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How to upgrade guns in Resident Evil Village

A step-by-step guide to upgrading your guns in Resident Evil Village over at The Duke's Emporium using your hard-earned Lei.
How to upgrade guns in Resident Evil Village

There is a tonne of monsters in Resident Evil Village, and quite often, the best remedy is to blow them away with weapons. However, your basic guns won't cut it later on in the game, so to progress through the campaign (or the Mercenaries mode), you will need to upgrade your guns, throwing bucketloads of Lei at The Duke NPC. Here's what you need to know about upgrading your guns in Resident Evil Village.

How to upgrade guns in RE Village

Throughout your journey in the Old Town of Resident Evil Village, you will pick up a lot of Lei (and sell items to get more Lei), which is the game's primary currency.

Once you've found some new guns and Lei by killing Lycans and other monstrosities, you can head on over to The Duke's Emporium (travelling merchant NPC) to upgrade your guns in Resident Evil Village.

Resident evil village how to upgrade guns cost duke's emporium lei(Picture: Capcom)

The following upgrades can be purchased for each weapon in Resident Evil Village:

  • Power
  • Rate of Fire
  • Reload Speed
  • Ammo Capacity/Magazine Size

While upgrading your guns is as simple as visiting Duke and screaming "shut up and take my Lei", there are some huge upgrade costs attached.

A full list of guns found thus far in Resident Evil Village can be viewed below:

  • Handcannon PZ
  • LEMI 
  • M1911 automatic
  • Rocket Pistol
  • Samurai Edge - AW Model-01
  • S.T.A.K.E.
  • USM-AI
  • V61 Custom handgun
  • M1851 Wolfsbane
  • Samurai Edge - AW Model-01
  • M1897 Shotgun
  • SYG-12 shotgun
  • W870 TAC shotgun
  • WCX Assault Rifle
  • Dragoon Assault Rifle
  • F2 Sniper Rifle
  • Grenade Launcher
  • GM79 Grenade Launcher

Resident evil village how to upgrade guns cost duke's emporium leiThe glorious Wolfsbane M1851 gun (Picture: Capcom)


These guns vary in effectiveness and power but no matter which gun you are using, upgrading using Lei will help you increase its stats. As a tip, try to upgrade the weapons you most enjoy playing with, as Lei isn't all too easy to come by.

So there you have it, all the Resident Evil Village guns/weapons available to Ethan Winters, and the upgrade costs to get them to max level.

For everything Resident Evil Village, check out our dedicated section filled with guides, news and more.