Resident Evil 4 Remake: How to Get the Deer Antlers (& What Do They Do?)

Of all the interesting costumes for the Resident Evil 4 Remake, one definitely stands out: Antlers. As the name suggests, it’s a pair of horns that Leon wears on his head, just like the Alice Band. But accessories are also beneficial; as long as Leon is carrying them, it will enhance Leon’s knife attack. Fortunately for new RE4 players, Antlers are not a Deluxe Edition exclusive item; anyone can get them by completing the event. The only problem is that they have to beat the game in a non-secondary save file, not the New Game Plus file.

How to get antlers in Resident Evil 4 Remake

image  showing  how  to  get  the  deer  antlers  in  the  resident  evil  4 remake. To obtain the Antlers, players should complete the new game at S+ rating on Standard (or higher) difficulty. This will unlock the Antlers in the Extra Content Store, which can be purchased for 2,000 CP.

S+ rank is achieved when beating all 16 chapters of Resident Evil 4 Remake within 5 hours. But since game time rolls over to NG+, players should jump into a new game to earn antlers – New Game+ levels don’t count towards this challenge.

How Antlers Affect Gameplay

image  showing  leon  wearing  the  deer  antlers. The role of the antlers is to increase the attack power of the knife. With this suit, Leon can kill Ganados and other fairly weak enemies with just one to three knife blows, which is much faster than usually required. But when a player is using a stronger blade such as a Primal or Battle Knife, the difference becomes noticeable.

Note that the antlers don’t affect Leon’s melee damage; this special outfit only increases his knife attacks. (His spinning kicks or suplexes will have the same power.)

Antlers do not affect the durability of the knife; they only increase damage.

Is deer antler worth buying?

Compared to other practical accessories like chicken hats, antlers are not worth it. Their attack DMG increase is negligible when fighting tougher enemies, and they don’t boost Leon’s stealth kills in any way.

However, it is a beneficial outfit for the Minimalist achievement, as in this game the player is limited to pistols and knives. But in general, players are better off spending their Challenge Points on useful utility items, like gas masks or even a Chicago sweeper.

Resident Evil 4 Remake is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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