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State of Decay: Year-One - Heroes Unlock Guide (Breakdown DLC)

Written by Garion X   /   Dec 19, 2019    


The main purpose of this guide is to help unlocking all the heroes in Breakdown.

Introduction



Unlocking all the heroes is not easily done and will take a lot of time. If a Escort mission didn't start, maybe it's because you have too many Friendly Survivor's missions on your map. You can complete their mission or wait for time out. Keep in mind that missions asking to join your group don't have a time out.

What we have to unlock on Breakdown is:

  • 38 Heroes
  • 16 Achievements

The Bruiser



Eli Wilkerson

The youngest Wilkerson brother. A reckless hoodlum with a bigass wrench.

  • Weapons: Industrial Wrench, Pistol: Hi-Power
  • Unlock: Kill 100 Zombies with Blunt Weapons (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Kill Zeds with any blunt weapon (also executions will do the trick).

The Cop



Owen Lykins

Used to pantomime fighting zombies in his basement with a video camera. Now it's his full-time job.

  • Weapons: Baton, Pistol: Fifty-Seven
  • Unlock: Kill 50 Zombies with automatic Pistols (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: You can kill Zeds with headshots only, don't waste bullets on the other body parts. Also if you unlocked Eli Wilkerson or Jacob Ritter, they already have a pistol equipped.

The Believer



Pastor William Mulroney

Heads up the church in Spencer's Mill. Good at buildind up our spirits, even in the darkest of times.

  • Weapons: Candlestick
  • Unlock: Earn 500 Fame (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: If you keep doing missions and unlocking other survivors, this will be an easy one.

The Father



Thomas Ritter

Local carpenter, one of the first to organize survivors. Great with any kind of repairs.

  • Weapons: Pipe Bender, Rifle: M1 Garand
  • Unlock: Max Out Every Type of Facility (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Hint: Some bases may give you a completed facility like kitchen, bedroom or library. The others you will have to upgrade and research. This one is really a time consuming unlock because you need a lot of materials to construct the needed facilities.

Here is the list of facilities:

  1. Watchtower / Shooting Platform
  2. Basic Workshop / Workshop / Machine Shop (Snyder's don't count)
  3. Basic Workshop / Workshop / Munitions Shop
  4. Medical Area / Infirmary / Medical Lab
  5. Sleeping Area / Bunkhouse
  6. Cooking Area
  7. Dining Area
  8. Garden / Greenhouse
  9. Library
  10. Storage Area / Food Storage / Refrigerated Storage
  11. Training Area / Dojo

The Dealer



Ray Santos

Former county commissioner. Slick bastard. Good at procuring whatever you need... especially if it's a car.

  • Weapons: Golf Club, Revolver: Mark VI
  • Unlock: Kill 100 Zombies with a Car Door (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: All you need is a car and to know how to open the car's door (LMB). Slamming Zeds it's fun.

The Scholar



Charley Marshall

Direct descendant of Ezekiel Marshall himself. Spends a lot of time in the library, reading about it. Great at research.

  • Weapons: Paper Cutter Arm, Rifle: Lenfield No.4 MkI
  • Unlock: Complete All Research Projects. (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Hint: Another time consuming unlock if you don't have a survivor with the Research skill. Also you need a Munitions Shop and Medical Lab to complete this. The research unlocked will carry over to higher Breakdown difficulty.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Scholar

  • Complete All Research Projects (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher).

The Tragedy



Jacob Ritter

A good kid. But a little flaky.

  • Weapons: Microphone Stand, Pistol: G 33
  • Unlock: Get Torn Apart by Zombies (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: It's easy to die in this game.

The Killer



Alan Gunderson

Alan has been a forest ranger with the Department of Fish and Wildlife since he graduated from community college.

  • Weapons: Kukri, Rifle: Mk.15
  • Unlock: Kill a dying Community Member. (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Hint: This is one of the hardest to unlock. I will give some points on how to get it.

Walkthrough

Start a game on Breakdown Level 2 or higher then go to a base. Don't get any Medicine to your base or it will take longer to unlock. Don't construct a Medical Area. Try to get sick from a Bloater, then you can play until the sickness spread and a survivor with critically ill status goes missing. Keep in check if you have 2 or more ally's missions active, you can't get the rescue mission and then they could die. After rescuing the critically ill survivor, the mission to kill him will unlock later (can also unlock soon after you turned him in).

