Read this Resident Evil 2 guide to learn everything you need to know about The 4th Survivor mode featuring HUNK, how to unlock it, the mode's overview & more.
Resident Evil 2 - Game Mode
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What is The 4th Survivor?
Play Through the Game as HUNK
The 4th Survivor gives players a chance to play as the mysterious character HUNK, an Umbrella operative caught in the outbreak, on a mission to retrieve samples of the G-Virus.
Experience Another Raccoon City Story
This mode reveals a different side of the Raccoon City incident story, as it takes place right after Leon defeats William Birkin in his G-Virus infected form. Hunk will start off from the lab entrance and make his way up to the Police Station.
A Challenge of Survival and Limited Resources
The minigame emphasizes survival and strategic use of items as no other items will be available for pickup. Players must rely on their wits and ability to fend off zombies effectively.
Expands The Game's Replayability
The 4th Survivor gives players additional content to play through, and as a timed minigame, players can push themselves to get the best time and complete the minigame as fast as possible.
How to Unlock The 4th Survivor Mode
Complete 1st & 2nd Playthrough with Leon & Claire
Upon completing the 1st and the 2nd playthrough of the game (Side A / Side B) with either Leon and Claire and defeating the true final boss will unlock the "4th Survivor" mode for you to play.Check Out How To Unlock Hunk's Mode Here
Only 2 Playthroughs Required
To unlock the 4th Survivor mode, you will only need to play the 1st and the 2nd playthrough with either of the characters.
(ex. 1st playthrough with Leon -> 2nd playthrough with Claire -> Unlock 4th Survivor)
Tips for the 4th Survivor Mode
Avoid Fighting As Much As Possible
Since there's no item and ammo pickup in this mode, you'll have to conserve ammo and supplies by avoiding enemies as much as possible. If forced to engage, shoot at the head or knees to stagger zombies instead of killing them.
Kill Enemies Blocking Narrow Pathways
It is recommended to take out enemies that block narrow pathways to avoid getting attacked and to quickly move forward. Aim for a head shot to take them out fast.
Grenades and Flashbangs play an important role in this mode as they can help you escape being grabbed by zombies. This becomes crucial especially in the RPD section where zombies can gang up on you pretty fast.
Use Recovery Items at The Right Time
Try to save your herbs as much as you can until the later stages. Wait until you get fully damaged to "Danger" condition before using the First Aid Spray or the Red + Green + Blue Herb as these items fully restore your health.
Use of Defensive Herb Is Key
The Red + Blue and Red + Green + Blue herbs can also improve your defense, so it's best to use them much later on. This way, damage you take will be reduced and kept to a minimum.Check out How to Check Condition and Recovery Items Guide Here!
Start ~ Sewers
The 4th Survivor - Sewers Walkthrough Chart
|1||You will start off from the sewers. Go straight and slide down|
|2||Continue straight and disable the zombies in front of you. Remember to conserve ammo.|
|3||After the 3 Zombies, continue straight and turn right. There's a zombie blocking the path.|
|4||Vault up the path and continue on until you reach a ladder.|
|5||At the room on top of the ladder, turn right to a small shaft where you can drop down to. You can safely run past the dogs.|
|6||Upon dropping down, immediately turn left towards the door with the fire extinguisher and ignore the zombies in this room.|
|7||Disable the Zombies blocking the bridge, and run past them. Be careful of the dogs, but best to run past them.|
|8||Turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and head towards the exit.|
|9||Run down the stairs. A crawling zombie will be at the left at the end of the stairs.|
|10||Continue to the path on the left. Multiple zombies will be here, so equip a flash grenade to help escape.|
|11||After passing the zombies, turn left towards the bridge.|
|12||Turn left past the bridge and go up the stairs, and go down the sewer path.|
|13||There will be two G-Adult monsters here, one is hidden. Stick to the right side wall.|
|14||Continue on the path and vault up towards the stairs. At the end of the stairs, turn right towards the room.|
|15||Inside the room, there will be an elevator leading up to the Underground Facility behind a taped up locker.|
|16||Go up towards the Underground Facility.|
5. How to locate the shaft
It's to the right side corner of the room from the entry.
13. Equip a grenade for a quick escape from the G monsters
Run towards the G monster on the right and let it grab you. Use a grenade when prompted to make an easy escape.
16. Prepare before going to the underground facility
We recommend combining your gunpowder and create two sets of Shotgun Shells as the Shotgun makes it easier to take out zombies.
The 4th Survivor - Sewers Walkthrough Chart
|1||From the elevator, run up the stairs. There will be multiple zombies in the room ahead.|
|2||Run past the zombies and into the stairs to the left side of the room from the elevator.|
|3||After the first flight of stairs, go straight towards the steel walkway where you first encountered Birkin|
|4||There will be a Licker going towards you. Take it out with a Magnum and go straight.|
|5||At the end of the walkway, turn right. Disable the zombie blocking the path and run past it towards the room.|
|6||Continue straight. A zombie will block the exit, disable it, and run past it towards the stairs|
|7||In the room at the end of the stairs, a zombie is at the right side of the wall. Disable it as it might grab you.|
|8||Continue towards the steel walkway with yellow railings and head on towards the room|
|9||There will be multiple zombies and a dog in this room so watch out. Escape and run past them towards the ladder to the left.|
|10||Climb the ladder towards the Parking Lot, and run towards the green lit door|
|11||After exiting the parking lot, run past the zombie and head towards the north east exit. Watch out for the Licker|
|12||Run towards the exit and up the stairs to RPD|
1. How to escape the zombies in this room
You should still have a few flashbangs at this point. Equip a flashbang and let yourself be grabbed and use the flashbang when prompted to escape.
