Does Resident Evil 4 remake have Mercenaries mode?

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Leon aiming at a red canister in Resident Evil 4 remake
March 27, 2023: Capcom has confirmed the Resident Evil 4 remake Mercenaries mode release date!

If you're looking to learn about the Resident Evil 4 remake Mercenaries mode, you're probably familiar with the franchise. Given it was in the original, many are afraid we may have to go without the beloved horde mode. Luckily, the answer is a little more complicated.

Resident Evil 4 remake is fairly loyal to the original source material. Therefore, many fans are expecting to see Mercenaries mode return, which adds an arcade-style horde mode to keep players busy after the credits roll. In this guide, we'll look at whether it's back or not.

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When is the Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries mode release date?

Mercenaries mode will arrive in Resident Evil 4 remake on April 7, 2023. That was confirmed by Capcom on the weekend of the game's release, in a launch trailer. You can check that out below:

Even better, Mercenaries mode will be completely free in Resident Evil 4 remake. All you'll need to do is download the DLC from your system's store, and enjoy the arcade fun!

Does Resident Evil 4 remake have Mercenaries mode?

Resident Evil 4 remake does not have Mercenaries mode on launch. This being said, Capcom announced in the February State of Play that it would come post-launch.


Mercenaries is a mode where you have to go through small maps based on the existing game, killing as many enemies as possible before the time runs out. The goal of this is to get a higher score. As it puts you on a scoreboard, you and your friends can take it in turns playing until you get a winner. In Resident Evil Village, this granted you some extras you could take into the standard campaign. The same may happen for Resident Evil 4 remake.

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