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"Use the power of sound to defeat enemies."
—Combo card description

The Air Horn is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is created by combining a pylon with any can of spray paint.

The Air Horn is a combo weapon that acts as a very loud horn (so loud that the player has to cover one ear when he uses it) that, when used for an extended amount of time against a crowd of zombies, will cause their heads to explode.[1] It has the appearance of a can of purple spray paint attached to a pylon. Using it on nearby zombies will disorient them, grabbing their ears in pain while prolonged exposure will cause their heads to explode. It can also be used as a lure to attract zombies away from survivors. However, the actual effective killing range of the air horn is very limited.

The Air Horn is surprisingly effective against looters, killing them almost immediately.[Verification needed]

Attacks and combo card[]

Air Horn combo card
Prestige points Main: 500 PP
Alternate: N/A
Dead rising 2 combo card Air Horn.jpg
Main attack (press X button/Square button) Blast the Air Horn to pop zombie heads. Dead rising air horn main.png
Description Use the power of sound to defeat enemies.
–All prestige points listed here are halved when the weapon’s combo card is not owned and the player only has a scratch card.

Combo card location[]

In Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record, the combo card for the Air Horn is unlocked by leveling up. In Dead Rising 2, it is the 5th card out of 34 total cards awarded by leveling, and is generally unlocked at levels 8 or 9.

In Case Zero, the combo card for the Air Horn is unobtainable under normal circumstances; the player will only receive a scratch card for the weapon.

Weapon component locations[]

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons needed to make the Air Horn:

Component Location Component Location
Dead rising Pylon (Dead Rising 2).png
 Dead Rising 2

 Case Zero

Spray Paint
Dead rising Spray Paint.png
 Dead Rising 2

 Case Zero

Case Zero map[]

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  • The Air Horn will always show a purple can of spray paint, regardless of what color spray paint was used to create the Air Horn.




Dead rising 2 air horn


  1. Frushtick, Russ (August 31, 2010). "'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend". MTV. Archived from the original on February 20, 2016.