How to Get into the Panic Room in Dead Island 2

Don't panic!

Within the first few minutes of Dead Island 2, you’ll survive a plane crash, zombies, explosions, and some full-frontal trauma. But now that you’re actually in control of your character, you might be faced with one particular challenge. Getting into the panic room. Here’s how to get into the Panic Room in Dead Island 2.

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How to Get into the Panic Room in Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 starts with a lot of bloodshed and violence, but at least you know there are some living people out there. Probably. And that’s Emma Jaunt and her nervous personal assistant, Michael. But to get to them, you’re going to have to work your way through some other Bel-Air mansions.

The first one you encounter will have you faced with an impenetrable black door of the panic room. It’s meant to withstand bullets and blows, so no matter how much you batter it with the piece of splintering timber you’ve found at the wreckage, you’re never going to break through.

Nor is there a key just laying about.

But the answer is actually very simple. Dead Island 2 is a game that encourages you to physically interact with your environment. And if you’re facing the door of the panic room, just turn to the left. On the wall, at head level, is a fuse box.

Related: Where to Find Fuses in Dead Island 2

Just smack this fuse box with whatever item you have available, and all the electrical wires inside will go pop. The door of the panic room will then open, exposing all the goodies inside. Which includes drunken beer bottles and… well, I won’t ruin the surprise.

As you explore Dead Island 2’s Bel-Air, you’ll likely find that you need to backtrack, sell or purchase items, or repair your weapons. Here’s how to fast travel and make your life much easier: How to Fast Travel in Dead Island 2.

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Daphne Fama
A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms