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"Experts agree: Jets of fire make an effective zombie repellent!"
—Combo card description

The Flamethrower is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is created by combining a water gun with a gasoline canister.

It attacks by shooting jets of flames, setting zombies on fire and killing them after a short time.

This weapon, along with the Fire Spitter, is used by the psychopath Brent Ernst.

Attacks and combo card[]

Flamethrower combo card
Prestige points Main: 50 PP
Alternate: N/A
Dead rising 2 combo card Flamethrower.jpg
Main attack (press X button/Square button) Fire the Flamethrower, shooting flames that quickly lights zombies on fire. Dead rising flamethrower main.png
Description Experts agree: Jets of fire make an effective zombie repellent!
–All prestige points listed here are halved when the weapon’s combo card is not owned and the player only has a scratch card.

Combo card location[]

In Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record, the combo card for the Flamethrower is unlocked defeating Slappy during the mission Everyone Knows Slappy.

Weapon component locations[]

Dead Rising 2 general locations of weapons needed to make the Flamethrower:

Component Location Component Location
Water Gun
Dead rising Water Gun (Dead Rising 2).png
Gasoline Canister
Dead rising 2 Gasoline Canister.png

Case West weapon component locations[]

Case West locations of weapons needed to make the Flamethrower:[1]

Component Location Specific location and instructions Image
Water Gun Loading Bay The water gun is found in the Holding Pens area by following the orange road from the Loading Bay to the door labeled "Security Outpost." The pen directly to the left of the "Security Outpost" entrance contains the water gun.
Case west flamethrower water gun location.JPG
Gasoline Canister Holding Pens The gasoline canister is located in the Loading Bay. Right beside the stairs coming from the Shipping Office is an open blue trailer. Break open the crates inside the trailer to find the gasoline canister inside of one of them. To break open the crates, pick them up and throw them against the wall.
Case west flamethrower gasoline canister location.JPG


  • After defeating Slappy, he will drop an already-made Flamethrower at the entrance to Kids' Choice Clothing. Like many psychopath weapons, it will respawn there afterward.
  • A single tap of this weapon can set fire to all zombies in your nearby path, causing them to helplessly burn to death. This is highly effective against gas zombies.
  • It is unknown how this weapon can shoot fire, since it has no visible source of ignition.
  • The Flamethrower's attack range is increased in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.



  1. Crews, Andrew (December 28, 2010). "Dead Rising 2: Case West Weapon Combo Guide". XBLAFans.