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"Hey, man. Anxious-looking dude trying to get into a house in Sunset Hills. See if he needs a hand."
Jamie Flynt

Will or Away is a side mission in Dead Rising 3.

Nick will get the call for this side mission after Nick defeats Diego during Chapter 5.[1] If the player has any outstanding escort-type missions, Jamie will not call. The player must complete, fail, or allow the timer to run out for Dog Gone!, Kin & Comfort, and Lesser Evil before starting this mission.[1]


Nick can find a man named Phil standing outside his house in Sunset Hills. He asks Nick to go inside the house to retrieve a will left by his late wife that he needs in order to retire. Because there are now zombies inside the house, Phil isn't able to go into the house on his own. Nick agrees to find the will for him, and the front door becomes unlocked.

As Nick explores the house, he can find Warren Anderssen Jr. hiding in the bedroom closet. After clearing the room, Nick can speak to Warren about the will. Warren explains to Nick that Phil purposely flooded the house with zombies in an attempt to kill him. His mother's will left everything to Warren, and so Phil conspired to kill Warren so that he could take the will as his own. Warren has a fake copy of the will that he plans to give to Phil, and so Nick agrees to reunite the two in order to sort the issue out.

As soon as Warren is brought to Phil, Nick confronts him about trapping Warren inside the house. Phil, who is still determined to get the copy of the will, becomes hostile and attacks Nick. Nick must defend himself and kill Phil. As soon as Phil has been killed, Warren will join Nick's posse and the side mission will be completed.


  • If Warren dies after he starts following Nick, but before he reunites with Phil, the mission will immediately fail. Going back to Phil will cause him to remark that Nick's "all foam and no beer", and that he will get someone else to help him get the will.
  • Modding the game reveals the Phil has both a portrait and programmed survivor lines, and there are also references to a will item. Along with this is unused dialogue between Phil and Nick in which Nick acknowledges Warren, implying that if Warren died, he would drop the will, which could then be given to Phil.



  1. a b Dead Rising 3 Official Guide
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Chapter 0
Eat Food to Restore Health - Find a Weapon - Get Through the Blockade - Find Supplies - Explore the Tunnel - Find a Way Out - Get to the Diner - Combine Two Weapons - Get Everyone to Rhonda's Garage - Lower the Barricade - Get in the Car - Explore While Rhonda's Busy - Talk to Rhonda
Chapter 1
Combine Two Vehicles - Get to the Quarantine Station - Defeat the Bikers - Defeat the Gang Leader
Chapter 2
Get to the Sewers - Get Through the Sewers - Get Zombrex at the Morgue - Break in Through Skylight - Let Gary In - Get to Cold Storage - Find Nicole White's Corpse - Find Keys to Morgue Drawer - Unlock Morgue Drawer - Help Gary - Get the Corpse to the Club
Chapter 3
Get to the Plane - Find the Illegally Infected - Talk to Lauren - Find the Tattoo Kit - Find Lauren's Ring Box - Return to Lauren - Find Annie - Defeat the Real Albert - Return to Comm Tower - Get to the Police Station - Follow Hilde - Defeat Hilde, the Sergeant - Meet Red and Annie at the Hotel - Explore While Red Gets Fuel - Meet Red at the Comm Tower
Chapter 4
Get to the Car Lot Rooftop - Infiltrate the Compound - Enter the HQ - Destroy the Generators - Free the Captives - Defeat All Spec Ops - Open the Gate - Defeat the Commander - Get the Key Card - Escape - Get to Central Storage - Find the Fuel - Get Into the Fuel Car - Bring Fuel to the Plane
Chapter 5
Find Diego at Museum - Search for Diego - Defeat Diego - Find the Gang Members - Defeat the Gang Members - Get the Plane Key - Bring Diego Back to the Plane - Explore While Rhonda Researches - Check in with Rhonda
Chapter 6
Get to the Collector's House - Disable the Alarm - Clear the Room - Find the Rudder Arm - Find the Altimeter - Find the Flywheel - Get to the Courier - Get to the Plane - Find a Way Out - Destroy the Loaders to Escape
Chapter 7
Get to Karaoke Bar - Unlock the Doors - Turn on the Power - Find Some Wire - Turn on the Power - Escape the Metro - Get to Karaoke Bar - Find Rhonda - Find First Aid Kit - Stop Rhonda's Bleeding - Find an Acetylene Tank - Find a Soldering Iron - Find a Hinge - Return to Rhonda - Bring Rhonda to Gary - Clear Zombies Around Annie - Help Annie - Take Annie to the Plane - Destroy the Crane - Free Annie and Isabela - Defeat Red
Chapter 8
Track Down Hemlock - Track Hemlock to Central City - Track Hemlock to South Almuda - Track Hemlock to Sunset Hills - Stop Hemlock
Side Missions
A Question of Law - All You Can Eat - Blood Barter - Contraband Conditions - Craven Consultant - Darker Gods - Dog Gone! - Don't Look Now - Eat the Rich - Family Style Dining - Fashion Victim - Garden of Peace - In the Cards - Kin & Comfort - Memory Lane - Lesser Evil - Let's Blow This Town - Look in the Mirror - Love Thy Neighbor - Love's a Drag - Making a Killing - Play Time - Remotely Helpful - Signs of Safety - Single White Male - Speed Freak - The Hunted - Time for a Hero - Under Armed - Will or Away - Zombies Gone Wild