Weapon Zombies are a subcategory of zombies that carry weapons, and are featured in The Last Stand, The Last Stand 2 and The Last Stand: Union City. These weapons can be anything from a length of timber to a machete to a firearm.
Just because a zombie is holding a gun, however, doesn't mean it can use one in the intended manner, as zombies lack the required intelligence to use them. Weapon zombies will use them exclusively as bludgeons.
In this game, Weapon Zombies are rare, and only carry firearms. These are solely used as bludgeons, and have little or no effect on their attacks. However, the guns they carry will be salvaged by Jack for the next night. In order of appearance:
- A Fat Police Zombie carrying a .357 Magnum.
- A Fat Biker Zombie carrying a Shotgun.
- An Army Zombie carrying a M4A1.
In this game, Weapon Zombies can kill survivors with a single blow, even those behind a barricade (except Jack). As such, they are priority targets. Unlike The Last Stand, none of the zombies will carry firearms, only a general assortment of readily available melee weapons. All the zombie types aside from the Crawlers and Dog Zombies can wield weapons, and they start popping up after Glendale.
In this game, Weapon Zombies merely deal extra damage. As in The Last Stand 2, none of them carry firearms (some do carry firearms in their backpacks, but they never actually hold them), and any of the zombie types aside from the Crawlers and Dog Zombies can wield weapons. They start showing up around Newtown. Note that survivors cannot pick up and use the melee weapons these zombies hold.
It is unknown whether the zombies are using rational thinking processes and consciously picking up the weapons, or that they were reanimated whilst holding one.
They have been spotted using the following weapons: