I'm assuming that when you hit a zombie and then see its skeleton (X-ray vision) it means it's stunned, but how do I then execute it?

There's no "hint" on the screen or anything to tell me what key to hit. There's nothing in the key binding settings about execution. I tried E (kick) and LMB (attack), but they do not work.

I'm playing on PC.

  • You should have the option to Takedown a zombie after you see the skeleton. Try getting closer and aiming at its head?
    – Zero
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 15:14
  • Been trying that. Nothing. Only a hint telling me I can grapple it in a direction (ALT + Arrow if I'm not mistaken).
    – Eyal Roth
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 15:18
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    Grappling a zombie is a different perk than actually finishing one off. There's another perk that lets you execute a zombie that's down on the ground by stomping on it's head.
    – Tim S.
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 18:30
  • (Or maybe I'm confusing that with something else.)
    – Tim S.
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 18:39
  • Ok I think the problem is that I only got the perk that gives you 10% stun with a kick (tbh it's way less), and I can't execute anything because those are different perks. The confusing part is that in the kick-stun perk, it says "execute with E", which somehow implies that you can execute them after the stun (otherwise I don't really see how they are more easily killed while stunned as the perk suggests).
    – Eyal Roth
    Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 23:23

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To execute a stunned zombie on the ground, you need the Stomp skill.

As far as I've experienced on the PC, when you see the x-ray skeleton, that part of the zombie is "stunned" or otherwise impaired. The kick-stun skill alone does not enable you to execute zombies.

From your comments the "execute with E" text refers to the act of performing the kick, like you would execute a command or application on a PC; to initiate the kick.

The "more easily killed" part I believe refers to the fact that because they are stunned, you can just walk up to them and bash them until, er, dead.

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