Vampyr: How to Use & Equip Guns

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If you want to get some damage in from a distance without using your Vampire abilities, you’re going to want to use guns. There are a load of different types available in Vampyr, from pistols to shotguns.

When I first started playing, I was a little confused on how to actually use and equip them, not knowing much about all the different slots and how 1 handed and 2 handed weapons worked. That’s why I’ve decided to make this guide, for anyone who struggled a little like me.

You can find our guide below for Xbox One, PC & PS4 Players! Meanwhile, you can check out some more Vampyr Guides here at PwrDown!

Equipping Guns

Head into your Inventory/Character menu, where you can equip different weapons and abilities. It looks like the screen below. You can see that you have a section on the left for Main Hand and Off Hand.

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Equip a gun on the character screen

It’s possible to equip two main hands and off hands at once, as you have the ability to switch between during combat. If you equip a two handed weapon like I have, you aren’t going to be able to equip a gun as well.

If you want to use just a gun, put it in your Off Hand. Select the slot, choose your gun and press ‘Equip’. If it’s a one handed gun, you can also equip a one handed melee weapon into the Main Hand slot, which is what you’ll use most during combat.

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Upgrade weapons later on

Ammo can be hard to come by in the early game, and even harder depending on how often you decide to use a gun during combat. When you have the required parts, you can go ahead and upgrade your guns later on.

Finding ammo can prove to be a bit of an issue. Merchants will usually have some in stock, whilst it can also be found in containers occasionally.

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Phillip
Original founder and main writer of PwrDown. I'm a huge Movie and TV enthusiast, with a lot of interest in the Thrillers & Mysteries. I'm also an avid gamer, mostly enjoying games such as Fallout 4 & League of Legends and various strategy games. I write guides for games that are out on PC, PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch!