Massive Dead State Patch Released, Brings Major Changes

Double Bear’s Dead State was a great idea: A zombie survival RPG that combined tactical combat with a social simulation that required you to micro-manage your survivors in order to keep them from getting killed by each other. It was clever, but there was definitely room for improvement. The developers seem to have agreed with the community, because today they released a massive game-changing patch that alters nearly every aspect of the game.

A full report on every change can be viewed on their steam page. Double Bear has also re-branded the game as Dead State – Reanimated.

    We’ve spent a couple of months of solid development time making Dead State stronger, smarter, and faster, and we’re happy to say that the results are fantastic. We’ve brought new life – or is it unlife? – to every aspect of the game. This isn’t just Dead State anymore – this is Dead State: Reanimated! DS:R isn’t just an update – it’s our definitive enhanced edition with brand-new content, full of improvements and fixes requested by you, our community!
    We can’t possibly thank our community enough for the thousands of feedback messages, balance suggestions, and b​​ug reports that have been indispensable in getting DS:R into the shape it’s in today. We couldn’t have done this without your support, and from everybody on the team we want to give you a sincere Thank You.

The patch includes improved AI, weapon re-balances, new animations, new quests, and dozens of stability fixes, among other things. Double Bear has stated they intend to listen to the community as they continue to tweak the game.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Loli-Nox-Tan
    May 14, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Never heard of it but I’ll keep an eye open for a sale

  2. Maniate
    May 14, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for covering this, keep doing it. It made me sad when they released too soon because it wasn’t anything I would buy at the time and I was worried that if they kept at it, I wouldn’t hear about it if they got it to the point where it was something I’d be willing to buy. Unsure yet, but keep working doublebear and keep covering them when they do something worth coverage, Niche Gamer.

  3. Talby
    May 14, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Nice, I set this aside on launch to give them time to polish the game, sounds like the perfect time to start playing.

  4. Madbrainbox
    May 14, 2015 at 10:45 am

    The main writer worked on Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines.

  5. Madbrainbox
    May 14, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Did the same thing.Now I don’t know if I should start this so close to the launch of the Witcher 3 or wait until after I finish that one 2-3 times.

  6. Loli-Nox-Tan
    May 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Now I’m really interested

  7. Madbrainbox
    May 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    That’s the reason I backed their KS campaign.