Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Kill Chainsaw Man [Guide]

Diving right into the Chainsaw Man in the first act in Resident Evil 4 Remake is challenging but don't worry we'll guide you the way.

Resident Evil 4 Remake

We are all familiar with the Chainsaw Man since the first original Resident Evil 4 was launched in 2005. The Chainsaw Man has no background story but is known as “Dr. Salvador,” an infected card in the Resident Evil 4 Remake. When Leon reaches the village, The Chainsaw Man arrives to do lethal damage with his chainsaw.

  • The first boss fight in RE4 Remake is with the Chainsaw Man.
  • Use a shotgun. Handgun, grenade, and flash grenade to kill the Chainsaw Man.
  • Make sure your ammo is complete before the fight.
  • We would recommend taking the higher ground because it’ll make it much easier for you to kill. 
  • Have some aid spray for healing yourself.
  • Use the farm’s fire lamp to burn the Chainsaw Man.
  • Kill the Chainsaw Man or wait for the bell to ring.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Location of the chainsaw man – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

In Resident Evil 4 Remake, we’ll meet the Chainsaw Man in the village with dozens of Las Plagas.

Here are some tips to prepare for this intense boss fight:

  1. Ammo Management: Ensure you have enough handgun ammo before entering the village. You’ll have an opportunity to gather ammo before the boss fight, so make the most of it. Don’t waste your ammo unnecessarily before reaching the village.

    Resident Evil 4 Remake Grab some ammo – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

  2. Healing Items: Save your first aid spray and gather herbs for crafting healing items. Having healing options is crucial to keep Leon alive during the battle.
  3. Save Resources: Be conservative with your resources. Don’t use all your items or ammo before the fight begins.
  4. Observation: After entering the village, use your binoculars to observe the situation from a distance. This will give you an idea of what’s happening in the area.

    Resident Evil 4 Remake What’s going on – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

  5. Story Context: Pay attention to the story elements, such as the Beard Cop’s radio transmission and the discovery of Mario Fernandez’s dead body. These elements contribute to the atmosphere and narrative of the game.

    Resident Evil 4 Remake Sacrificing the cop – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

  6. Chainsaw Man Encounter: Be prepared for a tense and challenging encounter with the Chainsaw Man in the village. The fight will require skill and resource management to survive.

    Resident Evil 4 Remake Mario Fernandez Found Dead – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

The Chainsaw Man

The arrival of the Chainsaw Man is delayed until you take certain actions, which provides you with an opportunity to deal with the situation strategically. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Deal with Villagers: When you first arrive in the village and notice the chaos, try not to run directly into the crowd. Instead, take aim and shoot the villagers in the leg. This will slow them down and give you a chance to perform melee attacks or decide your next move.
  2. Avoid Killing Them All: While it may be tempting to eliminate all the villagers, this won’t necessarily solve your problems. Focus on creating opportunities to maneuver and escape rather than wiping out every enemy.
  3. Find Shelter: Look for the open door on the left side of the church. Entering this door will trigger a cinematic cutscene where Leon locks the door behind him. It’s during this scene that you’ll first catch a glimpse of the Chainsaw Man approaching.
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Chainsaw Man – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

Methods To Counter Chainsaw Man 

There are two ways to survive in the village: first, to kill him, which can be challenging but doable, and second, to wait for the church’s bell to ring.

Kill Chainsaw Man 

Chainsaw Man
killing the chainsaw man – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

As the man with the chainsaw is busy cutting the door in half, there’s a tactical approach you can take to deal with the situation in Resident Evil 4 Remake:

  1. Head upstairs: Behind the stairs, you’ll find shotgun ammo. Grab it and then proceed up the stairs.
  2. Collect items: Upstairs, you’ll find a hand grenade and a wall-mounted gun. These items will come in handy.
  3. Prepare for the villagers: Villagers will climb up a ladder and break through the glass to reach the first floor.
  4. Deal with the chainsaw man: As the man with the chainsaw approaches from the stairs, throw the hand grenade at him when he’s nearby. This will create an opportunity for you.
  5. Make your escape: After throwing the grenade, quickly move toward the window and jump through it to the outside.
  6. Use the environment: In the nearby small farm area, you’ll find a fire lamp. Wait for the chainsaw man to position himself beneath it and then shoot the lamp to ignite the area. This will cause the chainsaw man to catch fire, but it won’t kill him.
  7. Finish the job: While he’s burning, use your shotgun to continue dealing damage. If he’s not defeated yet, consider taking a higher position and removing the ladder so that other enemies can’t reach you, allowing you to focus on finishing off the chainsaw man.
Chainsaw Man
Melee Attack On The Chainsaw Man – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

Now when he is just about to die, let him come near you and take a headshot from near then; you’ll see a melee attack option that will finish him off. When you kill him, some resources will be on the ground, which you can use further in the game. Now that you have killed him, you won’t see his face again in the game, but if you leave him alive in that village, he’ll return for you.

Wait For The Bell To Ring

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Church’s Bell Ringing – Image Captured by: Veryali Gaming

If you find killing him difficult, you can still endure. Surviving won’t be difficult. Just keep running and stay away from him. To survive, you may have to fight at specific points just because, most of the time, you’ll be surrounded from everywhere, and they’ll be no place to run. As time passes, you’ll hear the bell ringing, and everyone will stop and start walking right toward the church.

Closing Remarks

Surviving the journey is easy, but killing the Chainsaw Man and not seeing him is a relief. The Chainsaw Man can do too much damage through a single Resident Evil 4 Remake attack. This was the first boss fight of the game. The upcoming boss fights are going to be much more challenging. 

That’s all for the Resident Evil 4 Remake guide. Today will catch you in the next one. Let us know if our guide was of any help.

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