The one-stop zombie-slaying shop known as Dead Trigger 2 has just gotten an update that adds a whole new game mode. If you're always running low on the in-game currency in Dead Trigger 2, maybe the Arena of Death will please you. This is a wave-based game mode where you can take out zombies and earn cash to spend in story mode. But that's not all – arena mode brings a raft of new content with it too.

Here's everything listed in the v0.5.0 changelog.

  • The Arena Of Death
    • Kill zombies in a variety of gruesome ways to amuse the bloodthirsty audience.
    • Ejecting Traps - Build traps that kill the zombies by catapulting their rotten bodies high into the air.
    • Lucky Boxes – Boosts and power up increasing Arena carnage
  • Leaderboard – Get noted, compare to your friends, challenge them
  • New Zombies
  • New Warfare
  • New Environments

The arena includes a few new gameplay mechanics around traps and power ups, but it shouldn't be hard to figure out. You just concentrate on pointing the shooty end at the undead. There's also a bombastic announcer called TNT in the arena to give it more of a game show vibe.

New city and reservoir dam environments are included in the arena update, so look for them in the main game mode too. As for new zombies... well, there's a zombie prostitute. Do you really need to know more? The update is live in the Play Store, so lock and load.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Imparus

    Don't forget it also support immersive mode now ;)

  • Andrew Vrba

    Too little too late.
    The game takes monetization to a whole new sickening level.

    Wanna buy a gun? Oh, you need to go level up the tech dude, which costs money you earn in game. Then you gotta either wait three days, or spend a real $4.99 worth of gold. Great, the tech guy is upgraded. Now you gotta upgrade the weapons guy. You're either gonna wait three days, or spend another $4.99. Well, the weapon guy has been upgraded. Do you have enough money to buy the gun, cool! So you bought the gun. It'll be ready in three days, unless you've got another $4.99 to cough up!

    Then there are the excuses. The paper thin excuses!
    "Oh, we made it online only, so people's saves won't get messed up!".
    No, they made it online only to keep people from "fixing" the overuse of monetization.

    • GraveUypo

      yeah, i skipped this game entirely when i heard online-only and IAP and i'm sure glad i did. i even forgot it was already released.

    • Adrian Meredith

      Its a fuc&%ng disgrace. Such a shame, theres a really good game in there somewhere. No IAPs for any mobile game ever should add up to more than the cost of the full game, the reality is that it costs many many $100s to get the whole game thats not worth half a console game

    • Biavela

      Mmm have never spent a penny, I'm level 49 and I used to play hard mode, never felt the game was too difficult to beat or that the weapons were weak, you just upgrade ahead the weapons that cause greater damage, I'm done with the game beacuse at some point you get tired of shooting and shooting in the same enviroments.

      • Andrew Vrba

        Compare it to Dead Trigger 1, and you'll understand why I think the sequel's monetizing is so awful.

    • Menger40

      Agreed. The first Dead Trigger had IAP, but they weren't obnoxious at all. Weapons that use in game currency are perfectly good and there's no need to spend cash on that game unless you want everything. Dead Trigger 2 is a step way, way back.

      • Andrew Vrba

        Dead Trigger 1 was so well done, that I felt compelled to throw a few bucks their way. I probably sunk six bucks into it, because I felt that level of quality deserved rewarding! Honestly, I've gone back to play it over DT2, time and again. One of the reasons being, I can play DT1 when I'm nowhere near a wifi hot spot.

    • Menger40

      Agreed. The first Dead Trigger had IAP, but they weren't obnoxious at all. Weapons that use in game currency are perfectly good and there's no need to spend cash on that game unless you want everything. Dead Trigger 2 is a step way, way back.

  • Severo Rivera

    Wish there was co-op multiplayer like cod black ops zombies.

    • Andrew Vrba

      I fear that if there was multiplayer, they would monetize the hell out of it.
      "You're out of re spawns! You must wait six hours, or pay $2.99's worth of gold to continue!"

      • Severo Rivera


      • Adrian Meredith

        i hope they don't read that, you're giving them ideas

  • Brian Utne


    • Andrew Vrba

      I find with the Moga Pocket, you have to juggle which feature/action isn't all that important to you, because there ain't enough buttons to go around.

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

    Still no offline.

  • abobobilly

    Online Only restriction is a HUGE HUGE turn off for a lot of people, including me.

    All these updates are useless ... BLOODY USELESS if we can't enjoy the game WHEREVER WE WANT ... not where THEY want (where an active connection is)

  • Pete

    Moaning, whining losers. What makes you think you can create utterly arbitrary restrictions to the price of a luxury good? You can choose to pay, or not pay. If you don't think it's worth it, don't pay. There is absolutely no reason that developers should be restricted in the IAP they offer, unless you have such a self centred world view that you need to shove your phone up your ass to see it, because that is where your head is currently located.
    I find the game boring and repetitive. I don't play it. I'm also not a fan of Hermes. But they can charge whatever the hell they want. The world doesn't revolve around me and my desires.
    The funny thing is, that most of the time the only thing you need to do is wait, but you still Nissan, and complain that the developers are greedy/lazy. How hypocritical. JUST DON'T PLAY. It's not an entitlement. The way you act as if playing a game is your RIGHT is greed personified.

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    The game is awesome with these cheats

  • Kevin McCarty

    I use a hack for Dead Trigger 2 that gave me money, gold and unlocked all the guns, ammo and health. Here it is: http://g4mehacks.com/dead-trigger-2-hack/

  • jasonstatham2011

    I really want the ultra high graphics on Dead Trigger 2 but I can't because it seems to jutter