25 Best Dying Light 2 Weapons With Locations

Dying Light 2 is out now for everyone to enjoy. Techland has done a remarkable job of creating a fantastic sequel to the 2015 Dying Light. Just like the prequel, you get the luxury to choose from a wide range of different weapons that can help you take down your enemies. And through our Dying Light 2 best weapons guide, we will help you select the right weapons for your journey. Also, if you haven’t started with Dying Light 2 Skills, we highly recommend taking a look at our top combat & parkour skills.

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Dying Light 2 Best Weapons

In the guide, we mentioned the weapons we found while completing the game. Some of these weapons can be found through Loot Boxes, some in Airdrops, and others can be acquired by completing different missions. Keep in mind that as you progress through the game and level up, you’ll be able to acquire more powerful variants of weapons that will deal more damage and offer better durability. Also, the weapons are divided into five rarity tiers:

  • Common | White: These are the weakest weapons in the entire game.
  • Uncommon | Green: These are decent weapons.
  • Rare | Blue: These weapons are neither too strong nor too powerful.
  • Unique | Purple: These are some of the best weapons in the game.
  • Artifact | Gold: These are the best weapons that you can get in Dying Light 2. They deal the highest amount of damage and offer maximum durability.

So without any further ado, let’s dive into the list of best weapons In Dying Light 2.

Mechanics Hammer

The first weapon that we would like to mention is the Mechanic’s Hammer. Now, I know the damage output of this weapon isn’t great compared to some of the other weapons in the game. However, considering you get this weapon really early, it’s definitely something you should have in your arsenal. And with the right upgrades, you can transform this weapon into something that can help you take down enemies quickly. Also, the weapon has excellent durability and you do not have to repair it more often in Dying Light 2.

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Mechanic’s Hammer

How To Get Mechanic’s Hammer

To get the Mechanics hammer, you will need to conquer the first outpost. After that, you will be able to purchase it from the Trader located in the same outpost. 

Chopper 

The Chopper is another weapon in our Dying Light 2 best weapons guide that you should get during the game’s early stages. Considering you’ll be facing weak enemies during this stage, the Chopper will help you slice them up in no time. There is also a bonus attached to this weapon, something thanks to which you will deal 17% extra damage when fighting against the infected. You can also apply different mods to the weapon and transform it into something that can help you do wonders during the early missions. 

kill zombies using Chopper
Chopper

How To Get The Chopper

 The Chopper can be acquired by purchasing it from traders that you’ll come across during the early stages. Or, you can try your luck and find it in Loot Boxes. 

Antique Hammer  

Hammers in Dying Light 2 are meant to be hard-hitting weapons. They deal a high amount of damage with each hit, and you can expect them to help you take down your target in only a few hits. As for the Antique Hammer, it is easily one of the best weapons to use in the game. You can trust this weapon to take down enemies during the early stages of the game, and with the right upgrades, you can even use it later on. 

How To Get The Antique Hammer

 You will need to start the story quest called Only Way Out to get this weapon. During the quest, you’ll come across a GRE container that you’ll need to unlock. The weapon is inside this GRE container. Keep in mind that there will be enemies in the surrounding area, so make sure to clear them out first. 

Pipe Bow

Ranged weapons in Dying Light 2 can help you take down your opponent while staying at a safe distance, and the Bow does this job perfectly. Just like how bows work, this one lets you fire arrows towards your target, with each one dealing a decent amount of damage. 

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Moreover, unlike some of the other bows that we’ll talk about later in our list, this one isn’t that powerful, and you will need to land a couple of arrows into your target before you can take them down. However, considering this will likely be the first ranged weapon you’ll get in the game, you can stick with it until you find a better option. You can also use different types of arrows with the Bow, such as Explosive Arrows, Electric Arrows, Fire Arrows, and so on. 

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Pipe Bow

How To Get The Bow

 Unfortunately, you won’t be getting your hands on the Bow during the early stages of the game. In fact, you’ll get it after completing around half of the story. After you complete the Let’s Waltz story mission, you’ll automatically get the weapon into your inventory as a reward. You’ll also get some arrow blueprints along with it so that you can craft your first special arrows. 

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Shark Teeth 

The Shark Teeth is yet another weapon on our Dying Light 2 Best Weapons list that can be acquired during the early stages of the game. It’s a machete, meaning that it will help you perform quick and powerful attacks. The weapon can deal a decent amount of damage. If you manage to get an even more powerful variant, then you can expect the damage output to be much higher. However, you won’t be able to find a high rarity weapon during the early story missions. 

