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"Unleash this ruthless wasp against the zombie menace!"
—Combo Card Description

The Wingman is the secret combo weapon that is found in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

The Wingman is a modified Queen that attacks zombies instead of infecting humans. The Wingman is made by combining a Queen with a Nectar.

Making a Wingman will award the player the secret achievement Tape It or DIE!.

Attacks and Combo Card

Weapon Component Locations[]

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

Component Location Component Location
Dead rising Queen (Dead Rising 2).png

Location icon.png Throughout the mall, on the back of the neck of certain zombies Nectar
Dead rising Nectar (Dead Rising 2).png
Location icon.png Mixed drink


Maximum number of wingmen (5) following Chuck

  • This item is destroyed when thrown.[1]
  • Chuck can have up to 5 Wingmen follow him at once.
  • If Chuck has a shotgun out while you have a Wingman, they will not disappear and will have an unlimited number of kills. If Chuck drops or swaps the shotgun, then they may disappear if they are attacking. Chuck can acquire a shotgun from the guards on the Tiki statue in the Yucatan Casino or at the Arena entrance, but there is always one at the High-Noon Shooting Range.
  • If Chuck loses his Wingman while Chuck has a shotgun out, Chuck can enter a new area and the Wingman/men will reappear.
  • Never throw a Wingman. Throwing the bottle kills the Queen.
  • A Wingman can slow down a gas zombie but cannot kill them.
  • Considering that this combo card creates a golden version of the queen bee, this is most likely a reference to "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past"'s secret "Good Bee", that assisted killing enemies when released by the player.
  • The weapon appears to work by feeding a Queen wasp the "Nectar" mixed drink, as a yellow fluid can be seen at the bottom of the jar.
  • It does not matter what level Chuck is to create this weapon. Chuck will always receive a Combo Card for creating the item.
  • Neither the nectar nor the queen are labeled with the wrench icon that other combination items are seen with, indicating that it is a secret Combo Weapon.
  • The Wingman does not disappear when Chuck enters the Saferoom, even though Chuck cannot use weapons there.
  • While you are normally supposed to get a combo card for the Wingman upon it's creation, it's possible to get a Scratch Card for the Wingman instead. As shown in image below, despite the achievement being gained upon it's creation, the combo card was NEVER awarded in this pc playthrough. The reason remains unknown!


A glitch has caused creation of a scratch card instead of a combo card.


  1. In items.txt, this item has the line DestroyOnThrownImpact = "true". see Mod:List of items.