Resident Evil 4 Remake: Assault Rifle [Location Guide]

Learn where to find and upgrade the Resident Evil 4 Remake Assault Rifle, which is a fine new addition to the game.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Assault Rifle
Resident Evil 4 Remake Assault Rifle

Upon the release of the remake comes new content which is given in a remake to make sure people can revisit their favorite old games with extra content for them to do. Developers introduce new content to make it more enjoyable; change hated mechanics, or clear a mistake. Using this strategy, Capcom has also introduced new content in their new remake of Resident Evil 4, the all-new Resident Evil 4 Remake Assault Rifle, the CQBR.

Key Highlights

  • With a remake comes change and new content, and just like that, the new assault rifle is here and is a must-try weapon. With one of the best fire rates and power in the game, this gun packs a lot of heat and can be useful against many enemies, including boss fights.
  • The Resident Evil 4 Remake assault rifle is a perfect gun, and most of all, it’s free to get, but that doesn’t mean it is easy to get; hence this guide will help you get it using a step-by-step guide.
  • The base gun stats are very good on their own, but once upgraded completely, it is a force to be reckoned with.

The CQBR is a new edition to the game but is still a familiar weapon in the series. The CQBR first appeared in the Resident Evil 3 Remake, a perfect weapon regarding fire rate and power. And that isn’t changed in the Resident Evil 4 Remake as its assault rifle, the CQBR, is directly inspired by CQBR in the remake of the third game.

This assault rifle packs a punch regarding the high rate of fire weapons in the game. It can take out a horde of enemies, from ganging up on the player to taking out a fraction of a boss’s health. The only downside to it is the ammo consumption, So do keep a check on it, as it can change the outcomes of many fights.

Resident Evil 4 is a great survival horror game, and like most survival games, resources are a huge part of the game. This makes the game more thrilling and fun to play. Hence you need to put focus on your resources.

The CQBR is a gun that packs a lot of heat but at the cost of enormous ammo consumption, so make the most out of it by saving it for hard enemies, especially for boss fights.

How To Get The Assault Rifle

The Merchant has a huge arsenal of weapons to give the player throughout the game to ease Leon’s journey, including handguns, SMGs, sniper rifles, etc., but most of the best weapons in the game can be achieved without any cost if you look hard enough.

And like most other weapons in the game, The Resident Evil 4 Remake assault rifle, the CQBR, can come into Leon’s hand completely free. And Here is how you can find it:

The gun is free for players, but it isn’t easy to get; the player needs to complete a series of tasks through two chapters to get the gun for free. So putting in that effort will bear its fruit.

The first step to getting this gun is to make the most when playing Ashley in chapter 9. When you are in the library playing as Ashley, all you need to do is unlock the stairs. This is an important task and not optional if you want the CQBR.

Location of the hidden stairs
Location of the hidden stairs (Image captured by Gamesual)

When you are in the library playing as Ashley, you will need to unlock the stairs which only Ashley can do. To unlock the stairs, find a white lantern holder on the bottommost part of the library on the map. Find the stand and put the blue lantern on it to open the sliding bookcase contraption. Go into the now-discovered hidden room, and you will find a lever.

Playing As Ashley Graham
The stand where you need to put the lamp(Image captured by Gamesual)

This lever will open up the hidden room above you, so go on and crank it up. Once cranked, you need to go back and pick up the lantern and confirm that the stairs have come down. You can go up the stairs and do a go-through of the room, but there isn’t anything of value for Ashley to grab.

Activating the Stairs
The lever you need to pull to activate the stairs (image captured by Gamesual)

Now you can move on to rescuing Leon from his confinement, where Ashley gets captured in exchange for him. After that, in chapter 10 or even in 9, you need to go and get the cubic device. The cubic device can be found near the armory when exiting the corridor. It will be inside a chest just after you take a right from the armory.

Grab the Cubic Device
Grab the Cubic Device(Image captured by Gamesual)

Once you have the cube, you must go to the library like Leon in chapter 10. Now all the cards are in place if you follow the instructions well you wouldn’t have any problem and will be able to get your prize easily. So now you have to go to the library and go up to the room you unlocked as Ashley.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Assault Rifle
Resident Evil 4 Remake Assault Rifle(Image captured by Gamesual)

There, select and put the cube into the contraption on the right when you get up the stairs, and you will need to line it up and enter it when all the key-like patterns match the patterns on the cube.

Upgrades For Assault Rifle

Now the base gun is great on its own, but after maxing it out, it’s a handy tool of destruction in the right hands. Here are all the stats of the base weapon:

  • Power: 2.00
  • Ammo capacity: 20
  • Reload speed: 0.85
  • Rate of fire: 2.50
  • Precision: 5.0

Stats at maxed-out upgrades:

  • Power: 3.40 (x1.5 with exclusive ticket upgrade)
  • Ammo capacity: 32
  • Reload speed: 1.25
  • Rate of fire: 2.50
  • Precision: 5.0
Assault Weapon Upgrades
Assault Weapon Upgrades(Image captured by Gamesual)

The rate of fire and precision for the CQBR will remain the same as there are no upgrades. You can only invest in power, ammo, and reload speed, which already overpowers the gun.

We recommend that you focus on maxing out the power and reload speed first, as those two matter the most, in our opinion, and will give you the most out of the early stage when you get the gun.

The gun has almost no recoil thanks to its burst action trigger, which isn’t something you’d expect out of an assault rifle. So the reduced recoil makes the gun very easy to control. As for the sight, you can use a scope that will give you a real advantage when aiming at weak and specific points from a distance.

The gun control is very well, and the damage of the maxed-out CQBR can even take out a chainsaw Gando in just one mag on professional difficulty, which is a real test of strength. The gun will also handle nicely during boss fights and is a recommended weapon from our side when taking down Los Dos Elgigante. It can easily stun the boss, and with the sniper scope added in, it will make it easier to remove the parasite in Elgigante from far away.

The Resident Evil 4 Remake assault rifle CQBR also supports the thermal scope, making it a prime must-have if you want to go up against the Regenerators. Thanks to Capcom and their love for this game has made them polish and make a lot of enemies even more challenging than the original hence the Regenerators are new and even harder to deal with.

The Regenerators have a faster movement speed and attack speed, which requires a faster weapon to take out all the parasites inside the Regenerator with the minimum time taken. So with the great fire rate that CQBR provides, it’s a recommended weapon against Regenerators compared to the standard sniper rifle.

That’s all we have on Resident Evil 4 Remake assault rifle; if you have any queries regarding CQBR or if it’s an upgrade or any other gun in the game, do comment and tell us about it. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which gun to choose for your play, and if you still want some opinions on the matter, do check out Resident Evil 4 Remake Best Weapons.

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