Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries Characters Guide

Take a look at the different abilities and loadouts of the four Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries characters.

All characters in Resident Evil 4 Remake explained.
Take a look at all of the abilities, loadouts, and attacks of Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries characters.

Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Mercenaries DLC features four unique characters that get unlocked sequentially. Here’s all you need to know about the Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries characters and their abilities.

Key Takeaways

  • Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries features 4 powerful characters: Leon, Luis, Krauser, and Hunk.
  • Leon is unlocked by default and wields a shotgun as well as a Stingray Rifle and a roundhouse kick.
  • Luis Sera is the next to be unlocked and he is best for long-range combat. He has an SR M1903 and a Knife along with a Weapon Attack melee move.
  • Jack Krauser features his own bowgun and a TMP SMG. But he is best known for his close-range Knife attacks.
  • Finally, there’s Hunk with another SMG and the Neckbreaker melee attack that ends enemies quickly when they’re staggered.

Leon Scott Kennedy

Leon, the default character in Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries.
Leon is a well-rounded character, perfect for close-to-mid-range combat. (Image captured by us)

Leon, the protagonist of Resident Evil 4 Remake, has a pretty well-balanced loadout and performance in the game. He is the first hero you’ll unlock in Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries. As such, his loadout and attacks are average for early-game bosses. However, his loadout has the most options and is the only one with a shotgun.

How To Unlock Leon

Leon Scott Kennedy is unlocked by default. You don’t need to unlock him.

Leon Melee Attacks

Aside from his weapon-based long-ranged attacks, Leon also features a couple of melee attacks.

  1. Suplex: Allows Leon to grapple and defeat staggered enemies, or from behind for a finishing blow.
  2. Kick: Damages staggered enemies within a limited radius from the front.

Leon Loadout

Leon, by default, has the following loadout:

  • Riot Gun Shotgun
  • Stingray Rifle
  • SG-09 R Pistol
  1. Riot Gun Shotgun: A defensive weapon with short range and large magazine capacity, upgradable for increased power and reload speed.
  2. Stingray Rifle: Low-power, high-capacity rifle with precision and fast rate of fire, upgradeable for enhanced stats.
  3. SG-09 R Pistol: Leon’s default offensive handgun, featuring good precision and standard reload speed, suitable for short-range combat.

Mayhem Mode Information

In Mayhem Mode, Leon gains increased power and speed, enabling him to overcome enemies more easily, especially beneficial in early-game scenarios. This boost enhances his effectiveness in combat, making him a formidable force against various foes encountered in the game.

Luis Sera

Luis Sera's biography page in Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries.
Luis Sera should be used for long-range combat only. (Image captured by us)

Luis Sera can be unlocked next. While Leon is perfect for mid-range combat, Luis relies on keeping his distance from the enemies. His loadout includes a rifle, pistol, grenades, and first aid sprays. He only has two close-range options: the Knife and his Weapon Attack melee move. But even these do not require getting too close to the enemy. Hence, remember to keep your distance from your enemies.

How To Unlock Luis

You can unlock Luis after you have acquired at least Rank A with Leon during any stage.

Luis Melee Attacks

Luis possesses one melee attack, the Weapon Attack, where he swings a large yellow pipe at enemies. This attack provides an alternative to the Knife for dealing damage without requiring close proximity to enemies

Luis Loadout

Luis has a great mid-game loadout for ranged and melee offensive and defensive attacks. Here’s his full loadout:

  • Red9 Pistol
  • 2 First Aid Sprays
  • SR M1903 Rifle
  • Knife
  • Flash Grenade
  1. Red9 Pistol: A short-range handgun with high reload speed, excellent precision, and greater firing power than Leon’s pistol.
  2. SR M1903 Rifle: A long-range rifle with superior precision and power, suitable for engaging enemies from a distance.
  3. Knife: Standard close-range combat weapon.
  4. 2 First Aid Sprays: For healing and wound treatment.
  5. Flash Grenade: Can be used offensively to blind enemies or defensively to create confusion and aid in escape.

If you want more information on Luis Sera and how to play him, look at our official Luis Sera guide.

Mayhem Mode Information

In Mayhem Mode, Luis Sera has a terrifyingly powerful ability: Timed Dynamite. This lets him place dynamite around the arena and detonate it according to a timer. He can take down multiple enemies at once, dealing damage in an area. And he doesn’t even have to risk his health as he can be far from the Timed Dynamite detonation.

Jack Krauser

Krauser, one of the best close-range Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries characters.
Krauser is ideal for close-range combat with his Knife. (Image captured by us)

Jack Krauser is a formidable character specialized in close-to-mid-range combat, wielding his iconic Knife and utilizing unique long-ranged weapons to maintain versatility in various combat situations.

How To Unlock Krauser

Jack Krauser can only be unlocked once you have reached a rank of A or higher with Luis Sera at any stage.

