Learn everything to know about the Combat Knife in Resident Evil 2! This includes on how to acquire it, its uses, different types, & more in this guide!
Combat Knife Weapon Details
Strike at enemies with your trusty Combat Knife. As a melee weapon, its damage is abysmal compared to guns and its range is limited to close-range combat. Its main perk is that it doesn't need ammo to use!
Knife Deteriorates with Use
The Combat Knife deteriorates over time, limiting its use. You won't be able to keep swiping at enemies with it so just like with guns, you'll need to be thrifty with its use.
Types of Combat Knife
|Character||Leon & Claire|
|Location||From Lieutenant Marvin|
The Combat Knife is the standard melee weapon you'll find in the game. Once it fully deteriorates, it cannot be used anymore.
First Combat Knife Given by Marvin
You will get your first Combat Knife from Marvin once you meet him in the Police Department. This is a scripted event that happened in all storylines.Check Out the Story Guide & Walkthrough
How to Get the Combat Knife
There are multiple Combat Knives you can find in the game. It's part of the Random Loot so don't expect to find it in the same places across different playthroughs.
Infinite Combat Knife
|Character||Leon & Claire|
|Location||Collect all 15 Mr. Raccoon Figurines|
The Infinite Combat Knife completely takes away the deterioration aspect of the Combat Knife. As it says on its name, you can use the Infinite Combat Knife as much as you want!
Secret / Hidden Special Weapon
The Infinite Combat Knife is one of the secret weapons in the game. Players will have to work across multiple playthroughs to be to complete its objective and be able to get it.
How to Get the Infinite Combat Knife
To get the Infinite Combat Knife, you'll need to find and destroy all 15 Mr. Raccoon Figurines. These figurines are scattered across the map, requiring you to hunt them down across a playthrough.Check Mr Raccoon Locations Here
Combat Knife Uses & Techniques
Use as Finisher Against Zombies
Save on ammo by using the Combat Knife to finish off an almost-dead zombie. This is ideal when battling against enemies one-vs-one.
Counter Enemy Attacks
The Combat Knife is one of the many weapons you can use to counter an enemy's grab attack. Doing this will free you from their grab and inflict damage on them.
Countering Enemies Prevents Damage
Countering will save you from taking on damage! Instead of being damaged by enemies, you'll be the one damaging them instead.
Stays Lodged at Zombies when You Counter
Using the Combat Knife to counter enemy grabs will leave it lodged in that enemy's body. You'll only be able to get the Combat Knife again once you kill the enemy it is stuck in.
Works on All Types of Enemies
Countering with the knife works on almost all types of enemies from the game. You can counter zombies, G Spawns, and even the Tyrant with the Combat Knife.
Cannot Counter Attacks from Behind
Even with a Combat Knife, you won't be able to counter enemies who have grabbed you from behind. Make sure to always keep an eye on all sides to ensure you don't get sneaked on by enemies.
Last Resort Weapon
The Combat Knife can be a last resort weapon when you run of ammo and your guns are rendered useless. It can help fend of enemies as you try to search for ammo.