The 2X4 is a construction object and an improvised weapon in The Dead Linger Alpha release.
Identification[edit | edit source]
The 2x4 can be identified by its wooden pattern, as well as its elongated appearance. In the game, a 2x4 can spawn at various lengths from less than the player's height to over twice that.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
2x4's can be found in various places throughout a generated world. In towns, piles of 2x4's mixed with other construction materials can occasionally be found. 2x4's can also be acquired by chopping down trees with a hatchet or a fire axe. In addition to these methods, 2x4's are distributed as loot throughout buildings, such as in the bathrooms of an office building or various locations in a suburban house.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Barricading[edit | edit source]
A common 2x4, despite its length, can be effectively used for barricades and construction. In small buildings, windows and doors can be blocked off fairly well with just 3-5 boards.
As for open construction, a 2x4 can be hammered into the ground with a sledgehammer (note: standard hammers currently do not have this function), used to connect plywood or cinder blocks, or even other 2x4's, to other structures, acting as a bridge, or even as steps, or a kind of ladder, up the side of a building or other structure, up which a zombie cannot follow.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
You craft plywood using 2x4s. You can craft plywood of two sizes.
- X4 2x4 = Small plywood
- X8 2x4 = Medium plywood
Weapon[edit | edit source]
In weaponry terms, a 2x4 is a blunt, two-handed weapon. It takes up a 1x4 slot in the inventory, meaning that a significant number of 2x4's can be carried by the player. The 2x4 lasts for 175 strikes, an average number, and does 25 melee damage. Its knockback distance is negligible, and its reach is only medium, despite it technically being the longest melee weapon in the game. This weapon has no special attributes other than the fact that it can be used in construction, even after it is heavily used.