Dead Island 2 zombie types - All undead enemies

Dead Island 2 zombie in front of sword
Credit: Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 zombie in front of sword
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 21, 2023: There are plenty of different zombie types in Dead Island 2. Check out our guide for a full list of undead opponents.

During your stay in Hell-A, you'll come across a wide variety of Dead Island 2 zombie types attempting to eat your brains. Thankfully, there are plenty of weapons capable of slaying any undead opposition that get too close for comfort. Zombies in Dead Island 2 come in a variety of forms, some of which deal more damage than others.

Just like the selection of Dead Island 2 characters that are available, zombies have a range of characteristics that make them stand out and require a specific set of skills in order to defeat them as fast as possible.

Before we take a closer look at the Dead Island 2 zombie types, check out our guides containing intel on the system requirements and if the game features cross-platform capabilities.

All Dead Island 2 zombie types

Here's a full list of Dead Island 2 zombie types we know of so far:

  • Walker
  • Burning Walker
  • Shocking Walker
  • Spiky Walker
  • Riot Gear Walker
  • Insect Swarm Walker
  • Caustic-X Walker
  • Hydration Walker
  • Incendiary Walker
  • Grenadier Walker
  • Hazmat Walker
  • Firefighter Walker
  • Shambler
  • Runner
  • Burning Runner
  • Shocking Runner
  • Spiky Runner
  • Hazmat Runner
  • Firefighter Runner
  • Eat Couriers
  • Crusher
  • Inferno Crusher
  • Burster
  • Slobber
  • Putrefied Slobber
  • Firestorm Slobber
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  • Screamer
  • Voltaic Screamer
  • Butcher
  • Vicious Butcher
  • Mutator

The undead you come across are split into three categories, basic infected, Variants, and Apex.

Infected are the most common types of zombies you'll come across in Hell-A. Shamblers are the slowest moving making them rather straightforward to eliminate while Walkers move at a slightly faster speed. The fastest-moving zombies are the Runners and while you might struggle to land the first few hits, remember you can target their legs thanks to the FLESH system to stop their rapid movement.

The category above Infected is Variants. These zombie types are slightly stronger versions of the zombies in the Infected category. For example, a Grenade Walker is a standard walker armed with a grenade leading to an explosive result if you're not careful.

To make Runners even more lethal, Spiky Runners are covered with shards of glass, barbed wire, and other sharp implements allowing them to cause even more destruction when running in your direction. Lastly, Inferno Crushers are more than capable of ending your mission with a few swipes. In addition to their immense strength, they're also on fire meaning your fire mods have no affect.

Dead Island 2 zombie swinging at human with sledgehammer
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Sitting at the top of the zombie food chain is the Apex category containing the strongest of the undead that has everything they need to make your stay in Hell-A even worse. Screamers are arguably the most infuriating. Their ear-piercing screech alerts all nearby zombies to their location making any fight more challenging.

Alongside the Scremaers are Slobbers which launch sticky slime to block any potential escape routes to safety. If you're going to take on an Apex, make sure you're prepared with plenty of weaponry and med kits so you make it out alive.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Dead Island 2 zombie types. For more Dead Island 2, take a look at our guides showcasing how to level up fast and how to defeat Crusher zombies with ease.

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