State of Decay 2 Resources Guide – How To Collect (Medicine, Fuel, Building Material, Ammunition)

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Resources are an integral part of State of Decay 2. You need them for pretty much anything from running your home base to crafting materials and weapons for use. For that reason, you will need to search for them and find them at all times, and this State of Decay 2 Resources Guide will help.

Our State of Decay 2 Resources Guide will tell you where the various different resources in State of Decay 2 are located and how can you prepare for an expedition in the best way to find as much of them as you can.

State of Decay 2 Resources

There are various different resources and they are found at different places in State of Decay 2.

Medical Supplies can be found near clinics or hospitals along with the occasional shop. Fuel is found in garages, sheds, and houses. Food is found in shops or houses.

Ammunition is found in enclaves or stores but can also be purchased from traders and Building Materials are found everywhere but more prominent within houses, garages, and sheds. Let’s go ahead and see how you can prepare for expeditions and manage your resources better.

How to Get Resources

Before you head out into the wild in search of resources, it is best to have a backpack that has enough capacity to store a good amount of resources.

It is also a good idea to specialize one of your survivors in the Powerhouse Skill that will allow them to carry more items with them. It is also good to limit the equipment that survivors take with them to a minimum so that they have more capacity in their backpacks.

Now that you have your equipment and are outside a building, you might have trouble getting into it. Some buildings will have locked doors that will be un-openable.

Either you can try to break apart those doors using explosives or other weapons, or you can look for a window to break and use that to enter. However, remember that these actions will make a load of noise and you will need to defeat a lot of zombies. It is best to kill the enemies first and then break in.

Remember to focus on the important things when searching for resources. Look for the container icon that is highlighted. Either you can do quick search that makes a lot of noise or you can search slowly and silently.

A character with low Wit can also break the container that will bring zombies to you, so be careful about that.

Lastly, remember that you need to make space in your backpack for the important items. On longer trips most of all, it is imperative that you let go of any items that will not be that useful or can be found in any place near your base.

If you run out of space, you can try to reload your magazines or consume some of the weaker medications to make space. Once you have only valuable items and your backpack is full, head back to base and rest.

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