The VZ61 appears as a submachine gun found in Resident Evil 5. It is based on the Škorpion vz. 61‎.


Found in Chapter 1-1 in the Public Assembly, near the red gate which will be blown by Kirk, it is the first rapid fire weapon available to players and the first weapon overall apart from the non-optional M92F. As a result, the player has ample time to purchase upgrades for it.

The weapon has low firepower, but when fully upgraded has a high critical rate, making decapitation shots more frequent.

Fully upgrading the VZ61 and beating the game will unlock the Gatling Gun for purchase. Doing so will also open the option to buy infinite ammo for the VZ61 for 6,000 Exchange Points.

In The Mercenaries minigame, the VZ61 appears in the loadouts of Sheva (BSAA) and Jill (Battlesuit). Under control of the P30, Jill Valentine dual wields this weapon in the main game. A single VZ61 is also her default weapon in the Desperate Escape DLC.

Upgrade chart

It takes a total of ₦77,000 to buy and fully upgrade the VZ61 or, just ₦75,000 if the player takes the one available in game.

Firepower Cost Reload speed Cost Capacity Cost Critical % Cost
50 Default 2.83 Sec. Default 50x Default Star-silver.jpgStar-silver.jpg Default
60 ₦2,000 2.69 Sec. ₦1,000 60x ₦500 Star-gold.jpgStar-silver.jpg ₦5,000
80 ₦2,000 2.55 Sec. ₦1,000 80x ₦500 Star-gold.jpgStar-gold.jpg ₦15,000
100 ₦4,000 2.27 Sec. ₦2,000 100x ₦1,000
120x ₦1,000
140x ₦1,500
160x ₦1,500
180x ₦2,000
200x ₦3,000
220x ₦4,000
240x ₦5,000
260x ₦6,000
280x ₦7,000
300x ₦10,000

Further notes

  • Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield use this weapon in their super combos in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.



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