After surviving the Living Dead against all odds, the characters have finally found a place of good people, food, and supplies, at the community of Hirshbeck Estates.
Given temporary housing at the nearby abandoned Snyder Farm, the characters have slowly started to gain the trust of the community's residents. They accompanied Michael Rhodes in a hunting expedition, and defended the town against both the Living Dead and a group of raiders. After bearing witness to the tragic death of two-year-old Brian Cardile at the hands of his Living Dead father, the characters met with community leaders concerning the advancement of a massive horde of Living Dead- hundreds of the creatures that would arrive at the community within two days.
But even as the characters struggle to evacuate before the Living Dead arrive, their own problems rise to the surface when Jeff and the children disappear!