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Magazines are items found in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Magazines increase Chuck or Frank's abilities in different ways, so long as they are in his inventory. Magazines are equivalent to books in Dead Rising and Dead Rising 3 (see Dead Rising 3 Books).

There are 28 magazines available in Dead Rising 2 and two magazines available in Case Zero. In comparison, Dead Rising had 24 books. Magazine's effects are cumulative, meaning the same effects the magazines provide build upon each other, increasing with each magazine.[1] If another player is carrying one in co-op mode, copies will not appear.

Different magazines have different effects. Press X when Chuck is holding the magazine in his hands to see the book's effects. None of the magazines have any effect on the durability of combo weapons.

Tutorial screensEdit

Dead rising 2 case 0 magazine info screen
Dead rising 2 tutorial magazines justin tv
Case Zero:
  • There are magazines in many of the stores around Still Creek, holding them grants special abilities.
  • Magazines increase the durability of your weapons. Holding more magazines at once will result in more durability!
  • Press X while holding a magazine to read it and see what it does.
Dead Rising 2:
  • There are magazines in many of the stores around Fortune City, holding them grants special abilities.
  • Some magazines increase the durability of your weapons. Holding more magazines at once will result in more durability!
  • Other magazines grant special bonus powers. Press X to read the magazine and see what it does.

Magazine ListEdit

Magazine also found in Case Zero (Health 1 also found in Case West)
Magazine found only in Off the Record
Magazine found only in Case West
Magazine also found in Case West


Magazine Name Location/MissionEffectItems affected
Amusement
Dead rising Amusement
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Palisades Mall - Ultimate Playhouse first floor

Location icon Off the Record:

Yucatan CasinoBaron Von Brathaus (Y101) - On the bar by the Employees Only sign by the kitchen.[2]
Item+
Novelty items last three times as long
Dead rising attack icon  Baseball Bat

Dead rising attack icon Beach Ball

Dead rising attack icon Donkey Lamp

Dead rising attack icon Electric Guitar

Dead rising attack icon Foam Hand

Dead rising attack icon Football

Dead rising attack icon Giant Stuffed Bull

Dead rising attack icon Giant Stuffed Donkey

Dead rising attack icon Giant Stuffed Elephant

Dead rising attack icon Giant Stuffed Rabbit

Dead rising attack icon Massager

Dead rising attack icon Novelty Cell Phone

Dead rising attack icon Novelty Poker Chip

Dead rising attack icon Robot Bear

Dead rising attack icon Stick Pony

Dead rising attack icon Toy Helicopter

Dead rising attack icon Wacky Hammer

Bargaining 1
Dead rising Bargaining 1
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Americana Casino - Accessed from second floor of Bennie Jack’s BBQ Shack, jump across light fixtures.

Location icon Off the Record:

Royal Flush PlazaYesterday, Today & Tomorrow (R114) - On the front end of the kiosk on the counter.[2]
Skill+
Lowers the cost of items in the pawnshop by 10%.
Bargaining 2
Dead rising Bargaining 2
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Food Court - Accessed by jumping on the Snack machines next to Lombardi's. Jump onto Lombardi's awning to access the hidden storage space. At the far end of the storage area.

Location icon Off the Record:

Royal Flush PlazaYesterday, Today & Tomorrow (R114) - On the front end of the kiosk on the counter.[2]
Skill+
Lower the cost of items in the pawnshop by 10%.
Bikes
Dead rising Bikes
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Slot Ranch Casino (Vault Area/North East Cashier)

Location icon Off the Record:

Underground - Near the Yucatan Casino Ramp - On some boxes in the left hand corner. (In Story magazine cannot be accessed until Case 7-2).[2]
Item +
Bikes last three times as long
Blades
Dead rising Blades
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Underground (Warehouse D - Closest entrance is from Palisades Mall)

Location icon Case West:

Storage Bay[3]

Location icon Off the Record:

Royal Flush Plaza Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (R114)[4]
Item +
Edged weapons last three times as long
Dead rising attack icon  Battle Axe

