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    A couple of years ago, Techland and Deep Silver finally released their long-
    gestating open world zombie survival-horror game Dead Island. The game became a
    surprise success, mostly thanks to a clever viral marketing campaign, and 
    managed to sell millions upon millions of units. Deep Silver was quick to get 
    Techland back at work developing a sequel, and so here we have Dead Island: 
    Riptide.
    
    Here's to finding some EPIC UNDEAD ZAMBIE LOOTS!!! with you guys all over 
    again.
    
    Dead Island: Riptide
    Written by Dalton "HorrorSpoooky" Cooper and Trade
    Copyright 2013 CheatMasters.com
    
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    E-mail: horror_spooky@hotmail.com
    
    !WARNING!
    This guide contains naughty language as well as descriptions of blood, 
    violence, and gore. If you are offended by any of this, then by all means, 
    don't continue reading.
    
    Also, if you aren't interested in being educated by a video game while also 
    enjoying my impeccably excellent sense of humor and being amazed by my second-
    to-none writing talents, then, well, that really hurts my feelings and you 
    should apologize post-haste. =(
    !WARNING!
    
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                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    01. Introduction and Controls
    02. Characters
    Logan
    Purna
    Xian
    Sam B
    John
    03. Walkthrough
    Prologue: Sea of Fog
        The Storm
    Chapter 1: Paradise
        Castaway
        Back to Reality
    Chapter 2: There Is A Way...
        New Beginnings
        Pathfinders
    Chapter 3: Twisted Mind
        Saving Holy Man
        Where the Dead Live
        Meeting the Locals
        Natural Resources
        The Ritual
    Chapter 4: Science News Daily
        Way of Science
        Dr. Kessler
    Chapter 5: The Mission
        House of God
        Pump Action
        Change of Plans
        Heavy Equipment
        Stalwart Defense
    Chapter 6: Descent
        The Tunnels
    Chapter 7: Two Shores
        The Crossing
        Terminal Siege
    Chapter 8: Blockbuster
        The Ferry
        City Newcomer
        Front Row
    Chapter 9: Firefight
        Militarized Zone
    Chapter 10: Fly Away
        Rescue
        Evacuation
    Chapter 11: Mistakes Were Made
        The Crash
    Chapter 12: Dead Town
        Quarantine Zone
    Chapter 13: For the Greater Good
        With the Tide
    3. Conclusion
    
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    1. Introduction and Controls
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    Who do you voodoo? The crew of the original Dead Island are captured and meant 
    to be experimented on when suddenly a monsoon strikes! Now the original four 
    immune survivors from the first game must team up with newcomer and foul-
    mouthed John Morgan to get to the bottom of this outbreak and save as many 
    people on the island as possible!
    
    LT - AIM
    LB - Kick
    RT - Attack
    RB - Weapon Wheel
    Left Stick - Movement/Sprint
    D-pad (down) - Flashlight
    Right Stick - Camera/Crouch
    Back - 
    Start - Pause
    Y - Reload
    X - Action
    B - Fury (hold)/Heal
    A - Jump
    
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    2. Characters
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    There are five total playable characters in Dead Island: Riptide. Four of them 
    are returning faces from the original Dead Island, while a new character, John,
    is ready to fight the undead masses for the first time.
    
    Once you have selected a character, you have to choose how you want to 
    distribute Skill Points. There are four choices available:
    
    Combat - Unleash Fury attacks upon your enemies.
    survival - Stay alive longer.
    Balanced - Good mix of survival and damage
    Custom - Points won't be distributed automatically
    
    If you don't want to mess around with the leveling system, obviously choose 
    one of the three pre-set choices. Their pros and cons are obvious. I went the 
    Custom route myself, because I like to build a character from the ground up.
    
    Each character has three Skill Trees. They are Fury, Combat, and Survival. They
    have different Tiers of skills. You have to purchase skills in that Tier 
    at least once (some skills can be upgraded by re-purchasing them up to three 
    times) to have the ability to purchase skills on the next Tier.
    
    Speaking of building characters from the "ground up", so to speak, you have the
    option of importing your character(s) from the original Dead Island game to 
    Riptide once you start a new game!
    
    Please keep in mind that the descriptions of each skill is taken directly from
    the Dead Island: Riptide game.
    
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    LOGAN
    =====
    Ex-All Pro quarterback
    Expertise: Throwing
    
    :ABILITIES:
    -Auto retrieving of thrown weapons
    -Aiming at multiple enemies in Fury
    -Resistance to fire damage
    -Higher damage and health regeneration while intoxicated
    
    BIO: Logan was a down-in-the-dumps ex-athlete that was drowning his longing 
    for the glory days in a bottle when he was thrust into the hellish zombie 
    outbreak from the original game. Having survived the zombie apocalypse on that 
    island, Logan is ready to redeem himself.
    
    "Logan Carter ain't as big a douchebag as everybody thought he was."
    
    :SKILL TREES:
    
    --->Fury<---
    T1
    Bullseye - When Fury is active, you can hit 2 enemies with one thrown weapon, 
    and your throwing range is 15m
    
    T2
    Longshot - Increases throwing range when Fury is active
    Grazing Hits - Chance to inflict bleeding when throwing while Fury is active
    Rich and Glam - Gain more experience points and more money drops during Group 
    Fury effect
    
    T3
    Furious Throw - Killing enemies with throws gains you additional Rage
    Like A Rock - Cannot be knocked down while in a Fury
    
    T4
    True Bullseye - You can now hit 3 enemies with one thrown weapon when Fury is 
    active
    
    T5
    Wings of Death - Chance to instantly kill enemies when throwing while Fury is 
    active
    Battle Rage - Kills with one-handed weapons gain you additional Rage
    Volatile - Decreases the amount of rage required to activate Fury
    
    T6
    Dead Eye Bullseye - You can now hit 4 enemies with one thrown weapon when Fury 
    is active
    
    --->Combat<---
    T1
    Heavy Hitter - Blunt weapons are now more efficient and effective, additionally
    this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    T2
    Kicker - Increases chance of a critical hit when kicking
    Fencer - Increases damage with one-handed weapons
    Mass Driver - Increases throwing range of melee weapons
    
    T3
    Maintenance - The condition of weapons deteriorates at a slower rate
    Frenzy - A kill increases damage for five seconds
    Flow - Decreases stamina cost with one-handed weapons
    Charge - Perform powerful, wide attack while sprinting
    
    T4
    Blade Apprentice - This skill unlocks a special attack
    
    T5
    Mighty Throw - Increases damage when throwing
    Aimed Shots - Increases firearms damage
    Way of the Warrior - Increases critical hit chance with one-handed weapons
    
    T6
    Economical Throw - Hitting an enemy with a thrown weapon has a chance to 
    inflict damage to nearby enemies
    Shinobi - Instant kill chance with thrown weapons (works onlyl on equal or 
    lower-level enemies)
    Telling Blows - Increases critical hit chance with thrown weapons
    
    T7
    Firearms Apprentice - This skill unlocks a special attack
    
    --->Survival<---
    T1
    Boomerang - Chance to retrieve thrown weapons: 15%
    
    T2
    Drunken Master - Increases damage while drunk
    Efficiency - Decreases weapon upgrade cost
    Deeper Pockets - Increases the number of inventory slots
    Spring - When knocked down, quickly get up
    
