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"A steady stream of pyrotechnics create the perfect show of lights and gore."
—Combo Card Description

The Rocket Launcher is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, made by combining a lead pipe with rocket fireworks.

Chuck can shoot fireworks at enemies at a relatively fast rate, clearing hordes of zombies with a short burst. The fireworks need to travel a small distance to be lethal, so Chuck should not fire them point blank or they will just bounce off an enemy before going off. Getting stuck in an explosion causes Chuck to drop the weapon.

The Rocket Launcher has a small advantage over most other heavy weapons in that it has no motor that requires starting before it can be used, Chuck can simply pick it up and start firing.

It can be combined with a Motorbike to create a Rocket Launcher Motorcycle.

This combo weapon has been described as:

"Not quite what you're thinking. A series of pipes fires off the fireworks inside. They aren't super accurate, but they do explode limbs like a charm."[1]

Attacks and Combo Card

Weapon Component Locations[]

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons needed to make the Rocket Launcher.

Component Location Component Location
Lead Pipe
Dead rising Lead Pipe (Dead Rising 2).png

Location icon.png see article Rocket Fireworks
Dead rising Rocket Fireworks.png
Location icon.png Silver Strip Maintenance Room 14 Entrance to Fortune Park

Location icon.png Silver Strip Maintenance Room 18 right of Tinkerbox (N103)
Location icon.png Silver Strip Rockets Red Glare (N108)
Location icon.png South Plaza Upper Platforms
Location icon.png South Plaza Maintenance Room 25 southern most corridor
Location icon.png Underground Main Tunnel
Location icon.png Underground Warehouse A
Location icon.png Underground Warehouse A Maintenance Room 29
Location icon.png Yucatan Casino Fireplace Area (on top of stone slabs)
Location icon.png Yucatan Casino Main Floor (on top of the slot machine south of Lucky Marble minigame)

Location icon.png Yucatan Casino VIP Room

Location icon.png Uranus Zone Rockets Red Glare (U110)




  1. Frushtick, Russ. 'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend, MTV. (August 31, 2010).