Dead Island 2 zombies list and types – all Common and Apex variants

Dead Island 2 zombies list and types – all Common and Apex variants
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Looking for a complete Dead Island 2 zombies list? The Hell-A undead romp features a stacked cast of flesh-eaters for you to cleave and gun your way through as you try to make it out of apocalypse in one piece. 

As you make your way through the game and encounter each of the Dead Island 2 zombies, they are added to Zompedia, an encyclopaedia detailing their characteristics, lethality, and more. In this guide, we’ve pulled together a complete list of all Dead Island 2 zombies, including Common and Apex types. If you want to know the best way to take them on, be sure to check out our guide to the best Dead Island 2 skills and how to get guns in Dead Island 2.

Here is the complete list of all Dead Island 2 zombies:

Common Dead Island 2 zombies

Dead Island 2 zombies - Hazmar Runners in Zompedia.

Common zombies are fairly straightforward to kill, but some will have a trick up their sleeve, such as immunity to fire damage or a swarm of bees following them around. Most are one of three varieties – shamblers, walkers, and runners – but break down in sub-types distinguishable by the status effect they apply such a electricity, caustic, and fire.

  • Shamblers
  • Walkers
  • Runners
  • Burning walkers
  • Burning runners
  • Shocking walkers
  • Shocking runners
  • Spiky walkers
  • Spiky runners
  • Riot gear walkers
  • Insect swarm walkers
  • Caustic-X walkers
  • Hydration walkers
  • Incendiary walkers
  • Grenadier walkers
  • Hazmat runners
  • Hazmat walkers
  • Firefighter runners
  • Firefighter walkers
  • Eat couriers

Apex Dead Island 2 zombies

Apex variants in Dead Island 2 are essentially mini-bosses with a lot of health, and you can run into multiple at once if you’re especially unlucky. Aside from chunky health bars, they also tend to have a special ability, such as Butchers, zombies that regenerate health by feasting on nearby corpses.

  • Crushers
  • Inferno crushers
  • Bursters
  • Slobbers
  • Putrefied slobbers
  • Firestorm slobbers
  • Screamers
  • Voltaic screamers
  • Butchers
  • Vicious butchers
  • Mutators 

If you’re after more lists, check out our Dead Island 2 quests list. Otherwise, learn how to open maglocks in Dead Island 2, how to save in Dead Island 2, and read up on our Dead Island 2 fast travel explainer to get around Hell-A quicker.