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H&K PSG-1 (RIF) is a weapon in Resident Evil 5.[1][excerpt 1]


It can either be purchased in the store, or found in a weapon case during chapter 5-3.


It is the third sniper rifle and the second semi-automatic sniper rifle available to the player, and is the only sniper rifle available in Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape.

It has a starting firepower of 600, reload speed of 2.55, a capacity of 5, and a scope magnification of 0. Fully upgraded, it has a firepower of 1200, reload speed of 1.370, a capacity of 15, and a scope magnification of 2.

When compared to the other sniper rifles, it has the weakest firepower and the smallest capacity, but also the most powerful zoom for the scope and the shortest reload speed. It also wavers the least, by far, when scoped.

It costs 15,000 Exchange Points to buy infinite ammo for the weapon.

This weapon is used by Jill in her Battlesuit costume in the Mercenaries minigame and by Chris in his Warrior costume in the Mercenaries Reunion.

Upgrade chart[]

It takes a total of ₦68,000 to buy and fully upgrade the PSG-1 or just ₦64,000 because the player can obtain the weapon through the course of normal gameplay.

The weapon is shown to have the fifth characteristic "Semi-auto" indicated it can be fired without taking breaks between shots.

Level Firepower Cost Reload speed Cost Capacity Cost Scope Cost
1 600 Default 2.55 sec. Default 5x Default RE5 Silver StarRE5 Silver Star Default
2 650 ₦1,000 2.41 sec. ₦500 6x ₦1,000 RE5 Gold StarRE5 Silver Star ₦3,000
3 700 ₦2,000 2.27 sec. ₦1,000 7x ₦2,000 RE5 Gold StarRE5 Gold Star ₦8,000
4 750 ₦3,000 2.13 sec. ₦1,500 9x ₦3,000 N/A N/A
5 800 ₦3,000 1.98 sec. ₦3,000 11x ₦4,000 N/A N/A
6 900 ₦4,000 1.70 sec. ₦5,000 15x ₦5,000 N/A N/A
7 1000 ₦5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 1200 ₦7,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Further notes[]



  1. Excerpt from Resident Evil 5: The Complete Official Guide, p. 95: "Sharing similar basic characteristics as the reliable Dragunov SVD, the H&K PSG-1 has a unique perk: you can upgrade the quality of its scope for sniping over extremely long distances. While this is an appealing prospect, the increased zoom actually makes the weapon rather cumbersome at medium range unless you are willing to practice. It's definitely an acquired taste."
  1. Resident Evil 5: The Complete Official Guide. Piggyback. p. 95.