Dead rising Boomstick
Type Combo Weapon/Firearm
How to Make Pitchfork + Shotgun
Uses 30 rounds
Strength Great
Speed Slow
PP 200/100
2500/1250 (Heavy)
Fits in Inventory Yes
"Skewer zombies to deliver pointblank shotgun glory!"
—Combo Card Description

The Boomstick is a Combo Weapon in Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is created by combining a pitchfork with a shotgun.

The weapon has been described as:

"If your aim is terrible, you may want to consider the Boomstick. Stab a zombie with the pitchfork to keep them in place, and blast them with the shotgun to, well, not keep them in place."[1]

Attacks and Combo CardEdit

Weapon component locationsEdit

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons required to make the Boomstick:

Dead rising Pitchfork

Location icon The Dirty Drink (1)

Location icon Big Buck Hardware (∞)
Location icon Food Court - Wild West Grill House (F101)
Location icon Fortune Park Central Grotto
Location icon Palisades Mall First Floor Main Area
Location icon South Plaza - Maintenance Room 26 right of bathrooms
Location icon Underground Main Tunnel (on train)
Location icon Underground - Warehouse E

Location icon Yucatan Casino Fireplace Area

Dead rising Shotgun (Dead Rising 2)
Location icon Huntin’ Shack

Location icon Survivor Kindell during the scoop Dressed For Action
Location icon Survivor Jonathan during the scoop Gun Shop Standoff

Location icon At the beginning of the game, Brian's corpse near the fountain in Entrance Plaza


  • In Case Zero, psychopath Jed Wright carries this weapon. He can aim and use the shotgun as a firearm, unlike Chuck, who cannot use the shotgun function without stabbing a zombie first.
  • The image shown in the infobox shows that the shotgun has a stock, but during gameplay it does not.
  • The Boomstick has 30 shotgun rounds instead of the 20 the original shotgun has.
  • This weapon cannot be aimed like conventional guns; instead, it is thrown. If a zombie is killed using this method, the gun will register as if a shot had been fired, and will still reward you 200 PP.
  • If the player tries to attack survivors or psychopaths with this weapon, he will only stab them with the pitchfork of the gun. The shotgun never fires, merely causes a bit of damage, and will actually start to degrade or break, even if several shots remain.

The farmer wants to check on his barn

  • The Boomstick is likely a reference to the movie Army of Darkness from 1992. Ash describes his shotgun as "Boom Stick" to the people who never saw a firearm before. In The Simpsons Season 9, Episode 25 from 1997, a shotgun with a pitchfork tied to it can be seen, too, when the farmer hears noise coming from his barn.
  • The Boomstick gives the most PP out of all Combo Weapons: its heavy attack gives 2500 PP, making it great for getting lots of PP in a short time.
  • The Boomstick was featured in "Monster Hunter: Frontier" as an available weapon. Those who bought a Japanese copy of Dead Rising 2 were given a redeemable Xbox 360/PC code to receive it.
  • The Boomstick is referred to as "PitchForkShotgun" in items.txt.
  • The Boomstick is not affected by the Soldier of Fortune Skills Pack.


See: Boomstick/Gallery


Dead rising 2 boomstick

Dead rising 2 boomstick


  1. Frushtick, Russ. 'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend, MTV. (August 31, 2010).
  2. Plus 200 per shot that kills standing zombies. Hall, Kevin. Dead Rising 2: Case 0 Walkthrough, IGN, (September 6, 2010).