Dead Island Cheats, Exploits and Glitches

Dead Island is a huge game and so are the possibilities in it. Be it Weapon Mods Blueprints, or Crafting Weapons of your choice, or choosing your own game style with complex Class Skill Tree system, Dead Island provides you with the freedom to play the way you like. If you are still struggling, we have crafted a guide for you that includes a number of handy cheats and glitches you can exploit in Dead Island.

If that wasn’t enough, there are a plethora of Collectibles that you can spend time collecting and unlocking achievements for your perfect 1000 gamerscore points.

Dead Island Cheats, Exploits and Glitches

If you need help, you can read our Walkthrough and if that wasn’t enough, these cheats, glitches and unusual exploits will come in handy.

Skip Eating Animation
You can skip the eating animations that start while eating and drinking so you skip it by hitting Kick when you take the first sip or bite to regain health faster.

Item Duplication
This trick comes in handy,just drop the items that you want to duplicate at a checkpoint and after you die and the countdown respawn starts just pause the game and reload from the same checkpoint and everything you dropped will be in your inventory as well as on the ground.

This bug was patched for PC’s on 2011 Sept 6, and for PS3/Xbox 360 consoles on 2011 Sept 14, so if you still haven’t updated your game, and if you don’t log into XBL or PSN, you may be able to exploit this bug

Infinite Money and Shotgun Ammo in the Laboratory
You can get the money from the Laboratory in the three safes containing no locks and holding 3-5000$ in cash. The trick here is that you can quick travel to any location and come back again and the money will be again available in the safes. Complete the side quest for the Will in the laboratory and you will get ammo from the table in the same room.

Infinite Diamonds
Basically there are two ways/methods to get infinite diamonds in the game.

Trick #1
After you reach the City of Moresby there is a safe house spot called Square. A bottle of champagne will be there in one of the refrigerators so take the bottle to the resort for the Time For Brooze continuous quest and if you use the quick travel back to the place the bottle will be back again in the refrigerator.

Trick #2
After you kill the Mayor in chapter 7 (City Hall Part 2), grab the diamond from his safe. Go forward to the sewers and then turn around to back to the mayor’s room. The diamond will re-appear back in the safe. You can sell them for 1500$ and they also help in modding items that use diamonds.

Trick #3
You can duplicate after joining a friend’s game, drop them and then immediately eject or dashboard the disk and make sure that your friend picked up the item (diamonds). Restart the game, which will recognize your game before you dropped the particular item,

Breaking Limbs
The game will reward you with more experience if you’re breaking down some zombie limbs.

Jump and kick a zombie so that it falls on the ground, pound one of its arms using your fists until it breaks. Once the arm is broken, keep hitting it to get more experience.

Once you get the Left Hand of Glova after the Black Hawk Down quest, you will be able to bring down thugs the same way. This will get you extra experience from breaking down their limbs as well, although if you run out of stamina, consider kicking the thug to keep them down.

Since thugs are worth a lot more experience than zombies are, you will get over two hundred (200) experience points for each hit the thug’s limb will take by your fists. So its possible to reach level fifty (50) before the end of Act 2

Weapon Duplication
By using the default control scheme in the game i.e, Holding the left trigger for aiming and the y button to drop a weapon and right as you hit the right trigger to throw the weapon. Use the correct timings and you should throw one weapon and drop the same one.

Grenade Duplication
This is a stackable item glitch that will only work on version 1.3.0 for Xbox 360 and 1.3 for PlayStation 3, while this exploit will allow you to create current stack item’s count minus one, by using components like rags, alcohol, duct tape, deodorant etc.

While you’ll only be able to perform this exploit after you’re in the middle of Chapter 3.  While you’ll also need to possess crafting components and the cash needed to create at least one unit of those items, and at least two or more of the stackable items that you want to duplicate.

Occupy all slots that are on your toolbelt, and they shouldn’t be both; the one being duplicated, or the one being created on the workbench. You may use a hand weapon or some firearm.

You will need to assert that you have some empty slot(s) in your inventory. Go ahead and equip a stackable item that is not already in your toolbelt, you can duplicate alcohol, and utilized the Molotov blueprint to do this repeatedly.

These steps will allow you to have a stack of items in your toolbelt, while the stack that you had before will have moved to your paused inventory.

With this exploit, you can duplicate the following items:

  • Alcohol
  • Deo Bombs
  • Molotov
  • Medium and Large Medkits
  • Hand Grenade
  • Incendiary Grenade

Floating Propane Tank Exploit
In a two-player game or more, take a pick up truck and let the other player load a propane tank at the back of the truck. The tank will slide and drop outside the car and eventually start following you. The player can shoot the propane tank killing any zombies near its area of damage.

Instant Save
The game does not saves automatically sometimes when you require the most. To get rid of this problem, simply Go to options and then controls and set the fight style from analog to digital etc and it will save it automatically every time you do it.

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