Dead Island 2 Achievements Revealed Ahead of Launch

Dead Island 2 is ten years in the making, but it’s almost here. It was a decade ago that the first trailer for Dead Island 2 dropped, but owing to some development woes, the project was passed from pillar to post for the longest time. Now, the launch of the follow-up title is just days away, and a full list of the Dead Island 2 achievements has dropped online.

For completionists, there’s nothing more important than finding out every challenge, goal, and achievement or trophy-based target in a new game. There are some sizeable challenges in store with Dead Island 2, but fortunately, every single achievement on the list is seriously doable.

Slay Zombies, Unlock Dead Island 2 Trophies

There’s a mixed bag of achievements coming with Dead Island 2 when the game launches on April 21st, but they all look like great fun to chase (from

  • Making Your Mark – Complete 10 non-story quests
  • Ooh, Shiny! – Find your first Legendary Weapon
  • Zombologist – Unlock every zombie type in the Zompedia
  • Stacking the Deck – Collect 30 skill cards
  • Anger Management – Slay 50 zombies with fury attacks
  • This Is My Weapon – Fully upgrade a Superior weapon and customise it with a mod or perk in every slot
  • Hazardous Materials – Slay 100 zombies using caustic, fire, or shock damage
  • Break a Leg – Main 100 limbs
  • Slayer Squad –  Complete any five quests in co-op
  • I Am the Resurrection – Revive other Slayers five times
  • Coup de Grace – Slay 25 zombies using finishing moves
  • Perks of the Job – Complete five blueprint challenges
  • Donk! – Throw a melee weapon and hit a zombie 35+ metres away
  • Apex Predator – Knock down 10 Apex Variants
  • I Got a Zombie Army and You Can’t Harm Me – Perform 25 perfect defensive moves
  • Rising Star – Complete 20 non-story quests
  • On Safari – Complete the first tier of every Zombie Challenge
  • Variety is the Spice of Death – Complete the first tier of every Weapon Challenge
  • Zombicidal Maniac – Complete the first tier of every Combat Challenge
  • Survival Skills – Complete the first tier of every Survivor Challenge
  • Smorgasbord – Complete the first tier of every Exploration Challenge
  • Sharpest Tool in the Box – Complete five Lost & Found weapon quests
  • Sole Survivor – Complete all Lost & Found Missing Person quests
  • Jumbo Keyring – Unlock 10 lockboxes
  • Bookworm – Collect 20 journals
  • LA Influential – Complete 40 non-story quests
  • Max Headroom – Reach level 30

If there are any Dead Island 2 achievements or trophies that may irritate completionists, it’s the cooperative-based ones. Not everyone wants to play the game with other slayers, so that could be a blocker to landing 100% completion or securing the Platinum for Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 launches on April 21st, following a bizarre set of circumstances whereupon the game was brought forward by one week rather than being delayed, which is the norm these days.

From the Writer:

I’m super excited for Dead Island 2 – I got to play a lengthy demo at WASD in London on the 31st of March, and it plays so well, it’s unreal. It’s slower-paced than some modern zombie-slaying titles, like Dying Light 2, but combat is dramatically satisfying, it’s really pleasing on the eye, and there’s more humour weaved into the game than you can shake a stick at. I was also happy to learn it’s instantly recognisable as a Dead Island game.

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