Merc Assault Rifle
Type Firearm
Uses 30 rounds
45 rounds (Off the Record)
Strength Great
Location Mercenaries
Atlantica Casino
High-Noon Shooting Range
Yucatan Casino
Military cases
Fits in Inventory Yes

The Merc Assault Rifle is a weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

The Merc Assault Rifle can be combined with an Electric Chair to create the Blitzkrieg.

The firearm only comes with a 30-round magazine, so it's best to conserve ammo by firing in short bursts. Players should be cautious at how and when they use this firearm as holding the trigger down will have the gun eating through the ammo in mere seconds without much accuracy.[1]

The merc assault rifle’s strength is in short controlled bursts that will deal a hefty amount of damage without sacrificing accuracy. This is a powerful weapon to use against psychopaths as well as the mercenaries themselves. The merc assault rifle is a preferable weapon of choice over both the shotgun and the handgun.[1]

It can be taken from any mercenary the player kills. After the battle with TK's helicopter, it will be found by the elevators just as Chuck enters the Fortune City Hotel.[1]


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  • Main: Tap X/Square to fire at a nearby enemy.

  • Ranged: Hold Ltrigger/L2 to go into aim mode, then tap X/Square or pull Righttrigger/R2 to shoot at a manual target.


  • The weapon model is a SIG SG 552 Commando[1] with an optical sight and a front grip.
  • The Security AR in Dead Rising 2: Case West is nearly identical to the Merc Assault Rifle, the only difference is that the weapon model and texture are slightly changed.
  • A review of Dead Rising 2 firearms states: "The Merc Assault Rifle gets a solid 8/10, but if a player has to choose between a Shotgun or the Merc AR it is recommended that player opts for the [Merc AR]."[1]
  • In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, the merc assault rifle's capacity is upgraded to 45 rounds, making it even more useful than before.


See alsoEdit


  1. a b c d e Willis, Sam (May 31, 2011). "Weapons Guide: Introduction and Firearms Dead Rising 2– PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC". Retrieved May 31, 2011.
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