Dead Island 2 - Blueprints

In Dead Island 2, there are 85 crafting blueprints to find and collect as you make your way through Hell-A. Some of them are hidden in the world, some can be purchased, and some can be earned as rewards for completing quests or challenges.

Blueprints are valuable, because they allow you to customize your weapons to add damage types or perks that will help you get through the game. Need a weapon that deals fire damage in order to complete a combat challenge? Well, it’s much easier to mod a weapon than to try to find one with that specific damage type in the world.

So I’m going to walk you through every blueprint in Dead Island 2, and explain where to find them all.

But before I do that…

A Note on Blueprint Challenges

There are seven Blueprint Challenges in the game, and each one unlocks a blueprint. These don’t seem to advance until you’ve unlocked the ability to collect zombie parts (which happens midway through the main story quest “The Giant-Slayer” in Venice Beach). Before that, you can see the challenges in your log, but they’ll all remain at 0, whether you complete the objectives or not.

Okay, so let’s go find some blueprints!

Weapon Mods

Uncommon Melee Liquidator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict CAUSTIC DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the MELTING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Scrap
  • 4 Fasteners
  • 2 Chemicals
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers

During the quest “Michael Anders and the Holy Grail,” you’ll encounter a zombie named Alesis Hernandez (this boss fight takes place under a giant mechanical spider in Monarch Studios; you really can’t miss it). Once you kill Alesis Hernandez, loot the body to pick up the Uncommon Melee Liquidator Mod.

Rare Melee Liquidator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict CAUSTIC DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the MELTING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 6 Fasteners
  • 4 Chemicals
  • 2 Synthetic Fibers

Complete the side quest “The Rav-Ages of Caustic X” to earn this blueprint. This quest becomes available once you complete “Michael Anders and the Holy Grail” and can be completed by returning to the ballroom of the Halperin Hotel and following Rav’s instructions.

Superior Melee Liquidator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict CAUSTIC DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the MELTING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 6 Chemicals
  • 5 Synthetic Fibers

This blueprint is a reward for completing the “Fool’s Gold” Lost & Found quest in Santa Monica. I’ve written a full guide to this quest, so check that out if you need more info.

Uncommon Ranged Liquidator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict CAUSTIC DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the MELTING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 1 Fasteners
  • 1 Chemicals
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers

During the main story quest “The Red Mist,” just as you’re about to leave Brentwood Sewer, there’s a crafting station that’s super easy to miss. Here’s where it is on the map:

Dead Island 2 - Brentwood Sewer

On the workbench is the Uncommon Ranged Liquidator Mod blueprint.

Rare Ranged Liquidator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict CAUSTIC DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the MELTING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Chemicals
  • 3 Synthetic Fibers

You can purchase this from W.O. Rodriguez, the trader in the lifeguard tower in Venice Beach. You will have to interact with her first to begin the side quest “Cremains of the Day,” though you don’t have to finish it. Once you talk to her once, you should have access to the shop.

Here’s the location of the lifeguard tower:

Dead Island 2 - Lifeguard Tower

The Rare Ranged Liquidator Mod blueprint can be purchased for $1,500.

Superior Ranged Liquidator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict CAUSTIC DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the MELTING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 12 Scrap
  • 5 Gunpowder
  • 4 Chemicals
  • 5 Synthetic Fibers

To get this blueprint, you need to have completed the “Boardwalking Dead” main story quest. Once you’ve done that, you can find a named zombie called Target Practice roaming around Beverly Hills. That zombie drops a key which opens a safe called Nikki’s Bounty Reward. In that safe is the blueprint (as well as the Extinction Event handgun).

Here’s a video that shows the exact process:

Uncommon Melee Puncturator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict BLEED DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the BLEEDING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Scrap
  • 4 Fasteners
  • 2 Wire
  • 1 Alloy

This one can be found in the garage outside of Roxeanne’s house during the story quest “O Michael, Where Art Thou?” You’ll need to go into the garage to get circuit breakers, so you really can’t miss this one.

Dead Island 2 - Uncommon Melee Puncturator Mod

Rare Melee Puncturator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict BLEED DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the BLEEDING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 6 Fasteners
  • 4 Wire
  • 3 Alloy

This can be found on the workbench in the Blue Crab in Venice Beach. You’ll need to enter this location to complete the main story quest “The Red Mist,” so you can’t miss it.

Dead Island 2 - Rare Melee Punctuator

Superior Melee Puncturator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict BLEED DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the BLEEDING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 6 Wire
  • 5 Alloy

This blueprint is a reward for completing the “Missing: Rainier” Lost & Found quest. This quest can be picked up on the notice board at the Serling Hotel in post-game.

