Resident Evil 4 Remake: How to Skip the Wrecking Ball Sequence

The wrecking ball sequence wrecking your runs in Resident Evil 4 Remake? Here's how to skip it.

The wrecking ball sequence wrecking your runs in Resident Evil 4 Remake? Here's how to skip it.
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The wrecking ball sequence in Chapter 14 of the Resident Evil 4 remake is a grueling segment late the in the game that, if not done perfectly, can cost you precious time. If you’re going for an S+ rank run in RE4 remake, it can even be the difference between success and failure. Luckily, there’s currently a way to skip the wrecking ball encounter entirely, but you’ll need fast reflexes and even faster sensitivity to do it correctly.

Skipping the Wrecking Ball Encounter in RE4 Remake Explained

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The wrecking ball sequence skip is simple in theory but incredibly difficult in practice. Just after you begin Chapter 14, you’ll face a locked gate. Normally, you’d climb down the ladder nearby and defend Ashley as she breaks down a barrier for you.

The wrecking ball skip sees you clipping through the locked door and opening it with Ashley still on the other side. Done correctly, the game assumes you’ve completed the encounter and allows the lift to the next section of the game to activate.

How to do the Wrecking Ball Sequence Skip

To accomplish the skip

  • Take out the weapon you’ve equipped with your Biosensor Scope.
  • Aim at the ground in front of the door (specifically where the interact button prompt appears).

The next three steps need to be done almost instantaneously and with precise timing.

  • Unscope your weapon.
  • Spin your camera 180 degrees.
  • Press the interact button.

If you do it right, Leon will clip through the gate and attempt to open it from the other side. The opening failed animation will play, but once it ends, you can interact with the gate again to open the deadbolt and unlock the door.

The wrecking ball sequence skip is easiest using a mouse with high sensitivity, as you must complete the 180-degree turn and button input within a few milliseconds. The skip is also probably possible on the controller, provided you can control the highest possible camera movement speed.

Succeeding at the wrecking ball skip will take some practice and maybe a little luck, but even if you need two or three minutes to get it right, you still save more than 10 minutes bypassing the encounter than actually doing it. For more coverage of Resident Evil 4 Remake, head over to our guides on the Peerless Agent achievement, how to get infinite ammo, and more in our RE4 guides hub.

Featured image via Capcom.

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John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.