State Of Decay 2 - How To Build A Strong Base And Best Base Locations

From the very beginning of the game, you will start working on Base Building in State of Decay 2. It is like a safe house for you and survivors. It plays a vital role in various ways, without a good base there is nothing you can do in State of Decay 2. A base offers a hospital, rest place, food, water, workshop, etc so the best you have the stronger your community is. And it will also help you to earn influence, the in-game currency. In this guide, you can read some good base building tips and plan your way out on how to build the best base in State of Decay 2. Also, you can get locations of each and every base you can capture in three different region - Cascade Hills, Drucker County, and Meagher Valley. So let's begin.

State of Decay Base Building Tips

How To Build A Good Base

Before you jump to the locations you must learn that each base has cost and it requires a few numbers of survivors to function well. So you have to be particular about things you want to do. Building up different facilities like Kitchen, Infirmary, etc requires influence points, first, you will be paying to capture an outpost and then you will pay to build up facilities. This can be tiresome sometimes but there are the decent amount of community goals, objectives, etc to play to earn the points. Below are our tips for building a good base.

Tips To Build A Strong Base

Prioritize Adding Facilities:

Adding facilities that can offer good supplies, medicines, crafting, etc are some of the basic things you will need. You can also upgrade the home base with different add-ons. Prioritize the things you need first like an Infirmary and then add others. Later focus on upgrades. Constructing facilities is the initial things you will be doing, on the map you can see the slots or facilities available at the base. Each facility has some cost and requirements, you have to collect those things or else it will be unavailable.

Infirmary must be always on the top list to construct first because it will heal you and your survivors from infection. Because once a survivor is dead he/she is gone forever. So always try to construct an Infirmary first that will also offer nursing services to survivors. You can craft the cure using Plague Samples and carry them with you. Whenever required you can use the medicine to heal yourself or your friends.

Recovery:

Recovering stamina is the second important thing for everyone in State of Decay 2. So you need beds, there are two choices Outdoor Beds and Sheltered Beds. By having this in the base will help you to recover your stamina after a long tiring day of zombie killing.

Next comes the food part, a regular food and water supply are crucial for your community to survive. If you won't have these facilities then you have to go out and find food every day. You can build a Rain Collector, this one cost 1 building material. It is pretty cheap and you have some regular water supply at the base. Another facility Still, which can give you an additional benefit of crafting fuel. For food you can place a Farm, it will give you one food every day. To learn about all the facilities and how much it will cost refer the Building Materials section of State of Decay Resources Guide

Pick The Right Skills:

Once you start with the base and pick your members, get Computer and Medicine these two skills first. You will get a good Command Center and a cure for Blood Plague with the help of these skills. For the third one try going with Craftsmanship, this will boost crafting/building in the game.  Focus on the right skills at the start and there are many others. Once you get bigger bases with more community member you can go with other skills also. 

Morale:

Morale is more like the health of the community, lower means people are not happy and they will fight, or cause issues. It is necessary you focus on what they need. If you properly build facilities required by the survivors then you will earn influence points. It will also boost morale, so listening to your survivors will indirectly help you in completing community goals and you will earn a bonus. Keep a watch on the Resources, low will lower community's morale. Without food community members will starve. 

To keep your community member happy you will have to follow a few things. Keep a bed for every survivor, don't recruit new if you don't have extra beds. Keep minimum 10 foods in the stockpile always, set up a Garden, or set up a food outpost. Any infected member in the base can put others in depression. Look at the Base Effects screen for active effects. Power and Water are two things that can make everyone happy.

To improve survivors standing you can place them in the supplies, the will gain a little influence. To know more about what is causing low Morale go in the Base Tab and look click the Moral Tab. You will see a place where you have to work more. You can assign a facility faction to a community member like repairing a facility or just cleaning the trash through Base Menu.

Threat Level:

Keep an eye on the threat level, if this is high then your base will be attacked frequently. This one rises if you are performing Facility actions. To view the threat level regularly, you can find it in the Base Tab. To avoid decaying of items you can place them in the vehicle truck if your base storage is limited.

