"A very huge handgun [sic] It uses .50 AE rounds."
— Item description

The MAGNUM HANDGUN is a weapon in Resident Evil Outbreak and Resident Evil Outbreak File #2. It is one of the two Magnums in the series, alongside the double-action Magnum Revolver.


This weapon is a powerful seven shot .50AE Magnum pistol, using different ammunition from the Magnum Revolver. It is capable of killing normal foes with one shot and taking bosses down with relative ease. It specifically inflicts 900HP damage to foes, which is slightly weaker than the Magnum Revolver's 1100HP.

The weapon can be loaded manually or with Magnum Handgun Magazines, found exclusively in the Showdown 1 scenario of File #2, for quicker reload times.

Kevin Ryman and Alyssa Ashcroft can perform Potshots with this weapon, making the already powerful gun even more devastating. Also, Kevin is the only character that would not react much to the recoil, making him fire faster.


In Outbreak, the Magnum is found exclusively in the "Below Freezing Point" scenario, and by Yoko only, where it is given to her by an unnamed Umbrella employee in the B5F Area B Passage. There is no extra ammunition for it in the whole scenario, and its capacity depends on the difficulty selected; fully loaded (7) on Easy, 5 on Normal, 3 on Hard, and a single round (1) on Very Hard.

In Outbreak File #2, the Magnum can be found in several locations in the Desperate Times scenario, where it is found, depending on the difficulty, as shown below;


  • The Magnum can be found behind a painting in the Hallway by using the Unicorn Medal.
  • If the player is in control of Kevin Ryman, a Magnum(fully loaded in easy,unloaded on normal) can be found inside his desk.On hard and very hard,it is burst handgun/broken handgun instead.


  • Once all plates have been inserted in the statue of the Main Hall, head towards the rooftop. Beside the dead police officer is a film can. Bring that film to Ben inside the Holding Cell. He will give you a Magnum in exchange.

Note: For every difficulty lower than VERY HARD, another Magnum can be found inside the safe in the east side of the waiting room, which requires the Ace Key to unlock. On VERY HARD, the item inside is the Ruby Plate instead.


  • Insert all plates in the statue of the Main Hall, then head towards the rooftop. Beside the dead officer is a film can. Bring that film to Ben. He will give you a Magnum with three bullets in exchange.

Outbreak File 2 Mini-Game series

  • The Magnum Handgun appears in the Elimination series, where it is best utilized against tough enemies.
  • The Magnum is also featured in the Showdown series. The gun's strong firepower proves useful against the bosses that show up in each stage.


  • This weapon will only cause half of its firepower to the G boss, as it does with every weapon.
  • The MAGNUM HANDGUN resembles the real life Desert Eagle .50AE Magnum.

Other appearances

The following are also Desert Eagle or weapons with similar design according to each game they appear in: