There are 6 different ‘Slayers’ in Dead Island 2 that players can choose from, ranging from an extremely cowardly exotic dancer to an Irish punk who participates in roller derby, and each one has a very distinctive appearance. Given that the game is first-person, it seems to reason that characters’ looks shouldn’t really matter until they’re playing in co-op.
Players can choose from a total of six characters in the co-op mode and can play in groups of three. Each of these characters, or Slayers, has special skills and a distinct personality. In addition to having unique skills and applications, Jacob, Ryan, Bruno, Dani, Carla, and Amy all have alternative clothing that players can switch between.
However, individuals who hold this view are neglecting the fact that they frequently observe their character’s arms and legs when playing the game. Players frequently see their character’s legs and arms in Dead Island 2, whether it be through Flying Kicks, Drop Kicks, swinging weapons, or simply gazing down while running, therefore it’s important to know how exactly players can switch skins if it’s even feasible.
How to use character packs to change outfits in Dead Island 2
We have good news and terrible news for you if you’re having trouble figuring out how to alter your clothing in Dead Island 2. The good news is that there is a convincing explanation for why you haven’t been able to find this option yet, but the bad news is that despite being advertised as a bonus for players who pre-order or buy the special editions of the game, the character packs won’t be delivered until at least the summer.
You can access the following Dead Island 2 clothes when these character packs ultimately release, hopefully in the summer:
- Character Pack 1: Rodeo Sunset skin for Jacob
- Character Pack 2: Amy’s skin for the Neurunner
Those are the only skins we are aware of as of right now; other clothes may be revealed later as a part of the Expansion Pass or future DLC. When the new skins are released, we don’t yet know precisely how you’ll be able to alter your Dead Island 2 attire, but it’s probable that you’ll do it through the Slayer page in the player menu.
Switch Skins In Dead Island 2
However, it’s quite probable that the process for changing clothing will be done through the Slayer Menu option on the Main Menu when the system eventually does get it into the game. When more cosmetics are added to the game later in 2023, there will probably be a third option to “Switch Costumes,” since at the moment the two alternatives are to switch between Slayers or delete the Slayer totally.
The only pieces of each Slayer that players will be able to actively see in single-player are the sleeves, nail polish, trousers and shoes because the game is third-person, thus it’s highly likely that any subsequent costumes will focus on making these aesthetically distinct.
This theory is essentially established by the Rodeo Sunset Jacob costume from the Character Pack 1 advertising photos and the Neurunner Amy costume from Character Pack 2. Players will be able to detect the difference even in first person since these DLC outfits specifically have sleeves in contrast to Jacob and Amy’s mesh or no sleeves in their default outfits.
Switch Costumes in Dead Island 2
Dead Island 2’s official Twitter account just tweeted that the game does not presently support changing into different costumes. The Character Packs 1 and 2 that players purchased with the Deluxe ($64.99) and Gold ($79.99) Editions of the game will probably be “delivered” in the summer of 2023, according to this tweet.
There is a good component to take into account, even though the player base’s reaction to this has been very divisive, especially in light of how these Packs’ marketing was done (albeit no release date was ever expressly stated). In essence, Dead Island 2’s core gameplay elements would have been far better off being delayed than the game’s cosmetics, don’t you think? In any case, it’s a strange situation all around, and many are speculating as to whether they’ll have to wait just as long for the cosmetics for the other 4 Slayers besides Amy and Jacob or if they’ll all be released at the same time.
How to Access Bonus Weapon & Weapon Cosmetics
Finally, let’s quickly go through Dead Island 2’s “Weapon Outfits.” Players will have access to a wide variety of different weapons and weapon skins, including the Memories of Banoi weapons, the Golden Weapons, and the Pulp Weapons, through Pre-Orders and from the various Editions of the game. Unfortunately, both the Casimir and Julienne twin-bladed weapon from Character Pack 2 and the Devil’s Horseshoes hand weapon from Character Pack 1 are as unavailable as the Outfits. However, getting the other weapons or weapon skins is simple.
- Memories of Banoi: As soon as Carlos the NPC Trader becomes available as a Merchant in Emma’s Mansion in Bel-Air, grab these for nothing.
- Golden Weapons: Only accessible after spending at least 4+ hours on the game’s main story quest and arriving at the Serling Hotel on Ocean Avenue. Take these from Dougie the NPC Trader in the pub area.
- Pulp Weapon: Same as with the Gold Weapons, only obtainable after reaching Serling Hotel on Ocean Avenue.
Remember that these alternative weapons and weapon skins will scale with the player’s level when purchased, but if a player purchases them early, they may simply use the workbench’s level-matching feature to keep them relevant. Additionally, dumping any of the weapons from the Deluxe or Gold Edition packs will only leave them on the ground for an ally if that partner has that Bonus Content installed. In contrast, dropping any other weapon to give it to an ally in online co-op is possible.
Now is the time to purchase Dead Island 2 on the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.