Resident Evil 4 Remake: Best Weapons [Top 11]

Here are the 11 best weapons that you can consider in all new Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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There are close to 29 weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake. However, you will not encounter some of these weapons, and some will not stay long with you. The Merchant will bring you newer weapons every visit, so knowing what best weapons you must get in Resident Evil 4 Remake is important. Moreover, your case inventory is limited, so you can only keep a few weapons on you sometimes.

Key Takeaways

  • There are around 29 weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake. These weapons are comprised of classics from the original game, while some weapons are exclusive to the remake.
  • These weapons can be classified as handguns, submachine guns, shotguns, assault rifles, and miscellaneous, which include knives and hand grenades.
  • Some weapons can be bought from the Merchant, while others can be acquired from hidden locations.
  • Moreover, the ammo for each type of weapon varies in the game, although players can craft ammo using the in-game resources. However, you may need to buy a recipe from the Merchant to craft some ammo and grenades.
  • There are also a few weapons in the game that can pierce through enemies and hit others. Additionally, some weapons in the game can also hit multiple enemies at once.
  • A good weapon layout comprises weapons of each type of bullet, so you always carry ammo of different types.
  • Furthermore, all of these weapons can be brought to the Merchant if you want to get them upgraded.

The Best Weapons In Resident Evil 4 Remake

The weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake can be classified into six main types. The first type is your handy pistols or handguns; keeping at least one in your inventory is necessary. The second type is your shotgun, great for crowd control as these shoot in a spray of bullets. The third type could be your Assault rifles, which pack a punch and shoot piercing rounds.

The fourth is your submachine guns, great for spraying your enemies with bullets. Moreover, the fifth is your hand grenades and combat knives, essential when you are low on bullets. The final type of weapon is whatever category the Bolt Thrower lies in.

The weapon choice is crucial in Resident Evil 4 Remake. This choice makes most of your gameplay and decides your playstyle in the future campaign. Moreover, this choice is not entirely based on firepower, but other factors also contribute to your choice of weapons. These factors could be the ammo spawn rate or a weapon’s reload time.

Ammo conservation is the major part of your campaign, as it is tough to find ammo lying around. It is scarce in this game, and some guns get ammo drops more than other.

However, you can also craft ammo if you run out. Moreover, some guns may seem ordinary initially, but after some upgrades become a force to be reckoned with.


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The Punisher may seem like an ordinary weapon in the beginning. This humble handgun appears early in the game and can be bought easily from the Merchant. Moreover, this gun may seem like an unnecessary investment at the time. However, this gun is a must-have. As this is a handgun, the ammo spawns much more frequently, and it is easy to craft the ammo.

Therefore, you wouldn’t need to worry much about the ammo. This handgun, even without upgrades, can sometimes one-shot enemies. Moreover, this gun has piercing ammo, allowing you to hit two enemies at once.

So just wait for two enemies to align and then shoot both of them, saving up your ammo. This is one of the main reasons this gun is a must-have.

However, be careful, as this piercing ammo can also hit Ashley Graham through enemies. You can also make investments for the upgrades, and no enemy would be able to come close to you. Moreover, you can also trade the Merchant a few spinels to buy the laser sight for the gun. This will improve the accuracy of the Punisher.

These are the following things you need to craft ten rounds of handgun ammo:

  •  5 gunpowder + 1 resource of type (S)


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The Red9 is another classic handgun from the original Resident Evil 4. This handgun is one of the few guns you cannot buy in the game. Therefore, you need to find this weapon and keep it safe in your inventory.

You can find the Red9 on the broken boat in the middle of the lake. So whenever you are at the lake section, do not forget to acquire this weapon.

Moreover, at first, this weapon may not seem like your ideal handgun. The reload speed is slow, and the magazine can carry a few rounds at a time. However, do not make the mistake of losing the gun, as this is definitely one of the best handguns in the game.

You need to spend a little bit on the weapon upgrades. Also, make sure to get the stock from the Merchant by trading 9 spinels.

Once you have gotten the necessary upgrades, this will be the only weapon you will need. The Red9 will disintegrate your enemies into small chunks and one-shot most threats. Moreover, the stock will give the pistol sniper-like precision and will make your next boss fights very easy.

These are the following things you need to craft ten rounds of handgun ammo:

  •  1 resource of type (S) + 5 gunpowder


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The W-870 is a must-have shotgun in the game, which is great for taking on large crowds. Moreover, it is one of the first few weapons you acquire in this game.

