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Dead Island: Riptide

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Dead Island Riptide
Release Date: 2013
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Deep Silver
Series: Dead Island
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Genre: First-Person Shooter

Dead Island Riptide is a full standalone sequel to Dead Island. It features most of the firearms seen from the previous game, as well as some newer weapons.

The following weapons appear in the video game Dead Island: Riptide:


Pistols in Riptide are the most commonly found firearm in the game that can be looted from crates and are used by several NPCs, including hostile human enemies. All weapons in this category shares the same 'Pistol Ammo' despite the obvious size differences between 9mm pistols and magnum-calibre revolvers.

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS returns from the first game as the 'Pistol'. It holds 15 rounds in a magazine and will sport a coloured compensator that corresponds to it's respective elemental mod, if modified with one.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
New playable character John Morgan holds the 'Pistol' as he escapes the ship in the prologue
John Morgan reloads the Pistol

Beretta 92SB

A new screenshot shows a Beretta 92SB.

Beretta Model 92SB - 9x19mm
A screenshot shows a very worn out Beretta 92SB.

Colt Python

Another screenshot shows a Colt Python. A unique, unusable version with a laser sight can be found in an abandoned bunker as part of a quest, simply being named as the 'Colt'.

Colt Python - .357 Magnum
Xia Ming holds a Colt Python.
Purna fire the Python in the They Thought Wrong" trailer.

Desert Eagle Mark I

The Desert Eagle Mark I from the first game returns as the 'Heavy Pistol'. It has a default 9-round capacity and modding the weapon with an elemental mod (such as fire, electric or poison rounds) will add a coloured compensator that would magically bestow the elemental properties.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum


Shotguns in Riptide are uncommon firearms that excel in close range engagements with the ability to easily dismember enemies and even dispatch high-level bosses with one shot if aimed carefully. Fixing elemental mods (such as electric, fire or poison mods) will manifest itself as the player specifically inserting different-coloured shells imbued with the element for the weapon. Like in Dead Island, each shotgun's appearance is randomly generated, with different stocks (or lack thereof), barrel chokes and sights attached to them.

Franchi SAS-12/PA8

The Franchi SAS-12/PA8 pump-action shotgun from the first game appears in a screenshot in the "They Thought Wrong" trailer.

Franchi SAS-12 - 12 gauge
The shotgun against the barricade.

Franchi SPAS-12

The Franchi SPAS-12 from the first game makes a return.

Franchi SPAS-12 - 12 Gauge
Purna wields a SPAS-12-based 'Shotgun' in first person.
Purna aims down the iron sights of the 'Shotgun'
Purna swiftly reloads the 'Shotgun'.
The world model of a SPAS-12-based 'Shotgun', this one without a stock.
Another version of the 'Shotgun', this one with a stock unfolded and hooded sights.

Winchester Model 1200/1300

The Winchester Model 1200/1300 makes a return from the first game as the 'Short Shotgun'.

Winchester Model 1200/1300 Defender with pistol grip - 12 gauge
John points the 'Short Shotgun' at a zombified marine who decided to sit and pout.
John, after putting the pouting zombie out of it's misery, pumps the shotgun
He proceeds to reload the shotgun in his quest to find more pouty zombies (NOTE: The odd effect at the top of the screen is simulating your character in the rain.
World model of a 'Short Shotgun'


Assault rifles in Riptide are initially scarce, but will later make more appearances mid-game and onwards being used by human NPCs both friendly and hostile. It offers additional firepower through the varying rates of fire, which is identified by the following prefixes: Auto Rifle, Burst-Shot Rifle and Single-Shot Rifle. Each rifle type in turn, is based off a certain family of weapons: "Auto Rifles" are mainly Kalashnikov rifles (which, as in the first game, are always modeled for some reason with short magazines); "Burst-Shot Rifles" are varying M16 models and "Single-Shot Rifles" are AR-15 variants. It also appears that like Dead Island the appearance of every assault rifle is random with different stocks, ironsights and barrel groups but still alluding to certain variants of each weapon system. Rifles can be upgraded for damage boots and modified to fire elemental rounds which manifests in the form of different coloured magazines loaded into the weapon.

'Auto Rifles'


The AK-105 makes a return from Dead Island as one of the many different 'Auto Rifles' variants.

AK-105 5.45x39mm
Purna holds an AK-105-based 'Auto Rifle' in first person.
Purna aims down the sights of the 'Auto-Rifle'. Note the rail mount present on all models with synthetic furniture.
Purna reloads the 'Auto-Rifle'.
World model of the 'Auto-Rifle' with full stock. Note the weapon clipping through the ledge.
World model of another AK-105 variant, with foldable stock and hybrid wooden-synthetic handguard.


The AK-74 and some variants return from the first game as a 'Auto Rifle'.

AK-74M 5.45x39mm
Purna holds an AK-74M-based 'Auto-Rifle' in first person.
Purna aims down the sights of the 'Auto-Rifle'. Note that this particular weapon has a rail mount and Krinkov-style rear sights.
Purna reloads the 'Auto-Rifle'.
World model of the 'Auto-Rifle', loaded with an orange bakelite magazine.
AK-74 5.45x39mm
World model of a similar 'Auto-Rifle' but with wooden furniture (and correct rear sights).


The AKS-74 is one of the possible variants of 'Auto Rifles' available for use.

AKS-74 5.45x39mm


The AKS-74U is another variant of 'Auto-Rifles' that can be found in the game, although there can be versions with a full-size wooden/synthetic stocks.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
John Morgan fires the 'Auto-Rifle' at the incoming horde of the dead.
John reloads the Auto-Rifle after emptying the magazine. Note the thumb clipping through the magazine.
World model of an AKS-74U-based 'Auto-Rifle'.
Another variant of the AKS-74U with a full wooden stock (making this an AK-74U?)


Unidentified AR-15 Variant

An unknown AR-15 variant appears as a 'Single-Shot Rifle'.

In a promotional picture, Purna fires the AR-15 at attacking zombies.
An Australian Air Force door gunner holds an AR-15 variant.
The same door gunner, but with a better view of the rifle. Note the full M16 stock attached, similar to a civilian 'Sporter Lightweight' rifle.

'Burst-Shot Rifles'

Colt M16A1

The M16A1 rifle with A2 handguards (due to the smaller barrel profile of an A1) appears as a 'Burst-Shot Rifle' and as the name suggests, it incorrectly fires in 3-round bursts.

M16A1 - 5.56x45mm.
Logan with an M16A1.

Sniper Rifles

Sniper rifles make their debut in Riptide. Rare and extremely powerful, sniper rifles offer long range options against enemies and shares it's ammo pool with assault rifles by using 'Rifle Ammo'. However, to balance their high damage output, no modification options are available for sniper rifles in-game.


The NDM-86 appears as the 'Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle' and can only be bought from rare vendors, usually in Henderson Town. A friendly NPC, Zoey also sells one after completing all of her three requests. It is depicted with a 5-round magazine and lighter wood furniture, compared to the original Dragunov SVD and it also features a mounted scope (with a reticle of a PSO-1). The ingame model is shared with the NDM-86 from Call of Juarez: The Cartel.

NDM-86 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Purna holds a 'Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle' in first-person view.
Purna reloads the 'Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle'. It shares the same reloading animation as the 'Auto Rifles' and upon closer inspection the magazine appears to be that of a curved 7.62x54mm R version.
A view of a somewhat-accurate reticle of a PSO-1 scope.
The world model of the 'Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle' while Purna holds her electrically-modified Desert Eagle ('Pride Heavy Pistol'). Note the straight .308 magazine compared the the first-person model's curved one.

Remington M24

The Remington M24 with an light-OD finish appears as the 'Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle'. It can be bought from certain vendors, but one Common Quality rifle will always spawn on top of a billboard advertisement at Pinai Ferry Station. It is depicted as a single shot weapon, as the player pulls the bolt back and chambers a new round before locking the bolt back, not loading the internal magazine with additional rounds. The model is shared with the M24 featured in Call of Juarez: The Cartel

M24 sniper rifle with Harris bipod - .300 Winchester Magnum
Purna holds a 'Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle' on an overlook.
Purna reloads her rifle by inserting a fresh round into the chamber immediately after ejecting the previous round.
A view of the scope's reticle.
The world model of the 'Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle'. This one can be consistently found at this spot, next to it's previous (read:dead) owner on top of a truck bizarrely mounted on a billboard.


M18 Smoke Grenade

The M18 Smoke Grenade returns again, functioning as an incendiary grenade once more.

M18 Smoke Grenade

Mk II Hand Grenade

The Mk 2 hand grenade returns from Dead Island, as a regular frag grenade.

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Mounted Weapons and Launchers

GE M134

The GE M134 minigun called the 'Mounted Machinegun' can be found unassembled in certain 'hub areas' or base camps. Initially collapsed and kept in storage condition, the player(s) must carry them to pre-designated positions around their base and assemble them before being able to mount and fire the minigun. Contrary to common video game depictions, it actually has a limited ammo pool of 400 rounds, but otherwise has a unrealistic sluggish rate of fire compared to the real thing.

General Electric M134 with first pattern spade grip mount and crosshair sights. - 7.62x51mm NATO
The GE M134 minigun (boxed in red) is seen in the "They Thought Wrong" trailer.
A 'Mounted Machinegun' is seen mounted on a crashed Australian Defence Force helicopter. Note that despite being fixed on a proper helicopter mount, it still has a tripod attached to the gun itself.
Another shot of the 'Mounted Machinegun' dropped onto the floor. Note the tripod folded in parallel to the barrels.
A folded GE M134 casually held by Purna. Apparently the survivors can carry a 90+ pound mounted weapon effortlessly, even being able to toss it the same distance as they can with a propane tank!
A GE M134 properly mounted on a fixed position. Here you can see that the fixed weapon has no form of ammunition feeding mechanism or even storage.
A first-person view of the 'Mounted Machinegun'. Note weapon's logo on the top-right corner of the image, which resembles a handheld version of the GE M134 with chainsaw grip.
Purna aims down the anti-aircraft-like sights of the 'Mounted Machinegun'. Note the lack of any rear sight, which in reality would make this weapon virtually impossible to aim.


The M72A2 LAW appears in the game as the 'M72 Launcher'. The launcher first appears on the ground during the story mission 'Evacuation'. It correctly holds only one shot, but incorrectly depicted as reloadable (instead of it's real-life disposable nature), with up to 6 additional rockets held by the player. The M72 LAW is unique in a sense that it is one of the few weapons in the game that is found consistent in both damage output and rarity, meaning there is only one version of the weapon and that it cannot be modified in any way.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
Logan aims the M72A2 LAW at a Australian Air Force helicopter in a cutscene.
A first-person view of the 'M72 LAW'. Note the inventory image on the top-right corner depicting it fully extended.
Purna aims down the sight of the 'M72 LAW'.
Purna reloads the 'M72 LAW' despite the real M72 LAW being unable to do so in field conditions. Note that the stabilizing fins appear to be folded-in giving it an almost mortar shell-like appearance.
A world model of the 'M72 LAW'. The front sight is flipped open despite the rest of tube being compact.

Unusable Weapons

Beretta 92FS Inox

Some pre-release screenshots show Purna and Xia Ming with the Beretta 92FS Inox. Presumably there were placeholders of Dead Island's "McCall's 9mm", a legendary-grade pistol which did not make it into Riptide.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Xia with the 92 Inox.
Purna with a Beretta 92 Inox with what appears to be a underbarrel flashlight.
Purna with a Beretta 92 Inox circled in red.


Sam. B has the same IMI Uzi tattoo from the first game.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
Sam. B with his tattoo of the Uzi.

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