Shark Teeth to slay human enemies
Shark Teeth

How To Get The Shark Teeth 

During the Only Way Out missions, you’ll come across a situation where you will need to make your way back to Hakon in the tunnels. While going back, there will be an area where you’ll need to jump down to the bottom and land on a pile of garbage. Instead of going down, jump over the area and make your way to the other side of the hole. There, you’ll find a room with a Loot Box, and the weapon will be inside this box. 

Billhook

Just like the Shark Teeth, the Billhook is another machete that we would like to mention in our list of best weapons in Dying Light 2. Its base damage is 40, thus having the capability to take down the target in only a few hits. Its rare variant comes with two bonuses, with the first one increasing its damage by 12% and the second one giving a 14% damage bonus when you’re using this weapon with full health. Overall, it is a decent weapon that you should definitely try. 

Billhook melee zombies
Billhook

How To Get The Billhook

The Billhook is an early weapon, and I managed to find it inside a Loot Box that I came across while completing the Makers of Plague Quest. 

Spears

Out of all the weapons present in Dying Light 2, Spears happens to be one of my favorites. This is mainly because by using them, and you can take down regular enemies with a single hit. That’s right, in a single hit. All you need to do is pick up the spear, aim it towards your target, and just press the fire button. You don’t even have to worry about charging it or anything. I managed to find the Spear as something extremely useful during combat. 

Spear - ranged attack on zombies
Spear

How To Get Spears

Unfortunately, unlike almost every weapon in the game, Spear isn’t something that you can craft, purchase, or get as a reward for completing a certain task. These can be found at random locations throughout the map. The worst part is that you can’t even store them in your inventory. However, as you’ll progress through the game, you’ll be able to see more and more of them around you.

Throwing Knives

The Throwing Knife might seem like a weak weapon at first, but it isn’t. Instead, it is a ranged weapon that can help you attack your enemies without getting close to them. Later on, the Throwing Knives become one of the most useful weapons in the entire game as you’ll come across enemies that will explode as soon as you hit them. If you get caught inside the explosion, you’ll receive a lot of damage. But with the Throwing Knives in your arsenal, you won’t have to worry about this at all. 

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Throwing Knife

A quick thing that I would like to mention is that you should keep as many throwing knives as you can before starting the Now or Never quest, which is the 2nd last story quest of the game. This is because, during it, you’ll face unique enemies that will chase you rapidly and will explode after getting near you. Therefore, you’ll need a lot of throwing knives with you in order to take them out from far away as soon as you see one. 

How To Get Throwing Knives

These are easy to acquire. You can either craft them after you get their blueprint, purchase them from traders, or just pick them up from your surroundings.

Scrapper Hammer 

The Scrapper Hammer is a decent weapon that can work well against regular enemies. It isn’t too powerful but isn’t weak as well. With the right type of upgrades and mods, this weapon can work well against even a group of enemies. Overall, the Scrapper Hammer is a decent weapon, but you should make a switch to some better weapon as soon as you get the chance.

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Scrapper Hammer

How To Get The Scrapper Hammer

 To get the Scrapper Hammer, you will need to complete the story quest called Unruly Brother. The weapon will be automatically added to your inventory after completing the quest. 

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Executioner’s AXE 

The Executioner’s Axe is a powerful axe that offers two different bonus effects. The first one offers a 7% health regeneration when you perform a perfect block. As for the second one, it boosts the damage by 19% when you’re low on health. This means that this weapon can help you get out of critical situations quickly. Overall, the Executioner’s Axe is a decent weapon, and there isn’t any reason for you not to try it.

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Executioner’s Axe

How To Get The Executioner’s Axe

This weapon can be found in different Loot Boxes that are scattered across the map. Or, you can visit the trader that you’ll come across while completing the Welcome Aboard story quest, and he’ll be happy to sell it to you for a decent price. 

Stabber Claws

Now we’ll get to the first claws of our Dying Light 2 Best Weapons guide. If you’re someone who likes to get up close and personal with the target to take them down, then I will suggest you get your hands on the Stabber Claws. This is because you’ll be able to wear these claws on your hands and then punch your enemies in the face with them. The variant I found deals 66 damage with each hit, and I was able to take down my targets by landing only a few punches on them. Overall, the Stabber Claws is an amazing pair of weapons that is fun to use. There are a total of three bonuses attached to them. The first one regenerates stamina on power attacks, the second one does extra 10% damage with full health, and 15% extra damage when you’re low on health.

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Stabber Claws

How To Get The Stabber Claws

You won’t be able to get these claws until you reach the later parts of the game. I managed to purchase the Stabber Claws from a trader at one of the Peacekeeper’s outposts for a decent price. 

Firestation Great Axe

Another powerful weapon on our list is the Firestation Greataxe. I managed to get my hands on this weapon during the mid of the game, and I haven’t dropped it from my loadout since then. This is because it deals a great amount of damage with each hit. Furthermore, it has three bonuses. An 18% low health damage bonus, a 17% increase in damage when it during the night, and a 7% health regeneration bonus on a perfect block.

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Firestation Greataxe

How To Get The Fire Station Greataxe

This weapon can be acquired from traders after you reach the mid of the game. 

Smasher Hammer Artifact

If you’re looking for a weapon that is strong, deadly, and can help get the job done, then the Smasher Hammer is what will suit your needs. This weapon is easily one of the best weapons in Dying Light 2, and I had an absolute fun time while using it. Not only did this weapon help me with taking down regular enemies quickly, it even proved to be useful against tough opponents. Overall, the Smasher Hammer is a powerful weapon that won’t disappoint you.

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Smasher Hammer

How To Get The Smasher Hammer

To get the Smasher Hammer, you’ll need to look for it in the Loot Boxes that you’ll find after reaching the mid of the game. I found it in a Loot Box that I came across while doing a story mission where you need to get the first Electric Substation running again. 

Lumberjack Axe

After you reach the Central, the Lumberjack axe is most likely going to be one of the first weapons you’ll be able to acquire. The axe weapon is designed in a way to help you annihilate your enemy quickly. With its two bonuses that increase health regeneration with a perfect block and an increased amount of damage against human enemies, the Lumberjack Axe is a great weapon to carry around in the city. 

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Lumberjack

How To Get The Lumberjack

To get your hands on the Lumberjack, simply make your way to the first trader you’ll see after going to the Central Loop. I managed to purchase the weapon from this trader for 1035 coins.  

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Barbarian Sword

What a lot of you might not that that Techland has added an interesting easter egg in Dying Light 2, and that too in the form of Conan’s Barbarian Sword. That’s right, while you might not get the luxury to use that legendary sword in real life, you can get it in Dying Light 2 and take down some zombies with it. It also offers a great damage output, something you might have already expected from the sword. Overall, the Barbarian Sword is one of the best Dying Light 2 weapons, and you should definitely add it to your inventory. 

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Barbarian Sword

How To Get The Barbarian Sword

To get your hands on this legendary sword, you will need to make your way to the GRE Anomaly that can be found in Garrison. Inside one of the buildings, you’ll be able to find the Barbarian Sword on a table waiting for you to pick it up. 

Lazarus (Knuckledusters)  

The second pair of claws that I would like to mention in our Dying Light 2 best weapons guide is the Lazaur Kuncledusters claws. Compared to the previously mentioned ones, these ones are capable of dealing more damage and also have a special connection attached to them.

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Lazarus

How To Get The Lazarus Kuncledusters Claws

Getting these claws is a time taking process. Furthermore, you’ll need to be careful with the choices you make to get them.

Down the road, on the Peacekeeper’s ship, you’ll see Aitor being carried on a stretcher because of his injuries. After the cutscene, a new sidequest will be unlocked named “Aitor.” Track the sidequest and head over to the doctor treating Aitor to inquire about his health. You will get to learn that a certain type of herb will be needed to heal him.

During your search for the herb, you’ll come across a healer who will tell you about the location of the herbs and will tell you to give only the “small petals” to Aitor as the long ones will kill him. After you get back to Aitor and give him the petals, he will get saved. Then during a side quest called The Black Widow, you’ll meet Aitor once again, who will give you the Lazarus Kuncleduster Claws as a reward. 

The Boomstick

Next up, we have the Boomstick. This is a special weapon that you can acquire in the game through different methods. Its power can be seen from the fact that it can take down a target in a single shot. However, there is a big downside to this weapon. After you use the Boomstick once, the weapon will break, and you will not be able to use it anymore. This means that you should save this mini-shotgun-type weapon for only critical situations. 

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Boomstick

How To Get The Boomstick

There are two methods of acquiring the Boomstick in the game. The first one involves completing the Renegades side quest; at the end, you’ll get the Boomstick as a reward. The second method is purchasing the blueprints of the Boomstick from the Trader at the Pk Floating Fortress base. By getting the blueprint, you’ll be able to craft a new Boomstick after it breaks. 

