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How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Tips & Techniques

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Read this Resident Evil 2 Remake guide on the top tips & techniques to survive the game! Learn shooting methods, zombie weak spots, item tricks, and more.

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques
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Survival Guide: Tips & Tricks

Tips For Moving Around In-Game

Avoid Zombies As Much As Possible

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques

It's always much better to avoid zombies when traversing through Raccoon City! Firing gunshots draws attention to you and will lure more zombies into your area. So, keep moving forward and avoid zombies as much as possible.

Learn How To Do 180 Degree Turn

The quick turn can flip you around 180 degrees with a push of the button. You can immediately turn around to shoot a zombie or move away from an incoming horde.

Controls Are Different Per Settings

The settings for quick turns are different depending on the players' chosen settings. Check the table below which controls correspond to the quick turn command.

Quick Turn Controls Per Setting

Type A Type B Type C
L + X L + L3 L + X

Shooting Techniques

Aim For Headshots

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques

Aiming for headshots, no matter the zombie, will deal the most damage to it. It will also require less bullets to down the zombie so you can save up on ammo.

Wait For Reticle To Narrow Down

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques

Your gun's reticle can actually narrow down and focus onto a target when you hold your aim button down. This makes your shots stronger and more precise.

Hold Aim Button To Focus Reticle

You can hold onto your aim button to focus onto your target. After some time, the reticle will narrow down and you can make more powerful, focused shots in this manner.

Damage Differs On Width Of Reticle

Depending on the width of the focus of your reticle, the damage you make per shot will differ. A wider reticle will deal less damage than a more focused, narrowed reticle.

Know Enemy's Weak Spots

If you know the zombies' weak spots and weaknesses for certain elements, you can save yourself time and ammo. You can take care of zombies faster & proceed through the story more quickly.

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Other Tips & Tricks

Combine Blue & Red Herbs For Defense Boost

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques

When you feel that zombies are damaging you too much, combine a blue and red herb to create a defense boost item. Consume this and you'll receive a pump in defense especially when grappled by the zombies.

Carefully Manage Your Inventory

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques

You have a limited amount of space in your inventory so make sure you only bring what you need. Keep a few recovery items, a lot of ammo, key items, and a few spare slots for items you will pick up.

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Put Unneeded Items In Item Box

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques

If you have key items that are already used, extra herbs or gunpowder, you should store them in the item box. This frees up your hip pouch's space so you can pick up more items along the way.

Be On The Look Out For Hip Pouches

Be On The Look Out For Hip Pouches

Hip Pouches are very valuable items as they expand your inventory by 2 slots. These items are crucial later on as you'll be carrying weapons that take up 2 slots, and to ensure you have enough healing items for tougher boss fights.

Check Out How To Find All Hip Pouches Here!

Don't Discard Items Unless Necessary

As much as possible, store all your items in the item box. Make discarding any objects as a last resort as you don't know when you'll be needing them in the future.

Discard Unneeded Key Items

Discard Unneeded Key Items

Keys that no longer have any further purpose will have a red check mark in its icon. This means you can safely discard these key items to open up precious inventory slots.

Spread Out Save Files

How To Survive Resident Evil 2: Guide, Tips, & Techniques

Since you have quite a lot of space to save your files, it's best to not overwrite your save files. You never know when you'll need to go back to a certain point and it's best to have a back up in case you missed something.

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