Uncommon Ranged Puncturator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict BLEED DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the BLEEDING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 1 Gunpowder
  • 1 Wire
  • 1 Alloy

This is a reward for completing the main story quest “Justifiable Zombicide.”

Rare Ranged Puncturator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict BLEED DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the BLEEDING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Wire
  • 3 Alloy

You can buy this blueprint from the trader in the Serling Hotel, which is first accessible once you reach the main story quest “Plumbing the Depths” in the Ocean Avenue section of the game. It costs $1,500.

Superior Ranged Puncturator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict BLEED DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the BLEEDING effect.

Fabricate:

  • 12 Scrap
  • 5 Gunpowder
  • 4 Wire
  • 5 Alloy

This can be found in a safe in Hollywood Boulevard. First, you need to chase down the key. You’re looking for a zombie named Nick the Usher who roams the red carpet area.

Dead Island 2 - Nick the Usher

Once you kill him and take his key, you can unlock the Box Office Safe. Here’s the location of that safe:

Uncommon Melee Cremator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict FIRE DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the IGNITED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Scrap
  • 4 Fasteners
  • 2 Aerosol
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers

This one can be found on the workbench in Emma’s mansion once you return from the Halperin Hotel.

Rare Melee Cremator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict FIRE DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the IGNITED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 6 Fasteners
  • 4 Aerosol
  • 3 Synthetic Fibers

This is a reward for completing the main story quest “The Giant-Slayer” in Venice Beach.

Superior Melee Cremator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict FIRE DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the IGNITED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 6 Aerosol
  • 5 Synthetic Fibers

This one can be found in the Lifeguard Kit Box in the lifeguard tower in Santa Monica.

Dead Island 2 - Life guard Kit Box

This is located here on your map:

Dead Island 2 - Santa Monica Lifeguard Tower

However, before you open this box, you need to find the Lifeguard Kit Box Key. To acquire the key, you need to take out a zombie called the Beach Hunk.

Dead Island 2 - Beach Hunk

You can find this toasty, beefy dude right here:

Dead Island 2 - Beach Hunk

I believe it has to be nighttime for the Beach Hunk to appear, but I’m not certain of this.

Once you kill the Beach Hunk, grab the key and return to the lifeguard tower to collect your blueprint.

Uncommon Ranged Cremator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict FIRE DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the IGNITED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers
  • 1 Gunpowder
  • 1 Aerosol

This one is on a workbench right after the “red slurry” room in Brentwood Sewer. Entering this room for the first time completes the main story quest “The Heart of Darkness,” so you really can’t miss it.

Rare Ranged Cremator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict FIRE DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the IGNITED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Aerosol
  • 3 Synthetic Fibers

This is a reward for completing the side quest “Cremains of the Day.” The NPC who offers this quest is W.O. Rodriguez, who you’ll meet in the lifeguard tower in Venice Beach. Here’s where she can be found:

Dead Island 2 - Lifeguard Tower

Superior Ranged Cremator Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict FIRE DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the IGNITED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 12 Scrap
  • 5 Gunpowder
  • 4 Aerosol
  • 5 Synthetic Fibers

This blueprint is a reward for completing “The Art of War,” which is a post-game side quest.

Uncommon Melee Impactor Mod

Gives a minor PHYSICAL DAMAGE and FORCE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the TRAUMATIZED effect. Hitting a traumatized or vulnerable regular zombie sends it flying, damaging anything it hits.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Scrap
  • 4 Fasteners
  • 2 Metal Parts
  • 1 Alloy

This one can be found on the second floor of the Halperin Hotel. There’s a point in the story where you need to access an electrocuted elevator shaft. The power switch is in a room with a workbench, and the blueprints should be on the workbench when you arrive.

For more details, see video below.

Rare Melee Impactor Mod

Gives a moderate PHYSICAL DAMAGE and FORCE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the TRAUMATIZED effect. Hitting a traumatized or vulnerable regular zombie sends it flying, damaging anything it hits.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 6 Fasteners
  • 4 Metal Parts
  • 3 Alloy

This can be found sitting on the workbench in the lifeguard tower in Santa Monica. Here’s where it is on the map:

Dead Island 2 - Santa Monica Lifeguard Tower

Superior Melee Impactor Mod

Gives a major PHYSICAL DAMAGE and FORCE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the TRAUMATIZED effect. Hitting a traumatized or vulnerable regular zombie sends it flying, damaging anything it hits.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 6 Metal Parts
  • 5 Alloy

This blueprint can be found in a safe on the construction site in Beverly Hills. First, you’ll need to kill a zombie called the Site Forman. This is a Mutator who will be roaming around the site after you complete the main story quest “The Search for Truth.”

