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Resident Evil Village best weapons & upgrades guide: Full tier list

Find out which are the best weapons and upgrades to help you survive the Village in Resident Evil 8 with our guide, tips, and tier list.

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To adequately face-off with the twisted Dimitrescu family and other evil figures, you’re going to need to know about the best weapons you can wield. Here’s an in-depth guide to Resident Evil Village’s best weapons with top upgrade tips, and a full tier list too.

The hype has been very real for the next major chapter in the famous Resident Evil franchise. The survival-horror icon has been a mainstay in the genre, cultivating a legacy over the past 25 years. Resident Evil Village is a bigger, grander version of Resident Evil 7 with more big moments and epic characters.

There’s a bit more of a focus on combat and making the most of the game’s strong arsenal of guns is vital. So to topple Lady Dimitrescu and her cohorts, here are all the weapons you’ll gain access to during the main story, and tips on which ones to upgrade to best serve your purpose.

Also, check out our guide to making money fast in Resident Evil Village and how to get a lightsaber in Resident Evil Village.

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Here’s an explanation of our tier system:

  • S-Tier weapons are the best for every situation
  • A-Tier are amazing in their own right
  • B-Tier weapons are just missing something
  • C-Tier ones are not worth your time

Our Resident Evil Village weapon tier list:

  • S-Tier: F2 Rifle, M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum, SYG-12 Shotgun
  • A-Tier: M1897 Shotgun, GM 79 Grenade Launcher, V61 Machine Pistol, W870 TAC Shotgun
  • B-Tier: M1911 Pistol
  • C-Tier: LEMI Pistol

LEMI Pistol

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As with any Resident Evil game, you will start off with a rudimentary Pistol designed to just help you scrape by the game’s first few meaty encounters. The LEMI is no different, and even with upgrades, it will quickly become an afterthought after a few encounters with Lycans.

Just use it as much as you can early on and forget about conserving ammo, especially with the game’s first major Lycan set-piece, as health is far more important.

Best LEMI Pistol upgrade

The easy focus for the LEMI is to upgrade its Power to get the most of it before it quickly becomes redundant.

M1911 Pistol

resident evil village M1911

The M1911 isn’t too dissimilar to the LEMI in many respects as it’s a fairly standard weapon that’s base stats are just a bit better. We do love the fire rate on it, and, again, it’s a useful weapon to use at the time of acquiring.

It’s always good to smack an enemy with a face full of Shotgun pellets, before switching to something like the M1911 to quickly finish them off.

Best M1911 Pistol upgrade

It comes with a generous fire rate and packs a decent punch, so we’d recommend you upgrade its Ammo Capacity to have a few extra bullets in reserve.

V61 Machine Pistol

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When you finally come across the V61 Machine Pistol, you can pretty much wave goodbye to any of your Pistols as the V61 will take over their responsibilities now.

It’s useful in practically any situation or battle, and once you slap an upgrade or two on it, it will quite often be your go-to gun.

Best V61 Machine Pistol upgrade

The description even says, “capable of even greater firepower,” and that’s what we want to do here. Upgrade the V61’s Power, and it’s superb in late-game action. Adding to its power allows it to tackle more powerful Sniping Lycans and tougher bosses more easily.

M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum – Best Handgun in Resident Evil Village

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There’s a giddy moment in Capcom’s games when you finally get your hands on the game’s Magnum. The M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum carries on the Resident Evil legacy by providing players with yet another unbelievably powerful gun.

Even more so than the GM 79 Grenade Launcher, we highly recommend you conserve its use and preserve its limited ammunition, waiting until you encounter significantly more dangerous foes.

Best M1851 Wolfsbane Magnum upgrade

We know it’s a recurring theme, and it’s going to continue, but the Magnum is so incredibly powerful, and expensive to upgrade that even one adjustment to its Power can be the difference-maker in dropping a boss much quicker.

M1897 Shotgun

resident evil village M1897

Your first punchy weapon you obtain in Resident Evil Village. It does what every other basic Shotgun has ever done, be a monster up-close, and kill enemies in one or two shots at the expense of fire rate and reload time.

