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Resident Evil 4 remake Chapter 2 guide to the Valley, Village Chief’s Manor

Plus, meet the merchant

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Jeffrey Parkin (he/him) has been writing video game guides for Polygon for almost seven years. He has learned to love just about every genre of game that exists.

Resident Evil 4’s second chapter has a lot less fighting than the first, and a couple of tricky puzzle locks. You’ll also meet the merchant and pick up some new weapons.

Our Resident Evil 4 remake Chapter 2 walkthrough will make sure you don’t miss any items and survive from the beginning of the chapter all the way through the Abandoned Factory, meeting the merchant, the Valley, and the Village Chief’s Manor to the end of Chapter 2.

Head for the church/Abandoned Factory

After the cutscene with Luis, you’ll find that you have no gear. Neat. Let’s do something about that.

Resident Evil 4 remake map with a path and items in the Abandoned Factory Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Head through the door and follow the hall. There’s a crate around the corner with a green herb. Continue along until you find a corpse helpfully holding onto a kitchen knife for you.

You’ll also learn about the L1 + R2 quick stab at this point — which seems to do a lot more damage.

Head up the stairs and through the gate. Crouch as soon as you get through and stealth kill the villager there. You’ll spot your gear on the right, but you can’t get to it. Head through the door and deal with another villager.

Resident Evil 4 remake Leon in the Abandoned Factory approaching a shockingly large rat. Image: Capcom via Polygon

There’s also a (gigantic) rat here. Stab it to start the Pest Control Blue Note Request.

Over on the left, open the first oven for some handgun ammo and the second for a sapphire.

The door to your gear is blocked (also there’s a bear trap in front of it), so continue past. There’s a barrel with another kitchen knife on your right and another rat.

Vault through the window on your right and stay crouched. At the next corner, you’ll find the final rat. Handle the patrolling villager around the corner.

Resident Evil 4 remake Leon opening the gate to his gear Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Follow the path around and stick to the right. You’ll find a wheel that temporarily opens the door to your gear. You have to sprint to get back in time — make sure to vault through the wall as a shortcut. Grab your gear, and take a second to craft anything you might need (and to free up some inventory space).

Meet the merchant

Unlock the door back to the wheel room and you’ll meet the merchant. To the left of his table, there’s also rifle ammo, a typewriter, and the Merchant Tip: Get Rich Quick! file. Turn around and check the far side of the merchant’s area for a crate with pesetas.

Resident Evil 4 remake’s merchant Image: Capcom via Polygon

Before you visit the merchant, open your inventory and tab over to Key Items & Treasures. Select the flagon and choose inlay gemstones. Pick the two best gemstones you can, but the shape matters here — round slots only take round gemstones. We went with 2 rubies. Combining them like this will make them all more valuable — a modifier of 1.2x — when you sell them.

When you visit the merchant, you’ll automatically turn in the two Blue Note Requests we’ve completed so far for 3 spinels each. Sell the Hunter’s Lodge Key, Pearl Pendant, any Velvet Blue you picked up, and the flagon. You should get at least 20,000 pesetas for them all.

Buy the Case Upgrade (7x12) to expand your inventory space, and then pick up the SR M1903 rifle. You’ll get the rifle scope for free. In your inventory, select the Scope and then choose Parts > SR M1903 to equip it.

If you’ve got the cash, grab the Bolt Thrower and Recipe: Bolts — good for stealth kills from a distance.

After that, tab over to Trade. Spend your spinels on the Treasure Map: Village (or don’t and just follow this guide) and the Yellow Herb. Combine that with other herbs for a healing item that also (permanently) increases your max health.

We didn’t have you upgrade any of your weapons yet — we’ll get to that eventually. Right now, it’s more important to diversify your arsenal. You could also repair Leon’s knife, but you’ve got a few kitchen knives to hold you over while we earn (loot) some more pesetas.


Over to the left of the merchant, you’ll spot a gate locked by a Hexagon-Shaped Slot. We don’t have that yet, so turn right and follow the wooden walkway.

