Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Get Cat Ears

Cat Ears provides infinite ammo and unlocks for 2000 CP after completing the game on Professional Mode in under 5.5 hours for S+ Rank.

RE4 Remake cover image
Resident Evil 4 Remake: Cat Ears

Accessories in Resident Evil 4 Remake can be unlocked by completing a specific task as told in the game. Each has its perk when equipped with Leon and can be very helpful when playing. Cat Ears are one of the most complex accessories to unlock in RE4.

Here, I will discuss all your requirements for Cat Ears on your accessory list. It may require getting some other items first to speed up the process, giving you access to them in less time.

Key Takeaways

  • You will find Cat Ears under Leon’s Accessory in the Main Menu.
  • When equipped, every weapon (except the Rocket Launcher) has infinite ammo, but remember that every gun will reload.
  • Unlock Requirement: Complete Resident Evil 4 Remake on professional difficulty within 5.5 hours while maintaining an S+ Rank.
  • Enhance Gameplay: Obtain Ashley’s armor, Gas Mask, Wolf Tail, and Chicago Sweeper to ease the grind.
  • Gas Mask Unlocked: Finish Resident Evil 4 Remake on Professional Difficulty to acquire aim assist for easier headshots.
  • Obtain Wolf Tail: Complete Resident Evil 4 Remake on Assisted Mode in under 4 hours to strengthen melee attacks.
  • Get Ashley’s Armor: Finish RE4 Remake on Hardcore mode or higher with an A rank, making Ashley immune to attacks.
  • Unlock Chicago Sweeper: Complete RE4 Remake on Professional difficulty within 7 hours to access this bonus weapon.
  • Unlock the Infinite Chicago Sweeper by collecting 30 spindles before the seventh chapter and purchasing the exclusive upgrade ticket.
  • This will significantly help when you intend to speed run.

Cat Ears Overview 

using cat ears during gameplay
Showcasing the Cat Ears | Image From Shirrako

Cat Ears in the RE4 Remake grants infinite ammo for all guns except the Rocket Launcher, a significant advantage for speed-runners, eliminating the need to search for ammo during boss fights.

To unlock them, complete Resident Evil 4 Remake on the hardest difficulty, Professional, maintaining an S+ Ranking by finishing in under 5 hours and 30 minutes with 15 or fewer saves. Equipping Cat Ears grants infinite ammo, but reloading is still necessary due to unlimited ammo, not magazine size—a minor issue for automatic weapons.

No need to upgrade guns; any weapon chosen or unlocked will have infinite ammo when equipped with Cat Ears. However, knives are excluded from this benefit; the Primal Knife remains the only option.

How To Get Cat Ears?

Gathering The Required Items

cat ears in leon's accessory list
Cat Ears | Picture By: VeryAliGaming

Grinding for Cat Ears can be the hardest thing you do in Resident Evil 4 Remake. That’s why you should follow the instructions below to make it easier. Before you start a new game to complete it in 5 and a half hours, make sure you have these:

  • Chicago Sweeper
  • Wolf Tail/ Gas Mask
  • Armor for Ashley

 Wolf Tail is an accessory that unlocks when a game from scratch is completed in under 4 hours on Assisted Mode. It will enhance your melee attacks, as you will deal more damage on every melee hit.

wolf tail in leon's accessory list
Wolf Tail | Picture Credits: VeryAliGaming

For the Gas Mask, you must complete the game in Professional mode without the time limit and any ranking requirements. Unlocking this will provide you with Aim Assist at every difficulty setting. This will be helpful when grinding on Professional for S+ Rank.

gas mask in leon's accessory list
Gas Mask | Image Credits: VeryAliGaming

One of Ashley’s costumes makes her look like a knight as she is inside the armor. To get it, finish the game on Hardcore Mode or higher with an A rank, meaning to reach the end in under 10 hours. This will make Ashley immune to any enemy attacks.

ashley's armor in costume list
Ashley’s Armor | Photo Credits: VeryAliGaming

If you complete the game on Professional mode in under 10 hours (for A rank), you will get Ashley’s armor and Chicago Sweeper in a single run. However, if Professional becomes unplayable for you in your first run, you can play hardcore first. Chicago Sweeper is one of the three bonus weapons in Resident Evil 4 Remake. It is a Thompson submachine gun with a big magazine for use when multiple enemies push you.

Also Read: Resident Evil 4 Remake: Trophies

Getting S+ Rank In Professional

It is recommended that before you make up your mind about getting the S+ Ranking in Professional difficulty settings, you should play the game on any light settings and end it so you know what you are dealing with.

After completing the game once, you will know about all the enemies and bosses and their counters. Furthermore, on your second run, it is recommended to choose Professional difficulty when starting a new game and end it in 10 hours or less so you get all the required items shared.

If professional mode is getting complicated, complete it on hardcore to get the Armor and Wolf Tail, but this will increase your grind time, which is why it’s not recommended.

leon in a bossfight
Leon vs. Verdugo in Chapter 10 | Picture By: VeryAliGaming

After acquiring accessories and guns in the second run, play the game a third time for an S+ Rank in professional mode. This run requires faster completion, nearly halving the time.

Obtain the Chicago Sweeper to unlock its infinite version. Its fully upgraded form eliminates the need for reloading, allowing continuous shooting.

Collect 30 spindles before Chapter 7, then buy the exclusive upgrade ticket from the merchant to enhance the Chicago Sweeper. This greatly assists in completing the game within 5 hours and 30 minutes. Additionally, upon meeting the requirements, purchase Cat Ears from the Extra Content Shop for 2000 CP (Completion Points).

Advantages Of Equipping Cat Ears

Cat Ears come with many plus points, as getting them took work. With its main benefit, the infinite ammo, you can now speed-run the game, taking you significantly less time than before, as searching for ammo and then using it carefully is out of the picture.

With them equipped, the use of automatic weapons like the CQBR Assault rifle and SMGs increases, which can make the boss fights more lenient. Therefore, using Cat Ears will decrease the game’s difficulty level.

With Cat Ears, you can focus on getting other in-game achievements or completing several tasks that give you more valuable items. This can be great for your collection as you unlock more stuff in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Final Remarks

With that, I conclude my guide about Cat Ears. This is a great accessory item to have with many benefits. However, the challenge to get them is very tough and may take hours or days. Therefore, following the instructions as mentioned will highly favor you. 

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