Similar to Red9, the W-870 can be acquired for free, nevertheless, it is hard to miss the gun if you are not paying attention. You can acquire this weapon from the first village you encounter in the game. This is the first section in the game and the same place where the infected villager with the chainsaw chases you around.

You will find this shotgun in one of the houses, hanging on the wall inside a glass case. Moreover, if you could not get this weapon during all the chaos, wait till the Church bells toll and then go get the shotgun.

This shotgun is great for taking on large crowds, as you can hit multiple enemies at once. In the earlier section, this becomes essential for your survival. When all hell breaks lose, bring out your shotgun for crowd control.

Furthermore, the ammo for shotguns is not as scarce and can also be easily crafted. However, keep in mind that you need to let the enemy come closer before you can blast them away, as the shotgun is not designed for long-range. So do not forget to pick up the W-870 and make necessary upgrades to support your playstyle.

These are the following things you need to craft six shells of shotgun ammo:

  •  1 resource of type (S) + 12 gunpowder

Bolt Thrower

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The Bolt Thrower is another one of the weapons unique to Resident Evil 4 Remake. This new weapon is a crossbow that stabs the enemies with its bolts. These bolts are not powerful but great at stunning enemies for a quick melee attack. However, what makes this weapon special is your ability to get your bolts back.

As a result, once you hit your enemies with a bolt, you can retrieve it back, so you never lose ammo. This bolt thrower can come especially in handy in a game where ammo is scarce.

However, the bolt thrower is not a great choice in close encounters or when fighting more than one enemy. This is where the attachable mines help the player.

The bolts of the bolt thrower can be attached to a mine that explodes after sticking to enemies. This exploding projectile makes this weapon a total beast and will kill most of your enemies with a single bolt. The explosive bolts are very satisfying and prove great in crowded situations. Although, the bolts that explode can not be retrieved, and players need to craft newer bolts.

You can also upgrade the bolt thrower to load two bolts simultaneously. This will cut your reloading time in half and is an essential upgrade for this slow weapon.

These are the following things you need to craft four bolts of bolt thrower ammo:

  •  1 resource of type (L) + 1 kitchen knife

These are the following things you need to craft six bolts of bolt thrower ammo:

  •  1 resource of type (L) + 1 boot knife

These are the following things you need to craft four attachable mines:

  • 1 resource (S) + 8 gunpowder

Riot Gun

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Riot Gun – Image Captured by: Gamesual

The Riot Gun is the second shotgun you can buy in this game. This very effective shotgun should be purchased when the Merchant brings it. This will be your replacement and the upgrade to the W-870. This shotgun can also remove multiple enemies with a single shot and is great for crowd control. However, the bullet spread of this gun is smaller than the spread of W-870.

Therefore, what you lose in bullet spread, you will gain in range. This gain can take out enemies from a distance, which also makes this handy in difficult situations. Moreover, the power of this intense shotgun can decapitate enemies with a single shot.

The Riot Gun, however, struggles with a slow reloading speed. Therefore, it is recommended to invest in upgrading the reloading time of this weapon.

So if you are getting pushed back by a mob of savage villagers, it is best to pull out this shotgun and blast a path through.

These are the following things you need to craft six shells of shotgun ammo:

  •  1 resource of type (S) + 12 gunpowder

Broken Butterfly

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The Broken Butterfly is one of the two magnum revolvers in the game. This gun is basically a canon in the hand and one of the most powerful guns in the game. Therefore, as soon as the merchant shows up with the weapon in Chapter 7, add it to your inventory. Moreover, the gun will be on a 30 percent sale and come with a few rounds of ammo.

However, it is important to remember that the ammo for this gun is very rare and requires plenty of resources to craft. So it is best to reserve this gun for your final stand or to use it on a boss. This gun can be best described as the boss-killing weapon in the game. The gun’s accuracy is a little off, and it takes time for the aim to get stable.

You should also remember that as the ammo for this gun does not come by often, it is unnecessary to spend money upgrading the weapon. The gun is powerful as it is, and investing in upgrades should only be done if you have extra money lying around.

These are the following things you need to craft three rounds of magnum ammo:

  • 1 resource of type (S) + 17 gunpowder


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The Stingray is a powerful Assault rifle in the game. This gun is available in the Merchant’s store during the 7th Chapter and is a necessary investment for every player. The Stingray is an excellent gun for long-range fights and a great counter for later enemies firing crossbows at you.

