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The 2" x 4" (two-by-four) is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

It is a large piece of lumber used for construction purposes, commonly found in and around construction areas. They can also be obtained by breaking benches and pallets.

It can be combined with a lawn mower to create the Porta Mower. Its durability can be increased with the Domestic and Building magazines.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to lift the 2" x 4" over the player's head and slam it down. There is no alternate attack for the weapon.


Case Zero

Dead Rising 2


  • In the PC game file items.txt, this weapon is referred to as "TwoByFour" (Two by Four).


See also: Dead Rising 2 differences