Base Upgrades:

Focus on upgrading Facilities once you have good influence points, by upgrading Facilities will perform better. Always help Enclaves whenever they call you for supplies, it is beneficial in the long run.  There are around 6 bases in every region, you can capture them and offer more survivors a safe place to stay. There are 5 types of base, the first one is free as it is a standard base but other one cost Influence points. Below is the list. 

  • Standard Base - Free, a house.
  • Small Base - Cost 500 Influence Points + 3 Survivors. 
  • Medium Base - Cost 1000 Influence Points + 5 Survivors.
  • Large Base - Cost 1500 Influence Points + 6 Survivors.
  • Massive Base - Cost 3500 Influence Points + 8 Survivors.

Seven Base Locations In Cascade Hill Region & What They Offer

Below are all Seven bases locations in the Cascade Hill Region of State of Decay 2 along with their available facilities and slots.

Cascade Hill Base 1 Location - The One Who Lived.

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Existing Facilities:

  • Population - 3
  • 1x Chef's Kitchen
  • 1x Master Bedroom
  • 1x Double Bunk Room
  • 1x Garden
  • 1x Garden (Meds)
  • 2x Parking
  • 1x Infirmary

Cascade Hill Base 2 Location - Bridge Fort. (Cost 500 Influence Points + 4 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Sheltered Beds
  • 3x Parking
  • 1x Western Watchpost
  • 1x Eastern Watchpost

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slots

Cascade Hill Base 3 Location - Church on the Hill. (Cost 1000 Influence Points + 5 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Bell Tower
  • 4x Parking
  • 1x Pews (Clearable)
  • 1x Pews (Clearable)

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slots

Cascade Hill Base 4 Location - Corner Office. (Cost 1000 Influence Points + 5 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Chic Eatery Kitchen
  • 1x Overlook
  • 1x Sheltered Beds
  • 2x Parking

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 3x Small Outdoor Slots

Cascade Hill Base 5 Location - Mohr & Mohr Distributing. (Cost 1500 Influence Points + 6 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Sheltered Beds
  • 1x Sheltered Beds 2
  • 1x Machine Shop
  • 4x Parking
  • 1x Huge Fuel Storage
  • 1x Backup Generator

Open Slots:

  • 2x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slots

Cascade Hill Base 6 Location - Loch & Keogh Self Storage. (Cost 1500 Influence Points + 6 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Elaborate Storage
  • 2x Sheltered Beds
  • 1x Secret Distillery
  • 3x Parking
  • 1x Watchtower 
  • 1x Abandoned Locker (Clearable)
  • 1x Abandoned Locker (Clearable)

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 2x Small Indoor Slots

Cascade Hill Base 7 Location - Container Fort. (Cost 3500 Influence Points + 8 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Firesafe Storage
  • 3x Parking
  • 1x Workshop 3
  • Open Slots:
  • 2x Large Slots
  • 3x Small Indoor Slots

Seven Base Locations In Drucker County Region & What They Offer

Below are all Seven bases locations in the Drucker County Region of State of Decay 2 along with their available facilities and slots. 

Drucker County Base 1 Location - The Circle of Friends.

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Existing Facilities:

  • Population - 3
  • 1x Chef's Kitchen
  • 1x Master Bedroom
  • 1x Double Bunk Room
  • 1x Garden
  • 2x Parking
  • 1x Infirmary

Open Slots:

  • 1x Small Outdoor Slots

Drucker County Base 2 Location - Wheelhouse Truck Stop. (Cost 1000 Influence Points + 5 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Outdoor Beds
  • 1x Restaurant Kitchen
  • 1x Huge Fuel Storage
  • 1x Seating Area (Clearable)
  • 1x Seating Area (Clearable)
  • 4x Parking
  • 1x Auto Shop

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots

Drucker County Base 3 Location - Barricaded Strip Mall. (Cost 3500 Influence Points + 8 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Employee Bathroom
  • 1x Sheltered Beds 2
  • 3x Parking
  • 1x Tae-Kwon-Do Gym
  • 1x High-End Kitchen
  • 1x Urgent Care
  • 1x Laundromat (Clearable)

Open Slots:

