The Riot Gun is a semi-automatic shotgun in Resident Evil 4 Remake. The first time Leon encountered this weapon in the village, the chainsaw Ganado became a problem. He can obtain it from merchants in pesetas and upgrade it to the most powerful shotgun in the game.
But since the weapon is so easy to miss, many players have wondered how it was acquired and if it was worth the effort. Here's what players need to know about the riot gun, and how Leon should add it to his arsenal.
How to Get a Riot Gun
To obtain the Riot Gun in RE4 Remastered, players need to advance the story to Chapter 6 and purchase it from the merchant for 28,000 pesetas. This is the second shotgun that players can unlock in the village after the W-870.
Players who don't have money to buy Riot Gun can earn money by :
Selling Old Weapons Selling Unused Keys and Items Selling Gem-Encrusted Treasures Deferring Purchases to Later Chapters Since the Blast Gun is a large weapon, players may need to increase the size of their briefcase to make room for it.
Riot Gun Statistics
The table below shows the base and max stats for riot guns :
riot gun function
rate of fire
Riot Gun Upgrade
Riot Gun full upgrade requires 400,000 pesetas :
170,000 Power 52,000 Ammo Capacity 52,000 Reload Speed 46,000 Fire Rate 80,000 Exclusive Perk At level 5, the Riot Gun has a max power of 12.8. But its Exclusive Perk doubles that number, bringing it to a staggering 19.2 firepower - as high as some Magnums in the game.
Striker vs Riot Gun
Striker has a maximum firepower of 16.2 and an accuracy as low as 2.00. The riot gun, on the other hand, has a power of 19.2 and is as accurate as a pistol; it has an accuracy of 3.50. What's more, the Striker is expensive to upgrade, making it a less viable option than the Riot Gun. Functionally, the striker is best for crowd control because it has a wider spread. But due to the dense distribution of the Riot Gun, it is a better choice for ranged and one-on-one fights.
Are riot guns worth buying?
Considering its low price and high power, the Riot Gun is the best shotgun in RE4 Reforged and worth the investment. Spending 400,000 pesetas on this weapon turns it into a magnum-like shotgun that can take down multiple enemies per shot.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.