Dead Island 2 - The Site Foreman

The safe is on the second floor of the house that’s under construction. Here’s a video that shows the exact location:

Uncommon Ranged Impactor Mod

Gives a minor PHYSICAL DAMAGE and FORCE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the TRAUMATIZED effect. Hitting a traumatized or vulnerable regular zombie sends it flying, damaging anything it hits.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 1 Gunpowder
  • 1 Metal Parts
  • 1 Alloy

After completing the main story quest “Justifiable Zombicide” (in which Sam gives you your first gun), go back to Emma’s mansion. The blueprint should be sitting on the workbench there.

Rare Ranged Impactor Mod

Gives a moderate PHYSICAL DAMAGE and FORCE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the TRAUMATIZED effect. Hitting a traumatized or vulnerable regular zombie sends it flying, damaging anything it hits.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Metal Parts
  • 3 Alloy

You can buy this blueprint from the trader in the Serling Hotel, which is first accessible once you reach the main story quest “Plumbing the Depths” in the Ocean Avenue section of the game. It costs $1,500.

Superior Ranged Impactor Mod

Gives a major PHYSICAL DAMAGE and FORCE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the TRAUMATIZED effect. Hitting a traumatized or vulnerable regular zombie sends it flying, damaging anything it hits.

Fabricate:

  • 12 Scrap
  • 5 Gunpowder
  • 4 Metal Parts
  • 5 Alloy

This is a reward for completing Nadia’s Missing Person request. This can be found on the notice board in the Serling Hotel once you’ve made it to the final story quest in the game, “Hollywood Ending.” Once you find Nadia and complete the quest, you will get the Superior Ranged Impactor Mod.

Uncommon Melee Electrocutor Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict SHOCK DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the ELECTRIFIED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Scrap
  • 4 Fasteners
  • 2 Electronics
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers

This one should be available to you the first time you access a workbench (during the main story quest “Call the Cavalry”).

Rare Melee Electrocutor Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict SHOCK DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the ELECTRIFIED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 6 Fasteners
  • 4 Electronics
  • 3 Synthetic Fibers
Dead Island 2 - Francesca Location

Once you complete the first Body Art side quest for Francesca in Beverly Hills, she will open up a shop. After completing the quest, you’ll have to leave the area then return before the shop is available. You can buy the Rare Melee Electrocutor Mod blueprint here for $1,500.

Superior Melee Electrocutor Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict SHOCK DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the ELECTRIFIED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 6 Electronics
  • 5 Synthetic Fibers

This is a reward for completing the side quest “Dez and the Mother of Satan.” This quest is available in the CDC tents in Santa Monica (the Pier) once you collect Dr. Reed’s Blood Drive in the main story quest “Boardwalking Dead.”

Uncommon Ranged Electrocutor Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict SHOCK DAMAGE and gives a minor damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the ELECTRIFIED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 1 Gunpowder
  • 1 Electronics
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers

This blueprint is sitting on a workbench as soon as you enter Brentwood Sewers for the first time (during the main story quest “Flushed.”

Rare Ranged Electrocutor Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict SHOCK DAMAGE and gives a moderate damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the ELECTRIFIED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Electronics
  • 3 Synthetic Fiber

This is a reward for completing the side quest “Like and Follow!” This quest can be picked up on Santa Monica pier (near the arcade) after you’ve found Dr. Reed’s Blood Drive in the main story quest “Boardwalking Dead.” You must have also completed the “#Clickbait” side quest in the Goat Pen in Bel-Air.

Superior Ranged Electrocutor Mod

Converts your weapon to inflict SHOCK DAMAGE and gives a major damage boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the ELECTRIFIED effect.

Fabricate:

  • 12 Scrap
  • 5 Gunpowder
  • 4 Electronics
  • 5 Synthetic Fibers

After you fight the Mutator boss (name redacted) in the “Hollywood Ending” main story quest, you can return to the room where you met up with Dr. Reed for the last time. In that room is a safe that contains the Superior Ranged Electrocutor Mod blueprint.

Here’s a video that shows the exact location:

Uncommon Melee Mutilator Mod

Gives a minor PHYSICAL DAMAGE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the WEAKENED effect. Hitting a weakened zombie regains stamina.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Scrap
  • 4 Fasteners
  • 2 Blades
  • 1 Alloy

In the quest “Kwon with the Wind,” you should find this on the construction site in the room where you rescue Jessie.

