Read this Resident Evil 3 Remake (RE 3) for how to beat the Nightmare & Inferno Difficulty! Find out the requirements to unlocking these modes, tips to get S rank, and more!
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How To Unlock Nightmare & Inferno Difficulty
Complete Game On Hardcore To Unlock Nightmare Difficulty
In order to unlock Nightmare difficulty, you first need to finish the story campaign on Hardcore. You will unlock this difficulty regardless of your final rank once completed.
Complete Game On Nightmare To Unlock Inferno Difficulty
Similar to Nightmare, you will need to complete the game on Nightmare to unlock Inferno difficulty. In this game mode, the enemies are even more deadlier than the Nightmare mode, Auto Save will be unavailable, and number of save points will be reduced.Learn More On Difficulty Modes Here
Tips For Getting S Rank On Nightmare & Inferno
Key Points & Conditions To Get S Rank
- Enemy spawns & location have been altered
- Need to complete within 2 hours
- Up to 5 saves maximum per run
- Number of deaths does not affect rank
- Using infinite ammo weapons does not affect rank
- Use Shop Items to minimize playtime
More Deadly And Difficult Enemy Positioning
In the Nightmare difficulty and above, most enemy spawns and location have been greatly altered specifically tailored to kill you off. You will be often ambushed by unsuspecting spawns like Pale Heads in RPD, Hunter γ right below the ladders and more. Learn through trial & error to know enemy locations and seek out the best way to fight through the horde!Check Out the All Enemy List Here!
Conditions To Get S Rank
Beat The Game In Less Than 2 Hours
You will need to complete the game in less than 2 hours in order to get the S rank. Avoid any unnecessary combat and speedrun through the shortest course. Using the Shop feature to acquire key items well in advance will help tremendously to shorten the time needed.
Only Up To 5 Saves Allowed Per Run
One other condition you will need to get the S rank is the number of saves made throughout your run. Try only saving on crucial moments like before the boss fight.
Number Of Deaths Do Not Count
Your number of deaths do not count towards the conditions to get S rank. However, continuing the game after you died will still count towards your total playtime. Be sure to return to the title screen to load your game instead of choosing continue when you die.
Infinite Weapons Are Allowed
The saving grace of these high-difficulty run is that all infinite ammo weapons are allowed to be used to get the S rank. The infinite rocket launcher in particular is highly recommended to make your enemy killing a breeze.Learn More On Infinite Ammo Weapons
Infinite Ammo Weapon List
|Infinite MUP Handgun||8000P|
|Infinite CQBR Assault Rifle||28400P|
|Infinite Rocket Launcher||62400P|
Use Shop Items To Shorten Time
Using the Shop to purchase crucial Key Items in game is also highly recommended as it can give you quick access and shortcut sections in the game.Learn What You Can Buy In Shop
Recommended Item On Shop
|Greatly reduces time needed playing early game sections. Can head directly to Substation after putting fire out|
|Iron Defense Coin||Greatly increases damage resistance|
|S.T.A.R.S Field Combat Manual||Greatly increases window for perfect dodge|
|Recovery Coin||Greatly reduces use of heal items|
|Hip Pouch||Adds extra inventory space for shop items|
Recommended Safe Rooms / Saves
Subway Power Station
Using 1 save in the electric substation is recommended. Save after you have restored the power if possible. You will encounter Nemesis on your way back so be prepared and reload if you die.
Demolition Site Rooftop
Save before your first scripted battle against Nemesis. As it will continue to pursue you after the battle, saving here is a must!
Or Save In Carlos' RPD Stage
If you are confident that you can push through without saving, the next save should be in the Police Station once you have control of Carlos.
After Carlos' Police Station, the next save should be done in Jill's Dilapidated Shelter. This one is for preparation for the fight against Nemesis' 2nd form.Check Out The Nemesis 2nd Form Guide Here!
After finishing Carlos' Hospital section, save once you have regained control of Jill. As the save points in the fuse stage and laboratory stages are gone, saving here saves you from the trouble of backtracking or going back to the Dilapidated Shelter.
Before The Last Boss
Save before the last fight against Nemesis. This battle might be the hardest in both difficulties as getting hit by Nemesis can immediately knock you out.
S-Rank Tips & Techniques
Things To Remember
- Get the Infinite Rocket Launcher
- Check your corners and don't blindly barge into rooms
- Move after downing Nemesis
- Last battle is the most difficult
Check Your Corners & Don't Rush
As the enemy placements have changed in higher difficulties, be proactive in checking corners and rooms before you enter. Getting attacked can easily leave you in a critical state, so use your rockets to clear hidden enemies.
Move After Downing Nemesis
The Nemesis relentlessly pursuing you in the Downtown area can severely impede your chances of getting through. Remember to move after you take it down with continuous attacks. Also, it is recommended to take it down if it appears, so as to give you more time.
Last Battle Is The Hardest
The last form of Nemesis cannot be defeated with just normal attacks. Even if you have the Infinite Rocket Launcher, you are still required to use the Railgun. Also worth noting is that getting damaged by the first of its 3-hit combo locks you down, guaranteeing your death.
Bait It To Attack
A technique to defeat the last form of Nemesis is to entice it to attack. Use the side generators to bait it to attack. It usually uses 3-hit swiping attack that can easily be dodged, giving you enough time and allowing you to open fire at its parts.Check Out The Nemesis Final Form Guide Here!