Read this Resident Evil Resistance guide on how to play Mastermind mode. Including Mastermind tips, how to win, and how to defeat Survivors.Check Out Resident Evil Resistance Guide!
How To Win In Mastermind Mode
Prevent Survivors From Escaping
The main way of achieving victory as the Mastermind in this mode is to prevent your Survivors from escaping. This is done by attacking them through zombies, traps, and more.Check Out How To Play RE Resistance!
Attack Survivors To Decrease Time Limit
When your zombies or traps attack a Survivor, the time limit they have to escape will lower, giving them shorter time to win.
Mastermind Mode - How To Play
Use Security Cameras To Monitor Survivors
You can switch between security cameras in the facility to watch the movements of the Survivors.
Security Camera Controls
|L1 / R1||Switch between security cameras|
|R3||Up, down, left, right, operation|
|X||Open map & press X to jump directly onto specific security camera|
Interact With Environment
Masterminds can interact with the environment to make it harder for Survivors to complete their own objectives. Some of these interactions have a brief cooldown so they can't be used in rapid succession.
Environment Interaction List
- Turn off lights
- Lock doors
- Activate lifts & traps
- Control creatures
Use Cards To Attack Survivors
Masterminds mainly use skill cards to attack survivors. These not only refer to zombies, but to traps and weaponizing security cameras as well.
Choose 1 Out Of 4 Masterminds
There are 4 Masterminds in Resident Evil Resistance. Each character has their own unique Ultimate Skills & Passive Skills. Make sure to learn each character's capabilities to play well as the Mastermind.
All Available Mastermind Character List
|Mastermind|| Passive Skill |
|Daniel Fabron|| Bloodlust / Puppeteer|
Increased damage by controlled creatures. Creatures regen health after successful attacks.
Can summon & use the Tyrant
|Annette Birkin|| Genetic Mutation / Zombie Apocalypse |
Lower cost of creature cards. Increase effectivity of creature buffs. Restores creature HP when hit by Enhancer rounds
Can summon & use G-Birkin bioweapon
|Alex Wesker|| Biohazard / Residence of Evil |
Increases zombie infection rate. Reduces cost of trap cards.
Can summon & use Yateveo bioweapon
|Ozwell Spencer|| Umbrella Tech / Bioactivation |
Uses variety of traps & gimmick in each stage. Recharges Bio Energy when interacting with environment.
Place disintegration field in chosen space that can deal major damage.
How To Use Mastermind Skill Cards
Using Skill Cards Costs Bio Energy
Using your skill cards as a Mastermind will have Bio Energy costs. You can check the cost of each card at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
How To Regen Bio Energy
There is no confirmed information yet on how to recover Bio Energy once spent. More information will be updated once confirmed in the game.
All Skill Card List & Category
|Creature Cards||Spawns creatures|
|Trap Cards||Places traps on the ground|
|Firearm Cards||Places firearms on security cameras to attack Survivors or buff creatures|
|Effect Cards||Provides various effects when used|
|Mod Cards||Provides passive buffs such as regen of Bio Energy|
Skill Cards Have Time Limits
When activated, skill cards will have a specific time limit. You can check the lower-left corner of the screen to see how much time you still have in using this card.
Control Creatures To Attack Survivors
Move Creatures Around
When you target and control a creature, you can move them around freely. You can command them to run after & attack any Survivors.
Target & Highlight Creature To Control
If you want to control a creature, you need to highlight or target that creature then press & hold the button. You'll keep control until the creature is killed or you let go.
How To Control Zombies
Zombies have 2 attacks - scratch and bite. You can do 3-hit scratch attacks while the bite attack has a cooldown, so it cannot be used continuously.
How To Control Tyrant
The Tyrant has 5 commands that you can use to attack Survivors and rush towards them. You can also command the Tyrant to defend itself, however, in this mode, you cannot attack.
Tyrant Attack Command List
How To Control G-Birkin
G-Birkin has 4 attack commands that are extremely powerful. Overkill can instantly defeat a Survivor and send them to respawn. Most attacks are dealt with his metal pipe.
G-Birkin Attack Command List
How To Control Yateveo
Yateveo can deal high damage with Self-Destruct. With Devour, it can eat a Survivor and send them to respawn. It can also turn invisible, making it hard for Survivors to track until it's too late.
Yateveo Attack Command List
|L3 + R3||Lurking Menace|