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The best weapons can get you through most of Resident Evil Village (RE8). Get to know the best guns in the game, best weapons to upgrade, tips & more.

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All Weapons List

Best Weapons - Early Game

Best Weapons To Use & Upgrade

WeaponReason
LEMILEMI
(Handgun)
・Easy To Upgrade
The LEMI can be fully customized immediately after you leave Castle Dimitrescu. Once upgraded, this weapon can be pretty formidable even until the late game.
F2F2
(Sniper Rifle)
・Good Damage Output
The Sniper Rifle provides the highest damage output during the early parts of the game. Prioritize upgrading its damage as you can use it to go through the first couple of bosses.

Prioritize Damage

With enough upgrades, the LEMI can quickly pop enemy heads in no time. It can also be very efficient since Handgun Ammo is one of the most common drops.

Best Weapons - Mid & Late Game

Best Weapons To Use & Upgrade

WeaponReason
V61 CustomV61 Custom
(Handgun)
・Best Handgun
Although expensive, the V61 Custom has a good upgrade path that allows you to efficiently use your Handgun Ammo. Although a bit late to the game, it can still be useful when blasting the metal-covered heads of the Factory zombies.
W870 TACW870 TAC
(Shotgun)
・The Better Shotgun
While the M1897 can be acquired early, the W870 TAC, if upgraded, can last for the better part of the game. It is easier to reload, has better damage output, and has a good upgrade path.
M1851 WolfsbaneM1851 Wolfsbane
(Magnum)
・Ultimate Weapon
You get the Magnum right after you finish the Reservoir. While it can be tempting to upgrade this one, do not do so unless you're aiming to unlock the infinite ammo variant in New Game Plus. This is your boss killer so try to conserve its ammo!

Play With Your Weapons' Strengths

The latter part of the game challenges you with tougher armored enemies. Use different weapons and upgrade the damage of those that you often use to even the odds.

Best Weapons - New Game Plus

Best Weapons To Use & Upgrade

WeaponReason
S.T.A.K.E.S.T.A.K.E.
(Magnum)
・New Game Plus Gun
The S.T.A.K.E. can help you punch through all enemies and bosses in higher difficulties in New Game Plus. Upgrade this one to the maximum as soon as you can. Make sure to also get the infinite ammo variant.
DragoonDragoon
(Assault Rifle)
・Reliable Assault Rifle
The Dragoon starts off with pretty decent stats but suffers in the long run as you cannot upgrade it. It works well in both Casual and Standard. Ditch it for the better and upgradeable WCX for higher difficulties.

Infinite Ammo Is A Must

If playing in New Game Plus, you must unlock the infinite ammo variants of the above weapons first. It really helps if you do not have to concern yourself with resources as you can just keep firing away.

Infinite Ammo Weapons Guide

Farm Lei For Upgrades

While there are stronger weapons like the Rocket Pistol, they can be pretty difficult to acquire. Use only what you have on hand and try to farm Lei for upgrades. If done correctly, these weapons can help you can take on challenges like the "Village of Shadows" difficulty.

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