Like many of the older games in the franchise, guns are a big part of Resident Evil Village. The process of unlocking powerful guns to take on virus-mutated freaks often involves puzzle-solving and hunting for ammo. And as you encounter more vicious foes, you will need more firepower. Taking down some monsters will be impossible if you also fail to upgrade your weapons. When you want to upgrade guns in Resident Evil Village, here’s what to do.
How to Upgrade Guns in Resident Evil Village
Earlier games often had weapon upgrades and special ammo types hidden around levels, and Resident Evil Village has some of that. But for most weapons, you need to take them to the gunsmith. Resident Evil Village’s mysterious merchant, the Duke, fills that role. You will find the gunsmithy scattered around the zones in the game. And in addition to weapons, you can also buy healing items and even sell old items you don’t need.
When you hit up the Duke head over to the Gunsmithy tab to see what you can change on each weapon. You will see that the screen has a bunch of stats you can alter. You need to spend Lei, with costs going up each level as you improve a given gun. You will see that each weapon has a stat cap in each of the four areas below. The shotgun can only have one fire-rate upgrade, while the starting pistol can get up to three upgrades in that area.
- Power: Upgrades how much flat damage a shot does.
- Rate of Fire: Upgrades how fast you can fire the weapon.
- Reload Speed: Upgrades how fast Ethan reloads spent mags.
- Ammo Capacity: Upgrades the amount of ammo held in a given magazine.
You will also find some weapon upgrades in the game attachments as well. Barrels and extended magazines, as well as more powerful weapons, can also be hidden behind puzzles. So be sure to explore as much as you can to uncover those hidden items. This is also a great way to get more ammo and healing items.