Creating weapons costs a bit of cash and have a required level to be wielded. Different items are needed to create weapons. These items are found in garbage, lockers, bags, etc., and can also be found on dead bodies.
All Weapons in Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide will degrade from use, except for thrown weapons and Firearms. After a few good swings and a couple of smashed skulls, the weapon will begin to noticeably lose strength, and will eventually become completely useless. The players will need to keep a keen eye on maintaining the Heroes inventory, lest they be left defenseless when the zombies attack. Minor weapons like wooden planks or paddles normally aren't worth the effort, but once the players choose their favorite machete, for example, they might want to make sure it's sharpened up and ready to go.
The players can upgrade their weapons at a workbench up to three times, increasing various (though not all) stats of the weapon. They can increase the modified weapon damage and other stats, and convert an ordinary item into a unique and deadly offensive weapon using the weapon mods available.
It should be noted that the better the base item is, the better the modified weapon will be.
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