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Wondering how to get guns in Dead Island 2? While there’s a visceral pleasure to clobbering zombies with maces and cleaving off limbs with electricity-infused cleavers, nothing quite beats a high-powered gun stocked with a full magazine to fell the advancing horde. And, Dead Island 2 delivers in that respect with a stacked arsenal of guns from rapid-fire assault rifles to high-damage tactical pistols.
If you’ve already sunk a few hours into Dead Island 2, but haven’t picked up any weapons yet, we’ll explain exactly how to get your hands on some Dead Island 2 guns. To get your slayer in tip-top fighting shape, we also recommend checking out our guide to the best Dead Island 2 skills and our explainer on Dead Island 2 fast travel to make getting around Hell-a a little easier.
Dead Island 2 guns explained
You unlock Dead Island 2 guns when you meet up with Sam B at Nikki Glutte’s mansion in Beverly Hills as part of the Justifiable Zombiecide main story quest. At the mansion, you’ll link up with Sam, who has tracked down a stash of guns. The quest has you mowing through a small horde of zombies, including your first Screamer, before entering a safe room at the back of the mansion to chat with Sam. He’ll hand over a high-powered rifle for you to snipe zombies from the second floor of the mansion. This is number 10 in the Dead Island 2 quests list, so you have a fair few hours to play before you reach this point.
From that point on, you’ll find guns readily around Hell-A: behind locked doors, as rewards for completing side quests, and you can also buy them for a hefty price tag at traders located in safe houses throughout Hell-A, including the Blue Crab Grill in Venice Beach.
Here’s a list of the types of Dead Island 2 guns we’ve found so far:
- Machine Pistol
- Assault Rifle
- Assault Shotgun
- Sporting Rifle
- Nail Gun
Where do you get guns in Dead Island 2?
In Dead Island 2, you’ll unlock guns during the Justifiable Zombiecide main story quest. After that point, you can buy guns at traders throughout Hell-A, pick them as loot for killing Apex variety zombies, and as loot in areas blocked off by faulty fuse boxes and maglocks.
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