Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide

FAQ

How long does it take to beat Resident Evil Village and unlock all trophies?

30h

How difficult is it to beat Resident Evil Village and unlock all trophies?

Medium (5/10)

Does Resident Evil Village have online trophies?

No

Does Resident Evil Village have difficulty-specific trophies?

Yes

Does Resident Evil Village have missable trophies?

Yes, "When You Gotta Go..." & "Hooligan" must be done in a single playthrough

Does Resident Evil Village have glitched trophies?

No

What is the minimum number of playthroughs required to unlock all trophies in Resident Evil Village?

Three+ (Collectible playthrough, Speedrun, and Village of Shadows playthrough)

Does Resident Evil Village have a Platinum Trophy?

Yes

About this Game

Console

PlayStation 4 & 5

Release Date

May 7, 2021

Publisher

Capcom

Developer

Capcom

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Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide and Road Map

Welcome to our Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide for PS4 & PS5. In this guide, you will find strategies and tips for unlocking every trophy on your way to the platinum. We have broken the journey up into easily digestible phases with expert information packed into each one. With this, anyone should be able to conquer this game and its challenges.

Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide: Before You Begin

Resource Management

Like other games in the series, Resident Evil Village is a survival horror game at its core. You will have limited supplies and a limited inventory to store those supplies. As such, most of the difficulty in this game comes from this balancing of resources; if you try to fight every enemy you come across, you will be ill-prepared for a boss fight or encounter. A good strategy is to run around enemies or shove them away (guard with and then press again to shove an enemy after their hit lands) so you can get past.

It’s advised to only use ammo when you become trapped and there’s no way out.

Lei

Resident Evil Village uses Romanian currency, Lei, which you can earn by killing enemies. When an enemy is killed, there is a small chance that they will drop Lei or a crystalized body part that you can sell to Duke later on. Also hidden throughout the Village are several treasures that require a bit of puzzle-solving/backtracking once you have the right items to acquire, but once you do, they are quite valuable and will net you a good sum of Lei.

You can use your gathered Lei to buy healing items, ammo, crafting recipes, and weapons from Duke. It’s advised to spend as little at Duke’s shop as you can for your Village of Shadows playthrough to go a little smoother. It’s recommended that you save up at least 2.5 million Lei so you can buy the S.T.A.K.E magnum and fully upgrade it. Doing this will unlock infinite ammo for that gun in the Bonuses menu.

Playthroughs

Resident Evil games often require several playthroughs to obtain the Platinum Trophy, and Resident Evil Village carries on that tradition. Ideally, you will have done a blind playthrough before you came to this guide which will have earned you a little head start gathering enough Lei for your final playthrough on Village of Shadows difficulty. If not, then following this guide should get you enough, if not very close to enough.

Gathering 2.5m Lei is going to be your main focus across your Collectible, Speedrun/Knife Only, and No Heal/No Shop playthroughs. Make sure you gather all the treasures and sell any unwanted ammo/items and you should be swimming in Lei before your Village of Shadows playthrough.

Knife Only

For your Knife Only playthrough, you absolutely can not damage a single enemy with anything other than the knife. This makes some sections a little tricky, like blowing up the wall to let the cold in during your battle with Cassandra Dimitrescu in the Armory. If the pipe bomb used to blow the wall open hits Cassandra with its explosion radius, you would void the Knife Only challenge. You can check if the challenge is still valid in the Challenges menu from the Pause screen. Under the “Knives Out” challenge, if it says “Uses: 0,” then you’re okay and haven’t voided the challenge.

Similarly, in the Chris Redfield section near the end of the game, you will fight a Megamycete-enhanced Urias. You must use only the knife for this fight. Using the Laser Target Locator will void the challenge.

Make sure you have a backup save before the Chris Redfield section, as at least twice I found my challenge to have been voided even though I was careful not to damage an enemy with a gun or explosive. Something in this Chris section glitches out the challenge. I initially thought the explosion from using the Laser on the building encased in Megamycete (this is a forced section where you must use the Laser) was damaging the enemies, but I couldn’t confirm this. Keep checking the “Knives Out” challenge in the Challenges menu to ensure your run is still valid.

The good news is that you can fire weapons and use explosives as long as it’s not on enemies. This means you can shoot any Goats of Warding or locks/wooden beams/orange lights during your Knife Only run. In fact some instances require you to use guns such as the Heisenberg boss fight. You have to use the custom tank to fight him during the first phase, however, once you’re tipped out and on foot, ensure you only use the knife to damage Heisenberg from that point on.

