Undead Labs released the first title update for State of Decay this weekend. However, it seems that the patch hasn't managed to fix anything in the Xbox Live Arcade exclusive just yet.
One of the main bugs in the release build of State of Decay concerned infestations. Infestations were area overrun by zombies. The player would be alerted if there were too many infestations near their home base, as they threaten the safety of fellow survivors. Due to a bug, though, players were being alerted even if the infestations were on the other side of the game world.
Soon after Undead Labs released Title Update 1, some players reported that the issue was fixed. However, an even greater number of players reported that the bug was still present. Undead Labs determined through internal tests that while the patch was being successfully downloaded by players, it wasn't actually being applied to the game. The folks who thought the bug was fixed were simply lucky.
"We're on the phone with our publisher right now getting everyone mobilized," reads a dev post on the game's forums. "There's nothing we can do at UL to fix this problem. Once the update has been handed off, the process of getting it to you is something only the Xbox people can handle. So, we're calling in the troops to get going on solving this problem immediately."
Undead Labs added that the problems with Title Update 1 won't affect the planned release of Title Update 2. TU2 will fix a host of other bugs, including rucksacks falling through the floor and save files with large home bases becoming unloadable. The full patch notes can be found here. UL says that they may roll the fixed version of Title Update 1 into Title Update 2.
State of Decay is an open-world zombie apocalypse game. Players must lead a group of survivors in creating a base and fending off the undead. They have to keep the survivors happy, safe and well-supplied while also investigating a possible escape for the group. An overview trailer is below.
In spite of the launch bugs, State of Decay has had a largely successful release. The game sold over a quarter million copies in its first two days.