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Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 Fool's Gold Walkthrough: Locker, Burner Phones & Buried Safe Locations

Craig Robinson

Need help to figure out where to go for the Dead Island 2 "Fool's Gold" iconFool’s Gold quest? Yeah, these clues can be tricky… When you return to the lifeguard building on Santa Monica’s beach, you will likely find a "Crusher" iconCrusher named "Dante" iconDante, who you will need to one-on-one after beaching from Butcho. Once you do that, you will notice he drops a journal that kick-stars the Fools Gold Quest. Now, the quest will take you to various locations associated with Dante. Heres where to find all the Fool’s Gold Clues, Burner Phone locations, and the spot for the buried treasure.

Fools Gold Dead Island 2 Walkthrough

(1 of 3) The first clue is in Randy’s Locker, on the east side of the HQ.

The three places you need to go are as follows, and in this order too.

  1. Lifeguard Lockers - Inside the same building you find Dante. This gives clues to two other locations you can only find once you pick up this note.
  2. Northern dumpster spot - Look on the map for a place called Luigi’s Pizzeria, which should be in the very north tip of the map. You will find a small fenced-off dumpster area with the phone on the floor near the dumpsters and the bins.
  3. Ferris Wheel - Now you need to return back over to the pier. Head through the pier, and go towards the Ferris Wheel, which you will find near the bench looking out towards the ocean.
  4. Buried "Safe" iconSafe Location - Now you have all the pieces, you can head towards the buried safe, which is bruised between the lifeguard HQ wall and the GDC blood-building sand block walls.

To make this easier, we have dropped a map, showcasing where about you can expect each of the Fools Gold Dead Island 2 clue locations.

Here is a map of all the locations you must visit for the Fool’s Gold quest in Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2: Fool’s Gold Buried Safe Location

(1 of 2) You can find the !Fool’s Gold Buried Treasure spot between the east wall of the Lifeguard HQ and the GDC base. But not without fighting zombies first.

You can find the !Fool’s Gold Buried Treasure spot between the east wall of the Lifeguard HQ and the GDC base. But not without fighting zombies first. (left), You will get this legendary weapon for your troubles when you finish the quest. (right)

Once you’ve got all the clues, you need to return to the Lifeguard HQ. We recommend going inside and repairing your weapons, as you have another ‘Kill Them All’ mission ahead of you. Once you’re happy, go to the east side of the HQ building, which has the very thing sand corridor between the HQ wall and the GDG military base wall you will find the location, and trigger more zombie spawns.

This quest stage simply has a few Runners, Shamblers, and Walker varieties come your way. You can easily deal with these by throwing a "Meat Bait" iconMeat Bait curveball, and another curveball of your choice. We chose the "Caustic-X Bomb" iconCaustic-X Bomb to burn them in acid, which worked nicely.

Also, there is one "Butcher" iconButcher that spawns in a later wave, so, we recommend using some form of frenzy weapon, getting its guaranteed critical strike up, and then dodging behind the Butcher, and swinging widely at its head to nuke its defense bar and knock it to the ground. If you can mod a frenzy weapon with the guaranteed crit explosion mod, then that’s even better. Alternatively, save your Fury Mode and absolutely delete it in whatever way possible.

Once all the zombies are dealt with, you can open the safe and receive a legendary dagger called "Blood Rage" iconBlood Rage, a very powerful dagger you can use in your arsenal. With that acquired, you will complete Dead Island 2’s Fools Gold Lost and Found Quest. Congratulations!

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  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    19 April 2023
  • Last Updated
    21 June 2023
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A plague of zombies has broken out again, this time in Los Angeles - now affectionately known as Hell-A. Pick between six potential Slayers and attempt to round up various eccentric survivors in your quest to escape the doomed city. This guide for Dead Island 2 - the long-awaited sequel developed by Deep Silver Dambuster Studios - contains the following:

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