Resident Evil 4 Remake Exclusive Upgrades [Full List]

In this guide, learn all you need to know about the exclusive upgrade of different guns in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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Exclusive Upgrades | Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

There are many weapons in the Resident Evil 4 Remake. While each gun is powerful, you encounter stronger bosses as you progress through the game; an Exclusive Upgrade can be made to a firearm to boost its performance in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

All the weapons have their upgrades, so I will sort them out in a list for you in this guide to make your choices easier.

Key Takeaways

  • Exclusive Upgrades boost the overall performance of the weapon significantly.
  • There are two ways to unlock the option to do this upgrade.
  • One way is to upgrade the weapon fully.
  • Another way is to use the exclusive upgrade ticket that you can trade with spinels from the merchant.
  • You get the option to perform this upgrade from the merchant after Chapter 9.
  • If you are playing on professional difficulty on a repeated run, you can do this upgrade from the start.
  • Some weapons provide infinite ammo after the upgrade.
  • They can help you make your repeated walkthroughs easier.

Here is a summary table for the Best Exclusive Upgrades in Resident Evil 4 Remake:

NoCategoryUpgradeCost
1Hand Gun
Sentinel Nine5x80,000 Pesetas
Blacktail1.5x100,000 Pesetas
Matilda2x70,000 Pesetas
Punisher570,000 Pesetas
Red9y 1.5x100,000 Pesetas
SG-09 R5x80,000 Pesetas
2Knife
Fighting Knife2x80,000 Pesetas
Primal KnifeThe weapon's durability reaches infinity10,000 Pesetas
Combat Knife1.5x60,000 Pesetas
3Shotgun
W-8702x80,000 Pesetas
Striker2x60,000 Pesetas
Skull Shaker2x80,000 Pesetas
Riot Gun1.5x80,000 Pesetas
4Rifle
SR M19032x100,000 Pesetas
CQBR Assault Rifle1.5x100,000 Pesetas
Stingray2x60,000 Pesetas
5Submachine Gun
TMP1.5x100,000 Pesetas
Chicago SweeperUnlock unlimited ammunition10,000 Pesetas
LE 5580,000 Pesetas
6Magnum
HandcannonUnlimited ammunition10,000 Pesetas
Killer 75x77,700 Pesetas
Broken Butterfly1.5x100,000 Pesetas

Exclusive Upgrades

Exclusive Upgrade Ticket Resident Evil 4 Remake
Exclusive Upgrade Ticket | Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

These special upgrades are upgrades that amplify the gun with a lot of bonus advantages. Although they are expensive to purchase, after the upgrade, your weapon will perform far better than before.

Finally, Exclusive upgrades help defeat Ganados faster and make your boss fights easier in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

In your first run, you can do these upgrades to your weapon after Chapter 9 from the merchant; however, if you have played once and are starting over from professional difficulty.

Then, you can do these upgrades right from the start. There are two ways to open the option to do the exclusive upgrade on your weapon.

  1. Upgrade your weapon to the max by upgrading all the stats to their highest level.
  2. Trade Your Spinels at the merchant to get an upgrade ticket. One ticket would cost around 30 spinels, and the other would cost you 40.

Note that whichever method you use to unlock the upgrade, you still need to buy the Exclusive upgrade with a huge sum of Pesetas.

Handgun

Handguns are your partners, as their ammo is the most common to find. So, upgrading your handgun would benefit you a lot as a handgun is used in most of the fights you encounter.

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Maxed Out Matilda | Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming
HandgunUpgradeCost
Sentinel NineThe critical hit rate of the weapon is increased by 5x80,000 Pesetas
BlacktailThe power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x100,000 Pesetas
MatildaThe ammo capacity of the weapon is increased by 2x70,000 Pesetas
PunisherThe number of enemies the weapon penetrates is increased to 570,000 Pesetas
Red9The power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x100,000 Pesetas
SG-09 RThe critical hit rate of the weapon is increased by 5x80,000 Pesetas

Handguns Upgrade Table. 

red9 Resident Evil 4 Remake
Maxed Out Red9 | Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Knife

Upgrading the Knife with the exclusive ticket might not be worth it, but one of the knives becomes indestructible, so it will be worth every penny if you can get it.

