Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!

Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!

Resident Evil Village, the new title on the block, offers Ethan Winters a wide variety of arsenal across all weapon types, but it can be a bit confusing to choose your mode of mass destruction.

The previous title Resident Evil 7, didn’t focus on weapon upgrading; Resident Evil Village embraces the same concept with its in-game currency Lei. Not only can you buy new weapons, but you can upgrade them too! All this boils down to which weapon is the best. So, I’ve compiled this list which gives you the best weapons in each category for RE: Village.

1. Best Weapon in Resident Evil Village

1.1 The Quick Answer

Cutting straight to the chase, these are the best weapons in Resident Evil Village that you can get in your first playthrough.

RankWeaponClass
9.LEMI HandgunHandgun
8.M1897Pump Action Shotgun
7.GM 79Grenade Launcher
6.F2 RifleBolt Action Sniper Rifle
5.M1911Handgun
4.W870 TACPump Action Shotgun
3.V61 CustomMachine Pistol
2.SYG-12Semi-Automatic Shotgun
1.M1851 WolfsbaneMagnum Handgun

1.2 Best Melee Weapon in RE: Village

3. Knife

Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!
The Knife

You’ll get the Knife in West Old Town and it’s your trusty melee weapon throughout the game. It does not do much damage, but it is essential for breaking stuff and using it as the last line of defense.

If you somehow miss picking it up in the first house in the middle of the village then you can purchase it from the Duke later on.

2. Karambit Knife

Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!
Karambit Knife

The Karambit knife is a special weapon that is only unlocked after you complete the game; it will be available from the Extra Content Shop. This knife is Chris’s favorite and mine too! It definitely looks way better than the original one.

1. LZ Answerer

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LZ Answerer

The best melee weapon in Resident Evil Village is the LZ Answerer. The LZ Answerer lightsaber deals way more damage than the knives and is the perfect choice for knives only runs.

To go all Jedi in RE: Village and get the LZ Answerer, you need to clear all stages in the Mercenaries Mode with SS Rank, after which you can get the lightsaber from the Extra Content Store.

1.3 Best Handguns in Resident Evil Village

4. LEMI Handgun

Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!
LEMI Handgun

Stats:

Power – 100

Rate Fire – 0.45

Reload Speed – 2.7

Ammo Capacity – 10

This reliable handgun is going to be your handy sidekick. Even though the LEMI Handgun does not do much damage and has no automatic mode, but it is very precise in its single shoot mode.

It can be upgraded by the Duke to even surpass the M1911.

3. M1911 Automatic Handgun

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M1911 handgun

Stats:

Power – 160

Rate Fire – 0.27

Reload Speed – 2.9

Ammo Capacity – 7

The fully automatic pistol will be unlocked after you have handed the shopkeeper the first flask. M1911 is found in the Workshop area of the East Old Town. It will be inside a large cabinet which will have a lock; enter the code 07 04 08 to get the handgun.

2. V61 Custom Machine Pistol

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V61 Custom with the Stock and Long Barrel

Stats:

Power – 200

Rate Fire – 0.38

Reload Speed – 3

Ammo Capacity – 12

The best handgun to get during your first run of Resident Evil Village is the V61 Custom. Even the base handgun packs enough damage punch but upgrade it with its accessories, and you’ve got a monster in your hands.

The V61 custom is available to be purchased from the Duke for 120,000 Lei once you reach Heisenberg’s Factory.

1. USM-AI

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USM-AI Handgun

Stats:

Power – 270

Rate Fire – 0.13

Reload Speed – 2.5

Ammo Capacity – 17

The Best Handgun in RE: Village is USM-AI, Chris’s favorite semi-automatic makes it to the top, as USM-AI packs both fire rate and a damaging punch. You will get to use this after completing the game, and you can get it from the Extra Content Store.

1.4 Best Shotguns in Resident Evil Village

3. M1897 Pump Action Shotgun

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M1897 Pump Action Shotgun

Stats:

Power – 560

Rate Fire – 1.7

Reload Speed – 2.8

Ammo Capacity – 5

The M1897 is the perfect pump-action shotgun that obliterates enemies at close range. You will need to compensate for its slow rate of fire using upgrades. Get the M1897 from East Old Town after you leave the house with the first survivor.

