How To Unlock Mercenaries Mode For Resident Evil 4 Remake
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How to unlock Mercenaries mode for Resident Evil 4 remake

Can you be the best mercenary?

A classic Resident Evil mode called Mercenaries made a comeback. But how can you unlock this Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 4 remake?

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In this action-packed minigame, waves of enemies crash through the stage, while you’re trying to defeat them on the clock. Here’s how to unlock it.

Resident Evil 4 remake: How to unlock Mercenaries mode

If you update your game, you won’t magically see the Mercenaries mode pop up. This is because to unlock Mercenaries, you have to download it digitally. You can unlock Mercenaries mode in the Resident Evil 4 remake by downloading the mode as a DLC through your designated store.

If you’re playing through Steam, you can find Mercenaries mode as a free download. Scroll down the Resident Evil 4 remake store page until you see ‘Content for this game.’ It’s called ‘The Mercenaries,’ and it shouldn’t take long to download.

Now, once you boot up Resident Evil 4 remake, Mercenaries mode is available from the main menu. At first, you’ll only be able to start with the first available stage and only available character, which is Leon S. Kennedy. The three available stages are currently the Village, Castle, and Island.

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The round begins with your stocked-up case, filled with throwables, guns, and ammo. The goal is to keep adding time to the clock, so you can rack up more points. To add time, interact with the green orbs around the map, or just kill enemies. 

You’ll also notice a meter on the bottom that can trigger Mayhem Mode when filled. This will give you a boost of power and speed for a short amount of time. The golden orbs around the map can add to this meter.

Once the time runs out, or you die, the round ends. You’ll be able to see the points you gained, and a score is given based on those points. Feel free to add your score to the leaderboard, and try to become the best mercenary.

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All Mercenaries mode unlockables and rewards in Resident evil 4 remake

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You can unlock three more characters and two more stages by playing the Mercenaries game. Here are all the characters you’ll unlock throughout this mode:

CharacterHow to unlock
Luis SerraBeat any stage as Leon with A Rank or higher
Jack KrauserBeat any stage as Luis with A Rank or higher
HUNKBeat any stage as Jack Krauser with A Rank or higher
AdaBeat Village as Leon with a 4-Star ranking or higher
WeskerBeat any stage as Ada Wong with S Rank or higher

Although Ada and Wesker were added to the Mercenaries mode after the Separate Ways DLC was released, you don’t have to purchase the DLC to get these two characters.

Also, currently, the only unlockable reward you receive in Mercenaries in the Handcannon. You can unlock the Handcannon by achieving S Rank in all stages using any character. Your ranking is based upon how many points you achieve during a match:

  • C Rank: 49,999 or below
  • B Rank: 50,000 – 99,999
  • A Rank: 100,000 – 199,999
  • S Rank: 200,000 – 499,999
  • S+ Rank: 500,000 – 999,999
  • S++ Rank: 1,000,000+

With that out of the way, you may be interested in knowing about games just like Resident Evil 4 you can play after you’ve finished it.


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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.