With the M1897, you need to master the art of patience. Wait for an enemy to be within touching distance of your person before unleashing a devastating shell into them to possibly kill them in one shot. Or at the very least leave them on the brink of death.

Best M1897 Shotgun upgrade

We’re opting for two here as you will have the M1897 for a long period of time, and we recommend prioritizing its Power and Rate of Fire. It’s self-explanatory for its Power, and the Rate of Fire is a must to help you finish off some Lycans before they get a chance to pounce at you.

W870 TAC Shotgun

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A better version of the M1897, the W870 TAC Shotgun could potentially be your main weapon if you’re good at conserving and making ammo. Again, concentrate your shots, aim for the head, and your patience will be rewarded with greater damage done.

Best W870 TAC Shotgun upgrade

In the same way that the W870 Shotgun debuts as a solid weapon like the M1911, we’re also going to focus on its Ammo Capacity as it needs it initially.

SYG-12 Shotgun – Best Shotgun in Resident Evil Village

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A late-game addition to the pack, the SYG-12 Shotgun will become the de facto Shotgun, especially with enhancements to improve its capabilities. It’s powerful, fast, and is very well-balanced.

You can probably sell the other two shoguns, if you still have them, once you have the SYG-12.

Best SYG-12 Shotgun upgrade

A gun that is already so powerful on its own, it’s best to spend your Lei carefully on its Reload Speed. You can munch your way through its ammo, and to improve its crowd control, you’ll need to have it ready to go ASAP.

F2 Rifle – Best Sniper Rifle in Resident Evil Village

resident evil village F2 Rifle

In the right hands, the F2 is potentially the best (non-Magnum) weapon in the game. Even though the description says “specialized for taking out long-range targets,” the gun can ideally be used at any distance.

Picking off enemies without letting them get a sniff of you is invaluable and will save you lots of health. It can pop heads and getting the weapon sway upgrade from The Duke makes it unbeatable.

Best F2 Rifle upgrade

Power. With the F2’s forgiveness in terms of landing shots, it makes complete sense to upgrade the F2’s power and increase its capabilities to kill in less than three shots, and even be an instant headshot kill.

GM 79 Grenade Launcher – Best Grenade Launcher in Resident Evil Village

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Another staple of the Resident Evil franchise is the age-old Grenade Launcher. As usual, ammo is a bit more scarce compared to the other firearms on this list, meaning it’s more of a specialist weapon.

Save it more for bosses and sub-bosses, perhaps even keeping it away in storage most of the time to free up room for other ammo, health, and important items.

Best Grenade Launcher upgrade

Unfortunately, the Grenade Launcher cannot be upgraded, but this isn’t too surprising given how destructive it is already.

Resident Evil Village post-game weapons

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Once you’ve completed Resident Evil Village, there are a number of other weapons you can go about unlocking to use in the main game itself on another playthrough.

  • WCX short-barreled assault rifle
  • Karambit Knife
  • USM-AI semi automatic pistol
  • Dragoon assault rifle
  • Hand Cannon PZ
  • Rocket Pistol
  • LZ Answerer

Also, see where we ranked all of the main Resident Evil games from worst to best.

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All Apex Legends voice actors in Season 12

Ever wondered who the voices behind the Legends are in Apex Legends Season 12? Let’s check out all of the Apex Legends voice actors.

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Apex Legends has an abundant list of Legends in Season 12, but for those interested in finding out who the real voices are behind the characters, here is a list of all the voice actors in the game.

Apex Legends Season 11 is almost over, with Season 12 being announced on January 24. The upcoming season will be introducing a brand new Legend, Mad Maggie, which means a new voice actor has joined the crew.

Just like when any new Legend drops, the pick rates and popularity of all Legends shift, keeping players on their toes.

All the Legends are unique, both from a gameplay perspective and the personality side of things, so who are the voices that give the Legends life?

