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For For the weapon of the same name in the main games, see Fire Axe.
DIRR fire axe drop

The Fireaxe is a type of unique weapon available in Dead Island: Retro Revenge. It can only be obtained in world 3 via the POW crate, where it is a drop that can be used for a limited time (~11 seconds) before it disappears.


Unlike the main games, the fireaxe is a temporary pickup rather than a permanent weapon and lasts for a short amount of time at around 11 seconds or so. The fireaxe is a powerful weapon as it crushes any enemy killed with it. While not a one hit kill to everything, it is more powerful than Max's normal fists in the way that it enlarges the crosshair in which Max can hit enemies, making landing perfect hits much easier and extending the range of his hits. It can also crush through barriers, something normally reserved for the super weapon, Magic Power and projectiles. However, it doesn't make Max invulnerable, as he can still be hit while using it and despite its power, the zombies will still have the same strengths, so attacking a Leader with a forwards attack will still cause Max to get hit, even while using the fireaxe. Once the weapon pickup has expired, Max will return to his default fists but any Score Multiplier gained while using the fireaxe is retained.


  • Unlike a super weapon, it does not activate the blue double score multiplier when it is active.
  • The fireaxe functions identically to the Sledgehammer and Machete from world 1 and 2.


  • The head of the fireaxe is red and is engulfed in fire. The sharp side extends a bit downwards, allowing the axe to be used to pry things open. The back of the head also has a pick-shaped pointed poll, like a real life fire axe would. The handle is made of wood. The top of the handle is enclosed in some red device, likely the source of the fire.
  • The name of the fireaxe is misspelled in the unlock screen as it should contain a space between 'fire' and 'axe'.