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lifeexpectancy 10-14-2010 08:36 PM

Melee Weapons step-by-step walkthrough *possible spoilers*
I’ve ordered things the earliest you can find them or where stores have multiple items for fewer unique store visits. SEVERAL items in safehouse I placed later on in the guide because they’re large meaning you’d have to zone out to carry each out and use it. Restart story, go through guide ignoring side missions. Just do main case files/zombrex & use every item in the guide except for RED ones. MARK THEM OFF as you go, trust me, and save anytime you pass a restroom. USE ONE SAVE FILE, if u save in different slots then the weapons used MAY only register on whichever file u save them on, possibly messing up this achievement. There's plenty of time to use all items in day 1.

If achieve doesn't pop progress the story following the survivor/psycho guide HERE since it gives you chronological order & time they appear & KILL ALL unrelated psychos & survivors, and by all I mean ALL, so the requisite quests pop up at their proper times to finish achievement. PURPLE items supposedly aren't required according to youtube video I found.

M.R. = Maintenance Room

Credit goes to Lovemetal423 for Item Locations guide HERE which I used to locate many of these.
Also found a youtube video with freeze frames of what appears to be each item, although in a much different order than mine

I didn't make a reserve post and it's at the 10,000char limit but suggestions are welcome.

Several people have attained the achievement using this guide including myself so I'm calling it 99.99% complete at this point.

Safehouse – Plywood & Spotlight (take elevator to roof), Scissors (in security room), Leaf Rake, Shower Head (restroom), Fireaxe, Pallet, Steel Shelving, 2 x 4, Coffee Pot, Metal Garbage can, Brick (down some stairs)

Safehouse hallway – Power Drill/Garbage Bag/Pushbroom (just outside SH exit to left corner), Large Wrench (straight from SH exit in corner on right), Broom Handle (break push broom), Baseball Bat, Sledgehammer, Lead Pipe (near a wall in hallway), Folding Chair, Carboard Box, Garbage Can/Square Sign/Large Planter (right near SH hallway exit)

Royal Flush Plaza
Cashual Gals – Cash Register, Shopping Boxes, Hanger, Handbag
Dark Bean Café – Ad Board, Patio Table, Highback Oak Chair, Barstool, Serving Tray
Astonishing Illusions – Gift Shop Lamp
Three Club Monte – Round Potted Plant
Universe of Optics – Rotating Display
Hat Racks – Computer Case, Lcd Monitor, Keyboard
The Chieftan’s Hut – Tomahawk
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow – Bowie Knife (on top), Newspaper Box
The Man’s Sport – Boxing Gloves, MMA Gloves, Dumbbell, Medicine Ball (window)
The Shoehorn – Large Fern Tree, Stool, Flower Pot
Tune Makers – Bass Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Amp/Drum/Wheelchair, Battery (in M.R.)
Wave of Style – Water Cooler
Giant craps table – Nightstick (zombie has it)
Sporttrance 1f - Male Mannequin, Female Mannequin
The Sturdy Package – Suitcase, Crowbar, Small Suitcase
Marriage Makers – Padded Blue Chair, Large Vase, Fancy Bench (walkway
nearby), Large Potted Plant (near benches)
M.R. Hallway near Marriage Makers – Spear, Plastic Bin
Modern Businessman – Centurion Bust
Roy’s Mart – Small Potted Plant, Utility Cart
2f Kathy’s – Shopping Valuables
2f Antoine’s – Chef Knife, Cooking Oil, Cooking Pot, Pan, Lamp, Small Fern Tree
2f Albert’s Apparel – Machete (on floor to right of register as you enter)
2f Sporttrance – Bowling Ball
2f Children’s Castle – Sandwich Board & Indoor Garbage Can (2f walkway en route), Gumball Machine

Slot Ranch Casino – Fancy Tall Chair & Fancy Small Chair (by slots as u enter), Training Sword/Flashlight/Motor Oil (backstage maintenance room), Croupier Stick (card tables), Stand & Velvet Bar (by cashier booth), Keg & Newspaper (bar to right of foodcourt pathway)

Foodcourt – (clockwise from entrance from slot ranch)
Wild West Grill - Large Barrel, Mining Pick, Pitchfork, Bull Skull, Tiki Torch, Meat Cleaver
Cucina Donnacci – Parasol, Plastic Garbage Can & Patio Chair
*Climb up vending machines onto Lombardi's awinging, look left for Drill Motor, and to right further along for Step Ladder/Paint Can*
Rojo Diablo Mexican - Donkey Lamp, Cactus Plant
Information Booth - Moose Head (on top)
Near Yucatan Exit - Dolly

Yucatan Casino – Cushioned Tall Chair, Drink Cart, Roulette Wheel, Stone Statue, Yellow Tall Chair (near slots), Table Lamp & Vacuum Cleaner (security room & counter), Katana (nightclub case 4-1 day 2 11pm)

Palisades Mall
2F Kokonutz Sports Town - Hockey Stick
2F Cleroux Collection – Peace Art
2F Under Seas Travels – Paddle, Swordfish
2F Ned’s Knicknackery - Battleaxe, Broadsword, Small Vase, Spear, Lance

Atlantica CasinoMagician Sword (World’s Most Dangerous Trick day 4 12:01am), Money Case (kill Janus outside Atlantica day 2 8:40pm)

Silver Strip
Swept Away - Giant Pink Chain Saw (Here Comes Groom day 2 5pm)
Near wall by trailer - Mailbox
One Little Duck Bingo - Bingo Ball Cage, Speaker
Rock stage - Chain Saw (on rafters), Mic Stand, Metal Barricade
Hot Excitorama - Comedy Trophy (Two’s Company day 3 11pm)

Fortune park – Bench (all over), Lawn Mower (M.R. by center restroom)

Fortune City Hotel/Southern Plaza – Long Stick (hotel lobby), Construction hat (1st room on right), Cement Saw (2nd room on left), Military Case (by elevators during Case 5-2, use it on a zombie before going up)

Arena area on ground – Foam Hand, Protestor Sign

darthroker29 10-14-2010 09:07 PM

Found this while googling the achievement thought i might as well post it here. Not mine nor do i know where it came from.

mjc0961 10-14-2010 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by darthroker29 (Post 3617312)
Found this while googling the achievement thought i might as well post it here. Not mine nor do i know where it came from.

It actually came from our sister site, if you truly want to know. :)

upindat 10-14-2010 10:08 PM

Nothing like beating a zombie with a purple dildo!!!!! Awesome

lifeexpectancy 10-15-2010 05:24 AM

I don't think the massager applies to melee weapons as its part of novelty weapons. I'll double check with an offline profile that hasn't used the massager to confirm.

lifeexpectancy 10-15-2010 05:32 PM

Guide updated and cleaned up. Capitalized all melee items that need to be used so they're easier to distinguish from miscellaneous text. Also highlighted in Red those items that are psychopath or survivor quest-dependent. Just have to get those last 4 items into walkthrough and give specific locations in Southern Plaza to make those items easier to find and it will be complete. Has anyone ever seen an "outdoor garbage can"? It was on the item list in the sticky thread link.... I've never seen one.

jtswong 10-15-2010 10:51 PM

I found a mailbox not far from the restaurant on the Platinum Strip (where Chad normally spawns). Just head towards the Arena while sticking to the left and you'll find it. I found it next to a newspaper box.

Cincaid 10-16-2010 02:05 AM

I just went through your list (and another one I had) and the achievement didn't pop for me. This was on a restarted story, the previous playthrough I made it very clear to use every item that only show up during the story and/or survivors. I did Novelty Weapons on this playthrough now, and that one popped, so I know there's simply a weapon I somehow missed since the novelty weapons carried over. Or does anyone know if you have to use any weapon in a specific way? I've noticed, for example, that the Utility Cart can only be carried or pushed, not used as a melee weapon at least what I've found.

This is really pissing me off...guess I'll have to replay the story once again, unless someone can point out something that I could've done obviously wrong.

lifeexpectancy 10-16-2010 02:50 AM

Cincaid look for these three items they were missing in my original guide: peace art, money case, and shopping valuables. I'm 99% sure the case and valuables are only available during related survivor quests. Not sure about peace art working on it.

Also I had mentioned in the novelty guide I wrote that u may want to try each "type" of attack with each weapon. So for instance with the utility cart push it over a few zombies, then pick it up and swing it by tapping x if you can, hold LT and throw it, finally push and hold x if it gives a different attack animation. I'll be going through my guide tomorrow on my main profile and Sunday on an offline profile that's level 1 and verify that it works for sure. Did you use the checklist someone posted in a reply here and mark off each weapon as you went?

Cincaid 10-16-2010 10:16 AM

Cheers for the tip, but unfortunatly I did use the three weapons you mentioned. Shopping Valuables is always in Kathy's Place in Paradise Plaza, so no need to look for survivors. Peace Art is also in the art gallery at all times. And as long as there's nothing wrong with Janus' Money Case, even if I did have to kill him to get it, I've also used that one.

Regarding different type of attacks I'm fairly sure I did use most, if not all, weapons in different ways. The only weapon I can think of not being used properly was Male Mannequin Right Arm as I just threw it at a zombie, but that part is probably not even needed (will check now). So I guess I somehow didn't use a weapon during my story playthrough, even if I'm almost positive I did.

Also, I used this checklist, even if yours look better. :)

Cincaid 10-16-2010 11:26 AM

It finally unlocked! It seems I missed the Fancy Small Chair in Slot Ranch Casino, probably because it looks a lot like the Fancy Tall Chair. Glad I didn't play through all of the story again for nothing at least. :)

lifeexpectancy 10-16-2010 12:05 PM

Glad u got it, plus it helps confirm guide validity. I thought maybe u just missed an item along the way but it would have sounded terribly condescending of me to say that lol. Congrats!

Acid 10-16-2010 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Cincaid (Post 3622766)
It finally unlocked! It seems I missed the Fancy Small Chair in Slot Ranch Casino, probably because it looks a lot like the Fancy Tall Chair. Glad I didn't play through all of the story again for nothing at least. :)

I'm glad you posted this because I was missing just the Fancy Small Chair in Slot Ranch Casino too. I read your post, went to the Slot Ranch, rooted around for the Fancy Small Chair, whacked a zombie with it and the achievement popped. Thanks Cincaid. I was getting tired of second guessing whether I used every item.

