The Resident Evil 2 remake is out now, and it’s already one of the best games of the year. One thing you’ll be doing a lot of in it is shooting zombies, Lickers, and other monsters, so you’ll want your guns to be as powerful as you can get. To upgrade your weapons you’ll need to collect custom parts, which can be found throughout the game and add useful improvements, such as quicker reloading and improved bullet capacity. But what if you want to take off custom parts? We’ll show you how to do this in our Resident Evil 2 remake remove gun mods guide, and why you’d want to in the first place.
How to remove gun mods in Resident Evil 2 remake
To add gun mods to a weapon, simply select the custom part, press “Combine” on the drop-down menu, and then select the gun it can be used on. To then see what gun mods you’ve applied to a weapon, press “Examine” on the gun and a list of custom parts will appear on the left of the screen. The most important thing to realize is that not all custom parts can be removed once you’ve added them. The game’s usually quite sensible about this: only the custom parts that are entirely beneficial, with no drawbacks, cannot be removed.
For the mods that can be removed, it’s really quite simple. Select the gun with the parts you want to remove, and on the drop-down menu for that weapon you should see a new option: “Remove Part.” Choose this and it’ll remove the mods from that gun, then if you want to add one back on just combine the part with the weapon again. Simple.
Why would you want to remove custom parts?
Here’s the key question: if gun mods merely increase the power and abilities of a weapon, why would you want to remove them at all? Some of them aren’t necessarily beneficial, for starters. For example, there’s a mod for Leon’s Matilda handgun that makes it fire three bullets at once. That can be useful, but it uses up bullets very quickly, and they’re a scarce resource. The most common reason to remove a custom part, however, is inventory space, as some of them can increase the size of a gun to two inventory slots. It’s up to you, of course, but sometimes the ability to reload quicker doesn’t make up for the loss of a whole inventory slot.