    T3
    Lockpicking - Allows opening of locks
    Conditioning - Increases stamina
    Scavenger - Chance to find weapon in great condition
    
    T4
    Reliable Boomerang - Chance to retrieve thrown weapons: 30%
    
    T5
    Fireproof - Improved fire resistance
    Custom Maintenance - Increases durability of modified weapons
    Discipline - You gain additional health
    
    T6
    Medicinal Purposes - Enables health regeneration while drunk
    Appraiser - Chance to find an upgraded weapon
    Reflection - Chance to knock out enemies when taking damage (works only on 
    equal or lower-level enemies)
    
    T7
    Righteous Boomerang - Chance to retrieve thrown weapons: 50%
    
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    PURNA
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    VIP bodyguard and sex-Sydney police officer
    Expertise: Firearms
    
    :ABILITIES:
    -Self and gruop combat boost aura
    -Personal side arm in Fury
    -Access to more ammunition
    -Penetrating shots that can hit multiple enemies
    
    BIO: Purna has also taken on the life of a do-gooder after the horrific events 
    that she experienced in the original game. She is ready to protect those that 
    are weaker, and hopes to save everyone from the zombies that continue to 
    plague the world.
    
    "When it's the end of the bloody world, no one gives a shit who you are..."
    
    --->Fury<---
    T1
    Guardian - Unleash Fury to draw your private sidearm
    
    T2
    Inspiring Kick - Kills with kicks gain you additional Rage
    Attack Formation - Increases damage down by all team members (including you) 
    when Fury is active
    Grim Inspiration - Kills with modified weapons gain you additional Rage
    Like A Rock - Cannot be knocked down while in a Fury
    
    T3
    Guardian Spirit - Fury lasts longer and you can take out two targets at once
    Trauma Team - Give auto health regeneration for the whole team during Group 
    Fury effect
    
    T4
    Volatile - Decreases the amount of rage required to activate Fury
    Fiery Spirit - Chance to set enemies on fire when Fury is active
    Righteous Fire - Killing enemies with firearms gains you additional Rage
    Guardian Angel - Fury lasts even longer and you can take out three targets at 
    once
    
    --->Combat<---
    T1
    Blade Fighter - Blade weapons are now more efficient and effective, 
    additionally this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    T2
    Vampire - Kills gain you stamina
    Hard Knocks - Increases damage done with melee weapons
    Randori - Decreased stamina cost when fighting groups of enemies
    
    T3
    Gender Wars - Increases damage done to opposite sex
    Maintenance - Increases durability of melee weapons
    Kick of Strength - Kills with kicks gain you stamina
    Charge - Perform powerful, wide attack while sprinting
    
    T4
    Firearms Training - You need guns, lots of guns. What's more important, you 
    have the skills to handle them. Additionally, this skill unlocks a special 
    attack
    
    T5
    Elemental Affinity - Increases duration of elemental attacks
    Cold Rage - A kill increases your chance of a critical hit for a few seconds
    Executor - Increases critical hit chance with firearms
    
    T6
    Wunderwaffe - Increases modified firearms damage
    Rapid Fire - Decreases reload time of firearms
    Piercing Shots - Increases bullet penetration chance
    
    T7
    Gun Kata - Improves your handling of firearms
    
    --->Survival<---
    T1
    Boost Mood - Boosts skills related to damage, force, handling or durability 
    by +15% for everyone (including you) in range of aura
    
    T2
    Optimal Maintenance - Reduces repair cost
    Deeper Pockets - Increases the number of inventory slots
    Lockpikcing - Allows opening of locks
    Spring - When knocked down, quickly get up
    
    T3
    Glory Hound - Increases XP for kills and assists
    Conditioning - Increases stamina
    Custom Maintenance - Increases durability of modified weapons
    
    T4
    Boost Ambience - Boosts skills related to damage, force, handling or 
    durability by +20% for everyone (including you) in range of aura
    
    T5
    Recycler - You get more bullets when creating ammo
    Recovery - Chance not to get interrupted after being hit while attacking
    Providence - Increases number of bullets found in loot
    
    T6
    Second Chance - Chance of being instantly revived after death
    Jackpot - Chance to loot rare items
    Rain of Bullets - Increases the amount of ammo you can carry
    
    T7
    Boost Aura - Boosts skills related to damage, force, handling or durability 
    by +25% for everyone (including you) in range of aura
    
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    XIAN
    ====
    Chinese Special Forces
    Expertise: Blade Weapons
    
    :ABILITIES:
    -Backstabbing grants more damage
    -Fast rage generation - Fury can be used more often
    -Additional critical effects with blade weapons
    -More effective healing
    
    BIO: Xian has proven herself and has shown that she can live up to her father's
    legacy. Now she is ready to join her fellow survivors in saving whoever she 
    can from the undead."
    
    "This is mankind destroying itself."
    
    --->Fury<---
    T1
    Bloodrage - Unleash your Fury to use your most lethal skills to quickly deal 
    with nearby enemies
    
    T2
    Assassin's Guile - Increases maximum health when Fury is active
    Grim Inspiration - Killing enemies with blade weapons generates additional Rage
    Lightning Moves - Fury makes you move faster
    Like A Rock - Cannot be knocked down while in a Fury
    
    T3
    Boiling Bloodrage - Fury lasts longer and makes you even more effective in 
    combat
    Group Fitness - Disable stamina cost for yourself and your allies during 
    Group Fury effect
    
    T4
    Volatile - Decreases the amount of rage rqeuired to activate Fury
    Flowing Strikes - Critical kills gain you more Rage
    Rerage - Chance to restore 20% of Rage after Fury ends
    
    T5
    Burning Bloodrage - Fury lasts even longer and is more devastating
    
    --->Combat<---
    T1
    Blade Fighter - Blade weapons are now more efficient and effective, 
    additionally this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    T2
    Flying Strike - Attacking with blade weapons while jumping causes extra 
    damage, additionally this skill unlocks a special attack
    Flawless Blade - Increases damage done with blade weapons
    Maintenance - Increases durability of blade weapons
    
    T3
    Backstab - Increases damage when attacking enemies from behind with melee 
    weapons
    Effortless - Decreases stamina cost with blade weapons
    Deep Wounds - Chance to inflict bleeding upon critical hit with blade weapons
    Charge - Perform powerful, wide attack while sprinting
    
    T4
    Blade Expert - Blade weapons are now more efficient and effective, additionally
    this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    T5
    Serrated Blade - Increases bleeding duration
    Telling Blows - Increases critical hit chance with blade weapons
    Poisonous - Increases poison duration
    
    T6
    Stroke of Luck - Instant kill chance with blade weapons
    Pressure - Increases critical hit chance when the enemy's health is below 50%
    Master Assassin - Increases bleeding and poison damage
    
    T7
    Blade Master - Blade weapons are now more efficient and effective, additionally
    this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    --->Survival<---
    T1
    First Aid - Medkits are 25% more effective
    
    T2
    Life Insurance - Decreases cash penalty on death
    Vampire - Kills gain you stamina
    Spectre - You're less likely to attract the enemies' attention
    Spring - When knocked down, quickly get up
    
    T3
    Deeper Pockets - Increases the number of inventory slots
    Lockpicking - Allows opening of locks
    Endurance - Increases stamina regeneration rate
    
    T4
    Field Medicine - Medkits are 50% more effective
    
    T5
    Choice Cuts - Increases XP reward for severing limbs
    Merchant - Decreases the price of items you buy
    Combo - Kills within 5 seconds of each other are rewarded with extra XP
    
    T6
    Rally - Increases stamina regeneration when your health drops below 50%
    Custom Maintenance - Increases durability of modified weapons
    Equal Chances - Decreases penalty when fighting eneimes with a higher level 
    than you
    
    T7
    Surgeon Genera - Medkits are 75% more effective
    
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    SAM B
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    Rap one hit wonder
    Expertise: Blunt Weapons
    
    :ABILITIES:
    -Ability to ram and tackle enemies
    -Powerful blows during Fury that send enemies flying
    -High damage resilience
    -Faster and longer enemy knockdowns
    
    BIO: Sam B has a new lease on life after the events in the original game, and 
    he hopes he is still standing to let his voice be heard about this outbreak 
    when all is said and done.
    
