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 we will sort them out in a list for you in this guide to make your choices easier.
- 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.
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.
- Upgrade your weapon to the max by upgrading all the stats to their highest level.
- 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.
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.
|Sentinel Nine||The critical hit rate of the weapon is increased by 5x||80,000 Pesetas|
|Blacktail||The power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x||100,000 Pesetas|
|Matilda||The ammo capacity of the weapon is increased by 2x||70,000 Pesetas|
|Punisher||The number of enemies the weapon penetrates is increased to 5||70,000 Pesetas|
|Red9||The power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x||100,000 Pesetas|
|SG-09 R||The critical hit rate of the weapon is increased by 5x||80,000 Pesetas|
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.
|Fighting Knife||The power of the Knife is increased by 2x||80,000 Pesetas|
|Primal Knife||The weapon's durability reaches infinity as the weapon can no longer be destroyed||10,000 Pesetas|
|Combat Knife||The attacking speed of the Knife is increased by 1.5x||60,000 Pesetas|
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.
|W-870||The power of the weapon is increased by 2x||80,000 Pesetas|
|Striker||The ammo capacity of the weapon is increased by 2x||60,000 Pesetas|
|Skull Shaker||The power of the weapon is increased by 2x||80,000 Pesetas|
|Riot Gun||The power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x||80,000 Pesetas|
Rifles are the best gun to deal good damage from long distances and to connect easy headshots. Upgrading your rifle will increase its performance considerably.
|SR M1903||The power of the weapon is increased by 2x||100,000 Pesetas|
|CQBR Assault Rifle||The power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x||100,000 Pesetas|
|Stingray||The fire rate of the weapon is increased by 2x||60,000 Pesetas|
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.
|TMP||The power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x||100,000 Pesetas|
|Chicago Sweeper||Unlock unlimited ammunition||10,000 Pesetas|
|LE 5||The number of enemies the weapon penetrates is increased to 5||80,000 Pesetas|
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.
|Handcannon||Unlimited ammunition||10,000 Pesetas|
|Killer 7||The critical hit rate of the weapon is increased by 5x||77,700 Pesetas|
|Broken Butterfly||The power of the weapon is increased by 1.5x||100,000 Pesetas|
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.
Upgrading the Red 9 Handgun entirely in the handguns section will be recommended. Considering it needs improvement in the reload speed. After the Exclusive Upgrade, the weapon packs a lot of destructive power that can easily mow down enemies.
Another recommendation would be to upgrade the stingray rifle. After upgrading it fully, it holds much power and damages enemies, especially at weak points. After the Exclusive Upgrade, The weapon doubles its fire rate, becomes a weapon with much power, and in addition, has a much faster fire rate.
So, You can now quickly do more damage to bosses as it already deals a lot of wear, and you can now fire more bullets in less time.
Suppose you are planning to play the RE4 Remake again. Then the most useful weapons to unlock would be the ones that provide you with infinite ammo, like the Chicago Sweeper, as it costs less to Exclusive upgrade and also is a strong weapon.
However, one of the most important item would be to obtain the Primal Knife and make it indestructible, as RE4 Remake has a shortage of ammo. So, the Knife becomes the best alternative to save ammo by finishing stunned enemies and saving yourself by parrying 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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