Rust Artifact Bow 

The Rust bow is yet another fantastic bow among Best Weapons In Dying Light 2 that can serve as an excellent ranged weapon. Compared to the Pipe Bow that we mentioned earlier, this one is better than it in almost every way. The damage it deals is nearly double than it, meaning that you can take down your target in only two to three arrows with this bow. However, this is just for regular enemies. Stronger enemies will require you to insert more arrows into their heads. 

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Rust Artifact Bow

How To Get The Rust Bow

The Rust bow can’t be acquired until you cross the mid of the game. After that, you’ll be able to purchase it from a Trader. 

Bad Gal Sword 

The Bad Gal sword is yet another weapon that quickly became one of my favorite weapons to use in the game. This is because it’s fast and does a good amount of damage with each hit. We all know how useful swords are against enemies, and the Bad Gal sword is just amazing. It has three bonuses attached to it. The first one increases the damage by 15% during the day, the second one provides you with a 13% damage bonus when you’re low on health, and the third one grants a 14% damage bonus when you’re low on stamina.

All of this makes the Bad Gal sword one of the best weapons to use in Dying Light 2. You can also apply different mods to it to make this weapon even more powerful. For instance, I applied the Fire mod to it, which allowed me to set my enemies on fire after a couple of shots. 

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Bad Gal Sword

How To Get The Bad Gal Sword

Just like some of the other weapons in the game, you will be able to find this weapon inside Loot Boxes. I managed to find it inside a Loot Box that I came across before I started the Let’s Waltz quest. 

Paper Clip

Out of all the bows present in the game, the Paper Clip bow is easily the strongest one. Compared to the Pipe bow and Rust bow, this one deals the most damage. Once you get to use this bow, you won’t be able to go back to the previous ones. This is because the Paper Clip bow is the only bow that is capable of taking down regular enemies with a single shot to the head and only two shots to the body.

Even against strong enemies, the bow works flawlessly. Just like the other two bows, this one can also use special arrows. And when you use Exploding Arrows with this one, you will be able to quickly take down large groups of enemies. However, keep in mind that you’ll be attracting enemies towards your location with the sound you’ll be making, so make sure you’re prepared for the threat. 

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Paper Clip

How To Get The Paper Clip Bow

The Paper Clip bow can be acquired during The Shoe mission. While playing, you’ll come across a GRE Inhabitor Container. Right next to it, you’ll find a room, and you will be able to find the Paper Clip bow inside this room. 

PK Crossbow

While the Paper Clip is the best bow in the game, the PK Crossbow is the best-ranged weapon in Dying Light 2. This is a one-of-a-kind weapon that you come across in the game, and it can do wonders if in the right hands. Just like the other ranged weapons in the game, it has no mods slots, meaning that it cannot be further customized or upgraded in any way.

However, there is no need for you to upgrade the weapon anyways, as the PK Crossbow is already extremely strong. The damage dealt with each hit is extremely high. Furthermore, the weapon is quick as well. All of this has earned it a spot in our Dying Light 2 best weapons guide. 

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
PK Crossbow

Unlike bows, the PK Crossbow uses bolts as its ammunition, and there are different types of bolts available. You have Fire Bolts that can set the enemies on fire, Electric Bolts that can give them a shock, and so on. However, my favorite ones are the Impact Bolts, as they can send your target flying after they get hit. These are useful in situations when you want to knock the enemies off from a roof. Furthermore, you can also use this to send them flying on traps that you can find in your surroundings. 

How To Get The PK Crossbow

While acquiring the PK Crossbow in the game isn’t a difficult task, it is a time-taking process. This is because to get it, and you will need to give the control of four Facilities to the Peacekeepers. After you give the fourth Facility, the weapon will automatically become available in your inventory, and you’ll acquire the blueprints for its special bolts as well.

Shoelace Machete Artifact 1h Machete

The Shoelace Machete is easily one of the strongest weapons you can get your hands on in Dying Light 2. With this weapon, you can take down your targets in only a single hit. It’s fast, powerful, and can help you out in multiple situations.

The best part is that it comes with three amazing added effects. The first one can increase the amount of damage it deals by 7% when you’re fighting against humans. The second one increases the damage of all power attacks by 7%. And as for the third one, it gives a 12% damage boost to the weapon when your health is full. Overall, the Shoelace Machete is a powerful weapon that you can trust even against a group of enemies. 

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Shoelace Machete

How To Get The Shoelace Machete

You won’t be getting your hands on this weapon until the very late stages of the game. This is because you will get it as a reward for completing the Now or Never quest, which is the 2nd last story quest of the game. In this quest, you will need to confront Williams and ask him about the location of Waltz. While you’ll be getting this weapon late in the game, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t with getting. This is because the final story mission will put you in tough spots, and having such a weapon in your arsenal will help you stay on your feet. 

Heavy Duty Axe

Now, coming down to a pretty extremely powerful weapon. Out of all the weapons I found in Dying Light 2, this one has the highest damage output in the game. Although this is a weapon you won’t get until you finish the game, it will help you clear the rest of whatever’s left on the map. We’re talking about the Heavy-Duty, an Artifact Long Axe that can help you destroy your opponent quickly. Its extreme power is what makes it an ideal weapon to use against powerful opponents.

Keep in mind that you’ll be using a lot of stamina while using this weapon, so you’ll need to make every hit worth it. The weapon also comes with three bonus effects: a 5% low stamina damage bonus, a 22% increase in damage while fighting against the infected, and a 24% stance meter damage. Overall, the Heavy Duty Axe is easily one of the best weapons in Dying Light 2 because of its power.

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Heavy Duty

How To Get The Heavy Duty Axe

To get this powerful weapon, you will need to beat the game. This is because you’ll get it as a reward for completing the final story mission called X13. During this mission, you will need to find Waltz and then fight him. The final fight is divided into four parts, but you will be able to deal with him easily if you have weapons such as the Shoelace Machete in your arsenal. After you get done with the mission, the Heavy Duty Axe will automatically get added to your inventory. 

Torch Unique Long Mace 

If I had to name one weapon that saved my life multiple times in Dying Light 2, then it was the Torch. I was unable to find any weapon that was more powerful than it. This weapon even helped me take down some tough enemies with only a single hit.

All I needed to do was swing this weapon in the direction of the target, and it handled the rest. The damage output of this weapon is massive, and it can help you out in almost any situation. It doesn’t matter if you’re facing a single enemy or a group of enemies at once; the Torch will not let you down. You can pretty much judge for yourself why the weapon is listed in our Best Dying Light 2 weapons guide. 

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Torch

How To Get The Torch

To get the Torch in Dying Light 2, you will need to make all your way to the other corner of the map. There, you will come across an Airdrop that sunk to the bottom of the sea. I have marked the exact location of the airdrop in the image below. 

After you have made your way to the bottom of the sea, you will find a crate that you’ll need to unlock. Keep in mind that the unlock difficulty of this crate is marked as “Very Hard,” so you will need to be quick as you’ll be running out of breath as well. After you have unlocked the crate, the Torch will be waiting for you to pick it up. 

One important thing to keep in mind here is that you might end up finding some other weapon in this crate. Some players have reported that they found the Enso Katana in this crate, a weapon that is almost as powerful as this weapon. However, no matter which weapon you find, it will help an extremely powerful weapon that you can use from the start till the end of the game. But make sure to save it only for critical moments as the weapon can break after heavy use. 

Enso Katana

At the time of writing, the strongest weapon that exists in Dying Light 2 is the Enso Katana. If you’re looking for something that can help you take on almost any enemy, even the huge ones, then you definitely need to get the Knso Katana. The amount of damage it deals is the highest among all the weapons present in Dying Light 2. It also comes with three bonuses, which include 7% health regeneration on a perfect block, a 22% stance meter damage, and a 17% increase in damage when fighting against the infected.

All of this makes the Enso Katana the best weapon in Dying Light 2. No matter where you go, if you have the Enso Katana in your arsenal, then there is no need to fear any enemy. You can even jump into a Dark Zone with this weapon in your hand, and it will help you clear the swarm of enemies in an instant. And if you managed to get the right mods attached to it, then even Waltz will fear you. 

Dying Light 2 Best Weapons
Enso Katana

How To Get The Enso Katana

Unfortunately, there isn’t any specific way of getting the Enso Katana in the game. You can only try your luck by finding it in Airdrops. Just like the Torch, this one will also randomly pop up in an Airdrop instead of some other weapon. We will suggest you first start with the Sunken Airdrop as some players found it there. But if you don’t, then it will be wise to continue the search for it. This is because while going from one crate to another will seem like a time-consuming task, the trouble will be worth it, considering you’ll get a weapon that will solve almost every problem of yours in Dying Light 2. 

This marks the end of our Dying Light 2 best weapons guide. We hope that it will help you acquire the right type of weapons in the game. Keep in mind that you will find weapons other than these ones as you explore more parts of the game. Before you leave, make sure to check out the best Dying Light weapons and the best Bows in Dying Light as well. 

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