    "...people do amazing shit when they up against it."
    
    :SKILL TREES:
    
    --->Fury<---
    T1
    Haymaker - Unleash your fury to damage enemies with devastating blows, 
    knocking them down with single hits
    
    T2
    Feel No Pain - Fury makes you more resistant to damage
    Grim Inspiration - Killing enemies with blunt weapons generates additional Rage
    Sticks and Stones - Taking damage can gain you Rage
    Like A Rock - Cannot be knocked down while in a Fury
    
    T3
    Greater Haymaker - Fury lasts longer and each punch dsends enemies into the air
    You've Been Served - Gives a very high critical hit chance for the whole team 
    during Group Fury effect
    
    T4
    Volatile - Decreases the amount of rage required to activate Fury
    Smash Hit - Smashing opponents' heads with blunt weapons generates additional 
    Rage
    Pain Killer - Each kill when Fury is active restores health
    
    T5
    Incredible Haymaker - Fury lasts even longer and you can literally send your 
    enemies flying
    
    --->Combat<---
    T1
    Heavy Hitter - Blunt weapons are now more efficient and effective, additionally
    this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    T2
    Devastation - Increases force and damage with all blunt weapons
    Effortless - Reduces blunt weapons stamina cost
    Maintenance - Increases durability of blunt weapons
    
    T3
    Lights Out - Increases enemies' KO time
    Tackle - Ability to tackle your enemies
    Exploit Weakness - Increases chance to score a critical hit when enemy's 
    stamina is below 50%
    Charge - Perform powerful, wide attack while sprinting
    
    T4
    Blunt Expert - Blunt weapons are your preferred instruments of destruction, 
    additionally this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    T5
    Hammer Blows - Chance to cause Instant KO with blunt weapons
    Big Stick - Increases ddamage with two-handed weapons
    Powerful Impact - Increases damge with modified blunt weapons
    
    T6
    Critical Impact - Increases chance to score a critical hit with modified blunt 
    weapons
    Aimed Shots - Increases firearms damage
    Telling Blows - Increases chances of dealing a critical hit with blunt weapons
    
    T7
    Earthshaker - The ground trembles with the force of your strikes, additionally 
    this skill unlocks a special attack
    
    --->Survival<---
    T1
    Recuperation - Regenerates 10% of health per minute
    
    T2
    Money Magnet - Increases amount of looted money
    Motivation - Chance to turn incoming damage into a stamina boost
    Decoy - You're more likely to attract the enemies' attention
    Spring - When knocked down, quickly get up
    
    T3
    Hardened - Reduces melee damage taken
    Lockpicking - Allows opening of locks
    Deeper Pockets - Increases the number of inventory slots
    
    T4
    Regeneration - Regenerates 15% of health per minute
    
    T5
    Bone Breaker - Increases XP for breaking enemies' bones
    Bulletproof - Reduces bullet damage taken
    Backfire - Enemies receive damage for knocking you down
    
    T6
    Last Stand - Decreases damage taken when health is below critical level
    Fence - Increases prices of items you sell
    Custom Maintenance - Increases durability of modified weapons
    
    T7
    Rebirth - You can rebuild destroyed organs and recover from ghastly wounds. You
    regenerate 20% of health per minute.
    
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    JOHN
    ====
    ADF Soldier
    Expertise: Hand-to-Hand Combat
    
    :ABILITIES:
    -Faster weapon skills learnign
    -Chance of area attacks during Fury
    -Powerful special attacks, including Uppercut and Run Kick
    -Chance to avoid death and heal instead
    
    BIO: John Morgan was born on the islands to a military family. John joined the 
    military himself, but after refusing to go through with a direct order, John 
    was sentenced to life in prison for treason. But after the zombie outbreak, 
    John has managed to escape and now focuses on taking down the undead masses 
    that plague the people he has sworn to protect.
    
    "As far as I'm concerned, John Morgan is still a soldier."
    
    :SKILL TREES:
    
    --->Fury<---
    T1
    Touch of Power - Perform quick and deadly attacks with a staff in Fury
    
    T2
    Infinite Rage - Rage gained from kills
    Lightning Moves - Fury makes you move faster
    Godspeed - Give speed buff to yourself and your team during Group Fury effect
    Burning Fists - Gain additional Rage after killing opponent in hand to hand
    
    T3
    Touch of Destruction - Killing blow breaks enemy's chest and sends them flying
    
    T4
    Go Green - Rage points regained after Fury is used
    Kill All, Know All - Experience gained is increased in Fury
    Long Hands - Gain chance to perform area of effect attacks in Fury
    
    T5
    Like A Rock - Cannot be knocked down while in a Fury
    Zen Time - Fully restore health points after Fury ends
    
    T6
    Touch of Death - You have fully mastered rage management. From now on your Fury
    lasts twice as long
    
    --->Combat<---
    
    T1
    Palm Strike - Unarmed, precise strike on the head, deals additional 10% damage 
    and causes bleeding
    
    T2
    Cardio - Decrease stamina cost of hand-to-hand attacks
    Weapon Durability - Increase hand-to-hand weapon durability
    Life Drain - Chance to heal by 25% after each hit
    
    T3
    Frenzy - A kill increases damage for five secodns
    Body Blows - Gain chance to perform very powerful fist and kick attacks, with 
    the ability to knock down your enemy
    Puncher - INcreases damage with hand-to-hand weapons
    Charge - Perform powerful, wide attack while sprinting
    
    T4
    Big Boot - Kicks performed while running deal a lot of damage and can knock 
    down enemies
    
    T5
    Cold Rage - A kill increases your chances of a critical hit for a few seconds
    Uppercut Attack - Unlock John's powerful but slow uppercut attack. It can 
    knock down enemies, but requires a lot of stamina. Only usable with bare fists,
    brass knuckles and claws.
    What A Kicker - Increases damage with kick attacks
    
    T6
    Counterattack - Evading enemy strike increases chance of a critical hit for 
    your next attack
    Way of the Fist - Increases critical hit chance with hand-to-hand weapons
    Uppercut Attack Upgrade - Decreases stamina cost of performing uppercut attack
    
    T7
    Kiss of the Dragon - Very powerful attack with a lot of force, causes bleeding.
    Additionally, a precise strike on the head has a small chance of instantly 
    killing your opponent.
    
