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The chainsaw is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. A chainsaw is a portable mechanical saw, powered by a two-stroke engine. It is used in tree felling and harvesting firewood.

The chainsaw can be combined with:

The chainsaw is a heavy weapon, unable to be stored in the player's inventory, and injury will cause the player to drop it. Like the cement saw, the player can potentially injure zombies by bumping into them with the chainsaw's engine running.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to swing the chainsaw from right to left in a parallel arc.

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  • Combo: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to swing the chainsaw from left to right in a parallel arc.

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  • Alternate Hold X button/Square button to perform a spin attack with the chainsaw.


Case Zero[]

Dead Rising 2[]


Off the Record chainsaw

Dead Rising 2 chainsaw

  • Like the cement saw, the Off the Record chainsaw is blue instead of Dead Rising 2's orange.
  • It could possibly be based off a Stihl brand chainsaw.
  • In the remastered version of Dead Rising 2 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the blue chainsaw from Off the Record appears instead of the orange-colored variant. Even the cover art for the remastered version was changed to include the blue-colored chainsaw.