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How to Change Difficulty in Resident Evil 4 Remake? – Difficulty Levels Guide

Finding the right amount of chainsaws to be swung at you

by Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic
How to Change Difficulty in Resident Evil 4 Remake – Difficulty Levels Guide

Resident Evil games have always had a decent level of challenge, especially in the first few games of this series. Back in the PlayStation 1 days, you would have to count every bullet and very carefully manage the items in the very limited inventory space. Remember stacking Ink Ribbons just to be able to save your game? Those times…

With Resident Evil 4 Remake, a little more action came to the survival horror genre, but still some basics remained the same. Check out the guide and some tips below to learn everything about difficulty levels in the new Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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How to Change Difficulty in Resident Evil 4 Remake? – Difficulty Levels Guide

Some of you may remember, but the original Resident Evil 4 from 2005 had an adaptive level of difficulty, in the sense that if you died a lot, the game would automatically reduce the number of opponents and their aggressiveness – to keep the challenge at just the right level that isn’t frustrating. However, the Remake does not return this mechanic, but when you first start the game (and the demo version as well) it gives you a choice of three difficulty settings:

  • Assisted (Easy) – “For players unfamiliar with action games”, turns on aim-assist, gives you more ammo when crafting, automatically recovers some health when you are in danger and lower prices of certain items at Merchant’s
  • Standard (Normal) – “For players who have not played Resident Evil 4 (2005)”, this is the default mode and suggested one for a decent challenge on the first playthrough, but don’t expect this to be a walk in the park.
  • Hardcore (Hard) – “For players who have played Resident Evil 4 (2005)” should have said, for players who are masters of Resident Evil 4. You will die. A lot. Stronger enemies and harder challenges and to make this handicap mode complete – even higher prices for certain items.

You can choose the difficulty level when you start a new game, and it cannot be changed during gameplay. It is only possible to select a lower difficulty level on the Game Over screen and go from Standard to Assisted.

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Also in the “Chainsaw Demo” version, you can enter a secret code and unlock the Mad Chainsaw hidden difficulty level if you want to spice up your demo version while waiting for the full game that will arrive on March 24 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X and PC.

Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic

Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.