    --->Survival<---
    
    T1
    Health and Stamina Buffa 1 - Maximum health and stamina is increased by 10%
    
    T2
    One-Handed Weapon Durability - One-handed weapon durability
    Master Thief - Lockpicking
    Deeper Pockets - Increase the number of inventory slots
    Spring - When knocked down, quickly get up
    
    T3
    Health and Stamina Buff 2 - Maximum health and stamina is increased by 10%
    
    T4
    Optimal Maintenance - Reduces repair cost
    Weapons Proficiency - Level up skill weapons faster
    Life Inusrance - Decreases cash penalty on death
    Sapper - Reduces damage from explosions
    
    T5
    Nosferatu - Critical strikes allow you to regenerate health
    Strong Legs - Lower jumping stamina cost by 60%
    Marathon Runner - Reduce stamina cost of running by 60%
    Military Training - Gain chance to recover a bit of health instead of dying
    Health and Stamina Buff 3 - Maximum health and stamina is increased by 10%
    
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    In addition, there are four basic skills that level up over time as you 
    complete actions based on them. There are four categories, and they are 
    consistent across every character in the game.
    
    Each time you level up one of these skills, you will gain a new ability or 
    buff regarding that skill. Each skill can be leveled to level 10.
    
    BLUNT WEAPONS
    1. Fighting with blunt weapons costs you 10% less stamina
    2. Blunt weapons are 20% more durable
    3. You have 5% higher chance to score a critical hit with blunt weapons
    4. You deal 20% more damage using blunt weapons
    5. Fighting with blunt weapons costs you 15% less stamina
    6. Your blunt weapon attacks are 25% faster
    7. You gain 10% more experience from killing enemies with blunt weapons
    8. Each blunt weapon hit is 20% more forceful
    9. Each blunt weapon kill gives you 10% more Rage points
    10. You deal 35% more damage using blunt weapons
    
    BLADE WEAPONS
    1. Fighting with blade weapons costs you 10% less stamina
    2. Blade weapons are 20% more durable
    3. You have 5% higher chance to score a critical hit with blade weapons
    4. You deal 20% more damage using blade weapons
    5. Fighting with blade weapons costs you 15% less stamina
    6. Your blade weapon attacks are 25% faster
    7. You gain 10% more experience from killing enemies with blade weapons
    8. Each blade weapon hit is 20% more forceful
    9. Each blade weapon kill gives you 10% more Rage points
    10. You deal 35% more damage using blade weapons
    
    HAND-TO-HAND
    1. Fighting hand-to-hand costs you 10% less stamina
    2. Hand-to-hand weapons are 20% more durable
    3. You have 5% higher chance to score a critical hit with hand-to-hand combat
    4. You deal 20% more damage fighting hand-to-hand
    5. Fighting hand-to-hand costs you 15% less stamina
    6. Your hand-to-hand attacks are 25% faster
    7. You gain 10% more experience from killing enemies in hand-to-hand combat
    8. Each hand-to-hand hit is 20% more forceful
    9. Each hand-to-hand kill gives you 10% more Rage points
    10. You deal 35% more damage fighting hand-to-hand
    
    FIREARMS
    1. You figured out how to fit 10% more bullets into a magazine
    2. You figured out how to increase your firearm's rate of fire by 10%
    3. You have a 5% higher chance to shoot for a critical hit
    4. Your firearms attacks deal 20% more damage
    5. Your weapon skill lowers recoil by 10%
    6. Increases accuracy for any firearm by 20%
    7. You gain 10% more experience from shooting enemies
    8. You learned how to reload your guns 20% faster
    9. Each enemy shot gives you 10% more Rage points
    10. You can carry 20% more ammo of each type
    
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    PROLOGUE: SEA OF FOG
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    THE STORM
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    Location: Warship
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 4/5
    Cash: 1/5
    
    Okay, the first quest starts out easy enough. Basically, you go through the 
    ship and learn a whole bunch of tutorial-like stuff to teach you how to 
    properly play the game. You will learn how to kick, gather loots, and all sorts
    of junk.
    
    Move through the ship and you will reach an area where you need to find a 
    weapon. A crowbar is being used to jam the valve on a nearby door. Grab it, and
    then you can proceed. You will be taught to crouch and jump as well. When you 
    are taught to crouch to go through the small opening near the floor, by the 
    way, hang back a bit, because steam will shoot out of the pipes and damage you.
    Sit tight until the steam dissipates before continuing.
    
    Zombies will start appearing, but you go through a room just filled with 
    supplies - multiple weapons, medical kits, cash, ammo, and whatever else. 
    Grab it all and then continue through the ship. You'll reach a room that is 
    on fire and also has zombies all around. Go down the ladder and go across the 
    catwalk to another ladder and switch on the sprinkler system. Then backtrack 
    and you can now pass through the area that was once blocked by the flames.
    
    Eventually, you will reach a flooded section of the ship. You can run by most 
    of the zombies if you'd like. Kick them out of the way or whack them real 
    quick. Pull open the large double doors by holding X and then go up the final 
    ladder to get outside on the ship.
    
    Check the ground for a shotgun as you make your way under the crates by first 
    ducking, and then using the crates to jump over to the other side. Continue 
    until you meet a group of soldiers. They will give you a rifle, so use it to 
    kill the zombies. You have to kill all the zombies before proceeding, so if 
    you get stuck, check your mini-map for the red skull icons, which indicates 
    that zombies are there. Hunt down the stragglers.
    
    Your next objective is to go to the operations room. Go to the door that leads 
    to it, but you will find that it won't open. Backtrack a bit to find a ladder. 
    Climb up the ladder and then fight your way to the operations room. Drop down 
    and you will be in a room with quite a few zombies. Use the control panels to 
    force them to try to figure out how to walk around them, putting much-needed 
    distance between you and the undead. Once they are all dead, go back up and 
    you can let everyone in by opening the door that was locked previously.
    
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    CHAPTER 1: PARADISE
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    CASTAWAY
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 2/5
    XP: 3/5
    Cash: 1/5
    Quest Giver: Harlow
    
    After waking up on the shore, you should check the dead bodies lining the 
    beach for supplies. Then start following the objective marker through the 
    opening in the cliffside and then up the hill. Follow the bridges and you will
    reach the camp. Zombies will be coming in already, so kill them.
    
    As you fight the zombies, keep an eye out for red and white icons that indicate
    a survivor is being attacked by a zombie. When this happens, you should rush 
    over and help them so that you will have more survivors to help fight off the 
    zombies. This is especially imperative at this quest because all of your 
    weapons you got on the boat are now gone.
    
    Once all the zombies are dead, the quest is complete.
    
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    BACK TO REALITY
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 3/5
    Reward: Nail Gun
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Speak with Trevor and then follow him. He will ask you to set up defenses in 
    the area. Grab the rolled up fences and then place them in the designated areas
    as instructed. You will have to put up about four fences or so. When that's 
    done, another wave of zombies will attack.
    
    Prepare quickly. There are workbenches here. I recommend you use them to repair
    any weapons you have and then pick one and use the cash you've allocated so 
    far to beef it up like hell. This will make killing the zombies much easier. 
    After the first wave of zombies is killed, speak with Trevor again.
    
