Four shotguns currently exist in the Resident Evil 4 Remake, and if you don’t have the Deluxe Edition, then you really only have three choices within the class. Despite having such a small shotgun pool, each one offers up completely different stats, and it can be hard to choose which one is the best.
There are specific scenarios where each one the shotguns in Resident Evil 4 Remake could be considered the best choice, but that’s not what we’re going for here. We want to choose the best shotgun possible when space is so precious in our Attache Case, and we’ll cover that here.
Resident Evil 4 Remake – What is the Best Shotgun?
Debate exists about which of the two main shotguns is a better option for Leon. Though it comes down to playstyle at the end of the day, the Striker has the best application as a shotgun in the game. The catch is that you’ll need to upgrade the weapon all the way to earn its full potential.
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At range, the Striker won’t help you out, and that’s fine because we want this weapon to shred enemies up close. The high ammo capacity, massive close-range damage, and widespread make this shotgun a chainsaw made of pellets once you have enough Pesetas and upgrades in the Resident Evil 4 Remake. It also takes up the least amount of space in the Attache Case.
The Riot Gun is a very close second when choosing one shotgun to use in Resident Evil. This weapon is easier to get, is better without any upgrades, and has a much farther range. Damage per shot and a tight pellet spread make each shell hit like a cannon. However, that’s what we have rifles for. As a shotgun, the Striker serves a much better purpose.
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