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Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries DLC: Release Date, Content, Gameplay & More

Below, we'll walk you through the release date, content, gameplay, and features of the Mercenaries DLC Resident Evil 4.
Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries DLC: Release Date, Content, Gameplay & More

With the recent success of the Resident Evil 4 Remake, players are more than ecstatic to know that an update for the game is well on its way called "Mercenaries." Fans of the original game would likely have heard this name before, whereas new Resident Evil 4 players may be unfamiliar with what it means. 

Regardless, we have you covered in this guide, as we'll be breaking down everything you need to know about the Mercenaries DLC for the Resident Evil 4 remake. We'll discuss its origins, release date, content, gameplay aspects, and much more. 

Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries DLC: Release Date

The highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 Remake DLC, Mercenaries, will be available for players to enjoy for free starting on the 7 April. For those that don't know, "Mercenaries" was the name of an additional game mode in the original Resident Evil 4 that players could unlock after beating the game once on any difficulty. 

Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries DLC Release Date
The Mercenaries DLC will release on the 7th April for all players to enjoy for free. (Picture: Capcom)

While we aren't fully sure as to how unlocking it will work in the remake (being a DLC in this case and not just an extra mode), it's likely also going to be accessible after reaching a certain point in the game or possibly after completing it. If you haven't tried this mode in the original or just need a refresher on what Mercenaries is all about, let's discuss the content and gameplay aspects we expect from the Mercenaries DLC. 

Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries DLC: Content And Gameplay

The original Resident Evil 4 title released in 2005 featured the Mercenaries mode exclusively on the PS2 port of the game, and it is essentially a challenge mode for players looking to put their skills to the test. In this mode, players would need to kill enemies to gain points while a clock ticks down. 

Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries DLC Gameplay and features
The DLC will likely see players take on the challenge of killing enemies, gaining points, and beating the clock, similar to the original Mercenaries mode. (Picture: YouTube / Sarcosuchas)

The more points you earn, the higher your final score or star rating is in the case of Resident Evil 4. Once players reached a five-star rating for each of the characters in the game, they would unlock the insanely powerful Handcannon, a .50 magnum that punches through enemies like a small grenade. 

So what does this mean for the Remake and its version of the Mercenaries mode? Well, likely, the Mercenaries DLC will also contain this arcade-style mode and offer players similar rewards for getting the highest ranks for all playable characters. However, with this being a DLC and not simply an added mode, we could see more content and features added to the game, such as new challenges to go with the game's new and refreshed look as well as new rewards to earn, and even possibly new weaponry. 

Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries DLC features and rewards
The original game gave players the Handcannon for getting the highest scores with all characters, so it's likely the DLC also has some great rewards for players to obtain. (Picture: Capcom)

For now, we can't say exactly what the DLC will feature, but from what we do know, it's likely we can expect the return of a fan-favorite challenge mode to add tons of replayability to the already successful Remake of Resident Evil 4. Also, be sure to check back here soon for more info as we'll strive to keep this article updated with the latest information surrounding the Mercenaries DLC.