    The group decides to blow up the bridge so that there is no way the zombies 
    can get in any longer. Trevor will give you a flare gun that will automatically
    equip so that you can accomplish this. Go to the bridge. To the left and right 
    will be ladders that allow you to reach an elevated position. Go to an elevated
    position immediately and from this vantage point, shoot the red barrels to 
    blow up the bridge.
    
    Once the mission is over, be sure to speak with Trevor again to collect your 
    reward, a pretty powerful nail gun. People that have items or rewards for you 
    will be marked with trophy icons.
    
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    CHAPTER 2: THERE IS A WAY....
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    NEW BEGINNINGS
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 3/5
    Reward: Shillelagh
    Quest Giver: Harlow
    
    Speak with Harlow, and then go to the objective marker. It is quite a ways 
    away, so I highly recommend snagging a car to get there. Once you arrive, you 
    will find a fellow behind a gate. Speak with him, and then you will need to 
    search the area for an operational boat.
    
    Off the dock, you will find your boat. Unfortunately, the boat is missing its 
    engine. So now you have to find a workshop. Go to the west, and you will find a
    shack. Climb the ladder on the side of the shack to drop through the hole in 
    the ceiling and you will find the engine sitting on a shelf.
    
    Pick up the engine and carry it back to the boat. Install the engine on the 
    boat. If you are playing in co-op, have the other players protect the person 
    carrying the engine because the engine keeps you from using your weapons or 
    defending yourself in any way against the zombies. That being said, you could 
    always throw the engine at their head if you got desperate enough.
    
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    PATHFINDERS
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 2/5
    XP: 3/5
    Cash: 2/5
    Quest Giver: Harlow
    
    Once everyone is on the boat, or if you're doing it solo, start driving through
    the water. Basically, just follow the water. Your mini-map isn't as helpful 
    here due to the lack of defined boundaries, but just kind of move in the 
    general direction of the red objective flag marker.
    
    Upon reaching the shore, you will be redirected to Halai village. It is quite 
    the walk, but this is the perfect time to do some exploring and grinding XP by 
    slicing through zombies and such. In the village proper, you'll find a guy 
    behind a gate to speak with.
    
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    CHAPTER 3: TWISTED MIND
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    SAVING HOLY MAN
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 4/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Claws
    Quest Giver: Jackson
    
    Talk with the man behind the gate, and then you will be lead to the missionary 
    that is being swarmed by zombies. If you have any firearms or throwable 
    weapons, stay above the zombies and try to kill as many from above. If not, 
    just charge them from behind. A zombie type called Ogre will be with them 
    that will kill you pretty quickly if you don't keep your distance, but if you 
    have a lot of health, go to town.
    
    Once the zombies are all dead, the missionary will come out to speak with you.
    
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    WHERE THE DEAD LIVE
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 4/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Shovel
    Quest Giver: Marcus Villa
    
    The missionary, Marcus Villa, will give you a new quest. And that quest is to 
    retrieve his tool from the Dead Zone. Navitage through the flooded huts to get 
    to a hut identical to the one you entered into the previous quest, which will 
    have double doors that open up to an area that is identical to the place where 
    you met Marcus in the previous quest.
    
    Your first goal is to kill everything here. The zombies have a hard time 
    getting up the stairs, so a good strategy is to throw any throwable weapons at 
    them from your current vantage point and maintain distance. There is one Thugh 
    zombie, but the rest are just regular zombies. Kill them all and then go 
    through the door they were protecting.
    
    Inside you will find Marcus's toolbox. Grab the toolbox and then travel back to
    Marcus to give it to him.
    
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    MEETING LOCALS
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 2/5
    XP: 3/5
    Cash: 2/5
    Quest Giver: Marcus Villa
    
    Marcus will request that you go to his house in the nearby village. You will 
    need to use a boat to get there the fastest. Remember that if you are playing 
    solo, and zombies climb on the boat, you will need to tap LB quickly when it 
    flashes on the screen to knock them off. Otherwise, have your co-op buddies 
    keep the zombies away from you as you make your way to Marcus's village.
    
    Upon arriving, find Marcus's house and climb the ladder.
    
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    NATURAL RESOURCES
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 3/5
    Reward: Throwing Knife
    Quest Giver: Hadisi
    
    Speak with Hadisi outside of Marcus's house. He will tell you about his sick 
    brother, and so now you have to go find bark for the brother to chew on to make
    feel better or some crap. So, grab a boat and go to the designated areas to 
    look for the bark.
    
    You will get on shore and be lead into the jungle deeper. There you will be 
    able to search for the bark in three areas all marked with green on the 
    mini-map. Strangely enough, you don't actually gather the bark off the trees, 
    but rather, grab the bark that is lying on the ground. Collect the bark in all 
    three areas (be mindful of the zombies) and then return to Hadisi.
    
    Speak with Hadisi about the situation, and then go inside and talk to Batram.
    
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    THE RITUAL
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 5/5
    Cash: 2/5
    Quest Giver: N/A
    
    Inside Marcus's hut, go by the bookhself to find the map and notebook. If you 
    check his bedroom, you can find a notecard sitting on the end table. Upon 
    collecting the map, speak with Batram again, and then return to Halai. You can 
    fast-travel there from this location.
    
    After discovering that Marcus is no longer at Halai, use the fast-travel map 
    in the center shack to return to the Paradise Survival Camp. Marcus has gone 
    crazy and will block off all the exits with fire using Molotov cocktails. 
    Swarms of zombies will then move in on your position, and your goal is to fend 
    them off until Harlow arrives.
    
    Dotted throughout this camp are crates full of snacks so you can heal yourself.
    There is a workbench here as well, so just be mindful of these two things as 
    you kill the zombies. A variety of special zombies will show up, including the 
    quick Butcher, the fat, slow Floater, Thugs, and then a boss zombie at the 
    end of the excursion. The boss zombie is best killed using your Fury abilities.
    
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    CHAPTER 4: sCIENCE NEWS DAILY
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    WAY OF SCIENCE
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 3/5
    Reward: Harpoon
    Quest Giver: Harlow
    
    Speak with Harlow after the battle and the make your way to the research 
    laboratory. Go through the front door there to enter the compound proper. I 
    recommend hitching a ride with a vehicle to get that much faster, as it is 
    quite the long walk and there are no real close areas you can fast-travel to 
    get there quicker.
    
    Anyway, proceed into the dome, and then walk over to the intercom system and 
    interact with it. Dr. Kessler will then let you inside, so make your way to 
    his lab.
    
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    DR. KESSLER
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    Location: Research Laboratory
    Difficulty: 4/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Stun Gun
    Quest Giver: Dr. Kessler
    
    Speak with Dr. Kessler. After that, go out into the large open area that you 
    can see through the window. There are numerous Grenadier-type enemies that you 
    have to kill to get their reagents so Kessler can continue his research. To 
    reach the catwalks above that they are all on, walk outside of Kessler's lab, 
    take a right, and you'll see a red ladder hanging over some crates. Use the 
    crates to reach the ladder and then climb to the catwalks.
    
    Now you just have to make your way to each Grenadier, kill them, and then loot 
    their body. Mutated scientists flank them all over the place, so try to weed 
    them out. The Grenadier, as can be expected, tosses chunk of flesh at you that,
    while easily avoided, can cause a lot of damage. Luckily, you only have to 
    fight one Grenadier at a time.
    
