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Don't Trust That Snake Oil Challenge Guide

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Don't Trust That Snake Oil is a challenge in Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8 / RE8). Find out how to get trophy, achievement, how to complete, how to clear, rewards & more!!!

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Don't Trust That Snake Oil Challenge Achievement - How To Complete

Things To Prepare Ahead

  • Understand gameflow (ideally clear the game once)
  • Upgrade weapons (infinite ammo)
  • Increase stats with cooking

Clear Game Once To Understand Gameflow

The games overwhelmingly easier to go through once you clear it once, especially thanks to the items you get to carryover. Aside from this, you'll already have an idea where most enemies would pop up and what their weaknesses are, so ideally you should clear it once before trying this challenge.

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Start Game With Carried-Over Upgraded Weapons

It's ideal to create a new game based on your previous saved data to ensure that you get to use your previously earned weapons.

Recommended Upgraded Weapons

wcxWCXAssault Rifle
・This one will do the trick
Must be upgraded to infinite ammo
・Costs a lot of Lei to fully upgrade, so the Dragoon is your next best bet if this weapon is difficult to obtain.
dragoonDragoonAssault Rifle
Particularly easy to use during the Finale (Chris)
・Low cost to upgrade to infinite ammo
・Able to use immediately because it has no enhancements
・Inferior in firepower compared to the fully upgraded WCX
gm79GM79Grenade Launcher
・Flashbang ammo are effective for different types of situations
・Explosive ammo are ideal for enemies at the Factory
・Best if upgraded to infinite ammo

Increase Stats By Cooking

Cooking Stat Buffs

Cooking enables you to permanently increase your stats. You can increase your max HP and take less damage while guarding - thereby decreasing the need to use First Aid Med. Try to cook as much as you can to maximize your stats.

Don't Trust That Snake Oil Challenge - Achievement & Tips

Difficulty Level: Casual

RE8 Difficulty Level

If you're aiming to clear Don't Trust That Snake Oil Challenge, we recommend choosing a lower difficulty level. The lower the difficulty level, the less damage you'll take in from enemy attacks. Aside from this, the Casual level will allow for auto-recovery, decreasing the need to rely on First Aid Med.

Save Frequently


Aim to save as frequently as possible so that you can start over at your save point when your health goes dangerously low.

Avoid Carrying First Aid Med

Avoid Carrying First Aid Med

It's easy to use First Aid Med mistakenly if you're carrying them, so avoid doing so and aim to craft them only when you need them.

Heal Only When At Limit

Heal Only When At Limit

It may be tempting to keep your health levels high, but with this challenge, it's important that you aim to use recovery items when your screen turns red.

What Is "Don't Trust That Snake Oil"?

A Challenge With CP & Trophy Rewards

Don't Trust That Snake Oil
Finish the story only using four or less recovery items.
35000 CP

"Don't Trust That Snake Oil" is a challenge that you may aim to clear in RE8. If you meet the above conditions, you are rewarded with CP Points & a trophy.

See The Trophy & Achievements Guide

Cutscene Healing Not Counted

Cutscene Healing

There's a cutscene in Castle Dimitrescu when Ethan uses First Aid Med. Rest easy as this one isn't counted in your challenge. The count is exactly 4 times during your gameplay.

Check Number Of Uses In Challenges Page


You can check the number of times you've used recovery items so far by going to the Challenges page and viewing "Don't Trust That Snake Oil". The number should be displayed below.

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