Dead Island Blueprint Locations

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Get out the duct tape, it’s time to craft up some special tools to deal with your little zombie problem. In Dead Island, like Dead Rising 2 before it, use crafting tables to build unique weapons specially made to help smash and slash the hordes of the undead. Unlike Dead Rising 2, experimentation won’t help you here, instead you’ll need partially hidden blueprints to construct special weapons — kind of like Fallout 3! Enough with the game comparisons, the disciples of Macgyver here at Game Front are here to provide a full list of locations where to find each of the special blueprints.

Scroll down for our list, but if you’re looking for help through the actual game, check out our walkthrough. For even more extra content on Dead Island, check out the cheats page.

This list is incomplete! Check back for updates as we discover more.

Blueprint Locations

Developer’s Blueprints

To find the exact location and drop-off point for every colored Skull, check out our Dead Island Skull Locations guide.

  • Developer’s No. 1 Craft – Find and place the Orange Skull.
  • Developer’s No. 2 Craft – Find and place the Green Skull.
  • Developer’s No. 3 Craft – Find and place the Blue Skull.
  • Developer No. 4 Craft “just mindblowinf craft by Simon!” – Find and place the Blue Skull.
  • Developer’s 666 Craft – Find and place the Brown Skull.

Melee Mods

Bleeding Mods

  • Nail’D Mod: Act 1 – Complete “Passport to Life” quest.
  • Nuts and Bolts Mod: Act 1 – Complete “Toy Story” quest.
  • Ripper Mod: DLC code that comes with new copies of Dead Island.
  • Barbed Wire Mod: Act 2 – Found in the supermarket cellars while completing the “Supermarket Journey” quest.
  • Glazed Mod: Act 2 – During “Uninvited Guests” quest, find the mod inside Alicia’s room on the second floor of the house.
  • Saw Disc Axe Mod: Act 3 – Complete “Second Aid” quest, given by Paul in the Overpass Village.
  • Razor Mod: Act 3 – Complete “Little Prince” quest, given by Claire in the Overpass Village.
  • Slash Mod:

Critical Mods

  • Heavy Mod: Act 1 – Complete “Two Hearts” quest.
  • Piranha Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Third Head of Cerberus” quest, given by Garett Grant at the radio station.
  • Weighted Mod: Act 1 – Listen for radio transmissions about a bunker on the beach to initiate a rescue event. Go to a bunker south of Sinamoi and rescue the survivor. Enter the manhole and search the bunker.
  • Shark Mod: Act 3 – Complete “Death Wish” quest, given by Carter in the River Village.

Fire Mods

  • Torch Mod: Act 1 – Complete “Counsel of Despair” quest.
  • Red Hot Blade Mod:
  • Phoenix Mod: Act 3 – Found in the boathouse after completing “Soldier of Fortune” quest. Also, in Moresby during “Boat Supplies”, found in Mowen’s shipping container.

Impact Mods

  • Impact Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Last Chance on the Wall” quest.
  • Magic Wand Mod: Act 2 – Found in City Hall, on the Mayor’s desk during your second visit.
  • Lightning Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Heroes and Villains” quest.
  • Tesla Mod: Act 3 – During “Power Slaves” quest, look near the entrance into the station.

Poison Mods

  • Toxic Mod: Act 2 – During “Sacred Silence” quest, found on Helen’s desk.
  • Paralyzing Strike Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Picture of Bliss” quest.
  • Venom Mod: Act 2 – In the Sewers, look in the Workbench after passing through several water chambers.
  • Deathstalker Mod: Act 3 – Complete “Substance of Matter” quest, given by Frank at the Lab.

Shock Mods

  • Shock Mod: Act 1 – Complete “Black Hawk Down” quest.
  • High Voltage Mod: Act 2 – During “Drowned Hope” quest, found near a workbench in the Pump Station.
  • Old Smoky Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Spy Game” quest, given by Nick in an abandoned house.
  • Short-Circuit Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Judgement Day” quest, given by Tim at the Church.

Firearm Mods

Explosive Mods

  • Pride Shotgun Mod: Act 2 – Found in the armory of the Police Station. It can also be found in the middle of the City Hall inner courtyard, in a wooden cart.
  • Pride Gun Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Matter of Justice” quest, talk to Tim in the Church.
  • Pride Rifle Mod: Act 3 – Found inside a Jungle Mugger’s Hideout in the mountains.

Fire Mods

  • Striker Rifle Mod: Act 4 – Complete “Locked Armory” quest, given by Kevin. After completing the mission, the armory door on the second floor will be open, the item is inside.
  • Striker Gun Mod: Act 2 – Leaving the market and entering the warehouses, you’ll reach your goal. Instead of completing the mission, look in the back left corner for the blueprint ontop of some crates, near a weapon chest.
  • Striker Shotgun Mod: Act 3 – Complete “A Wounded Crank” quest, given by Sam, found in the bunker between the crash site and the River Village. Bring a medkit.

Poison Mods

  • Detox Gun Mod: Act 3 – Complete “Insect Repellent” quest, given by Dr. Lechance in the Lab.
  • Detox Rifle Mod: Act 3 – Complete “Show Must Go On” quest, given by Amanda in the Overpass Village.
  • Detox Shotgun Mod: Act 3 – During “Where is My Pineapple”, given by Dr. Nguyen in the Lab. When entering his bungalow, find it on a chair in the living room.

Shock Mods

  • Shock Gun Mod: Act 2 – Found in the first sewers, in a backroom of the control room.
  • Shock Rifle Mod: Act 3 – Complete “Power Slaves” quest, given by Willie in the Jungle Lab.
  • Shock Shotgun Mod: Act 3 – During “Boat Supplies” quest, search the abandoned building next to the Gun Store.

