Bioshock Infinite: How to Find and Disable the Golden Guns

Bioshock Infinite: How to Find and Disable the Golden Guns

We explain about getting and deactivating gold skins for your pistol and machine gun.

One of the bonuses in Bioshock Infinite for owning either the Bioshock Collection or the Season Pass is a damage upgrade and golden skins for the pistol and machine gun. We'll show you where to get these perks, and explain about turning them off later.

How to Get the Golden Guns

Bioshock Infinite includes some shiny gold skins for both the pistol and machine gun, as well as a damage upgrade. Both the skins and the upgrade should be included and installed in the guns from the beginning, meaning that you won't need to select them. Some have reported issues with this, but they should've been applied by the time you get through to the restaurant where the Lutece skins give you your first Infusion. If it hasn't happened by then, you may need to start a new game for the skins to trigger.

How to Disable the Golden Gun Skins

Bad news: there is currently no way to disable the golden skins or the damage upgrade on either the machine gun or the pistol, so if you don't like them, you'll have to pick up different kinds of guns you don't have the gold skins for. You can't even drop them and pick up a different machine gun or pistol; the dull metal plating turns to gold the moment Booker touches it. We'll be sure to update this page if a solution or patch is issued, but we wouldn't hold out for it happening: the Bioshock Collection is four years old at time of writing and Bioshock infinite is nearly twice that.

Can't get rid of your gold? #FirstWorldProblems. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Irrational Games/2K

Still, there's other things you can do in Bioshock to take your minds off your inescapable wealth. If you want to know how to solve all the Ciphers and Codes in Bioshock Infinite, just follow this link here. Or if you want to know about the consequences of the Cage/Bird choice, we've got a page on that too.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

In other news

Monster Hunter: Rise is a Switch Exclusive Launching in March 2021

The next entry in the series returns to its Nintendo roots.

Godfall Is a Day One Launch Title for the PS5

Gearbox's new looter-slasher launches on November 12.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Coming to PS5 on Day One

And it looks like Vergil has new playable segments.

Ghostrunner Slides, Dashes, and Leaps Toward an October Launch

The very speedrun-friendly first-person action title is just a few weeks from launch.

You may also like

Are Launch Day Lineups Getting Worse?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | People are clearly excited for the new hardware, but are the games they'll actually play on it as interesting as they used to be?

Hello Games Teases New No Man's Sky Update Called Origins

It'll be "the beginning of something new," studio founder Sean Murray says.

Superbrothers Delay Jett: The Far Shore to 2021, Pushing Back Another PS5 Holiday Title

Before Jett lifts off, the Sword and Sorcery EP makers say they need more time.