Resident Evil 4 Remake: The Freezer Power Puzzle

Find out how to get past the freezer power puzzle in the Freezer in Chapter 13 of Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: The Freezer Power Puzzle
Resident Evil 4 Remake: The Freezer Power Puzzle

The freezer power puzzle is the second power puzzle you will encounter in Chapter 13. Once you have passed Utilities and the Kitchen, you will have a run-in with the Merchant. Proceeding forward will become a bit difficult from here.

Many players have spent long hours figuring out the key to open the panel connected to the puzzle. But do not worry, as I will guide you with each step of the way with the puzzle. 

Key Takeaways

  • Flip the power panel again after collecting the Level 1 Keycard and move to the left before entering the Dissection to find the puzzle.
  • Arrange the four upper boxes in the correct position to solve the freezer power puzzle.
  • Turn the first and second boxes twice to arrange them in the correct position.
  • Turn the third and fourth boxes three times to arrange them in the correct position.
  • At ‘Hardcore’ difficulty, turn the first, third, and fourth boxes three times and the second box only once.
  • You will find the LE 5 gun behind the panel that opens when you solve the puzzle.

Finding The Freezer Power Puzzle

Finding the Freezer Power Puzzle
Finding the Freezer Power Puzzle (Credit: WoW Quests)

At the Power Control Lever, you will find that your path ahead is blocked by a locked door that requires a Level 2 Keycard to open. Since this is impossible, you must take the only other route to the dark and abandoned labs.

To get to the freezer power puzzle, you must have flipped the power panel once and made your way through Dissection. The puzzle you solved there is very similar to the one you will find in the Freezer, so take note of it. Grab the Level 1 Keycard you find in Dissection and make your exit.

You must now make your way back to the power panel and flip it once more. You will see the lights turn off once more.

This is your cue to make your way to the Freezer. Head towards Dissection again, but take the path on your right before entering the lab to find the Freezer.

Once you have found the door to the freezer, use the Level 1 Keycard to open it. You will see what we can presume to be filled body bags around you. Your concern will be the frozen green terminal to your right. Interact with it to begin solving the freezer power puzzle.

Puzzle Solution

Solving the Freezer Power Puzzle
Solving the Freezer Power Puzzle 

When the puzzle opens up, you will observe a green electronic screen before you with sixteen square boxes with lines running through them arranged in a ‘plus’ pattern with four boxes representing each of the four lines making up an addition sign.

  1. To solve the puzzle, you must rotate the boxes so that the lines running through them, the ‘power lines,’ are arranged correctly.
  2. You can see whether you are on the correct path by the counter on the top right corner of the console’s screen, showing how many proper pathways you have found.
  3. The counter will, however, increase and decrease in turns as you make different patterns.
  4. If the counter rises at the second box, it may fall at the third, and so on. The red switch at the bottom will also incrementally move to the right as you make the correct patterns.

Solving this puzzle yourself requires quite a bit of trial and error. Luckily, I have the solution for you here if you want to quicken things up a little. From top to bottom, you must arrange the upper four boxes on the console screen as such:

  1. An upside-down ‘T’ position.
  2. An upside-down ‘L’ position.
  3. A mirrored ‘E’ position.
  4. A mirrored ‘E’ position.

Once you have arranged the boxes in the correct pattern, the counter at the top will read “5/5,” and the red switch at the bottom will move entirely to the right. The screen will read “System Restored,” and the locked panel to the console’s right will slide open. You will find the LE 5 gun inside.

NOTE: This solution is only valid for the freezer power puzzle in the ‘Assisted’ or ‘Normal’ version of Resident Evil 4 Remake. The game’s ‘Hardcore’ or ‘Professional’ difficulty requires a different solution.

If you are playing the game on ‘Hardcore’ or ‘Professional’ difficulty, the freezer power puzzle will be at the same place but have a different solution. In this scenario, the four upper boxes on the screen, from top to bottom, will be arranged as such:

  1. An ‘E’ position.
  2. An ‘L’ position.
  3. And upside-down and mirrored ‘L’ position.
  4. And ‘E’ position.

My Tips For Freezer Puzzle

It is undoubtedly one of the trickiest puzzle to solve in the game. But with the right tips and strategy, you can solve it for your hardcore playthrough.

I want you to remember that the first box should converge the power lines from the top and bottom and connect them as a single power line to the right. This position will typically require revolving it three times. The second box should connect a single power line from the top and the right. This position will typically require rotating it once.

The third box should connect a single power line from the left and the bottom. This position will typically require revolving it three times. The fourth box should converge the power lines from the top and bottom and connect them as a single power line to the right. This position will typically require revolving it three times.

If you still have any queries, I will happily answer them in the comments section below. 

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