Resident Evil 2 Cheats on Playstation 4 (PS4)
- First Released: Jan 24, 2019
- Genres: Shooter
- Ratings: PEGI 18, ESRB M
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Brad VickersEaster Eggs
While Brad Vickers isn’t present as a zombie in the Resident Evil 2 remake like he was in the original, if you go to the spot where the zombie would have been, you’ll find a S.T.A.R.S. poster featuring him.
There are some destroyed walls prior to the arrival of Mr. X, hinting at Nemesis from Resident Evil 3 having been there. In addition to being a nod to Resident Evil 3, some fans are hopeful this is a hint toward a Resident Evil 3 remake.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure referenceEaster Eggs
In the main office, there is a locker with the name JoJo on it. This is a reference to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and was in the original Resident Evil 2 as a shout-out to the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure game Capcom had made around the same time.
Rebecca PhotoEaster Eggs
When you open the drawer to Wesker’s desk, you not only find a custom part for your weapon, but also a roll of film. If you take it and develop it, yes, it is indeed a picture of Rebecca Chambers in sports gear. This was present in the original Resident Evil 2 if you examined Wesker’s desk 50 times.
Wellcome LeonEaster Eggs
The “Welcome Leon” banner has an extra space between the “l” and “c” as though another letter would have been there, and you can find a fallen letter “l” on one of the desks. This is a nod to the original Resident Evil 2 misspelling the banner as “Wellcome Leon.”
Dead Rising referenceEaster Eggs
Near the start of the game, there is a poster for Frank East: Freelance Photographer for Hire, a reference to Frank West from Capcom’s Dead Rising series.
RE7 MannequinsEaster Eggs
In Claire’s campaign, you can reach a room in the RPD building that contains three of the mannequins from Resident Evil 7.
We do it!Easter Eggs
The plaque under the bust in the Reception Room includes the text “We do it!” This is a nod to the Resident Evil 2 remake’s producer, who had that phrase on his shirt when he revealed that Capcom had allowed them to start working on the remake.
Release date posterEaster Eggs
At the start of the game, the gas station includes a “Staff Wanted” sign with a phone number written on it: 1998-01-29. While that might look odd for a phone number, it’s because it’s the date of the original Resident Evil 2 released in Japan.
Rita Phillips / Outbreak referenceEaster Eggs
One of the RPD desks has a nameplate for Rita Phillips. She was a playable character in Resident Evil Outbreak File #2.
Localization HeroesEaster Eggs
There is a pedestal that lists several people as heroes: these are the names of people who worked on the game’s localization team.
Jill's DogEaster Eggs
In the original Resident Evil 2, there was a photograph on Jill’s desk that couldn’t be clearly seen, but showed a friend of hers implied to possibly be her boyfriend. In the remake, however, it is now a photo of a dog, as the developers felt she would be a dog owner.
While the remake doesn’t quite include the original Resident Evil 2’s “zapping system,” it does include a variation of the A/B campaigns for the two characters. You will unlock the “2nd Run” campaign for the other character once you beat the first campaign. Beating Leon’s first campaign unlocks Claire’s 2nd Run, and beating Claire’s first campaign unlocks Leon’s 2nd Run.
This is a more difficult mode that includes slight changes, such as more difficult puzzles, fewer resources, and additional appearances of Mr. X.
Beating either character’s 2nd Run campaign will also unlock the true ending automatically.
All Mr. Raccoon locationsHints
There are 15 Mr. Raccoon bobblehead figurines that you can find and destroy as a collectible. Destroying them all will also unlock a bonus weapon.
Note: some of them are missable, and some can only be found with either Leon or Claire, not in both campaigns.
If you’re having trouble finding any of them, use the video guide below for help.
4th Survivor and TofuUnlockables
If you beat the game once, you will unlock a new mode called The 4th Survivor. This follows HUNK as he escapes Raccoon City.
If you beat The 4th Survivor, you will unlock another returning fan-favorite, The Tofu survivor. This is the same scenario, except you play as tofu instead of HUNK.
Both of these are also immediately unlockable through the “All In-game Rewards Unlock” DLC.
Meanwhile, The Tofu Survivor also has alternate skins you can unlock for Tofu to play through it as other “characters”:
- Konjac – complete The Tofu Survivor.
- Uiro-Mochi – complete The Tofu Survivor.
- Flan – complete The Tofu Survivor as either Konjac or Uiro-Mochi.
- Annin Tofu – complete The Tofu Survivor as either Konjac or Uiro-Mochi.
There are several bonus weapons with infinite ammo that can be unlocked by performing the following tasks (also available through the “All In-game Rewards Unlock” DLC):
- Samurai Edge (original model) – Beat the game on Standard difficulty with an S rank.
- Combat Knife – Destroy all Mr. Raccoon figurines in the main game.
- LE 5 – Beat the game on Hardcore difficulty with an S rank.
- ATM-4 – Beat one of Leon’s scenarios on Hardcore difficulty with an S+ rank.
- Minigun – Beat one of Claire’s scenarios on Hardcore difficulty with an S+ rank.
To get an S rank, you must clear the game within a specific amount of time, depending on your chosen scenario and difficulty:
- Standard, first run – 3:30:00
- Standard, 2nd run – 3:00:00
- Hardcore, first run – 2:30:00
- Hardcore, 2nd run – 2:00:00
To get an S+ rank, you cannot save more than 3 times. Using any of the unlockable bonus weapons with infinite ammo will also invalidate your S+ rank, except for the Combat Knife bonus weapon.
Unlockable Costumes (In-Game)Unlockables
There are several unlockable costumes you can get by performing the following tasks:
- Leon Casual – complete Leon’s scenario.
- Leon Police – complete Leon’s scenario.
- Leon Police (Injured) – complete Leon’s scenario.
- Leon classic costumes – complete Claire’s scenario, unlocking Leon’s 2nd Run.
- Claire Jacket – complete Claire’s scenario.
- Claire Tank Top – complete Claire’s scenario.
- Claire classic costumes – complete Leon’s scenario, unlocking Claire’s 2nd Run.
All codes and puzzle solutionsHints
There are numerous puzzles you’ll need to solve and codes you’ll need to figure out. Here are the codes you’ll need to use.
- Leon’s Desk (1) – MRG
- Leon’s Desk (2) – NED
- 2nd Floor locker – CAP
- 3rd Floor locker – DCM
- Sewer locker – SZF
- 1st floor safe – left 9, right 15, left 7
- 2nd floor safe – left 6, right 2, left 11
- Treatment pool safe – left 2, right 12, left 8
The portable safes, however, have randomized solutions, so you’ll need to figure them out, which is possible to do through trial and error.
If you’re having trouble with the locks/safes or any of the other puzzles, use the video guide below to help you with every puzzle solution.