Apex Legends roster

Apex Legends is now home to 20 individual characters, with Season 12 bringing Mad Maggie. Each of these characters is unique and somewhat reflects their voice actors, so let’s take a look at the faces behind the Legends.

Apex Legends voice actors

Announcer: Zehra Fazal

Zehra Fazal voice actor

Although this character technically isn’t a Legend, Zehra Fazal voices the announcer in the Apex Games. So every time you hear “The Champion has been eliminated” or any announcement while in-game, apart from in Arenas, this is the voice actor you have been hearing.

Ash: Anna Campbell

apex legends anna campbell ash voice actor

Season 11’s addition to the Apex Legends roster was Ash, the Incisive Instigator. The simulacrum is voiced by Anna Campbell, who was also responsible for the character’s voice in the Titanfall franchise.

Like Ash, Anna has been a part of the Titanfall and Apex Legends franchise for a long time, being involved with Arenas way before the Legend was officially released in Season 11. The actor has also been involved in numerous films and TV shows such as NCIS.

Bangalore: Erica Luttrell

Bangalore voice actor Erica Luttrell

Erica Luttrell is the voice of Bangalore and an accomplished actor who has starred in HBO’s Westworld and CBS’s Salvation. She has also featured in various other games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and the Last of Us: Part II.

Bloodhound: Allegra Clark

Allegra Clark bloodhound voice actor

The developers intended for Bloodhound’s voice to be gender-neutral and non-binary, a goal that is achieved through several effects that are applied to Allegra Clark’s recordings.

So, although the voice may be masked much like the character, Allegra Clark is the face behind the Legend.

Caustic: JB Blanc

Caustic voice actor JB Blanc

JB Blanc is also an accomplished actor who has starred in popular TV shows such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. He is also Caustic in Apex Legends, an evil scientist whose character comes across greatly through the voice acting of JB Blanc.

Crypto: Johnny Young

Crypto's voice actor Johnny Young

One of the first Legends to be introduced in Apex Legends through Season 3, Johnny Young voices the mysterious hacker, Crypto. As well as being a voice of one of the Legends, Johnny Young is also a big fan of the game and can often be found streaming on Twitch or YouTube.

Fuse: Ben Prendergast

Fuse voice actor Ben Prengergast

Fuse was introduced in Apex Legends Season 8 and is voiced by Aussie actor Ben Prendergast. Like Johnny Young, he is also a gamer and can be found on Twitch streaming Apex Legends and most likely playing as Fuse.

He has also worked on various other games such as Hades, Fallout, and Star Wars Resistance and starred on-screen and on-stage for shows like Preacher and Frontier.

Gibraltar: Branscombe Richmond

gibraltar voice actor Branscombe Richmond

The defensive brute that is Gibraltar is voiced by Branscombe Richmond, who has a mixed heritage of English, Native American, Native Hawaiian, French, French Polynesian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Richmond’s acting career was prevalent in the mid-1970s, unlike the other voice actors starring in various movies and TV shows. He’s perhaps best known for being in The Scorpion King and featuring in shows like The A-Team and Walker, Texas Ranger.

Horizon: Elle Newlands

Horizon's voice actor Elle Newlands

Horizon dropped in Season 7, taking the play base by storm because of the Legend’s great abilities and her great Scottish accent. Elle Newlands has also featured in other games like Doom Eternal, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Skyrim.

Fun fact: Elle is also great friends with Rampart and Lifeline’s voice actors in real life, often sharing their meet-ups on social media.

Lifeline: Mela Lee

Lifeline voice actor Mela Lee

Lifeline is one of the original characters from when Apex Legends was first released and is voiced by Mela Lee. Mela Lee is behind all the iconic lines from Lifeline’s character, such as “Mozambique here,” which she can often be found reciting on her Twitter page.

Mela Lee also voices Jade from Mortal Kombat 11, so fighting game fans may have heard her voice before.

Loba: Fryda Wolff

Loba's voice actor Fryda Wolff

Fryda Wolff voices Loba in Apex Legends, the Translocating Thief. Fryda is perfect for Loba due to her Mexican roots and ability to speak fluent Mexican-Spanish, adding depth to the character. Fryda Wolff has also featured in Cyberpunk 2077, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Just Cause 4, and two Call of Duty games.

Fun fact: According to IMDB, Fryda is the second cousin of Mexican director Alejandro Andrade, also Loba’s surname.

Mad Maggie: Nicola Kawana

Apex Legends Mad Maggie voice actor Nicola Kawana

Mad Maggie has been involved in Apex Legends lore ever since Fuse was introduced in Season 8. After feeling betrayed by her old friend, Fuse, she has been wreaking havoc across the Outlands and disturbing the Syndicate.

Now, in order to pay for her crimes, she has joined the Apex Games in Season 12 and is voiced by Nicola Kawana, an actress from New Zealand of Māori descent who has been in the film and TV industry since 1998.

Mirage: Roger Craig Smith

Roger Craig Smith, Mirage Voice Actor

Arguably the most accomplished gaming voice actor in Apex Legends, Roger Craig Smith voices Mirage, the Holographic Trickster. Roger’s voice really conveys Mirage’s mischief, fleshing out the character’s personality.

Roger’s most iconic voice acting in gaming includes Dying Light, Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil, and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Octane: Nicolas Roye

Octane voice actor Nicolas Roye

Octane was the first Legend to be introduced after the game was released and is voiced by Jersey native Nicholas Roye, who has Spanish and Italian Heritage. His heritage works perfect for the speedy Spanish Octane, adding a dimension to Octane’s character.

Nicholas also did some voice acting for Cyberpunk 2077 and will also be heard in the upcoming Halo installment, Infinite.

Pathfinder: Chris Edgerly

Pathfinder's voice actor Chris Edgerly

Although his voice is edited to sound robotic, Chris Edgerly is the voice of Pathfinder, the friendly, boxing-loving robot.

Outside of Apex Legends, Chris is also known for voice acting on The Simpsons and in various games such as the Kingdom Hearts series and various voices in Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, and Mass Effect.

Rampart: Anjali Bhimani

Rampart voice actor Anjali Bhimani

Season 6 Legend Rampart is voiced by Anjali Bhimani, an Indian-American who appeared as Symmetra in Overwatch. Anjali has also appeared on TV in Modern Family, The Sopranos, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Revenant: Darin De Paul

Revenant voice actor Darin de Pail

Darin De Paul is the voice of the evil Revenant, a heavily edited voice, but still great work on converting the dark side of Revenant’s character.

Once again, Overwatch players may also be familiar with this Apex Legends voice actor, as they voiced Reinhardt.

Other roles in games include Destiny 2, Spider-Man, Avengers, and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fun fact: Darin De Paul also voiced Forge, the Legend killed by Revenant, who then took Forge’s place in the Apex Games.

Seer: Iké Amadi

Seer voice actor Ike Amadi

Iké Amadi is the voice actor for the Season 10 Legend Seer, who oozes style and rhythm. Iké is a Nigerian voice actor pushing Seer’s African background through an authentic African accent.

Mortal Kombat 11 players may recognize his voice as he played Shao Kahn and Cyrax. For those on PlayStation, you may also recognize him from Knack, as he is the voice of Knack himself.

Wattson: Justine Huxley

Wattson actor Justine Huxley

Wattson was the second Legend to be introduced, arriving in Season 2. Wattson is voiced by Justine Huxley, who surprisingly isn’t French, but rather pulls off a great accent for the Legend.

Justine has also featured in Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA V (both times voicing pedestrian dialogue), Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Huxley also completed voice work in the anime series Sword Art Online in 2020.

Wraith: Shantel VanSanten

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The Interdimensional skirmisher, Wraith, is voiced by American actor Shantel VanSanten. Shantel is known for her TV work, making Apex Legends her first work in the gaming industry.

You may recognize Shantel from various on-screen works such as One Tree Hill, Shooter, The Boys, The Flash, For All Mankind, and The Messengers. Shantel also played Lori in The Final Destination (2009).

