State of Decay 2 Guide – Which Character To Choose, Starting Characters

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When you start State of Decay 2, you are given a choice of characters. Each of these characters has his/her strengths and weaknesses. Trying to figure out which one to choose can be a hassle and this State of Decay 2 Guide will help you with that.

Our State of Decay 2 Guide will explain each of the starting characters in the game that you can pick and help you understand which one of them will be perfect for you.

State of Decay 2 Guide

These State of Decay 2 characters will define how your game starts and how difficult it is at the start for you to find and manage all of your resources. These characters will also define how easily you are able to deal with the zombies.

Let’s go ahead and take a look at all of the State of Decay 2 Starting Choices and decide which one of them works out best for you.

Starting Characters

Let’s begin with the stats. Wits are used to increase your Search Speed and traits can change some of your stats. A blade trait will get you the Blade Perk or the Baseball Trait will get you a Blunt Upgrade for when you fight. Let’s go ahead and look at the characters.

The Surly Siblings
Ava and Dalton reunited when the apocalypse occurred. You will use Ava at the start but will be able to switch once you get to your home base. Ava has a lot of stamina so you can run and swing longer.

She is not that strong but has decent agility. Dalton, on the other hand, is quite strong and has Mechanic Points that will be great for the garage later on. However, you will be sacrificing agility.

Old Buddies
These guys are friends. Brian has good stamina but not as much as Ava. However, he is really good at firing weapons which will be useful later on. Nolan has a good Craftsmanship Level so he can be useful right from the get-go.

Odd Couple
Perhaps the best choice for new players. George has good stamina and is great at fighting.

You can easily smash zombies at the start of the game and keep on bashing them. Whit can be used as a Gardener to craft medicine and food – essential for your community.

Perpetual Breakup
This is best for stamina. They can run and fight for the longest amount of time. Apart from that, they are quite useless but if you are planning to have a hit and run style when playing State of Decay 2 then this is the starting choice for you. Later on, Lexie can be used to create medicine.

That is all we have for our State of Decay 2 Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!