Lastly, the best knife to use for your knife-only run is undoubtedly the Karambit which can be bought from the Bonuses menu once you have finished the story for the first time. The Karambit has higher base damage than the default knife and will kill most enemies in one or two hits and make short work of the bosses. Once bought, you must reach Duke and purchase it from him before you can use it.

Phase One – Collectible Playthrough

Your first task in this Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide, is to complete your first playthrough whilst collecting all Files, Goats of Warding, Treasures, Weapons, Weapon Attachments and Recipes while also opening all Outhouses (locked ones don’t count), smashing all Windows in Castle Dimitrescu, and finally gathering enough Cooking Ingredients to cook all of Duke’s meals.

This sounds like a big and daunting task, but this should be almost trivial with the help of our Collectibles & Treasures Guide. There will be spoilers inside, but if you’ve done a blind playthrough first (recommended as you’ll have a head start collecting Lei), then you’ll be fine.

I would advise against spending too much Lei at Duke’s shop as you need to collect between 2m and 2.5m Lei in preparation for your Village of Shadows playthrough. This is why, unlike other guides, I have opted to split the Knife Only, Speedrun, No Healing Items, and No Shop runs into two playthroughs, as bundling them into one playthrough severely impedes your Lei farming. You won’t have enough time to collect all treasures during a speedrun. That being said, it should be okay to buy any Inventory Upgrades from Duke as it will help with collecting weapons throughout your playthrough.

Duke’s meals give you permanent stat increases to Health, Defence, and Speed, which are a huge help in later runs.

I would recommend playing on Casual or Standard difficulty for this phase.

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Photographer

Use Photo Mode

Press and select “Photo Mode”. You don’t have to take a picture as the trophy unlocks when you exit Photo Mode.

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Goooaaal!

Move the ball from the Winterses’ bedroom into the study

When you take Rose upstairs to bed, you will see a yellow ball. Walk it into the dark room with the laptop.

The yellow ball
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Push Comes to Shove

Push away an enemy after guarding in the story

When guarding with , you get a chance to push an enemy back by tapping after you block a hit (the game prompts you to hit after blocking a hit on Casual difficulty). If successful, you’ll shove the enemy backwards and the trophy will pop.

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Strategist

Defeat at least three enemies with one attack in the story

During the Lycan attack in the Village, there are several red barrels littered through the area. The best one to use is by the Red Metal Gate. Stand next to it and let 3 Lycans crowd you and then shoot it. They will die on Standard or Casual difficulty.

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Not Lycan This

Survive the lycan attack

This part of the game is a bit unhelpful as all it tells you is to “survive”. You have to wait for an invisible timer to tick down and have a cutscene automatically play. The easiest way to survive the ambush is to hide out in the house with the shotgun on the table and shoot and Lycans that try to break the door down.

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Cynic

Destroy a Goat of Warding

The first chance for you to get this trophy is outside the Church in the Village. Check our Collectible Guide for a full list of all the Goats of Warding locations and more.

A Goat of Warding
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Squawk Shot

Shoot down five flying crows in the story

This is easier to do in the Village near the Church. Make a save, go outside to where some crows are hanging around and walk over to them. When they fly off, use your shotgun to take out as many as you can. Reload your save if you didn’t manage to get 5 on your first attempt as the game tracks how many you kill between saves.

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Four Lords

Escape the mine

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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Patron

Purchase something from the Duke in the story

You first encounter Duke just before entering Castle Dimitrescu. Buy something from his shop.

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Crafter

Craft an item in the crafting menu

Open the Inventory screen by pressing and navigate to the Crafting tab by pressing . Craft a Med Item or some Ammo.

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Trick shot

Defeat an enemy from long range with the sniper rifle in the story

You find the Sniper Rifle in the Attic of Castle Dimitrescu. Immediately after finding it, you will exit onto the rooftop and some flying enemies will appear. Some of them will be perched on a roof off in the distance, snipe them for this trophy.

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Hooligan

Break every breakable window in Castle Dimitrescu in a single playthrough

This must be done in a single playthrough as the game doesn’t track the progress across saves or playthroughs. Check our Collectible Guide for each Window location.

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Repairer

Combine a treasure into its complete form

There are several treasures in Resident Evil Village, and some of them require 2 or more parts to combine into one complete treasure. The earliest chance you get to combine a treasure is in Castle Dimitrescu after finding the Iron Insignia Key. There is a gate in the Basement that can only be opened by the Iron Insignia Key and inside is a puzzle that awards you with the Azure Eye. You must combine this eye with the Silver Ring that you find in a drawer in the Hall of Pleasure.

