How to unlock Infinite Ammo in Resident Evil 2

In Resident Evil 2 you can get Infinite Ammo as a bonus reward if you’re good at the game. We’ll be going over the ways you can get the Infinite Ammo reward in Resident Evil 2 in the guide below.

Before starting it should be noted Infinite Ammo in Resident Evil 2 can only be unlocked for three different weapons, with each of them having different requirements. The Resident Evil 2 Infinite Ammo weapons are the S.T.A.R.S Signature Pistol called the Samurai Edge, the LE 5 SMG and the Combat Knife.

Resident Evil 2 Samurai Edge Infinite Ammo Requirements

To get a Samurai Edge with Infinite Ammo you need to beat the campaign in Standard Difficulty with a S Rank, which is pretty tough. This also needs to be done in a certain amount of time, that being the following:

  • Under 3.5 hours for Leon A and Claire A
  • Under 3 hours for Leon B and Claire B

Resident Evil 2 LE 5 SMG Infinite Ammo Requirements

To get the L5 Submachine gun with Infinite Ammo you need to beat the campaign in Hardcore Difficulty with an S Rank, which should prove to be a much tougher challenge than before. Like the requirements of the Samurai Edge, here too you’ll need to finish the scenarios in a certain amount of time:

  • Under 2.5 hours for Leon A and Claire A
  • Under 2 hours for Leon B and Claire B

Resident Evil 2 Unlimited Combat Knifes Requirements

The requirement to unlock Infinite Combat Knifes are different from the ones for the Samurai Edge and L5 SMG. To get Infinite Combat Knifes you’ll need to find and shoot 15 Mr. Raccoons, which are the dolls for the Raccoon City Zoo mascot. These are found throughout the campaign, although some are only found in either Leon or Claire’s scenarios. The breakdown is as below:

  • Leon A – 11/15 Mr. Raccoons
  • Claire A – 3/15 Mr. Raccoons
  • Leon B – 1/15 Mr. Raccoons
  • Claire B – 0/15 Mr. Raccoons

That about covers it, now onto the strategy you should use. Getting an S Rank is difficult enough in Resident Evil 2 and one of the toughest challenges you’ll face if you play on the Hardcore Difficulty. A good strategy would to be to understand the scenarios and complete it first on Standard Difficulty to get the Infinite Samurai Edge which you can later use in your Hardcore run. The Infinite Combat Knifes can easily be unlocked in a single play-through of each scenario if you know where to look.

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We have a detailed explanation of the different difficulty modes here.

Also do note the time to clear is very important when going for the Resident Evil 2 Infinite Ammo challenges. You can always check your current play-time for the scenario you’re playing by pressing the Option on the PS4 or the Menu button on the Xbox One.  You should also consider not using the ‘Continue’ feature as it’ll carry over the time from your previous checkpoint or manual save. Its better to just load your last save by backing out the main menu when you die.

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That’s all that you need to get Resident Evil 2 Infinite Ammo for the weapons mentioned. Have any questions? Let us know in the comments below.

Resident Evil 2 is available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Danial Arshad Khan

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