Dead On Arrival 2 Cheats And Tips
Our guide to the gruesome new zombie game.
Dead On Arrival 2 is far from a perfect zombie killing game, but as a free-to-play title, it offers more than its fair share of thrills. Besides, any time you have an opportunity to turn zombies into frozen creamsicles, you should take it.
On that note, here are a few tips to help get you started in the game.
How do Z Bucks work in Dead On Arrival 2?
Z Bucks are the in-game currency. You'll start off with some, given to you by your guide, and you can earn more by killing zombies in the game. The more you kill, the quicker you'll rack up Z Bucks in your account.
Z Bucks may run out sooner than expected. You're required to spend Z bucks whenever you purchase weapons from one of the nearby shops, or to open select doors so you can keep going in a level.
Fortunately, there are more than enough zombies to go around that you can keep earning money without being gouged with in-app purchases.
When do I need to spend money on Z bucks in Dead On Arrival 2?
That's totally your call. The game provides an option to purchase optional Z bucks, ranging from $0.99 to $99.99 depending on which package you want, but there are plenty to go around with killing zombies.
How can I earn free Z bucks in Dead On Arrival 2?
There's a page full of promotional offers, requiring you to watch videos or do something else to earn a few bucks. Do this first before breaking out your wallet.
What costume items are available in Dead On Arrival 2?
If you're not up for your character's Fonz look, you can change three different parts of his attire - top, middle and bottom. Considering the game provides a top-down view, we suggest sticking with top the most. The football helmet is novel, but, really, you should save up for the horse helmet. It may cost the most (70,000), but it's quite decorative when you're going on a zombie-killing spree.
What upgrades are available in Dead On Arrival 2?
There are two types - mods and unlocks. Mods provide you with boosters and special weaponry, while unlocks give you access to permanent boosts, as well as easier access to some weapons.
What are the best mods and upgrades to buy in Dead On Arrival 2?
There are some great tools of the trade here, like a sniper rifle and magnum Gatling gun, but the most fun comes from the flamethrower and freeze gun. They're the most expensive, but they dish out mega-damage on the zombies - and add a neat little visual effect when you finish them off, either by melting away their bodies or turning them into ice cubes.
Definitely shop through the unlocks when you're going for weapons, but don't be afraid to shop around for a few mods if you prefer short-term use.
How can I destroy the larger tank enemies in Dead On Arrival 2?
The more powerful weapons are the way to go. The rocket launcher is good, but its slow firing rate may leave something to be desired. The flamethrower is good too, but its limited range could put you in harm's way.
Your best bet - and again, we love this weapon - is the assault rifle. It does consistent damage from a distance where you won't get killed. Just make sure you refill your ammo.
What bundles should I purchase in Dead On Arrival 2?
Bundles usually offer some special deal for weapons, armor or invincibility. These are best reserved for long-term players who want an added edge for wiping out larger groups of enemies. The invincibility bundle lets you take more damage without losing health, while the armor protects you from hits from stronger enemies. As for the weapon bundle, it's a limited pack of special weapons, good for taking on boss enemies.
These require real cash - no Z bucks bundles here, except one for "dapper wear" - so the best way to go is either invincibility or weapons. Buying usual amounts of weapons is your best bet, but this package will give you some real power right away - enough to contend with the bigger "tank" creatures that appear over the course of the game.
Are the invincibility and armor bundles worth it in Dead On Arrival 2?
They are, especially for later stages in the game when more enemies come at you. Invincibility is better when it comes to clearing through throngs of undead, while armor serves a greater purpose when it comes to bigger tank enemies. Invest in both if you prefer.
How does co-op multiplayer work in Dead On Arrival 2?
Select the multiplayer option and follow the directions when it comes to co-op play. Local is really the best way to go, so see if you have any friends interested in playing a session. Otherwise, the game runs kind of slow. The more the merrier, especially when it comes to hordes of enemies.
What's the best way to beat levels in Dead On Arrival 2?
Since the game throws throngs of zombies at you in waves, the best way to go around it is to keep moving. The zombies move quickly, and you don't want to trap yourself in a corner, where they can easily crowd you and do up-close damage. Keep moving around so they're consistently behind you, and use your weapons whenever you can. You can refill your ammo in the mid-stage power-up menu, so don't be afraid to do so. Once you find an opportunity to go into the new area, do it.
How do traps work in Dead On Arrival 2?
Traps are cool. They're scattered throughout each stage, and if you manage to capture enough zombies, you can take them out quickly and in a messy manner. Get them to follow you into the trap, then quickly activate it and watch the smushing begin.
NOTE: In multiplayer, watch out for your fellow players! You don't want them to get trapped in there. If the zombies don't kill them, the impact of the trap will. Trust me, they will remember.
How do mid-round power-ups work in Dead On Arrival 2?
You'll definitely want to take advantage of these, since you're likely to run out of ammo mowing down groups of zombies during a survival wave. There are many available, including the ability to unlock all doors (750 Z bucks), temporary invincibility (500 Z bucks) and a combination package that has invincibility, one-shot kill power and unlimited ammo for a short time (1,000 Z bucks).
The other power-ups sub-menu involves weapons. You can purchase the crossbow, mini-gun, rocket launcher and freeze ray for a one-time use, ranging anywhere from 400 to 1,200 Z bucks depending on power.
The two items you'll want to pay attention to, however, are refill ammo and double damage. They're pretty affordable at 250 to 300 Z coins a pop, and they'll keep you going in a stage, even if you're overrun with zombies. Keep these on supply as much as you can.