Dead Island – Riptide Cheats
Dead Island – Riptide
Submitted by: David K.
Duplicating items and weapons:
Reach a checkpoint, then drop the items you want to duplicate onto the ground near where the
checkpoint was triggered. Next, die nearby. After dying, you will see a respawn counter. Load
the checkpoint before the counter finishes. You will reappear at the checkpoint. The items
dropped at the checkpoint will be there on the ground, and those items will also be in your
inventory. Pick up the duplicated items, and repeat the process as many times as desired.
Equip the weapon you want to duplicate from your inventory, then hold [Aim], and press [Throw]
to throw the weapon. When the weapon is in mid-air, immediately enter the inventory screen.
Unequipped the weapon you threw, exit the inventory screen, and pick up the weapon you threw.
Go back into your inventory to see the weapon has been duplicated. Repeat this process as many
times as desired.
Infinite money and experience:
You can sell blades to Miya for easy money and XP. Blades can be found, or purchased for $300
to $400 each. You can resell them to Miya for $1,200+ and 1,600+ XP per blade. To purchase blades,
you must find a vendor that has blades in their inventory. Once you do find a vendor with blades
in their inventory, buy as many as possible. If you run out of money, you can farm money by fast
traveling to Henderson Ferry Station. At Henderson Ferry Station, there will be four lockers that
always contain money. The amount of money in each locker ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. Collect
the money, then fast travel to any location and back to Henderson Ferry Station for the money to
respawn. However, do not farm money for too long because the vendor’s inventory changes regularly.
To farm blades, go to Marik’s Marina. When you spawn, go left, and you will see large compound.
Go to the back of the compound. Use the ladder, then go across the roof and into the fenced area.
Kill all the zombies, then go into the house, and there will be three blades inside. After
collecting the blades, fast travel to a different location and back or go to a Dead Zone for the
blades to respawn. Once you have the desired number of blades, go to Miya. She can be found in
the Flooded Jungle area of the map in the Mataka Village location. When you spawn in Mataka Village,
obtain the closest boat, and go northwest of Tuluga Cave to find Miya. Successfully complete her
mission to be able to turn in blades for money and XP. Repeat this process as many times as desired.
Infinite LAW rocket launcher ammo:
Proceed through the main story missions until you have access to Henderson Ferry Station. Then,
fast travel to Henderson Ferry Station. When you spawn, go southwest until you reach the quarantine
area. Go up the stairs, and you will see a wooden sniper nest in the corner. Go up the ladder and
onto the platform. Take a few steps back, then run and jump over the barbed wire fence on the left
to reach the quarantine zone. There will be a lot of zombies you must first kill. Once they are
all dead, go straight, and turn left. There is a LAW rocket launcher and some ammo for it on the
second shelf on the left. The rocket launcher is a very powerful weapon that inflicts a lot of
damage. There is also shotgun, rifle, and handgun ammo on the nearby shelves. To leave the quarantine
zone, you must die or restart the last checkpoint. If you restart the last checkpoint and it spawns
you back in the quarantine zone, reset the game. When you start the game again, you should be out of
the quarantine zone and still have the rocket launcher. Once you are out of the quarantine zone,
fast travel to any location to make the rocket launcher respawn. Repeat this process as many times
as desired. Note: Make a backup of your saved game file before attempting this trick, just in case
you get stuck in the quarantine zone.
Infinite shotgun ammo:
Proceed through the main story missions until you have access to Palanai Military Outpost in
Henderson. Enter the military base, and go to the fast travel map. There is a shotgun and two
boxes of ammo on the table next to the tent with the fast travel map on it. Grab the shotgun
and ammo, then enter the fast travel map, and fast travel to any location. Once you spawn in
the new location, enter the fast travel map, and go back to Palanai Military Outpost.
The shotgun and ammo will have respawned. Repeat this process as many times as desired.
Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding achievement. To
view your achievements and stats in Steam, select “Community”, then “My
profile”, then “View all my games”, then the game and view stats.
Achievement How to unlock
Achiever – Finish all quests in the game.
Mystery solved – Find all the secret files.
