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Resident Evil 2: How to Get the Lightning Hawk Magnum

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Resident Evil 2: How to Get the Lightning Hawk Magnum

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How to Get the Lightning Hawk Magnum in Resident Evil 2

In a game like Resident Evil 2, ammo and weapons are scarce, meaning you’ll have to take full advantage of what you have. Picking up the Lightning Hawk Magnum is going to help with this considerably, as this pistol is very versatile. Here is everything you need to know about how to get the Lightning Hawk Magnum in Resident Evil 2.

The first thing you need to know is that only Leon can get the Lightning Hawk Magnum. As such, you’ll need to be playing as him in order to unlock it.

STARS Office

The Lightning Hawk Magnum is located in the STARS Office in the west wing second floor. Unfortunately, Leon can’t access this area without grabbing the STARS Shield.

To obtain the STARS Shield, you’ll need to get the Red Jewel from the Art Room. Once you’ve got this item, head to the Interrogation Room, located on the first floor of the east wing.

Inside the Interrogation Room, you’ll find a jeweled box. Combine the Red Jewel with the jeweled box to find and unlock the STARS Shield.

Once you’ve grabbed the Shield, examine it further. It turns out that it is actually a USB dongle.

Head to the STARS Office and insert the Shield’s USB dongle into the PC. Combining these two will open up the Armory.

The Lightning Hawk

Inside the Armory, you’ll find the Lightning Hawk. This pistol has a couple of different benefits:

  • Seven-round capacity
  • Faster reload
  • Faster firing speed
  • Lower recoil

The Lightning Hawk Magnum is ridiculously spread out, as it features better stats across the board instead of simply investing a lot into one area.

Last but not least, don’t forget to take the USB back. Grabbing the Shield will allow you to get a nice little upgrade for the Lightning Hawk later in Resident Evil 2.

Now that you’ve got the versatility of the Lightning Hawk, Resident Evil 2 might not seem entirely too scary. That is everything you need to know about how to get the Lightning Hawk Magnum in Resident Evil 2.

If you’re still struggling, be sure to check out our Resident Evil 2 wiki for more helpful guides.

TLDR;

Question: How do you get the Lightning Hawk Magnum?

Answer: Obtain the STARS Shield from the Interrogation Room. Go to the STARS Office and insert the Shield’s USB to unlock the Armory housing the Lightning Hawk (Leon Only).

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