Dead Island Skull Locations

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The Dead Island is full of mystery, and one of the biggest is the discovery of a special set of collectables called skulls. The skulls come in different colors, and are extremely difficult to find. Not only are they difficult to find, they also have to be placed on a special altar to recieve a developer blueprint for the most powerful and unique weapons in the game. This is quite the task, that’s why Game Front is working with top scientists and field researchers to discover every location and drop-off point for these sneaky skulls.

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NOTE: Starting a new game removes the Skulls from your inventory.
Skull Locations

Notes: Skulls sometimes may spawn in different locations. When a skull is found, there is a special spot it must be dropped off. When dropped off, you will be rewarded with a developer blueprint. Finally, skulls do not show up in your inventory, so don’t forget if you’ve picked one up. Check back for more information as we discover more skulls.

Orange Skull

Pick-up: When you reach the Supermarket for the first time in Act 2, when you find your first staircase, circle around it and look underneath the stairs. Inside one of the shopping carts, you’ll find the orange skull. (Sometimes the skull will appear in the sewers before reaching the Supermarket, so look carefully.)

Drop-off: Back in the sewers before entering the Supermarket, look for a large room filled with toxic waste with a ladder leading up to your left. Enter the door to the right after climbing the ladder, and look in the left most corner of the room for a pile of skull. Follow the prompt to get your reward.

Blue Skull

Pick-up: In Act II, during the quest “Uninvited Guests”, you’ll enter an apartment to fight some zombies. Past the kitchen, look inside a room with a glass cabinet. Smash the cabinet to get inside and take the skull. Make sure you don’t complete this quest, or you won’t be able to return — the apartment also houses the drop-off point for the purple skull.

Drop-off: Returning to Act 1, run to a bunker in the southeastern corner of the map. You’ll find a man trapped by the zombies, kill the zombies and the man will lead you into the concrete chamber. Inside, you’ll find a manhole. Use it and you’ll fast travel to another bunker. Inside the new bunker, find the door just right of the ladder up. Climb the ladder, grab an explosive barrel, and set it down next to the door right of the ladder. Shoot the explosive barrel to destroy the door, inside the door, look for an cubby marked by a large blue pointer.

Brown Skull

Pick-up: In Act 1, enter the bunker under the lighthouse. Enter through the manhole to go deeper, lookout for any zombies inside, and you’ll find the skull in the room.

Drop-off: On the east side of the island Resort, there’s a rocky mountain you can climb. This is tricky, you’ll have to awkwardly jump up the rocky cliffs, the spot where you can start climbing is marked with a few boards laying on the rocks that serve as ramps. Keep jumping and climbing until you reach a small flag marked with a red pointer.

Purple Skull

Pick-up: In Act 2, enter the sewers infront of the Church. Follow the winding path through the sewers until you reach two circular passages and a ladder. Climb the ladder up, and walk around the catwalk towards a makeshift hide-out along the concrete ledge. Look near the mattress and at the altar of skulls, you only need the purple one.

Drop-off: Still in Act 2, during the mission “Uninvited Guests”, enter the apartment and walk into the kitchen were a stove with one lit burner is located. Place the skull on the marked stove to get your reward.

Green Skull

Pick-up: At the Gas Station in Act 1, in the southwest corner of the map. Near the Gas Station, you’ll see a small rocky hill just right of the Station. Check the southeastern slope of the mountain for a rocky passage up, partially concealed by bushes. Up the ramp, you’ll find a toolbox with the skull inside.

Drop-off: In Act 2, back in the Supermarket, look for an aisle of teddy bears, lit up by a flashlight. One of these teddy bears will prompt you to deposit the skull.

Red Skull

There is no Red Skull that gives you a Developer Mod! These are quest items. They cannot be dropped off, except to your quest-giver.

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127 Comments on Dead Island Skull Locations


On September 13, 2011 at 12:08 am

Where the is the RED SKULL? This site blows! Thanks for nothing.

RoAcH 007

On September 13, 2011 at 7:33 am

Please get them ppl working on the red skull, noone knows where it is and it’s frustrating!!!

