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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 Rocket Launcher for Leon.

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General Tips

Leon (Scenario A) Underground Facility to Parking Lot

Underground Facility to Parking Lot Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
0(Optional) You can save for the first time
1Take Elevator to underground facility
2Get Frag Grenade at the lower stairs
3Trigger cutscene after the fallen locker. Additional tips below.
4After the event G to the 1st form match (about 4 to 5 minutes)
5Climb up the ladder after fight with G and follow Sherry
6Pull the lever to make a bridge
7Organize items at the Operator Room
8Climb the ladder and go to the parking lot
9Examine the Parking Lot terminal at the exit of the parking lot and trigger cutscene

Underground Facility to Parking Lot Item Location Chart

No.LocationItem
1Underground StairsFrag Grenade (below the lower staircase)
4Machine RoomGreen Herb (Map upper left,)
Shard grenade (Map upper left, lower right)
Red Herb (lower left)
Handgun Ammo (Map lower right, lower left, upper left
4Machinery Room - MiddleGun powder (climb ladder and left room)
Green Herb (ladder climb to the left room)

3. G 1st Form Battle

G 1st form battle

At this point it will be the first hardcore boss fight. Since HP is significantly more than lower difficulty levels, target its weakpoints. Use Grenades to deal damage as well. Also, it's grab attack can cause instant death, so counter with a knife or grenade.

Use The Combat Knife to Conserve Ammo

When the G1 fight begins, approach it and use the secondary attack using the knife. Air for the arm, torso, head, until it exposes its eyes. After that, G will start to do the pipe swing attacks so avoid and keep distance. The Infinite Combat Knife will be useful for this fight.

Check Out How to Unlock Infinite Combat Knife Here!

Leon (Scenario A) Parking Lot to Break Room

Parking Lot to Break Room Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1After the cutscene, follow Ada to the door
2Trigger cutscene at the back of the Jail Area
3Get the crank tool from the back desk
4Go through the Kennel towards the shooting range. Additional tips below.
4Get the metal box (car key) and Shotgun Ammo in the shooting range
4Return to the parking lot and obtain the Matilda Stock using the Car Key
5Head back to the kennel
5Kill the three caged zombie dogs inside the kennel
6Obtain the Diamond Key in the Morgue
6Kill the zombies next to the entrance with a shotgun before getting the key
7Open the cabinet beside the morgue with a tool
8Head to the Generator room
8Pick up a box of electronic components in the Generator room
9Restore power supply (Power supply puzzle: OFF OFF ON ON)
10After power restoration, head for the door next to the shooting range
10Four zombie dogs will appear, so kill them with a shotgun
11When you climb up the stairs at the door, go to the Break Room
12Manage items in the Break Room & get the electronic parts on the chair

Parking Lot to Break Room Item Location Chart

No.LocationItem
1JailHandgun Ammo (room immediately after entering the Jail)
4Firing RangeMetal box / Car key (desk immediately after shooting range)
6MorgueRed Herb (the second cabinet from the entrance ) Flashbang (the leftmost cabinet seen from the entrance)
8Generator RoomGreen Herb (entrance left)
Box of electronic parts
gun powder (right shelf)
12Break RoomBlue Herb (desk)
Hand gun ammo (locker)
High grade gunpowder (yellow) (locker)
Magnum bullet (back room)
Electronic Part (chair in the back room)

4. Kill Zombie Dogs in the Kennel

You need to go through the Kennel twice. After restoring the power supply, the zombie dog in the kennel is released from the cage so it is recommended to defeat them first while caged. Zombie dogs can be easily killed with the shotgun.

