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Death in the Glass is a very easy difficulty continuous event given to the Hero by Harlan Johnson in Dead Island.


Harlan will give you one Molotov Cocktail for every three bottles of alcohol you bring him.


  • Talk to Harlan to start the quest.
  • He tells you that he can use some of the spare gas that you brought him to make some molotovs. If you bring him the bottles, he'll use the gas to make molotovs for you.
  • As you travel around the game, collect as many bottles of alcohol as you can.
  • It's much easier in the Definitive Collection, as alcohol and throwables have their own inventory category and can have an infinite amount carried, unlike the old versions where alcohol would take up a valuable weapon slot.
  • When you next pass Harlan, drop by and collect your rewards.


  • Death in the Glass is the final of three quests offered by Harlan.
  • This is one of the best sources of Molotov Cocktails in the game. Fiery Drinks given by Mike gives as much xp and a Molotov Cocktail as well but for 5 bottles of alcohol. A mod found in the resort Hotel will allow the player to create a Molotov Cocktail with 2 bottles of alcohol and a rag as well as costing $50 cash. No xp is received in this case.
  • With Patch 1.3 the XP reward was increased to 100.
  • You can get 10 molotovs for a full stack of 30 alcohol, making it a very good source of mollys if you don't want to craft them yourself.