Dead Rising Dead Rising 2 

Broom Handle
Dead rising Broom Handle 22
Type Melee
Uses 20
Strength Good/Great
Location Broken push brooms
Fits in Inventory Yes

The broom handle is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. When the push broom is broken, the much more lethal broom handle is left behind.

The handle can be used like a spear, stabbing zombies in a melee attack, or lobbing the broom handle to impale one, leaving it to bleed to death from the wound.


Dead rising broom handle main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to stab outwards, using the broom handle like a spear.

Dead rising broom handle combo
  • Combo: Quickly tap X/Square again to stab a second time.

Dead rising broom handle alternate
  • Alternate: Hold X/Square to hold the broom handle in both hands along the shaft and push over zombies.


  • The broom handle is unique in that it is the only weapon that actually improves in effectiveness after breaking. The primary attack kills a zombie woman in one hit, whereas the secondary attack kills a zombie woman in three hits.
  • Dead Rising calls the broken push broom "Push Broom Handle", but Dead Rising 2 refers to the broken push broom simply as a "broom handle".
  • Combining it with a machete will make it grow the head of the broom back.


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