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2" x 4" (Dead Rising)
Dead rising 2 by 4
Type Melee
Damage 375 (Primary)
37 (Thrown)
Uses 20 hits
Location Entrance Plaza
North Plaza
Colby's Movieland
Crislip's Home Saloon
McHandy's Hardware
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The 2 x 4 (pronounced two-by-four) is a Dead Rising weapon. It is a large wooden plank, used for construction purposes. It is very effective against zombies but it can only hit one zombie at a time.[1]

It is commonly found around the mall, especially at McHandy's Hardware in Al Fresca Plaza.

It's durability can be increased with the Engineering book.


  • Primary: Tap the Template:Xbutton button to swing the 2" x 4". This attack can only hit one target per swing.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Righttrigger trigger to go into aim mode and press the Template:Xbutton button to throw the 2"x 4".


  • The 2" x 4" is the same as the Lead Pipe, except for the sound it makes when hitting something.
  • The board appears to be incorrectly labelled. The dimension of the height and width of the board are the same, most likely making it a 4" x 4"
  • In the Italian version of Dead Rising, this weapon's name has been translated to "Bastone di Legno", which actually means "Wooden Stick". The correct translation would be "Asse/Asse di Legno", which means 2x4.



  1. Dead Rising:Items Guide, GameFAQs, March 23, 2008. Incorrectly states: "one hit during the day time, and a two hit kill at night" Only one hit is needed, day or night.
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