Dead Island 2: How to Block and Dodge


Learning how to block is the first thing you should master in Dead Island 2 and give your Slayer more chances to survive. The defensive part of the game involves two essential skills called blocking and dodging. Both skills are unlocked when you reach level 2 and level 9 respectively.

Key takeaways

  • Blocking and dodging are both basic and effective. Defensive skills in Dead Island 2 that any character can equip and use.
  • However, it depends Agility Whether the character starts the game with Block or Dodge.
  • After characters can equip dodge skill Level 2 And then block skill Level 9 If they haven’t already.
  • To use the block skill you have to. Catch Defense button which can be Left Alt, L1, or LB.
  • While using the dodge skill you will have to. tap Defense button with a directional command.
  • Both Dodge and Block can be young. Ability And to stun Enemy.
  • Dodge and Block can also lead one Counter-attack If they are perfectly timed. Counterattacks can lead to retaliation.

How Block and Dodge work in Dead Island 2

In the new game, each character is able to use either. Block or Dodge skills. However, the starting defensive skill is based on whether the character has more or less Agility. If the character has low agility they will start the game with the block ability. Whereas if the character has high agility they will start with the dodge ability.

For example, in the case of Carla And Ryan, they will start with a block because their relative agility is quite low. Additionally, each of the defensive skills has certain effects and they are as follows:

  • block: If a block is timed correctly it will slightly rejuvenate the character’s ability and stun them. Making them vulnerable to counterattack.
  • Dodge: If a dodge is timed correctly, it will slightly rejuvenate the character’s ability and stun them. Basically leaving them vulnerable to a counter attack.

How to get blocked in Dead Island 2

Block skill card
Block Skill Card 2 in Dead Island [Image Credit: eXputer]

Now, blocking is part of the new. Skill Card System Where any character can get it as a skill card. Level 9. So any character can equip block as their defensive ability rather than dodge. Further, to execute a block you have to Hold down the defensive ability button On your device the following may occur:

  • PC: Left Alt
  • PS: L1
  • Xbox: LB

Holding down the button will cause your character to raise their arms to block any attacks. The Block feature will completely negate any damage from zombies other than Variant and Apex as they can stun you with your block.

Also, if you’re able to time your block just right before the zombie starts swiping at you, you’ll be prompted to counterattack by pressing a button that appears on the screen. This is a very useful skill to learn as these counter attacks do a lot of damage.

How to Dodge Dead Island 2

Dodge Skill Card
Dodge Skill Card 2 in Dead Island [Image By: eXputer]

Dodging is similar to blocking in Dead Island 2. This is due to the fact that the effects of these two abilities are somewhat similar. However, by dodging the attack you will be able to avoid any type of enemy attack. That way you’re not limited to low-level zombies.

Additionally, if you want to gain the dodging ability for a character with low agility you just have to level up. Level 2 To get as a skill card. Once you are equipped with the dodge skill card, all you need to do is Tap the defensive ability. Button which may be as follows:

  • PC: Left Alt
  • PS: L1
  • Xbox: LB

Again if you use your dodges correctly then you will be able to counter attack the enemy by pressing the button that appears on the screen. Also, you can dodge in any direction you want by using the movement buttons or the stick.

And with that, ours How to Block and Dodge in Dead Island 2 Guide to the end. Where we went through the exact action of the buttons to block and dodge in the game. However, if you believe that we may have missed any important detail, please let us know via the comments section below.


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