Check our Collectible Guide for the location of every treasure in Resident Evil Village.

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Petty Thief

Unlock a simple lock with a lockpick

This is a familiar concept to Resident Evil fans. Use a lockpick on a locked drawer. Lockpicks in Resident Evil Village are single use.

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Gunsmith

Equip a gun with a customizable part

You will have to equip 11 weapons with all their weapon parts so this trophy is a given. Check our Collectible Guide for all weapon and weapon part locations.

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Get the Ball Rolling

Solve a Labyrinth

There are 4 Labyrinths in Resident Evil Village, but you only need to solve one. First you must find a specific ball for each labyrinth and then place it in the model. Then guide the ball to the light-up hole to reveal a crystal skull which can be sold to Duke for Lei.

For the sake of completion, we have added each location of the Labyrinth balls in our Collectible Guide.

The Labyrinth inside Castle Dimitrescu
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That Sucked

Defeat the mutated Dimitrescu

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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Hunter

Hunt and animal during the story

After completing Castle Dimitrescu, you will be introduced to Duke’s Kitchen where you can cook meals which give you permanent stat increases to Health, Defence, and Speed. You must first hunt and gather Cooking Ingredients and take them to Duke so he can cook you a delicious meal.

Check our Collectible Guide for all Cooking Ingredients in chronological order.

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Leader of the Pack

Take down the Varcolac Alfa in the story

This is missable as the Varcolac Alfa spawns in Fallow Plot later in the game and there’s no need to go back there again. Be careful when you take on this beast as it has a lot of health and does a lot of damage with its attacks.

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Got No Strings

Defeat Donna and Angie

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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Fish Out of Water

Defeat the mutated Moreau

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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Fast Reflexes

Knock a flaming arrow out of the sky with a close combat weapon in the story

Throughout the game, you will encounter Lycans with bows and arrows. Equip a knife and time your attack so that you knock the arrow out of the air.

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Up Urs!

Defeat Urias in the stronghold

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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When You Gotta Go…

Open the door to every outhouse in the village in a single playthrough

Like breaking every Window in Castle Dimitrescu, this must be done in a single playthrough. Locked Outhouses don’t count toward this trophy.

Every Outhouse location is detailed in our Collectible Guide.

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Medium Rare

Set fire to a Moroaica in the story

This is easily done when solving the puzzle for the treasure under Castle Dimitrescu. Once you have the Crank and can lower the wooden Drawbridge near the Ritual Site, take the boat and follow the river toward the castle. Enter the double doors and solve the puzzle. At one point, you will have to shoot a hanging brazier so that it swings and hits a Moroaica (they spawn infinitely during this puzzle).

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Temporary Measures

Place the Giant’s Chalice in the ceremony site

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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Quit Hanging Around

Shoot down a Soldat hanging from the production line in the factory

When inside Duke’s shop that he’s set up inside the elevator, look to your left (while facing Duke) to see a conveyor belt transporting Soldats. Take out your gun and shoot one to make them fall.

Soldats hanging from an assembly line in Heisenberg’s Factory
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Iron Giant Down

Defeat the mutated Heisenberg

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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Mapmatician

Complete the village map

You will unlock this trophy naturally whilst finding all collectibles and treasures. Use our Collectible Guide while following this Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide and you should have no problem getting this trophy.

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The Root of the Matter

Find the Megamycete in the underground ruins

Part of the story and as such, is unmissable.

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Bookworm

Read every single file in the story

There are 47 Files in total. This trophy will unlock during your Collectible playthrough if you manage to find them all. Use our Collectible Guide to find and read all Files.

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Heretic

Destroy all the Goats of Warding

There are 20 Goats of Warding. Our Collectible Guide has them all.

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Great Dad

Finish the story on at least Casual difficulty

Awarded for finishing the story. Unmissable.

Phase Two – No Shop & No Heal Playthrough

For this phase of our Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide, you will have to playthrough the story again, but this time avoid using healing items and spending more than 10,000 Lei at Duke’s Shop. This is an easy task if you play on Casual difficulty.

You can further reduce the difficulty by visiting the Bonus shop—unlocked after you complete the story for the first time—and buying Infinite Ammo for the GM 79 Grenade Launcher. It would be best if you also bought the Karambit knife (ensure you buy it from Duke later) as this will be beneficial for your Knife Only run.

Since you should already have all the Collectibles from the first phase, your only goal here would be to recollect all the treasures so you can sell them to Duke at the end to increase your Lei.

