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Broadsword (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Broadsword
Type Melee
Uses 40
Strength Great
Location Bob's Fish 'n Hunt
Royal Flush Plaza
Americana Casino
Ned's Knicknackery
Luaii Wauwii
Secret Lab
Fits in Inventory Yes

The broadsword is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

In Case Zero, Jason demands a broadsword in exchange for the handle bars he uses as a weapon.


Dead rising broadsword main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to swing the sword, slicing cleanly through zombies in a three-attack 'combo': diagonal left-to-right.

Dead rising broadsword combo
  • Combo: Quickly tap X/Square again to swing diagonally right-to-left.

Dead rising broadsword combo 2
  • Combo 2: Quickly tap X/Square a third time to perform a horizontal attack through the middle which hits all enemies in a 320° arc.

Dead rising broadsword alternate
  • Alternate: Hold X/Square to perform an overhead cleave attack, vertically splitting a zombie in two.

Dead rising broadsword jump
  • Jump: Tap Abutton/Triangle then X/Square to perform a jump-cleave attack, splitting a zombie vertically. This attack replaces the jump kick maneuver, and awards the player 10 PP. If the player is wearing the Ninja Suit, there is an alternate blade attack in which the player slashes horizontally.


  • The Blades magazine will give 3x durability to the broadsword if it is in the player's inventory.
  • The Sports magazine will give 3x durability to the broadsword if it is in the player's inventory.
  • The durability will stack if you have both magazines (two magazine icons should show in the image of your weapon instead of just one).
  • With one magazine, the broadsword's durability is raised to 120 hits, and with both magazines, the count is brought up to 360.


  • There is a sword wedged in a stone next to Luaii Wauwii, a reference to The Sword in the Stone.
  • The Off the Record PC file items.txt reveals that there is a Ninja Broad Sword (NinjaBroadSword), which has an identical appearance to the in-game broadsword.


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