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Resident Evil 4 Sword Puzzle Solution

The sword puzzle is one of the first puzzles you encounter in the castle region of Resident Evil 4. Here's how to solve it.
Resident Evil 4 Sword Puzzle Solution

Resident Evil 4 features four major explorable regions of the game. These are the village, castle, and island. All these regions are packed with enemy encounters, optional challenges, and collectibles. You will encounter a lot of locked doors in your journey that requires brainstorming.

The castle is one of the most intricately designed regions of the game, and early on, you will come across a locked door in a room with a bunch of portraits of knights carrying swords. If you're struggling to get past this area, you're in the right place. Here's how to solve the sword puzzle in Resident Evil 4. 

Sword puzzle solution in Resident Evil 4

sword puzzle solution
All the portraits tell a story. (Picture: Shreyansh / Capcom)

If you look carefully, you will see that all the portraits tell a story. The trick is to insert the right sword in the right portrait. There are four sword slots, and you can pick up three of them straight from these portraits. You can acquire the final one by unlocking the door on the left. 

Once you have acquired all the swords, insert them in this order starting from right to left: 

  • Portrait 1: Rusted Sword
  • Portrait 2: Bloodied Sword
  • Portrait 3: Golden Sword
  • Portrait 4: Iron Sword

And that's it. Inserting these in this order will open up the door in the front. 

That concludes our guide on how to solve the sword puzzles in Resident Evil 4.