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Fire Axe (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Fire Axe
Type Melee
Uses 35
Strength Great
Location Fortune City Arena
Safe House
South Plaza
Yucatan Casino
Fits in Inventory Yes

The fire axe is a weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

The Firefighter's axe, fire axe, or pick head axe has a pick-shaped pointed poll (area of the head opposite the cutting edge). It is decorated in red to make it easily visible during an emergency. Its primary use is for breaking down doors and windows.

This weapon can be combined with sledge hammer to make the Defiler.

Fire axes can be found commonly in the Underground as well as in the Fortune City Arena, in addition to a few in the Yucatan Casino and a couple in the Safe House.


Dead rising fire axe main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to perform a quick limb-slicing horizontal swing with the axe.

Dead rising fire axe combo
  • Combo: Quickly tap X/Square again to perform a follow-up swing.

Dead rising fire axe alternate
  • Alternate: Hold X/Square and Chuck will swing the axe down vertically, slicing off a zombie's limb or a piece of their head.
  • Thrown: Hold Ltrigger and tap X/Square to throw the axe end-over-end. If it hits a zombie, the blade will embed itself into them and kill them instantly.


  • In items.txt is a weapon called FiremanFireAxe probably for the Fire Fighter Skills Pack, which has exactly the same appearance as the fire axe.
  • In the beta version of Dead Rising 2, the Fire Axe could bisect enemies, but due to problems, the axe can now only decapitate, not bisect.[Verification needed]

Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with

Unique to Fire Axe

  1. Fire Axe
  2. Mining Pick
  1. Fire Axe
  2. Hockey Stick


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