  • 3x Large Slots
  • 3x Small Outdoor Slots

Drucker County Base 4 Location - Mike's Concrete. (Cost 1500 Influence Points + 6 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Sheltered Beds 
  • 1x Sheltered Beds 2
  • 1x Machine Shop
  • 4x Parking
  • 1x Huge Fuel Storage
  • 1x Backup Generator

Open Slots:

  • 2x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slots

Drucker County Base 5 Location - Knight's Family Drive-In. (Cost 1500 Influence Points + 6 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 4x Parking
  • 1x Gate Tower
  • 1x Employee Bathroom
  • 1x Concession Kitchen
  • 1x Dive-in Theater

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 3x Small Outdoor Slots

Drucker County Base 6 Location - Wally's Bar and Grill. (Cost 500 Influence Points + 4 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 4x Bar & Grill
  • 2x Parking
  • 1x Seating Area (Clearable)
  • 1x Seating Area (Clearable)

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slots

Drucker County Base 7 Location - Cabin Park Motel. (Cost 1000 Influence Points + 5 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Sheltered Beds 2
  • 1x Heavy Trash (Clearable)
  • 1x Country Kitchen
  • 1x Old Well
  • 2x Parking
  • 1x Seating Area (Clearable)

Open Slots:

  • 2x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots

Seven Base Locations In Meagher Valley Region & What They Offer

Below are all Seven bases locations in the Meagher Valley Region of State of Decay 2 along with their available facilities and slots. 

Meagher Valley Base 1 Location - The Village.

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Existing Facilities:

  • Population - 4
  • 1x Farm
  • 1x Shooting Range
  • 1x Cafeteria Kitchen
  • 1x Old Well
  • 1x Sheltered Beds
  • 2x Parking
  • 1x Bunkhouse
  • 1x Infirmary

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots

Meagher Valley Base 2 Location - Country Church. (Cost 500 Influence Points + 4 Survivors)

State of Decay Base Locations Guide

Existing Facilities:

  • 3x Parking
  • 1x Front Pews (Clearable)
  • 1x Community Food Bank
  • 1x Watchpost
  • 1x Rear Pews  (Clearable)

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots

Meagher Valley Base 3 Location - Rural Police Station. (Cost 1000 Influence Points + 5 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 4x Parking
  • 1x Police Armory
  • 1x Doorless Cells
  • 1x Secure Lockers
  • 1x Checkpoint

Open Slots:

  • 2x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slot

Meagher Valley Base 4 Location - Squelones Brewing Company. (Cost 1500 Influence Points + 6 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 4x Tasting Room
  • 3x Parking
  • 1x Primary Still
  • 1x Craft Still
  • 1x Water Tank
  • 1x Keg Cooperage (Clearable)

Open Slots:

  • 1x Large Slots
  • 3x Small Indoor Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slot

Meagher Valley Base 5 Location - Mazzara Farm. (Cost 1000 Influence Points + 5 Survivors)

State of Decay Base Locations Guide

 

Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Country Kitchen
  • 1x Well House
  • 1x Crewhouse
  • 1x Grain Silo Storage
  • 2x Parking

Open Slots:

  • 2x Large Slots
  • 1x Small Indoor Slots
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slot

Meagher Valley Base 6 Location - Clarington House. (Cost 0 Influence Points + 1 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Chef's Kitchen
  • 1x Master Bedroom
  • 1x Double Bank Room
  • 1x Trash (Clearable)
  • 2x Parking

Open Slots:

  • 2x Small Outdoor Slot

Meagher Valley Base 7 Location - Whitney Field. (Cost 3500 Influence Points + 8 Survivors)

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Existing Facilities:

  • 1x Sheltered Beds 2
  • 1x Announcer Box
  • 1x Fortified Bleachers
  • 1x Outdoor Beds 2
  • 1x Outdoor Beds
  • 4x Parking
  • 1x Fortified Bleachers

Open Slots:

  • 3x Large Slots 
  • 2x Small Outdoor Slots

Now you can simply plan your way to establish a strong base, with the help of above locations and stats you can spend your time properly on gathering enough influence points and recruiting the right amount of survivors. For more such guides on the game, you can read our State of Decay 2 wiki guide.

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