Resident Evil 4 Remake: 20 Secrets And Easter Eggs

Discover the most engaging secrets of the Resident Evil 4 Remake along with some of their benefits.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Secrets
Resident Evil 4 Remake Secrets

The Resident Evil 4 remake is enriching with the most mind-boggling secrets. Apart from puzzle solving, the game also introduces some secrets that add fun to exploration. Some of these secrets will lead to exciting lore, while some will highlight the references from the old and original series that veteran players will find amusing. Other than that, some of these secrets will reward the players once they have discovered them.


  • Players can shoot at the Church bell in Chapter 1 to skip the long fight. This can be pretty beneficial as bullets are limited at the start of the game.
  • During Chapter 3, you can save a wolf from a trap. Doing this will make the wolf appear later in the boss fight to assist you.
  • You can throw a grenade at the balcony to annihilate the enemy before he pulls the bridge lever in Chapter 9. This way, you can quickly obtain the Goat head without wasting time.
  • During Chapter 10, players can find a massive reward, giving Treasure in the Depths. The Elegant Crown has the potential to reach the worth of 100,000 ptas.
  • Salazar is weak to Golden Eggs. Throw at him in the boss fight to stagger and deplete his health faster with knife attacks.
  • Most of the secrets in the Resident Evil 4 remake are from the game’s original version. Mostly, these are iconic lines now present as unlockable achievements. 

Shoot The Church Bell (Chapter 1)

The Church bell secret
Shoot The Church Bell – Image captured by Gamesual

During my gameplay in Chapter 1, I faced the daunting task of surviving a horde of zombies in a small village. The fight was intense and seemed to go on forever. However, a game-changing secret in the Resident Evil 4 remake allowed me to skip the entire ordeal.

To do so, I had to rush toward the house, the third one on the left side. When I reached the stairs, there was a W-870 shotgun for the loot in my left hand. I’m just giving you a heads-up so you don’t skip it. On the right-hand, the window can be used to escape the house.

Once I had made out, the Church bell I could shoot was right in front of me. This way, the fight skips to the cutscene, where everyone heads toward the Church. This is quite a beneficial secret in the Resident Evil 4 remake, as it saves a lot of time, especially for speedruns.

Save The Wolf (Chapter 3)

Save Wolf in Resident Evil 4 remake
Save The Wolf – Image captured by Gamesual

At the beginning of Chapter 3, I exit the abandoned house. Upon going through the main entrance, I looked to the right side. A pitiful howling of a wolf was heard. It was because its leg was caught in a snare trap.

Upon reaching it, I was met with an interaction that freed the wolf. Once rescued, the wolf disappeared into the woods.

Saving the wolf gave me an advantage later in Chapter 4. While returning to the Church, you will encounter a boss fight. This boss fight will require you to kill a Giant. Indeed, these boss fights will be challenging, as you will not have a variety of weapons to fight during your first walkthrough. 

Following this, the wolf came to assist me with this boss fight. Therefore, this secret of the Resident Evil 4 remake is worth exploring. So, I advise you not to miss out on saving the cute wolf.

Shooting The Lake (Chapter 3)

Shooting at the lake
Shooting The Lake will trigger Del Lago – Image captured by Gamesual

This one dates back to the original game, a famous secret of the Resident Evil 4 remake regarding the lake monster, Del Lago. When I was heading towards the Fish Farm, there came a spot to observe the activity of zombies in the lake. While watching them, Del Lago appeared shortly after the zombies were out of sight. 

Later, after reaching the lake, I had an early interaction with the sea creature, just like in the original. To do so, I shot the fish that appeared on the water’s surface. Upon killing two fishes, the lake monster lunged at Leon, swiping him from existence and doing some collateral damage to the dock.

This secret is just for the sake of adding detail to the game. However, I could kill as many fish as possible without awakening Del Lago. I could do this using a weapon that made less noise, such as a Bolt Thrower.

The Girl On The Altar (Chapter 4)

Find the opening girl
The Girl from Opening Cinematic – Image captured by Gamesual

Quite peculiarly, I found the girl who appeared in the opening cinematics of the Resident Evil 4 remake. The necromancers were shown sacrificing the girl for an unknown cause. Later on, in chapter 4, I found the girl lying on the altar, along with a ritual that was either completed or abandoned.

The area is accessible during Chapter 4 because a boat is required to reach it. While exploring the lakeside, search for the area name “Lakeside Settlement.” Once you have reached the Lakeside Settlement, go straight toward a door that will get you inside a cave. From there, take the ladder and climb to the upper level. You can find the girl lying dead on the altar before you.

