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Leon Chapter 1 - Story Mission Walkthrough
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Leon Chapter 1 - Story Mission Walkthrough

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Read this Resident Evil 6 (RE6) guide for a story walkthrough of the Leon Chapter 1 mission. Includes gameplay tips, tricks, boss fight tips, emblem locations and more.

Table of Contents

Story Progression Chart

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-Chapter 2
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Chapter 1 - Find Liz

Find Liz Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After the cutscene, head out of the room into the hallway
2Make your way to the end of the hall and enter the door labeled "Ivy University"
3Head to the ground level of the room and approach the door near the stairs
4You will notice a shadow at the back end of the room
5Follow the shadow into the back room
6Once you reach the back room, you will meet a university employee looking for his daughter "Liz"
7After the cutscene, follow the employee back to the main reception area
8Head out through the door and take the door on the right
9Wait for the employee to open the exit door and follow him through it
10The employee will comment regarding the elevator in the hallway
11Push the debris out of the way and continue following the employee
12Open the door with the bloody handprint and enter the room to find Liz

1~12. Finding Liz

Straightforward Section

Straightforward Section

This section of the chapter is straightforward. No enemies will be spawning so you can progress through this section with ease.

Chapter 1 - Escape From the Campus

Escape From the Campus Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Once the father and daughter are reunited, follow them back to the elevator
2A cutscene will play when inside the elevator
3After the cutscene, defend yourself from the newly turned zombies
4Zombies will enter the elevator as soon as the doors open
5Defeat the attacking zombies and make your way to the far end of the parking lot
6Enter through the red door near the exit to trigger another cutscene
7Make your way up the stairs and follow the hallway path
8You will enter a large classroom with some Zombies
9Defeat the zombies then pass through the exit to the left side of the blackboard
10Continue down the path towards a smaller classroom where zombies will be waiting for you
11Head out the back end of the classroom and to the next room
12Take the stairs down, and exit the stairwell
13Defeat the zombies near the exit
14Once you pass through the door make your way to the security gate
15The gate will be locked. Head to the staff building to get the keycard
16Interact with the door at the end of the hall to trigger an alarm
17Defend yourself from the zombies until the door unlocks
18Enter the door once it unlocks and kill the zombies trying to enter
19Get the keycard and make your way back to the security gate
20Head back to the security gate and use the keycard to unlock it
21Passing through the metal detector will trigger an alarm which attracts zombies
22Head out the door at the far end of the room
23Follow the path leading to the police car
24Find the key and start the car
25Drive the car out of the campus

2~3. Fighting Zombies in the Elevator

Perform Quick Time Event To Shake Off Liz

Perform Quick Time Event to Shake Off Liz
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Liz will immediately grab you. Complete the quick time event to successfully shake her off. She will then attack Helena. One shot is enough to defeat Liz.

Use Melee Attacks For Close Range Combat

Use Melee Attacks For Close Range Combat

In this part of the map, you will be fighting in a small enclosed space. Using your gun may be difficult since the enemies are very close to you. It is recommended to use melee attacks instead to deal with them.

12. Exiting the Stairwell

Supplies Are At The Bottom Of The Stairwell

Supplies Are At the Bottom of the Stairwell

Before exiting the stairwell, make sure to take a good look around. After defeating the zombies in the area, search the area to find some ammo and herbs to help you out through the chapter.

13. Defeating Zombies Near the Exit

Incendiary Grenades Are In Nearby Classroom

Incendiary Grenades Are In Nearby Classroom

Before facing the group of zombies near the exit, check the nearby classroom for some useful items. There will be some incendiary grenades and some ammo which will help you deal with multiple zombies at once.

17. Defending Yourself From Zombies

Mix Gunplay & Melee Combat

Mix Gunplay & Melee Combat

There will be several enemies heading your way. It is recommended to mix and match gunplay and melee combat. This way, you will be able to preserve bullets, and defend yourself from zombies that get too close.

Use Grenades to Control Crowds

If you still have some on your person, you can opt to use the Incendiary Grenades to control a large amount of enemies. This way, you can avoid getting overwhelmed in terms of numbers.

24. Finding the Key

Key Is In the Sun Visor

Key Is In the Sun Visor

When looking for the key, focus your view onto the car's sun visor. A prompt will appear to open it. The key used to start the car can be found here.

Chapter 1 - Navigate Through the Subway

Navigate Through the Subway Walkthrough Chart

No,Procedure
1Approach the manhole to enter into the sewers and trigger a cutscene
2Follow the sewers to reach a door at the end
3Pass through the door to reach the subway system
4Follow the tracks to the other end of the subway
5Enter the door to the side of the tracks
6Make your way down the stairs to reach another set of train tracks
7Defeat the horde of zombies and reach the broken train car
8Inspect the car's door, then boost Helena up the train so she can unlock it for you
9Enter the train car and make your way to the other end of the train
10Exit the train and head to the station platform nearby
11Open the train door to help the lady out of the car
12Once she opens the gate, zombies will start attacking
13Defeat the zombies and head up the stairs
14Open the gate and head up the stairs to exit the train station

4, 6. Following the Train Tracks

Watch Out For Oncoming Trains

Watch Out For Oncoming Trains

Remember to keep an eye out for incoming trains. When you see or hear one approaching, it is best to move to the side away from the tracks. This will let you safely avoid the train.

7. Defeating Horde of Zombies

Use AoE Weapons

Use AoE Weapons

The horde of zombies in the subway has quite a few enemies. It would be best to use AoE weapons such as grenades and bombs in order to instantly damage a number of them.

Keep an Eye Out For Trains

You will also need to keep an eye out for oncoming trains. Be on your guard as getting run over by the train instantly kills you.

13. Defeating Zombies By The Gate

Zombies Can Spit At You

Zombies Can Spit At You

The zombies that you encounter in this section of the chapter will be able to spit projectiles that damage you upon impact. It is best to keep a safe distance away from these enemies so you can dodge their projectile attacks.

Chapter 1 - Reach the Gun Shop

Reach The Gun Shop Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Head up the stairs to reach a road
2Follow the road until you reach a man trapped under a car
3Help the man out of the car to unblock the path
4Enter the first alley on your left, then climb the ladder next to the truck
5Navigate through the scaffolding to reach a green door
6Move to the parallel alley and climb up the ladder
7Push the white container out of the way and get on top of the bus
8Jump down the other side of the bus and enter the Modern Red building
9Pass through the building until you reach a living room with dead people
10Go through the back door until you reach the exit door to the building
11Head back to the living room to get the key
12Defeat the zombies and then exit the building
13Acquire the shotgun from the dead soldier
14Enter the door to the right of the chain linked fence
15Chase down and kill the Shrieker
16You will eventually reach a clearing with a locked gate
17Head up the stairs, then boost Helena to the opposite balcony
18Defend yourself while Ada unlocks the gate
19Pass through the gate escape through the bar
20You will meet a couple and police officer defending themselves against zombies
21Assist the survivors in killing the zombies
22An ambulance will crash into the gas station
23Shoot the gasoline to kill the remaining enemies
24Follow the police officer to reach the Gun Shop

15. Killing the Shrieker

Prioritize Killing Shrieker

Prioritize Killing Shrieker

It is your top priority to kill the Shrieker when faced with a horde of zombies. The Shrieker has the ability to attract multiple enemies to your location, so it would be best to focus on the Shrieker first to prevent that from happening.

Shrieker's Weak Spot Is Its Throat

Shrieker

The Shrieker's weak spot is its throat. Shoot at it when it bulges and turns red to deal massive damage to the Shrieker.

21. Assisting the Couple

Defeat the Shrieker First

Defeat the Shrieker First

There will be a Shrieker present during this section of the chapter. Make sure to prioritize killing it first so that no more zombies appear.

Avoid the Ambulance

An out of control ambulance will show up during the fight. Try to get as far away from it as you can get run over by the car.

Chapter 1 - Escape the City

Escape the City Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Once you enter the Gun Shop, the owner will ask you to clear the area of zombies
2Defeat all zombies to unlock the second floor of the Gun Shop
3Head to the second floor and enter the room
4Defeat all zombies as one of the survivors tries to close the window shutters
5Once the shutters are closed, follow the Gun Shop owner into the next room
6Defeat the zombies that break down the door
7The owner will then open up another door that leads to the roof
8Once on the roof, defend yourself until the bus arrives
9Jump down from the roof and make your way to the bus
10Defeat the zombies blocking the path to escape
11Once all zombies are defeated, the bus will start to drive away

2. Defeating Zombies In the Gun Shop

Bloodshot Appears

Bloodshot Appears

You will have your first encounter with the Bloodshot during this part of the chapter. These enemies move much faster and are more durable than the regular zombie. However, its chest and back are weak spots when they start to throb.

4. Defeating Zombies in Second Floor

Enemies Can Turn into Bloodshots

Enemies Can Turn Into Bloodshots

Keep an eye out for enemies with red eyes. Once they receive enough damage, they can shed their skin and turn into Bloodshots. Aim for their weak spots to quickly dispatch them.

6. Defeating Zombies in the Small Room

Whopper Appears

Whopper Appears

A Whopper is a large mutation of the normal zombie. They are very durable and strong, but move very slowly due to their weight. Shoot at its legs and feet since these are its weak spots.

11. Clearing a Path

Focus On Whopper

Focus On Whopper

It is best to focus your fire on the Whopper blocking your path. Since you cannot aim at its feet, shoot at its head and use the shotgun to deal massive amount of damage to the enemy.

Leon Chapter 1 - Serpent Emblem Locations

Emblem Location 1 - Shutters In Janitor Room

Emblem Location 1 - Shutters In Janitor Room

When you enter the janitor's closet and meet Liz's dad, don't leave the room yet. Check around for shutters and you'll spot the emblem on the sill.

Emblem Location 2 - Inside Office Desk

Emblem Location 2 - Inside Office Desk

After crossing the courtyard and going into the staff building, survive the zombie attack then head into the rooms. The emblem is inside an office desk in the room before getting the keycard.

Emblem Location 3 - Underneath Train

Emblem Location 3 - Underneath Train

In the subway, after dodging two trains and opening a door, proceed through the corridor to open a red door. Check the right side and look at the bottom of the train to find this emblem.

Emblem Location 4 - Bar Table

Emblem Location 4 - Bar Table

The 4th emblem in Chapter 1 can be found after tossing your partner across a gap to open a gate. It's on top of a bar table. When you exit the bar, the gas station fight will begin.

Check Out All Serpent Emblem Locations!

Story Progression Chart

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