Follow the path (and shoot the old lady) until you reach the ladder.

Resident Evil 4 remake map with a path and items found in the Valley Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

At the top of the ladder, use your new rifle to deal with any villagers you see. You’re going to get swarmed by a few more when you drop down, but any you snipe will only make your life easier. Drop off that platform and take out any more villagers who rush you — there are several coming from both directions, so don’t let your guard down.

Smash the barrel right there for some resources (L). Take a left and vault through the window on your left for a Yellow Herb and some First Aid Spray. Shoot the padlock off the door for good measure.

Cut to the left of the Valley again. Stick to the left and follow the switchback up. Deal with the villagers at the top (there’s an exploding barrel to shoot) and open the chest for a ruby. Smash the barrels there for some pesetas.

Resident Evil 4 remake Leon opening the gate to the Valley area Image: Capcom via Polygon

Continue across the walkway to find a wheel that opens the main gate (back to the merchant, if you’re so inclined). You’ll get swarmed by some more villagers.

Drop back down and head to the left again. This time, continue straight instead of heading up the switchback. Follow the walkway around to the right at the far side of the Valley and smash the barrel for some gunpowder. A little farther, smash another barrel for more gunpowder.

Resident Evil 4 remake Hexagonal Emblem location in the Valley
Hexagonal Emblem location.
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On your right, grab the Hexagonal Emblem.

Continue across the roof for one more barrel with some resources (L). Turn around and look down through the hole in the roof. Take a shot at the villager below you to get his attention. He and another villager will keep trying to climb the ladder to you. Just shoot them before they get to the top — they’ll fall off the ladder and take a little extra damage. Take your time and you can safely dispatch them both without directly engaging.

Climb down the ladder and into the shack.

At the bottom of the ladder, turn left. Grab the flash grenade from the lockers and then head right to un-padlock the front door. Head back past the ladder and grab the hand grenade from the other lockers.

Go through the door next to the lockers. Open the chest on the left for a small key. Head through the next door. Loop back to the front of the shack to find a barrel with pesetas.

You’ll have a few more villagers to deal with, but now that we have the Hexagonal Emblem, it’s time to head back to the merchant and typewriter.

Merchant again

When you get there, backtrack to the room where you picked up your gear inside the Abandoned Factory. Use the small key on the locked drawer to collect the Elegant Mask treasure. Combine it with a few round gemstones (like rubies) to increase its value — three rubies gets its value up to 19,600 pesetas.

Sell it, and use the cash to start tuning up (upgrading) your weapons. You can also repair your Combat Knife (it’s almost certainly broken by this point) and increase its durability.

Hexagonal-Shaped Slot

Resident Evil 4 remake Hexagonal Emblem key item being used in the Hexagonal-Shaped Slot. Image: Capcom via Polygon

When you’re done with the merchant, save at the typewriter, and head to the Hexagonal-Shaped Slot to use the Hexagonal Emblem. Rotate it until it’s oriented the same way as the lock, and then turn it around. It’ll transform into a crank that raises the gate. Push through the doors.

Resident Evil 4 remake map showing a path and items in the area past the Hexagonal-Shaped Slot. Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Follow the path around and deal with the villagers. When you reach the storage area, grab the handgun ammo from the barrels on the left and smash the barrel on the right for some gunpowder (just watch the bear traps on the ground).

Head back to the left side and crouch through the opening. Grab the resources (L) as you pass, and then smash the barrels for resources (S) and handgun ammo. Open the chest to the right for a sapphire. Duck back through the gap and head up the stairs on the right.

Take a right and smash the barrel for handgun ammo. Around the time you reach the totally not creepy altar, a pair of villagers will appear behind you, followed by a Chainsaw Man ahead of you.

Resident Evil 4 remake Chainsaw Man with his leg caught in a trap.
Use the traps to slow down the Chainsaw Man.
Image: Capcom via Polygon

Get the villagers out of the way quickly, and then try to lure the Chainsaw Man through any bear traps you see around. Use the few seconds they buy you to put a few rounds into his head.

