Resident Evil 2 Weapons Locations Guide

Resident Evil 2 has a ton of weapons to collect for both Leon and Claire’s campaigns. Read on to find all of the Resident Evil 2 Weapon Locations in the guide below.

Both Leon and Claire will get access to different weapons but in most cases they’ll found in the same location as exact alternates.

Resident Evil 2 Leon Weapons List

Leon will have access to the following weapons in Resident Evil 2:

  • W-870 Shotgun
  • Chemical Flamethrower
  • Rocket Launcher
  • M19 Pistol
  • Lightning Hawk Magnum

Resident Evil 2 Claire Weapons List

You’ll be able to get the following weapons in Claire’s campaign:

  • GM 76 Grenade Launcher
  • Spark Shot
  • Minigun
  • Quickdraw Army Revolver
  • MQ 11 SMG
  • SMB HP3 Laser Sight Pistol

Claire will be able to get her hands on one more weapon as compared to Leon.

Resident Evil 2 Weapons Locations

Below we’ll be going over on the locations of where you can get the aforementioned weapons.

Resident Evil 2 W-870 Shotgun (Leon) or GM 79 Grenade Launcher (Claire) Weapon Location

The W-870 and GM 79 will be the first weapons you’ll be able to get your hands on for Leon and Claire respectively. They are stored in the Safety Deposit Room on the 1st Floor of the Raccoon City Police Station. You’ll need to get the Weapons Keycard to open the locker with the weapon. The keycard is located in the Art Room on the east side of the 2nd Floor, the same room as the Scepter Puzzle. Do note you’ll need to get your hand on the Spade Key to get access to the second floor east side areas.

Resident Evil 2 Chemical Flamethrower or Spark Shot Weapon Location

To get the Chemical Flamethrower or Spark Shot for Leon and Claire respectively you’ll need the Queen and King Plugs. To get the weapons head over to the Supplies Storage Room. This is done by going down the Lower Sewers and continuing in the waterway till you reach the room. There put the Queen Plug in the socket, which opens a door, head up and get the King Plug. Use the King Plug on the weapon locker to open it.

Resident Evil 2 M19 Pistol or Quickdraw Army Revolver Weapon Location

These weapons are easily obtained but can only be done so in the B Scenarios for Leon and Claire. To access the B Scenarios, finish the game once and then access New Game (Second Run) from the main menu. They’re found in the Guardroom in the underpass beside the Storage Box. You’ll need to use Bolt Cutters for this.

Resident Evil 2 Lightning Hawk Magnum or MQ 11 SMG Weapon Location

Getting the Lightning Hawk Magnum or MQ 11 SMG in Resident Evil 2 for Leon and Claire respectively is quite the challenge. Do attempt this after completing the Parking lot and Underground sections as you won’t be able to get the weapons before you have access to all the areas.

You’re going to also need the Red Jewel from the Art Room on the 2nd Floor East Side. To get it you’re going to use the Red Book found in the Library and combine that with the Hand that’s just aside the Statue in the Art Room. Doing this gets your the Scepter, which if you examine in your inventory will get you the Red Jewel. Other than this you’re also going to need the Club Key if you’re playing as Leon and the Heart Key if playing as Claire. Got everything? Let’s start.

Go to the Observation Room combine the Jewelry Box with the Red Jewel. Doing this get you a S.T.A.R.S Badge, which if you examine once again becomes the Police USB Flash Drive. Use this USB Drive at the S.T.A.R.S Office Computer to unlock the Weapons Locker, which will have either the Lightning Hawk Magnum or MQ 11 SMG depending on the character you’re using.

Resident Evil 2 JMB HP3 Laser Sight Pistol Weapon Location

This Pistol is only obtainable by Claire and is found in a car inside the Parking Garage. First go to the Firing Range where you’ll find a Yellow Box with a note beside it. Examining the box will give you a bent car key, use that to open to trunk of the police car in the Parking Garage. The trunk will have the Pistol inside it.

Resident Evil 2 Rocket Launcher or Minigun Weapon Location

Both of these weapons are obtained during the final boss fight.

Want more Resident Evil 2? Check out our guide on solving the Goddess Statute Three Medallion Puzzle. We also went over the three different difficulty options and explained what each of them does. Unfortunately the game’s HDR implementation isn’t that great, there’s a patch out right now but unfortunately that doesn’t fix much. There’s a ton more planned for Resident Evil 2 by the devs, so stay tuned.

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

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