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No Ammo in Resident Evil 4 (Remake)? Here’s What to Do

No Ammo in Resident Evil 4 (Remake)? Here’s What to Do

Much like the original release Resident Evil 4 Remake is stingy with ammo drops. You’ll often run out of ammo and won’t know what to do. If you’ve found yourself in a situation with no ammo in Resident Evil 4 Remake, don’t worry; we’ll guide you about what you can do.


You can craft ammo from your inventory using resources and gunpowder. You might also find ammo from drawers or barrels. Additionally, your Resident Evil 4 Remake knife can effectively kill enemies if ammunition runs out. If all else fails, just run past areas with too many enemies.

What To Do When You Have No Ammo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?

Resident Evil 4 Remake is a survival horror game, and like any good survival horror game, it makes sure that you feel a constant sense of anxiety and pressure. One of the best ways it manages to generate this tension is through the constant fear of running out of ammo, your primary weapon against the dead.

Ammunition management can be integral in effectively dealing with threats and staying prepared for a scenario where you might be faced against a dangerous or aggressive enemy. However, if you’re a new player or have made any poor decisions, you can wind up without any ammo.

So what do you do then?

1. Craft Your Ammo

Crafting Ammunition - Resident Evil 4 Remake

If you’ve run out of ammo in Resident Evil 4 Remake, one of the best things you can do is craft your own ammo. It’s a good thing to remember that you can always just Open your Inventory and craft any particular type of ammo you might need.

To craft any type of ammunition, you must keep two important materials. You will need a few stacks of Resources, and you will need Gunpowder. These materials are essential for crafting ammunition on the fly, especially when you need it most.

We’ve detailed all the types of ammunition you can craft in this section and their material requirements.

Handgun Ammo (x10)5 Gunpowder + 1 Resource (S)
Shotgun Shells (x6)12 Gunpowder + 1 Resource (S)
Rifle Ammo (x7)10 Gunpowder + 1 Resource (L)
Submachine Gun Ammo (x30)6 Gunpowder + 1 Resource (L)
Bolts (x4)1 Kitchen Knife + 1 Resource (L)
Bolts (x6)1 Boot Knife + 1 Resource (L)
Magnum Ammo (x3)17 Gunpowder and 1 Resource (S)

Additionally, you can equip certain charms in the game that improve the amount of ammo you create. Specific charms will increase the amount of ammo crafted for specific weapons as well. Equip one of the following for this benefit: Soldier w/ Hammer, Zealot w/ Scythe, Zealot w/ Shield.


2. Stay Vigilant for Barrels and Drawers

Barrels and Drawers - Resident Evil 4 Remake

Another good means of obtaining ammunition when you run out or are deathly low is by looking for barrels and drawers. Most barrels and drawers in Resident Evil 4 are lootable, and you can find quite a bit of extra ammunition by scavenging through them in the game.

You can often find these interactable objects while traversing through a particular zone and can be often found tucked in a corner or hidden behind debris. It can thus be useful to stay vigilant and thoroughly explore an area to ensure you’ve maximized your potential for ammunition.

3. Use Your Knife (Attack, Parry, Execute)

Leon using Knife - Resident Evil 4 Remake

You don’t just have to rely on your guns. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’ve run out of ammo, it can be helpful to pull out Leon’s knife and start chopping up some bad guys. The knife is an incredibly effective tool when used properly. And certain skills make it worth it to use.

You can use Leon’s knife to slash through many enemies and foes in the area. But it is possible to feel overwhelmed, which is why other abilities of the knife can be useful. The Parry skill of the knife in particular, is useful because it allows you to deflect the attack of aggressive enemies and gain an advantage.

You might also consider using the knife for Stealth Kills. These can be performed by sneaking Leon up to an unsuspecting enemy and then taking them out from the back using the knife. This is super effective because it essentially acts as a one-shot against most types of enemies.

Will tell you to remember to keep an eye on your Knife’s durability. The knife isn’t indestructible and can break if you use it too much or not take care of it.

4. Hand Grenades and Flash Grenades

Grenades - Resident Evil 4 Remake

If you’re out of ammunition in your guns, then it’s time to use other tools at your disposal. Especially against groups of enemies, it can be better to throw a hand grenade or flash grenade rather than use a huge amount of your limited ammo.


Grenades of either type are good at crowd control and taking out your foes all at once. Which type of grenade you choose will depend on the situation you find yourself in, but in general, you will find a lot of use out of the hand grenade in situations where you’re backed into a corner by a horde of enemies.

5. Run Away

Sometimes, you can risk using your knife and don’t have any grenades to rely on. In such situations, it’s often better not to lose your progress and just rush past enemies in a particular area to quickly reach safety.

This isn’t a viable strategy for all areas or locations in the game and can certainly get you into trouble. But it is a viable strategy in situations where you simply do not have any ammo and don’t have any alternative means to fight back.

Sprint and sneak where needed to avoid danger. It’s important to remember your main priority should be to keep Ashley safe. And if you’re managing that without dying, then you’re doing a very good job.

Hope this helped you in knowing what to do when you run out of ammo in Resident Evil 4 Remake. Leon isn’t useless, even if he’s got no guns to use. Trust in your skills, keep Ashley safe, and rip through the hordes of undead standing in your way.