Dead Island 2 is a thrilling and action-packed game that takes players on a journey through a post-apocalyptic world filled with hordes of zombies. As players traverse the world, they encounter challenging situations that require them to be creative and resourceful in their approach.

One of the ways in which players can gain an edge in combat is by using curveballs, powerful items that can turn the tide of a battle in their favor. Curveballs come in many different forms, each with its unique effects and uses. In this guide, we will explore how to unlock all the curveballs in Dead Island 2, including where to find them and how to use them effectively to survive the zombie apocalypse.

All Curveballs Locations in Dead Island 2

Note: We are still looking for some locations and will update the guide as soon as we find more.

Update: All curveball locations have been updated.

CurveballHow to Unlock
Pipe BombFound during Kwon With the Wind Mission. Found in a yellow case sitting on top of some crates inside a tent in an alley. The location is in between Beverly Hills and Monarch Studios.
Caustic-X BombComplete Ravages of Caustic-X Mission at Halperin Hotel. This quest can be obtained by picking up a receiver, and it will require you to travel to the Halperin Hotel.
FlashbangPurchased from Rodriguez in Venice Beach.
Military GrenadeComplete the Boz Makes A Bang side quest at Venice Beach Pier
Meat BaitFree from Carlos.
Nail BombPurchased from Ezekiel on Santa Monica Pier
Sticky BombThe Sticky Bomb Curveball can be purchased from Dougie, the trader located at the Serling Hotel on Ocean Avenue.
Molotov CocktailIn the Brentwood Sewer, specifically in the Filtration Access and Servicing area on the upper floor, you can find the objective during the main quest “The Heart of Darkness.”
Electro BombComplete the Lost & Found weapon quest called “Jo’s Rainy Day Stash” in Venice Beach.
Chem BombAs you progress through the main story and reach the Halperin Hotel, you will come across a path blocked by fire. At this point, you will receive the Chem Bomb as a part of the story to help you clear the path and continue forward.
Electric StarYou can find the Electric Star Curveball stuck into the sign located close to the Brentwood Water Reclamation Project plant in Beverly Hills, near the location of Phil’s Note in the story “Justifiable Zombicide.”
ShurikenUpon entering the Halperin Hotel region early in the game, you will come across the Shuriken Curveball, which is stuck in a car door directly in front of you.
Bait BombDougie, the trader at the Serling Hotel sells it.

We have already covered the topic of the best curveballs so if you’re wondering which ones are the best, give our detailed guide a read. Moreover, some Curveballs can be found early on in the game but some can’t be found until very late in the story. For example, the nail bomb comes in very late in Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 is now available on PC, Xbox One/X/S, PS4, and PS5.

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