The day advancing way

To get this soon you need to go offline, then load your game. If there is a missing survivor, get the missions done and rescue him. If not, close the game, advance a day in your system clock and them load your game again. Repeat until you see a missing survivor. This is the method that I used and took a month in day advancing to unlock.

The Sacrifice



Erik Tan

Since the outbreak, he has been tasked with maintainning some semblance of order in Trumbull County. Has access to an artillery site in the mountains nearby.

  • Weapons: Tomahawk, Assault Rifle: 416D
  • Unlock: Go Out in Blaze of Glory. (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Keep a grenade selected, when the Zeds are about to to torn you apart, keep pressing the item use button. The standard keyboard key is "F".

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Sacrifice

  • Go out in a Blaze of Glory at Breakdown Level 1 or Higher.

The Taskmaster



Diane Montressor

Demands nothing but the best from herself and those around her. Her subordinates privately call her the Monster for her mercilessly high standards.

  • Weapons: Cutting Machine Blade, SMG: UMP Pro
  • Unlock: Play for 10 Hours.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Play any mode for 10 hours and she will be unlocked.

The Joker



Royell Vincent

Didn't survive a hurricane in Louisiana to be killed by this s**t. Laughts in the face of disaster, because what else can you do?

  • Weapons: Wakizashi, Assault Rifle: Tar 21 Overwatch
  • Unlock: Prepare 12 Snacks. (Breakdown Level 1 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Have a cooking area and then prepare snacks four times.

The Friend



Ed Jones

Local boy who moved off to the big city, but still comes back to visit every year.

  • Weapons: Fish Stunner, Pistol: PP 22
  • Unlock: Start a Scenario at Breakdown Level 2.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Beat the first Scenario. Complete his escort mission at the second Scenario and he will join your group.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Friend

  • Reach Breakdown Level 2.

The Phoenix



Becca Collins

As bad as the situation is, in a way Becca welcomes it. The end of the world is an opportunity to forget the past and move on, and she's ready to become a new person.

  • Weapons: Pirate Cutlass, Rifle: RC 40
  • Unlock: Kill 100 Zombies with FIRE. (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Barbecue groups of Zeds with molotovs. Nice and crispy.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Phoenix

  • Burn 100 Zombies with Fire (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher).

The Enthusiast



Lyanna Carter

Her friends used to make fun of her annual trip to the Renaissance Faire. They're not laughing anymore.

  • Weapons: Movie Replica Axe, Rifle: .45 Justice
  • Unlock: Kill 100 Zombies with Blades. (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: It's not that hard. Just don't get overwhelmed by Zeds.

The Dead Man



Andy Pimms

Ol' Andy Pimms.

  • Weapons: Crutch
  • Unlock: Kill 5 Bloaters. (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: It's easy to kill the Bloaters. Just don't go melee or with the car on them.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Dead Man

  • Destroy 5 Bloaters (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher).

The Hunter



Lincoln Voss

The hunter has become the hunted. And then the hunter again. It's complicated. This guy can shoot.

  • Weapons: Splitting Maul, Rifle: 700 Huntsman
  • Unlock: Kill 50 Zombies with Rifles. (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Aiming with a rifle is easy, also if the rifle has a scope you can use the "Q" key to zoom in. Only headshots will kill Zeds.

The Mother



Heather LaRue

Zombie apocalypse? Whatever. Try raising five kids.

  • Weapons: Rolling Pin, Revolver: Snub Special 22
  • Unlock: Cook a Delicious Feast. (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy / Impossible
  • Hint: To complete this you will need a base with a cooking area and a survivor with cooking skills. Otherwise it's impossible to get.

The Commander



Alicia Hawkes

Transfered to the Military Police stateside after being cleared of a friendly-fire incident. Never wanted to hold the lives of her fellow soldiers in her hands again. Now all bets are off.

  • Weapons: Telescoping Baton, Assault Rifle: RFB
  • Unlock: Complete 3 Surveys. (Breakdown Level 2 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: There is a lot of survey points across the map. Complete 3 to unlock Alicia Hawkes.

The Convict



Sam Hoffman

As far as Sam is concerned, Trumbull Valley and just about everyone in it can suck her d**k.

  • Weapons: Pipe Threader, Shotgun: Warden
  • Unlock: Start a Scenario at Breakdown Level 3.
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: Finish a Level 2 Scenario and she will unlock on the next.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Convict

  • Reach Breakdown Level 3.