Ammo Mods

  • Pistol Ammo: Act 2 – In the Police Station, search the first floor security office. Find it on on the desk, lit up.
  • Shotgun Ammo: Act 2 – During “Matter of Justice”, look for a unlocked door on the second floor of the Police Station. Inside the filing room, you’ll see that blueprint on a desk inside.
  • Rifle Ammo: Act 3 – Complete “Little Prince” quest.

Thrown Mods

  • Molotov: Act 1 – During “Born to be Wild” quest, found in the Parking Lot.
  • Deo-Bomb: Act 1 – Complete “Tell me Where it Hurts” quest.
  • Meat Bait: Act 2 – Complete “Drop by Drop” quest.
  • Sticky Bomb Mod: Act 2 – Complete “Fortress of God” quest, given to you by Bruno at the Church.
  • Sticky Bomb Mod: Act 2 – At the Pump Station, defeat the looters and rescue Antonio.

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28 Comments on Dead Island Blueprint Locations


On September 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

thanks for this.

Flynn Taggart

On September 11, 2011 at 9:40 pm

shock gun mod is in the sewers when you first start going in them, follow joseph in the sewer, when you stop the water flow, go upto the control room, kill what ever is upthere, normally either a thug or a suicider, that comes out of a backroom, its in that room on the right, before the workbench

dead islander

On September 12, 2011 at 3:18 am

you are missing a lot of blueprints their is the death stalker mod give by doing a mission in the lab(the name has slipped my mind)the tesla mod the phoenix mod and much more this website is useless and is very misleading

Kevin Thielenhaus

On September 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

Hey, you might want to look at the page again!

This list is incomplete! Check back for updates as we discover more.


On September 13, 2011 at 5:14 am

Shotgun Ammo mod is located in the Police station after you complete the main quest there. It’s sitting on a file cabinet in a room with 3 or 4 desks.


On September 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

Excellent information. Thank you for all your time and effort putting this list together. I have placed this page in my Favorites so I can keep coming back.


On September 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

What’s up with the rumors of a lightsaber mod?


On September 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Molotov is in parking lot? Umm that’s not where I found it. It is in the server hotel room. U walk there the locked door turn left and turn left again it’s on ground by a small table


On September 15, 2011 at 10:08 am

it I’m on one!


On September 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm

hey the pride gun mod is in the jungle its in the punk camp to the right and down a little from wherejason is i think it has three small tents on the map and it should be sitting on a bench


On September 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

@Nicholas: Actually, the Pride RIFLE mod is in the punk camp, which is just south of the overpass camp in the jungle map.

The Shock shotgun mod can’t be obtained until late act three when you have do “Boat supplies” for Mowen. There is a gun store just north of where you have to pick up Mowen’s package. You will see two guys banging on the gun shop door. Go into the abandoned building next to it, and you will find the shotgun shock mod on the shelf to the right.


On September 22, 2011 at 11:00 am


RIFLEAMMO blueprint is not in the policestation it is the shotgunammo


RIFLE AMMO BLUEPRINT : is the reward from the quest the little Prince (found at the junglecamp at the top of the junglemap u will notice some houses )


On September 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

this guide is chaotic, incomplete and wrong, i had to consult other one, but its not full either. rifle ammo, pride rifle and so on are wrong, also there are no blueprints that exist in 2 locations. My pride guns make electricity effect(PC patch 2).


On September 27, 2011 at 5:42 am

Weapon mods DO exist in two areas… But will disappear if collected. There are some mods that are in two areas… Phoenix mod is an esy example… There is one in the jungle and one in the city, but if you pick it up in the jungle it won’t be in the city… And visa versa.

troy conley

On September 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

you’re missing shark mod, and a few others i believe


On September 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Molotov: Act 1 – During “Born to be Wild” quest, is on the server room, not found in the Parking Lot.


On October 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

There is a purple skull in the sewer. It is tucked away in a corner. You have to climb up a ladder and go to the opposite side from the ladder.


On October 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

for the people cryin about the stuff thats wrong or not on there quit in n find the yourself next time you crybabys be happy they even wanna help by posting what they know to be true


On October 18, 2011 at 3:19 am

Developer No. 4 Craft “just mindblowinf craft by Simon!” – Find and place the Blue Skull.
that should read “Purple Skull”
thanks for this list. very helpful

Dead Island New Blueprints

On October 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

There are some new mods that have been added with the newest patch! Any chance you could update the list?


On October 25, 2011 at 8:42 am

Not sure how it’s called exactly, but I found something like “wolverine’s claw mod” in the hotel near the server room. Somewhere on the floor near some trash or something. It’s a mod for your brass knuckles.


On October 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Sorry, got that one mixed up with the molotov mod. Should still be around the hotel area though. Maybe someone else can help us with that?


On December 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Anybody else find the blueprints on top of a pretty difficult mountain to climb? I think it was called “demonic” or something like that. I randomly stumbled upon it once but havent been able to find it since and its driving me crazy!


On January 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

where do i get cheats at?


On March 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

this was not helpful at all.


On July 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

You did a great job on blueprint locations. However, under “Melee Mods,” then “Bleeding Mods,” and then “Slash Mod.” you don’t have a location put in. Is there a Slash Mod, or was “Slash Mod” accidently typed?


On July 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

add me hunterkid11 on Xbox i can show how to get all of the skulls and where to drop them off


On August 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

i got mods that not even listed like lightning mod and medieval mod