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Kill the Pain is a hard difficulty continuous quest given to the Hero by Houston in Dead Island: Riptide.


Bring Houston painkillers.


  • Talk to Houston to start the quest.
  • He needs painkillers as he's in a lot of pain and needs them to suppress it.
  • As you play through the game, loot everything as you normally would, including painkillers as you find them.
  • When you're next in the Halai Village safehouse, head over to Houston and turn over all your painkillers.
  • This can be completed an unlimited amount of times until the end of the game.


  • The quest only appears after completing the main quest Saving Holy Man.
  • There's a fast travel map in the safehouse so you can easily get to/from Houston.
  • Painkillers are not used for anything else, so keep handing them over until you have no more left.
  • He'll pay cash per one bottle of painkillers. As such, if you have 5 painkillers in your inventory, you can complete the quest 5 times.