The Evil Within 2 has a total of 15 weapons to collect. This guide shows how to get all of them.
Warning: If you go for the trophy or achievement “Powerhouse” (find all weapons), please be aware that the Brass Knuckles can only be obtained on Nightmare / Classic difficulty! Thus, the Powerhouse trophy is not obtainable on Casual or Survival difficulty.
Overview (Chronological Order):
- Semi Automatic Handgun = Chapter 2
- Survival Knife = Chapter 2
- Warden Crossbow = Chapter 3
- Sniper Rifle = Chapter 3
- Laser-Sighted Handgun = Chapter 3
- Sawed-Off Shotgun = Chapter 3
- Revolver = Chapter 3 – 11
- Silenced Handgung = Chapter 7
- Full-Barreled Shotgun = Chapter 7
- Double-Barreled Shotgun = Chapter 7 – 13
- Flamethrower = Chapter 11 – 14
- Assault Rifle = Chapter 13
- Magnum = For beating the game (any difficulty)
- Brass Knuckles = For beating the game (Nightmare / Classic difficulty)
- Burst Handgun (Pre-Order DLC, not needed for “Powerhouse” trophy)
Semi Automatic Handgun:
You get this automatically during Chapter 2 when you exit the cabin after being chased by the sawblade-wielding monster. Cannot be missed (it’s your first firearm).
Just like the handgun this is unmissable from the story during Chapter 2.
You can get this in chapter 3-4. After exiting the safe house where the chapters start, walk down the road on the left. Walk to the end of the road and you’ll see an armored vehicle. Behind the armored vehicle is the crossbow. There’s also some crossbow ammo here. You need it to access the safehouse in the north of the map.
The earlist you can obtain this is in chapter 3. After exiting the safehouse at the start of the chapter, look for the tallest building on the left (just across the street). On the rooftop you find a broken sniper rifle. Use the stairs and ladder on the side of the building to get up there. Then go to the far north-west corner of the map to find a tool shed. Inside the shed are sniper rifle parts on a workbench. Interact with the workbench and combine the sniper rifle parts with the broken sniper rifle to repair it. You can also get it later in chapter 11-13 on the John’s Coffee roof or in chapter 15 in the ruined city area.
In Chapter 3, check the parking lot north of the auto repair shop to find this handgun. It comes with improved aiming.
Located in chapter 3 in the armory. While doing the side quest “Rogue Signal” (given to you by O’Neal in the safehouse), you will come to a car repair shop. It’s very dark there and you must use your radio to listen to a memory for the side quest objective. During the memory you learn that there’s an armory underneath the car repair shop. Use the power switch to turn on the electricity (same place where you saw the memory in the car repair shop). You can now climb down into the armory by using the latch underneath the hydraulic lift. Because you turned on the power, the hydraulic lift will have moved. An enemy was trapped under it and will attack you so be careful.
Complete all 4 Anima Flashback Events to get this. They are from finding certain collectibles. You must find Photographic Slide #2 (Chapter 3), File #12 “Woman’s Journal” (Chapter 3), Residual Memory #12 (Chapter 7), File #32 “Computer File: Pit Observatory” (Chapter 11). See The Evil Within 2 All Collectible Locations Guide.
For doing the side mission “Getting Back Online” in Chapter 7.
Full Barreled Shotgun:
Can be obtained in chapter 7 & 11-13. In the business district there’s a “Post Plus” safehouse. To the south of the safehouse is a tool shed, in it you find the Full Barreled Shotgun location. However, to open the door to the shed you need a key which is found on a corpse in the very south of the map. See the video below for the location of the key and the shed.
Double Barreled Shotgun:
In mission 13 complete the side mission “The Last Step”. This is only available if you did all side missions in chapter 7. At the end of “The Last Step” you see a guy sit in an escape pod and then there’s a lot of smoke filling up the room. This ends the quest. Search that room with the escape pod where the smoke was, the Double Barreled Shotgun is in a box in the corner (the area is called “The Marrow: Experimental Wing).
Found in chapter 11. First you must defeat the Harbinger (boss fight). Then pick up his broken flamethrower (next to his corpse, right after the chapter 11 boss fight). To repair it you must find parts which you get from killing Harbinger enemies. They are roaming around the business district.
In chapter 13, in the safe house called “The Marrow: Facilities”. This is at the very start of the chapter. You will see the Assault Rifle right in front of you when the chapter starts, hard to miss.
Reward for beating the story for the first time (any difficulty).
Reward for beating the game on Nightmare difficulty or Classic Mode.
This is from the pre-order bonus “The Last Chance Pack”. If you pre-ordered the game you’ll receive a code for this gun.
(Not required for “Powerhouse” trophy / achievement)