All Dead Island 2 challenges, objectives, and requirements

Dead Island 2 player holding submachine gun on Santa Monica beach
Credit: Dambuster Studios


Dead Island 2 player holding submachine gun on Santa Monica beach
Credit: Dambuster Studios
September 14, 2023: Dead Island 2 contains a huge range of challenges to complete. Check out our guide for a full challenge list and all of their requirements.

Completing Dead Island 2 challenges is a surefire way of earning tens of thousands of XP which is great news if you're looking to level up fast on the streets of Hell A. The long-awaited sequel to 2011's Dead Island is finally here and alongside the main Dead Island 2 storyline, there's a huge variety of objectives to complete.

With numerous categories containing all kinds of criteria, it can be tricky to meet the requirements in order to unlock the next tier or finish the latest zombie-slaying task.

But, before we take a closer look at the Dead Island 2 challenges, be sure to check out our other guides showcasing all of the zombie types you'll encounter and everything there is to know about the game length.

How many challenges are in Dead Island 2?

There are a total of 84 Dead Island 2 challenges to complete whenever you like which is ideal if you've managed to complete the game and are looking for something else to do.

By completing the objectives, you can get your hands on some powerful weapon mods, cash, and more.

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Dead Island 2 challenges list

All of the challenges are split into six categories depending on their requirements. Here's a closer look at each category and all of the challenges within them.

Blueprint challenges

By completing the Blueprint challenges, you can unlock some of the very best Autophage perks in the entire game. Autophage enables you to deal huge damage against targets in addition to inflicting status effects that you can use to great effect.

Challenge
Requirement
Contagious
Hit zombies with heavy attacks
Infectious
Inflict the Bleeding effect on zombies
Infernal Combustion
Inflict the Ignited effect on zombies
Leechblade
Kill zombies with melee weapons
Shockwave
Knock down zombies
Static Charge
Inflict the Electrified effect on zombies
Vampire
Collect zombie parts

Combat challenges

This particular category involves you mastering combat mechanics to eliminate the undead in a variety of ways. Ranging from using environmental hazards to scoring headshots, there are plenty of objectives you need to complete.

Challenge
Requirement
Serial Killer
Complete combat challenges
Blood Will Have Blood
Kill zombies with bleed damage
Broken Bodies
Maim zombie limbs
Cooling Off
Make zombies soggy
Dangerous DNA
Kill zombies while at the highest Autophage tier
Dinnertime's Over
Kill 5 Butchers while they feed
Dissolving Problems
Kill zombies using caustic damage
Electrifying Personality
Kill zombies using shock damage
Ferocious Firestarter
Kill zombies using fire damage
Finish Them
Kill zombies using finishing moves
Furious Fighter
Kill zombies using Fury
Hazards Pay
Kill zombies with environmental hazards
Headshot Aficionado
Kill zombies with blows to the head
Hey, Catch!
Slay zombies with explosive zombies
Impressive Aim
Throw a melee weapon and hit a zombie 35+ metres away
Live Long and Prosper
Kill zombies without dying
Mostly Armless
Maim Crusher arms
Ninja
Kill 3 zombies with one Shiruken throw
No Time To Grow
Kill Mutators before they mutate
Perfection
Perform perfect defence moves
Pushovers
Knock down zombies
Shut Up
Interrupt Screamers while they're screaming
Speed Freak
Score multikills
Splash Zone
Kill Slobber zombies
Trick Kick
Knock down 3 zombies with a jump kick
Zombie Space Program
Launch zombies

Exploration challenges

To complete this set of challenges, you'll need to familiarise yourself with the entirety of Hell-A as well as complete a few side quests.

Challenge
Requirement
Well-Travelled
Complete exploration challenges
Private Eye
Complete Lost and Found missing person quests
Road Trip
Travel to every Zone
Safe Cracker
Unlock lockboxes
The Heart of the Cards
Collect Skill Cards
Well-Read
Complete Journal collections
Zombie Pirate
Complete Lost and Found weapon quests

Survivor challenges

As the title suggests, this challenge category is all about surviving by using resources to craft more powerful weaponry.

Challenge
Requirement
Survival Skills
Complete survival challenges
Hollywood Rich List
Earn $1m in cash
Mod Maker
Fabricate mods
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Scrap weapons for parts
Repo Man
Collect zombie parts
Resourceful
Collect parts used in fabrication
Revival Act
Revive slayers
Scavenger
Loot containers
Staying Alive
Use med kits
The Perks of being a Zombie slayer
Fabricate perks

Weapon challenges

Weapon challenges involve utilising the entire arsenal. Whether it's melee weapons or guns, you're going to need to use all of them to complete the objectives.

Challenge
Requirements
Weapons Expert
Complete weapon challenges
Batter Up!
Kill zombies using curveballs
Crack Shot
Kill zombies using rifles
Gunslinger
Kill zombies using handguns
Legendary
Find a legendary weapon
Shotgun Shogun
Kill zombies using shotguns
Slice and Dice
Kill zombies using Maiming weapons
Surgeon General
Kill zombies using Headhunter weapons
Swing Away
Kill zombies using Bulldozer weapons
Think Fast
Kill zombies using Frenzy weapons

Zombie challenges

This set of objectives involves eliminating plenty of undead opposition using a variety of techniques. Make sure you've got a selection of weaponry equipped with different mods in order to complete them as fast as possible.

Challenge
Requirements
Zombie Hunter
Complete zombie challenges
A New PB
Slay runners
Backdraft
Slay firefighter zombies
Boom and Doom
Slay explosive zombies
Burst at the Seems
Slay burster zombies
Butcher Butcher
Slay butcher zombies
Change is Constant
Slay mutator zombies
Cleaning House
Slay zombies
Crust of the Crop
Slay shambler zombies
Feeling the Burn
Slay inferno crushers
Gastric Bypass
Slay slobber zombies
Heartburn Relief
Slay firestorm slobbers
Leech Removal
Slay putrefied slobbers
Not the Bees!!
Slay insect swarm walkers
Punching Up
Slay crushers
Quiet in the Neighborhood
Slay screamers
Sharp-Witted
Slay spiky zombies
Shockingly Loud
Slay voltaic screamers
Smells Like BBQ
Slay burning zombies
Those Who Melt It
Slay caustic-x walkers or putrefied slobbers
Top Zompedia Contributor
Fully update Zompedia entries
Turtle Soup
Slay riot gear walkers
Walk on By
Slay walkers
Zap, Crackle, and Pop
Slay shocking zombies

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Dead Island 2 challenges. For more, check out our guides showcasing how to make money fast and how to beat Crusher zombies with ease.

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