Dead Island 2 Officer’s Lockbox Key location – where to find it

Dead Island 2 Officer’s Lockbox Key location – where to find it

Dead Island 2 is finally out around a decade after first being teased in a trailer. But it’s open-world zombie-slaying action means there are lots of locations to explore and secrets to find. One of them is the Dead Island 2 Officer’s Lockbox Key, so we’ve put together this guide to help you find it and open the secure lockbox.

While you might expect the Dead Island 2 Officer’s Lockbox Key to just have a pinpointed location on the map, things are a little more complicated than that. You need to reach a certain point in the game and do things in a certain order to obtain it.

Below, you’ll find all the things you need to do to get the key, open the lockbox, and reap the rewards of what’s inside.

dead island 2 officer's lockbox key location inside venice beach police station

Dead Island 2 Officer’s Lockbox key location and how to open it

To get the Officer’s Lockbox key in Dead Island 2, you need to kill Officer McKenzie. He is a special infected zombie that spawns near the Venice Beach police station. Officer McKenzie is harder to kill than a normal zombie, but when you do kill him, he will drop the Officer’s Lockbox Key. The Officer’s Lockbox key can be used inside the Venice Beach police station armory to unlock a lockbox that has a unique weapon inside.

dead island 2 officer's lockbox key on the game's map screen

Officer McKenzie will not spawn until you’ve completed Cold Pork side quest. You get this mission after reaching the Venice Beach section of the main story of the game. You will reach a safehouse called the Blue Crab. You can obtain the Cold Pork quest from the Blue Crab. Once you’ve completed the mission, Officer McKenzie will then spawn near the Venice Beach Police Station and you can fight him to get the key.

dead island 2 officer's lockbox key located on officer mckenzie on the beach outside the venice beach police station

Everything you need to know about Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 is a survival game set in Los Angeles after a zombie outbreak has occurred. The game was released on 21 April, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to 2011’s Dead Island, which is set on a small Pacific island.

Dead Island 2 is best played in co-op with friends, but it can be played solo due to the fact that it has an interesting story. Dead Island 2 currently sits at an approximate 7.5 average score on Metacritic. The game has an open-world map and asks you to loot areas to craft better weapons to make taking down increasingly difficult zombies and enemies easier.

That’s everything you need to know about prying that box open and getting the loot inside. If you want to find out how to get other rewards, you can read our guides on how to get the Landscaper’s Key or Curtis’ Safe key location in Dead Island 2.