Skill Points are points in Resident Evil 6 that can be used to upgrade your character and weapons by purchasing Skills. This mechanic is similar to the money systems in Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 in that you use it to purchase upgrades. Like the monetary systems, points are found as items from broken boxes and as items dropped from enemies. The items found for skill points are based upon chess pieces, ranging from small, simple silver pieces to larger pieces that are gold and filled with jewels.
Skill Points are used to customize the character primarily by purchasing Skills, but its through this character customization that you can technically upgrade weapons. Examples of upgrades of included increased weapon damage, increased melee damage, increased accuracy, and increased damage to zombies. Skill Points can also be used to buy Skills for use of your creature in Agent Hunt.
The amount of Skill Points dropped by enemies is the same throughout all Campaign difficulty settings with the exception of No Hope where the total you amount you gain at the end is doubled.
Helping or thanking a partner for help will result in player (or both players while in co-op) being given extra Skill Points depending on how quickly they reacted.
SP Pawn (50Pts)
A very common piece with a value of 50Pts. It is usually found in boxes and dropped by enemies. It resembles the Pawn chess piece.
SP Knight (100Pts)
The second most common piece with a value of 100Pts. The piece is slightly larger than the Pawn, in the form of a Knight chess piece with tiny rubies as the horse's eyes. It is usually found as drops from enemies and in item boxes.
SP Bishop (300Pts)
The third most common piece with a value of 300Pts. They resemble the Bishop chess piece and are usually found dropped by enemies and in boxes.
Bronze SP Rook (500Pts)
Silver SP Rook (1500Pts)
The silver version of the Rook is worth one-thousand-five-hundred (1,500) Skill Points. This piece has been seen dropped by Napads.
Gold SP Rook (3000Pts)
A golden version of the Rook is worth three-thousand (3,000) Skill Points. This piece only appears in The Mercenaries.
Bronze SP Queen (1000Pts)
Silver SP Queen (2500Pts)
A silver version of the Queen is also present in-game. This version is worth two-thousand-five-hundred (2,500) Skill Points. This piece has been seen dropped by Whoppers and Gnezdos(except Marco Rose).
Gold SP Queen (5000Pts)
The golden version of the Queen is worth five-thousand (5,000) Skill Points. This piece is found in treasure chests, where a pair can be found in Leon Chapter 4 or Chris Chapter 3 where Carla unlocks either party's room,It is the second most valuable piece in the game.
Bronze SP King (2000Pts)
One of the higher-valued pieces. The King Piece represents two-thousand (2,000) Skill Points. They seem to be rare, one example of a location being an area only reached by Sherry Birkin after using a contextual co-op action for Jake Muller to give her a boost to an otherwise inaccessible area.
Silver SP King (4000Pts)
A silver colored version is also present in-game. This version is worth four-thousand (4,000) Skill Points. This piece has been seen dropped by the Ogroman, Ubistvo (1st encounter in Jake Chapter 4 only) and randomly found in some treasure chests.
Gold SP King (10000Pts)
The most valuable piece in the game, this golden version of the SP King is worth ten-thousand (10,000) Skill Points. This piece only appears in Chris Chapter 3 in a treasure chest found in a secret room.