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"You know, okay! I'm at the end of my tether, you gotta let bygones be bygones, you hear?"
Dick Baker

Love Thy Neighbor is a side mission in Dead Rising 3.

This mission becomes available immediately after the start of Chapter 3.


The mission centers around a dispute between two neighbors, Matt and Elka. Engaging with Matt reveals that Elka aims to eliminate him to gain access to his stockpile of firearms. Elka, on the other hand, defends herself by portraying her defenseless old age and accuses Matt of withholding his supply. The quarrel escalates as Matt claims hunger and accuses Elka of not sharing her food. Both neighbors implore Nick to eliminate the other.

The mission has three potential outcomes:

  • Killing Elka will result in Matt granting access to his arsenal of firearms, and players can also loot Elka's food supply.
  • Eliminating Matt prompts Elka to share her stock of food with Nick, and players can explore Matt's concealed firearms stash as well.
  • Resolving the conflict peacefully requires Nick to retrieve five food items and five guns, delivering each of them to Matt and Elka. Food and drink can be found throughout neighboring streets and restaurants. Firearms are available from the weapons locker at the nearby Ingleton Motel safe zone. Cop zombies carry handguns, while several police cars in the vicinity hold more firearms.[1] Once five of each item have been deposited with Matt and Elka respectively, speaking to them concludes the mission. Matt grants access to his firearms, and Elka provides access to her food.


  • Matt will not accept rotten or spoiled food. If the player attempts to deliver rotten food to Matt, he will say "Dog, you better bring me some food!" and will not allow the player to turn the item in. .[1]
  • A cache of food is located at Dave's Place, a house in close proximity to Matt's residence.
  • The most PP is earned when resolving the dispute peacefully.[1]
  • Certain combo weapons, such as the Split Shot and the Sabre Shot, can be given to Elka, as long as they are classified as firearms. Once the mission is completed, access to food and firearm supplies remains available throughout the remainder of the game.
  • An oversight potentially exists regarding what qualifies as a firearm. Non-lethal weapons like flare guns and paintball guns are considered firearms, while weapons like the grenade launcher or crossbow are not. The game only checks whether the weapon falls within the firearms category (thus even unconventional choices like the Drone Turret or the Lust Cannon count).



  1. a b c Dead Rising 3 Official Guide
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Chapter 0
Eat Food to Restore Health - Find a Weapon - Get Through the Blockade - Find Supplies - Explore the Tunnel - Find a Way Out - Get to the Diner - Combine Two Weapons - Get Everyone to Rhonda's Garage - Lower the Barricade - Get in the Car - Explore While Rhonda's Busy - Talk to Rhonda
Chapter 1
Combine Two Vehicles - Get to the Quarantine Station - Defeat the Bikers - Defeat the Gang Leader
Chapter 2
Get to the Sewers - Get Through the Sewers - Get Zombrex at the Morgue - Break in Through Skylight - Let Gary In - Get to Cold Storage - Find Nicole White's Corpse - Find Keys to Morgue Drawer - Unlock Morgue Drawer - Help Gary - Get the Corpse to the Club
Chapter 3
Get to the Plane - Find the Illegally Infected - Talk to Lauren - Find the Tattoo Kit - Find Lauren's Ring Box - Return to Lauren - Find Annie - Defeat the Real Albert - Return to Comm Tower - Get to the Police Station - Follow Hilde - Defeat Hilde, the Sergeant - Meet Red and Annie at the Hotel - Explore While Red Gets Fuel - Meet Red at the Comm Tower
Chapter 4
Get to the Car Lot Rooftop - Infiltrate the Compound - Enter the HQ - Destroy the Generators - Free the Captives - Defeat All Spec Ops - Open the Gate - Defeat the Commander - Get the Key Card - Escape - Get to Central Storage - Find the Fuel - Get Into the Fuel Car - Bring Fuel to the Plane
Chapter 5
Find Diego at Museum - Search for Diego - Defeat Diego - Find the Gang Members - Defeat the Gang Members - Get the Plane Key - Bring Diego Back to the Plane - Explore While Rhonda Researches - Check in with Rhonda
Chapter 6
Get to the Collector's House - Disable the Alarm - Clear the Room - Find the Rudder Arm - Find the Altimeter - Find the Flywheel - Get to the Courier - Get to the Plane - Find a Way Out - Destroy the Loaders to Escape
Chapter 7
Get to Karaoke Bar - Unlock the Doors - Turn on the Power - Find Some Wire - Turn on the Power - Escape the Metro - Get to Karaoke Bar - Find Rhonda - Find First Aid Kit - Stop Rhonda's Bleeding - Find an Acetylene Tank - Find a Soldering Iron - Find a Hinge - Return to Rhonda - Bring Rhonda to Gary - Clear Zombies Around Annie - Help Annie - Take Annie to the Plane - Destroy the Crane - Free Annie and Isabela - Defeat Red
Chapter 8
Track Down Hemlock - Track Hemlock to Central City - Track Hemlock to South Almuda - Track Hemlock to Sunset Hills - Stop Hemlock
Side Missions
A Question of Law - All You Can Eat - Blood Barter - Contraband Conditions - Craven Consultant - Darker Gods - Dog Gone! - Don't Look Now - Eat the Rich - Family Style Dining - Fashion Victim - Garden of Peace - In the Cards - Kin & Comfort - Memory Lane - Lesser Evil - Let's Blow This Town - Look in the Mirror - Love Thy Neighbor - Love's a Drag - Making a Killing - Play Time - Remotely Helpful - Signs of Safety - Single White Male - Speed Freak - The Hunted - Time for a Hero - Under Armed - Will or Away - Zombies Gone Wild