Dead Rising 2 - Case 7-2: The Only Lead Off the Record - Case 8-2: The Only Lead 

Case 7-2: The Only Lead
Dead rising Case 7-2 The Only Lead
Goal Find evidence to clear Chuck's name.
Destination Underground Lab
Previous Case Case 7-1: Bad to Worse
Next Case Case 7-3: What Lies Beneath
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Find evidence to clear Chuck's name.
For the Dead Rising case, see Case 7-2: Bomb Collector.

Case 7-2: The Only Lead is a case in Dead Rising 2.

The Off the Record case file equivalent is Case 8-2: The Only Lead.


Chuck heads into the Underground tunnels to investigate the source of the mutagen gas blanketing the city. After fighting through gas zombies, Chuck reaches the entrance to a secret laboratory. He witnesses Phenotrans workers harvesting Queens using Blast Frequency Guns.

Chuck enters the lab and encounters two scientists, Mark Bradson and Pearce Stephens, who attack him. After killing both men, Chuck accesses their laptop computer and finds information that links them to Phenotrans.

Cutscene TextEdit

Chuck discovers the secret lab
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Mark: These queens are fully mature. We are exceeding estimates.

Pearce: You should call the doctor and let him know that we're going to start preparing the harvest for shipping.

Mark: Yeah, things are going just as predicted. Absorption of the compound is at 80% of ideal, and maturation rates are 10 times normal. The harvest is going according to -

Chuck: Hey, poindexters!

Mark: Who the hell are you? You're not supposed to be in here!

Deaths Edit


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  • Killing Mark and Pearce does not award Prestige Points.[1]
  • While a cutscene shows Chuck and Frank experience pain in their ears when a Blast Frequency Gun is used, Frank will only vomit in-game when hit by one.
    • Chuck has no in-game reaction as no one uses a Blast Frequency Gun.
  • In the PC files missions.txt:
    • cMissionDefinition Case7-2 is the zombies attempting to walk into the lab, which includes the cutscenes 057a_enter_the_sewers and 059_queens_exit
    • cMissionDefinition Case7-3LabFight is the fight with Pierce and Mark, it includes the cutscene 058b_queens_b.




  1. Dead Rising 2 - Perfect Walkthrough - Part 62: Case 7-2 & Last 2 People on Notebook, youtube.
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