The shotgun is one of the most beloved weapons in the Resident Evil franchise. There’s nothing more fun than blasting away at a zombie with a loud, powerful shotgun blast.
As expected, the shotgun makes it return in Resident Evil Village. You can get it pretty early on in the game’s campaign, but it’s a bit tricky to find so you can easily miss it if you don’t know where to look beforehand.
To help you get yourself a shotgun in Resident Evil Village, this guide will be walking you through the exact location of the shotgun and how you can get it.
How to Get a Shotgun in Resident Evil Village
The shotgun is located in the East Old Town. You’ll be present in the area where the shotgun is when you have to survive the ambush from the Lycans early on in the game.
After you open up the red gate using the bolt cutters and get attacked by the Lycans, quickly head towards the house located at the western edge of East Old Town.
This house is very easy to spot as it has a staircase leading to its door. Once you find this house, go inside the kitchen and you’ll find the shotgun sitting on the table in there.
Once you’ve acquired the shotgun, the Lycans will return and you’ll have to fight them off once again. Since shotgun ammo is relatively rare to find, it might be a good idea to try and take the Lycans down using other weapons, like your handgun.
If you manage to do that, you’ll have a lot of shotgun ammo saved up for later.
One important thing to note is that if you don’t get this shotgun before you enter Castle Dimitrescu, you won’t be able to acquire it for a long time as Ethan won’t be able to go back to the Village until much later on in the story.
So, make sure to get this shotgun before continuing into Castle Demitrescu as it’ll come in very handy in there.
If you entered Castle Dimitrescu without getting the shotgun, you can still buy a M1897 shotgun from the Duke inside the castle using some Lei. Here is a video guide for visual assistance: