Dead Island screenshot
Dead Island screenshot

New patches for zombie hit Dead Island will be released for PlayStation 3 at midnight tonight and at noon tomorrow for Xbox 360, Deep Silver has announced.

The patches contain several gameplay and interface improvements as well as some additions like new blueprints for weapon mods and a level cap raise to 60.

Gameplay improvements

  • Level cap raised to 60
  • New blueprints for weapon mods added
  • Infected damage reduced
  • Infected no longer interrupt player attacks

  • A series of improvements to subsequent playthroughs implemented
    • quest XP rewards adjusted
    • XP rewards for challenges adjusted
    • in subsequent playthroughs XP is awarded for all quests completed in co-op
    • Purna’s ammo carrying capacity increased by 50%
    • Character state from a save game can now be loaded when using the Start from Chapter option

  • New balancing option added
    • Enemy levels can now be adjusted independently for each co-op player
    • Players respawn with more health
    • Picklock skill level required to open a lock is now clearly indicated
    • Improved rewards in weapon crates
    • All weapon crates now contain rewards
    • Kick ability balanced, now requires stamina
    • Items can now be picked up instantly; this is reflected in adjusted animations

Fixes and interface improvements

  • Fix: players are no longer left without a weapon after dropping the equipped item and healing with a medkit.
  • Fix: equipped items no longer swap mysteriously after drinking an energy drink
  • Tweak: healing with medkits from inventory works better, makes smarter choices of medkits
  • Fix: loot from dead enemies is now always identical for all co-op players
  • Fix: Purna no longer finishes her Fury with fists equipped
  • Fix: map tracking after death
  • Fix: zone info in the quarantine zone (City of Moresby)
  • Tweak: respawn point selection is now smarter


  • Improved stability and network performance in co-op
  • Quest and reward fixes implemented

For more on Dead Island check out our Dead Island review.

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User Comments

tvr77's Avatar


what about the corrupt game saves, and missing items/lplayer level lowers when re loading, i was on level 33 20+ hours gameplay and i lost the lot yesterday with a corrupt save, so so p***** its put me off playing the dam thing every again
Posted 21:28 on 08 November 2011
guyderman's Avatar

guyderman@ Clockpunk

ASDA are selling it for £25 at the moment mate!
Posted 21:15 on 08 November 2011
Clockpunk's Avatar


New blueprints... that's good. I always hoped they would add more combo cards into Dead Rising 2, but alas...

Still want to pick this title up, but in the shops, new, it is still around the £42 mark! Ridiculous!
Posted 18:38 on 08 November 2011
CharleSkecth's Avatar


It's an OK rent for me. It gives you the chance to check out the gameplay, the setting, and the tiresome quests; it can be fun at times if you're with a friend. Maybe these updates will give it a bit of a boost?
Posted 18:08 on 08 November 2011
draytone's Avatar


Is it not any good? I was thinking about renting it.
Posted 17:44 on 08 November 2011
CharleSkecth's Avatar


What about when you grab a bottle of alcohol and it equips as a weapon? So many times I was caught collecting the stuff when a zombie came in, and the first thing I did to defend myself was gulp the whole bottle. I won't be able to kick my way into safety now.

This game would have been much, much better if it had spend a few more months with the devs.
Posted 17:29 on 08 November 2011

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 09/09/2011
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Deep Silver
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-4
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 10,135 6550
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