    One Grenadier will be across a gap and it will seem like you can't reach him, 
    but just pull a lever near the gate and a bridge will extend. The final 
    grenadier is a boss zombie (marked by the purple skull on the mini-map). He 
    functions the same as a regular Grenadier, but does a lot more damage and has a
    lot more health. Fury is the easiest way to get rid of him.
    
    Once you have collected all the Reagents, return to Dr. Kessler. Speak with 
    him, and then he will ask for a blood sample. Go to his blood sample machine 
    sitting on the island counter in the center of the room and hold X to give a 
    blood sample. Then wait around for a minute or so and Kessler will get the 
    results and then return to his standard standing position. That is your cue to 
    go talk to him again. Be sure to grab your Stun Gun before you leave.
    
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    CHAPTER 5: THE MISSION
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    HOUSE OF GOD
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 4/5
    XP: 4/5
    Cash: 3/5
    Quest Giver: Harlow
    
    Make your way to the mission building as instructed by Harlow. You will want to
    drive near to the objective marker, and then keep an eye on the map to see a 
    clear path through the jungle. Unfortunately, this path is blocked off so that 
    you will have to walk the rest of the way instead of just driving there.
    
    Upon arriving at the mission, clear it out of all the zombies.
    
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    PUMP ACTION
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 4/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Scottish Dirk
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Speak with Trevor at the mission. Then make your way all the way over to the 
    mud pump. You will want to fast-travel to Marik's Marina to lower the distance 
    to the pump. You will eventually reach a warehouse (basically, a glorified 
    shack) that is locked.
    
    Get into the water and then walk under the building. There you will find a 
    ladder. Climb up the ladder and then you'll find another ladder to get to the 
    roof. Drop off the roof and you will be behind the fenced area so you can get 
    inside the warehouse through an open door. Kill all the zombies, and then 
    go into the warehouse and open the double doors in here.
    
    Now grab the mud pump. Unfortunately, you can't fast-travel with the damn 
    thing, but rather, you need to go all the way back to the missionary. Start 
    moving toward the objective marker and you will find a jeep. You will be moving
    very slow while carrying the mud pump, so you will be incredibly vulnerable to 
    the zombies. If you are playing in co-op, be sure to protect the guy that is 
    stuck carrying the mud pump.
    
    Throw the mud pump in the back of the jeep and then drive all the way back to 
    the missionary as far as you can go. Then get out of the jeep and grab the 
    mud pump from the back and walk it to the mission. Place it at Trevor's feet 
    near the water.
    
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    CHANGE OF PLANS
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 3/5
    Cash: 3/5
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    As soon as the pump starts going, a bunch of monsters will start attacking. 
    You are given some time to set up defenses and prepare for the oncoming 
    zombies by using the repair bench or do whatever else you want. Once all the 
    zombies are dead, the quest is complete.
    
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    HEAVY EQUIPMENT
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Maul
    Quest Giver: Sam Hardy
    
    Go speak with Hardy. He will give you your next mission, which is to travel 
    out into the jungle and loot a downed helicopter. Go to the helicopter and 
    gather the HMGs, and then return them to the mission and set them up.
    
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    STALWART DEFENSE
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 5/5
    Reward: Pistol
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Speak with Trevor again and then be prepared for another onslaught of undead. 
    Fix the defenses and everything else. Fight off the zombies. There will be a 
    couple of special-type zombies, but nothing too tough, and the mounted 
    machineguns make this fight a thousand times easier than the one at the mission
    before.
    
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    CHAPTER 6: DESCENT
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    THE TUNNELS
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    Location: Flooded Jungle
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 5/5
    Reward: Shotgun
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Go into the tunnels when ready. As you go deeper into them, the lights will 
    be out, so you will need to switch on your flashlight. In case you forgot how 
    to do that, just push down on the d-pad. With the flashlight on, your first 
    goal is to find the generator. Upon finding the generator, your second goal is 
    to find the missing fuse.
    
    The green area is behind a barricaded door in the generator room. There are 
    some crates next to the generator that you can use to climb on top of it. 
    From there, you can climb up on the piece of rubble hanging down, which you 
    can then use to get up to the second floor. Drop through the hole up there to 
    fall into the room behind the barricaded door.
    
    The fuse is right on the ground here. Snatch it up, and then hold X on the 
    barricaded door to get the obstruction out of the way. Place the fuse in its 
    designated area in the fusebox, and then you will be able to explore the 
    tunnels deeper.
    
    Use the pipes to reach the higher area and go through the door up here. You'll 
    then be in a large, open room. Hug the left side of the area and you'll find a
    beam you can walk across. Do so, and then uses the pipes sticking out of the 
    concrete so that you can sort of slide off them and land as low as possible 
    without taking too much damage. Another fuse finding session is in order.
    
    The objective marker doesn't lead you to the generator this time, but rather a 
    Thug-type zombie that is carrying the key. If you haven't been paying 
    attention, these tunnels have plenty of shotguns, pistols, and assault rifles, 
    as well as the ammunition to these weapons, just lying around all over the 
    place. Definitely use those to much more easily kill the Thug.
    
    When the Thug is dead, you can loot his body to grab the fuse. Place it where 
    it needs to go to get the power back on in this area. Now as you continue 
    exploring the tunnels, you shouldn't need to use your flashlight all that much 
    more. If your flashlight does run out of juice, just hang back and let it 
    recharge before flipping it back on again.
    
    You will probably be surprised to enter a room with people that actually shoot 
    back at you. As soon as you encounter the first smugglers, go through the door 
    on the left. This will allow you to go around and flank them. Shoot the 
    explosive tanks to kill them easily and then continue into the next room, 
    where you will find more smugglers stupidly standing around explosive barrels. 
    Use their stupidity to your advantage.
    
    Move through the next few rooms, and take out the smugglers as you go. There 
    are plenty of opportunities for cover, and the smugglers die in basically one 
    shot, so don't worry about being overwhelmed by them. They really don't serve 
    much of a challenge unless they take you by surprise and are able to get more 
    than a few shots off.
    
    Once these smugglers are killed, you'll find the door to exit the tunnels. 
    Unfortunately, it is locked. You will now be lead to another room of smugglers,
    plus a boss smuggler that has a lot more health. Kill them all. The boss 
    smuggler tries to hide behind cover, but what this will do is make his head 
    visible enough for you to pop shots off into it, and make it so he can't really
    get any good shots off on you. Baha.
    
    Once they're all dead, you are free to loot the room, and you will find plenty 
    of lootable items in here. The most important, of course, is the key item 
    that is hanging on the wall in the form of the key to exit the tunnels. Snag 
    it, return to the door, and then you are free to exit the tunnels.
    
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    CHAPTER 7: TWO SHORES
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    THE CROSSING
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    Location: Ferry Station
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Chinese War Sword
    Quest Giver: Sam Hardy
    
    Walk over and speak with Harlow to get this boss fight against Wayne going. 
    Climb the ladders and then drop down off the catwalk into Wayne's area to get 
    the fight started!
    
    !!!BOSS FIGHT!!!
    
    I mean, what.
    
    Anyway, Wayne is a large zombie with a huge, bloated fist that he likes to 
    smash on the ground to spread damage. He has a weakness to fire, so if you have
    any fire-related weapons on you, now is the time to use them against Wayne to 
    kill him quickly. There are four valves placed around the area that you can 
    turn to cause steam to shoot out of vents from the ground, and if you trick 
    Wayne into walking through the steam, this will also set him ablaze.
    