If you still have Recipes to buy from Duke, I would advise you to leave them until your next playthrough.

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Frugal Father

Finish the story without spending more than 10,000 Lei

If you still have recipes to buy from Duke, then you should leave them for the next playthrough as you’re limited to spending less than 10,000 Lei for this trophy. You shouldn’t really have any need to buy anything from him during this phase as you’ll have unlimited Grenade Launcher ammo and will rarely be hit so you won’t need medical items.

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Don’t Trust That Snake Oil

Finish the story only using four or less recovery items

Similar to the above trophy, you’re limited to only 4 uses of medical items. Save regularly and if you take too much damage in one section, reload a previous save and try get through it with less damage to avoid having to rely on health items.

Phase Three – Knife Only & Under 3 Hours Speedrun

Now it’s time for the Knife Only Speedrun portion of our Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide. Your goal is to use only the knife and finish the story in under 3 hours. Use the Karambit knife for this run as it has high base damage.

This means that you won’t have time to collect all the treasures; however, if there is one in your path, make sure to collect it since every bit of Lei you can get is important.

Your main source of Lei during this playthrough will be from the Crystalized fragments dropped by enemies and bosses.

Before you start, make sure that you read the Knife Only Before You Begin section.

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Kninves Out

Not including some boss fights, finish the story using nothing but close combat weapons

You can not damage any enemies with anything other than your knife. This trophy does let you use the gun on the tank during the Heisenberg boss fight as it’s unavoidable.

You can fire guns and use pipe bombs as long as they don’t damage enemies. This means you can blow up walls to reveal hidden areas.

Save regularly, and in multiple slots, in case you accidentally void this run. You can check if it’s still valid by pressing and navigating to the “Challenges” menu. Under the “Knives Out” challenge, if it says “Uses: 1” then your run is voided and you will have to reload an earlier save.

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Dashing Dad

Finish the story within 3 hours

You will have done at least 2 playthroughs by now and should be familiar with every area making it easy to finish well under 3 hours.

Phase Four – Village of Shadows Playthrough

This phase of our Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide will be the hardest one so far. You must finish the story on the hardest difficulty.

The hardest sections are, in chronological order:

  • The Lycan Ambush in the Village
  • The Chris section at the end
  • Miranda Boss Fight

To make this whole playthrough easier, you should buy and fully upgrade, as well as equip all attachments to the S.T.A.K.E Magnum so you can buy Infinite Ammo for it in the Bonus menu. However, you can buy Infinite Ammo for the S.T.A.K.E and keep your spent Lei.

To do this, load up a save and buy the S.T.A.K.E from Duke.

  • Make a backup save before you begin upgrading it. With your non-upgraded backup save made.
  • Begin to fully upgrade the S.T.A.K.E, and equip both attachments.
  • Make a save but not over your backup save.
  • Exit to the Main Menu and buy Infinite Ammo for the S.T.A.K.E
  • Load up your backup save with the non-upgraded S.T.A.K.E
  • You should now have all your Lei returned to you and Infinite Ammo

If you hide in the house where you found the shotgun in your first playthrough, you can shoot Lycans as they funnel in through the front door and you should be relatively safe from harm during the Ambush.

To better survive the Chris section, you can buy Infinite Ammo for the Dragoon assault rifle.

The Miranda boss fight is the hardest part of this whole playthrough partly due to her spider transformation. During this phase of the fight, she moves around really fast and is almost impossible to dodge and since guarding is entirely useless in Village of Shadows, you will receive damage. The best way to mitigate this is to buy or craft as many health items as you can carry.

She also has an attack where she, in her spider form, leaps to a pillar and jumps down on top of you. You can easily avoid this attack by sprinting towards her thus making her land behind you avoiding damage.

Running around the outside of the arena is also a good idea to avoid a lot of her attacks.

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Best Dad Ever

Finish the story on at least Standard difficulty

Will stack with Universe’s Best Dad.

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World’s Best Dad

Finish the story on at least Hardcore difficulty

Will stack with Universe’s Best Dad.

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Universe’s Best Dad

Finish the story on the Village of Shadows difficulty

Unlocks after the credits when you beat the story on Village of Shadows difficulty.

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Lucky Number 7

Have 777, 7,777, or 77,777 Lei in your possession in the story

This can be tricky if you don’t have enough resources. The best way I found is to buy and discard as many items as you can to get your Lei as close to 700, 7,700, or 77,700 Lei as possible. Craft a bunch of Rifle Ammo and sell them to get up to 777, 7,777, or 77,777 Lei.