Obtain level 50 – Obtain level 50.
Obtain level 70 – Obtain level 70.
Siege Hammer – Install a total of 5 barricades during hub defense.
Dream Team – Complete all the main quests cooperatively with any
number of partners.
The Collector – Find 50% of collectibles.
The Hoarder – Find all collectibles.
Twins – Kill the Twins.
News junkie – Find all the volunteer’s voice recordings.
At Your Service – Rescue 20 NPCs that have been grabbed by monsters.
Hurler – Kill 100 monsters with thrown melee weapons.
BrainLess – Kill 50 monsters by smashing, decapitating or shooting
them in the head.
Bully – Kill 100 monsters with a kick.
Jetboat – Kill 100 monsters using the boat’s speed boost.
Juggernaut – Kill 100 enemies using charge attacks.
It’s an Order – Mark 100 opponents which were then killed by your co-op
Easy “Twins” achievement or trophy:
There are twin zombies at the Pinai Ferry Station that must be killed. The first twin can
be found at the beach to the north of the ferry station. It will appear from the lifeguard’s
shack on the beach. After killing it, go to the billboard with the pick-up truck on top of
it at south section of the ferry station. Go to the back of the billboard and climb up the
ladder. You can collect sniper rifle and bait from the truck. While up there, look toward
the ocean and notice that the building to the left is open. Throw the bait near the doors
to draw out the other twin.
You can obtain the chainsaw at the beginning of the game. Go to the abandoned movie set.
Once inside the movie set, go left and down the narrow hallway. Proceed through the door
and into the back area where there is a table. Look to the left of the table to find a
chainsaw. When your chainsaw runs out of fuel, go back to the movie set to get another
chainsaw. It will respawn every time you enter the movie set.
Borderlands Easter Egg:
Go north of Halai Village to find a small hut. Go to the back of the hut, in the water,
to find a vent leading to a secret Dead Zone. Enter the Dead Zone, and open the toolbox
inside. A zombie midget named Toolbox Midget will then appear. Kill him to get a legendary
golf club. The Toolbox Midget is a reference to the Borderlands series, as midgets
occasionally appear when opening boxes and chests in the game.
Easy Cash and XP:
At various points throughout the campaign, you can buy items cheaply and sell them for
substantial profit and experience. An example of this technique can be found in Henderson,
where a doctor sells medical supplies. Once you have the option to purchase bleach, make
sure that you buy as much of it as you can afford. To the southeast, you’ll find the
makeshift hospital, where you rescue Nina. After doing so, head back to the hospital,
where she will offer an ongoing quest. The bleach that you previously bought for $168
can now be turned in for around $1200-$2100, with an accompanying reward.
Duplicate Melee Weapons:
To duplicate a melee weapon, start by equipping it from your inventory. Throw the weapon
and while it is still in the air, quickly press the appropriate button to access your
inventory. Unequip the weapon that you just tossed, then exit out of your inventory. Now
you can pick up the weapon and your inventory will show that you now have two of that
weapon. This is a great way to earn money quickly, by selling duplicated equipment.
Carry Additional Weapons:
When you are playing as John Morgan, enter rage mode. John will pull out a staff, which
is separate from his standard inventory. If your inventory is full at that point and
another weapon pickup is nearby, you can quickly select that other weapon to replace the
baton that John is carrying. That will add an additional weapon to your inventory, so
that you are now carrying more than the usual maximum of 18 weapons. You can continue
to expand your inventory in this manner, by activating rage mode and swapping out the
baton for addition items as your inventory swells.
Keep Equipment From the Prologue:
As the desired character, progress through the prologue until you are about to enter the bridge
area. Now quit the game and have a friend set up a multi-player session, ideally near Paradise
or Halai. Enter that game and choose the same character as you had been using to play through
the prologue. Find Henry Boyle and transfer all equipment and weapons, except for a couple that
you don’t care much about. Quit the game and then resume your efforts in the prologue. Finish
that segment and start working through the first chapter. When you reach the Paradise area,
look up Henry Boyle again. You can reclaim your belongings that you had in the prologue.