    Regular zombies will constantly spawn to help Wayne out, and they can be a 
    huge annoyance. If you find yourself having troubles, just slowly go from 
    valve to valve and keep twisting them in time so that Wayne steps through the 
    steam. This should constantly keep him on fire, and he will eventually die 
    this way. Obviously, if you have any Fury built up, use it to drain his health 
    even further.
    
    Loot everything after Wayne is dead, and then talk to Sam Hardy. Go over to the
    hangar door and unlock it. To reach the ferry terminal, you will need to take a
    left and go on the docks, as the path is head is blocked by flaming rubble. 
    Unfortunately, this way also leads to an unruly group of prisoners that want to
    kill you. After negoations fall through, something crazy happens.
    
    Your character will be in a state of extended Fury, and you are basically 
    invincible at this point. Decimate all the prisoners. You should be able to 
    kill them all before the Fury wears off, but if not, picking off the stragglers
    should be easy enough. Once they're all dead, your characters will make a call 
    to Dr. Kessler to tell him about this new revelation, and then you are free to 
    loot the Ferry Station, which is absolutely stocked with goodies and cash -- 
    ESPECIALLY THE CASH REGISTERS!
    
    Go to the small building next to the primary Ferry Station, and you will find 
    the control room. Inside is Marvin. Talk with Marvin to initiate the next 
    quest.
    
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    TERMINAL SIEGE
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    Location: Ferry Station
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 5/5
    Reward: Heavy Revolver
    Quest Giver: Marvin
    
    "Take time to look around" is your current objective after having a chat with 
    Marvin. What this means is that you should set up defenses. Keep an eye out for
    various crates that sit on the ground in this area, because these crates are 
    filled with ammunition and medical kits that will be very helpful during this 
    lengthy quest.
    
    A wave of zombies will eventually attack. Wipe them out and then return to 
    Marvin and speak with him again. Afterwards, meet everyone in the middle of 
    the area. Another wave of zombies is incoming. Fight them all off. Once the 
    initial wave is dead, the new Screamer enemy type will appear, resurrecting 
    the zombies. There will be a lot of zombies super-powered by the Screamer as 
    well.
    
    Do your best to wipe them out, and then keep fighting off the waves of zombies 
    until the ferry finally arrives. Once the ferry rolls up to the dock, stand in 
    the middle of it to leave this area.
    
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    CHAPTER 8: BLOCKBUSTER
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    THE FERRY
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 2/5
    XP: 2/5
    Cash: 2/5
    Quest Giver: Harlow
    
    Get off the ferry and then secure the marina by killing all the zombies. Just 
    regular zombies plus a Thug here or there.
    
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    CITY NEWCOMER
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 3/5
    Reward: Hatchet
    Quest Giver: Marvin
    
    Speak with Marvin and then go to the gate. Ignore the Ram zombie, as he will 
    just stand around and won't bother you unless you try to attack him. Try to 
    open the gate, and you won't be able to get inside because of a chain wrapped 
    around it.
    
    LUckily there is a building right nearby that has the key. Break into the 
    building by doing the door-bashing mini-game. To do that, pull down on the 
    right analog stick, and then flick it forward as the cursor lands in the 
    middle of the meter, the section that is colored red, to break into the door 
    fastest.
    
    You'll find the keys sitting on the counter in here. There are other goodies, 
    so loot the area. Then exit this building and open the gate. You will find 
    the front door of the theater blocked by zombies. The objective marker will 
    then lead you to a ladder you can climb to get into the theater or "cinema" as 
    the game calls it.
    
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    FRONT ROW
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 3/5
    XP: 3/5
    Cash: 2/5
    Quest Giver: Marvin
    
    The first thing you need to do is, of course, clear all the zombies out of 
    the building by smashing their brains and such. The multiple levels of the 
    cinema means that the zombies will have a tough time getting to you all at 
    once. The zombies in here are mostly the fast-moving type, so they can be a 
    challenge if they do manage to corner you or something.
    
    Once all the little red icons on your mini-map have disappeared, you'll go to 
    the projection room where you will meet Jacqueline, the lone survivor of the 
    cinema. Talk with her and she will tell you to turn on the shutters.
    
    You'll find the key to the shutters behind the counter in front of the front 
    doors of the cinema. The controls to the shutters here are behind that counter 
    as well. Shut the shutters (...) and then make your way to the back door and 
    shut the shutters there as well.
    
    Once the building is on total lockdown, go back to Jacqueline and speak with 
    her again. Then as everyone piles into the theater, find Marvin and talk with 
    him again.
    
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    CHAPTER 9: FIREFIGHT
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    MILITARIZED ZONE
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 5/5
    Reward: Heavy Pistol
    Quest Giver: Sam Hardy
    
    Talk with Hardy, and then make your way to the area right outside the base. A 
    Wrestler-type zombie (basically the boss that you fought earlier, except 
    weaker) will show up. I recommend ignoring him because the next area is so wide
    that avoiding him is super easy, and he's just not worth the ammo to kill at 
    this point.
    
    As you move into the camp, you will notice numerous mines on the ground. These 
    can be avoided pretty easily since they are noisy and are constantly blinking 
    red, but the zombies running into them is what's going to cause you the 
    problem. The Wrestler might kill itself on the mines if you want to bait it 
    around the area, but once the mines thin out a bit from being blown up, this 
    place is a lot easier to explore.
    
    Zombies are being drawn to the location due to blaring sirens located at four 
    different towers in the area. The first tower is real close, and you can 
    destroy the siren by shooting it at the angle you approach it. The next three 
    sirens are better destroyed by climbing up the ladder to the top of the tower 
    and then disabling each siren by holding down the X button.
    
    Upon stopping all the sirens, go to the entrnace of the building. It will be 
    blocked by a heavy-duty gate. You need to find explosives to blast your way 
    into the base. Facing the gate, turn left, and then walk straight ahead until 
    you hit a dead-end. There is a shelf tucked away back here with the C4 
    explosives you need. Return the C4 to the gate and attach it to the gate to 
    blow it up. Be sure to get out of the way of the explosion because you only 
    have two seconds to do so and the blast can and  will kill you.
    
    With the gate blown up, go inside the base. The power is off, so switch on 
    your flashlight. Plenty of zombies can be found in here, but there's also an 
    absurd amount of ammunition. Plus, if you were moving through the tents 
    outside, you probably found a ridiculous amount of ammunition and medical kits 
    anyway. You should be set. There will be a few special type zombies, but I 
    recommend ignoring them. Jump on the desks and cubicles to bypass them and 
    keep them away from you.
    
    Make your way to the basement and turn on the power. That way you don't have 
    to waste the juice in your flashlight. Then go up the stairs as far as it 
    goes and start moving through the top floor. A poison gas will be up here that 
    will cause your character to cough and make it hard to see, but it's not a 
    big concern.
    
    Try to open the door to the communication section and you will be met with an 
    explosion that causes a fire which blocks the path. Follow the objective marker
    to the sprinkler system. This is where the most of the zombies will appear 
    during this quest, but I just ran by them and didn't waste my time trying to 
    fight any of them. Once the sprinkler system is on, you are free to enter the 
    communication section with the radio room.
    
