Dead Rising 4: Combo Weapons | Blueprint Locations Guide

Only on Xbox One: Construct zombie-crushing tools of destruction with the most powerful weaponry with these blueprint locations.

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All it takes to become a lean, mean, zombie-thrashing machine are a handful of blueprints in Dead Rising 4. Frank West became a master mechanic between adventures, and now he can combine items to create unstoppable bonus weapons. These improbable but universally entertaining weapons are the glue that holds a Dead Rising game together, and crafting Combo Weapons is still a pleasure.

Don’t waste your time living a life without Combo Weapons. Check out the locations below to uncover every combination in Dead Rising 4. Combo Weapons come in four different flavors — melee, ranged, thrown, and vehicle. Yes, vehicles can be combined once again and there’s nothing even remotely realistic about any of this nonsense. That’s what makes it great.


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Combo Weapons | Blueprint Locations Guide

[Status: Complete! All Combo Weapons are accounted for.]

Combo Weapon blueprints allow Frank West to combine two items in his inventory to create an unstoppable zombie-obliterating super-weapon.

To learn how to build them all, you’ll need to find blueprints. Blueprints can be unlocked or earned by finding them in the environment.


Melee Weapons

  • Equalizer
    • Combo: Baseball Bat + [Bladed Weapon]
    • Location: Earned for completing Case 1.
  • Froztee Penguin
    • Combo: Penguin Mask + [Chemicals]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – This blueprint is in the Froztee’s ice cream shop right next to the crash site at the start of Case 1 in the Amazon Food Court.
      • Get the key for the locker in the circular bar platform at the center of the Amazon Food Court area.
  • Blast from the Past
    • Combo: Sledgehammer + [Explosive]
    • Location: Prologue – Found in the prologue, right after the alarm goes off and Frank splits off with Vick. Grab this blueprint on the crate on the left of the hallway.
  • Santa Trap
    • Combo: Singing Santa + [Chemicals]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Get the blueprint in the Zom-B bunker hidden in the North Pole Town Square Workshop in the Central Plaza area.
      • The key is found on Santa’s chair.
  • Flaming Sword
    • Combo: Gasoline Canister + [Bladed Weapon]
    • Location: Old Town – This blueprint is buried behind the modern statue in the Old Town park, on the circular plaza.
      • To spot the site, use the Camera and switch to Spectrum Analyzer. Scan the ground where a neon circle appears.
      • You’ll need an Exo Suit to dig it up.
  • Laser Sword
    • Combo: Gems + [Electronics]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – In the Charms of Desire jewelry store, on the second floor, southwest corner on your map.
  • Acid Maul
    • Combo: Maul + [Chemical]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found on the counter of the Medieval Town Museum.
  • Electric Wreath
    • Combo: Wreath + [Electronics]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found in a locked cabinet in the backroom of El Mode Design the Miami Boardwalk.
      • Get the key in the security room of the Virago Hotel.
  • Slicing Beauty
    • Combo: Propane Tank + [Bladed Weapon]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Get this inside the locker in the locked Quarantine room outside the Central Plaza after defeating the Obscuris soldiers.
      • The key is found in the tent to the left as you exit the Central Plaza.
  • Bon Bomb
    • Combo: Holiday Cracker + [Explosive]
    • Location: West Ridge – In the workshop of the barn on Tom’s Compound.
  • Roaring Thunder
    • Combo: Blanka Mask + [Electronics]
    • Location: Old Town – On the counter of Tetro’s Comics & Collectibles.
  • Roto Killer
    • Combo: Grass Trimmer + [Bladed Weapon]
    • Location: Old Town – In the park, on a bench near the public bathroom structure.
  • Ice Sword
    • Combo: Liquid Nitrogen + [Bladed Weapon]
    • Location: Old Town – Found in the Apartment above Dodd’s Drugs. Access the apartment by climbing the fire escape in the alley behind the drugstore.
  • Flaming Helmet
    • Combo: Triceratops Mask + [Chemicals]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found on the counter in Toy Rex, one of the northernmost first floor stores.
  • Floating Lantern
    • Combo: Lantern + [Explosive]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – On the counter in Oh-San’s Sun & Moon Sushi.
  • Holiday Junk
    • Combo: Shopping Valuable + [Toys]
    • Location: Old Town – Available when you investigate the Maniacs in the Christmas Tree vendor in the corner of Old Town.
  • Sledge Saw
    • Combo: Cement Saw + [Blunt Weapon]
    • Location: West Ridge – In the Willamette Jr. High Courtyard, use the Spectrum Analyzer to scan the ground next to the stairs leading up to the pair of double doors. Scan the cement where the hockey stick spawn to find the dig site.
      • Grab an Exo Suit to dig up the blueprint. There is one located at the West Ridge church.
  • Magic Wand
    • Combo: Wand + [Chemicals]
    • Location: West Ridge – On the living room coffee table the Brieder Family residence.
  • Gandelf
    • Combo: Lawn Ornament + [Long Melee Weapon]
    • Location: West Ridge – Inside the locker in the Gardner residence garage.
      • Get the key from the same house, in the bedroom.
  • Jurassic Barf
    • Combo: T-Rex Mask + [Chemicals]
    • Location: North Peak – In the first floor open hotel room of the The Peaks Motel.
  • Back Cracker
    • Combo: Toy Drummer + [Mechanical Parts]
    • Location: North Peak – On the table in Nickolls Ink.
  • Sentry Kittens
    • Combo: LCD Monitor + [Toys]
    • Location: North Peak – Hidden in a time capsule directly beneath the “Willamette Hydroelectric Station” sign. Return here after the Case 2 boss fight and use the Spectrum Analyzer to find the dig spot.
      • Use a nearby Exo Suit to pull the blueprint out of the ground.
  • Deck the Halls
    • Combo: Holiday Bell + [Gloves]
    • Location: West Ridge – Inside the Jox Family residence kitchen, one of the homes in Mountain Ridge Estates.
  • Tripod Zapper
    • Combo: Tripod + [Laptop]
    • Location: N/A – Given after completing Case 5.
  • Glass Knuckles
    • Combo: Tree Topper + [Gloves]
    • Location: West Ridge – Sold by the Weapon Vendor in the West Ridge Emergency Shelter.

