Here are some things that new players of Dead Island 2 should keep in mind.
Dead Island 2 has been a long time coming, but after nine long years, it is finally here. In the end, the story has nothing to do with what happened in the earlier games. There are, however, some callbacks and characters that show up as mentions, like Sam B., who was once a playable character.
There are six other playable players instead: Jacob, Bruno, Ryan, Carla, Dani, and Amy. They are all trying to get away from L.A., but their plane gets shot down right after takeoff. Now, players must try to stay alive on the streets of L.A., which are full of zombies, with the help of a famous actor. So, that’s the main plot of Dead Island 2. Let’s move on to some tips.
Checkpoints And Difficulty
The game doesn’t have different levels of difficulty, so those who don’t want a hard action RPG might want to stay away. There are things, like online co-op play, that can help players get used to the game.
Online, players can meet up with two friends. The better their team is, the more players they have. Also, the checkpoint method is fair because players won’t lose much progress no matter where they fall. There will also be no loss of money or experience points.
Play The Story
Getting a co-op group together isn’t the only way to get better at the game. Just by completing the story tasks, you can get access to a whole bunch of weapons and upgrades that will make your characters stronger. In time, players will learn how to change their weapons and get more skill spots and skill cards.
Along with the Super Saiyan-like Fury Mode transformation, guns will change the whole course of the game. Side quests can help players get more experience points and rare gear, but it might be best to stick to the main story tasks until the Fury Mode power is unlocked.
Modding And Skills
A big part of the sequel, like the first Dead Island games, is that players can change their guns. Things like knives and swords can have electricity or fire added to them. These parts will have effects on zombies, and they will also make the weapon do more damage generally.
As the game goes on and as players level up, they will be able to get more skill cards. It’s best to try out all of the mods and skill cards to see which ones work best with your style of play.
Always Buy Fuses
The fuses in Dead Island 2 are like the golden keys to the world. Almost every house or building will have at least one open breaker box. By putting a fuse in, you can get into a secret area with rare gear and materials, which is unusual for an action RPG.
People who sell them, like Carlos, who lives at Emma’s house, will do so. His supply won’t last forever, but it will grow over time. All of the other shops in the game are the same. So, when fuses are available, buy as many as you can because it will be worth the money.
Beware Of Skulls
Some enemy zombies will have a skull instead of a level next to their life bars. Most of the time, this means that the person is in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s a way to show that enemies and players are on very different levels. In these situations, it’s fine to run, and that’s a good rule of thumb, in general.
Even if the zombies are on the player’s level, there may be too many of them. So, use the open-world gameplay and run as fast as you can.
Using The Environment
When weapons hit rotting skin over and over again, they will break. Even though these guns don’t break as often as those in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players should still stock up. There are other ways to kill enemies with the surroundings, which is good news.
For example, if there is a loose electrical wire, players can pour water on it and the lightning will spread. You can also weaken zombies by dousing them with water, so try different things.
The fast travel method is one of the most important parts of an open-world game. At first, it might not look like Dead Island 2 has one, but it does. There are maps in safe rooms and houses, like Emma’s. Players can look at these maps, pick a place to fast travel to, and that’s it.
Players should use this mechanic to finish side quests because they don’t need any extra things to do it. It’s a part of the game that should be more obvious, and maybe it will be with a patch someday.
In a game with no difficulty levels and zombies everywhere, wearing headphones is the best thing players can do to stay living longer. It will be like an alarm system if you can hear where the zombies are coming from. Also, NPCs will sometimes try to get players to start a side quest by calling them.
There are many reasons to wear headphones besides making the zombie horror encounter feel more real. If players want to get more into Backrooms game, they should also think about turning off the HUD.
On April 21, 2023, Dead Island 2 comes out for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.