Dead Island Duplicate Items Glitch

The island of Banoi may be experiencing a disaster of apocalyptic proportions, but that won’t stop the economy. Cash is a limited resource in Dead Island, while everyone and their mother is willing to sell weapons at ridiculously inflated prices. Cheat the system and make yourself some easy money, with this simple and easy glitch.

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Duplicate Items Glitch

Confirmed: For all UNPATCHED versions of Dead Island on X-box 360, Playstation 3, and PC.

  1. Hold the melee weapon you want to duplicate.
  2. Hold down the throw button. (Y on X-box 360, Triangle on Playstation 3, and Backspace on PC)
  3. Hit the the drop button immediately after throwing your weapon. (Right Trigger on X-box 360, R1 on Playstation 3, and Right Mouse Button on PC)
  4. Ta-da! You’ll throw the weapon you were holding and drop a duplicate. Collect both to get as many melee weapons as you want, and sell them for extra money.

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19 Comments on Dead Island Duplicate Items Glitch


On September 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

Does not work. Tried multiple times with multiple weapons. Must have been patched


On September 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

Does work nab. Not quite as it is explained here tho.
If you hold your Aim button, throw the weapon and then hit your Drop weapon button asap it works. (PC version, SP and MP) this method only works for melee weapons.

AIM>THROW>DROP = Two weapons on the floor.


On September 29, 2011 at 11:19 pm

It works. I just hit drop and throw and almost the exact same time (drop first) and hold them. He throws and drops the weapon. 2 on the floor. And this was done after the update on Fri. Sept.30, 2011.


On September 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Still works For ps3 just hold L1, triangle, and R1 at same time, I think


On October 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

It does work. ur just doing it wrong. Prepare to throw you’re melee, hold Y, Triangle, Backspace w,e then throw it. got questions message me on xbox xXxDoM24xXx


On October 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

it is wrong in a sense you throw it but immedieatly press the inventory button (d-pad up 4 ps3) and drop the weapon then it drops 2


On November 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

As of today, the patch has been made. You can no longer Throw/Drop weapons. If you haven’t already downloaded the patch… I suggest you not do it now.


On November 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm

that is ing . this game is no longer fun. borderlands left in there fun glitches why cant dead island. double


On November 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

i agree with JimRaynor this game needs the glitch cause now it sucks…screw this game im playing assassins creed!


On November 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

Funny thing is i’ve jsut bought this game today and i’m still managing to duplicate items ? But it’s not doing it on every single turn. I press and Hold Triangle then immediatly press L1 to aim and then R1 to throw and 1 in 3 times it’ll duplicate my Machete with lightning upgrade. PS3 users disconnect your PS3 from the I-net goto the top folder above your game icon named Game DATA Utility and Delete Dead Island from there and good bye update. Now you can dupe your items again :) Happy hunting. You can reconnect and update again whever you want, but when you want to dupe items when running low on cash you can just delete data again and redo your items.


On December 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Thank you Kiakakyle.and the game sucks now that kicking also takes up stamina. it was the most useful thing in the game when it didnt need stamina now its hard trying to kick and attack. You lose stamina quickly.


On January 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Funny thing is guys in uberhaxornovas new dead island videos he duping and i got this game for christmas and i got all the updates and im duping but only like every 10 20 minutes it will work – hes playing on pc im playing on ps3


On January 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

A new way is to throw the weapon on the ground then haave some1 shoot it with a machine gun and while they’re shooting pick up the gun and it should drop another. that’s how me and my friends do it :)


On January 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

it doesnt works on newest versions because i think its been patched i think that from the 1.3 doesnt works


On February 12, 2012 at 9:06 am

patched on xbox… cannot hit “y” to drop weapons anymore


On March 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Yah. I used to love this game but I can’t find werre to get rid of the update on my x box. Wich means I’m not playing till that terrible “ver. 1.3.0″ is off my main screen and I’m back to duping and kicking away. I mean when u have no stamina u get raped and lose ten % of you cash wich is unnacceptable when you need to save up 200 gs just to buy a gun. Someone help me revert the funn back into plowin zombie bits into a wall with my tesla sledge!!


On March 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

at my moms house it doesnt work at my dads house


On March 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

at my moms house it doesnt work at my dads house


On July 30, 2012 at 3:13 am

Still works, you have to time it correctly, you hold triangle for about a sec than aim and throw after patch 1.3 im duping right now my lvl deathstalker eviscerator:)