The Riot Gun is the second shotgun available to the player in Resident Evil 4. The Riot gun is an Upgradable weapon.
Compared to the other Shotguns, the Riot Gun has a tighter pellet spread. This allows it to still be useful and cause damage at further ranges. Like the Shotgun, the Riot Gun is fired from the shoulder meaning it is easy to line up headshots quickly in case of an emergency, whereas the Striker is aimed from the hip. It is the most expensive Shotgun to upgrade.
Tune up chart
Fire Speed and Reload Speed are given in seconds.
The Riot Gun takes 415,000₧ to fully upgrade.
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- Examine: Riot Gun (Initial Release)
"A light-weight pump-action shotgun. Its superior handling enables quicker aiming."
- Examine: Riot Gun (All other version)
"This pump-action shotgun is effective even at long distances!"
"Increase the firepower beyond the weapon's threshold."
- Thanks to the tight spread, the gun has a good chance of taking out sprouted plaga. This also allows the Riot Gun to maintain its damage and knockdown effect at surprising distances, something no other shotgun can do.( The basic Shotgun is capable of keeping its damage at any distance but doesn't keep its knockdown effect)
- If you plan on using the Riot Gun, it is best to take the Shotgun in the village and give it minimal upgrades.