You can make a save before attempting this and then reload once the trophy pops to get your Lei back.

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Artisan

Collect every crafting recipe

See Tinker.

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Tinker

Create every type of item available in the Crafting menu

Once you’ve unlocked every crafting recipe, navigate to your crafting menu and make at least one of every item. Check our Collectible Guide for every crafting recipe and how to unlock them.

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Doll Collector

View all character and weapon models

After finishing the story for the first time, you will unlock the Bonus menu where you can buy “figures”. These are for the in-game model viewer. Buy them all and view them all.

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Art Collector

View all concept art

After finishing the story for the first time, you will unlock the Bonus menu where you can buy Concept Art. Buy them all and view them all.

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Timber

Defeat Urias during the first lycan attack when you enter the village

With the S.T.A.K.E and Infinite Ammo this is incredibly easy. Attempt it on Casual difficulty and you should be able to kill him in a few shots.

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Veteran Gunsmith

Equip every gun with their customizable parts in the story

There are 11 weapons with 22 weapon parts that need to be equipped. Only a small portion of these can be found during the story, the rest have to be bought from Duke.

See our Collectible Guide for details on where to find each one.

Phase Five – The Mercenaries

During this phase of our Resident Evil Village Trophy Guide, you will have to buy and play the Mercenaries Mode.

This will undoubtedly test your patience. There are 4 stages, The Village, The Castle, The Factory, and The Mad Village. These stages are then repeated but with increased difficulty and different weapons. I would advise turning of Adaptive Triggers in the settings. They’re great, but will slow you down too much.

The goal of Mercenaries Mode is to fight your way through each round whilst racking up your combo as high as you can. Throughout the level are blue orbs, that give you abilities which persist between rounds, and gold orbs, which extend your time by 30 seconds.

Stages 1-4 The Village, The Castle, The Factory, and The Mad Village

The strategy for these four stages is largely the same.

  • Sell most, if not all, of your pistol ammo.
  • Sell all your shotgun ammo.
  • Buy the sniper rifle.
  • Choose all damage increasing abilities from blue orbs

Use the sniper rifle exclusively as it kills almost everything in 1 shot. Between each round sell all your pistol and shotgun ammo and upgrade your sniper rifle. Play each stage multiple times to learn enemy spawn patterns so you can string together your combo more efficiently.

Use this strategy for every stage except for The Mad Village where it’s better to save your shotgun ammo to use against the final boss (Miranda) as the arena is quite small and the sniper rifle will only hinder you.

Stages 5 & 6, The Village 2 & The Castle 2

These two stages are the same as last time except enemies do more damage and Duke’s shop has different weapons.

This time, it’s better to upgrade your pistol as much as you can and buy the Wolfsbane revolver. Use your upgraded pistol for all the smaller enemies like Lycans and Moroaica, and reserve the Wolfsbane for the bigger enemies and minibosses. Between each round, upgrade the pistol further as max damage, max clip, and max rate of fire makes these stages much easier.

Stages 7 & 8, The Factory 2 & The Mad Village 2

The Factory 2 is considered the hardest stage in this game mode. The strategy is mostly the same as the previous two stages, except there just isn’t enough ammo for the pistol and grenade launcher to kill every enemy in round 1.

To start, sell both of your health items and buy the grenade launcher and upgrade your pistol clip once, rate of fire once, and then put the rest into damage. If you have some Lei left over, choose whichever upgrade fits your style the most.

Again, use the pistol on the smaller enemies and the grenade launcher for the bigger guys and minibosses. However, you will not be able to kill them all so try to focus on getting your combo as high as you can early and then purposefully miss some enemies so you can get to the finish faster.

For round 2, use your Lei to buy as many explosive rounds as you can. The strategy here is to use the pistol for small enemies once again and reserve the grenade launcher for groups and the bigger guys.

For The Mad Village 2, buy the Wolfsbane and upgrade the pistol as much as you can. Keep using the Wolfsbane only for the bigger enemies and you should be able to string together a high enough combo in rounds 1 and 2 that you don’t need to finish round 3 as you’ll have more than enough score for S rank.

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Combo King

Get a combo of at least 30 during The Mercenaries

You’ll get this easily on your way to S rank each stage.

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Legendary Cowboy

Achieve at least an S Rank on all stages in The Mercenaries

This is a little easier than it sounds. The highest score you can get is SSS rank, so you don’t have to be 100% perfect on each stage.

Make sure you learn the enemy placement and spawn patterns in each stage and you should be able to string a high combo together in each round and have more than enough score for S rank.

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