Resident Evil 4 remake guide: how to unlock The Mercenaries mode and maps for the game

Resident Evil 4 remake version 1.004 features The Mercenaries mode, familiar to many fans of the series. This additional mode is a completely free game expansion to the base game, offering players unique characters and challenges to complete. In this guide we will tell you how to unlock The Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 4 remake and unlock all the maps to pass through. We will also tell you about the unique rewards.

Resident Evil 4: The Mercenaries 

In the updated edition of Resident Evil 4, The Mercenaries mode repeats its core mechanics, but the original gameplay concept has been changed. Within its framework, you will have to go to familiar locations to survive several challenging battles with infected of different kinds. Different characters from the main story and their unique abilities will help you in this. The main goal of The Mercenaries is to kill zombies and get points, but surviving this battle may not be easy. Separate Ways, an add-on about Ada Wong, has been released for the game, and you can read our review.

How to unlock The Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 4 remake

The Mercenaries mode in the updated version of Resident Evil 4 is a free add-on for the main game that does not require complex gameplay actions. The main condition for opening the new mode will be a network connection, necessary for synchronisation with the game’s servers, as well as the installed The Mercenaries add-on. The addon will be available only for the game on Resident Evil 4 version 1.004 or higher. The addon will probably have to be downloaded separately through the digital shop of the platform you are playing on. It is only 2MB in size. After installing the addon, The Mercenaries mode can be selected through the remake’s main menu.

To enter the new mode, select The Mercenaries option from the main menu, confirm game settings if necessary and select “Start”. In the next section, you will be able to select a map to play through, as well as a playable character. Note that each character in The Mercenaries has their own arsenal of weapons and skills.

The main task of this mode: kill as many enemies as possible in the allotted time.

Quickly killing enemies you will create combinations, getting bonus points. The better the combination, the more extra points you get. Time can be extended by various bonuses, and at the end of the campaign you will receive a score of the map and the number of points collected.

How to unlock all the maps in The Mercenaries

The Mercenaries mode in the Resident Evil 4 remake includes large areas from the main story. Most of the time, the areas fully copy their design and structure, but there are some minor differences like open rooms or additional passages.

At the moment, The Mercenaries, includes three different locations to pass through. Over time, the list of available maps will be expanded as new updates for Resident Evil 4 remake are released. For now, you can go to the Village, Castle, and Island locations to kill the infected. To unlock them, you’ll need to do the following:

The Village location is available to complete by default. The Castle is unlocked after one playthrough of the Village map by any character. The third Island area is unlocked after passing the Castle area. At the same time, the result of your progression for unlocking a new map does not matter, so all locations in The Mercenaries can be unlocked quite quickly.

Rewards for completing The Mercenaries in the Resident Evil 4 remake

Mercenaries mode contains both its own rewards and bonuses that will be available in the main game. By successfully completing challenges you will be able to unlock new maps for the game, characters and various upgrades.

The main reward for the main mode can be the Bombara Revolver. This weapon is unlocked by completing all three maps at rank S, playing as any character. The revolver will be available in your vault and is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal.


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