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Resident Evil 3 Remake Magnum Location and Upgrades

In Resident Evil 3 remake, the Magnum is once again the most powerful weapon per shot in the game. However, it’s location is well hidden, and it’s very easy to miss it during a playthrough accidentally. We’ll show you where to find the Lightning Hawk and where its one upgrade is located so you can go Dirty Harry on the undead.

Resident Evil 3 remake Magnum location

Resident Evil 3 Remake Magnum Location Map

Unlike most of the weapons in RE3 remake, the location of the Magnum isn’t very apparent. It’s not hidden per se, but the first dozen or so times you pass by it, you can’t pick it up. The place you find it is a completely optional visit by the time you can access it, and it’s entirely missable.

While playing as Carlos in the hospital, you’ve likely seen the button prompt in the courtyard while running past on the first floor. However, poor Carlos never gets a chance to get to the box the game is trying to point out to you. It’s a shame too since that box contains the Magnum, which would be incredibly useful when Carlos faces the zombie hoard.

It’s not until you switch back to Jill that you’ll have the opportunity to get the Magnum in Resident Evil 3 remake. Once you’re back in control of her, you’ll need to head back up to the second floor of the hospital. To the left of the door leading into the Nurse’s Station, there is some debris. Carlos was too big of a boy to squeeze through it all, but Jill can slip by no problem. Here, you’ll find another shattered window you can use to drop down to the courtyard. All you have to do is leap, and you’ll be in the area with the box containing the Magnum.

Resident Evil 3 remake Magnum Upgrades

Unfortunately, the Magnum only has one upgrade in Resident Evil 3 remake.

Extended Barrel (MAG)

Resident Evil 3 Remake Magnum Extended Barrel Upgrade

Location: Hospital (Underground), Surveillance Room

You’ll find the extended barrel for the Magnum in front of the windows facing the storage room. This upgrade is pretty simple. The longer barrel reduces recoil, allowing you to take aim faster after a shot. It also increases the damage per round of the Magnum, firmly establishing it as the most powerful weapon you can obtain during the story.