Rare Melee Mutilator Mod

Gives a moderate PHYSICAL DAMAGE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the WEAKENED effect. Hitting a weakened zombie regains stamina.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Scrap
  • 6 Fasteners
  • 4 Blades
  • 3 Alloy

After completing the main story quest “The Red Mist,” you can buy this from Kai, the trader at the Blue Crab. This will cost you $1,500.

Superior Melee Mutilator Mod

Gives a major PHYSICAL DAMAGE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the WEAKENED effect. Hitting a weakened zombie regains stamina.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 6 Blades
  • 5 Alloy

This one can be found in a safe in the Serling Hotel. First, you’ll need to take out a zombie called Serling Concierge, who drops the Serling Reception Key. This key can be used in a safe in the hotel lobby.

I know all of that is pretty vague, so here’s a video:

Uncommon Ranged Mutilator Mod

Gives a minor PHYSICAL DAMAGE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the WEAKENED effect. Hitting a weakened zombie regains stamina.

  • 8 Scrap
  • 1 Gunpowder
  • 1 Blades
  • 1 Alloy

After completing the main story quest “The Red Mist,” you can buy this from Kai, the trader at the Blue Crab. This will cost you $625.

Rare Ranged Mutilator Mod

Gives a moderate PHYSICAL DAMAGE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the WEAKENED effect. Hitting a weakened zombie regains stamina.

Fabricate:

  • 10 Scrap
  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Blades
  • 3 Alloy
Dead Island 2 - Francesca Location

Once you complete the first Body Art side quest for Francesca in Beverly Hills, she will open up a shop. After completing the quest, you’ll have to leave the area then return before the shop is available. You can buy the Rare Ranged Mutilator Mod blueprint here for $1,500.

Superior Ranged Mutilator Mod

Gives a major PHYSICAL DAMAGE boost. Successive hits to a zombie also apply the WEAKENED effect. Hitting a weakened zombie regains stamina.

Fabricate:

  • 12 Scrap
  • 5 Gunpowder
  • 4 Blades
  • 5 Alloy

This can be found in a safe in Ocean Avenue. First, you need to hunt down a zombie called Faulty Electrician, who only comes out at night. You can find him in the sinkhole area where you first entered Ocean Avenue from the sewers.

Dead Island 2 - Faulty Electrician

When you kill it, it will drop the Electrician’s Keys. Now, you can use these keys on the Electrician’s Toolbox in Tisha’s closet (in the apartment hideaway behind Beancup Coffee). Here’s a video showing the exact location:

Weapon Perks

Honed

Increases the damage of CRITICAL HITS, but reduces your standard Damage.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Fabric
  • 5 Scrap
  • 4 Wire
  • 2 Alloy

This blueprint can be purchased for $500 from the trader inside Roxanne’s house in Beverly Hills.

Damaging

Increases DAMAGE.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Adhesive
  • 7 Scrap
  • 6 Wire
  • 4 Alloy

This is a reward for completing the main story quest “Heart of Darkness” in the Brentwood Sewer.

Ferocious

Killing a zombie generates additional FURY.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Infected Flesh
  • 5 Scrap
  • 4 Leaky Implants
  • 2 Oversized Arm Bone

This is a reward for completing the “Lending a Hand” side quest. This quest becomes available in the Serling Hotel once you’ve started the “Rage Quit” main story quest. You’ll pick it up from a guy named Luther who’s tucked away in a hotel room in Argento’s Sky Lounge.

Vampire

Killing a zombie gives a chance to regain HEALTH.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fasteners
  • 6 Adhesive
  • 4 Infected Spine
  • 3 Flammable Fluid

Unlock this by completing the Vampire 1 Blueprint Challenge, which asks you to collect 200 zombie parts.

Restoring

Killing zombies or landing Critical Hits regains STAMINA.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Infected Flesh
  • 5 Fabric
  • 4 Bloated Spleen
  • 2 Electrified Brain

During the main story quest “The End of the Line,” this blueprint can be found on a train in the Metro. Here’s exactly where you’ll find it:

Dead Island 2 - The Metro

Energizing

Killing a zombie regains STAMINA. The lower your Health is, the stronger the effect.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Infected Flesh
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 4 Leaky Implants
  • 2 Chthonic Ichor

This can be found in a hotel room in the Serling Hotel. First, though, you must go to the Skope outlet on Ocean Avenue at night and kill a named zombie called Serling Hotel Guest. You can usually find it hanging out in the back room.

Once you kill it and take the Guest’s Keepsake Key, you can return to the Serling hotel and unlock the Guest’s Keepsake Box. Here’s a video of exactly where to find it:

Agile

Killing a zombie gives a minor AGILITY boost. This effect can stack multiple times.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Infected Flesh
  • 6 Scrap
  • 5 Infected Blood
  • 3 Oversized Arm Bone

This can be found on the bottom shelf of the workbench on Santa Monica pier. It’s located right here:

Dead Island 2 - Santa Monica Pier

Bloodthirsty

Killing a zombie gives a moderate DAMAGE boost, and generates increased FURY.

Fabricate:

  • 7 Fabric
  • 8 Fasteners
  • 5 Bloated Spleen
  • 4 Insect Larvae
Dead Island 2 - Francesca Location

Once you complete the first Body Art side quest for Francesca in Beverly Hills, she will open up a shop. After completing the quest, you’ll have to leave the area then return before the shop is available. You can buy the Bloodthirsty blueprint here for $1,000.

Violent

Killing a zombie gives a moderate DAMAGE boost.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Infected Flesh
  • 4 Infected Blood
  • 4 Alloy
  • 4 Infected Spine

This is earned by completing the side quest “Organ Donor.” This quest can be picked up if you return to the Blue Crab after starting the final story quest in the game, “Hollywood Ending.”

Do or Die

While low on Health gain a moderate TOUGHNESS boost. The lower your health, the stronger the effect.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Fabric
  • 6 Scrap
  • 5 Synthetic Fibers
  • 3 Chthonic Ichor

During the main story quest “Hollywood Ending” in Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll pass through a room with a secret passage in it. Opening the passage is part of the quest, so you really can’t miss it. In this room is a workbench with the Do or Die blueprint on it.

Dead Island 2 - Hollywood Boulevard

Destructive

Killing a zombie triggers a powerful explosion.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Fasteners
  • 8 Fabric
  • 4 Oversized Arm Bone
  • 4 Blast Gland

You’ll need to hunt down a zombie named Lt. Land, who tends to be on the boats in the military outpost in Venice Beach.

Dead Island 2 - Lt. Land

I found him at the location outlined on the map during the day. He’s actually on one of the boats.

Dead Island 2 - Lt. Land

When you kill Lt. Land, you’ll find Lt. Land’s Case Key. Then you can use to to open Lt. Land’s Case. Here’s a video of where you can find it:

Vengeful

After an attack is interrupted or you are knocked down, gain a moderate DAMAGE boost.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Fasteners
  • 8 Scrap
  • 2 Blast Gland
  • 2 Infected Sinew

To get this blueprint, you’ll need to kill a Voltaic Screamer named Randgate Staff.

Dead Island 2 - Randgate Staff

You’ll find her in the parking garage where You did Greg’s Lost & Found quest. In case you don’t remember, the entrance to the parking garage is located right here on your map:

Dead Island 2 - Parking Garage

Once you kill Randgate Staff, you’ll pick up the Randgate Security Key. This opens up the Randgate Secure Case, which can be found in the maintenance area on the way to Dr. Reed’s secret lab. Inside that case, you’ll find the Vengeful perk blueprint.

Here’s a video of how to find the Randgate Secure Case from the parking garage:

Primed

Killing a zombie boosts the RECHARGE rate of your active Curveball item.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Infected Flesh
  • 6 Fabric
  • 6 Leaky Implants
  • 4 Electrified Brain

This can be found on a workbench in Ocean Avenue. Here’s a map that shows the exact location:

Dead Island 2 - Ocean Avenue Workbench

Hazardous

Hitting a zombie that has a STATUS EFFECT triggers a forceful explosion.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Fasteners
  • 6 Scrap
  • 6 Chemicals
  • 4 Flammable Fluid

When you first enter the Metro, there’s a side room that contains a workbench. The Hazardous blueprint is sitting on the workbench. Here’s where it is on the map:

Dead Island 2 - The Metro

Relentless

Land a CRITICAL HIT to gain a minor damage boost.

Fabricate:

  • 7 Fasteners
  • 6 Scrap
  • 6 Aerosol
  • 2 Insect Larvae

You’ll earn this blueprint when you complete Jimmy’s story. This happens toward the end of the game, as you can pick up Jimmy’s quest “More Than a Badge” at the Serling Hotel once you’ve started the “Rage Quit” main story quest.

Precision Strikes

Landing CRITICAL HITS in quick succession gives a minor Critical Damage boost. This effect can stack multiple times.

