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Box of Nails (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Box of Nails
Type Thrown
Uses 20
Strength Weak
Location See article
Fits in Inventory Yes

The box of nails is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is a box of pin-shaped pieces of metal used as a fastener or peg.

Nails are commonly found in maintenance rooms. Chuck flings fistfuls of this weak weapon at zombies, which can stumble zombies at close range. It is possible for the nails to impale a zombie for a moment, causing more damage.[1]

The box of nails is one of the most versatile weapon components in Dead Rising 2, and is incorporated into a number of combo weapons:


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  • Main: Tap X/Square to throw fistfuls of nails at a nearby zombie.


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  • On the box is written "Spike Nails".
  • The thrown nails are destroyed on contact.[2]



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  1. Stratton, Stepehen (2010). Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Prima. 
  2. In items.txt, nails has DestroyOnThrownImpact = "true". See Mod:List of items.
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