How to download the Homecoming State of Decay 2 on Windows 10?

Here's a few things you can try to get State of Decay 2 to download on Windows 10.

If you are having trouble downloading the brand new update called Homecoming on the Windows 10 store version of State of Decay 2, you are not alone. Countless other players have reported issues with the game installing and downloading the update for the game.

But don't worry, there are a few ways in which you can fix any problems you may have or are experiencing with the Windows 10 version of the game, downloading the new update.

The first thing you will need to try is to sign out of your account and resign back in and attempt the download again. Sometimes this will be enough to get the store to download the update.

Related: When does State of Decay 2 Homecoming Release?

However, if it still doesn't download, try restarting your pc and then re-attempt the download once again. If it still doesn't start the new download, you may need to uninstall the game and reinstall it. 

Personally, this was the only method that worked for us when trying to install the windows 10 version of the game that players get if they have the Xbox Game Pass. 

Update: Thanks to a comment from a user on this guide, we now have a method that reportedly works to get the update to install. In short, if you want the update install, download the xbox game app on your pc and launch the game using it. Once you get into the game, click update the game when prompted and it will take you to the windows store. When you are the store click check for updates a few times and it will eventually make the update show up and allow you to install it.

Xbox users are also experiencing problems getting the update to download or show up, but these issues were reportedly fixed by simply restarting their consoles. Moments later, they would see an update and would be able to install and download it.

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  1. I am in the same boat but if I have to uninstall and reinstall the game just to get an update then I will uninstall it and that’s that. This is the last game from the Microsoft store that I actually have as I have been getting everything from Steam. Looks like I might as well cut the cord from Microsoft games store once and for all. I would understand if this was a third party game but its actually a Microsoft game which means you cant download the update properly from the publisher. I mean that is literally pathetic. Microsoft – take a look at yourselves. This is sad, I mean just sad.

    1. I found a fix – Download the Xbox app then start the game through the app – hit update when game starts then it will direct you to the game store – click check updates a few times and the update shows. Looks like they want you to have the Xbox APP in order to get the updates now. I got it off steam and will DL later today so I dont have to mess with this anymore. I know I will lose the prepper stuff from pre purchase but dealing with Steam is so much better than Microsoft.

      1. Thanks, mate! After trying everything else, that did the trick.

      2. Thanks, work great

      3. Thank you!! I have been searching for ways to get the game to update and this works!