Dead Island 2 characters – all playable Slayers

Here are all the Dead Island 2 characters currently confirmed to be coming to Deep Silver's upcoming, zombie-riddled, action role-playing game.

Dead Island 2 Characters: Jacob can be seen

Who are the Dead Island 2 characters? Dead Island 2 is introducing a selection of unique and individual characters with their own strengths and weaknesses as well as backstories. With Deep Silver’s upcoming title having six playable characters, “each with their own unique personality and dialogues” you can expect a lot from each one.

Additionally, each Slayer will be able to fight and survive so you won’t have to feel the pain of Zombie bites more if you opt for one character over another. They can all handle themselves well. But which Dead Island 2 characters will be available to you when the Dead Island 2 release date finally arrives?

Dead Island 2 characters

Here are the Dead Island 2 characters that have been confirmed so far:

  • Amy
  • Jacob
  • Dani
  • Ryan
  • Carla
  • Bruno

Below you can find a deeper dive into each one, as well as an overview of their gameplay style and skills.

Dead Island 2 characters: Amy in a classic American diner.


Amy grew up in Los Angeles and has watched the city turn into a hellscape of an unfathomable proportion. As an athlete before the zombie outbreak occurred, she is not a fan of losing and can often be found taking the lead in situations.

Her Innate Skills are:

  • Relief Pitcher
  • Divide and Conquer

Dead Island 2 characters: Jacob in a swimming pool.


The star of the Dead Island 2 Gamescom trailer, Jacob worked as a stuntman before the outbreak and was born in London. He is not a fan of wasting time so you can often find him being proactive, especially in the zombie-infested Hell-A. He’s also an appreciator of the classics, so you will often hear him quoting William Shakespeare.

His Innate Skills are:

  • Frenzy
  • Critical Gains

Dead Island 2 characters: Dani smoking in the zombie-filled streets of LA.


Dani quickly made herself at home in the local punk and alternative scenes of LA once she relocated from Boston. She also joined the roller derby team, so we can expect her to be quick on her feet and play like an up-close bruiser.

Her Innate Skills are:

  • Thunderous
  • Bloodlust

Dead Island 2 characters: Ryan in his firefighter outfit surrounded by dead zombies on a sunny pier.


Ryan, a Fresno native, gained success as a ‘sexy-firefighter-o-gram’ and exotic dancer, often bringing him to LA. When he’s not flexing his physique at bachelorette parties, Ryan keeps close ties with his little brother, who he raised once their parents passed away. With the city turning red with blood and guts, Ryan is devoted to finding his brother to ensure his safety.

His Innate Skills are:

  • Retaliation
  • Seesaw

Dead Island 2 Characters: Carla can be seen


Carla is a street-smart motorcycle racer from Los Angeles who has a flair and thirst for zombie killing. With a sever dislike of being bored, Carla lives off adrenaline and used to work as a mechanic where watching her work pay off with a vehicle that has been fixed was one of her main sources of thrill.

Her Innate Skills are:

  • Mosh Pit
  • Dig Deep

Dead Island 2 Characters: Bruno can be seen


Bruno is a modern-day gentleman thief who is smooth-talking, but able to be useful no matter where he is or what situation he finds himself in. Born in LA, he is a huge lover of being challenged by obstacles and taking on new opportunities, especially when those involve going against corruption, one of his many dislikes.

His innate skills are:

  • Backstab
  • Rapid Reprisal

And that’s all the Dead Island 2 characters that we have information on so far. Be sure to check back as we drag our zombie-fied bodies closer and closer to the game’s launch date, as we’re sure there’ll be plenty of updates on the way between now and then.