Lightning Gun
Dead rising Lightning Gun
Type Combo Weapon/Firearm
How to Make Blast Frequency Gun + Electric Prod
Uses 30
Strength Great
Speed Fast
Location Workbenches
PP 50 (Chuck) / 25 (Frank)
Fits in Inventory Yes
"Harness the power of a lightning storm."
—Combo Card Description

The Lightning Gun is a combo weapon found in Dead Rising 2: Case West and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

It is made by combining a Blast Frequency Gun and an Electric Prod. Owing to the fact that it runs on the power of electricity, the Lightning Gun could be considered some sort of a taser. The thing that sets it apart from a real-life taser, however, is the fact that it is actually incredibly lethal. This weapon can be combined with a Laser Sword to make the Laser Gun.

Unlike most ranged weapons, the Lightning Gun has a unique heavy attack that Chuck can use. It is activated when the player holds the fire button while aiming at a target. Said attack would electricute multiple enemies at once, provided that they form a relatively straight line and are in close proximity to each other. It also uses up only one shot of the weapon; the same amount used up when simply tapping the fire button. These makes the heavy attack extremely usefull when confronted with hordes of zombies in tight hallways and paths, as it can kill multiple zombies with one shot. Take note that killing zombies with this attack only nets you half the PP you would normally get when the weapon is 'cherry tapped'.

In Dead Rising 2: Case West, the combo card is obtained by Chuck after leveling up, but it can be created and utilized by Frank. In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, the combo card is obtained by leveling up.

Attacks and Combo CardEdit

Case West weapon component locationsEdit

Dead Rising 2: Case West locations of weapons needed to make the Lightning Gun.[5]

ComponentLocationSpecific location and instructionsPicture
Blast Frequency Gun
Dead rising Blast Frequency Gun
Harvesting Room The Blast Frequency Gun is found on the second floor of the Harvesting Room propped up against one of the yellow control panels.
Case west lightning gun blast frequency gun

Electric Prod
Dead rising Electric Prod
Zombie Handler The Electric Prods are taken from any Zombie Handler. There is always two Zombie Handlers right outside the Shipping Office.
Case west lightning gun electric prod


  • The Lightning Gun has a very limited amount of range, so you'd better be prepared to start shooting from close quarters if you intend to hit anything.
  • The Lightning Gun is capable of killing a looter in one shot.


  • The way the Lightning Gun functions resembles the way the Spark Shot from Resident Evil 2 worked. It also seems to resemble it as well.
  • This weapon will work pretty well on security guards, but will have no effect on zombie handlers or hazard units this is most likely due to the fact their uniforms are more likely to be electric proof so they don't shock themselves.
  • In OTR, its seems to deal more damage and has longer range.
  •  Also it works the same way as a DG-2 wunder waffe.



  1. In case West Frank can only receive a maximum of 25 PP as this is Chuck's combo card. Chuck recieves 50 PP.
  2. Dan Noel, Jeremy Chan, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games, (2011).
  3. Dead Rising Case West Combo Cards, youtube.
  4. Kevin Hall, Dead Rising 2 Case West Walkthrough - IGN FAQs, IGN, (January 10, 2011).
  5. Andrew Crews, Dead Rising 2: Case West Weapon Combo Guide, Xblafans, (December 28, 2010).