Fabricate:

  • 7 Fabric
  • 7 Scrap
  • 6 Chemicals
  • 4 Synthetic Fibers

You can buy this blueprint from the trader in the Serling Hotel, which is first accessible once you reach the main story quest “Plumbing the Depths” in the Ocean Avenue section of the game. It costs $1,000.

Weighted

Increases FORCE, but reduces Attack Speed.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fabric
  • 5 Scrap
  • 4 Metal Parts
  • 1 Alloy

You can find this blueprint in the master bedroom in the Goat Pen. It’s right next to the door.

Dead Island 2 - Goat's Pen Blueprint

Here’s a video of how you can get into the Goat Pen master bedroom without using the master key (which you won’t get until you do the “Creature Comforts” side quest):

Alternatively, after completing the main story quest “The Red Mist,” you can buy this from Kai, the trader at the Blue Crab. This will cost you $625.

Enhanced

Increases DAMAGE, but reduces Durability.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fabric
  • 5 Adhesive
  • 4 Electronics
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers

This one should be available to you the first time you access a workbench (during the main story quest “Call the Cavalry”).

Reinforced

Dead Island 2 - Curtis Sinclair Garage

Increases DURABILITY and FORCE, but reduces Attack Speed.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fabric
  • 5 Scrap
  • 2 Aerosol
  • 1 Alloy

This can be found in Curtis Sinclaire’s garage once you’ve started the side quest “The Death of the Party.” Don’t worry. If you missed this when you did the quest initially, you can always come back for it later. Once you accept the quest, Curtis unlocks his gate, and it will remain unlocked for the rest of the game.

Here’s a video that shows how to get inside the garage.

Slaughter

Increases LIMB DAMAGE and DURABILITY.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Fabric
  • 5 Scrap
  • 4 Chemicals
  • 2 Alloy

This blueprint can be found in Studio 3 (Friends Without Benefits) in Monarch Studios. There’s a workbench there, and the blueprint can be found on the workbench.

Dead Island 2 - Studio 3

Empowering

CRITICAL HITS and HEAVY ATTACKS do increased damage.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fabric
  • 5 Scrap
  • 4 Blades
  • 2 Synthetic Fibers
Dead Island 2 - Power Plant

The main story quest “Justifiable Zombicide” sends you through a power plant in Beverly Hills. At the end of this segment, you’ll need to enter a side security station to open the main gate of the power plant. In this security station is a workbench, and just above the workbench is the Empowering perk blueprint.

Dead Island 2 - Empowering Perk

Lightweight

Increases ATTACK SPEED, but reduces Force.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Scrap
  • 5 Adhesive
  • 4 Wire
  • 1 Synthetic Fibers

You’ll find this one in Curtis Sinclaire’s mansion once you complete the side quest The Death of the Party. This is available pretty early in the game. If you want to see the exact location, check out the video below.

Guardian

When using this weapon gain a moderate TOUGHNESS boost.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fasteners
  • 7 Fabric
  • 6 Electronics
  • 2 Oversized Arm Bone

You’ll earn this blueprint once you complete Burt’s quest line. The first quest is called “Coast Guardian,” and you’ll pick it up on the beach in Venice Beach after completing the main story quest “Boardwalking Dead.”

Dead Island 2 - Burt's Location

The second quest is called “The Hero’s Journey,” and you’ll pick it up beneath the Santa Monica pier once you’ve completed the previous side quest.

Once you complete both quests, you’ll earn the Guardian blueprint.

Leech

Damaging a zombie has a chance to regain HEALTH.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Fasteners
  • 10 Adhesive
  • 4 Insect Larvae
  • 4 Toxic Gallbladder

Unlock this by completing the Leechblade 1 Blueprint Challenge, which asks you to slay 100 zombies with melee weapons.

Unstable

Land a CRITICAL HIT for a chance to trigger an explosive on impact.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Infected Flesh
  • 5 Adhesive
  • 4 Flammable Fluid
  • 1 Blast Gland

About halfway through the main story quest “The Giant-Slayer” (in Venice Beach), you’ll talk to Patton and earn this blueprint.

Contagious

Heavy Attacks to zombies afflicted by a STATUS EFFECT will spread the effect to nearby zombies.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Infected Flesh
  • 8 Scrap
  • 4 Flammable Fluid
  • 3 Toxic Gallbladder

Unlock this by completing the Contagious 1 Blueprint Challenge, which asks you to hit zombies with Heavy Attacks 100 times.