KnifeUpgradeCost
Fighting KnifeThe power of the Knife is increased by 2x80,000 Pesetas
Primal KnifeThe weapon's durability reaches infinity as the weapon can no longer be destroyed10,000 Pesetas
Combat KnifeThe attacking speed of the Knife is increased by 1.5x60,000 Pesetas

Knives Upgrade Table. 

Shotgun

Shotguns are the most powerful weapon at close quarters and the best to clear out a swarm of enemies. So upgrading it would boost a lot of their power.

ShotgunUpgradeCost
W-870The power of the weapon is increased by 2x80,000 Pesetas
StrikerThe ammo capacity of the weapon is increased by 2x60,000 Pesetas
Skull ShakerThe power of the weapon is increased by 2x80,000 Pesetas
Riot GunThe power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x80,000 Pesetas

Shotguns Upgrade Table. 

Rifle

Rifles are the best guns to deal good damage from long distances and to connect easy headshots. Upgrading your rifle will increase its performance considerably.

RifleUpgradeCost
SR M1903The power of the weapon is increased by 2x100,000 Pesetas
CQBR Assault RifleThe power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x100,000 Pesetas
StingrayThe fire rate of the weapon is increased by 2x60,000 Pesetas

Rifle Upgrade Table. 

Submachine Gun

Submachine guns are also a good weapon to clear a swarm of enemies. It also is helpful when spamming a boss’s weak point—one of the weapons can get infinite ammo, which is indeed worth the money.

Submachine GunUpgradeCost
TMPThe power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x100,000 Pesetas
Chicago SweeperUnlock unlimited ammunition10,000 Pesetas
LE 5The number of enemies the weapon penetrates is increased to 580,000 Pesetas

Submachine Gun Upgrade Table. 

Magnum

Magnums are a powerful weapon close quarter, but the only problem is that their ammo is very scarce and hard to find. However, one of the weapons can get infinite ammo, which is worth the money.

MagnumUpgradeCost
HandcannonUnlimited ammunition10,000 Pesetas
Killer 7The critical hit rate of the weapon is increased by 5x77,700 Pesetas
Broken ButterflyThe power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x100,000 Pesetas

Magnum Upgrade Table. 

Extras

The extra weapon is the unique weapon of a bolt thrower. So, its upgrade is only worth it if you use this weapon a lot.

Bolt Thrower – The ammo capacity of the weapon is increased by 2x. Accordingly, the cost of this upgrade is 60,000 Pesetas.

My Upgrade Recommendation

For improved performance, I recommend fully upgrading the Red 9 Handgun in the handguns section, particularly to enhance its reload speed. The Exclusive Upgrade significantly boosts its destructive power, aiding in taking down enemies.

You must also upgrade the Stingray Rifle for increased power, especially against enemy weak points. Fully upgrading it and adding the Exclusive Upgrade doubles its fire rate, enhancing its power and speed.

These upgrades enable dealing more damage to bosses and firing more rounds rapidly.

In the RE4 Remake, unlocking weapons with infinite ammo, such as the Chicago Sweeper, at a lower Exclusive upgrade cost is highly beneficial.

The Primal Knife, when made indestructible, becomes crucial due to limited ammo in the RE4 Remake. It serves as a valuable tool to conserve ammo by eliminating stunned enemies and defending against attacks.

An exclusive upgrade in Resident Evil 4 Remake can significantly boost a weapon’s performance. If it is your second run in RE4 Remake using them to unlock, then the infinite ammo on firearms can increase the fun of your repeat walkthroughs and help you perform better while finishing in less time.

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