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Resident Evil 2: How to find the Magnum and its upgrade parts

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:50 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 22:51

by Wyatt Donigan


The highly-anticipated Resident Evil 2 Remake is finally here and with plenty of tough zombies to fend off, you’ll surely want to be equipped with one of the best weapons in the game as soon as possible.

With the updated version of Resident Evil 2 promising to be just as unforgiving and tough as the original, fighting your way to the endgame won’t be a cakewalk in the least bit.


With the powerful Magnum, known as the ‘Lightning Hawk’ this time around, in hand, though, things might be just a little bit easier.

How to find the Magnum


Thankfully, getting your hands on this weapon won’t be too hard, as it just requires solving an easy puzzle located in the RPD’s S.T.A.R.S. Office.

To solve this puzzle, you just have to follow a few simple steps and we’ve broken it all down for you right here.

This photo is the first step in the process to locating the Magnum in Resident Evil 2.

The first clue comes in the form of this commemorative photo that you pick up from developing a Film Roll you get from Locker 106 in the Safety Deposit Room. The statue seen in the photo can be found in the Art Room on the second floor, but you’ll quickly notice that the Red Book is missing.


Locating it is quite easy, however, as it’s found in the Library on the western side, just across from the Art Room. The book will be sitting on a desk right next to the door featuring the Ace symbol on it. 

With that in hand, you can head back to the Art Room, grab a hold of the stone arm next to the statue and then combine it with the book. Insert that back into the statute and you’ll be able to grab the scepter from its hand that will give you the Red Jewel.

Next (we’re almost there, I promise), you’ll need to take the Red Jewel to the Bejeweled Box that can be found in the Interrogation Room on the first floor. One thing to note, this room can only be opened once you have the Spade Key, meaning you may have to advance the story a bit before getting to this step.


Once you grab the Bewjewled Box, simply combine it with the Red Jewel and you’ll get the S.T.A.R.S. badge. Examine the badge and you’ll find the USB that is your key to obtaining the Magnum.

Simply head back to the S.T.A.R.S. office, insert the USB into the computer and the armory will open right up and give you access to the coveted Magnum.


The Long Barrel and Scope will make Resident Evil 2’s Magnum even deadlier.

How to obtain upgrade parts for the Long Barrel and Scope

The Long Barrel is located in the Underground Stairs in the middle section of the Underground Facility. To gain access to this area, you’ll need to use the three Medallions to open the “escape route.” Once you have access, it’s as simple as using the S.T.A.R.S. to unlock the white case containing the parts.

The Scope will take some leg work, as you have to develop a Film Roll that reveals its location. The Roll is in the Work Room in the upper section of the Sewers. Develop the Roll in the Dark Room at the RPD and you’ll get a photo with two locations. The first one is most important, with it pointing to Captain Wesker’s desk in the S.T.A.R.S. office on the second floor. The Scope is located in a wooden box inside a drawer in the office.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal


The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.


As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.


Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.