Shockwave

KNOCKING DOWN a zombie triggers a Forceful explosion on impact.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Infected Flesh
  • 6 Scrap
  • 4 Blade Arm
  • 2 Screamer Lungs

Unlock this by completing the Shockwave 1 Blueprint Challenge, which asks you to knock down 100 zombies.

Skilled

Killing a zombie gives a moderate DAMAGE boost to Heavy Attacks, and they charge faster.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Infected Flesh
  • 6 Adhesive
  • 6 Metal Parts
  • 4 Blade Arm

This is a reward for killing Butcho the Clown in the main story quest “Boardwalking Dead.”

Tenacious

While low on Health, gain a moderate DAMAGE boost and use less STAMINA.

Fabricate:

  • 7 Fabric
  • 5 Fasteners
  • 6 Wire
  • 2 Infected Spine

You can find this on the third floor of the Halperin Hotel after you complete the main story quest “The Search for Truth.” You’ll need to defeat a Mutator called the Mutated Guest to get the Fancy Leather Trunk Key, which opens the Fancy Leather Trunk. The Fancy Leather Trunk can be found at the opposite end of the hall as the Mutated Guest, near the elevators.

Here’s a video that shows how to kill the Mutated Guest and open the Fancy Leather Trunk.

Acid Rain

Killing a zombie triggers a CAUSTIC cloud.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Infected Flesh
  • 8 Fabric
  • 6 Oversized Arm Bone
  • 4 Screamer Lungs

This can be found in a medical station in Beverly Hills. I found this right after completing the “Justifiable Zombicide” quest, and I’m not sure if this station is open before that point in the game.

First, you’ll need to take out a zombie named SSG. Hernandez, which should be roaming the halls of the facility.

Dead Island 2 - SSG Hernandez

This should get you the Biohazard Container Key, which opens the container you are looking for. The biohazard crate is kind of hard to find, but it’s next to some trash bins. Here’s a video of exactly where to find it:

Static Charge

Boosts ELECTRIFIED charge to zombies hit. Repeated hits release a SHOCK explosion that ELECTRIFIES nearby zombies.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Fabric
  • 8 Scrap
  • 3 Infected Spine
  • 3 Regenerating Tissue

Unlock this by completing the Static Charge 1 Blueprint Challenge, which asks you to inflict the Electrified status effect on zombies 50 times.

Tear ‘N Sear

MAIMING a zombie creates a pool of burning fuel beneath its feet.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Infected Flesh
  • 8 Scrap
  • 4 Regenerating Tissue
  • 2 Mutated Heart

Unlock this by completing the Infernal Combustion 1 Blueprint Challenge, which asks you to inflict the Ignited status effect on zombies 50 times.

Infectious

Hitting a zombie causes additional BLEED DAMAGE to it, and makes nearby zombies start BLEEDING too.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Fasteners
  • 8 Infected Blood
  • 4 Chthonic Ichor
  • 2 Mutated Heart

Unlock this by completing the Infectious 1 Blueprint Challenge, which asks you to inflict the Bleeding status effect on zombies 50 times.

High-Caliber

Increases DAMAGE and FORCE, but reduces Magazine size and Accuracy.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fabric
  • 5 Scrap
  • 6 Gunpowder
  • 4 Metal Parts

You can purchase this from W.O. Rodriguez, the trader in the lifeguard tower in Venice Beach. You will have to interact with her first to begin the side quest “Cremains of the Day,” though you don’t have to finish it. Once you talk to her once, you should have access to the shop.

Here’s the location of the lifeguard tower:

Dead Island 2 - Lifeguard Tower

The High-Caliber blueprint can be purchased for $1,000.

Hair-Trigger

Increases FIRE RATE, but reduces Accuracy.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fabric
  • 5 Scrap
  • 4 Gunpowder
  • 4 Blades

This can be found inside a shipping container near the watch tower in Venice Beach. Here’s a video that shows the exact location:

Tactical Reload

Killing a zombie gives a moderate RELOAD SPEED boost.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Fasteners
  • 7 Scrap
  • 6 Aerosol
  • 4 Alloy

You can purchase this from W.O. Rodriguez, the trader in the lifeguard tower in Venice Beach. You will have to interact with her first to begin the side quest “Cremains of the Day,” though you don’t have to finish it. Once you talk to her once, you should have access to the shop.

Here’s the location of the lifeguard tower:

Dead Island 2 - Lifeguard Tower

The Tactical Reload blueprint can be purchased for $1,000.

Accurate

While in AIM MODE gain a moderate Accuracy boost.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Fabric
  • 5 Adhesive
  • 4 Electronics
  • 2 Synthetic Fibers

This can be found on a workbench in the CDC tents in Santa Monica. Here’s where it is located on a map:

Dead Island 2 - Santa Monica

Speedloader

Increases RELOAD SPEED.

Fabricate:

  • 5 Scrap
  • 2 Adhesive
  • 4 Gunpowder
  • 2 Synthetic Fibers

During the main story quest “Justifiable Zombicide,” you’ll find the Speedloader blueprint in the same room where Sam gives you your first gun. The blueprint will be sitting on a chair after you take care of the approaching zombie horde.

Dead Island 2 - Speedloader

Russian Roulette

When your Magazine runs low, gain a moderate DAMAGE boost.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Fasteners
  • 5 Fabric
  • 4 Infected Blood
  • 2 Blade Arm

You can buy this blueprint from the trader in the Serling Hotel, which is first accessible once you reach the main story quest “Plumbing the Depths” in the Ocean Avenue section of the game. It costs $1,000.

Precision Shots

Landing hits in quick succession gives you a minor DAMAGE boost. This effect can stack multiple times.

Fabricate:

  • 4 Infected Flesh
  • 6 Scrap
  • 6 Gunpowder
  • 4 Electrified Brain

You earn this by completing the side quest “Diaries of the Dead.” You can pick up the quest from W. O. Rodriguez if you return to the Venice Beach tower after starting the final story quest, “Hollywood Ending.”

Vigilant

RELOAD to gain a moderate Damage boost.

Fabricate:

  • 6 Infected Flesh
  • 7 Fabric
  • 6 Blades
  • 4 Infected Spine

You can find this blueprint on the workbench in the lifeguard tower in Venice Beach. This is the optional fast-travel location in this area. Here’s exactly where it’s located:

Dead Island 2 - Lifeguard Tower

Mind-Blowing

Killing a zombie with a blot to the HEAD triggers a Forceful explosion.

Fabricate:

  • 8 Infected Flesh
  • 8 Fabric
  • 4 Electrified Brain
  • 3 Infected Sinew

This one can be found on the second workbench in the CDC tents in Santa Monica. Here’s where it is on the map:

Dead Island 2 - Santa Monica

Consumables

Heavy Rounds

High-caliber rounds for a revolver or hunting rifle.

Fabricate:

  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Metal Parts

You can purchase this from W.O. Rodriguez, the trader in the lifeguard tower in Venice Beach. You will have to interact with her first to begin the side quest “Cremains of the Day,” though you don’t have to finish it. Once you talk to her once, you should have access to the shop.

Here’s the location of the lifeguard tower:

Dead Island 2 - Lifeguard Tower

The Heavy Rounds blueprint can be purchased for $625.

Nailgun Cartridge

Standardized nail cartridges for use in industrial nailguns.

Fabricate:

  • 2 Metal Parts
  • 3 Wire

You can buy this blueprint from the trader in the Serling Hotel, which is first accessible once you reach the main story quest “Plumbing the Depths” in the Ocean Avenue section of the game. It costs $625.

Pistol Rounds

Small caliber rounds for use in pistols and machine pistols.

Fabricate:

  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Metal Parts

You can buy this from Carlos (the trader in Emma’s mansion) later in the story. I don’t know at exactly which point it shows up, but I was able to purchase it once I started the main story quest “Flushed.” The blueprint costs $625.

Rifle Rounds

Rifle rounds for use in assault rifles.

Fabricate:

  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Metal Parts

After completing the main story quest “The Red Mist,” you can buy this from Kai, the trader at the Blue Crab. This will cost you $625.

Shotgun Shells

12-gauge buckshot cartridges for use in shotguns.

Fabricate:

  • 3 Gunpowder
  • 2 Metal Parts

You can purchase this from W.O. Rodriguez, the trader in the lifeguard tower in Venice Beach. You will have to interact with her first to begin the side quest “Cremains of the Day,” though you don’t have to finish it. Once you talk to her once, you should have access to the shop.

Here’s the location of the lifeguard tower:

Dead Island 2 - Lifeguard Tower

The Shotgun Shells blueprint can be purchased for $625.

Med Kit

A medical kit filled with bandages, sterile wipes and all your medical essentials. Immediately boosts health on use, and removes harmful status effects.

Fabricate:

  • 2 Adhesive
  • 2 Fabric
  • 1 Chemicals

You can buy this from Carlos (the trader in Emma’s mansion) once you’ve completed the workbench tutorial in the main story quest “Call the Cavalry.” This blueprint is free.

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