Resident Evil 4 remake sapphire treasure location Image: Capcom via Polygon

Back at the altar, look at the ropes above you. You’ll see a lantern like the one that was attached to the windmill in the Farm. Shoot it down for a sapphire.

Turn left and head into the shack. Smash the barrel inside for pesetas, and then grab the green herb and Scribbles About Dolls file from the table to the left.

Resident Evil 4 remake Clockwork Castellan 2 of 16 location
Clockwork Castellan 2 of 16 location.
Image: Capcom via Polygon

When you turn around, look to the left of the door for the second Clockwork Castellan.

Resident Evil 4 remake Pearl Pendant location
Shoot the support to lower the lid.
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Back outside, turn left and look at the well. Shoot the upright to close the lid, and then shoot another lantern for another Pearl Pendant. Smash the barrel to the right for a kitchen knife.

Head up the stone steps.

Village Chief’s Manor

Resident Evil 4 remake map with path and items in the Village Chief’s Manor area Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Watch for the trip wire at the gate, and then head up to the house. The front door is, unsurprisingly, locked, so head around to the left side. Smash the barrel by the well for some resources (L) and then keep walking into the weeds — watch for bear traps as you go.

Smash the barrel by the back door for some handgun ammo, and then head inside.

If you check the first door on the left, you’ll very embarrassingly interrupt someone on the toilet. Deal with them.

At the end of the hallway, check the drawer for a ruby.

Resident Evil 4 remake Village Chief’s Manor dining room Image: Capcom via Polygon

Go past the stairs and into the dining room. Turn right into the little kitchen nook and get the brown egg from inside the oven. Unlock the front door, and then grab another small key from over by the window. Pick up the Photo of a Family file from the table (flip it over to read the back).

Check the cabinet at the back of the room for some resources (L). Go through the doorway, and grab the hand grenade from the shelves on the left. Take a right. Pick up the pesetas (1,000!) from the table as you pass. The cabinet at the end has a combination lock on it — we’ll be back for that in a minute.

Head upstairs. At the top, there’s a typewriter and a red herb on your left.

Turn around and head down the hallway. There’s a book on your left with the Iluminados 4:3 file — which is also has the combination to that lock: crop, pig, and babe (as in baby).

Resident Evil 4 remake Village Chief’s Manor combination lock solution with crop, pig, and babe selected.
Village Chief’s Manor combination lock solution.
Image: Capcom via Polygon

The pictograms are a little vague. The crop looks like laurel leaves, the pig looks like an armadillo, and the babe looks like a little guy facing left. Inside, you’ll find the Crystal Marble.

At this point, your buddy from the poop closet will show up again. Put him down (again), and then head upstairs.

Resident Evil 4 remake Crystal Marble orientation Image: Capcom via Polygon

Place the Crystal Marble into the door. You’ll need to spin it so the air bubbles line up with the symbol in the lock:

  • Spin it up until it looks like the symbol upside-down
  • Spin it sideways 180°
  • Spin it down 180°

When you line it up, you’ll head into the bedroom. Make sure you pick up the key last — it’ll trigger a cutscene that ends the chapter.

On the left, read the very-not-concerning Village Records Vol 3 file and examine the portrait. On the right, ignore the desk and grab the handgun ammo.

Resident Evil 4 remake hidden switch in the Village Chief’s Manor bedroom Image: Capcom via Polygon

One picture is hanging crooked along the right wall. Interact with it to knock it down and then pull the switch behind it to drop a ladder. You might be able to hear a Clockwork Castellan in the attic. We’ll be back for that later when we have some help.

Resident Evil 4 remake Village Chief’s Manor Insignia Key location. Image: Capcom via Polygon

Open the desk drawer to find the Insignia Key. As soon as you pick it up, you’ll make a new friend (and the chapter will end).

We’ll continue in Chapter 3. Or if you’re keen to skip to a different section of the game, here’s our full Resident Evil 4 remake walkthrough.

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