DvS x NooBie

On September 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Is there a red skull? After doing some research, my conclusion is that the “red mystery skull” can be found in the sewers. It is also predicted that the drop-off location is in the jungle. I believe that I have the “red mystery skull,” but have a difficult time finding the drop-off location in the jungle. Please, don’t get the red skulls in the jungle in Ghost Village confused with the actual “red mystery skull.” The red skulls in Ghost Village are for a separate side quest in which an elderly lady ask you to find 4 red skulls from Ghost Village. If anyone believe that they have found the drop-off location for the “red mystery skull,” send me message via Xbox 360, and I will invite. GT same as name.


On September 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I have found a skull called “questitem_skull”, I have googled the hell out of this thing and it just does not exist save for me and a friend I duped it with. It shows up in my inventory and can be dropped. If you dont believe me i’d be more than happy to share this find with anyone who’s interested. Yes, I have all 5 “known” skulls at the moment and am sure im the first to find this one. If you want me to dupe it for you then send me a message, my XBL gt is: SPARTAN 0313 . I believe the skull spawns items you need to retrieve for quests at your feet but it’s only happened once.
one more thing, this is NOT the infamous red skull! the skull has no color other than a normal skull has.


On September 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I found it the red skull everyone keeps talking about, but not the drop off spot. The red skull is in the sewers. On the quest were you have to get into the police station, enter the sewer its in the first area you enter. Some walkers and a floater will be there just look to your left and climb up the latter, follow the path an should be under the picture. Hopes this helps everyone.


On September 14, 2011 at 3:43 am

to ChosenOne,
that was the PURPLE SKULL


On September 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

I found the brown skull there at the makeshift bedding.


On September 14, 2011 at 11:52 am

What are the rewards for finding these. Every where has
Has the how to find then and where to take them. But wh
Are the rewards. Also rumors of a lightsaber mod? If that’s
True I want it now.


On September 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Found Quest_mastercardkey
Maybe it’s like your skull… It hasn’t aloud anything cool to happened yet SPARTAN 0313


On September 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

It’s on the beach underneath a pathwalk ull see a red arrow, after u will need to climb up to the top where u will see the flag and u drop off


On September 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I wonder that Can or Should I start this skull events entire newley at second followed play. At sencond play, looted skull are intialized to reset??

I need ur helps.


On September 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

The red skull is in the sewer where you fight a floater before you go into the police station. Go up the ladder and it up there along with a chest


On September 15, 2011 at 7:42 am

the green skull info is wrong, and the person who published it obviously cannot read compass directions properly as the hill is to the WEST of the station and the path is on the SOUTHERN part of the rock.


On September 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

This red skull that you guys are saying is in the sewers right before the police station is the purple skull, not red. I’m starting to think that some people that are colorblind think the purple skull is red but its not.


On September 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

there is 2 skulls in the sewers. one is by the orange drop off point u will find a ladder leading to it. i have the red skull and so does my friend it was hard to find.


On September 16, 2011 at 4:36 am

I found the red skull in the jungle on top of a spear, i’ll try to upload the map point later for you guys


On September 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

There is no red skull
1. if you think you found it in the sewers that is the orange (found up a ladder by the fat guy who vomits)
2. the red skulls in the jungle are skulls covered in blood not a red skull.
3. no skull drop location already has that skull colour already there they are in fact arrows on the floor in the said colour.

so to recap there is no red skull and until someone shows me a picture of the red arror on the floor pointing to a drop location that has no red skull there already there is no reasson to belive there is a red skull in the game

now lets find the rainbow skull i have not seen it or a drop location for it but this is the same amount of information as the red skull so why not be a rainbow skull aswell


On September 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

sorry i take it back there is a red skull

Bryan bmd

On September 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

Pls i need the exact location of the green skull


On September 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm

i remember seeing the red skull at some alter but i dont remember where or wat map =/


On September 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

theres a teal skull behind some ountains and the mountains are almost impossible to climb


On September 17, 2011 at 3:23 am

some one said something about a skull being found north of the first village in the jungle where you see your first butcher don’t know if its true or not just passing along what I heard its worth a look I suppose

dead island saver

On September 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

this site here is stealing everything off this site to make there own site and guess what its word for word…..


