Unlock new characters, stages, and even the Handcannon in the Resident Evil 4 remake's Mercenaries DLC.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries Unlocks and Rewards Guide

Unlock new characters, stages, and even the Handcannon in the Resident Evil 4 remake's Mercenaries DLC.

Mercenaries Mode in the Resident Evil 4 remake will have you battling a near-endless tide of infected Ganados, all while increasing your score. While there are no new achievements or trophies for this mode, you can still unlock some goodies, including a powerful weapon. We’ll go over all the RE4 remake Mercenaries unlocks, from characters to the Handcannon.

Recommended Videos

How to Unlock RE4 Remake Mercenaries Rewards

How to Get Additional Characters

By default, only Leon Kennedy is available to start. However, you’ll unlock more characters once you’ve cleared a stage with at least an A-rank (100,000 points) with the previous character. Here’s how it breaks down: 

  • How to Unlock Luis: Clear any stage with Leon (A-rank).
  • How to Unlock Krauser: Clear any stage with Luis (A-rank).
  • How to Unlock Hunk: Clear any stage with Krauser (A-rank).

How to Unlock More Mercenaries Stages

Screenshot by GameSkinny

The three stages in Mercenaries Mode are unlocked in order. The Village is available by default and, once you’ve finished one run, you can pick the Castle. After clearing the Castle, you’ll unlock the Island. We’ve got level-specific tips in our Mercenaries Mode map strategies guide.

How to Get the Mercenaries Mode Handcannon

Originally, the only way to obtain the Handcannon was through multiple campaign clears:

  • Beat the game once to unlock Professional difficulty.
  • Complete Professional difficulty on a fresh run (not New Game+) without using bonus weapons (i.e., Infinite Rocket Launcher, Primal Knife, or Chicago Sweeper).

That, in and of itself, is a tall ordeal, since Professional difficulty presents the toughest challenge yet. Though we have tips for beating Professional difficulty, there’s now an alternate method to unlock the Handcannon.

To get the Handcannon via RE4 Mercenaries Mode, all you need to do is get an S-rank in all three stages, which is at least a score of 200,000. 

Once you do, the Handcannon will appear in the Bonuses -> Extra Content Shop menu, and you can purchase it for 1,000 completion points. Then, once you load your campaign, you should find it in the Typewriter’s storage tab, ready for use.

Those are all of the Resident Evil 4 remake Mercenaries unlocks you can get your hands on. Once fully upgraded, the Handcannon is the most powerful regular firearm in the game, and its exclusive perk grants the weapon infinite ammo. If you need additional help, you can check out our S++ rank guide for Mercenaries.

Featured image by GameSkinny.


GameSkinny is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Roblox All Star Tower Defense Codes — ASTD (April 2024)
All Star Tower Defense on Roblox
Read Article Roblox Fruit Battlegrounds Codes (April 2024)
Fruit Battlegrounds promo image
Read Article How to Find Coastal Columns in Fortnite
View of Coastal Columns landmark from above
Read Article Fallout Shelter Game Show Gauntlet Quest Answers
Character exploring the wasteland with pet dog.
Read Article All Warhammer 3 Console Commands & Cheats
Hordes of warriors attack each other in Warhammer 3
Related Content
Read Article Roblox All Star Tower Defense Codes — ASTD (April 2024)
All Star Tower Defense on Roblox
Read Article Roblox Fruit Battlegrounds Codes (April 2024)
Fruit Battlegrounds promo image
Read Article How to Find Coastal Columns in Fortnite
View of Coastal Columns landmark from above
Read Article Fallout Shelter Game Show Gauntlet Quest Answers
Character exploring the wasteland with pet dog.
Read Article All Warhammer 3 Console Commands & Cheats
Hordes of warriors attack each other in Warhammer 3
Author
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez is a game reviewer and guides writer from the Philippines. With around 5,000 published articles, he's freelanced for numerous outlets, including GameSkinny, GameSpot, Polygon, IGN, PCGamesN, PC Invasion, and more.