How to Get the Punisher in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Get the Punisher as an alternative to your standard handgun!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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There are a lot of awesome weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake that Leon can use to defeat his enemies. One of them is a handgun called Punisher that you can get early in the game. That is why we will show you how to get the Punisher in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

If you want to find an alternative to your starting pistol, you can get this weapon. Depending on which one you like more, you should use it. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: How to Get the Punisher

To get the Punisher, you need to progress through the game and unlock the merchant. He can be found after you clear the village section and go to the Abandoned Factory. After fighting off the enemies here, you will see a brief cutscene where the infamous merchant makes his appearance.

Talk to him, and he will show you a brand new Trade menu. Here, you can find all sorts of items like the treasure map, laser sight, and the Punisher. You need to trade 5 Spinals to get this pistol.

To get Spinals, you need to complete various sidequests that you can find across the map. Early in the game, you will find a sidequest that will ask you to take out the 5 medallions. Then, you will find one where you have to take out 3 rats in the factory.

Doing them will allow you to gain sufficient Spinals and get this weapon. Just to make things clear, the sidequests are the blue notes posted around the map in various locations. Make sure that you explore the area and see if there is any extra quest that you can work on.

Is It Worth It?

To know which weapon is better, we need to look at the stats first:

Ammo Capacity2418
Reload Speed1.501.40
Rate of Fire1.911.52

After looking at the stats, it is easy to see that the Punisher is not worth it for its price. If it was available for Pesetas, it might be worth getting in your first playthrough. However, the standard handgun is a great weapon for the early game and it has an amazing exclusive perk where it has a 5x chance of doing a critical hit.

If you want to try a new weapon or are doing a second playthrough, you can get the Punisher to see if it is a good weapon or not. It is great against Zealots since it has more penetration in its bullets. So, you can use it to either take out 2 enemies in a row or fight shielded Zealots.


And there you have it; that’s everything you need to know about how to get the Punisher in Resident Evil 4 Remake. It is a great handgun that deals a decent amount of damage. However, the standard pistol is better than the Punisher so you might want to skip out on getting it on your first playthrough.

Which weapon is your favorite in the game? Did you like using the Punisher? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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