Dead Island

Dead Island Achievements


Kill an Infected with a grenade blast.  

Once you find a grenade (you can purchase them from one of the barricaded traders in Moresby) you'll simply need to throw it near an Infected for an easy kill, best done after knocking them to the ground with a kick. It has to specifically be an "Infected" type, which are the second tier zombies that run fast.

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Comment #1 by Intelligencer
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 07:40:07 PM

The achievements for this game don't look half bad, I'm on the fence about buying it though. I haven't made my mind up yet, just waiting on a review. I'm hoping it's really good because it looks like the zombie game I've been waiting for.

Comment #2 by CrazyCanadian77
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 04:32:49 PM

@Intelligencer the ign review is in and they gave it a 8/10 which is pretty good so i am definetly picking it up

Comment #3 by Lip Monster LOH
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 11:04:45 PM

Game is crazy. Kind of like Dead rising except you have several different types of zombies, you have to actually explore everywhere instead of just a mall and considering the fact you are on an island, there are so many things to do. Great game.

Comment #4 by powbamzap
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 09:16:38 AM

Ok, so, A real question. This states to kill with a grenade blast, while "First!" states to kill with a grenade. I'm kind of stuck on this because I'm sure I've killed the Infected class with a grenade many times, and still this one wouldn't pop. Any suggestions?

Comment #5 by Halley12
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 10:48:53 AM

I kill infected with deo bomb, sticky bomb and grenade... and no achievement. How to do this?

Comment #6 by Mines51
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 09:37:52 AM

Infected are the fast running undead, just to clarify.

Comment #7 by hatchet hero
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 05:15:59 PM

you have to use a Grenade they can be bought in the city in one of the stores that has a barricade in front of it.

Comment #8 by bloodswan
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 12:33:32 AM

Alot of people say it is glitched but I don't think it is. I got it without issue first time I got a grenade. Make sure it is a grenade and not the deo-bomb etc and then make sure it is an infected you kill not a walker. Infected are the fast, screaming zombies that chase you everywhere

Comment #9 by Crims0nPenguin
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 10:19:36 AM

used a grenade, deobomb, and even those red fuel canisters.... still no unlock. I made sure it was the blast that killed the zombie and not and fire damage...

Comment #10 by powbamzap
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 12:38:05 PM

I'll have to try the Grenade, I used the Deo-Bomb, because it worked with the Suicider achievement. Too bad my level 34 game file froze and I have to start ALL OVER when I was at the end of the Jungle :(

Comment #11 by Deadpool480
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 12:01:28 PM

i did this with deo-bomb and achievement didnt pop up. i guess I'll have to use a actual grenade.

Comment #12 by Hippy Treee
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 01:02:40 PM

echoing #8

Comment #13 by MeonOner
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 03:42:42 PM

The Deo-bomb does not work for this achievement. You have to use an actual grenade.
When you go for this achievement make sure its the blast that kills the infected not the grenade its self.
Infected are the ones that rush you.

Comment #14 by Zaft
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 03:14:04 AM

I know this has been said, but I'm saying it again for emphasis, because I just had a person on Xbox Live complaining about not getting it.

Infected and Walkers are DIFFERENT. This is not Left 4 Dead where "Infected" is a general term used for everything that wants to kill you. Infected is a specific type of undead, it's the ones who scream and charge you.

The reason this is an achievement is because they move very quickly. The best place to do this is somewhere with a wall behind you. Kick the infected down until it's out of stamina, then throw a grenade. The Infected will be able to get back up (they get up quickly, unless you have +KO time talents), but the grenade will bounce back towards you, and all you have to do is kick them back into it.

Comment #15 by x INK x KING x
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 07:30:09 AM

is there a mod to create grenades ive only found 1 and im in the jungle now...

Comment #16 by Bezerker
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 08:08:17 AM

It was random, but I have seen either the guy in the Jungle Villiage or the guy in the Laboratory sell the Grenade in his shop.

Comment #17 by totallykyle101
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 01:03:45 PM

@8 ahh that's where I went wrong, I used a deo-bomb and wondered why I hadn't got it lol, cheers =)

Comment #18 by NeighborhoodGMR
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 06:16:46 PM

Achievement is definitely glitched, at least for me. I clearly know the difference between infected and walkers and I just can't get it to pop. And I was sure to use an actual "grenade," several times in fact. Did it three times alone at the finale where there is a whole box of grenades. Oh well I guess it's just 10 points.

