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Resident Evil 2 Unlock Armory | STARS Office computer USB drive location

When you gain access to the STARS Office in Resident Evil 2 remake, you’ll notice a computer near a locked door. This door is the Armory and figuring out how to unlock it will give you access to a new weapon. To login to the computer and gain access to the Armory in the STARS Office you’ll need to get a USB drive, one which is found in an unlikely form.

Read on to find out how to find the USB drive to unlock the computer in the STARS Office and gain access to the Armory.

How to find the USB drive to unlock the computer in the STARS Office in Resident Evil 2 remake

No matter how much you search the RPD, you’re not going to find a regular old USB stick to put in the STARS Office computer. Instead, in traditional Raccoon City Police fashion, the USB drive is hidden in another item.

To find the USB drive you’ll need to gather two items:

  • Red Jewel
  • Ornate Box

Getting the Red Jewel in Resident Evil 2 remake

Resident Evil 2 Red Book location

To get the Red Jewel, you need to grab the Red Book from the RPD Library. You’ll find it on the table near the Spade Key door. You’ll then need to head to the Art Room by heading through the Spade Key door in the Waiting Room on the second floor of the RPD.

Resident Evil 2 Art Room statue

In the Art Room, you’ll find a stone hand lying to the right of the statue in the rear of the room. Combine the Red Book and the hand in your inventory and use it on the statue to get the Scepter.

Resident Evil 2 Red Jewel Scepter

Examine the Scepter, and you’ll find a switch on the back that will release the Red Jewel.

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Getting the Ornate Box in Resident Evil 2 remake

Depending on which run you’re on the Ornate Box is in one of two places:

  • 1st Run: The Observation Room
    • Resident Evil 2 Ornate Box location 2nd run
  • 2nd Run: The Men’s Locker Room
    • Resident Evil 2 Ornate Box location 1st run

For the first run, you’ll have to wait until you return from your first trip to the basement to get the Ornate Box. You’ll need the Heart Key (Claire) or Club Key (Leon) before you can access the Observation Room and grab it.

Resident Evil 2 STARS Badge

Once you have the Ornate Box, you can combine the Red Jewel with it to unlock it. Once they’re combined, examine the box to open it. Inside you’ll find the STARS Badge.

How to use the STARS Badge to Unlock the Armory in Resident Evil 2 remake

Resident Evil 2 STARS Badge USB dongle

Once you have the STARS Badge, examine the back of it to find a switch. When you press the switch, you’ll reveal the USB stick inside of the badge.

Resident Evil 2 STARS Office Computer

Once you have the badge, you can head back up to the STARS Office and use the USB drive on the computer tower. Then all you have to do is examine the monitor, and the Armory will be unlocked.

Resident Evil 2 STARS Office computer login

Inside the Armory, you’ll find the Magnum if playing as Leon or the MQ 11 if you’re Claire. Also, make sure you pick the STARS Badge back up before you leave, as it can be used to unlock another significant weapon upgrade elsewhere in the RPD.