Players can spot an abandoned cart holding a Small Key as loot beside her. Moreover, when players unlock the door on the left side, a side quest post will ask players to find a big fish in the Fish Farm. 

Shooting Speakers (Chapter 7)

Shoot speakers in Resident Evil 4 remake
Shoot the Speakers for Unique Dialogues – Image captured by Gamesual

While playing Chapter 7, I encountered places where Salazar communicated through speakers. He taunted me for wasting time-saving the girl and degraded my skills, etc. I tried to shoot the speaker out to make that annoying voice shut, but this time, He began to laugh relentlessly, as this did not affect Salazar.

Obtaining The Goat Head (Chapter 9)

During the Chapter 9 gameplay, I encountered a Headless statue. There were a total of 3 missing heads I had to collect to solve the statue puzzle. Obtaining each headpiece gave me a tough time and was necessary to manage. The Goat and Lion head were required to fight hordes of enemies, whereas the Snake’s head is a reward for solving a puzzle.

When I entered the room for the Goat head, I had to walk past a catwalk-like bridge. This structure was controllable by a lever that raised or brought it down to the ground level. While walking on it, an enemy appeared to bring it to the lower level. They were leaving me in a situation where I had to fight a horde of zombies. 

However, I also learned later that this situation could be avoided entirely. First, throw a grenade on the balcony where the enemy will appear. Then, rush toward the Goat’s head before the grenade explodes. This will force the enemy to come and pull the lever, but the grenade explosion will kill him eventually.

This way, I quickly obtained the Goat head without interference or wasting time or ammo on fighting enemies. Indeed, real-time cutscenes in the game are fun to mess around with. This is one of the secrets to consider exploiting in the Resident Evil 4 remake.

Elegant Crown (Chapter 10)

Elegant crown as a secret treasure
Elegant Crown – Image captured by Gamesual

There is a treasure that can be found in Chapter 10. This Treasure is located in the “Depths” when I was about to leave this area and reach the Merchant. Before climbing the ladder, I found a corpse lying by the wall.

The Elegant Crown can be found near this corpse. Do look out for your surroundings well, as this Treasure is easy to miss due to the dark location in which it resides.

The reason why this Treasure is a big deal is because of its potential in selling price. The Elegant Crown can hold up to 5 gems, boosting its selling price to 100,000 pts. You need to fit 2 round gems and 3 square gems into this crown.

Try to make every gem differ from the previously inserted one. This will boost the price due to the variety of jewels added to the crown. 

Throne Room (Chapter 12)

The infamous Throne Room holds some secrets in the Resident Evil 4 remake. At the start of Chapter 12, I began a side quest that took me to the Throne Room. This quest required me to spoil the painting of Salazar in the throne room. To complete this quest, throw an egg at Salazar’s artwork.

Throne room side quest
Spoiling Salazar Painting – Image captured by Gamesual

Upon completion, the Merchant rewarded me with 4 Spinels. And I recommend keeping the Cubic Device; I opened the Treasure in that room, which rewarded me with a Golden Egg

Additionally, I was also able to sit on the Throne. This is a neat little thing, which was also in the original. Sitting on the Throne for a while will display a message reminding you there is no time to waste. 

Salazar’s Weakness (Chapter 12)

Fighting Salazar can be a little easier if you know his weakness. When his mouth was open, I could throw a Golden Egg in his mouth. He eventually falls to the ground, enabling me to perform the knife interaction. I dealt a massive amount of damage to Salazar in a limited time this way.

This can be ideal for the boss fight as it will save a lot of ammo. But keep your knife fit to endure the boss fight well. 

Jetski Stunts (Chapter 16)

At the end of the story, I found a secret beneficial for my second walkthrough. During the Jetski surfing to escape the collapsing island. During that mission, I encountered numerous ramps, sending the ski flying in the air for a short while. In the meantime, I could perform stunts by using the interaction button.

Following this, each stunt rewarded a few ptas. This gave me an edge in the start regarding spending on upgrades for the second walkthrough. 

Hitting NPCs With Eggs

Throw eggs on others
Throwing Eggs At NPCs – Image captured by Gamesual

Of the many amusing secrets of the Resident Evil 4 remake, one, in particular, caught my attention. I was able to aim at the NPCs while holding eggs in hand. Even though aiming is impossible with weapons when pointed toward the NPC, eggs are an exception.