Dead rising attack icon Bowie Knife
Dead rising attack icon Broadsword
Dead rising attack icon Cement Saw
Dead rising attack icon Chainsaw
Dead rising attack icon Chef Knife
Dead rising attack icon Fire Axe
Dead rising attack icon Giant Pink Chainsaw
Dead rising attack icon Katana Sword
Dead rising attack icon Lance
Dead rising attack icon Lawnmower
Dead rising attack icon Machete
Dead rising attack icon Magician Sword
Dead rising attack icon Meat Cleaver
Dead rising attack icon Propane Tank
Dead rising attack icon Saw Blade
Dead rising attack icon Scissors
Dead rising attack icon Spear
Dead rising attack icon Tomahawk
Dead rising attack icon Case West: Bone Saw[3]
Dead rising attack icon Case West: Katana Sword (Case West)
Dead rising attack icon Case West: Sickle
Dead rising attack icon Case West: Surgical Saw

Building
Dead rising Building
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
South Plaza (On the scaffolding between the west and central statues)

Location icon Case Zero:

Uncle Bill's Department Store

Location icon Off the Record:

South Plaza - On the upper walkway across from Ultimate Playhouse.[2]
Item +
Tools and construction items last three times as long
Dead rising attack icon  2 x4

Dead rising attack icon Acetylene Tank
Dead rising attack icon Battery
Dead rising attack icon Brick
Dead rising attack icon Broom Handle
Dead rising attack icon Bucket (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising attack icon Chainsaw (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising attack icon Construction Hat
Dead rising attack icon Crowbar
Dead rising attack icon Drill Motor
Dead rising attack icon Giant Pink Chainsaw
Dead rising attack icon Large Wrench
Dead rising attack icon Lead Pipe
Dead rising attack icon Metal Barricade
Dead rising attack icon Mining Pick
Dead rising attack icon Paint Can
Dead rising attack icon Pallet
Dead rising attack icon Pitchfork
Dead rising attack icon Plywood
Dead rising attack icon Power Drill
Dead rising attack icon Push Broom (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising attack icon Pylon (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising attack icon Sledge Hammer
Dead rising attack icon Spool of Wire
Dead rising attack icon Spot Light
Dead rising attack icon Square Sign
Dead rising attack icon Wacky Hammer

Combat 1
Dead rising Combat 1
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Palisades Mall - Stan's Large Print Books & Magazines second floor

Location icon Off the Record:

Silver Strip - Luaii Wauwii (N105) - on the outside rear mini bar.[2]
PP+
Get a 10% Boost to PP's earned from weapon kills
Combat 2
Dead rising Combat 2
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Royal Flush Plaza - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Location icon Off the Record:

Palisades Mall - Stan's Large Print Books & Mags (P206) - Right hand side isle of the store.[2]
PP+
Get a 10% Boost to PP's earned from weapon kills
Combat 3
Dead rising Combat 3
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Underground (Warehouse A - Closest entrance is from Americana Casino)

Location icon Off the Record:

Slot Ranch Casino - On the couch in the Security Room by the Vault.[2]
PP+
Get a 10% Boost to PP's earned from weapon kills
Domestic
Dead rising Domestic
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Fortune Park in Maintenance Room 12

Location icon Off the Record:

Fortune City Hotel - On a small table on the left hand side of the lobby.[2]
Item+
Furniture items have three times the durability
Dead rising attack icon  See article
Drinking
Dead rising Drinking
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Atlantica Casino - Climb around the south giant clamshell, near the magic stage. Jump to the decorative octopus arms.

Location icon Off the Record:

Americana Casino - On the ledge after Jumping across the square lights from Bennie Jack's BBQ Shack - Next to a Money Case - Battleaxe - Orange Juice and Giant Stuffed Rabbit.[2]

Drinking excessive alcohol will not make Chuck sick
Driving
Dead rising Driving
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Americana Casino - Bennie Jack's BBQ Shack

Location icon Off the Record:

Platinum Strip - Paradise Platinum Screens (S104) - On top on the Showtimes Sign for the Paradise Platinum Screens.[2]
Item+
4x4 lasts three times as long
Erotic Magazine
Dead rising Gambling 2
Location icon  Off the Record:
Hot Excitorama - During the mission Snake in the Grass[Verification needed]
Skill+
10% boost to PP from female survivor related activities
Erotica Location icon  Off the Record:
Slot Ranch Casino - In the Mens Bathroom in the open stale at the end.[2]
Photography
Get a 100% boost from erotica photograph PP.
Gambling 1
Dead rising Gambling 1
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Royal Flush Plaza - Ragazines second floor

