How to Melee Enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Save your ammo by kicking your enemies!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Melee is an important part of Resident Evil 4 Remake as it allows players to defeat enemies without wasting their ammo. Doing so will cause Leon to perform a cool roundhouse kick that will almost instantly kill any enemy. That is why this guide will show you how to melee enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

While the game clearly states how you can melee enemies, newer players can miss it since the prompt is a bit subtle. Plus, in the heat of the moment, you might not think to go close to the enemies. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

How to Melee

While fighting enemies, you will occasionally notice a melee prompt above their heads. This allows you to take down enemies without wasting your ammo or the durability of your knife. Plus, it kills most enemies in one hit as well which is always a good thing.

So, whenever you get a prompt to melee an enemy, make sure that you press the appropriate keybind and one-shot the enemy.

To get the prompt, you will have to shoot the enemy with your gun a few times. Whether you shoot them in the head or in other parts, you will only get the melee prompt when they are staggered. Keep in mind that this doesn’t apply to all enemies. There are certain types of enemies that will not get staggered to the point where you can kick them away.

The best part is that you become immune to damage for a short duration while you are kicking the enemy. This can allow you to reposition yourself after the kick. Plus, you can even knock back other enemies that are too close to Leon.

Other than this, you can always ready your knife and melee targets as well. However, that will lower your knife’s durability. Plus, it doesn’t deal as much damage and does not knock back enemies either. Once the enemy is knocked down thanks to your amazing kick, you can knife them to finish them off.


That’s everything you need to know about how to melee enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake. This is a useful mechanic that allows you to preserve ammo and take out enemies easily. Plus, it also gives you some breathing room which is always a welcomed thing in Resident Evil.

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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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