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Resident Evil 4 Remake Best Weapons & How To Get Them in RE4

Similar to its predecessors, Resident Evil 4 Remake features a wide variety of weapons that players can use to tackle their enemies. However, not every weapon is equally effective, and some stand out from the rest. With so many firearms to choose from, it can be daunting for players to determine which ones are the best. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the top Resident Evil 4 Remake weapons to help them make an informed choice.

Best Resident Evil 4 Remake Weapons – Red9

Red9 is by far the best handgun that Resident Evil 4 Remake has to offer. It’s a 9mm semi-automatic pistol that comes with notable recoil. The Red9’s appearance takes inspiration from the Mauser C96, a weapon from World War I, and features its iconic integral box magazine.

However, handling its recoil can be challenging, especially for newcomers. Fortunately, players can buy a stock from the Merchant to improve its accuracy. Combined with other upgrades, it can become one of the strongest weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Players can get the Red9 handgun in Resident Evil 4 Remake during their Chapter 4 playthrough, where they can use a boat to explore a lake. By docking at a small shipwreck in the middle of the lake, players can find a treasure in the control room and a special ornamental blue treasure case at the front of the boat. Inside the case, they’ll discover the powerful Red9 handgun.


If you’re looking for a reliable weapon to take down enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake, the Stingray rifle is one of the top picks. With its exceptional accuracy and power, this gun is perfect for targeting enemies’ vulnerabilities. It also boasts remarkable penetration capabilities and can fit with different scopes.

The best part is the Stingray rifle stands out with its transparent magazine that displays the remaining rounds in real time. Although the damage output of this gun is not particularly high, it excels in dealing triple damage to weak points. This feature is especially effective against enemies with vulnerable areas, such as the flower-headed plaga monsters or bosses with exposed weak spots.

You can purchase the Stingray from the Merchant during Chapter 7 for 15,000 Pesetas. We recommend that you get a rifle and scope as a combined set to take out enemies from a distance effectively.

Best Resident Evil 4 Remake Weapons – Bolt Thrower

The Bolt Thrower is a silent weapon in Resident Evil 4 Remake that can immobilize enemies, and its bolts can be reused. The Bolt Thrower functions differently from other weapons because it uses bolts as ammo for attacking enemies at close to medium ranges. Unlike other ammunition types, these bolts can be retrieved after being fired, even if they hit an enemy. 

This ammo recycling feature proves increasingly beneficial as players progress through the game and face larger groups of enemies or tougher monsters. The Bolt Thrower has a power of 1.20, a reload speed of 0.78, a rate of fire of 0.70, and a precision of 3.00. It holds 3 rounds and takes up 8 inventory slots.

One can get Bolt Thrower in Resident Evil 4 Remake weapon from Merchant in Chapter 2 by spending 10,000 pesetas. However, if you’re running low on money, you can purchase this weapon for just 8,000 pesetas during the sale in Chapter 3.

Riot Gun

The riot gun, which is one of the best weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Having a shotgun is crucial for your inventory, and the Riot Gun is the best weapon in its category. Its superior power and ammo capacity make it a better choice than the W-870 Shotgun, which will still serve as your go-to weapon for most of the game.

On top of that, the semi-automatic Riot Gun stands out with its potent damage, manageable recoil, and decent firing speed. Its great effectiveness and firing speed makes it an ideal shotgun for taking on bosses and mini-bosses.

Players can purchase the Riot Gun from the merchant, starting in Chapter 6, for 28,000 pesetas.

Best Resident Evil 4 Remake Weapons – Rocket Launcher

The Rocket Launcher stands out as one of the most destructive weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake. The weapon is capable of dealing devastating damage to countless enemies. The Rocket Launcher’s power truly shines when used against bosses and challenging foes that appear later in the game. No other weapon can rival its ability to inflict massive damage, making it the go-to choice for players looking to take down the toughest opponents.

To use the Rocket Launcher, players must first take time to aim with the scope before firing. The launcher can only shoot a single rocket before being thrown away. Players should be cautious when firing it up close, as it may cause them to take damage or flinch from the blast.

Players can buy the Rocket Launcher directly from the merchant, who sells it in the middle of the Castle section. The weapon is quite expensive, costing 500,000 gold, but players who prioritize saving their currency and avoiding unnecessary expenses should have enough to make the purchase. You can also buy a rocket launcher with infinite ammo in RE4 when you play new game plus.

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