On September 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Ive seen a red arrow. If you want a hint ” go rock climbing!”


On September 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

i found a red arrow pointing down at skulls. this was before i knew about these skulls. it was in a room in the sewers. i believe the door was on top of a ladder


On September 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

the skull in the sewers is not the red skull its the purple one and if u guys forget about the skull and go find jason voorhes and kill him so u can get the chainsaw hes the easter egg every1 is talking about hes in the jungle near the river village


On September 20, 2011 at 12:58 am

there is no proof of the red skull location but its possible its for the DLC


On September 20, 2011 at 4:28 am

o there is a red skull in the sewers

Tom Aldred

On September 21, 2011 at 7:44 am

I’ve found a skull drop off point in the jungle? Is this where the elusive red skull needs to be put? If you follow the dirt track out of the ransacked village and past the bunkers on the left of the track is a small clearing with a drop off point!! Check it out peeps

Tom Aldred

On September 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

Sorry I meant to say keep going on the track past the bunkers on your left and over on your right is the small clearing!

fatal punish

On September 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

to tom aldred

Could you make a picture of it(the map location)


On September 22, 2011 at 12:48 am



On September 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

Sithus apparently does the codeing for the game…. everytime ne one says ne thing relevent on here someone comes back instantly with a contradiction. this is by far the most unhelpful forum on the interwebs…


On September 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Ok, i have nothing to say about if there really is a red skull or not. but while reading this forum i found out that most of these people don’t know how to tell the difference from purple to red and also teal to green. so if anyone actually finds the “red skull” and someone might say THERE IS NO RED SKULL, hit me up my gamertag is Ryanmichelchez


On September 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

yes i am


On September 23, 2011 at 12:29 am

Here is the list of secret weapons from the files on the PC version of Dead Island. It only shows the 5 Dev Mods and no more… sadly this search can come to an end unless in the next patch they add it secretly like they did with adding in Ryder White’s skills and levels.

List from data file of Dev mods and the abilities they hold.

Item(“Craftplan_Dev1″, CategoryType_Collectable)
Name(“Developer’s no. 1 Craft”);
Description(“Electro body.”);
BaseItem(“Melee_KnifeMilitaryDevCraft”, “Weapon_Craft1″, “”);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Tape”, 1);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Wire”, 2);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Battery”, 1);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Diamonds”, 5);

Item(“Craftplan_Dev2″, CategoryType_Collectable)
Name(“Developer’s no. 2 Craft”);
Description(“This is Cr33zz revange for endless crunch!”);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Tape”, 1);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Wire”, 2);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Battery”, 1);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Diamonds”, 5);

Name(“Left Hand of gloVA”);

Item(“Craftplan_DevForce”, CategoryType_Collectable)
Name(“Developer’s 666 Craft”);
Description(“Beware the power of gloVA”);
BaseItem(“Push_Force”, “”, “”);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Diamonds”, 5);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_BatteryLarge”, 9);
Item(“Craftplan_Dev3″, CategoryType_Collectable)
Name(“Developer’s no. 3 Craft”);
BaseItem(“Melee_KnifeMilitaryDevCraft”, “Weapon_Craft1″, “”);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Oleander”, 1);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Diamonds”, 5);

Item(“Craftplan_Dev4″, CategoryType_Collectable)
Name(“Developer’s no. 4 Craft”);
Description(‘Just mindblowing craft by Simon!’);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Tape”, 3);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Wire”, 3);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Battery”, 1);
RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Diamonds”, 5);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Magnet”, 2);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Belt”, 2);
//RequiredItem(“CraftPart_Blade”, 2);


On September 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

thank you all for the information. this with help me alot.


On September 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm


Tom Aldred

On September 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I searched everywhere in the sewers for the Red skull and emerged empty handed :-(

Water Balloon

On September 24, 2011 at 9:05 am

There is a place in the sewers that was only open when you first get there during police station quest, at that time I had no idea of the skulls existence, but since I finished the quest I haven’t been able to get back in to that room cause the door is now closed and can’t be opened!


