If you want to promote a leader in State of Decay 2, you must first turn one of your community members into a hero.

A hero is a community member who has earned a reputation through completing missions helping other communities, and earning a ton of influence.

If you want to get one of your characters to a hero rank, we highly recommend farming and completing every mission that comes up and donating and bringing many items back to your base.

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On top of that, killing tons of zombies will also earn both XP and influence that will go to turning one of your community members into a hero.

Eventually, you will be able to promote a leader, provided you completed a lot of missions with one specific character and earned a ton of influence as them.

When this time comes, you will be able to promote them in the community menu, and there will be a bright gold outline of a character in the middle.

Hit space on the keyboard or press A on the controller, or to choose from a list of heroes, choose the one you want, and it will promote that character to a leader in State of Decay 2.

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