This article will show you how to unlock the Mountain Ridge Estates Gated Community in West Ridge in Dead Rising 4. Much like previous Dead Rising games, there are locations in Dead Rising 4 that are locked when you first see them. These locked areas are often difficult to get into and require a bit of clever thinking or other means in order to gain access.
How to Unlock Mountain Ridge Estates
When you first make your way to West Ridge and begin exploring, you will no doubt come across the Mountain Ridge Estates, a gated community in the lower portion of West Ridge. While it appears to be completely impregnable, it is possible to gain access to the area. Unfortunately, there is no way to jump over the gate using vehicles as jumping blocks.
In order to gain access to the Mountain Ridge Estates, you will need to follow the Dead Rising 4 story until you’re roughly 33 percent of the way through Case 3. After the main mission tasks you with exploring the sewer in North Peak, you will be contacted by a character who requests to meet you in West Ridge. Leave the sewer system and make your way back to West Ridge to discover that the Mountain Ridge Estates gated community is now unlocked and available for you to explore.
The Mountain Ridge Estates gated community isn’t just used as a story location. There are interesting and important items in the gated community. There are two Panic Rooms in the Mountain Ridge Estates that can be found in the Hunter’s and Booker’s houses. You will need to find the Zom-B safe keys in order to unlock Panic Rooms. Some of these Panic Rooms may even hold survivors, an important factor in leveling up Emergency Shelters in Dead Rising 4.
There is also a Combo Weapon blueprint called Deck the Halls, which can only be found in the Jox Family house. Be sure to check out our Weapon Combo blueprints guide if you are still searching for any missing Combo Weapons or Vehicles.
While it’s not possible to gain access to the Mountain Ridge Estates in Dead Rising 4 by jumping over the gate or breaking in, it does eventually become unlocked if you follow the story along into Case 3. Take your time exploring the Mountain Ridge Estates as there are plenty of collectibles hidden in the area. If you followed this guide you should now know how to unlock the Mountain Ridge Estates gated community in Dead Rising 4.
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