Resident Evil 4 Remake Beginner Tips and Tricks

Make the most out of the game by following these beginner tips and tricks!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Resident Evil 4 Remake is an amazing game that can be quite grueling for most new players. Despite playing on lower difficulties, the game still presents a challenge. So, this guide will show you the 10 best Resident Evil 4 Remake beginner tips so that you can have a good experience while playing the game.

I suggest that you play the game how you want. However, if you are having difficulties, following this guide will allow you to learn more about the game and have a different approach. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.



Parrying is a staple of Resident Evil 4 Remake. This allows Leon to use his knife to parry an incoming melee attack. Doing so will stun the enemy so that you can use your melee attacks on them without any issues. The best part is that parrying is extremely easy – and simple – in the remake, unlike other games.

So, make sure that you parry enemies when you get the chance. However, keep in mind that your knife will deteriorate if you parry or attack enemies with it.


Use Quick Turn

Quick turn is a useful mechanic that was a part of the original Resident Evil 4 as well. Luckily, the remake brings it back and it is as useful as ever. During a sticky situation, instead of moving your camera to turn around Leon, you can press the quick turn button and quickly look back.

This allows you to either look back and retreat or focus on an enemy that is behind you. Quick turn saves you a lot of time and potentially saves you from dying to random enemies that are surrounding you.


Look Out For Melee Prompts

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.


Save Your Herbs

Herbs are a great way to heal Leon if you are in danger. However, as tempting as it might be, make sure that you save your herbs and combine them. Combining the green, yellow, and red herbs together will make a stronger herb that will not only heal you for more but also increase your maximum HP.

This can be difficult if you are in a tough spot but always try to save your herbs. If you have low HP and are worried that you will not make it out of an area, only use the green herb and save the rest.

Instead, you can use the First Aid Spray or various food that you can find across the map. During the village area of the game, you can find chickens. They will lay eggs periodically that you can consume to heal Leon. This is a great way to regain HP without wasting herbs.


Upgrade Your Case

Just like in the original game, you can run out of inventory space rather quickly. To counter this problem, you can upgrade your case by talking to the merchant. Sometimes, he will sell you new items that will allow you to upgrade the case.

This gives you a larger inventory where you can store new items and weapons that you find. Since some weapons take up a large area in your case, upgrading the case will allow you to have spare inventory space without sacrificing other items.


Shoot the Crows For Loot

During your journey, you will find tons of crows around the map. While you might assume that they are there to create an ambiance, you can actually shoot them for loot. This might sound like you are wasting bullets, but you can get good things like more ammo or other useful items by killing crows.

The good thing is that you can find crows all around the map, especially at the start. This makes it easy to get tons of loot quickly. However, make sure that you organize your inventory case or you’ll run out of storage area.



Backtracking in Resident Evil games is quite common. If you are experienced with the game, you will know how important it is to go back to a previously explored area and unlock new things. Since you find new items like keys as you progress, you need to backtrack and open doors that were locked before.

Doing so can allow you to find resources like ammo, gems, crafting materials, and much more.


Buy Back Already Sold Weapons

While dealing with the merchant, you might accidentally sell a weapon to him that you needed. If you want to get your weapon back, you can scroll to the right-most option and buy back all the weapons that you recently sold to him.

This is a surprisingly useful – yet quite specific – tip since I accidentally sold a powerful weapon that I was using. You can always get it back, so, don’t worry about it.


Combine Items to Increase Value

Over the course of the game, you will find tons of hidden valuable items. Selling them is a good way to quickly earn money and buy a new weapon or ammo from the merchant. However, there are certain items that can be combined via the crafting menu.

This will increase their overall value, which is always a welcomed thing since you require all the money you can get to survive. Ensure you read all the item descriptions to see which items can be combined and which are sold alone.

To make things easier, you can open an item to see which color gems or other parts will increase its value the most. So, if you find various gems across the map, make sure that you save them until you can attach them to an item.


Focus on Early Upgrades

This is something that most players tend to avoid. Certain weapons are extremely useful in the early game like the Bolt Thrower. It can help you take out enemies in one shot without wasting your ammo. However, as you progress in the game, it will start dealing less damage.

So, many players do not upgrade it since they will eventually sell it later in the game. The best part about the Resident Evil 4 Remake is that you can sell your upgraded weapons for a higher price. This allows you to use them fully and sell them without losing money.

Doing so will allow you to have a better early game and get more money when you sell your upgraded weapons as well.


And there you have it; those are the best Resident Evil 4 Remake beginner tips and tricks you can follow. Doing so will allow you to have an easier time and a better experience overall. However, I still suggest that you play the game how you want so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve.

What are your thoughts about the game so far? Do you find it to be more difficult than the original game? Let us know 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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