Getting the S+ Rank in Hardcore may the most challenging task in Resident Evil 2. Check out this guide on how to get S+ Rank on Hardcore Mode Scenario A, & how to unlock the Infinite Minigun for Claire.
Story Progression and Walkthrough
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Vs. G 2nd Form
Resident Evil 2 - Game Mode
Table of Contents
- Laboratory to Chemical Dispersal Puzzle
- Laboratory West Area to G 3rd Form
- Laboratory Escape to Ending
Claire (Scenario A)Laboratory to Chemical Dispersal Puzzle
Laboratory to Chemical Dispersal Puzzle Walkthrough Chart
|1||Go down the path and go to the guard room|
|1||Arrange items at the reception area|
|2||Go to the cafeteria from the door next to the entrance|
|3||Pass the zombies in the dining room and climb the ladder, ignore the zombies|
|4||Go down the door as you exit the kitchen|
|4||Kill the zombie where you opened the door|
|5||Combine electronic components and bracelet|
|6||Head towards the main shaft|
|7||Open the way to the East area|
|7||Organize items in the lobby (keep a lot of Flame rounds)|
|8||Go through the conference room and go to the Greenhouse Control Room|
|8||Burn the Ivy enemies along the way with Flame Rounds. Additional tips below.|
|9||Obtain dispersal cartridge at Greenhouse Control Center|
|10||Enter the encryption code|
|10||Drug Laboratory (2067) Ladder (3123) (※ Numbers reflect answer on dial of mobile phone)|
|11||Solve the drug puzzle in the drug laboratory|
|11||Press the buttons in this order: middle, left, right, middle, left, right, middle, left|
|12||Go to the ladder from the open hatch|
|13||Kill zombies (3 enemies) when you get to the lounge|
|13||Since two Lickers appear as you proceed, you can ignore them for now|
|14||Go up the stairs and go take a signal modulator|
|14||Defeat all zombies in the road|
|15||Take the modulator and go to the lounge again|
|15||Kill Licker in the lounge|
|16||The modulator is set to MURF and restore electricity|
|17||Cool down the herbicide in the low temperature laboratory|
|17||Organize items in the server room|
|18||Head towards Greenhouse Control Room|
|18||Burn the Ivy with Flame Rounds|
|19||After spraying the chemical agent, combine the electronic parts with the wrist tag|
|20||Open the way to the West area on the main shaft|
Laboratory to Chemical Dispersal Puzzle Item Location Chart
|2||Dining room||Needle cartridge (left shelf immediately)|
|4||Kitchen||Gun powder (large) (left of where you descended)|
Combat knife (left kitchen)
|5||Nap Room||Electronic component (hand protruding to the right)|
High voltage condenser (left locker)
Flame Round (left shelf)
|7||Lobby||Gun powder (desk in front of item box)|
|8||Conference Room||Reinforced gunpowder (white) (passage center)|
|9||Greenhouse Management Center||Flashbang (central desk)|
|11||Greenhouse||Red Herb (enter down the staircase on the left)|
Blue Herb (front door)
|11||Drug laboratory||Gun powder (central desk)|
|15||Lounge||Gun powder (down the ladder and left at the end)|
|17||Server room||Enhanced gunpowder (white) (Inserted left shelf)|
Flame Rounds (item box left)
8. Beware of Ivy's Instant Death Attack
Ivy appearing from here will perform an instant death attack when it grabs you. If you die, you will be returned to the save point, so it will be a waste of time. Always make sure to have a counter such as a knife or kill them with flame rounds.Check Out How To Deal With and Defeat Ivy Here!
Laboratory West Area to G 3rd Form
Laboratory West Area to G 3rd Form Walkthrough Chart
|1||Head towards the West Area|
|2||Restore electricity using OSS signal modulator|
|3||Go ahead and get antiviral drugs|
|3||Item management before boss fight. Submachine gun / Grenade Launcher required. Flashbangs. SLS reinforced bullets.|
|3||Save for the third time (save after this)|
|4||After the cutscene G 3rd form fight (about 3-4 minutes). Additional tips below.|
|5||Return to the guard room after the fight|
Laboratory West Area to G 3rd Form Item Location Chart
|2||Biological laboratory||Frag grenade (dead body on the way to the laboratory)|
Blue Herb (exit sideways)
|3||P-4 level laboratory|| Red Herb (locker)|
Enhanced powder (white) (on the desk)
Gun powder (large) (? Right type shelf)
|4||An adult culture vessel||First Aid Spray (Laboratory side left)|
Reinforced bullet for SLS 60 (Laboratory side right)
Flashbang (Laboratory side right, Lift side)
Needle cartridge (Lower map left)
G 3rd form fight
Aim For The Eyes in The Knee When Fight Starts
When the battle begins, aim for the small eyes attached to the knees with sub machine gun. It will be a great opportunity because it is hard to target while you are on the move.
Use Acid Rounds to Cancel G's Attacks
You can cancel G's attack by hitting it with acid round. If hit with acid rounds, it will be safe to move around it to the other side. Prepare about ten Acid Rounds in advance.
Shoot SLS Reinforced Bullets when Chest Opens
SLS reinforced bullet is Claire's equivalent of the Magnum. You can deal great damage by shooting into the eyebals in the chest which is a weak point. Be aware that you can not use it unless you receive a reinforced frame at sewer.
Keep Aiming at the Chest in the Second Half of the Fight
When damage is given to G3 more than a certain amount, the behavior pattern changes, and the eyeballs of weak points are always exposed. While keeping the distance, you can defeat it by shooting eyeballs.
Claire (Scenario A) Laboratory Escape to Ending
Laboratory Escape to Ending Walkthrough Chart
|1||Go together with Sherry to the main shaft|
|2||Activate the elevator in the center of the main shaft|
|3||Get off the elevator and proceed down the path|
|4||Remember the last items in the item box Since you can not swap items after this|
|5||When you are ready, go down with a lift|
|5||Ignore Ivy in the road and run to the door|
|6||Get off the ladder and find out the door|
|6||Fight against Ivy until Sherry opens the door|
|6||If you have Flame Rounds, use it here|
|7||When the door opens, go down the path|
|7||You can defeat zombies that are on the way|
|8||Get a joint plug in the train. Additional tips below.|
|8||Use a joint plug in a room next to the train|
|9||After the cutscene, G 4th form battle begins. Additional tips below.|
|10||The clear time count is determined at the end of the game|
8. Get the Minigun As Soon As You Enter The Train Room
Manage Your Inventory Before the Fight
In the last item box, items can not be replaced until the end. Take only necessary items such as Frag Grenade for G4. Weapons can not be discarded so let's put spark shot and other unneeded items.Check Out How to Unlock Infinite Minigun Here!
Save 2 Item Slots for Minigun and Spark Plug
There is a need to put a joint plug to advance the story. Since the joint plug uses 2 frames, prepare items that you can throw away so that you can open it. After using the plug, let's put the minigun in the vacant frame.
9. G Fourth Form (G4) Fight
Deal High Damage With Frag Grenade
The fragment grenade is powerful also for the G4. Recommended because it is easy to apply when throwing in motion stopped state such as after a rush. The battle ends as soon as you can have it.
Use The Minigun and Frag Grenades to Beat G4
If you use the frag grenade, you can beat the boss with just the minigun aimed at the weak point. If you shoot other than weak points, you will run out of ammo so be patient and aim accurately.
Getting S+ Rank Tips
You Can Stop The Timer by Pausing The Game
S+ Rank must be completed under a strict time limit. You want to take the least number of actions to complete tasks as possible so as not to waste time. Pausing the game (Option Button for PS4, Start for Xbox One) will stop the timer. This gives you time to review solutions for puzzles before doing them.Check out All Puzzle List - Solutions & Tips here!
Defeat Enemies on Frequently Used Paths
In Hardcore mode, if you get attacked twice, it's game over. Try to defeat enemies in frequently used pathways carefully and take time to defeat them.
Pick Up All Ammunition Items
Since ammo is scarce in Hardcore mode, you must have ammunition or gunpowder at all times. When inventory space is insufficient, prioritize ammunition and discard other items.
Quit and Load Save File When Game Is Over
If you die during the game, it's best to just load a save file instead of continuing. Continuing from where you left off adds time to your total playtime.
Use of Infinite Knife Is Allowed for S+ Rank Clear
Although the use of Infinite Guns is not allowed for getting S+ Rank, you can still get an S+ Rank when using the Infinite Combat Knife. This helps easily kill downed zombies and to conserve bullets.Check out How to Unlock Infinite Combat Knife Here!
Recommended Save Points
- G 1st Form Before the Fight (Secret Room Under Goddess Statue)
- G 2nd Form Before the Fight (Sewer Monitor Room After Solving Chess Puzzle)
- G 3rd Form Before the Fight (Laboratory - West Area After Getting the G Virus Sample)
In order to clear S+, you need to keep the number of saves to maximum of 3 times. The recommended points above are before major boss fights with G and instant death situations.Check Out How To Get The S & S+ Rank - Requirements & Rewards Here!