Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Avatar Award.
|Award||How to unlock|
|Shark Hoodie||Train another enclave at your dojo.|
|Swine and Bovine Mask||Build an outpost in a Swine & Bovine.|
|Zombie Mask||Visit the cabins by Tanner Lake.|
Dawn Of The Dead References
The Savini residence is a reference to Tom Savini, who was responsible for the make-up and special effects in Dawn Of The Dead and its sequels.
The Snyder Trucking business is a reference to Zack Snyder, who remade Dawn Of The Dead.
Easy, Early Cardio Stat Grinding
At the start of a new game, head to the Ranger Station until you're in the "Safe Zone" (aka that circle on the map where zombies cannot spawn/respawn). Once in the parking lot of the Ranger Station, either run to the left or to the right while turning the camera in the direction you're running. When stamina is depleted, stop and rest till it fills back up. Repeat and watch the Cardio levels rise! This will take a while, but seeing as the opening section of the game doesn't have any zombies worse than the normal ones (plus day cycles don't occur till AFTER you get to the church) this is a great time to build up this particular stat, thus giving you a heads up seeing as how important stamina is for such things as running, climbing walls, and melee fighting.
Evil Dead Series Reference
The Campbell Used Autos business is a reference to Bruce Campbell, who starred as Ash in the Evil Dead series.
Exceeding The Maximum Number Of Outposts
If you move to a large home base (County Fair, or Snyder Truck Warehouse) with 8 outposts, you can set them all up around whatever base you plan to move to before you actually move. If you're moving into a base with a low maximum outpost count (usually for scavenging reasons) just make sure you have all 8 in place where you want them before you move, and then move to a place with a lower maximum outpost count. You will still have all 8 outposts.
Plants Vs. Zombies Reference
One of the houses has a line of sunflowers in front of a row of lawnmowers in its front yard.
You can duplicate resources if you plan ahead. As you search for supplies, occasionally you will find Heath, Ammo, Fuel, or Food in packs. Once you do, press DOWN on the D-pad and you can choose "Call for scavengers" to call someone to search the area. When you receive confirmation that someone is on the way, grab the resource pack. When the scavenger arrives, that same will be snagged a second time, in spite of the fact that you just took it. In this manner, you can obtain twice the supplies you should have received.
Shaun Of The Dead Reference
The "Simon & Nick Landscaping" signs that can be found are a reference to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who play the main characters in Shaun Of The Dead.
Special Zombie Gamerpics
|Gamerpic||How to unlock|
|Feral Gamerpic||Kill a Feral zombie-type.|
|Juggernaut Gamerpic||Kill a Juggernaut zombie-type.|
Stuck Car Horn
As you are driving a vehicle, you can press and hold the left thumbstick to activate your vehicle's horn. Continue holding that button and press the BACK button to bring up the map. The car horn should still be sounding at that point. Now let go of the thumbstick and press BACK again. The horn should continue to blare, and will do so until you press in on the thumbstick again. This could prove useful in distraction missions.
The Simpson's Reference
Sam and other survivors occasionally say "Everythings coming up Milhouse!", which is a reference to an episode of The Simpsons where Milhouse says that line during a flood.
The Walking Dead Reference
You can find a campaign sign reading "Richard Grimes for sheriff" on a front lawn. This is a reference to Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead.
You can also find the Kirkman residence, which is a reference to Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead graphic novels.
Xbox 360 Reference
Enter the house with the Plants vs. Zombies yard to find an Xbox 360 slim in the bedroom.
The "Rule #1" achievement, awarded for reaching 7-stars in the Cardio attribute, is a reference to the Zombieland's main character's "#1 Rule", which was "Cardio".