Location icon Off the Record:

Americana CasinoBennie Jack's BBQ Shack (A101) - Second Floor on the counter near the Square Lights.[2]
Gambling +
Significant increases when playing gambling games
Gambling 2
Dead rising Gambling 2
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Palisades Mall - Stan's Large Print Books & Magazines second floor

Location icon Off the Record:

Americana CasinoBennie Jack's BBQ Shack (A101) - Second Floor on the counter near the Square Lights.[2]
Gambling +
Significant increases when playing gambling games
Gambling 3
Dead rising Gambling 3
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Silver Strip - Shamrock Casino - behind counter along wall

Location icon Off the Record:

Uranus ZoneFortune City Bank (U109) -Inside the Vault in Security Box #304. (Story Mode Only).[2]
Gambling +
Significant increases when playing gambling games
Games
Dead rising Games
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Atlantica Casino Poker Room

Location icon Off the Record:

Royal Flush PlazaRags Mags (R212) - Up against the main Book Shelves on the left side of the store.[2]
Item+
Entertainment items have three times the durability.
Dead rising attack icon  See article
Hand-to-Hand
Dead rising Hand-to-Hand
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Royal Flush Plaza - Ragazines Second Floor

Location icon Case West:

Living Quarters - Living Quarters A7[3]

Location icon Off the Record:

Fortune City Arena - Security Room on the left hand side next to a dead Security Guard[2]
Attack+
Significant power boost in bare-handed attacks.
Health 1 (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Health 1 (Dead Rising 2)
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Royal Flush Plaza - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Location icon Case Zero:

Ed's Friendly Barber Shop

Location icon Case West:

Living Quarters - Living Quarters A7[3]

Location icon Off the Record:

Palisades Mall - Stan's Large Print Books & Mags (P206)- Near the front of the store.[2]
Health+
Food's health restoration boosted by 50%
Health 2 (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Health 2 (Dead Rising 2)
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Yucatan Casino - Baron Von Brathaus

Location icon Case West:

Secure Laboratory[3]

Location icon Off the Record:

Food Court - Hungry Joe's Pizzeria (F107) - On top of the fridge in the back of the store, jump on the counter to reach it.[2]
Health+
Food's health restoration boosted by 100%
Horror 1
Dead rising Horror 1 (Dead Rising 2)
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Royal Flush Plaza - Ragazines Second floor

Location icon Off the Record:

Underground - In the Americana Casino's Underground Loading Dock - by a Construction Hat - Folding Chair and a working Cash Diet Slot Machine.[2]
PP+
Get a 10% Boost to PP's earned from killing zombies
Horror 2
Dead rising Horror 2
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Palisades Mall - Stan's Large Print Books & Magazines Second Floor

Location icon Off the Record:

Fortune Park - On top of the scaffolding next to the main doors to the Fortune City Hotel.[2]
PP+
Get a 10% Boost to PP's earned from killing zombies
Juice Boost
Dead rising Juice Boost
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Silver Strip - Luaii Wauwii - counter of the restaurant’s outdoor bar near maintenance room

Location icon Off the Record:

Atlantica Casino - On top of the Jelly Fish walkways next to a Training Sword - by the Poker Room.[2]

Consumed mixed juices' effects last twice as long.
Leadership
Dead rising Leadership
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Silver Strip - One Little Duck Bingo

Location icon Off the Record:

Royal Flush PlazaRags Mags (R212) - In front of the Fiction Book Case.[2]
Skill+
Survivors are more effective while in Chuck's party.
Photography 1 Location icon  Off the Record:
Uranus ZoneFirst Aid Station - On a small table – The First Aid station is next to the UFO Crash ride..[2]
Photography
Get a 10% PP boost from Photographs
Photography 2 Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Palisades Mall - Robsaka Mobile - On the counter next to the Cash Register

Location icon Off the Record:

