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The cinder block is a weapon in Dead Rising 2: Case West and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

It is a hollow rectangular building block made of concrete and coal cinders.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to swing the cinder block down low.

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  • Combo: Quickly tap X button/Square button to perform another swing.[1]

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  • Alternate: Hold X button/Square button to lift the cinder block over the player's head and swing it down.


  • The cinder block breaks and disappears when thrown.[2]



  1. Dan Noel, Jeremy Chan, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games, (2011). "Two swing attacks".
  2. In items.txt, this item has the line DestroyOnThrownImpact = "true". See Mod:List of items.