Resident Evil 4 Remake contains a number of deadly and powerful weapons to use on Las Plagas-infected horrors. But which ones are the best to use?
Now that Resident Evil 4 Remake is finally out in the wild, players fans can relive the action-based survival horror once again in a new, reimagined form. Leon S. Kennedy returns, six years after the Raccoon City incident, now tasked with rescuing the President’s daughter from a dangerous cult in remote Europe.
Amidst the rescue, Leon must fight against waves of cult members, abominations and more using a variety of weapons and roundhouse kicks at his disposal. But as players find no shortage of weapons to bring to the firefight, it’s important to work out which ones are going to serve you best.
Best weapons to use in Resident Evil 4 Remake
CQBR Assault Rifle
This Assault Rifle does some hefty damage, ripping through nearly anything that enters its stream of bullets. But it’s not without faults. Though it’s fast and will get you out of trouble, it has some intense recoil making it hard to maintain control. What’s more is that it’ll eat through bullets in no time. It’ll get you out a problem, but it’s probably not one you’ll want to use constantly. But hey! You can pick this one up free of charge in Chapter 10, so there’s no reason not to give it a try.
The Red9 is a pretty good option as it is, but the pistol really comes into its own the more you commit to it. With enough upgrades, the damage that the Red9 can produce will make short work of nearly any enemy you find. Given how frequent handgun ammo is throughout Resident Evil 4, you can really get the mileage out of this one. It’ll take some time to get it to where it needs to be, but it’s worth it. This is also another weapon you can pick up for free — just head to the shipwreck on the lake.
For the shotguns enthusiasts, the Riot Gun makes a decent impression. It’s a little more focused than other shotguns, but what it lacks in range it makes up for in power — especially if you commit to the upgrades. If you find yourself backed into a corner and need to make some room, then the Riot Gun should help you out of sticky situation. But, if you’re careful, hopefully it won’t come to that. You can purchase the Riot Gun from the Merchant before you head into the Castle.
Ah, the Broken Butterfly. There are few things more satisfying than landing headshots on infected enemies with a magnum revolver. The power it produces is something to behold, though made that much more special given that its ammo drops are hard to find and craft. It’s good, but best saved for when you’re in a bind. You can purchase the Broken Butterfly from the Merchant.
On first use, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Bolt Thrower is a waste of time. It’s slow, has limited bolt capacity and its damage isn’t great either. You don’t want to be fumbling around with this one when you’re being swarmed. So why are we talking about it? Proximity mines. They’re not available right away when you get the Bolt Thrower, so you’re stuck with the useless bolts for a bit. But once the proximity mines come into play, it’s a game changer. Used correctly and you can take out a multitude of enemies all at once in a clean explosion. You’ll never get cornered again.
Honorable Mention: Rocket Launcher
It’s big. It has a single use. It’s the nuclear option. Need I say more?
Resident Evil 4 Remake is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.