On September 25, 2011 at 1:04 am

o and i did del the red skull info from the file as its not in play till the new update


On September 25, 2011 at 8:35 am

lol gots still believe there is a red skull. xD


On September 27, 2011 at 5:19 am

okay I think I get some of the problem with the red skull thing im in the sewers, at the purple skull spot, and the skull defiantly has a red color to it but I know its the purple skull cause it says “Purple skull” but the color is defiantly a kinda maroon color, I dont know maybe its my brightness mixed with the the yellow around it or something


On September 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Well I played the game thru and collected a few skulls and hadn’t a clue what they were for, so I’m gonna start again.

Can anyone tell me where the bunker under lighthouse is that is mentioned in location guide for skulls. There is one on the road and you can’t get into it. I’ve been at a few others along the coast but cannot find correct one. If someone could point me in right direction please….A screenshot and of map and location would be ideal…


On September 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Oh and incidentally I once got green skull from killing a suicider


On September 28, 2011 at 12:57 am

Overfiend, if you start from the house that you first meet simanoi in go out and take a right, its all the way at that end of the beach. Also if you’ve don’t the black hawk down mission you had to follow the russian to a bunker which has a portal to the other bunker. I’ve been in this bunker several times before and saw a wall plaque with a blue arrow over it and a regular skull on the right side and an empty spot on the left but it wouldn’t let me do anything. However this last time I went there were 2 walkers and a suicider there which I killed and when looking amongst the loot and meat there to my surprise was the brown skull and no longer a plaque on the wall.


On September 28, 2011 at 1:26 am

Sorry my first description is incorrect. But you can travel there through the portal from the other bunker.

Kage Legacy

On September 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Okay, just to clarify, I have not found this “supposed” red skull. Also I have not done the side quest that involves turning in the skulls to the lady. But I did look in the ghost jungle and climbed up the roofs till I got to the very large tree in the center. If you climb up the tree, I am pretty sure I remember seeing a red mark that looked like an arrow. I could be wrong, but someone that says they have the “red” skull, try that out. Good luck :)

Kage Legacy

On September 30, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Okay, just ran back there again to double check… Definitely not arrow shaped. Just a bunch of blood on the tree that has skulls all in it. Soooo, disregard that idea I guess. Though, if I were to have had a drop off point for it, I think that would have been a great spot. I don’t know about you guys, but I really feel that there could have been a lot more room for secret Easter eggs and what not in this game. So many crazy areas that take some skillful moving to get to or things that would be so easy to miss. Oh well, still love it.

Xenon iz Dubby

On September 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

hit me up guys i know the real drop off location …. but it has nothing to do with the game “yet” but from lots of people ive asked, they have all mentioned that dlc and other updates will be adding things to the game that were not put in on time :D add my GT its my name on here cheers


On October 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm

You know, the skulls SAY what color they are. So what’s all this confusion about a red skull? If you look at the orange skull while you’re trying to pick it up, it will say “orange”. Also, something I found out about the skulls… If you join the game of someone who has already found the skulls, all you need to do is visit the drop-off site and pick up the mod. It will already be there.


On October 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I would like to add though, it is kind of odd that there isn’t a “Developer’s No. 5 Craft”. There’s 1-4, and then 666 (instead of 6), but no 5. Hmm…


On October 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

ha i just got the red skull its in the jungle and it gives you Developer’s No. 5 Craft


On October 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I found a pile of skulls in the police station and when i examined it I place a red skull in the pile and recieved the devlp Craft (didn’t know i even had it)


On October 4, 2011 at 4:24 am

OMG you people are all a bunch of trolls. Don’t waste your time with finding the “red skull” it is not there. I have played through 4 times now and every time there is no RED SKULL. please dont feed the trolls and leave them under their bridge.

The Trolls

On October 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm

So I guess I am one of the “supposed” trolls. Because, while in the sewers, I found the purple skull Then later down in the sewers, I found a RED skull. Do you want to know how I knew it was red? It said RED skull. So I did a little mountain climbing, and thanks to a previous hiker who left his flag swaying in the breeze, I was able to place the RED skull and received developer’s 666 craft. “Beware the power of glova”

I would have taken a picture, if I knew you people just give up.


On October 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

how do i take back the green skull after i have already done the supermarket quest?


On October 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Is there a way to get back into the abandoned house where u drop of the skull in the city? I didn’t have the skull at the time, but now i do but i cant find the house as it doesn’t appear on the map!


On October 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

10 point, if you enter the sewer from anywhere in the city and find your way back to the embassy, find the other door leading to the sewer in there. Follow this path (its pretty clear cut) and it will take you back into the supermarket!


On October 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

PS to “the trolls”, thats the brown skull that gives you the hand of glova!


On October 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm


I know that you all are saying that there is no Red Skull but I found it in the Resort Bunker #2 in the sewer cover where there is a Suicider with some zombies on the floor it was just siting there on the floor where the zombies where.


On October 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

My buddy found a “look-like” drop off location in the jungle for what it seems like to be a red skull. This location IS NOT related to the quest for the 4 red skulls. We need to find the “true” red skull (if it exists) and take it to the recenlty found spot, as of right now, I’m not going to say where it is but if anyone has any idea as to where any other sort of skull could be, please tell me. I’ll post a video on youtube about where the location is and what not. Happy Huntings!


On October 6, 2011 at 12:15 am

codemaster, thats the brown skull!


On October 6, 2011 at 4:48 am

Omg.. Im really confused at this point! Some say that this site is wrong about the placements of the skulle and what ever. I Will spin finish the game for the first time, and when i play second round i Will go for the skulls. Anyone knows a site that actually has the placements and drop-off locations right?


On October 6, 2011 at 4:52 am

Btw, om playing the pc game if it has anything to do with where the skulls is hiding.
If anyone is playing through stram, ADD me, you Can find me by searching for “zyropia”


On October 6, 2011 at 5:04 am

My brother and I have both found the brown skull and drop off as well as the blue drop off. As of yet, we have not been able to find any other skulls or drop locations. I would appreciate any info you folks could provide. You can contact me via PSN, my GT is my name above. Thanks.


On October 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

think there’s a red arrow drop off point in the sewer right after you pass through the capitol building. Get the guard a bottle go through to sewer, there are three walkers and a ladder just after the foot bridge that leads to a landing that has a room attatched. Inside is 2 bags to loot some boxes and a pile of skulls with either a red or orange arrow pointing down. Now that I look at it it’s kinda orange.. But yeah.


On October 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm

by: valekseye

On October 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

ha i just got the red skull its in the jungle and it gives you Developer’s No. 5 Craft

—break break—-

some got stole my screen name and posted that. I never did, and I never said that. Why the do people keep trying to make everyone look for a “red skull” that doesn’t exist?!


On October 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Stop getting so confused. Follow this site’s directions and you’ll get all five skulls. I have them. RED is not one of them. People like CodeMaster need to pay attention to the skulls listed above and stop imagining they see the word “red” everywhere.


On October 7, 2011 at 8:08 am

You trolls are so ing retarted RED SKULL RED SKULL all u keep finding is some other colour skull and just say you found the red skull… Please learn to read.Maybe there is a RED skull and that is like 1% chance that there is because over 1 thousand ppl are probably looking for it….


On October 7, 2011 at 11:52 pm

everyone here talking about finding the red skulls are all retarded >_>
if you have played the game through, found all the other skulls, and know anything about games. you know that IF there was a RED SKULL it would have obviously been found, just like any other secret out there in any other game. they get found with in the first 3 weeks of release. its just common sense. so stop wasting your time looking for something that doesnt exist yet. it may or may not come out in a DLC.


On October 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

ive listened 2 every1 here and i chose 2 beleiv the actual researchers!!! nobody here knows if the “red skull” actual exist so shut the up!!!! stop leadin on the people on that r just tryin 2 have fun with the game


On October 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm

by what cheating? im sure you never open the gun shop right?


On October 9, 2011 at 3:52 am

I got the gun shop that was a easy mish to do.


On October 11, 2011 at 6:05 am

The red skull is real, the codeing for it is hidden in a different data file il c/p it below.

