RE4 Separate Ways DLC: All Unlockables and How to Get Them

Curious about what secrets are locked inside Ada's DLC campaign? Here's what you need to know.

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The Separate Ways DLC for this year’s Resident Evil 4 remake features its own assortments of unlocks, cosmetics, and costumes. There’s plenty you can buy and earn in Ada’s campaign, from new guns to a new hairstyle to some objectively silly hats. Here are all unlockables and how to get them in the RE4 Separate Ways DLC.

All Unlockables and How to Get Them in RE4 Separate Ways DLC

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As with all unlocks in the RE4 remake, you must achieve specific in-game challenges to unlock bonus items. This also earns you a set amount of Challenge Points (CP), which can then be spent in the Extra Content Shop to open up the items in question. Why does it have that extra step attached? Ask Capcom.

Either way, costumes and accessories become available immediately from the Extras menu and can be equipped at any point in your game. Accessories can freely be swapped in and out from your pause menu, while various characters’ costumes must be changed from the main menu.

Ranking Notes

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Many of Separate Ways’ most useful bonuses are locked behind completing the campaign on particular difficulties and achieving particular ranks.

Your final rank once you’ve cleared a run through SW is strictly determined by your final completion time. There’s always a little confusion about ranking criteria with every new Resident Evil game, as past REs have also graded you on things like number of saves, how much healing you used, or whether or not you burned any First Aid Sprays. So far, SW seems to only care about the final time on the clock, with two notable exceptions.

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  • An S-rank run on Hardcore or Professional must be cleared in 2.5 hours or less.
  • Standard requires 2 hours or less.
  • Assisted requires only 1.5 hours.

In practice, this requires you to skip past everything you can, such as optional fights, side missions, or out-of-the-way treasures, and you’ll absolutely need to know each level’s layout first. Don’t sweat your rank on your first run.

In addition, the highest rank you can get on a New Game Plus+ run is S. To get an S+ rank, which comes with unique unlocks, you must clear the game on a fresh save slot, with no bonus weapons allowed. On Professional, you also only get 10 saves for the entire game before your final rank will take a hit.

Weapons

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  • Elite Knife: Complete all 7 of the Merchant’s side missions.
  • Infinite Rocket Launcher: On a New Game+, purchase this from the Merchant for 1,500,000 pesetas.
  • Chicago Sweeper: Clear the game on Professional difficulty with an A rank or higher.

All three of these weapons, once bought from the Extra Credit Shop, can be grabbed from the Storage box at any Typewriter. Note that the Typewriter occupies a lot of room in your attache case.

Full Costumes

  • Ada’s Dress
  • Undercover Ada
  • Luis’ Vest
  • Wesker’s Suit

These are all rewards for clearing the game once on any difficulty, at any rank. They can be turned on and off in the Extras menu, which is available from the main game’s main menu, but they cannot be changed while you’re in-game.

Special Hats

  • Bear Hat: Clear the game on Standard difficulty or higher with an S+ rank.
  • Cat Set: Clear the game on Professional difficulty with an S+ rank.
  • Chicken Hat: Clear the game on Hardcore difficulty or higher with an S+ rank.
  • Wolf Set: Clear the game on Assisted difficulty or higher with an S+ rank.

Like the similar accessories in the main game, these are silly hats that provide you with significant combat bonuses.

  • The Bear Hat makes all of your standard knife swings significantly more powerful.
  • The Cat Set gives you unlimited ammunition with all weapons except the standard Rocket Launcher. This is the sort of “unlimited” that means you have infinite magazines but still have to change out clips/magazines.
  • The Chicken Hat provides flat damage reduction from all sources while worn, similar to Leon’s body armor.
  • The Wolf Set enhances the melee attacks you can land on a stunned enemy.

Cosmetics

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These have no in-game effect besides making Ada look cool (your mileage may vary).

  • Countess Set: Clear the game on Professional difficulty.
  • Cute Bear Earring: Clear the game on Standard or higher difficulty with an A rank or better.
  • Hair Color (Green): Clear the game on Standard or higher difficulty with an A rank or better.
  • Hair Color (Blonde): Clear the game on Assisted difficulty.
  • Sunglasses (Brownline): Clear the game on Hardcore or Professional difficulty.
  • Sunglasses (Oversized): Clear the game on any difficulty.
  • Glasses (Rectangle): Clear the game on any difficulty.
  • Glasses (Round): Clear the game on Hardcore or Professional difficulty.
  • Glasses (Windsor): Clear the game on any difficulty.

Those are all of the unlockables in the RE4 Separate Ways DLC and how to get them. For more help with Ada’s scenario, check out our RE4 remake guides hub.

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