Best Weapon Upgrades to Focus on in Dead Space Remake – Upgrade Guide

There is one weapon that is simply better, but you need to know the best weapon upgrades to focus on in Dead Space Remake to make good use of it.

When it comes to weapon upgrades in Dead Space Remake, players often find it confusing to learn which upgrade they should focus on first. That is because you will eventually get every upgrade for a weapon, or at least almost that much, assuming you are not scared of exploring the USG Ishimura. 

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In this guide, we will share some of the best weapon upgrades to focus on in Dead Space Remake. 

Best weapon upgrades to focus on in Dead Space Remake


While Dead Space Remake offers various weapons, most are situational and come in handy when dealing with certain Necromorphs, except for Isaac’s classic Plasma Cutter. 

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The Plasma Cutter is by far the best weapon in Dead Space Remake and the past titles of the franchise. And since you get it early in the game, you must upgrade certain aspects of it wisely to make it an all-rounder weapon you can use in any situation. 

That said, here is the upgrade path that you must focus on in Dead Space Remake while upgrading your Plasma Cutter:


Here is a screenshot that shares some other upgrades you can get before getting the SP3:

So what are these SP1, SP2, and SP3 in Dead Space Remake? The SP stands for Specials, which are nothing but a unique weapon trait you can get by obtaining an upgrade schematic and then unlocking the respective upgrade node. 

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For the Plasma Cutter, SP1 Upgrade is Cartridge Rack, which increases the Plasma Cutter Ammo Capacity. SP2 Upgrade is Heat Accumulator, which you can use to add a damage over time effect to your Plasma Cutter. And lastly, SP3 is Weighted Blades, which strengthen your punches. 

That concludes our guide on the best weapon upgrades to focus on in Dead Space Remake.  

Dead Space Remake is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. For more guides, news, features, and other content on Dead Space Remake, check out our dedicated section. 

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Hritwik is a guides writer who has been writing about video games for almost a decade. He is a Computer Science graduate who has always been into gaming. Most of the time, you will find him covering News and Guides for various publications. And when he is not working, you will find him fighting with his friends about how good of a gamer he is. His favorite games include Fallout 76, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Souls series, Genshin Impact, and The Last of Us.

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