In Dead Island Riptide, water features more prominently than in the original Dead Island. Some buildings are close enough to water that you may jump from their roofs to water below.
If I jump and land in water from a height that would normally cause me to take falling damage, would landing in water negate it? Does the height of the water matter?
There are essentially three heights: shallow, deep, and over-the-head level. Shallow allows you to run in it, but slows you down. Deep doesn't allow you to run. Over-the-head means your vision is submerged and you begin to drown not crouching.