Dead Island 2 Voice Commands [Definitive Guide]

Dead Island 2 introduces Alexa Game Control, which enables players to use voice commands with Amazon's AI assistant Alexa.

Dead Island 2 has a feature called Alexa Game Control, which lets players use Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa to perform in-game actions with voice commands.

Key Takeaways
  • Dead Island 2 features Alexa Game Control, allowing players to perform in-game actions with voice commands using Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa.
  • To use Alexa Game Control, players only need an Amazon account and a microphone. Owning an Alexa Built-in device is not necessary.
  • The setup process is straightforward and involves accessing the Settings Menu, linking Dead Island 2 to an Amazon account, enabling Voice Commands, and choosing the preferred Voice Capture method.
  • Players can taunt zombies, create waypoints, switch weapons, and activate emotes with Alexa Game Control.
  • Alexa Game Control is not exceptionally helpful but worth trying out to see if players enjoy using it.
  • Currently, Alexa Game Control is only available on PC and Xbox versions of Dead Island 2 and not on PlayStation consoles.

How To Use Alexa Voice Control

To utilize the Alexa Game Control feature in Dead Island 2, players only need to have an Amazon account and a microphone. Although Dead Island 2 suggests using a headset, owning an Alexa Built-in device, such as an Amazon Echo, is not necessary as the feature is already incorporated into the Dead Island 2.

Setting Up

Dead Island 2 Voice Commands Setting up
Setting up Alexa Voice Commands in Dead Island 2 – [Image by eXputer]
Setting up the Alexa Game Control feature in Dead Island 2 is simple and doesn’t require owning an Amazon Echo or Alexa product nearby. To set it up, players should follow these steps:

  1. Access the Settings Menu.
  2. Scroll down to find the Alexa Game Control Option.
  3. Link Dead Island 2 to an Amazon account.
  4. Ensure that Voice Commands are Enabled.
  5. Choose the preferred Voice Capture method, either Voice Activity, Push to Talk, or Tap to Talk.
  6. Adjust the Audio Threshold where Alexa detects the player’s voice audio.
  7. Confirm the microphone being used is correct.

After completing the setup, the Alexa Game Control feature will be available to use. Based on experimentation, Push to Talk is the recommended method as Voice Activity can activate unintentionally when players make sudden noises due to fear.

Using Voice Control

Alexa Voice Controls Tutorials
Tutorials of Alexa Voice Controls – [Image by eXputer]
Once players have set up the basic options for Alexa Game Control in Dead Island 2, they can start using it in-game by following these steps:

  • When Alexa is being used, players will hear a ‘ping‘ to indicate that Alexa is listening to their commands.
  • A blue circle will appear at the bottom left of the player’s screen, and the lighter blue portions will fill up as they speak.
  • After the player has finished speaking, Alexa will quickly process the command and act on it if possible.

However, it’s important to note that this version of Alexa has some limitations, including:

  • It can’t access Amazon Music, Audible, or Communications, among other systems.
  • It is a less powerful version of Alexa than what you might find in an Amazon Echo or other device.

Despite these limitations, there are still many things players can do with Alexa in Dead Island 2, and they don’t even need to be related to Dead Island 2 itself.

Dead Island 2 Voice Commands For Alexa 

Zombie Taunting
Taunting a Zombie using Voice Commands – [Image by eXputer]
The Tutorials section of Dead Island 2’s pause menu includes multiple tabs that cover all the various Voice Commands players can utilize with Alexa Game Control, as well as the different terms that can be used to achieve the same outcome. Here is a summary of what players can accomplish with Alexa:

  • Use the “name” of the particular type of zombie to taunt nearby zombies or a particular zombie within a group.
  • Create waypoints to different places, such as the nearest point of interest, merchant, or safe house.
  • Depending on the command given, change to the player’s next weapon or a particular weapon.
  • Activate several Emotes for entertainment or to interact with an online multiplayer friend (available after meeting Sam B).

These commands have numerous variations, such as swapping to the player’s ‘sharpest’ weapon, targeting the ‘Slobber’ zombie in a group, or creating a waypoint to a nearby Fusebox.

Non-Related Game Voice Commands

This version of Alexa in Dead Island 2 can be used to do some of the common comedic things that people like to mess around with, such as:

  • Making Alexa create fart noises continuously as the player is fighting zombie hordes.
  • Asking Alexa to recommend local pizza places while in-game (streamers should be careful with this one).
  • While playing Dead Island 2, I had Alexa narrate a choose-your-own-adventure version of Skyrim.
  • Requesting Alexa to recite a series of knock-knock jokes.
  • And many other possibilities.

Is It Worth Using Alexa Voice Control?

  • The feature is not exceptionally helpful but is alright.
  • It allows players to switch to specific weapons with a phrase and mark nearby waypoints.
  • The most helpful options include taunting zombies to pull aggro and quickly switching to a specific weapon.
  • Alexa Game Control does not revolutionize gaming or make Dead Island 2 easier.
  • It’s worth trying out to see if players enjoy using it.

Availability On Other Platforms

  • Alexa Game Control is not available on every platform.
  • Players who own Dead Island 2 on a PlayStation console cannot access this feature.
  • Currently, Alexa Game Control is only available on the PC and Xbox versions of Dead Island 2.
  • The setup process should be similar if the feature is ever implemented on PlayStation consoles.

Dead Island 2 features Alexa Game Control, allowing players to use Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa to perform in-game actions with voice commands. Read our guide on Jacob, an all-rounder slayer, whose abilities make him the best. There are six different characters, learn about Dead Island 2 Classes, Characters & Stats and choose the best fit for you. We also have listed the Best Weapons in Dead Island 2.


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Hadi is eXputer's Senior Writer & Editor; and likely the biggest gamer in an average circle. You can pitch him on any Gaming Network for assistance, and he will always be there to help!

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