The Judge



Judge Constance Lawton

A strict enforcer of the law whose reputation as a hanging judge only added to her credibility as a leader in the aftermath of the outbreat.

  • Weapons: Courtroom Gavel, Shotgun: 75 15
  • Unlock: Perform 50 Zombie Executions. (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: When you get near a downed Zed, pressing the "Z" key will execute him.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Judge

  • Perform 50 Zombie Executions at Breakdown Level 3 or Higher.

The Mentor



Carl Parsons

Comes across as a quiet, patient, introspective sort. He's a long-time veteran of the force, and the department frequently partnered him up with rookies, trusting him to show them to ropes.

  • Weapons: Baton, Revolver: Anvil Hammer
  • Unlock: Kill 50 Zombies with Revolvers. (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Unless you're bad at aiming, this will be easy.

The Fighter



Amelia Crasman

Used to play one of the zombies in an annual "zombie run" event. Doesn't seem quite funny anymore. At least she's in great shape.

  • Weapons: Heavy Kanabo, Pistol: Mk.3 Target
  • Unlock: Kill 5 Ferals. (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium / Hard
  • Hint: The easiest way is to run them over with your car. The medium is fighting them when you're prepared. The hard way is fighting them with a bad fighter or two or more at the same time. Ferals are the most dangerous Zeds out there, take care when you see one.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Fighter

  • Destroy 5 Ferals (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher).

The Healer



Doc Hanson

An old country doctor who knows everyone in Trumbull Valley, inside and out.

  • Weapons: Garden Limb Saw, Revolver: Blackbird
  • Unlock: Create Medication in the Infirmary 5 Times. (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Crafting is easy. You just need the Infirmary / Medical Lab and resources to craft the medications.

The Biker



Joel Macon

Can fix just about anything... as long as he's got a steady supply of whiskey.

  • Weapons: Tire Iron, Pistol: Automag
  • Unlock: Creat Weapons in the Workshop 5 Times. (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: You can create mines, molotovs and grenades in the Workshop. With 5 of them you will unlock him.

The Gardener



Calliope Morris

She's been learning to grow and store her own food for years, waiting for the end times to come.

  • Weapons: Hedge Shears, Rifle: 464 Brushgun
  • Unlock: Grow 10 Food in the Garden. (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: Food takes a lot of time to grow. If you're in a rush, buid 3 or more Gardens. You don't need to upgrade them to Greenhouse.

The Defender



Kilohana Young

A compassionate leader with a lot of on-the-ground experience down range. Has three daughters back in Hawaii.

  • Weapons: Prybar, Shotgun: 870 Combat
  • Unlock: Craft 300 Rounds of Ammo. (Breakdown Level 3 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: Build a Munitions Shop and create a lot of munitions.

The Gunner



K. C. Winters

He's the kind of guy you know will have your back, even if you've treated him like s**t. Logged hundreds of hours at the shooting range.

  • Weapons: Shovel, LMG: M27 IAR
  • Unlock: Start a Scenario at Breakdown Level 4.
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: Finish a Scenario Level 3 and he will unlock on the next.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Gunner

  • Reach Breakdown Level 4.

The Survivor



Job Wilkerson

The middle Wilkerson brother. A cold-blooded schemer, and a sneaky bastard.

  • Weapons: Chopper, Shotgun: Doubleshort
  • Unlock: Scavenge 150 Resources. (Breakdown Level 4 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: There's not much hint to say here. If you got this far, you know what to do.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Survivor

  • Collect 150 Resources at Breakdown Level 4 or Higher.

The Hero



Marcus Campbell

Just came to Trumbull Valley for a fishing trip. An imposing guy who knows how to swing an oar.

  • Weapons: Metal Oar, Shotgun: Model 870 T
  • Unlock: Kill 100 Zombies with Heavy Weapons (Breakdown Level 4 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: If you have a Heavy Weapons fighter, it will not be that hard. The bad thing is that these weapons are too slow.

The Rebel



Zeika Rivera

She's been hiding from the authorities for years. Hiding from zombies shouldn't be a problem. Knows her way around an AK-47.

  • Weapons: Royal Igorot Axe, Assault Rifle: AK47 Custom
  • Unlock: Kill 50 Zombies with Assault Rifles (Breakdown Level 4 or Higher.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Another firearms challenge. They are easy to do.