I found it and dropped it off and here is how.
Start at the shack from the beginning of the game walk right for a bit until you come across Dead Reckoning hop in and drive towards Ra City, on the road to the city you should come across a Bombie standing next to a pub called the Winchester, kill the Bombie and enter the pub, there are quite a few Rage infected monkeys inside so watch your step, if you look to the right of the bar there should be a hatch that leads to the basement (Remember to grab the rifle above the bar before entering the basement.) Once inside the basement you should here a witch crying find her and shoot her with your ray gun this should be an instant kill if not a couple more shots will do the trick once dead she should drop the red skull.

To drop the red skull off simply collect 3 more of them from the Ghost village in the jungle and drop them off at the old lady who gave you the quest to complete it!
I hope this helped!

Code Below:

Red Skull

Gtag: BlackOps 808

On October 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm

For all those who want to know about the red skull, PLAY THE GAME!! If you actually play the game out, the red skull is not to get a special mod. It is actually a required item for a mission in the jungle area for a woman just outside Ope’s cave. The mission requires to collect actually 4 red skulls. So those looking for them, thats where they are, and what their for. Trust me, I did all the missions and got the achievement for being in every single part of every single map in the game.


On October 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

There is a red skull drop off but its not in the jungle it’s in the sewers right after u get out of the police station after they tell u they won’t give u any supplies. You have to go up the first ladder u see when u leave the police station.


On October 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

on my way to get all skulls, just follow the directions. it couldnt be easier. as for the red skull i dont know, but there are other areas in the jungle that puzzle me. at the edge of a lake there is a switch that i dont know if its a drop off point or other wise. if anyone has an idea please let us all know


On October 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm

i just turned in the red skull on a mountian at the resort and got developers 666 craft says beware the power of glova

modifiagle weapons

left hand of glova

parts needed

Hapi Juice

On October 17, 2011 at 8:52 am


I didn’t know there was a character named Shaun lol


On October 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

jg29xxx, you’re a damn idiot. that’s the brown skull. it said “brown skull” when you picked it up, stupid. either some got keeps posting stupid “red skull” stories about the 5 LISTED skulls under different names on here, or a lot of you are retarded and don’t know how to read.

When you find a skull on your own without directions, read the descriptions above before claiming you found a new skull. Guaranteed, it’s either the green, brown, purple, blue or orange skull listed above. if you find a skull in the same place described for one of those skulls, IT ISN’T THE RED SKULL! They all tell you “xxx skull” when you have your eyes on it in the game. Read the color that it says, that’s the color you just picked up. I’m getting tired of you retards on here.

blackops 808

On October 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Dont listen to all the idiots who say that the red skull gives you any mod!!! it doesnt!!!! all the red skull is for, is for a mission in the jungle. The ORANGE skull is the one u drop off in the sewers. the BLUE skull is the one you drop off in the bunker in the resort area. the BROWN skull is the one that gives you dev.666 (left hand of glova) mod not red skull you color blind fool. The green skull is dropped off in the supermarket and the PURPLE skull is dropped off in the house where you get the BLUE skull. This article is totally correct and does not include the red skull because THE RED SKULL DOES NOT GIVE YOU A MOD BECAUSE ITS JUST ITEMS FOR A MISSION.Thats right i said items with an S because theres 4 red skulls for the mission. u dont believe me? look around the area where u first meet the “Butcher” and you’ll find 4 red skulls in different locations. one on the tree, one right below it, one just outside of the camp, and one under one of the structures, however, you cant pick any of them up until u find the lady to do the mission because ITS ONLY FOR A MISSION. Please ignore people who say the skull turns into a mod because all the mods are up there in this article…………. well what are you waiting around for!? duh! go look for yourselves

blackops 808

On October 22, 2011 at 12:18 am

My name is blackops 808. Look at my post above. I enjoy long walks on the beach, cool lemonade and most of all, insulting others on the internet because I enjoy being an anonymous . You know the kind, the anonymous that doesn’t take responsibility for his actions and assumes their is no repercussions for being an . Yet, I enjoy being an because the interwebs is full of people just like me. You can be just like me too, if you try hard enough.


