Resident Evil 5 Cheats

Cheat: Inventory Duplication

This requires two very cooperative human players, and a Live connection.

1 // In the Inventory Lobby, invite a friend.

2 // Start the level (use 1.2 to make it easy). Have the host hand items (Rotten Eggs, First Aid, Ammo) off to the guest for duplication.

3 // With a full inventory, have the guest leave the game (it should say "All unsaved progress will be lost" — select "Yes").

5 // After selecting "Yes," another question for the guest will appear asking whether or not to save status and ammo. Choose "Yes" to save and you will have all the passed-on inventory saved.

6 // Now, back to the host: Quit out of the game, but at the second question, choose "No" and do not save ammo and status.

7 // Restart the game with the two characters and you’ll both have the ammo and items. Duplication successful! (Note: You cannot do this with weapons as you cannot hand them off to your partner.)

Addendum: A popular money-making strategy involves duplicating Gold or Rotten Eggs. These are worth $2,000 a pop, and 5 can be crammed in each inventory slot. That means you can eventually be duplicating $90,000 each time. Finding Rotten Eggs can be tough; they drop randomly from enemies in later levels. Also, for two people to increase the amount of eggs quickly, you’ll have to pass them back and forth, alternating who is saving and who isn’t. Finally, you may request eggs from the computer once the guest has quit out to make this process faster.


Unlockable: Professional Difficulty

Beat the game on Veteran difficulty to unlock Professional difficulty.


Unlockable: Sheva Alomar’s Story

Clear the game once with Chris "Six Pockets" Redfield to unlock Sheva Alomar’s Story.


Unlockable: Unlimited Ammo

To unlock unlimited ammunition for a weapon, fully upgrade all of its attributes, complete the game (all chapters) and buy the ability using Exchange Points from Bonus Features (for that weapon only).


Unlockable: Mercenaries Mode

Beat the game once on any difficulty to unlock Mercenaries Mode.


Unlockable: Uber Weapons

Fully upgrade the weapons listed below for the desired uber weapon:

  • M92F Pistol – Unlocks the Beretta 83R (Burst)
  • S&W M29 Magnum – Unlocks the S&W 500 Magnum
  • Ithaca M93 Shotgun – Unlocks the Hydra Triple Barrel Shotgun
  • VZ61 Machine Gun – Unlocks the Gatling Gun (for Chris only)
  • S75 Rifle – Unlocks the Longbow (for Sheva only)


Unlockable: Characters and Costumes for Mercenaries Mode

To unlock additional characters and costumes in Mercenaries mode, you’ll have to do well on each level.

  • Chris (Outfit 1) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in The Village
  • Chris (Outfit 2) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in Experimental Facility
  • Jill (Outfit 1) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in Ship Deck
  • Jill (Outfit 2) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in Public Assembly
  • Sheva (Outfit 1) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in Ancient Ruins
  • Sheva (Outfit 2) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in Missile Area
  • Wesker (Outfit 1) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in The Mines
  • Wesker (Outfit 2) – Achieve an A Rank (or better) in The Prison


Unlockable: Filters

Unlock the following filters by performing the actions below:

  • Classic Horror Filter – Beat the game on Amateur
  • Retro Filter – Beat the game on Normal
  • Noise Filter – Beat the game on Veteran


Unlockable: Rocket Launcher with Infinite Ammo

To unlock the Rocket Launcher with unlimited ammo, beat the game in under 5 hours (on any difficulty). Note: this must be toggled on under "Bonus Features."


Unlockable: Items for PlayStation Home

You can unlock the following objects for your space in Home by performing the actions listed below:

  • Albert Wesker – Complete the game on Professional difficulty
  • Chris Redfield – Sign in to Home (automatic)
  • Jill Valentine – Complete the game on Veteran difficulty
  • Sheva Alomar – Complete the game on Normal difficulty
  • Treasure Chest – Collect all treasures in the game


Unlockable: Costumes

These additional costumes for use in Campaign Mode can be unlocked by performing the following actions:

  • Safari Chris – Complete all chapters
  • Clubbin’ Sheva – Complete all chapters
  • S.T.A.R.S. Chris – Complete all chapters and find 25 BSAA Emblems
  • Tribal Sheva – Complete all chapters and find 30 BSAA Emblems