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Resident Evil Village Mercenaries mode: How to unlock and what it is

Here's how you can unlock the Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil Village and an explainer of what this mode is for newcomers.

The iconic Mercenaries mode returns in Resident Evil Village, after being left out of Resident Evil 7, as well as the Resident Evil 3 Remake. First featured in the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis back in 1999, and last appearing in Resident Evil 6 in 2012, fans of the Mercenaries mode probably can't wait to unlock it in Resident Evil Village. In this guide, we will tell you exactly what to do to unlock Mercenaries in Resident Evil Village, and what this mode is all about.

How to unlock Mercenaries mode in RE Village

When you first boot up Resident Evil Village, you won't find the Mercenaries mode anywhere. That's because you will first need to unlock this mode.

Thankfully, it is quite straightforward to unlock the Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil Village. All you need to do is complete the story campaign once.

Resident Evil Village Mercenaries mode how to unlock gameplay what is it?(Picture: Capcom)

This can be done on any difficulty setting. The campaign should take roughly between 10 and 16 hours to complete, depending on player skill, exploration and difficulty chosen.


What is Resident Evil Village Mercenaries mode?

The Resident Evil Village Mercenaries mode is a complete, fleshed-out game mode. The Mercenaries mode is basically a time attack mode that has players killing a set amount of enemies as quickly as possible.

The Mercenaries mode has one simple rule: reach the goal before the time runs out. But to do that you need to defeat the enemies in each area. The better you do, the higher your score.
You can find bonus time orbs within each area to give you more time to take down creatures.

Resident Evil Village Mercenaries mode how to unlock gameplay what is it?(Picture: Capcom)

After each stage, players will be able to buy equipment and weapons, as well as combine with unique abilities to take on the next challenge. 

Mercenaries in Resident Evil Village offers a wide range of strategies to employ. The difficulty ramps up with each stage, offering players great replay value and challenging gameplay.

Capcom also teases that a special reward is waiting for people who finish the final stage, which should make Resident Evil fans start foaming at the mouth.