The Mercenaries DLC guide for Resident Evil 4 Remake (RE4 Remake). Learn about release date, how to download, DLC requirements, and available characters for The Mercenaries DLC!
Table of Contents
How To Get High Score In Mercenaries
Points Needed For Certain Scores
|S++ Rank||1,000,000 and higher|
|S+ Rank||500,000 and higher|
|S Rank||200,000 and higher|
|A Rank||100,000 and higher|
First Get Items And Orbs
Right at the beginning there are few enemies so it is easier to move. It is recommended to gather Orbs in the start of the game.
Increase The Time And Battle Longer
In the Mercenaries, even if you still have HP or enemies are left, if the time limit becomes zero, then it will be automatically finished. Try to increase the time as much as possible and get a high score by battling longer. Also if you have time left after finishing then it will be multiplied by 1,000 points and added to your score.
How To Increase Time
|Action Needed||Increased Time|
|Destroy Green Orbs||+30 ~ 90 sec|
|Defeat Strong Enemies||+20 ~ 30 sec|
|Defeat Enemies with Explosion||+1 sec|
|Defeat Enemies with Melee||+2 sec|
|Defeat Enemies with Headshot||+2 sec|
|Defeat Enemies with Knife||+4 sec|
|Defeat Enemies during Mayhem Mode||+2 sec|
Add Combos And Increase Points
If you defeat enemies consecutively in a period of time, you will get combos. Increase combos and you will get bonus points added. Get consecutive combos to aim for a high score.
# of Combos & Bonus
|# of Combos||Bonus Increase|
Maximum of 150 Enemies Will Appear
Each stage has a maximum amount of enemies that appear. After you defeat 150 enemies, it will mean you have defeated all of them and the game will automatically finish. At this point, the time and score will be calculated.
Use Mayhem Mode
It looks like Mayhem Mode is exclusive to Mercenaries' Characters, which will give them special deathblow moves. When you defeat enemies the gage will fill up, and you will be able to activate Mayhem Mode for a period of time. Mayhem Mode attacks will give you bonus points which will help increase your score.
Get The Golden Egg
When you defeat chickens, it will drop golden eggs. Pick them up to receive EGG BONUS which will be 50,000 points. Chickens will appear in each stage so don't forget to defeat them when you find them.
Chickens Are Very Fast
Chickens moves very fast, so it is hard to defeat with Handguns and Knives. Defeat them with Shotguns or explode them with Grenades.
Characters Available For Mercenaries
|Characters Available||How To Unlock|
|Leon||Available as Default|
|Luis||Use Leon and get A Rank or higher in either stage|
|Krauser||Use Luis and get A Rank or higher in either stage|
|Hunk||Use Krauser and get A Rank or higher in either stage|
|How To Unlock||Available as Default|
|Mayhem Mode||Attack Power/Speed Are Greatly Increased|
▶︎ Leon - How To Use For Mercenaries
|How To Unlock||Use Leon and get A Rank or higher in either stage |
|Mayhem Mode||Can set dynamite for a period of time|
▶︎ Luis - How To Use For Mercenaries
|How To Unlock||Use Luis and get A Rank or higher in either stage |
|Possession Weapon||・EJF-338 Compound Bow|
|Mayhem Mode||For a period of time, it can mutate both arms and attack|
・R2：Close Quarter Attacks
・L2+R2 : Thrust Attacks
▶︎ Krauser - How To Use For Mercenaries
|How To Unlock||Use Krauser and get A rank or higher in either stage |
|Mayhem Mode||For a period of time, unlimited ammo|
|Other||With Melee, instant death attack available|
▶︎ Hunk - How To Use For Mercenaries
Mercenaries Stage Guide
|# of Enemies||Defeat 25: Brute (Hammer)|
Defeat 50: Chainsaw Villager
Defeat 90: Bella Sisters
Defeat 130: Chainsaw Villager & Bella Sisters
In the middle of villagers, there will be a Chainsaw Villager and Brute that will appear. The most safe place to fight is on the roof of the 2nd floor.
▶︎ VILLAGE Stage Guide - The Mercenaries
|# of Enemies||Defeat 20: Red Zealot|
Defeat 50: Garrador
Defeat 70: Red Zealot ×2
Defeat 100: Garrador (Armor)
Defeat 130: Garrador ×2
Many Zealots will appear. Randomly there will be instant kill Plagas that appears so be careful. For the powerful enemies, Garradors and Red Zealots will appear.
▶︎ Castle Stage Guide - Mercenaries
|# of Enemies||Defeat 20: Brute (Crossbow)|
Defeat 70: Brute (Bare Hands) ×2
Defeat 100: Brute (Hammer) ×2
Defeat 130: Brute (Crossbow) ×2
Soldiers with shields and armor are very troublesome. Plagas that separate and Brutes with Crossbow will appear as a powerful enemies.
▶︎ Island Stage Guide | The Mercenaries
Get S Rank And Higher In Every Stage And Unlock Hand Cannon
Get S Rank (200,000 points and higher) and higher in all 3 stages (Village/Castle/Island), then you will unlock the Hand Cannon. In the normal game, to unlock the Hand Cannon, you must "complete Professional Mode without using a Bonus Weapon". But if you play the Mercenaries then you do not have to complete the hard mode of the main story and still unlock this special weapon.
|Bonus Weapons - Secret Weapons||How To Get Hand Cannon|
Mercenaries - How To Play & Download
How To Download On PS4/PS5
1. Search "Mercenaries" In The PlayStation Store
2. Download Mercenaries For RE4
What is Mercenaries? Is Multiplayer Available?
Minigame: Aim For A High Score In A Period Of Time
Mercenaries is a well known Minigame in the Resident Evil series. In the time that you are give, defeat as many enemies as possible to increase your score. You will need to know where the enemies will appear and their locations so fighting strategy is very important.
Is Multiplayer Available?
Multiplayer Is Not Available
In some of the previous Resident Evil series, The Mercenaries could be played in multiplayer. However, The Mercenaries in RE4 Remake is for solo play.