Resident Evil 5: Easy Money and Ammo
Q: Is there an easy way to get money and ammo in Resident Evil 5? Upgrades are so expensive, and I keep running out of ammo all the time, please help.
A: If you need to rack up a bunch of ammo, or money to upgrade and purchase your favorite weapons, there is one method in particular that I like to use, which is by starting a level or saved checkpoint, getting as much ammo, items and money as possible, and quitting/saving your character. There are a couple prime places to do this though:
Easy Money and Ammo at the Research Facility
Start at level 5-3 Uroboros Research Facility, and work your way to the end of the level where you fight Jill and Wesker. Click the Back button to skip past the cut scene, and right as the fight starts grab all of the items in this level. There are a ton of vases here with gold, ammo, herbs, gems, and a sarcophagus with several gems, and a L. Hawk Magnum you can sell over and over again for money and magnum ammo.
There should be a total of 4 gems, 2 red herbs, 2 green herbs, 1 L. Hawk Magnum, and a lot of ammo and gold. Make sure you check all hallways, and all nooks and crannies.
There is one gem in particular that is in a small vase sitting on a shelf that is easily bypassed, in the same area as the sarcophagus with the magnum. Also, they like to hide vases on the inside of doors, so make sure to turn around as you go through doors or you’ll miss a few there as well.
I like this one because it is usually fairly easy to stay far away from Wesker the entire time, and Sheva will keep Jill occupied most of the time as well, so you’re free to run around collecting as much as you can.
Once you have everything you want, do not restart but choose to Quit and you are able to save your character’s status. Keep continuing to this spot and you’ll rack up money and ammo pretty quickly. Be patient though, if you’re trying to get the unlimited ammo cheats and unlockable weapons, it will take many passes through this level to get all of the upgrades you need.
Easy Money at the Underground Garden
Another easy way to get money but not as much ammo is level 5-1 Underground Garden. Unfortunately the only way to make this extremely profitable is with unlimited ammo for the rocket launcher. You can get about 14k from the gems on the lickers here, but it will cost you in rocket launcher purchases, and lickers take tons of ammo to kill otherwise. Do the same thing here, Quit, save, and do it again.