Comment #19 by Aquafan
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 08:15:37 AM

maybe go to a place where infected spawn and throw a grenade far enough away to kill them without it landing right on them. So they are killed by the blast.

Comment #20 by Ultra1898
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 04:58:13 PM

Well There are lots of Infectet around Here but i never ever found a grenade...
Not in Only one Shop. so its possible to find a plan to "create" somehow a grenadeor what??

Comment #21 by Ultra1898
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 05:06:54 PM

Alright.. Finaly found some :) and Got it, catch it!^^

Comment #22 by Hydra4596
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:46:01 AM

If anyone still has trouble with this achievment before the final boss,grenades can be found just about everywhere and alot of infected spawn. If you still cant get it kill the boss with them, i didnt think it would work but i tried it and hey presto 10g

Comment #23 by Carshald
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 05:28:19 PM

first of all frankly there is no such thing as a glitched achievement like some ppl claim, there's only stupidity. If you say it's glitched because you didnt get it you did it wrong, very simple huh? Now i don't know for certain if it has to be a grenade or if you can use a propane tank like with the suicider but i intent to try everything. So instead of just bitching about the achievement being glitched, do it right ffs -.-

Comment #24 by Judgementxxx
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 04:02:30 AM

Yeah tell that to The Darkness. Complete the game on hard, I did. NO achievement for me.

Comment #25 by Will63081
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:41:42 PM

There were a couple of glitches with achievements but the patch that came out should have fixed them.

Comment #26 by Willigar1
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 11:41:44 PM

grenades suck to find

Comment #27 by jgoemat
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 08:17:59 PM

Comments 7 and 8 are right. I was having trouble with it too until I followed their directions. I fast-travelled to the church and took the west road around the top of the city where there's a shop behind a barricade. He sold plain Jane grenades for $600 up with the weapons. Keep following the main street west and south as it turns until you find an open street where you can see the mountain. At the end of the street with the mountain in the background is a building with an awning on it. An infected spawns on top of it. There's plenty of room to throw a grenade that he'll run into and jumping off the building slows him down.

Comment #28 by DENAz666
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 10:28:07 PM

@23 then explain how people have 72/72 locations, but no achievement for it? you don't know what you are talking about.

Comment #29 by karlf1987
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 10:06:14 AM

You do not have to do this with an actual grenade - any weapon that has the grenade symbol will work - I did this with a Deo-Bomb, so did my partner - same with the suicide achievement, i got it with an explosion from a barrel aslong as its an explosion and it kills them - 1 major point to look at MAKE SURE YOU KILL AN INFECTED NOT A WALKER!! most zombies are walkers, infected don't come around as often and will run n scream at you - that makes the achievement harder because they're fast unlike walkers that you can just run back from, by the time you've thrown a grenade at a walker he'll be in your face trying to bite it off. If your stuck join a co-op game and get an infected to attack your partner - run back and throw a grenade while they're attacking your partner...will kill them and yo

Comment #30 by Sherlock Seans
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 12:18:18 AM

I just used a grenade(yes an actual grenade) on an infected(yes i know they're different). It didn't pop for me either. I wonder what gives.

Comment #31 by LethalPhoenix
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 07:23:43 PM

wow i don't like this one very much I literally just killed an infected with the explosion of a sticky-bomb and a second infected with a deo-bomb no achievment so it must be done with a grenade or an explosive barrel i have not tried these yet cause i haven't had the chance

Comment #32 by PsycoSaurus
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 11:51:32 AM

*SPOILER ALERT* In the final boss fight on the roof of the prison there are loads of grenades you can find next to all the weapon ammo and guns. Up here there are infinite spawns of Infected. If you just wait here and avoid Rhyder White's gunshots you can easily use a grenade to blow up an infected.

The zombie NEEDS to be an Infected (the fast ones) and you NEED to use a grenade (Deo-Bombs and Sticky Bombs will not work.)

You should have the grenade equipped and kick an infected until it drops to the floor, now quickly throw the grenade where the zombie is laying. As the zombie is getting up and it "roars" once it is up the grenade should have more than enough time to explode.

Comment #33 by DuneClendel
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 01:12:59 PM

Just got it in the sewer. Find an infected and closed a gate between him and I.

Comment #34 by Valkynaz
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:29:41 PM

Very easy. You can buy grenades from a vendor in the western part of Moresby as soon as you leave the church, but you need to be Level 29 to use them. Or you can find bleach for the kraut in the Warehouse and use incendiary grenades if you're underleveled, but I didn't use them to unlock the achievement so I can't confirm.

There are A LOT of walkways in Moresby. Climb up on one and travel across it until you find an Infected (they are very common in the city, so you won't have to search for long), then throw a grenade at its feet. The blast should kill it within several meters, and you should only get hit with the knock back effect if you're a little too close to the ground (just back away from the ledge once you throw it so you don't get hit with the explosion). Be careful: Infected ca

Comment #35 by Valkynaz
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:31:20 PM

**Fucking posting limit.

Be careful: Infected can CLIMB up ledges if the walkway is low enough to the ground. If that happens when you throw the grenade, just kick it off as it's climbing up the ledge and the grenade will take care of it.

Don't worry; if you die in the blast you'll still get the achievement as long as the grenade kills the Infected.

Comment #36 by Jenrai
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 04:41:53 PM

@ Karlf1987 You can't use Deo-bombs. At least not anymore. Just done 5 of the burning buggers in a row down that run from the tunnel entrance near the petrol station. Nothing. So I'm guessing it has to be a grenade.

Comment #37 by GH Pl4y3r
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:46:55 AM

Only grenades count. You can buy greandes from the city. Then find a infected and
kick it to ground. Then quickly cook a grenade and throw it to the infected. That's how i did it...

Comment #38 by karlf1987
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 05:42:30 AM

@ Jenrai - yeah I tried it on my game and i couldn't get it with a Deo bomb so how my partner did i don't know, I had to do it with a grenade, I think the game is just picky lol

Comment #39 by CombatVet IZ AF
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:51:09 PM

This was hard to get because they move so fast. The easiest way to get this achievement is to lure an infected or two, to a point where you can climb out of the way. This could be a vehicle or roof. They'll run in circles below or around where you are and you can just drop a grenade (customizable or found). I died doing it, but still got the achievement.

Comment #40 by CombatVet IZ AF
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:54:12 PM

Reading the other comments, I'm at a loss because I got the achievement WITH a deo-bomb.

Comment #41 by ZOMBIExFREAK
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:57:48 PM

EASY. I got this by simply having the grenade equipped. Kicked the infected till he fell down and then QUICKLY threw the gernade down and ran away fast. the gernade knocked me down but didnt take any damage.

Comment #42 by ludwig770
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 05:35:40 AM

#40 from what Ive read they musta patched it

Comment #43 by goofycaca
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:03:44 PM

I received the achievement using a deo-bomb as well. The easiest way is to toss one where you know an infected is waiting, before they are triggered. Tossing one at a moving infected is just a recipe for frustration.

Comment #44 by zeronote
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 09:27:52 AM

I used a propane canister and got the achievement

Comment #45 by Imprezgaz94
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 03:45:51 PM

This is the one im trying to do atm, trying to find grenades, ive looked around the town but not having much luck, anyone know any other places? anyone got a map to show where the shops that sell grenades are located. Also if anyone wanna help me with achievements id be very happy, Achievements im currently progreesing through are:
1. 10 Heads are better than 1
2. Catch!
3. Originality
4. School of Hard knocks
5. Right 4 Life
6. Spoiled Meat
Ill help if anyone wants a hand in return. Message my gamertag and ill get back to when im online :)


Comment #46 by Naberios
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 04:29:36 AM

@23 There are such things as glitched achievements, so I guess yours is the stupidity you're talking about. Fucking flame troll.

@45 I think the town is called Moseby or something like that. The shop is a little hard to see from the street because there is a barricade of dumpsters and what not in front of it. I'm guessing if you do a search for Dead Island shop locations you'll find a map. But some folks have listed some directions on here, if you follow them and keep in mind to look for the dumpster barricade you should find it.

Comment #47 by Naberios
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 04:33:37 AM

@ 45 Also, feel free to send a friend request. If we can get one more after you, my buddy and I would like to get those achievements where you have to have a full party.

For the 10 is better than 1 achievement, get a powerful gun at the ready, travel to an early area like the starting beach and walk around trying to single out zombies so you're only fighting one at a time. Then kick them to the ground and keep kicking them until their health is fairly low(be careful not to kick them to death), and they shoot them in the head before they have a chance to get up. That's I got it (just now).

