The Plate Launcher is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is created by combining a stack of plates with a cement Saw. Like its name suggests, its form of attack is launching plates at high speeds; the effect is rather like a high-velocity version of the saw blade's attack -- plates can cut through multiple zombies and kill Gas Zombies in one shot. The appropriate combo card is obtained from Wallace if you bring the ingredients to the Tape it or Die hideout.
In addition to its heavy initial damage, the plates can ricochet or disintegrate into shrapnel, which is apparently just as deadly as the initial shot. A single launched plate can kill half a dozen zombies, or even more, some of them a considerable distance from Chuck's point of aim. However, this effect is extremely unpredictable. It is unknown whether co-op partners or survivors can be harmed by ricochets of this nature, so use with caution.
The Plate Launcher is a heavy weapon; thus, it cannot be stored in the inventory, and injury will cause Chuck to drop it. Despite this issue, it is one of the most devastating long range weapons in dead rising 2.
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|Giant Stuffed Rabbit Motorcycle - Machine Gun Motorcycle - Rocket Launcher Motorcycle - Slicecycle - Wheelchair Motorcycle|
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|Off the Record Combo Weapons|
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