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Boomstick
Dead rising Boomstick
Type Combo Weapon/Firearm
How to Make Pitchfork + Shotgun
Uses 30
Strength Great
PP Main: 200
Alternate: 2500
Fits in Inventory Yes
"Skewer zombies to deliver pointblank shotgun glory!"
—Combo card description

The Boomstick 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 pitchfork with a shotgun.

This combo weapon is 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

Boomstick combo card
Prestige points Main: 200
Alternate: 2500
Dead rising 2 combo card Boomstick
Main attack (press X/Square) Stab a zombie with the pitchfork and fire, killing any zombies that are behind the blast. Dead rising boomstick main
Alternate attack (hold X/Square) Stab a zombie with the pitchfork, lift it up, and fire three times, each blast causing chunks of the zombie to fly off in bits. Using the heavy attack will make the gun use three shots instead of one. Dead rising boomstick alternate
Description Skewer zombies to deliver pointblank shotgun glory!
How to obtain Case West: Defeat Jed Wright during the mission The Mechanic.
Dead Rising 2: Awarded by leveling up (27th card received)
Off the Record: Earn a gold medal in the Sandbox challenge Rooftop Massacre.
–All prestige points listed here are halved when the weapon’s combo card is not owned and the player only has a scratch card.

Weapon component locationsEdit

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

Pitchfork
Dead rising Pitchfork
Shotgun
Dead rising Shotgun (Dead Rising 2)
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Dead Rising 2

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • The boomstick as armor-piercing bullets, allowing for a single blast to clear out multiple zombies in a single blast. Chuck can also beat a Mercenary/Looter with said blast if the positioning is in his favor.
  • This weapon cannot be aimed like a conventional gun; 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.
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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 awards the most PP out of all combo weapons: its heavy attack gives 2500 PP, making it great for earning 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 the "PitchForkShotgun" in the PC game file items.txt.
  • The Boomstick is not affected by the Soldier of Fortune Skills Pack.

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

Dead rising 2 boomstick

Dead rising 2 boomstick


NotesEdit

  1. On top of the circular sign
  2. On high steel girders; climb up the speakers on the right
  3. Held by a cop zombie
  4. In the straight stretch of the tunnel near the stairs to the Food Court, held by a cop zombie
  5. Behind the counter before the dancefloor
  6. After the restroom
  7. Held by a cop zombie on top of the slot machines by the large Aztec statue
  8. Held by a cop zombie near the hallway to the green room
  9. Can be obtained after he is defeated

ReferencesEdit

  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.
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