Valkyrie: Erika Ishii

Erika Ishii as Valkyrie

Season 9 Legend Valkyrie is voiced by Erika Ishii, an accomplished voice actor in the gaming industry who has worked on games like Cyberpunk, Destiny 2, Last of Us: Part II, and Fallout 76.

Erika Ishii was born in California but fleshed out Valkyrie’s Japanese heritage with her own, adding depth to the Winged Avenger.


That’s all for every voice actor in Apex Legends. For more, check out our article on when the next-gen version of Apex Legends will be out.

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How to watch the UFL Worldwide Gameplay Reveal: Date & Time

Here’s everything you need to know about UFL including when to expect the gameplay reveal trailer as well as how to watch.

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UFL is a mysterious up-and-coming football game with a ton of high-profile ambassadors that are looking to compete with the likes of FIFA and e-Football. The title will become less of a mystery as the first gameplay trailer now has a reveal date.

UFL made waves in the sports gaming community this past Summer after announcing their upcoming football title that is set to compete with FIFA and e-Football (formerly PES).

Although nobody saw the brand new football franchise coming, UFL has already garnered a ton of interest from fans of the genre by offering a free-to-play experience.

Here’s everything you need to know about UFL including the date and time of the reveal trailer.

When is the UFL Worldwide Gameplay Reveal?

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UFL’s highly-anticipated gameplay reveal is set to take place on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Mark your calendars as you’ll finally get a glimpse at the game that is looking to shake up the football genre as we know it.

The reveal event will take place on the official UFL YouTube channel at 8 PM GMT / 3 PM EST / 12 PM PST. UFL has also partnered with popular FIFA streamer MattHDGamer to broadcast the event live on Twitch.

What could make this game incredibly special is the fact that it is going to be free-to-play. As controversy continues to swirl around the FIFA franchise’s focus on micro-transactions, UFL can act as the ideal alternative players have been searching for.

If UFL can offer exciting gameplay that opposes FIFA’s pay-to-win Ultimate Team model, then UFL could very well win a large portion of active players over to their side.

With a ton of support from ambassadors like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, in addition to FIFPro licenses, it’s easy to get excited about the future of UFL.


For more football gaming news check out how to claim a free FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Twitch Prime Gaming pack or how to vote for 12th man in FIFA 22 TOTY.

Image Credits: Strikerz Inc. / UFL

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Apex Legends studio working on new Star Wars FPS game

Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Apex Legends, are working with Lucasfilm Games to develop a brand-new Star Wars FPS title.

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Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Apex Legends, Titanfall, and Jedi: Fallen Order, have announced they’re working with Lucasfilm Games to develop a brand-new Star Wars FPS game.

Star Wars’ video games are almost as popular as the movies themselves, with games such as the Battlefront series, The Force Unleashed, and Knights of the Old Republic all being adored by fans of the sci-fi franchise.

As we wait for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel to release, the studio behind Apex Legends and Titanfall has announced they’re developing a new Star Wars FPS game.

Star Wars and Respawn Entertainment logo

In a press release on January 25, EA announced that Respawn Entertainment and Lucasfilm Games are developing an “all-new Star Wars first-person shooter game.”

The project will be helmed by Peter Hirschmann, who has worked on almost every Star Wars game to date, including the original Battlefront II, The Force Unleashed, the classic LEGO games, and Republic Commando.

Hirschmann said, “Working with Lucasfilm Games on a new FPS in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true for me, as this is a story I have always wanted to tell.”

What the game will be is anyone’s guess, but EA confirmed that Hirschmann’s team has “just begun work on the title,” so we likely won’t see the game for at least a couple of years.

Respawn are currently hiring to help develop the Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel, a new strategy game, and Hirschmann’s FPS title.

Respawn’s founder, Vince Zampella, said: “We are huge fans of Star Wars here at Respawn and we’re thrilled to work with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we have wanted to make for years.”

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for any developments on this new Star Wars FPS game, and check out the rumor that lightsabers will return to Fortnite for an Obi-Wan crossover.

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