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How to Switch Devil Breakers in Devil May Cry 5

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Are you playing Devil May Cry 5 and wondering how to switch between Nero’s Devil Breakers? Here’s how.

As cool as Nero’s Devil Breaker arms are, Devil May Cry 5’s not clear on how you switch between them. The good news is, you can can switch to a new Devil Breaker. The bad news is, doing so will destroy the previous Devil Breaker. Here’s what to do:

  • First, check you’ve got more than one Devil Breaker in your Devil Breaker inventory, shown at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Press the “Destroy Devil Breaker” button, which is the top left shoulder button on the PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Your current Devil Breaker will be destroyed, making the next Devil Breaker along your current one.
  • If this isn’t the one you want, destroy Devil Breakers till you get to the one you want.

Sadly, there’s no way to switch between Devil Breakers mid-fight without destroying the previous one, but the game’s pretty generous when it comes to scattering these around each level.

However, you can change the order you use them in, outside of combat, by either finding a phone and calling in Nico’s bus or waiting till the end of the level. Move along the tabs at the top of the equipment screen till you get to your Devil Breaker magazine. You can then rearrange your Devil Breakers by swapping them back and forth between your inventory and stock.

It’s an odd design decision, given that most games let you swap weapons as you see fit but for now, you’ll either have to wait till you meet Nico or sacrifice your current Devil Breaker.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.