Bioshock Infinite Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Bioshock Infinite Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Bioshock Infinite Golden Guns: How to Get Rid of Them, Where to Find Them Fri, 07 Feb 2020 17:26:18 -0500 Ty Arthur

The flying city of Columbia has plenty of secrets to uncover if you're delving into Bioshock The Collection's PS4, Xbox One, or Steam editions. With all of the extra content pre-installed, the Collection features even more goodies to discover than in the original version of Infinite like golden guns! Here, we're going to talk about how to find them and how to get rid of them. 

Golden Gun Locations

There is no Bioshock Infinite golden pistol location or golden machine gun location to find. The skins appear automatically when you first get the starter guns towards the beginning of the story. 

If, for some reason, you don't see the golden gun skins when equipped, just restart and play through the lighthouse segment until you get the shield. At that point, your golden machine gun should be active, as the DLC included in the Collection forces them to activate.

They won't appear gold when lying on the ground or equipped by enemies. The Bioshock Infinite golden gun upgrade only applies when Booker has the pistol or machine gun equipped in his hands.

How to Turn off the Bioshock Infinite Golden Guns

While the automatic golden gun upgrade gives you a slight damage boost over the original versions, plenty of players don't actually like the look of the gold skin, as it clashes with some of the environments.

Wondering how to get rid of golden guns entirely? Unfortunately, they are automatically included in the season pass. Since Bioshock The Collection includes all the season pass DLC, it means you can't turn off the golden guns. 

The only way to get rid of the skins is to play the base game without the season pass, which isn't possible with the version in the Collection.

If the Bioshock golden guns bother you enough, the only real option is to switch to a different weapon that doesn't have the DLC gold plating. Just swap out to the carbine or shotgun, which frankly are better weapons for most of Bioshock Infinite anyway.

Booker points the golden gun toward the sky in Columbia in Bioshock Infinite    The Infinite gold plated pistol

Need help with Bioshock Infinite Burial At Sea or any other part of the Collection? Drop us a comment if you're having trouble with any particular level, and then check out the rest of our Bioshock guides for all three games:

Bioshock Infinite First Key: Where to Use It Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:31:00 -0500 Serhii Patskan

An entire Bioshock Infinite walkthrough would show you the locations for all of the game's keys, many of which open chests with special items (Luckily, none of the Infinite's vigors are locked away). But this one will show you where to use the first key, which is located near the Lansdowne Residence.

Often, both keys and chests are hidden in different locations, which makes them hard to find. That goes doubly for this one. 

Where is the First Key in Bioshock Infinite?

The key is in the Fraternal Order of the Raven. Here's how to get there:

  1. Take the transportation capsule to the Comstock Center
  2. Follow the story until you get branded as the False Shepherd
  3. Take the alternative route to the Lansdowne Residence
  4. Use the freight hook to jump onto the balcony of the next building
  5. Enter the Montgomery Residence from the balcony
  6. Exit the Montgomery Residence through the back door
  7. Enter the courtyard of the Fraternal Order of the Raven.

Don't rush into the building, but be careful, as there are a lot of enemies inside, some of them Crow, which teleport around the area. Others are normal enemies such as Founder's Police.

You'll pick up the Murder of Crows vigor before entering the area, so that will help you deal with them one by one. After the short battle, take the key from the main altar in the central hall.

Where to Use the First Key in Bioshock Infinite

When you have the key, return to the Lansdowne Residence. 

  1. Enter the Montgomery Residence through the back door.
  2. Leave the residence through the balcony.
  3. Use the freight hook to reach the Lansdowne Residence right across.

Inside the residence, enter the bedroom with an open door and a chest. Open it with a key and take an infusion, a life potion, and a mana potion. While it might not be a boon on normal difficulty, this chest is a huge help in 1999 mode.


That's it on how to find the first key and where to use it in Bioshock Infinite. Grabbing it will help you get through the earliest portions of Columbia and, hopefully, progress through the story just a bit faster. For more on Bioshock Infinite, Booker, and the game's ending, be sure to check out our review of the first-person shooter from 2K and Kevin Levine