10. Run towards the green lit door
The door is located towards the north east at the corner. Hug the right side path to deal with the least number of zombies. Take them out or disable them if you need to.
11. Quickly escape from the Licker
Watch out for the Licker hanging from the ceiling. If you have a flashbang or any other grenade, this will help you make a quick escape when it grabs you.
Racoon Police Department ~ Escape
The 4th Survivor - Sewers Walkthrough Chart
|1||Head towards the hallway to the right. Watch out for the Tyrant blocking the path and run past it.|
|2||Run towards the Watchman's Room, exit the room and quickly make your way to the East Office.|
|3||Take the right side path in the East Office and disable the zombies blocking the path. Exit towards the other end of the room.|
|4||Upon exiting the East Office, turn left and head for the Main Hall.|
|5||Head towards the West Office through the Spade Door.|
|6||Continue through the West Office and disable the zombie blocking the right side path. Exit towards the West Hallway.|
|7||Head towards the stairs at the end of the hall to the right near the Dark Room. Beware of the Licker and just run from it.|
|8||Head up towards the 2F West Hall. Upon reaching the end of the stairs, the Tyrant will be waiting with a few zombies.|
|9||Head towards the 2F Shower Room and continue towards the exit at the end of the room.|
|10||Continue towards the Hallway and take out the Plant type zombies.|
|11||Run towards the Lounge and exit to the Library.|
|12||Exit the library towards the main hall through the Spade Door.|
|13||Run past the 2F Main Hall and into the 2F Waiting Room at the eastern side of the hall.|
|14||Exit the Spade Door towards the 2F East Hallway. Watch out for Zombies trying to break in.|
|15||Continue through the hallway and into the stairs. Run past the Licker or take it out.|
|16||Climb up the stairs and watch out for the zombie at the end blocking the path.|
|17||Head towards the exit towards the Balcony. Run past the G monster in the Balcony and head down the ladder.|
|18||Run past the two Lickers and head towards the door to the right from the ladder leading to the 2F East Hallway.|
|19||Continue straight through the hallway and head towards the fire escape|
|20||Run down the stairs and go through the wire fence door towards the RPD Courtyard|
|21||Run past them towards the other end of the courtyard through the stairs|
|22||Turn left at the other end of the stairs and head towards the RPD entrance|
|23||Exit towards the gate at the right side|
1. Beware of the Tyrant
From this point on, you will now be stalked by the Tyrant so always watch out. It will stagger when it hits you so you can make a quick escape after that.
4. Paths are now blocked in the Main Hall
The stairs in the Main Hall are now blocked and you have to circle around quite a bit more.
8. Dealing with the Tyrant and Zombies in the 2F.
Make sure to equip a grenade. Try to run past the Tyrant and the zombies and when you're grabbed, use the grenade when prompted.
11. Two zombies will block the door to the Library
Be careful of the two zombies that will try to break into the door. Disable them quickly by shooting their legs. Wait until they open the door before entering.
14.Watch out for Zombies trying to break in
There will be multiple zombies past this door and take out their legs. A grenade will be handy at this point so when grabbed, you can make a quick escape.
19. The fire escape is towards the right at the end of the hallway
21. Prepare for a lot of enemies
Several zombies, a G-Monster and couple of plant type zombies in the Courtyard. Save up your items as this can be the most difficult section if you run out of items.
23. Exit towards the gate at the right side and beware of the Tyrant
If you linger too much in this area, the Titan will make your escape much more difficult and challenging.
The 4th Survivor Gameplay Overview
The 4th Survivor Game Objective
As HUNK, your objective is to evacuate from Raccoon City as fast as possible with the sample of the G-Virus intact. Armed with very limited items, you'll need to dodge or avoid engaging zombies you might find along the way.
Survive With a Standard Loadout
In this mode, HUNK will start off with a fixed loadout and will not be able to pick-up any more items during the game.
|Item / Weapon||Description|
|Standard handgun. Has a 12-shot capacity, and used best to stagger and disable zombies. Takes 4-7 shots to the head to completely kill.|
|A 4-round capacity 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Can deal lethal damage when fired to the head.|
|A powerful high caliber magnum pistol using .50 rounds, with a capacity of 8 rounds per clip.|
|A rapid fire fully automatic weapon.|
|Shotgun Shells|| Standard ammo for the Shotgun. |
|Magnum Bullets|| Standard ammo for the Magnum. |
|Submachine Gun Bullets|| Standard ammunition for the Submachine Gun. |
|Mixed Herb |
(Greed + Blue)
| Pre-combined healing herb. Heals a small amount of health and cures poison. |
|Mixed Herb |
(Greed + Blue + Red)
| Pre-combined healing herb. Heals a large amount of health and cures poison. |
|Mixed Herb |
(Blue + Red)
| Pre-combined healing herb. Heals poison and increases defense for a limited time. |
|First Aid Spray|| Heals a large amount of health. |
|Combat Knife|| Standard issue combat knife. |
|Gun Powder|| Combine to create ammunition. |
|Large Gun Powder|| Combine to create ammunition. |
|Flashbang|| Use to stun and blind enemies. |
|Grenade|| Fragmentation grenade that causes explosive damage. |
Complete the 4th Survivor to Unlock Tofu Survivor
By completing the 4th Survivor under any playtime, you will unlock the notorious Tofu Survivor mode, a far more difficult parody of the 4th survivor mode.Read More on Tofu Survivor Mode