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The UH-60 Blackhawk is a US military helicopter in Dead Rising, used by the Special Forces as they quarantine and patrol the town of Willamette.

Opening cinematic[]

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In the intro movie, helicopters hover over a burning Willamette with their searchlights on as Connie and Dakota attempt to escape the town in their car.



Four choppers similar to the Leisure Park chopper aggressively follow Ed DeLuca at the beginning of the game in the second cutscene, though they appear to be of different makes than the UH-60 Blackhawk.

Overtime Mode[]

Once the Special Forces begin their operations in Overtime Mode, the UH-60 Blackhawk will make frequent sweeps over Leisure Park, eliminating any zombies or survivors. If it sees Frank, it will attempt to strafe him with the machine guns and occasionally fire rockets at him. The helicopter is piloted by a Special Forces pilot, and has two gunners in the cockpit with him.


  • The best way to destroy the helicopter is to hit it with machinegun fire.
    • Aim in front of the helicopter and bring the gun back and up in a sweeping motion to get as many shots as possible on the helicopter.
    • A good place to stand is on top of the picnic shelter near the North Plaza entrance.
  • The shotgun also works well; due to the gun's spread, it almost guarantees a hit.
  • The real mega buster is extremely hard to use on the helicopter, as the projectile is almost always too slow to hit the helicopter.
  • It is possible to shoot the pilot in the head with a sniper rifle, or use the sniper to shoot the rotor blades or main body of the chopper.


  • There are three different helicopter models in the Dead Rising game files. The first and second models are Ed DeLuca's helicopter and the Special Forces patrol helicopters from the introduction, respectively. The last helicopter is the UH-60 Blackhawk.
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