2. W870 TAC Pump Action Shotgun

Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!
W870 TAC Pump Action Shotgun with Upgrades

Stats:

Power – 760

Rate Fire – 1.6

Reload Speed – 2.7

Ammo Capacity – 4

Want another pump shotgun but something a bit more powerful and with a better fire rate? Then look no further than the W870 TAC. After you complete the Beneviento Mansion, it is available inside the shack on your way back. 

1. SYG-12 Semi-Automatic Shotgun

Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!
SYG-12 With the Upgrades

Stats:

Power – 1160

Rate Fire – 1.4

Reload Speed – 3.5

Ammo Capacity – 10

The best shotgun in Resident Evil Village is the SYG-12 Shotgun. This automatic shotgun trumps the shortcomings of pump actions with high damage output.

It is available to buy from the Duke for 180,000 Lei after you reach Heisenberg’s Factory.

1.5 Best Assault Rifles in Resident Evil Village

2. Dragoon Assault Rifle

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Dragoon Assault Rifle

Stats:

Power – 350

Rate Fire – 0.11

Reload Speed – 2.9

Ammo Capacity – 30

The dragoon assault rifle feels almost quite overpowered; perhaps that is why players can use this weapon only after completing the storyline once. Chris’s favorite, the dragoon, is available from the Extra Content Shop.

1. WCX Assault Rifle

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WCX Assault Rifle

Stats:

Power – 250

Rate Fire – 0.15

Reload Speed – 3.2

Ammo Capacity – 20

The best assault rifle in Resident Evil Village is the WCX Assault Rifle. At the cost of a lot of Lei, the WCX is the ultimate rifle of choice. Combine it with the red dot and foregrip, and it becomes a beast. It is unlocked for purchase after you beat the game once.

1.6 Best Sniper Rifles in Resident Evil Village

1. F2 Bolt Action Rifle

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F2 Sniper Rifle

Stats:

Power – 600

Rate Fire – 2

Reload Speed – 3.7

Ammo Capacity – 4

The best and the only actual Sniper Rifle in RE: Village is the F2 Bolt Action Rifle that you get in the storyline.

When you move through Castle Dimitrescu’s Attic, the F2 will be present just before you go outside.

1.7 Best Magnum Weapons in Resident Evil Village

2. M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum

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M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum

Stats:

Power – 1700

Rate Fire – 1.5

Reload Speed – 2.5

Ammo Capacity – 5

The gorgeous M1851 Wolfsbane is a sight to behold. Find the Wolfsbane in Moreau’s Lab after you are heading back from his main area. You need to crank open a gate, and it is pretty hard to miss.

1. S.T.A.K.E Magnum (Piledriver)

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A Fully Upgraded S.T.A.K.E Magnum

Stats:

Power – 2000

Rate Fire – 1.3

Reload Speed – 2.7

Ammo Capacity – 10

The best Magnum weapon in Resident Evil Village is the S.T.A.K.E Magnum, aka Piledriver. It is only unlocked for purchase after you’ve beaten the game one time around.

2. Other Unique Weapons in Resident Evil Village

I. Rocket Pistol

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Rocket Pistol in RE: Village

Stats:

Power – 500

Rate Fire – 1.1

Reload Speed – 3.7

Ammo Capacity – 7

Rocket Pistol is the best handgun or even one of the overall best weapons in RE: Village. True to its name, the handgun actually shoots out staggering rockets! To get this beast, you need to beat the game once on Shadows Difficulty to unlock it from the Extra Content Shop.

II. Handcannon PZ

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Handcannon PZ

Stats:

Power – 1400

Rate Fire – 1.6

Reload Speed – 2.8

Ammo Capacity – 5

What’s a handgun doing with sniper bullets? Well, it is just how RE: Village rolls. The unrelenting power level takes the hand cannon a cut above other weapons. A shame, it is only available after completing the story.

III. GM 79 Grenade Launcher

Resident Evil Village Guide: Best Weapons You Need Right Now!
GM 79 Grenade Launcher

Stats:

Power – 1200

Flashbang – 0

Reload Speed – 2.7

Ammo Capacity – 1

To get the GM 79 grenade launcher, you need to pick it on the way to Moreau’s Reservoir. It’s in the building with the Iron Insignia lock.

3. About Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil series.
The story begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living happily in a new place, free from their past nightmares, a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Just as they are starting their new life together, they are once again struck by tragedy. When Captain Chris Redfield of the BSAA attacks their house, Ethan has to go to hell again to get back his kidnapped daughter.