How to parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 remake parry

The Resident Evil 4 Remake throws a ton of powerful and creepy enemies at you and fending them off with a parry is an excellent strategy. Here’s what you need to know about parrying in Resident Evil 4.

Fans of the Resident Evil franchise can finally get their hands on the complete Resident Evil 4 Remake experience now it’s arrived. With Resident Evil 4 Remake available on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, newcomers will get a chance to experience the iconic survival horror game with updated graphics and mechanics.

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Those who played the original on the GameCube will also have a lot to discover considering these new features and changes made by the devs. One of these major changes consisted of removing the franchise’s staple quick-time events (QTEs).

To replace QTEs, the devs implemented a parry system to make the Resident Evil 4 Remake just as exhilarating and suspenseful as the original.

Here’s a guide on how to parry in the Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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How to parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake: Parrying explained

To parry in the Resident Evil 4 Remake, you’ll have to equip a knife and press LB/L1/Space Bar as an enemy is attacking you.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to parrying:

  1. Equip a Knife and have it out.
  2. Wait for an enemy to launch an attack.
  3. Press the parry button (LB, L1, space bar) just as the enemy is attacking.
  4. If timed properly, you’ll see sparks as the parry will succeed and normal enemies will be stunned.
  5. If a white marker appears over the enemy’s head, you can counter with a melee attack.

The two key components of a successful parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake are a Knife and timing.

In RE4, Knives are extremely useful as they can be used offensively to stab, but also defensively to execute a parry.

resident evil 4 leon stabbing enemyHaving a Knife equipped is essential to pulling off a parry in RE4.

Keep in mind that a Knife in Resident Evil 4 adheres to the durability scale. This means that you’ll need a Knife that is whole to pull off a successful parry.

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Parrying in Resident Evil 4 is a great technique to master as it not only prevents Leon from taking unnecessary damage, but it will allow you to turn the tables by countering with a melee attack. This strategy effectively turns defense into offense when you’re in a pinch.

It might take some time to get the hang of pressing L1, LB, or Space Bar, right at the moment your opponent is trying to attack you. Once you get the timing down, you’ll be a parry expert and the sparks will fly off of your Knife.

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A parry in the Resident Evil 4 Remake can also be utilized to deflect deadly objects thrown your way, so keep an eye out for enemy axes.

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