How to Get Rich Quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Here comes the money!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Money – or Pesetas – is an essential resource in Resident Evil 4 that allows Leon to purchase various weapons and upgrades. It allows you to get better equipment so that you do not struggle with upcoming bosses and enemies. That is why this guide will show you how to get rich quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Getting money can be a bit difficult in the earlier stages of the game. While you might think that you are getting a lot of it, you won’t have enough to get everything you want. So, follow this guide to ensure you have enough money to get all the cool weapons from the merchant.


Use Your Bolts on Crows

How to Get Rich Quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake

When you first meet the merchant, you have the option to buy the Bolt Thrower. It is a crossbow that fires bolts to take out enemies. I highly suggest that you use this weapon as it will save your ammo and help you out a lot.

Plus, if you want to kill crows to get loot, you can use bolts to take them out. This will not only help you conserve ammo but also help you avoid enemies. Firing bolts does not make any sound, so, you won’t alert any nearby enemies.

Killing crows can help you get tons of useful items early in the game like money, gunpowder, or even ammo. So, make sure that you target the crows whenever you can.


Trade Spinals to Get Treasure

Trade Spinals for treasure and sell it back

One of the new mechanics that the remake features are Spinals. These are the in-game currency that you can find by completing various side quests for the merchant. Upon completion, talk to him and he will give you Spinals based on the quest.

Since there are certain items that can only be traded with Spinals, make sure that you have enough of them. Use them to buy treasure from the merchant and sell it back to him. Since you will be using Spinals to purchase the treasure, selling it back will give you Pesetas which is the main purpose of this guide.

Make sure that you combine your treasure with various gems to increase its value – more on this in the next section.


Combine Gems With Your Treasure

Combine gems with treasure to make it valuable

Speaking of treasure, you will find tons of treasure throughout the game. The main purpose of treasure is so you can sell it and earn money quickly. While the money it gives is great, you can increase its value significantly.

Combining the treasure with the correct gems will allow you to increase its overall price and sell it for a profit. If you sell the treasure and gems separately, you will not fetch a high price. So, make sure that you combine the gems with your treasure.

If you want to know how much each gem adds to the value, here is a small list that you can follow:

  • Velvet Blue – 2,500 Pesetas
  • Ruby – 3,000 Pesetas
  • Sapphire – 4,000 Pesetas
  • Pearl Pendant – 5,000 Pesetas
  • Elegant Mask – 5,000 Pesetas
  • Elegant Mask with three Rubies – 19,600 Pesetas
  • Flagon with two mixed Gems – 12,100 Pesetas
  • Gold Chicken Egg – 9,000 Pesetas


Sell Used Key Items

How to Get Rich Quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Over the course of the game, you will have tons of keys and other important items that you can use to progress. However, after using them for a bit, you will notice a small check mark next to their icon. This indicates that this key item has been fully used and will not be required in upcoming sections.

So, make sure that you sell that item – or items – to the merchant to gain extra money. These items usually don’t sell for a lot of Pesetas but it is still better than nothing. Doing so will allow you to get a few extra weapons or upgrades in the earlier stages of the game.


Sell Old Weapons

Sell old weapons

I highly suggest that you sell the weapons that you aren’t using anymore. When you progress through the game, Leon will find stronger weapons. At that point, there is no need to keep your original handgun or other weapons since they won’t be viable.

The best part is that even if you have upgraded them, you can sell them at a higher price to get your money back. So, make sure that you upgrade your weapons so that you don’t have a tough time early in the game. When you want to sell them later on, you will get additional Pesetas which is a great thing in the remake.


Complete Side Missions

Complete side missions for the merchant

Another new addition to the remake is the introduction of side quests. These quests can be found across the map in the form of blue notes hanging on walls or sitting on tables. Make sure that you interact with the notes and accept the quest.

Usually, the side quest will have you destroy items nearby. You can complete them within a few minutes if you know what you are looking for. This is a great way to earn extra Spinals which can be traded for extra items like maps, weapons, and the aforementioned treasure.


Get Treasure Maps

How to Get Rich Quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake features three prominent locations: The village, castle, and island. Each location has a hidden treasure that you can find. To make this process easier, you can get the treasure map from the merchant to know exactly where to look at.

This will allow you to quickly get the treasure and combine it with gems to sell it for money. Since treasure is the best method to get money, make sure that you find all of it.

Keep in mind that most of the treasure is hung on top of a well. Make sure that you shoot the log below to close the well before shooting the treasure. Otherwise, it will fall into the water and get dirty. While you can still pick it up, its value will reduce significantly.

Closing the well will allow you to keep the treasure clean and sell it for a higher price so that you can get your dream weapon.


Farm Fish

How to Get Rich Quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake
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Moving on to another tip that will help you get rich quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake, fishing. Early on in the game, you will go to the lake to fight a giant fish boss. Once you defeat it, you will still be in the boat on the lake. At that point, make sure that you use the infinite harpoons to hunt fish and gather as many as you can.

Once you feel like you have enough, make your way to the merchant and sell all the fish. This will grant you tons of free money without any extra effort. However, keep in mind that the lake is extremely dark due to it being nighttime.

You can spot the fish by the ripples in the water. Since the boss will be dead at this point, you can freely move around without any issues.


Loot All Enemies

Looting corpses

There are tons of enemies all across the game. After killing them, some of them will drop various items that you can pick up. Once you clear an area, make sure that you go around and check if the enemy dropped an item or not. Most of the time, there will be tons of items that you can loot and then progress the game.

While the drops are random, many enemies drop money that you can collect to gain a lot of it in the early stages of the game. In the latter sections, you might not get as much money from corpses but looting them is essential in the early game.


Break Boxes

Break boxes to get items

Finally, make sure that you break all the boxes with yellow stripes on them. They contain items like ammo, money, and other resources. Breaking boxes is a great way to get more money without having to go through any issues.

While most of the boxes will not contain money, they will still have useful things like gunpowder or even healing items. So, it is always worth breaking the boxes by going close to them and kicking them.


That’s everything you need to know about how to get rich quickly in Resident Evil 4 Remake. Following this guide will allow you to earn a lot of money early in the game and get tons of solid weapons and upgrades.

Did you get the weapon or upgrade you were aiming for? Is farming money easy in the remake? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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