Leon (Scenario A) Break Room to Parking Lot Card Key

Break Room to Parking Lot Card Key Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Go through the path next to the Break Room room and use the Fire Escape staircase to the second floor
2Open the shutter on the second floor with the crank tool
3Proceed to the third floor and enter the East Storage Room
3Obtain Large Gear in the East Storage Room
4Get off the balcony ladder
5Go down the stairs next to the balcony and head towards the switch
6The boiler room door opens and 2 zombies appear
6Break through 2 zombies and get the Club Key on the whiteboard & organize items
7Switch the water house near the boiler room, and head towards the Roof and turn on the lever to put out fire
7Tyrant appears as you enter the 2F
8Go back and lure him to the Roof area
8Head back inside and go to the stairs near the Chief's Office
8Go down the stairs and head to the Interrogation room
8Get the Jeweled box (containing STARS badge) at the Observation room
9Return to the Main Lobby and organize items (get red gem / get diamond key / take out club key)
9Combine Red Gem and Jeweled Box and get STARS Badge
9Examine the Badge and turn it into the USB Dongle Key
10Go through the Library to the 2F Linen room
10Since there is a Licker in the corridor, move by slowly walking
10Open the linen room with the diamond key (discard the key after)
10Get the portable safe (unlock this and get the spare key)
11Obtain Magnum using USB dongle key at STARS office
12Head towards the Armory Storage
12Defeat or Ignore Licker in the hallway
12Using the spare key in the 1F Safety Deposit Room (203) Get the Hip Pouch
13Return to the main hall and organize items
14Aim for document room from reception desk
14Since there is a Licker in the corridor, move by slowly walking
15Open the Records Room with the Club Key and get the tool
16Go through the main hall to the library
16Make sure to carry the Large Gear
17Lower the bookshelf using the tool in front of the bookshelf
17Move the bookshelf using the tool and the bookshelf on the left once to the right
18Walk over the bookshelves and go to Clock Tower
19Put the the Large Gear in the machine to the right
20Retrieve the Large Gear and climb the stairs
21Get Small Gear and replace it with Large gear.
22Put the Small Gear in the machine in front of the stairs
23Obtain the box of electronic components
24Return to the B1 Jail area and solve the switchboard puzzle. Additional tips below.
25Get card key from Ben's corpse
26Multiple zombies & Tyrant appears on the way out to the parking lot. Use a flashbang or Frag Grenade to escape
27Cutscene occurs when arriving at the parking lot
No.LocationItem
3East Storage RoomFlashbang (locker on the balcony side)
Handgun Ammo(warehouse locker)
Shotgun Ammo (shelf immediately on entry)
Blue Herb (shelf near the entrance)
Large Gear (above the middle box)
4BalconyBlue Herb (In front table)
Handgun Ammo (bench near helicopter)
Green Herb × 2 (at the end of the staircase)
72F HallRed Herb (as soon as you enter the door
8Observation RoomBox (center desk)
Handgun bullet (Interrogation room over the broken glass)
10Linen roomHigh Grade Gunpowder (yellow)
Portable safe (above washing machine)
18Clock TowerGreen Herb (front of clock tower)
Gun powder (back corridor)

24. Switchboard Puzzle Solution

Switchboard Puzzle Solution

Leon (Scenario A) Parking Lot Exit to Alligator Fight

Parking Lot Exit to Alligator Fight Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Open the shutter with the Parking card key
2Go to the gun shop with Ada
2Get the Shotgun Long Barrel in the gun shop
3Trigger cutscene when you get to the back of the gun shop
3Go down the street and go to sewers
4Go to the back of the sewer and fight the alligator
5Avoid the Alligator in left and right order. Additional tips below.
6Control Switches to Ada after the cutscene
7Proceed to the path and look up the ladder and use the EMF scanner
8Scan the power box on the right side of the ladder
8Scan the propeller on the ladder to break the propeller
9Climb the ladder, scan again starting with the power supply then the propeller at the exit
10Scan power supply switch box
12If the cable following the exit door turns yellow, proceed
12Proceed to the path and scan the power supply of the elevator (ignore the zombies)
13Get Flashbang and Handgun Ammo and head towards elevator
14The Tyrant appears after entering the corridor. Scan the power supply to the left of the door
15Once you open the door, scan the switch box immediately beside it and turn the power line yellow
16Continue to scan the propeller and destroy it and jump off from there
17Follow the path and pull the lever at the end of the stairs
18Get the bracelelet from a corpse in the open incinerator
19A cutscene is triggered after obtaining the bracelet, and you'll be trapped in the garbage incineration facility
20Scan the power supply boxes in a specific procedure within 1 minute and escape
21When escaping the garbage incineration facility, go north from the door behind the typewriter
22A cutscene is triggered as you proceed forward the path
23After the cutscene is triggered, the control switches back to Leon

Parking Lot Exit to Alligator Fight Item Location Chart

No.LocationItem
2GunshopHandgun Ammo (Inner shelf)
Long barrel (front shelf)
Gun powder (back shelf
3SewerHandgun Ammo (the end of the second path branch)
Frag grenade (left after the alligator)

5. Beware of the Alligator's Second Rush

Beware of the Alligator

You can defeat the alligator by avoiding them in order of left → right → left. However, in the second rush, the alligator continuously performs the bite and you will get bitten if you move immediately. Avoid this by confirming first if the the second rush attack has ended and move afterwards.

Leon (Scenario A) Sewers to Acquiring Chemical Flamethrower

Sewers to Acquiring Chemical Flamethrower Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Item recovery in the office after the cutscene
2Go down from the hall near the office
3Go down the path to the control room
3You can ignore zombies in the control room
3Open key locker (SZF)
4Get out of the monitor room through the shaft on the left of the control room
5Arrange your items in the Monitor Room
6Take the processing pool bridge down and get the tool at the cable car platform
6Get the Shotgun Stock from safe (left 2 right 12 left 8)
7Get off the stairs on the right of the processing pool
7Defeat 2 zombies
8Go down the stairs on the left and open the door with a tool
9Get off the ladder to the lower waterway (OK not to take the key yet)
10Go towards Supplies Storage Room while avoiding G adult form
11Get a queen plug at the Supplies Storage Room
11Take a spark shot after obtaining King Plug
12Collect King / Queen plug and return to monitoring room
12Pass G Adult Through the Side While Hitting With Spark Shot. Additional tips below.
12Ignore the G adult before the ladder
13When you reach the monitor room, install the plug
14Item arrangement at the Monitor Room

Sewers to Acquiring Chemical Flamethrower Item Location Chart

No.LocationItem
1Control RoomShotgun Ammo (right side of entrance on the zombie)
Magnum Ammo
5Processing pool Shotgun Stock (safe)
Blue Herb (zombies in the back of the safe)
Red Herb (cable car platform)
Green Herb (under the stairs)
8Lower waterwayGreen Herb (beside the first corpse descending from the ladder)
10Supplies Storage RoomRed Herb (shelves beside entrance)
Chemical Flamethrower (room opened with King plug)

12. Pass Through G Adult Form

The G adult appearing on the way back is blocking the way and gets in the way. Avoid getting grabbed and slip through G when he expels his larvae when it's safe to move.

Leon (Scenario A) Flamethrower to G 2nd Form

Flamethrower to G 2nd Form Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Go down the stairs in the processing pool and pull the right lever to the sewers
1The G adult coming out from the side can be ignored
2Open the door and get on the work lift lift
3Defeat the zombies in the work room
4Get the Rook plug
5Take the plug and turn back the way to the monitor room (you can go on, but there are many zombies)
6Solve the plug puzzle in the monitor room
7Item arrangement (because it is a boss fight, Flamethrower and grenades are recommended)
8Save (second time)
9Solve the power puzzle in the main power room (Answer: On, On, Off, On)
10When exiting the room, G appears. Additional tips below.
11Evade G attack from the ceiling
11Break through the shutter and Go past the side of G
12Move the crane and defeat G using the crane
13After defeating G, Open the door of the garbage disposal and rescue Ada
14Head to the cable car to the laboratory

Flamethrower to G 2nd Form Item Location Chart

No.LocationItem
1SewersFrag grenade (in the direction opposite to the lever)
Blue Herb (front door
9Main power supply roomBlue Herb (next to garbage dumpster)
Green Herb (before garbage dumpster)
Red Herb (beside main power supply)
12Water Processing FacilityHandgun Ammo (crane side)
Flashbang (crane side)
Combat knife (crane side

10. G 2nd Form (G2) Fight

Area Near The Switch Puzzle is Safe

Area Near The Switch Puzzle is Safe

G2's attack from the ceiling does not hit when standing next to switch panel. Wait until the attack ceases so you will not suffer unnecessary damage.

Wait Next To The Shutter

Wait Next To The Shutter

Once G2 roars, move to the side of the shutter when it begins to break the shutter. You can slip through the side as it breaks the shutter.

Damage G2 With The Flamethrower

Damage G2 With The Flamethrower

Flamethrower is very effective for the G2 fight. Burning G2 does continuous damage so it's easy to take it down. The once it goes down, use the container to take it down easily.

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Getting S+ Rank Tips

You Can Stop The Timer by Pausing The Game

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.

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Defeat Enemies on Frequently Used Paths

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

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.

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there are no tips after Ada cutscene :(

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