Krauser Melee Attacks

Jack Krauser also features a single melee attack: Thrust Attack. This penetrating attack deals damage to enemies in a single line. It’s ideal for taking down multiple enemies and staggering them.

Krauser Loadout

Jack Krauser has one of the best loadouts in the game. It’s a versatile loadout with unique long-ranged weapons and great offensive and defensive capabilities. Here’s a rundown of his complete default loadout in the game:

    1. LE 5 Submachine Gun: Hunk’s primary offensive weapon, boasting a high rate of fire and precision. Each bullet packs significant damage, making it effective for close-range engagements.
    2. First Aid Spray: Provides healing and restores health, essential for sustaining Hunk’s combat effectiveness.
    3. 3 Grenades: Offensive explosives that can be used to deal with groups of enemies or as a defensive measure to escape perilous situations.
    4. Knife: A standard close-combat weapon for dealing with enemies in close quarters.

    Mayhem Mode Information

    Hunk has by far the most resourceful ability in Mayhem Mode. His ability allows you to have infinite ammo. Considering the lack of diversity in his loadout, the endless ammo option in Mayhem makes him quite unstoppable. You will still need to reload the magazine, which is required to prevent him from being too overpowered.

    Final Thoughts

    Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries has quite a unique selection of characters to play from. To summarize everything, you should use Leon if you prefer mid-range combat. Otherwise, you’ll choose Luis Sera for a more extended range during battle. Once you’ve unlocked Krauser, you can go closer to enemies and take them out with his knife combos. Or you can use Hunk to snap enemies’ necks and quickly end the fight.

    Need to upgrade your weapons and don’t know if you should get the Skull Shaker over the W-870? Then read our Skull Shaker vs. W-870 comparison to make the right decision.

      1. TMP Submachine Gun: A versatile weapon with a high rate of fire and precision, suitable for close-range combat scenarios.
      2. EJF-338 Compound Bow: A unique long-range weapon that utilizes explosive arrows to damage multiple enemies in an area. It features a laser sight for accurate targeting.
      3. First Aid Spray: For healing wounds and restoring health.
      4. 3 Flash Grenades: Offensive and defensive tools for creating confusion and aiding in escape maneuvers.
      5. Knife: Krauser’s signature close-range combat weapon, ideal for dealing with enemies in close quarters.

      Mayhem Mode Information

      In Mayhem Mode, Jack Krauser gains a unique ability. This ability allows him to transform into a Monster and deal tremendous damage. The Monster has better durability, speed, and power and can take down multiple enemies simultaneously. This is a potent ability for a late-game hero, especially with an even more powerful loadout.

      Hunk

      Hunk's introduction page in Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries.
      Hunk is the perfect choice for ending enemies quickly after staggering. (Image captured by us)

      Hunk, the final unlockable character in Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries, excels at swiftly dispatching staggered enemies. His loadout is focused, featuring the LE 5 Submachine Gun as his primary weapon and a selection of accessories.

      How To Unlock Hunk

      The hero Hunk can only be unlocked once you have acquired rank A or higher with Krauser during any stage.

      Hunk Melee Attacks

      Hunk’s signature melee attack, Neckbreaker, instantly eliminates staggered enemies, making him lethal in close-range combat. However, he has low HP and should avoid prolonged engagements.

      Hunk Loadout

      Despite being a late-game hero, Hunk has a strong loadout but is not very versatile. Here’s a complete rundown of Hunk’s loadout:

        1. LE 5 Submachine Gun: Hunk’s primary offensive weapon, boasting a high rate of fire and precision. Each bullet packs significant damage, making it effective for close-range engagements.
        2. First Aid Spray: Provides healing and restores health, essential for sustaining Hunk’s combat effectiveness.
        3. 3 Grenades: Offensive explosives that can be used to deal with groups of enemies or as a defensive measure to escape perilous situations.
        4. Knife: A standard close-combat weapon for dealing with enemies in close quarters.

        Mayhem Mode Information

        Hunk has by far the most resourceful ability in Mayhem Mode. His ability allows you to have infinite ammo. Considering the lack of diversity in his loadout, the endless ammo option in Mayhem makes him quite unstoppable. You will still need to reload the magazine, which is required to prevent him from being too overpowered.

        Final Thoughts

        Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries has quite a unique selection of characters to play from. To summarize everything, you should use Leon if you prefer mid-range combat. Otherwise, you’ll choose Luis Sera for a more extended range during battle. Once you’ve unlocked Krauser, you can go closer to enemies and take them out with his knife combos. Or you can use Hunk to snap enemies’ necks and quickly end the fight.

        Need to upgrade your weapons and don’t know if you should get the Skull Shaker over the W-870? Then read our Skull Shaker vs. W-870 comparison to make the right decision.

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