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Resident Evil 2 Special Weapons Case | How to unlock the glass case

You’ll run into the special weapons case in Resident Evil 2 remake in the underground facility below the RPD. If it’s your first time through the game, you likely won’t have the item you need to unlock the special weapons case the first time you see it. In fact, there’s a chance that you may have left the necessary item behind and can’t unlock the glass case until you find it.

Below we’ll tell you how to find the item you need to unlock the special weapons case in Resident Evil 2 remake.

How to unlock the special weapons case in Resident Evil 2 remake

Resident Evil 2 special weapons case unlocked

The special weapons case can be found on the lower level of the underground facility. To get to it, when you get off the lift from the secret room under the statue in the RPD instead of hanging a right at the first level, keep descending the stairs until you reach their end.

You’ll find the special weapons case next to a lift. This lift can’t use used yet, but make a note of it as it will come in handy soon. If you’ve just left the RPD for the first time during a 1st run scenario, you can’t yet access the case. Instead, you’ll have to wait until later on.

The item that you need to unlock the special weapons case is the STARS Badge. Yes, the same one you used to open the armory. To get the STARS Badge, you have to get the Red Book, use it on the statue in the Art Room to get the Red Jewel, and then insert the Jewel into the Ornate Box.

The Ornate Box can be found:

  • 1st Run: 1st Floor RPD, Observation Room
  • 2nd Run: 2nd Floor RPD, Men’s Shower Room

Once you have the badge, make sure you retract the USB part. Then you can examine the special weapons case and insert the badge to unlock it.

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What’s in the special weapons case in Resident Evil 2?

Regardless of which run you’re on, you’ll get the same item from the special weapons case.

Resident Evil 2 special weapons case Leon

Leon gets the Long Barrel upgrade for the Lightning Hawk. This upgrade reduces recoil and increases bullet velocity.

Resident Evil 2 special weapons case Claire

Claire gets the Suppressor for the MQ 11, it suppresses the sound of gunfire and acts as a counterweight which reduces recoil.