Ranged Weapons

  • Blambow
    • Combo: Crossbow + [Explosive]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Behind the counter of the Virago Hotel found in the Amazon Food Court.
  • Fish Launcher
    • Combo: Swordfish + [Bow+Arrow]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – This wacky weapon is locked away in the Pirate’s Catch Restaurant of Caribbean Cove.
      • The key is behind the guest services desk, on the second floor balcony up the curved stairs.
  • Umbrella Gun
    • Combo: Umbrella + [Electronics]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – This blueprint is hidden in the Virago Hotel (Amazon Food Court) Zom-B safe room. The secret door can be scanned with the camera’s Spectrum Analyzer to reveal it. Find the hidden door in the elevator lobby.
      • The key to the bunker is in the women’s bathroom, just outside the Virago front doors.
  • Ornament Gun
    • Combo: T-Shirt Launcher + [Toys]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – On the counter in Mad Love Tees, a clothing store near the northern entrance to Medieval Town.
  • Raining Nails
    • Combo: Flare Gun + [Mechanical Parts]
    • Location: Old Town – Unlock the locker in the back of Big Buck Hardware.
      • The key is found in the empty lot one building down from the hardware store.
  • Split Shot
    • Combo: Lead Pipe + [Gun]
    • Location: Old Town – Use the camera’s Spectrum Analyzer on the ground near the Exo Suit container in the abandoned military checkpoint at the City Hall.
      • Use the nearby Exo Suit to dig up the blueprint.
  • Holey Terror
    • Combo: Computer + [Gun]
    • Location: Old Town – On the second floor of the fire hall, in the small kitchen area.
  • Ice Chain Gun
    • Combo: Snow Cone Maker + [Electronics]
    • Location: West Ridge – Inside the Quizeens Residence, on the kitchen island.
  • Hit Maker
    • Combo: Turntable + [Electronics]
    • Location: West Ridge – Next to the front door of the Muzaks residence.
  • Nut Blaster
    • Combo: Nutcracker + [Ranged Weapon]
    • Location: West Ridge – In the Patriot Residence bunker. Find the entrance in the backyard shed.
      • The key to the bunker is in the West Ridge Emergency Shelter garage.
  • Ion Cannon
    • Combo: Battery + [Ranged Weapon]
    • Location: North Peak – On the front counter of the Gruff ‘n Tuff Motors store.
  • Bazooka Cannon
    • Combo: Toy Cannon + [Chemicals]
    • Location: N/A – Unlocked for completing Case 4.
  • Acid Rain
    • Combo: Flare Gun + [Chemicals]
    • Location: North Peak – Found in the construction site Frank must traverse that’s filled with Evolved Zombies. On the third floor, past the Vacuum Upgrade, turn right and smash the wall to discover this blueprint.
  • Laser Splicer
    • Combo: Microscope + [Gun]
    • Location: North Peak – Sold by the Weapon Vendor in the North Peak Emergency Shelter.

Thrown Weapons

  • Suckmaster 3000
    • Combo: Vacuum + [Mechanical Parts]
    • Location: West Ridge – Found in the Mekanik Residence Zom-B safe room. The entrance is in the shed.
      • Get the key from the Mekanik Residence garage.
  • Soundwave Trap
    • Combo: Gong + [Computer]
    • Location: North Peak – In the lobby of the WLD Country Radio 530 AM building.
  • DIY Grenade
    • Combo: Martini Shaker + [Chemicals]
    • Location: North Peak – On the bartop in Shanky’s Pool Hall.
  • Sticky Bomb
    • Combo: Scissors + [Explosive]
    • Location: North Peak – In the locker located in McKenzie’s Auto shop.
      • The key to the locker is found in the Zom-B bunker in the same building. The key to the Zom-B bunker is in the garage.
  • Dynameat
    • Combo: Hunk of Meat + [Explosive]
    • Location: N/A – Earned for completing Case 3.
  • Plunger Lure
    • Combo: Plunger + [Computer]
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Sold by the Weapon Vendor in the Willamette Mall Emergency Shelter.
  • Chuck n’ Chop
    • Combo: Hatchet + [Bladed Weapon]
    • Location: Old Town – Sold by the Weapon Vendor in the Old Town Emergency Shelter.

Vehicles

  • Warmonger
    • Combo: Military ORV + ATV
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found in the parking garage. You’ll get it when you meet Jesse at the exit on Case 2.
  • Kill-O-Watt
    • Combo: Go Kart + Shopping Kart
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found in the circular cage in the center of the Miami Boardwalk. Unlock the cage by completing the Go Kart race track challenge — ride the kart to begin.
  • Mowerhawg
    • Combo: Mower + Kid’s Bike
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Look in the Ye Olde Toybox store in Medeival Town to find this vehicle blueprint.
  • Sling Rot
    • Combo: Hearse + Tow Truck
    • Location: Old Town – Found on the steps facing the parking lot at the old church in the southern edge of Old Town, next to the cemetery.
  • Bogey Monster
    • Combo: Golf Cart + Balancer
    • Location: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found on the front counter in Homerunners.
  • Cryonic Commando
    • Combo: Antique Car + Snowmobile
    • Location: West Ridge – Found in the white barn near an antique car in the West Ridge X-Mas Tree Lot, found right next to the Hydroelectric Station.
  • Creep Fryer
    • Combo: Food Truck + Enduro Bike
    • Location: North Peak – In the Glitter Dolls Nightclub basement bunker.
      • Get the key outside the club, right next to the alley door.
  • Tread Maker
    • Combo: Tractor + Wheelchair
    • Location: West Ridge – Inside the locked garage in Tom’s Compound.
      • Get the keys from Tom’s secret office, available in Case 5.

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