On October 24, 2011 at 2:29 am

In the little mini mission where you save Jose Garcia on the bottom of the Resort map at the bunker, there is a fast travel manhole that leads to another bunker, like all the other bunkers do. it appears to be a dead end, but I kept wondering why they would put two red explosive gas bottles in there…so guess what?! you can blow open the metal door!! I did on my xbox, and inside was a purple arrow and a what looks like a drop off area, I’m guessing its an alternative purple drop off since you cant get back to the abandoned building after completing “Uninvited Guests” Just wondering if anyone else found it


On October 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

the red skull its in the jungle for a FACT


On October 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I found the red Skull!! Its right next to the bicycle in the candy shop in act VII. You’re all a bunch of losers, get a life.

Someone that can read

On November 1, 2011 at 4:13 am

If you’re still looking for the red skull then you’re retarded.


On November 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Does anyone know how to fix the chainsaw


On November 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm

damn i was wrong there was a red skull me


On November 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm

The red skull does NOT EXIST!!! I know this because I know one of the developers of the game and he told me that the “red skull” is not in there!(excluding the side quest skulls of course) so don’t listen to mothering trolls, but rather listen to the people who DEVELOPED THE GAME you ing morons


On November 7, 2011 at 6:27 am

im a :)


On November 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

The Red Skull is non-existent. One of my friends went through the coding of Dead Island, and found nothing about a red skull. The coding of the game doesn’t lie.


On November 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

Do you have to do the campagin to find the skulls or can you just start a new game with your old char? And go off skull hunting?


On November 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm

nvm he found it in a differnt code


On December 9, 2011 at 12:35 am

I found a red skull when i was in the sewers the area where you climb a ladder and their are some pictures and red writing over it on the wall i just and im sure it said red skull i did not say purple and theirs no way i can confuse the word purple with red didn say quest item either

dee noel

On December 14, 2011 at 4:21 am

i have been watching my boyfriend play dead island for awhile now, and i have seen him clearly pick up the orange skull in the sewer. whoever tried to lie and say a red skull is in there is either color blinding (which i don’t hold against you) or someone is just trying to be an ass and confuse you guys. the red skull is not placed on the mountain resort. that’s the brown skull. it gives you the developers craft 666. where the red skull is or goes beats me. i truly haven’t seen my boyfriend find it. so who knows if its out there. just enjoy the game. and don’t get so worked up. -dee

dee noel

On December 14, 2011 at 4:34 am

okay. whoever said you place the red skull on the mountain resort is dead wrong man. i’ve been watching my boyfriend play and you can clearly see that it is a brown skull. placing the brown skull a top the other skulls on the mountain resort gives you the developers craft 666 beware the hand of glova. i know you also find the orange skull in the sewer. any red skull people claimed to have found in there, i haven’t seen nor has he so i don’t know guys. but i do know you should just have fun and enjoy the game. its legit. -dee :)

dee noel

On December 14, 2011 at 4:39 am

excuse me color blind not color blinding haha. stupid T9. ;) -dee


On December 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

There is no red skull you all think there is but no. I play the game and I found some red skulls in ghost village maybe that’s why people got confused. And you think its in the sewer because its hard to find your way around because you can’t use the map. You all think the drop off location is in the jungle because theirs no skulls or drop off location there also the developers mods you get are 1-4 and 666 so people think the red skull is 5. They could however make it a DLC later on though. I here people saying the sewer and the jungle but what about the prison. Maybe the red skull is before you fight the boss in the hospital and the drop off location is when you fight the boss. You don’t have time to explore the area because he’s attacking you and when you kill him its over


On December 24, 2011 at 8:05 am

There IS a red skull, it’s in the sewers , (city required) I dont know where the drop-off point is.. yet.. but i will find it out eventualy!


On December 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

there is NO!! IN RED SKULL… when you are in the jungle there is an old lady who asks you to find 4 RED SKULLS AND BRING IT BACK TO HER.. THERE IS NO developer mod!!!!

the 4 lostsouls

On January 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

i need help finding skulls pls gt same as name have brown skull eed other thxs and im going to friend you spartan0313 k

the 4 lostsouls

On January 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm



On January 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm

nvm i found it. it was in the sewer like everyone said but no drop off point yeet


On January 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

There is a red skull.its in the jungle not far fromthe first village .but you cant pick it up sooo you cant drop it off and terefor no mod no.5!!!


On January 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

The skull in the sewer is the purple skull.and the drop off in the sewer is for the orange skull.


On January 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

it is true their is no red skull i can help basically anyone who needs help though i have all the mods and i have no reason to play other than entertaining players…


On January 15, 2012 at 1:38 am

all this about these coloured skulls has actually confused in the jungle and didnt know about the it possible to go back and find them if i’ve already done the quests?? im only asking because ive heard that u need to be on a certain quest do do certain dop offs.thanks.


On January 15, 2012 at 7:54 am

the red skull u could only get the first week dead island came out so stop complaining


On January 15, 2012 at 7:59 am

u ppl stop complaining about this site being crap your not helping at least he put where other skulls are

Scotty'o nelson

On January 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

i havnt started looking for the mythical red skull yet, but im gonna look hard and get an answer for myself and not argue, because kids… arguing on the internet is just like competing in the special olympics…

alvaro s.

On January 17, 2012 at 7:29 am

i know where u can find the ing red skull


On January 18, 2012 at 1:15 am

hahaha some people are noobs, iv’e found the purple orange and red skulls on the xbox version of the game. only one drop off point though, the one with the diamonds and battery. developer’s no1 craft..


On January 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

To obtian the RED SKULL yu must have all the other skulls!!


On January 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

Kerry I got all the skulls and I ummm the video u hv that’s not the red skull ….theres no red skull everyone nothing only 5 that’s all nothing if there is a red skull put a video and show it to us …..


On January 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

The skull is clearly NOT on the southeastern side of the mountain but the northeast side of the mountain. Specifically, its the one near the water behind the “mountain just to the east”. And its not really a ramp either, which is misleading. Its a rocky outcropping that you have to jump up to find. Thought I might clarify a few things the confusing post for the Green skull.


On January 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I know where the red skull is, it’s in the jungle, near where you run into the firtst butcher of the game.


On February 3, 2012 at 3:50 am

there are 5 red skulls in the jungle near where u meat the butcher.. thay are quest items, for an old lady u find in the middle of the jungle.
i’ve been playing this game for a week and i found out what u ppl have been looking for so :P .. dur


On February 3, 2012 at 6:28 am

It is said that once collected all secret weapons by using the skulls, you can combine them to make a really cool weapon

Water Balloon

On February 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

JackieBoy what you found is not what ppl have been looking for…
What you found are just quest items that are not related to the famous red skull that everyone’s been searching for so long.
In fact you can keep searching for as long as you want but you will certainly never fin it :)


On February 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

i could do with someone adding me on xbox as i have a brain like a siv and need help to get the skulls pls my gamertag is ooMIDINEWPSoo


On February 22, 2012 at 11:18 am

there is a red skull but the red skull does not give you any developer mods think about it the whole time we have been asking is there a red skull? yes there is but it isent like the other skulls most likely they will add the red skull in a dlc for everyone ing about it so much. so yea there is a red skull but it has no mod with it and there are also other skulls that look red but are only white skulls that have been stained with blood so stop giving people false information for you are an for doing so and your not funny


On March 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I found the Purple Skull & Orange Skull, but just looked-up this page today. I’m now at Chapter 11, so can these skulls still be dropped off?

The Rebel

On June 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

Look I’m not gonna take a side here. Red skull or not, you shouldn’t be fighting some of you are getting angry over a myth. It could still be true though. The game developers are the only people who know for sure. People like Codemaster jerking off over nothing. You guys dead island is a game. Some of you are yelling when you don’t need to leave a comment. Those of you who don’t believe just shut yo pieholes and together we will solve this mystery.

zZ A nT o Zz

On July 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Personally I think there is no red skull the developers might add it in a DLC because of rumours about it.


On June 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I was in jasons lair and found a redskull and found another in the ghost village you first meet a butcher not sure if its the actuall redskull but might be of help tyu guys.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On June 3, 2013 at 9:21 am


Unfortunately, those are just boring regular old bloody skulls. More of them can be found in a cave, and there’s even a side-quest to collect them. Don’t get them confused with the special colored skulls — there doesn’t appear to be a red one at all.