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The plywood is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is a manufactured wood panel made from thin sheets of wood veneer.

Its durability can be increased with the Building magazine.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to swing the plywood from right to left.

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  • Combo: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to swing the plywood left to right, waist-high and parallel to the ground.

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  • Combo 2: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to perform a third swing.

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  • Combo 3: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to perform a fourth swing.


  • If the player goes into aim mode with the plywood, one will notice that there are shimmering triangles that blink off and on.
  • Despite South Plaza being under construction, there is no plywood in the entire area.
  • In the PC file items.txt, this weapon is referred to as "Particle_Board".
    • In the file streamedassets.big/Particle_Board.big, the weapon's files are named "giant_board".




Dead rising plywood that shimmers