Ante Up
Goal Play poker at the Safe House.
Location Safe House
Start Time Time icon 9am, Sept. 27th
End Time Time icon 9am, Sept. 28th
PP 5,000 (Each Player Eliminated)
10,000 (All Players Eliminated)
"Hey Chuck, there's an, um, interesting poker game starting up in the Safe House. Might be good to just relax a little."
Stacey Forsythe
"Hey Frank, there's a... interesting poker game starting up in the Safe House. Might help you relax a little."
—Stacey, Off the Record version

Ante Up is a mission in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

Chuck/Frank is challenged to a Strip Poker game in the Safe House by three survivors that he has rescued. Each time a player loses all of their cash, they also remove a piece of clothing. The main difference between this mission and the High Rollers is how much it costs to buy into the game. Costing only $25,000 for Chuck/Frank to play.[1]


At least one of the following survivors must have been rescued for the mission to activate. When more than 3 of them have been rescued they are randomly chosen out of any of the survivors, including:

Poker RulesEdit

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  • If Chuck/Frank is eliminated and the Underwear clothing item has not been unlocked before then it can be found in Chuck's locker.
  • If Chuck/Frank eliminates Jack, he will unlock the item Knight Helmet, which is a part of the Knight Armor. This is the only way to acquire this helmet.
    • If any other players succeed in knocking out Jack while Chuck/Frank is still in the game, Chuck/Frank will still obtain the helmet. Chuck/Frank can choose to quit directly after he is knocked out and he will still have the helmet. It will be waiting in the locker, if he is not already wearing it.
  • In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Jack is wearing the Protoman Helmet instead of the Knight Helmet but all the same rules apply.

Trivia and NotesEdit

  • To satisfy the completion of this mission you are only required to be at the table when someone else is knocked out of the game.
  • Chuck/Frank can play with a friend during co-op mode. Use the magazines that give gambling bonuses to get more advantageous hands. This allows you to complete the mission in a shorter period of time, before the military arrives or other missions expire.
  • Having all three Gambling magazines (Gambling 1, Gambling 2 and Gambling 3) makes this much easier.
  • Neglecting to rescue the other survivors tied to this mission (Kristin, Woodrow, Cora, Trixie-Lynn) will result in a one-on-one match against Jack. This method, along with playing on co-op, may be the simplest way to defeat Jack and obtain the Knight's Helmet, considering that when you have other survivors in the game, and thus more money on the table, Jack's skills usually cause his winnings to sky-rocket, making him increasingly difficult to knock out of the game.
  • If you are playing this mission while waiting for the military to arrive, you can keep playing the poker game and automatically go to ending C.
  • No notifications are given to enter the room to watch the miitary rescue if you are playing this mission.
  • If you quit the game, any clothes removed from the players will remain removed in the succeeding games. This allows you to do other scoops in between games until you beat everyone.

The message screen for this mission states:

GOAL: Play poker in the Safe House
DESTINATION: Safe House Poker Room
I've been challenged to a poker game by the survivors back at the Safe House.



  1. a b Stratton, Stepehen (2010). Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Prima. 

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