Comment #48 by needtoboost
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 02:00:29 PM

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Comment #49 by iNsAnE x EmZii
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 04:23:02 AM

i am so special that i have tried getting this cheevo twice using a deo-bomb but i have always ended up killing my self as well as the zombie, i guess that doesnt count. :(

Comment #50 by THE Mr Fill
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 02:09:59 PM

I got really frustrated with this so I had to come & read the comments - I've been using sticky bombs & deo bombs, killing LOADS of Infected, but obviously didn't get it

I know where the shop is, but didn't know they sold grenades - I tend to just sell things and rarely buy items, so don't look at the lists very often (usually when I need Med Kits)

next time I play I think I'll buy a bunch of grenades (having $100k+ helps for things like this), also means I can stop trying to make Deo Bombs as they become redundant

for the people who got the cheevie with Deo Bombs, from what I understand it used to work on that, until the update, and then it became only Grenades

Comment #51 by Kulas Devorn
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 02:12:19 AM

I will add that, you can't buy the freakin' Grenades until you are lvl 53. I found a map online of where the exact vender was, then went there and bought the grenades (10 of them). But, I can't even use them yet because I am lvl 51. Ridiculous.

Comment #52 by groomy50
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 04:08:29 AM

Does this have to be a direct impact kill, maybe thats why people aren't getting it? if it is the description is misleading but the fact that its called catch implies it might have to be a direct impact

Comment #53 by groomy50
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 04:11:45 AM

Does this have to be a direct impact kill, maybe thats why people aren't getting it? if it is the description is misleading but the fact that its called catch implies it might have to be a direct impact

Comment #54 by newbsicle
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 06:26:57 PM

That's great! Would you mind sharing where this vendor is with the rest of us. I know he's on Moresby, but that's about it. I even heard he was on the west side, and the east. Looked everywhere for hours and it's like a wild goose chase.

Comment #55 by Savage13
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 03:27:07 PM

I can confirm incendiary grenades don't work (no blast?). Dropped one on a screaming infected from a roof. She died, but no achievement.

Comment #56 by Savage13
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 11:52:50 AM

And actual grenades work just fine - had an infected chase me up a ladder, so I tossed it down near his feet - boom! Achievement 10 G.

Comment #57 by johnsnbn19
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 05:41:52 PM

I understand that this game has been out for a minute but I found the easiest way is when u are
Doing the Labratory missions, i cant remember which,only that it is story related so you see this area and you will run into an area where there are holding cells on ur left. First one contains a INFECTED TYPE ZOMBIE who can not touch you. Just step back a ways throw at base of cell. Boom. 10G.

Comment #58 by Deadsea 18
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 09:14:58 PM

Best way is on the Prison level of clear out the zombies upstairs. I had a few grenades and i waited til' the infected screamed then i threw the grenade at the side of the vending machine. As he was nearing me the blast killed him and the achivement popped. Defnitly a lucky achivement. I struggled with it all game and I dont think a deo bomb will work as the patch might have fixed that.

Grenades can only be bought at the Moresby 2nd vendor (Behind some boxes in the city)

Comment #59 by Deadsea 18
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 09:18:16 PM

@ 53. No it cant be direct impact. What makes the achivemnt tricky is not to kill a infected with the actual grenade but by its shock wave blast. The achivemnt name is a refrence to Deadrising I guess. (Were you throw a football at their head and it just hits them,they make no attempt the catch the football lol)

Comment #60 by JT Fever
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 06:21:16 PM

some crazy luck for me, only got it at very end, on Ryder!!!!

Comment #61 by YourEffinTroll
Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 10:29:40 PM

Can't find any grenades

Comment #62 by BlackSunshine13
Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 03:24:55 PM

Grenades are sold from Cahaya Dian's store, it is slightly left and down from the church on the map. It is hidden behind some dumpsters and umbrellas, but you can climb a small box to jump into the barricaded area. If you know where the wooden walkway that goes over top the street, it is just right of that.

Maybe this will help, it's a good map.

Comment #63 by Townsendss15
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 02:34:00 PM

in the police station there is a grenade on the balcony on your way back from the super market. pick it up then return to the sewers. the grenade will respawn so you can do this as many times as you want and get as many free grenades as you want

Comment #64 by Townsendss15
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 02:47:09 PM

my bad not the police station but the city hall

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US September 06, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

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