All Confirmed Playable Characters in Dead Island 2

Every "Slayer" featured in Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 is set to release in approximately one week for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on April 21, 2023. Similarly to the first Dead Island game, which launched all the way back in 2011, the long awaited follow-up features a diverse cast of playable characters with various attributes and talents. Here is all of the currently available information on the playable characters featured in Dead Island 2.

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Dead Island 2 “Slayers” Listed

Dead Island 2 features a cast of six playable “Slayers,” here are their names (listed alphabetically) and biographical information, courtesy of the Dead Island Wiki Fandom Page.


According to the Dead Island Fandom Page, “As a Paralympian runner, Amy grew up and lived in Los Angeles before being trapped in the city during the zombie outbreak.”


Based on the Dead Island Fandom Page, “Bruno was a street hustler in Los Angeles when the outbreak occurred.”


Per the Dead Island Fandom Page, “Carla was a motorbike stuntwoman who become stuck in Los Angeles when the outbreak occurred.”


The Dead Island Fandom Page describes, “Dani was born in County Cork, Ireland, and after being a retail assistant for a while, she joined a roller derby team and travelled with them to matches across the world. She went with them to Los Angeles where she became separated and trapped in the city when the outbreak occurred. However, she didn’t want to be stuck in the city so she decided to try and break out of the quarantine and reach her team in order to make it to their upcoming match.”


According to the Dead Island Fandom Page, “Jacob used to be a stockbroker in London, his home town, before the death of his mother that prompted him to pursue his dream career of being a stuntman. This career led him to Los Angeles, California where he keeps alive in the city suburbs.” He is the cover character and unofficial mascot of Dead Island 2.


As explained by the Dead Island Fandom Page, “Ryan was a male stripper before the outbreak from Fresno, California, growing up with a younger brother. During the outbreak, he was separated from his little brother and decided to locate him to make sure he was alright, stopping at nothing after being stuck in Los Angeles, trying to get out and find his brother.”

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