Free Skill Slots Are Actually a Good Thing!
Before you even take control of your survivors in State of Decay 2, you’ll have to pick a couple of starter characters. Each character in the game has their own unique traits which can affect the morale of your base, and skills which they’ll develop and utilize as you play through the game. For example, the Cardio skill will improve the more you run and climb around the environment. As such, seeing a survivor that you can recruit with only four skills rather than the usual five may seem like a waste of your community’s resources, but think again.
There are various different skills that you’ll need far more than others in State of Decay 2. A free skill slot actually means that you can teach that survivor a new skill if you can get a textbook on the subject. Computer skills, in particular, seem pretty hard to come by and are required to level your Command Center to level 3. You’ll find the textbooks lying around quite a bit as you’re scavenging, though, so whenever you can, get yourself a survivor with a free skill slot. It’ll save you a lot of time and effort recruiting someone with the specific skill you need further down the line.