You'll notice Dead Island 2 Skope devices from an early point in your adventure, especially if you're taking the time to search each area as there's one in a downstairs room of the first mansion you pass through. Once you notice them you'll start seeing more of these units around, but there's no explanation of what they actually do in Dead Island 2 at this initial stage, and the "server offline" caption appearing against them suggests they might be linked to Dead Island 2 multiplayer – but that isn't the case as they're entirely unrelated. To avoid any confusion, here are the details on what this system is and how to get the Skope server online in Dead Island 2.
What is Skope in Dead Island 2?
Skope in Dead Island 2 is basically the game's equivalent of an Amazon Echo or Google Nest, as it's a smart speaker that your character can talk with to receive useful and interesting information. That's the only function it has, so you don't need to pay it any attention during the earlier stages of your adventure. In fact, you only get the Skope server online in Dead Island 2 when you reach the last handful of main story quests, but if you want to know how to do it when you arrive at that part of the narrative then there's a full explanation below.
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How to get the Skope server online in Dead Island 2
To get the Skope server online in Dead Island 2, you need to start The Search For Truth story mission from the Serling Hotel in Ocean Avenue. This will send you off looking for Tisha, and once you track her down she'll provide instructions for how to contact Konradt using Skope at the OSK store.
Of course, when you get there the Skope server is still offline so you have to turn it back on, but the server room is locked and you need one of the many Dead Island 2 keys to get in there. Check the Staff Notice: GTFO note on the counter by the coffee machines, and you'll learn that Henry was last seen taking out the trash – you'll find him in the alleyway around the back of the building.
Take Henry out and swipe his OSK Server Room Keycard, then deal with any other zombies in the alleyway before heading back inside. Enter the server room next to the back door using the keycard, then pull the lever at the far end to restore power before hitting the switch on the rack to get the Skope servers online in Dead Island 2. There are still a few more steps left at this point to complete the quest, but once that's done you can interact with any Skope units you find, and the first time you use each individual device you'll receive a new journal entry to add to your collectibles.
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