The Sniper



Mickey Wilkerson

The oldest Wilkerson brother. He's a psychopathic son of a ♥♥♥. Can snipe zombies for you from across the map.

  • Weapons: Brush Axe, Rifle: Eli
  • Unlock: Earn 25 Headshot Streaks (5 Headshots in a Row - Breakdown Level 4 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Medium / Hard
  • Hint: Now that's a challenge. This one will surely get on your nerves. To get this you will need 5 straight kills 25 times. A mere count of 125 Zeds. Easy? No! You might get Armored Zeds involved and you can't kill them with headshot, also they rush at you like hell. The best bet is to find hordes and shot them at distance. Also if you're a sharpshooter, you can make a distraction to form a group and make more Zeds follow you while you pop their heads. What suits you better, and good luck with this.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Sniper

  • Earn 25 Headshot Streaks (Breakdown Level 4 or Higher).

The Grenadier



Evan Woodrow

Used to blow stuff up in his backyard with a buddy. Never thought he'd get to do it for a living!

  • Weapons: Prybar, Grenade Launcher: GL M32
  • Unlock: Kill 50 Zombies with Explosives (Breakdown Level 4 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: Kill Zeds with grenades and grenade launchers. It's fun.

The Operator



Kelly Eldridge

We found him on some kind of weird black ops mission, and he doesn't seem to like us all that much. That's fine, the feeling's mutual.

  • Weapons: Royal Igorot Axe, SMG: Skorpion Evo 3 AI
  • Unlock: Kill 10 Screamers (Breakdown Level 4 or Higher).
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: Screamers are easy to kill, but going melee on them can be dangerous.

The Veteran



Maya Torres

Here in the valley for a hunting trip with some old Army buddies. A veteran sharpshooter.

  • Weapons: Short Wakizashi, Rifle: SOCOM II ETR
  • Unlock: Start a Scenario at Breakdown Level 5.
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: Finish a Scenario Level 4 and she will be available on the next.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Veteran

  • Reach Breakdown Level 5.

The Moustache



Dan Hovenden

Trained a generation of SWAT recruits for the Trumbull County sheriff's office. He stays in contactwith his cop buddies, and can call them in at a moment's notice.

  • Weapons: Telescoping Baton, Shotgun: A12 Custom
  • Unlock: Kill 50 Zombies with Shotguns. (Breakdown Level 5 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hint: With a good shotgun, you can kill group of Zeds easily.

The Mercenary



Leon Montague

A few weeks ago, this was not the kind of guy you wanted to see knocking at your door. Now... it's a relief to have him around. Him and his land mines.

  • Weapons: Tactical Tomahawk, LMG: RPK
  • Unlock: Kill 5 Juggernauts. (Breakdown Level 5 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium / Hard
  • Hint: If you have a good aim, assault weapons can kill Juggernaults easily. Medium if you go melee and hard if you try to kill them on a crowded area. Only use cars if you have one to spare.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Mercenary

  • Destroy 5 Juggernauts at Breakdown Level 5 or Higher.

The Ninja



Shark Hoodie Guy

We're pretty sure that isn't his real name. But we're afraid to say anything. You never know when he might be standing behind you.

  • Weapons: Wakisashi, SMG: MPX
  • Unlock: Perform 50 Stealth Kills. (Breakdown Level 5 or Higher)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Hint: On the keyboard you need to hold the "C" key to enter Stealth Mode and if you aproach a Zed from behind you can execute him with the "Z" key. Stealth kills can take time to achieve. Also you can fool Zeds that are following you if you go in Stealth Mode when you enter a bush.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Ninja

  • Execute 50 Stealth Kills at Breakdown Level 5 or Higher.

The Scientist



Walter Degrasse

He was sent in to research this disease and find a few answers. Now all he wants to do is to find a way out. His hazmat suit is the ultimate defense against freak attacks.

  • Weapons: Crowbar, SMG: Super Z
  • Unlock: Start a Scenario at Breakdown Level 6.
  • Difficulty: Easy / Medium
  • Hint: Finish a Scenario Level 5 and he will be unlocked on the next.

You will also unlock the achievement:

The Scientist

  • Reach Breakdown Level 6.

Also if you unlocked all the heroes, you get:

The Rescuer

  • Unlock All Heroes.



Written by Garion X.