I could target Ashley, Luis, and the Merchant with eggs to throw at them. Nothing is special about it, but each NPC reacted uniquely to this ridiculous behavior. However, remember that eggs can be beneficial in combat as they can replenish health upon consumption.

Sentimental Weapons

Weapons from the lore
Weapons of Sentimental Worth – Image captured by Gamesual

The handgun and knife Leon is carrying at the beginning of the Resident Evil 4 remake are of much worth, as per the lore. The people entrusted Leon gave Leon these weapons in the previous game series. 

  • The SG-09 R handgun about Robert Kendo, a gunsmith in Resident Evil 2, has Kendo’s signature on it.
  • The Combat Knife was a gift from Marvin Branagh, also from Resident Evil 2. The lieutenant gave this weapon to Leon, along with his advice not to be hesitant when using this knife.

Sunglasses Save From Flash

Sunglasses in Resident Evil 4 remake
Sunglasses Nullify Stun Effect – Image captured by Gamesual

Upon completing the game for the first time, I unlocked a few apparels for Leon and Ashley. One of them was sunglasses for Leon. Surprisingly, these sunglasses carried an effect of their own.

The enemy units took a stunning effect whenever I threw a Flash Grenade. However, this effect also had a similar reaction to me. 

But the stun effect on Leon can be neglected if sunglasses are equipped. I could stun enemies from close range without worrying about stunning myself. This is one of the best secrets to exploit in the Resident Evil 4 remake.

Older References And Easter Eggs

Some of the content in the Resident Evil 4 remake is completely altered from the original Resident Evil 4. Mainly, this focus was on the dialogues between Leon and his enemies, which removed some of the iconic lines from the game. However, few of these will appear in the game as a Trophy reward upon performing a particular feat.

Shooting Range Music

Various chapters in the game hold a Shooting Range Room. The Merchant sets up this room to test your shooting skills and earn rewards. However, there is something quite familiar about the music of this room. The music used in the Shooting Range Room is similar to the opening of the original Resident Evil 4. Being a veteran of this game series, I know this detail is hard to miss.

Master Of Unlocking

At the start of Chapter 14, I was required to send Ashley to the other side of the wall to open the gate. Once the gate is open, Ashley comments on her skills, claiming she is a master of unlocking. This title references Resident Evil’s protagonist, Jill Valentine, which was given to her by Barry Burton.

Grilled Big Cheese (Chapter 6)

An achievement upon killing Mendez by the end of Chapter 6. The Big Cheese is a nickname given to Mendez by Luis in the original Resident Evil 4. In the remake version of this game, this voice line was not a part of any conversation. Instead, it is now a reward that reveals the nickname of this horrific character upon killing him. 

Wave Goodbye, Right Hand (Chapter 10)

A reference from the original Resident Evil 4. The right hand refers to Verdugo, whom Salazar sets upon Leon to stop him from rescuing Ashley. In the game’s original version, Leon taunted Salazar to wave goodbye to his right hand. However, the remake did not host this iconic line anywhere.

However, I viewed it as an achievement after killing Verdugo. But do keep in mind that killing Verdugo is both optional and time-consuming. However, if you still wish to face him head-on, pack a bunch of Flash Grenades and a considerable amount of ammo as a backup.

No Thanks, Bro (Chapter 12)

This is yet another reference from the original version that is not a part of the remake. During the first encounter between Leon and Salazar, the evil face offers him a treaty, which Leon rejects on his face with some bitter words. These words are the achievement obtained after defeating Salazar in the Resident Evil 4 remake. 

You Talk Too Much (Chapter 12)

This achievement is part of a few of the secrets in the Resident Evil 4 remake. Players can obtain this achievement while fighting Salazar in Chapter 12. Right before Salazar’s boss fight begins, Leon taunts him for being too talkative. This achievement refers to that specific dialogue. Throwing a grenade into Salazar’s mouth would be best to unlock this achievement. Eggs will not count here.

You’re Small Time (Chapter 16)

I unlocked this achievement upon defeating Saddler, a reference from the original Resident Evil 4. It refers to the dialogue in which Leon taunts Saddler that he will not be much of a challenge, just like Salazar. Like most dialogues, this one is not included in the remake version. 


To sum up, a few of the secrets in the Resident Evil 4 remake are worth exploiting. These can either be beneficial during the gameplay or can be handsomely rewarding. At the same time, some of these secrets are just for amusement purposes. Moreover, some of the secrets are added as details that refer to the original Resident Evil 4.

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