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The Box of Nails are a weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. It is a box of pin-shaped pieces of metal used as a fastener or peg.

Nails are commonly found in Maintenance Rooms. Chuck flings fistfuls of this weak weapon at the zombies. Which can stumble zombies at close range. It is possible for the nails to impale a zombie for a moment causing more damage.[1]

The Box of Nails is one of the most versatile weapon components in Dead Rising 2, and is incorporated into a number of combo weapons:
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  • Main: Tap X/Square to throw fistfuls of nails.
    It is possible for the nails to impale a zombie for a moment, causing it to suffer more damage.[1]


Case ZeroEdit

Dead Rising 2Edit

  1. Atlantica Casino Magic Stage
  2. Atlantica Casino Upper Platforms
  3. Atlantica Casino - Maintenance Room 10 through magician's room (inside)
  4. Palisades Mall Second Floor Main Area
  5. Platinum Strip Cinema Rooftop
  6. Platinum Strip - Maintenance Room 20 next to Moe's Maginations (S105) under construction awning (2) (inside)
  7. Royal Flush Plaza North West Maintenance Area
  8. Royal Flush Plaza - Maintenance Room 1 (inside)
  9. Royal Flush Plaza - Sturdy Package (R119)
  10. Silver Strip Atlantica Casino Rooftop
  11. Silver Strip - Maintenance Room 15 to the right of Hot Excitorama
  12. Silver Strip - Maintenance Room 19 south of Luaii Wauwii
  13. South Plaza Main Floor
  14. South Plaza Maintenance Room 24 just south of Fortune City Arena -
  15. Underground - Maintenance Room 32 left of Secret Lab
  16. Underground - Secret Lab
  17. Underground - Warehouse A
  18. Underground - Warehouse B
  19. Underground - Warehouse E
  20. Yucatan Casino - Maintenance Room 6 Right of tiger cage, through employees only door (1) (inside)


  • On the box is written "Spike Nails".
  • The thrown nails are destroyed on contact.[2]
Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with
  1. Firecrackers
  2. Plates





  1. a b Stratton, Stepehen (2010). Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Prima. 
  2. In items.txt, nails has DestroyOnThrownImpact= "true". see Mod:List of items.

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