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For the infected version, see Mutated Wayne.

Wayne is a survivor featured in Dead Island: Riptide. Prior to the outbreak, Wayne worked as a construction worker, however when the outbreak happened, he copes by telling a lot of jokes, mostly related to the zombie outbreak and dying. He is first encountered at the Paradise Survival Camp, and becomes a merchant until the trip to Henderson. As the group leaves Marik's Marina to meet up with the Hero in the main quest House of God, Wayne falls behind and gets bitten. When the Hero exits the tunnels, he changes into a Wrestler called Mutated Wayne. Just like the other merchants of the Paradise Survival Camp group, Wayne's shop can be upgraded three times by completing the Best Merchandise for Wayne series of quests.


Wayne is a young to middle aged man with a clean shaven face. He wears a green button-up shirt, faded jeans held by a black belt, and grey sneakers. He also wears a dark blue hip pouch, a large black band on his left wrist, and a pale yellow bandana.


Wayne is a Thrown Weapons merchant. He sells most variants of throwing knives such as: the Bloodletter and the Dragon Knife, as well as other throwable items such as flares and Molotov Cocktails.


  • Part III of Wayne's team quest requires Cyanoacrylate Glue, which is not available until the heroes reach Henderson. Because Wayne becomes unavailable prior to reaching Henderson, it is impossible to fully upgrade his inventory on the first play-through unless another player who has already reached Henderson joins the game. However, It is possible in the Definitive edition, as Cyanoacrylate Glue does spawn in Jungles dead zones.