    In the radio room proper will be a Grenadier. This is the one zombie that is a 
    required kill so that you can actually use the radio equipment. Once the 
    Grenadier is dead, activate the radio.
    
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    CHAPTER 10: FLY AWAY
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    RESCUE
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 4/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Katana
    Quest Giver: Sam Hardy
    
    Following your little chat, it's time to escape from the base. To do that, just
    backtrack through the way you came. The dead soldiers from earlier will rise 
    from the ground as zombies, so kill them as you make your way outside, or just 
    run by them, perhaps giving them a boot or two to knock them down and make 
    your way out.
    
    I recommend using the fast-travel map hanging on the tent to return to return 
    to the cinema. Once there, speak with Hardy. Then go talk with Jacqueline. 
    And then go to the projection room and grab a box of film reels and carry it to
    the roof. Grab a second case of film reels and put it on the roof as well, 
    right next to the first case.
    
    Light the cases on fire by standing close enough to them and holding X. Once 
    they are both on fire, just hang tight for a bit. Zombies will start attacking 
    the cinema because they are attracted by the fire. Exit the cinema the way you 
    normally do (through the window in the center, down the ladder) and make your 
    way to the concert stage as instructed.
    
    Go to the computer and you will find that there is no CD to play. No worries, 
    just walk behind the concert stage and you will find Sam B.'s CD sitting on a 
    desk. Take this to the computer and pop it in. Zombies will start swarming in 
    on the concert stage, and that is your cue to get the hell out of there.
    
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    EVACUATION
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 4/5
    XP: 4/5
    Cash: 3//5
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Even though it doesn't tell you to do so just yet, you want to get away from 
    the concert stage. And I mean as far away as humanly possible. Start making 
    your way to the cinema already if you know how to get there without an 
    objective marker up. An objective marker will pop up soon enough, though, and 
    you will be asked to go to the cinema rooftop.
    
    Watch the cut-scene. Afterwards, prepare for an onslaught of zombies! Set up 
    the fences if you like. There's a ton of ammo on the roof, so don't worry about
    using up too much ammunition with your guns. There's plenty of supplies right 
    by the workbench here as well.
    
    You'll have to contend with plenty of waves of zombies here. I found that the 
    zombies tend to glitch at this part a lot more than usual. If you see a red 
    blip on your radar but don't see the zombie, it is very possible he is floating
    above you or his head is sticking up out of the ground beneath your feet. You 
    should still be able to kill them and progress in either situation. However, 
    if there simply is no zombie, but the red blip is still there, you may need to 
    restart this part.
    
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    CHAPTER 11: MISTAKES WERE MADE
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    THE CRASH
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 4/5
    Reward: Auto Rifle
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Making your way to the crash site of the helicopter is an incredible pain. 
    Navigating through the city is dreadful, and you will want to refer to your 
    map quite often to make sure you are headed in the right direction. Also, 
    there is a way to get back inside the movie theater, if you want to loot it 
    once more over for even more supplies!
    
    To do this, go to the ledge of the roof where the ladder is. Look down, and you
    will see a small roof jutting out over a window. Slowy move off the edge of 
    the roof and land on that smaller roof below. Then get a running start and 
    you should be able to jump over the debris blocking the way to the door that 
    leads back inside the movie theater.
    
    When you finally make it to the crash site, you will find a bunch of zombies 
    on fire and no survivors around. Thin the herd, and then check the nearby 
    stairs to find a door with a bloody handprint on it. Go into the door.
    
    Exploring the fort consists of the game leading you around all over the place 
    to gain access to another place. It's really straight-forward, and there are 
    no curveballs when compared to the other dungeons in the game. You will 
    eventually find the pilot, so speak with him. When that's done, make your way 
    to the very top of the fort and speak with Serpo there.
    
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    CHAPTER 12: DEAD TOWN
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    QUARANTINE ZONE
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 5/5
    Cash: 4/5
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Speak with Trevor, and then head over to the Quarantine Zone. It will be 
    blocked off, so then you will have to find another way in. You'll then come 
    across another gate, more zombies, and a bulldozer.
    
    Gather the four fuel canisters from the nearby building and throw them on the 
    bulldozer. Then go to the controls and press X to activate the bulldozer, 
    which will roll forward and blow up the gate as well as all the zombies on the 
    other side.
    
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    CHAPTER 13: FOR THE GREATER GOOD
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    WITH THE TIDE
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    Location: Henderson
    Difficulty: 5/5
    XP: 5/5
    Cash: 5/5
    Quest Giver: Trevor Rogers
    
    Once inside the Quarantine Zone, you will basically be asked to find your 
    way to the docks without having an objective marker. Which is a fitting 
    challenge for the final stages of the game considering how hard navigation is 
    in this one. Luckily, you have me to help guide you!
    
    For the first part, just basically move forward through the city. You will 
    eventually reach a dead end. That is your cue to back-track a bit and look 
    down the alleys. If you see a dumpster, sprint to the dumpster and then jump 
    over it. Jump over the next dumpster, and then use the ramp to get to higher 
    ground.
    
    This will allow to keep moving forward, toward the dock. You will eventually 
    reach another obstacle blocking the way. At this point, look for crates with 
    ammunition all over. Use the crates to jump over the barricade (might want to 
    shoot the zombies on the other side firsT), and then you will be able to keep 
    going until you reach a series of medical tents.
    
    These tents can be looted for goodies, but there are a lot of zombies and 
    strong special-type zombies in the area. Loot at your own risk. On the other 
    side of the camp, you will find a fence and stairs. Go down the stairs to find 
    a door and go inside.
    
    Move through this building until you reach the elevator. Try to turn on the 
    elevator, but it will get stuck. Pry open the doors, and then drop down the 
    side to land on the floor below. In the lab room, you are going to have to 
    play detective for a minute.
    
    First, investgate the dead bodies on the ground. From there, check out the 
    computer. And then look at the dead bodies lying on the operating table. This 
    should be all the clues. What follows is a boss fight against Harlow.
    
    This fight is broken up into phases. The first phase is just a regular fight 
    against Harlow with guns. When she has about a quarter of her health left, 
    she will inject herself with the mutagen and then turn into a larger version 
    of herself -- also with a chainsaw. Because why not. Run around the island 
    counter in the center of the room and blast at her with any guns or chuck 
    weapons at her. It's very dangerous to be close to her, so melee weapons are 
    pretty much out the window. I recommend a shotgun for this particular phase of 
    the fight.
    
    Then you will enter phase three, where Harlow gets back up from all the 
    damage you've caused her, and your character(s) decide to take the mutagen 
    themselves. You might have to avoid Harlow for a bit before it lets you take 
    the mutagen, which you will find on the counter island in the room that the 
    boss fight started. Inject it.
    
    This will cause you to enter super-Fury mode once again. Beat on Harlow 
    mercilessly until she dies. When she dies, a swarm of zombies will enter the 
    room. Kill them all while your Fury is still active. Once they're dead, you 
    should be able to loot the bodies and such. Be sure to grab Harlow's chainsaw 
    as it is a very powerful weapon.
    
    Make your way to the boat. Climb the boxes to get over the fence, and then 
    lower the boat with the boat controls. Jump on the back of the boat and 
    interact with the hatch to end the game.
    
    THE END
    
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