Palisades Mall - Robsaka Mobile (P217) - On the counter next to the Cash Register.[2]
Photography
Get a 10% PP boost from Photographs
Playboy
Dead rising Playboy
Location icon  Palisades Mall First floor (On top of the central grotto) (i.e. the pool with the slide) - Dead Rising 2 only
PP+
Get a 10% boost to PP from female survivor-related activities
Psychos
Dead rising Psychos
Location icon  Dead Rising 2
Platinum Strip - Paradise Platinum Screens - roof - Snack machines next to Cash Gordon's Casino, climb on roof, and jump across the roofs to the end

Location icon Off the Record:

Palisades Mall - Stan's Large Print Books and Mags (P206) - In the middle isle of the store.[2]
PP+
Get a 25% boost to PP from defeating psychos
Rescue
Dead rising Rescue
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Fortune City Arena security room

Location icon Off the Record:

Silver Strip - One Little Duck Bingo (N102) - at the rear of the bingo hall by the Bingo Ball Cage.[2]
PP+
Get a 25% boost to PP from survivor-related activities.
Science Location icon  Case West - Living Quarters A4[3] - on shelf
Item+
Science and medical items last 3x longer
Dead rising attack icon  Bone Saw

Dead rising attack icon Hot Plate
Dead rising attack icon IV Pole
Dead rising attack icon Medical Tray
Dead rising attack icon Microscope
Dead rising attack icon Novelty Syringe
Dead rising attack icon Organ Cooler
Dead rising attack icon Surgical Saw
Dead rising attack icon Surgical Scissors[3]

Skateboarding (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Skateboarding (Dead Rising 2)
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Fortune City Hotel

Location icon Off the Record:

Palisades Mall - Ultimate Playhouse (P103) - near the main counter next to a Giant Stuffed Bull.[2]
Item+
Skateboard last three times as long. Gain the ability to do a new

trick while on the skateboard.

Dead rising attack icon  Skateboard
Sports (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Sports (Dead Rising 2)
Location icon  Dead Rising 2:
Palisades Mall - Stan's Large Print Books & Magazines second floor

Location icon Off the Record:

Royal Flush PlazaRags Mags (R212) - In front of the Self Help Book Case.[2]
Item+
Sports items last three times as long
Dead rising attack icon  Baseball Bat

Dead rising attack icon Battle Axe
Dead rising attack icon Bowling Ball
Dead rising attack icon Bowling Pin
Dead rising attack icon Boxing Gloves
Dead rising attack icon Broadsword
Dead rising attack icon Dumbbell
Dead rising attack icon Foam Hand
Dead rising attack icon Football
Dead rising attack icon Hockey Stick
Dead rising attack icon Lance
Dead rising attack icon Medicine Ball
Dead rising attack icon MMA Gloves
Dead rising attack icon Paddle
Dead rising attack icon Training Sword
Dead rising attack icon Wheelchair

Multiple magazines with the same effect (Stacking)Edit

Magazine bonuses stack multiplicative for weapons, which means if one magazine affects a weapon, it's 3 times the durability, 2 magazines is 9 times, and 3 magazines is a whopping 27 times! Weapons that can be triple-booked are:

As an example of a magazine's abilities, for the Katana Sword:

  • No book: regular number before destroyed
  • One books: x3 hits
  • Two books: x9 hits

PC files sourceEdit

In the PC file items.txt, each magazine has a BuffType number, each weapon that can be effected by a magazine has a AssociatedMagazineType.

For example:

The Building magazine is called "cKnowledgeItem Mgz_Item_Construction_Jackhammer_Weekly" It has a line, BuffType = "9".
Every weapon which has AssociatedMagazineType of AssociatedMagazineType0 = "9" is effected by the building magazine.

There can be:

  1. AssociatedMagazineType0 ,
  2. AssociatedMagazineType1,
  3. AssociatedMagazineType2,

If there are all three lines, as ONLY the case of these six weapons: Baseball Bat, Donkey Lamp, Wacky Hammer, Foam Hand, Massager, Electric Guitar then three magazines can effect the weapon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stratton, Stepehen (2010). Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Prima. 
  2. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Magazine Locations and Effects, Capcom
  3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Kevin Hall, GameFAQs: Dead Rising 2: Case West (X360) FAQ, GameFAQs, (January 2011).
  4. a b Dan Noel, Jeremy Chan, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games, (2011).

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