How to defeat Crusher zombies in Dead Island 2

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Dead Island 2 Crusher zombie swinging arm
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 21, 2023: Struggling to disarm Crushers in Dead Island 2? Find out how to defeat them quickly in our guide.

During your time in Hell-A, you'll want to know how to defeat Crusher zombies in Dead Island 2. Dambuster Studios' sequel to the popular zombie title has a variety of undead opponents to conquer and as you work through the Dead Island 2 story, there are several different ways to overcome any sticky situations.

Crushers are significantly taller than the usual walkers you'll find when exploring the area and come with a pair of huge arms capable of dealing plenty of damage that guarantee to send you back to the last checkpoint if you're not careful.

Before we take a closer look at how to defeat Crushers, check out our other Dead Island 2 guides revealing the system requirements and a closer look at the Steam release date.

How to beat Crushers in Dead Island 2

After encountering numerous Crushers during the first few missions, there are a few ways to take them down once and for all but the most effective way is arguably the most simple. In addition to the lethal punches, Crushers utilise their arms to perform a ground pound which knocks you off your feet leaving you vulnerable to attack.

To stop them as fast as possible, attack the arms with whatever weaponry you have. If you're armed with a melee weapon, slice and dice as fast as possible but remember to dodge out of the way when you see the Crusher prepare for an assault.

Alongside dealing as much damage as possible to lower the health bar, keep an eye on your surroundings for additional opportunities to deal extra damage. Loose electrical wires or exploding barrels are great for making an additional impact so bear that in mind when taking on a Crusher.

Dead Island 2 Crusher zombie rewards


Once you've managed to defeat a Crusher, there are some occasions where the undead adversary drops some useful rewards for you to utilise in future battles. Sometimes, it's plenty of cash but on others, a weapon falls to the ground which is guaranteed to come in handy whether you need it for scrap or if you fancy applying a mod to create even more chaos.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about defeating Crushers in Dead Island 2. For more zombie-slaying intel, take a look at our guides showcasing the full mission list and the latest information on how to make money fast.

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