This is a guide to The Mercenaries Mode, an additional game mode for Resident Evil Village. Here you can find everything you need to know about The Mercenaries mode including what it is, tips and tricks, and how to unlock it!
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To unlock Mercenaries Mode, you must beat the main game of Resident Evil Village first. Although eager players may be disappointed about having to wait, keep in mind it's a free bonus mode for completing the main story. Additionally, playing Mercenaries Mode early may lead to spoilers of the main story.
Stages are unlockable levels that you can play through in The Mercenaries mode. These can be accessed by completing available Stages and earning the required ranks to unlock them.
|The Village||Already Unlocked||
Magic Magazine Ability
The Castle Stage
|The Castle||Earn an A Rank in The Village.||
The Factory Stage
|The Factory||Earn an A Rank in The Castle.||
Lightning Sped Ability
The Mad Village Stage
|The Mad Village||Earn an A Rank in The Factory.||
The Village II Stage
|The Village II||Earn an A Rank in The Mad Village.||
The Castle II Stage
|The Castle II||Earn a B Rank in The Mad Village.||
The Factory II Stage
|The Factory II||Earn a B Rank in The Castle II.||
The Mad Village II Stage
|The Mad Village II||Earn a B Rank in The Factory II.||If all other stages have been finished with SSS Rank
How to Get SSS Rank For Mercenaries Mode
|How to Get SSS|
Buy Weapons in the Shop and Sell Extra Items
Upgrade your Weapons
Find Yellow Orbs to Increase the Time Limit
Keep a Combo from Start to Finish
Kill Every Enemy while Keeping up your Combo
Map Your Route and Memorize Spawns
Prioritize Movement and Damage Abilities
|V61 Custom||30000 Lei|
|W870 TAC||20000 Lei|
|F2 Rifle||15000 Lei|
|LEMI||5000 Lei (If sold)|
|Pipe Bomb||2500 Lei|
|First Aid Med||2500 Lei|
|GM 79||50000 Lei|
|M1851 Wolfsbane||20000 Lei|
|LEMI||5000 Lei (If sold)|
|Explosive Rounds||1000 Lei|
|Pipe Bomb||2500 Lei (Price increases by 500 with each purchase)|
|Mine||1500 Lei (Price increases by 500 with each purchase)|
|First Aid Med||2500 Lei|
The Mercenaries is an arcade-like mode included for free with the main game of Resident Evil Village. This mode has been featured throughout the franchise, making its first appearance in Resident Evil 3 and being included in every game except for Resident Evil 7. Many fans are happy to see this mode returning in the upcoming sequel.
Players can earn CP in this mode that can lead to unlocking items in the extras shop such as Infinite Ammo.
The Mercenaries is a first-person action mode focused on combat. Players will have to reach the goal within a certain time limit while also taking out enemies.
While only a certain number of enemies need to be defeated to progress, the more enemies you can take down, the higher the score you can get. There will also be bonus time orbs scattered across maps to give you extra time. Take advantage of the time orbs to take out more enemies!
For the first time in the franchise, players will be able to access a shop, also known as The Duke's Emporium, in-between areas in The Mercenaries. Players can buy new items and weapons, or even upgrade their current ones allowing for a higher chance of survival in the next area.
Reaching the II versions of each stage will change up the contents of the shop, going from a Shotgun and Sniper Rifle, to the trusty Grenade Launcher and Magnum.
At the shop, players can customize their equipment by upgrading weapons. Players can choose which playstyle they prefer and strategize according to the challenge they are facing.
When playing through an area, you can gain different abilities by interacting with large glowing orbs on the field. Abilities can strengthen weapons, give more health, buff defense, or even add special effects like Corpse Combuster which makes zombies explode after being shot.
Effectively using your abilities in combination with your weapons will be key to overcoming the hordes of enemies!
Killing consecutive enemies within a time window will allow you to combo. This is important to get higher scores as the higher your combo becomes the more points will be rewarded to you. Make sure to kill enemies fast but not too fast to keep the combo going.
When completing an area, the score they received in that Area will receive bonus points based on the time left and money carried upon completing that area. The bonus from time will greatly increase your score while the bonus you get for your money is half of the amount of money you have. Finish the area as fast as you can for the biggest bonus possible!
There are a few CP challenges that can only be acquired through playing The Mercenaries.
|Ability User||Use 10 abilities in The Mercenaries||5000 CP|
|Hero of the Village||Complete The Village stage in The Mercenaries once||5000 CP|
|Storming the Castle||Complete The Factory stage in The Mercenaries||8000 CP|
|Mass-Reduced||Complete The Factory stage in The Mercenaries once||10000 CP|
|Combo King||Get a combo of at least 30 during The Mercenaries||10000 CP|
|Night Fighter||Complete The Mad Village stage in The Mercenaries once||20000 CP|
|Overkill!||Do over 10,000 damage with a single attack while playing The Mercenaries||20000 CP|
|Ability Expert||Use 22 abilities in The Mercenaries||30000 CP|
|Gun Slinger||Achieve at least an A Rank on all stages in The Mercenaries||50000 CP|
|Legendary Cowboy||Achieve at least an S Rank on all stages in The Mercenaries||70000 CP|
Each stage will get progressively harder, making your ammo and items even more valuable! For those that can progress to the last stage of The Mercenaries and obtain SS Ranks or higher on all the stages including the last one, there is a special reward available. The LZ Answerer.
LZ Answerer Weapon Stats and Upgrades
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