Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Get Cat Ears

Want to know how to get the most highly anticipated accessory in Resident Evil 4 Remake? Check this out!

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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, we 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 Main Menu.
  • When equipped, every weapon (except the Rocket Launcher) has infinite ammo, but remember that every gun will reload.
  • To unlock, you must complete the game on professional difficulty settings and maintain S+ Rank by completing it in 5 and a half hours.
  • This grind can become very tedious. To make it easier, unlock Ashley’s armor, Gas mask, Wolf tail, and Chicago Sweeper, which will help on your journey.
  • Unlock the Gas Mask by completing the game on Professional Difficulty. This provides you with aim assist for every weapon making headshots easier.
  • Unlock Wolf Tail by completing the game on Assisted Mode in under 4 hours. It makes your melee attacks more powerful.
  • Unlock Ashley’s armor by finishing the game on Hardcore mode or higher with an A rank, which means completing the game in under 10 hours.
  • This will make Ashley immune to attacks, which is very helpful in missions when Leon and Ashley play together.
  • Chicago Sweeper is a bonus weapon that will unlock once you finish the game on Professional difficulty in under 7 hours.
  • 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 are one of many items in your RE4 Remake accessory list. It provides Infinite Ammo for all your guns except the Rocket Launcher. This is a massive advantage for anyone speed-running the game because they won’t have to search for ammo whenever a boss fight comes.

To unlock them, you must complete the game on the hardest difficulty level in this game, Professional. Along with that, keeping an S+ Ranking is also compulsory. You should go into the main menu and start a new game to initiate. Choose the difficulty settings as Professional, then proceed.

What makes the process extremely hard is the condition to finish the game in under 5 hours and 30 minutes. Moreover, you are also required to make only 15 saves or less, which will also contribute to your S+ Rank.

Note that you would still have to reload the weapon you shoot with, despite equipping Cat Ears and having infinite ammo. This is because the ammo is unlimited, not the magazine size. This is a slight drawback for automatic weapons, but it won’t have any considerable impact.

Guns don’t need to be upgraded if this effect has to be applied. Whichever weapon you pick or unlock, if Cat Ears are equipped, it will have infinite ammo from the start. The perk does not apply to your knives. No access to the endless knife is given, as you will still use the Primal Knife.

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 the game. 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 you get the accessories and guns on the second run, play the game for the third and the last time to get that S+ Rank in professional. This time, the time is almost halved, so you will have to be quick.

We got the Chicago Sweeper so that we can unlock the infinite Chicago Sweeper. This gun’s fully upgraded version does not even have to be reloaded. You can shoot as many bullets as you want without caring about reloading.

You get this by collecting 30 spindles before getting to Chapter 7 and buying the exclusive upgrade ticket from the merchant on Chicago Sweeper to upgrade it. This will significantly help you when aiming to complete the game in 5 hours and 30 minutes. Furthermore, after you finish the game as required, you can get 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, we conclude our 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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