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Meat Cleaver (Dead Rising)
Dead rising Meat Cleaver
Type Melee
Damage 625 (Primary)
312 with drain (Thrown)
Uses 30 hits
Location Meat Processing Area
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The Meat Cleaver is a weapon in Dead Rising.

The meat cleaver is a unique psychopath weapon, only found in the Meat Processing Area after defeating Larry Chiang, the final psychopath battle in 72 Hour Mode during Case 8-4: The Butcher.[1]

Attacks Edit

  • Primary: Tap the Template:Xbutton button to swing the meat cleaver.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Righttrigger trigger to go into aim mode then press the Template:Xbutton button to throw the meat cleaver.


  • This is one of the weapons which the Official guide misnames, calling it the "Chinese Cleaver". The other misnamed weapon is the Machete, which the guide calls a "Combat Knife". (See Official guide list of weapons)[2]
  • The meat cleaver always has blood on it, even if Frank has not killed anyone with it yet.



  1. Dead Rising Featured Guide, Cheat Happens.
  2. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 114
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