In this guide learn how you can solve the headless statue puzzle by collecting the three heads.
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There are a total of around 13 puzzles in the game. The headless statue puzzle is one of them, which you encounter in chapter 9 of Resident Evil 4 Remake. You need to collect three heads from three different locations. However, this can get tricky and challenging but fear not, as we’ve covered you in this guide.
Table of Contents
You will encounter the Headless statue puzzle in chapter 9.
To solve this puzzle, you must get Lion Head, Snake Head, and Goat Head.
The goat head will be located in the gallery.
It would be best to clear the gallery by defeating the hood cultist to get to the goat head.
The snakehead is located in the dining hall.
You need to solve the dining hall puzzle to get the snake head.
The lion’s head is located in the armory.
You need to defeat undead knights to get the lion’s head.
When leaving the armory, you also get the Cubic Device
Place all heads in the headless statue of the grand hall to solve the puzzle.
Headless Statue Puzzle
You will see a headless statue when you enter the grand hall in chapter 9 of the game. On the right of the statue is a portrayal of the Chimera animal with its head intact. It shows that the chimera has three heads in gold which are a goat, a lion, and a snake. To complete this puzzle, you must locate the three heads needed to complete the chimera. All the heads will be located in different locations near the grand hall area.
Each would throw different challenges you need to pass to get the head. You will solve the puzzle if you get all the heads, bring them back to the chimera, and put them in their proper place. This is also a key puzzle in the game, as it is needed to progress through your main quest line. Before solving the puzzle, one more thing to do is to be stocked up with supplies and enough ammo to fight challenging enemies.
To get to the goat head, you must go from the grand hall to the gallery. It is on the 2nd floor, and the map is on the bottom side of the grand hall. Now you need to go to the end of the gallery where you can see the statue with the goat head. But before you reach the statue, a cutscene would play out, and the metal helmet cultist would pull a lever to bring the bridge leading to the statue down.
Now on the balcony to your right would be the red hooded cultist with the staff. You must take care of him first, as he can be troublesome. If he makes the screeching sound, it will mess with your vision, and it would also cause all the cultist zombies to have their heads explode. Their Plaga would grow out of their heads, making them more dangerous and annoying to beat. So to take care of the hooded staff cultist, it’s best to have some heavy grenades that you can chuck to the balcony to kill him first.
If you do not have any explosives, you can also make your way to the balcony by climbing to the floor above and fighting the hooded cultist head-on with a shotgun. Having flash grenades can be very helpful if he exposes other enemies’ Plaga before you can reach him. Flash grenades are overpowered against exposed Plaga, as only one will remove a plaga-exposed enemy.
After clearing all the enemies in the gallery, make your way to the gallery and pull the lever back to bring the bridge back up. You can return to the original way to the statue to get the goat head. You can also get a yellow diamond from the treasure box beneath the bridge.
To get the snake head, you need to make your way to the left of the statue to the dining hall. You can also find the merchant request “More Pest Control” near the door that takes you to the dining hall from the grand hall. Visit this guide to see how you can complete more pest control requests.
When you reach the dining hall, you will see a snake statue locked inside a statue. So to get the snake head, you need to somehow get inside the chamber. This chamber is unlocked by solving a puzzle. You need to complete another puzzle called the dining hall puzzle to proceed also to complete the headless statue puzzle in Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Dining Hall Puzzle
In the dining hall, you will see that there are options to sit on all the chairs, and there is also an option to command Ashley to sit somewhere. Now at the end of the hall, you can see two portraits of a lady and a man. You need to observe the picture and remember what the table setting in front of them looks like.
Leon must sit in the chair with the same table setting as the man in the picture. At the same time, Ashley must sit in the chair in front of the table setting, similar to the woman in the picture.
In front of the man on the table are an empty wine glass, a bottle of wine, a piece of bread on a plate, three knives on the right side, a spoon, and two forks on the left side of the plate. You must find a chair with a similar setting on the table and sit there.
In front of the woman on the table are an empty plate, an empty wine glass, two knives on the right side of the plate, a fork, and a spoon on the left side. You need to command Ashley to sit there.
When both Leon and Ashely are sitting in their correct positions, you need to press the bell on the table, and then the chamber with the snake head will unlock as its spike goes down.
You can now interact with the snake statue to get the snake head.
To get the lion head, you must go to the armory. To get to the armory, go to the second floor of the grand hall and enter the room north of the grand hall. Now when you are at the armory, you can drop off the ledge to see the lion statue. You must be cautious, though, as you will encounter a fight with some undead knight armors, who are a bit tough to beat.
These enemies are called the Armadura. The Plaga lives inside the armor and uses its tentacles to move the armor. You first need to hit in at the neck spot to beat this guy. Around its neck, you can see some plaga being exposed. If you shoot there, the armor helmet will pop off, and the Plaga will burst out as its head. After which, you can either shoot it at the head point to kill it or use flash grenades to take them out quickly.
You must be careful, as most of the knight armor in the armory would come alive to have a go at you. Ashley would also help you by throwing blue fire lanterns at them. This can block off their movement and make them stay still so you can quickly finish them. So you can also aggro them into entering the fire and quickly finish them off.
Now You can interact with the lion statue to obtain the lion head. The Knights on the horses would be blocking your exit. You can interact with the horse’s tail, and Ashley would do the same, which will clear out your exit.
After you take the exit from the armory, make your way back to the grand hall. You will be in a hallway which would also have a treasure chest inside it. Interact with it to find the cubic Device. Do not forget to pick up this item, as it is critical in the game. This Cubic Device is a key to open treasure boxes with a weird square-shaped keyhole. So it will grant you access to many treasures which can help you earn more Pesetas.
Now after you have obtained all the heads, make your way back to the grand hall where the headless statue of a chimera is. Interact with the statue, and now you can place the heads one by one on the statue, which will unlock the door with the chimera engraving. This puzzle has no reward, but it is crucial to progress through the game’s main questline.
The game has many puzzles; some are optional to figure out for a sure reward. However, The headless statue puzzle is a critical puzzle that needs to be solved, To progress in Resident Evil 4 Remake. It may seem tedious to get all the heads, but following along with all the tips in this guide will help you get those heads quickly. Also, knowing the solution to the Dining Hall Puzzle would help you save a lot of time.
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