Resident Evil 4 Remake Grandfather Clock Puzzle

There are two Grandfather Clocks that you'll need to unlock. The guide will explain how to find the correct time you need to add in the clock!

Resident Evil 4 Remake Grandfather Clock
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Solving puzzles in Resident Evil 4 Remake can be quite tricky. Today, I’ll share my experience cracking the Grandfather Clock Puzzle, which is similar to the “Wall With Four Slots” puzzle we previously tackled in the Bindery.

In the hunt for Leon, you’ll encounter the clock while playing Ashley during Chapter 9. You’ll be venturing through the library after getting separated from Leon.

Ashley will be determined to succeed on her own. There is a whole section of mazes, puzzles, and exciting battles, such as the one with the great knights in chapter 9. If you’ve already done the initial steps, you’ll play as Ashley.

At this stage, you’ll have to scout the whole library to look for clues and notes scattered around for clues. The clues will help you with the Grandfather clock.

It’ll be easier when you find the notes and see what time stamp they are covered with, and you’ll be able to enter the exact time on the clock to open the secret door.

It’s important to note that the solution to the Grandfather puzzle varies depending on your playthrough’s time. The time on the notes will differ, so the solution I provide here may not match your game.

To solve the puzzle, you’ll need to explore the library, locate the note, and determine the time written on it for your unique playthrough.

Key Takeaways

  • The time on the note depends on your playthrough and difficulty settings.
  • Repeating the puzzle might give different clock times!
  • You’ll encounter the Grandfather Clock in Chapter 9.
  • You will also play as Ashley once you’re in the library.
  • The clock will open when you enter the correct time.
  • There will be two clocks in Chapter 9 that you need to unlock.
  • You also need to find the Salazar Family Insignia and use it to access the elevator that leads you to Leon.

Grandfather Clock

In the scene where you separate from Leon and unlock the elevator door to escape from the Knight, you’ll encounter the first Grandfather Clock. Follow these steps:

  1. Head towards the back of the clock and enter the room.
  2. Inside the room, you’ll find a note on the table (the note may have different times depending on your playthrough).Correct Time on The NoteHere’s the note that you’ll find on the table next to the clock – Image By VeryAliGaming
  3. Pick up the note and note the time, which is “11:04” for your first puzzle solving.Adjusting The Clock HandsHere you’ll have to adjust the clock to the time 11:04 – Images By VeryAliGaming
  4. Return to the clock and adjust the clock hands to display the time “11:04.”
  5. You’ll hear four bell rings, and the passage will open.
  6. Proceed through the staircase and use your light to stun the first Knight that appears.
  7. Find another door with a lever, press “X” to turn it, and the door will open.
  8. Be cautious of more Knights in this area, and use your light to slow them down by shining it directly at their faces.

 Second Grandfather Clock

Second Grandfather Clock
Use the same time, 11:04, to unlock the door behind this clock! – Images By VeryAliGaming

I encountered another clock that resembled the one I had previously unlocked. I decided to use the same time, which was 11:04, to adjust the clock hands.

When I did this, the bell rang four times, and it opened up a new path for me. Keep in mind that the specific time you need to set depends on your playthrough and the game’s difficulty level.

For first-time players, the correct time is “11:04,” while on the second playthrough, it’s “7:00.” If you’re playing on different difficulty levels, here are the right times for both Grandfather Clocks:

  • Assisted / Normal Difficulty: Set it to “11:04.”
  • Hardcore / Professional Difficulty: Set it to “7:00.”
Salazar Family Insignia
You’ll find this Insignia after completing the puzzle that requires shining the light on the walls – Image By VeryAliGaming

Although, you may skip finding the note and exploring the library and apply the correct time on the clock for them to unlock the secret passages. However, to regroup back to Leon, you’ll need to find the Salazar Family Insignia through a series of puzzles and routes with Ashley.

Upon finding the Insignia, you’ll have to run for the elevator leading to the balcony. And there, you will find Leon trapped inside a cage at the Grand Hall. The cutscene will start, and Ashley will be taken away by the enemy ending Chapter 9.

My Thoughts

Resident Evil 4 Remake takes you through some of the most challenging puzzles in the game. The game has 16 chapters, allowing the players to enjoy the game for a fairly decent time.

Wrapping up the Grandfather Clock puzzle, players will have to invest their time in the game to complete Chapter 9. They might miss out on a few details, so I will be sure to update you with a fresh Walkthrough for this chapter!

Until then, here are some guides that will highly benefit you;

  • Re4 Remake Cabinet Code: Unlocking the cabinet code will give you access to the Crystal Marble. You will later have to plug this Marble inside a wood with a dent. Later, you can access a room with the Insignia Key, which you’ll need to unlock the “Door with Insignia” back at the Lakeside Settlement!
  • Re4 Remake Lake Symbol Puzzle: You will encounter this puzzle in Chapter 4 to enter the Church. The extra items you forage during this journey will help you complete the main story!
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