Having this gun in your inventory will help you greatly in later chapters of the game, where you can pick distant enemies individually. This rifle packs serious power and can one-shot distant enemies if you get a clean headshot. This especially comes in handy during the infamous water hall in chapter 7, when you need to protect Ashley from a distance.

Moreover, it would be best to remember to buy the scope from the merchant. The game’s stock scope will not help you in killing long-range targets. You should also invest in upgrading this gun’s power and reloading time. Therefore, after these upgrades, you can pick out enemy crowds from a safe distance.

These are the following things you need to craft seven rounds of assault rifle ammo:

  • 1 resource of type (L) + 10 gunpowder

Combat Knife

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The Combat Knife is an essential weapon in the game. It could not be said enough how much of your gameplay relies on this knife. The ammo in this game is a serious commodity that should be saved for dangerous encounters. Moreover, the new game mechanic allows you to melee attack stunned enemies and stealth attack enemies with your knife, killing them instantly.

In the Resident Evil 4 Remake, sometimes the already downed enemies can come back even stronger. So taking them out with your knife while on the ground is best. Moreover, the knife is handy in parrying enemy attacks, a new game mechanic in the Remake.

It is important to remember that your Combat Knife also has limited health. After every attack or parry, your knife loses health until it finally breaks. However, you can repair it every time you visit the Merchant and even get upgrades to increase the overall health. Nevertheless, you need to carefully use your knife as this is an integral part of your arsenal.

Flash Grenade

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The Flash Grenade may seem ordinary, yet, it is an integral part of your gameplay. This humble little grenade can give you a serious advantage during enemy encounters. Upon explosion, the flashbang will create an intense flash of light and sound that will stun your enemies. These stunned enemies are open to melee attacks, so you do need to spend more ammo.

Moreover, the flash grenade gives you a tactical advantage if you are stuck in a mob. The flash will leave an entire crowd stunned and allow a player to take down multiple enemies simultaneously. Furthermore, the flash bang can instantly kill the mutated Plaga, an enemy with tentacles sticking out of their necks. This mutated form is hard to kill through guns, yet the flash proves extremely effective.

You can get the recipe to craft these flash grenades through the Merchant. Moreover, the resources to craft the flash grenade are easy to acquire in the game.

These are the following things you need to craft one flash grenade:

  • 1 resource of type (L) + 5 gunpowder

Hand Grenades

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The list of best weapons in Resident Evil 4 would be incomplete without mentioning the Hand Grenade. The grenade is extremely effective against crowds or if you are facing a boss. Drop the hand grenade right between a few enemies, which will clear out a few. Moreover, the hand grenade is easier to acquire as it generally drops much more in the game.

Additionally, the Heavy Hand Grenade, which is rarer to find, can instantly kill multiple enemies. Even the strongest of the enemies can not survive the explosion of the heavy hand grenade. Therefore, always keeping one or two hand grenades in your inventory is essential to avoid tricky situations.

These are the following things you need to craft one heavy hand grenade:

  • 1 resource of type (L) + 12 gunpowder

Rocket Launcher

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The Rocket Launcher is the one true boss killer in the game. This weapon is a very expensive investment that only shoots once, after which it will disappear from your inventory. However, it can instantly kill any boss in the game or at least take the boss to the next form.

This could feel like cheating at times. Nonetheless, the expensive price tag makes it so you can not buy it much often and only use it on very rare occasions.

The Merchant will carry a Rocket Launcher around Chapter 7. Therefore, if you get stuck at a tough boss, this weapon will give you a much-needed unfair advantage in the fight.

Final Words

Resident Evil 4 Remake provides its players with many weapon choices. Its huge array of weapon choices may seem overwhelming at first. But soon, you will switch easily between weapons to get yourself out of difficult situations.

The right combination of weapons will definitely affect your campaign and will make the gameplay much more exciting. Moreover, different enemy types are weaker and take varying damage from different weapons classes, so it’s better to carry multiple types with you.

Your arsenal should be balanced and should have a gun of each ammo type. This will add variety to the game, and different weapons will help you in different situations. The handguns are always handy; the shotguns will blast through crowds, and the assault rifles will pick enemies from a distance. Try out different weapons, find the ones that fit your playstyle, and have fun playing the game.

That is about it for our guide on the best weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake. Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

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