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How to Increase Max Health in Dead Island 2

How to Increase Max Health in Dead Island 2
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How to Increase Max Health in Dead Island 2

Become a little more bite resistant.

Your health is one of the most important things to keep track of in surviving a zombie apocalypse. In this instance, you can raise your health to take more hits if you’re getting swarmed. Here’s exactly how to increase your maximum health in Dead Island 2.

How to Increase Your Peak Health in Dead Island 2

At the start of Dead Island 2, your chosen character will be stuck at 100 health. There are two ways to increase this throughout the game: leveling up or completing certain challenges.

Every level-up will increase your health by 100 points. However, this still might not be enough, considering the zombie levels scale up with you.

If you take a look at your challenge menu, you will see various stat names in yellow as some of the rewards. Those yellow names mean that challenge completion will raise that skill by a fixed amount. Any challenge on the list that rewards “Peak Health+” means that it will increase your max health once completed.

Serial Killer Challenge
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These are the challenges that we have found that will give you increased maximum health:

  • Serial Killer – Complete Combat Challenges
  • Well-Traveled – Complete Exploration Challenges
  • Survival Skills – Complete Survival Challenges
  • Change is Constant – Slay Mutators
  • Not the Bees!! – Slay Insect Swarm Walkers

You’ll have to do a bit of extra math for how these correspond numerically. At three Peak Health+ and one Peak Health++, we had an additional 5% health. With this, it seems each iteration is a 1% increase.

Level 24 Ryan Stats
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Challenges are also account-wide, so any stat-based reward gained will apply to all other slayers, even brand-new ones you bring into Hell-A.

This is everything you need to know regarding how to increase your maximum health in Dead Island 2. For more Dead Island 2 guides, take a look at our links below.

About the author

Cameron Waldrop

Cameron is a freelance writer for Twinfinite and regularly covers battle royales like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He started writing for Twinfinite in late 2019 and has reviewed many great games. While he loves a good shooter, his heart will always belong to JRPGs.
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