in it.
The Courthouse missions, while not part of the main story, add quite a bit of flavor to State of Decay by showing players how a small town might attempt to handle a zombie apocalypse scenario. There are only two of these in the game and this guide will walk you through them.
We have separate guides for other missions.
Keep in mind that when you complete a mission, the next one might not pop up immediately. Therefore it’s a good idea to spend some time doing other things like scavenging for more supplies and exploring for survivors in between missions.
Mission 1: The Law
The mission can begin when Lily sends you a broadcasted message from a judge in a nearby town asking for survivors to gather at her courthouse for a meeting. A marker for the town of Marshall will appear near the south of the map and you should stock up and head on over.
You arrive at the courthouse to see a debate between the Judge and the town sheriff on how to handle the zombie outbreak. After the argument, Judge Lawton gives you a tour of the courthouse and simultaneously lays down the ground rules.
Afterwards, the sheriff will request your assistance with the matter of clearing out some nearby infestations. If you agree, he and another person will join your group and you can go clear out the infestation. En route to the next site, you receive a distress signal from some survivors. Go help them out and the mission ends.
Mission 2: Trouble at the Courthouse
Soon, Lily contacts you and informs you that the courthouse is under attack by large numbers of infected. You will go join the battle between the zombies and the courthouse enclave.
After the fight, one of the courthouse survivors will inform you that both the Judge and Sheriff died in the battle. A rather anti-climactic end to be honest. The End.