The AK-74 (MG) is an assault rifle found in Resident Evil 5.


It is found in Chapter 5-1, in a case in the small room before heading up the stairs after the first Licker encounter.

It has a starting firepower of 90, reload speed of 2.83, and a capacity of 30. Fully upgraded, it has a firepower of 250, reload speed of 2.55, and a capacity of 50.

It has the highest firepower and the fastest rate of fire of all the "machine guns" in the game, but lacks any kind of exclusive upgrade and also has the smallest capacity, the slowest reload speed and the strongest recoil. The later makes it difficult to place accurate shots with repeated fire at medium to long ranges.

Beating the game and fully upgrading the AK-74 unlocks the option to buy infinite ammo for it for 15,000 Exchange Points in the Bonus Features menu.

It is the main firearm of the Tricell Security forces, the Base Majini, which they use to compliment their RPG-7s. The weapon is also seen in the hands of the Kijuju army in the opening cutscene.

Sheva uses the weapon in her Clubbin' costume in the Mercenaries minigame. This is also part of Excella's load out in the Mercenaries Reunion.

Upgrade chart

It takes a total of ₦77,000 to buy and fully upgrade the AK-74 or just ₦73,000 to fully upgrade if the player takes the one available in-game.

Firepower Cost Reload speed Cost Capacity Cost
90 Default 2.83 sec. Default 30x Default
100 ₦2,000 2.55 sec. ₦3,000 35x ₦500
110 ₦2,000 N/A N/A 40x ₦1,000
120 ₦3,000 N/A N/A 45x ₦1,500
130 ₦3,000 N/A N/A 50x ₦3,000
140 ₦3,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
150 ₦3,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
160 ₦4,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
170 ₦5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
180 ₦5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
190 ₦6,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
200 ₦8,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
220 ₦10,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
250 ₦10,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Like many other guns from Resident Evil 5, this weapon was ported into the Mercenaries 3D, where it is used by HUNK.


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