AgEnT STARZz 10-16-2010 04:10 PM

I started from scratch (again) and have done the story up to case 6-1 and used every item on the check list's (yours and another on here) and mines still not popping! Its doing my head in :(

EDIT: also the medicine ball can be found in the window of A mans sport in royal flush

EDIT2: Finally unlocked! It was the plywood! even though i know ive used it before because i had to jump over the wall on the safehouse roof to go and get it!!

lifeexpectancy 10-16-2010 05:53 PM

Did a run-through of the guide myself this a.m. I've used every weapon except for the Red highlighted ones b/c I haven't advanced the story far enough. The guide now gives you pretty much the most direct route to obtaining all items without backtracking. The few large items in the SH you can just grab one at a time when you enter it for storyline-related quests that way you're not running back in and out just for those few items.

lifeexpectancy 10-17-2010 01:15 PM

Tested and confirmed today on my main account. Will confirm with a new profile when I have enough spare time to play all the way to bloody case 5-2 for the military case. ***Also thinking of transferring military case, comedy trophy, and magician sword from my main to a new profile using the item duplication trick to see if this achieve is possible by getting the missable items from a friend***

For the time being it seems several people including myself have attained this achieve with this guide so I'm calling it 99.99% done at this point.

darthroker29 10-18-2010 10:01 AM

Yes! Igot my achievement using this awesome guide!!! I couldn't figure out which melee i had left and it turned out to be the stupid cactus plant. But in the end I'm victorious. YAY ME!!!

OMGLOL1111 10-18-2010 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by darthroker29 (Post 3629982)
Yes! Igot my achievement using this awesome guide!!! I couldn't figure out which melee i had left and it turned out to be the stupid cactus plant. But in the end I'm victorious. YAY ME!!!

good to know it's working

last achievement I need and i didnt want to risk using an untested walktrough

probably gonna try that later this week

Thanks again for the good work, looking real good

Wortsenawl 10-18-2010 04:29 PM

I am going to go through them all again. I was sure I had used the money case, but figured it might be that one I missed... and so I am on playthrough 901 (at least it feels that way). Anyway, used the money case and no achievement.

FYI - Money case (first instance of it) is on the floor of the casino next to the survivors during "Worker's compensation"

Soulreaper 1337 10-18-2010 07:26 PM

I discovered as i was going for this achievement that some of the weapons (giant pink chainsaw, katana, chainsaw, and chef knife for sure) you have to use all the regular attacks and the heavy on a zombie because i used every weapon a few times then went back and used the 5 weapons that have prerequisites and when the pink chainsaw was flashing red i just kept tapping attack and when i did the pelvic thrust attack i got the achievement.

Kaspanova 10-19-2010 12:10 AM

thank you :)

lifeexpectancy 10-19-2010 04:38 AM

I highly suggest attacking 2-3 zombies with each weapon and mark off each one as you go. I did not do the pelvic thrust move with the giant pink chain saw. I think the problem for some people is that it doesn't always register a hit on a zombie so attacking 2-3 different ones with each weapon helps ensure you get credit.

McGoogles 10-21-2010 02:33 AM

I can confirm that the video worked perfectly. Just make sure to save and/or load on the same slot.

Anyways, my last weapon was the big stick in Fortune City Hotel. I never even touched the military cases either, by the way.

lifeexpectancy 10-21-2010 08:40 AM

You probably used military case on a different playthroughs n just didn't think about it. This achieve carries across playthroughs as long as its on the same save slot.

lowtek 10-21-2010 11:40 AM

Hey, does anyone have a save right before they got their last weapon? I'm wondering if you can join co op and hit with the weapon and the other person can get the achievement.

OMGLOL1111 10-21-2010 10:59 PM

worked like a charm!

Just 1000'd this

One thing: i'm pretty sure i never used Janus' money case

Only met this guy once and I saved him if i remember so yeah, im 99% sure

lifeexpectancy 10-22-2010 05:02 AM

Glad you got it OmgLol, given your hesitation :)

OMGLOL1111 10-22-2010 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by lifeexpectancy (Post 3645825)
Glad you got it OmgLol, given your hesitation :)

It was the last one i needed and i just wasnt motivated lol

i was at 980G for a whole week i think, just didnt want to put the time and effort but i just decided to put an end to it

what a boring thing to do (having a list on a sheet and a pen, taking notes and reading while you play)

pauly_27 10-22-2010 12:01 PM

Ok, just about to start a run through using this very guide. I'll post back in a few hours to confirm if it works.

OMGLOL1111 10-22-2010 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by pauly_27 (Post 3646577)
Ok, just about to start a run through using this very guide. I'll post back in a few hours to confirm if it works.

just be sure you dont miss any

haveing a paper and pen is the best way, cause if you miss something, you'll have a hard time finding wich one it was

also, i saw on some other threads that you need to ust the mannequin's arms, legs, chest... once it's broken: NOT TRUE!

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