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Dead Island 2 Crafting Guide: How To Upgrade Weapons

Learn how to customize and upgrade your weapons to survive the zombie apocalypse in Dead Island 2 with our crafting guide.
Dead Island 2 Crafting Guide: How To Upgrade Weapons

Are you ready to bash in some zombie brains in Dead Island 2? If so, you best be prepared with the right weapons for the job. That being said, crafting and upgrading weapons in Dead Island 2 is important, being the difference between you surviving or being fresh meat in the post-apocalyptic world of HELL-A. But don't worry -- we've got you covered.

This guide will teach you how to craft in Dead Island 2, upgrading your weapons to be powerful and effective against the undead. From finding the necessary materials to unlocking the right blueprints, we'll explain everything you need to know to improve your zombie-killing power. So what are you waiting for? Here's what you need to know about Dead Island 2 crafting!

How To Craft In Dead Island 2


Before you can begin crafting, you'll first need to unlock the Workbench in Dead Island 2. This becomes accessible after completing the main story quest: "Bel-Air Brawl," which sees you defend Emma Jaunt's house from an onslaught of zombies. Once this mission is complete, you'll gain access to Carlos (trader) and the Workbench, through which you can craft and upgrade weapons and consumables at various sites in HELL-A, including in safe houses and other locations.

However, before you can craft items in Dead Island 2, you must first obtain the necessary blueprints and materials. Blueprints can be found throughout the game, often as rewards for completing quests or missions. You can refer to our dedicated guides detailing the locations of weapon, mod, and consumable blueprints. Once a blueprint is obtained, you must gather the required materials. These materials can also be found by scavenging through the game world or purchasing them from traders.

How To Customize & Upgrade Weapons In Dead Island 2

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The Workbench offers a range of options for upgrading, repairing, or customizing weapons in Dead Island 2. For example, you can repair broken weapons in the "Weapons" tab of the Workbench by clicking and holding on the item. But that's not all. You can also upgrade weapons by equipping mods, perks, and fixed perks (for a cost) through the weapon upgrade menu. Although, it's worth noting you will require the blueprint and materials for them.

Some cool mods you can equip include the Electrocutor mod, which deals shock damage to zombies, or the Cremator mod to inflict fire damage. Further to this, it's also possible to "Level Match" weapons, which upgrades the weapon level to match your character level. However, be warned that this process is expensive and should be reserved for the end stages of the game. Finally, if you feel you can do without a particular weapon (or have duplicates), you can always trash them.

And that's everything you need to know about crafting in Dead Island 2. But why stop there? While you're here, you might like to read our guide detailing the best Slayer in the game. Or perhaps you want to know how to claim Dead Island 2 Twitch Drops rewards? Whatever you might be looking for, rest assured we've got you covered.