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The swordfish is a weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is a taxidermied swordfish that is used for decoration purposes.

Its durability can be increased with the Domestic magazine.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to stab a zombie with the nose of the swordfish, knocking it over. Two attacks of this type are usually required to kill a zombie.

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  • Combo: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to perform a follow-up stab with the swordfish, this time higher.

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  • Alternate: Hold X button/Square button to impale a zombie on the swordfish's nose and then slam it into the ground. This attack kills zombies with one hit and awards the player 10 prestige points.


  • Like other weapons, when the swordfish is thrown, it will stick into a zombie and stay there until the zombie bleeds out and dies.
  • Chuck throws the swordfish in an identical manner to how he throws a spear.
  • The swordfish's alternate attack is very similar to the attacks of the lances the contestants use in the Master Shafter event in Terror is Reality.