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Legendary Weapons are uniquely named orange weapons in Dead Island, obtained from locked metal chests, random drops from Butchers, Rams, Suiciders or as quest rewards. They are often very powerful compared to a same-level basic version of the weapon.

Like Exceptional rarity weapons, Legendary Weapons do not spawn with any Name Prefix (e.g. "Slaughtering", "Lethal", "Tiring").

Something else to note is that legendary weapons are even better than the not-named orange 'exceptional' weapons of the same level. For example, a level 60 Pick of Destiny will have better stats than an orange regular pickaxe of the same level.

List of Legendary Weapons

Dead Island

Dead Island: Riptide

Some Legendary Weapons return in Dead Island: Riptide, though being distributed in a different fashion and at a different rarity. Only five Legendary Weapons can be found in Dead Island: Riptide:

  • Banisher - In the southeast part of Halai Village, on the deck of the tallest house in the area. Alternatively it can be found stuck in a tree near to Paradise Survival Camp
  • Bouncer's Pal - Next to two corpses and a backpack next to the Halai Village billboard from the Hoyahoya Bar
  • Master Chef - Found in a tree behind some trailers at the far end of the Helicopter Wreck
  • Pick of Destiny - Next to Angela Guerra Recording Part 5 in Halai Village
  • Tijuana Machete - Lodged in the bar at Paradise Survival Camp

These weapons appear in fixed locations within the Flooded Jungle, match the player's level directly, and will re-appear whenever the area is left and revisited. Importantly, these Legendary Weapons are not of normal Legendary (orange) rarity, instead appearing as Common (white) rarity weapons with corresponding lower statistics. These "Common Legendaries" will also spawn with one of the Common-rarity prefixes (e.g. "Spiteful", "Flimsy", "Tiring") and the associated penalty to statistics, if applicable.

Outside of the above five weapons, no other Legendary Weapons appear within Dead Island: Riptide. Legendary Weapons are not given as quest rewards and cannot be obtained randomly from any containers or defeated enemies. Despite this, data for all Legendary Weapons from Dead Island is present in the resources of Dead Island: Riptide.

Dead Island 2

Legendary weapons return in Dead Island 2, however unlike in previous games, most will only begin to appear after completion of all the main story quests, meaning you must complete the game to be eligible for most legendary weapons to begin appearing. A total of ten legendary weapons are present in the game.

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