Dead Island 2 characters - All zombie slayers

Dead Island 2 Dani holding weapon
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Dead Island 2 Dani holding weapon
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 20, 2023: Dead Island 2 finally launches tomorrow. We have checked over our information to make sure we are up-to-date.

Before dropping into Hell-A, you'll have a chance to meet the Dead Island 2 characters. The excitement surrounding Deep Silver's latest zombie slaying extravaganza is starting to build and information on the playable characters continues to appear.

Dead Island 2 will feature a total of six Slayers you can choose to fight off hordes of undead opposition. Each one has a range of different characteristics that determine your style of play.

But, before we take a closer look at the Dead Island 2 characters, take a look at our other guides showcasing the system requirements needed to run the game smoothly and whether the game is cross-platform.

Dead Island 2 characters list

Here's a complete list of playable Dead Island 2 characters confirmed so far:

  • Bruno
  • Jacob
  • Dani
  • Ryan
  • Amy
  • Carla

Before you jump into the action, we recommend taking a closer look at our overviews of each character and how their attributes affect gameplay.

Dead Island 2 Bruno holding gun
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Up first is Bruno, a smooth-talking LA native known for his thieving antics. Despite this, he's an extremely versatile character capable of embracing any challenge head-on.

Bruno comes with two innate skills designed to give you an advantage against the undead:

  • Backstab
  • Rapid Reprisal
Dead Island 2 Carla holding axe
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Carla, a motorbike racer, has taken a liking to slaying any zombies that get too close for comfort. With a thirst for adrenaline-fuelled activities, you'll feel right at home if you're after a character that loves getting stuck into the action. Here are her two innate skills:

  • Mosh Pit
  • Dig Deep
Dead Island 2 Dani holding SMG
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After moving to LA from Boston, Dani quickly slotted into the city's alternative scenes before joining a roller derby team for a taste of competition. With agility on her side, we expect her to be great at ducking and diving out of the way of any incoming attacks. Here are her abilities:

  • Bloodlust
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  • Thunderous
Dead Island 2 Jacob holding rifle
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Jacob first appeared during the Dead Island 2 Gamescom trailer. A former stuntman from London is always looking to gain the upper hand over the undead and while you're slicing and dicing, you might hear him quote some classic Shakespeare. Here's his innate skills:

  • Feral
  • Critical Gains
Dead Island 2 Amy blowing bubblegum
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Amy watched the zombies take over LA while she was growing up. As a former athlete, her high agility and competitive nature is bound to help you on your way to finding safety. Here's a closer look at her skills:

  • Relief Pitcher
  • Divide and Conquer
Dead Island 2 Ryan holding sledgehammer
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Last and by no means least is Ryan, a male stripper looking to reunite with his brother to guarantee his safety. When he's not performing, his dry sarcasm adds a bit of humour to lighten the tone when slaying zombies stopping him from returning to his missing sibling.

Here are Ryan's skills:

  • Retaliation
  • Seesaw

There you have it, that's everything there is to know about the Dead Island 2 characters. Once the game is out, we'll update the guide with additional information on each character's skills and how they can give you the advantage.

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