Resident Evil 4 Remake: Can You Kill the Chainsaw Guy?

Take out the Chainsaw Guy enemies in the Resident Evil 4 Remake to earn gemstone rewards.

Take out the Chainsaw Guy enemies in the Resident Evil 4 Remake to earn gemstone rewards.

Chainsaw Guy is one of Resident Evil 4 Remake‘s numerous enemies that you have to contend with. He’s also one that might frighten you at the start of the game once he appears. Thankfully, you should have the means to eliminate him and his cohorts. Here’s our RE4 Remake guide to help you kill the Chainsaw Guy.

How to Kill Chainsaw Guy in Resident Evil 4 Remake

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So, can you kill the Chainsaw Guy in RE4 Remake? Yes, you can beat him. Also known as Doctor Salvador, Chainsaw Man, and Chainsaw Villager, this enemy will first appear in the Village Square, either when you attempt to barricade the interior of a house or when you pass through an alley to the right.

You’re technically not required to kill him (or anyone else) during this initial section. That’s because an internal timer will count down until the church bell rings and all the infected start to leave. You can actually skip this whole section if you’d like

But, if you do want to eliminate him, pick up the W870 Shotgun. It’s found on the second floor of the two-story house to the left. From there, you can use the narrow streets and rooftops to your advantage, funneling in your opponents and blasting them at close range.

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If the Chainsaw Man gets stunned, you can run up to him and do a roundhouse kick or knife stab for extra damage. Moreover, the Chainsaw Guy’s attacks will tear apart other hostiles when he starts swinging his weapon. Just watch out since Leon could get ripped apart, too.

When you kill the Chainsaw Guy in Resident Evil 4 Remake, you can pick up an Emerald. This is a gemstone that can be slotted into valuable treasures to increase their selling price. Unfortunately, there’s no trophy or achievement for killing Chainsaw Guy

RE4 Remake: Cheesing the Other Chainsaw Guy and Chainsaw Twins Encounters

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The Resident Evil 4 Remake also features other Chainsaw Guy encounters, and these ones can be cheesed.

For instance, after leaving the factory (where you first meet Luis), a Chainsaw Man will appear on the wooded path. You can lure him back to the gate by the Merchant. By exiting back and forth between these area entrances, you can trick the enemy AI, making them more vulnerable to potshots.

A bit later in the game, Leon will meet up with Ashley, and the two will reach a valley with a structure. There, the Bella Sisters, also known as the Chainsaw Twins, will appear. And, much like the popular Bella Twins in WWE, you can look, but you can’t touch because they’ll slice you apart at melee range.

Instead, you’ll want to backtrack to the area’s entrance path to confuse them. As usual, these special infected or elites will drop important items or valuable gems.

And that answers whether you can kill the Chainsaw Guy in RE4 Remake. For more tips, like where to find all the Blue Medallions at the Farm or how to unlock the Shooting Gallery, click the links or head over to our Resident Evil 4 Remake guides page

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