How to parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake

How to parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


24th Mar 2023 00:00

Resident Evil 4 Remake brings the 2005 action survival-horror classic to the modern era, revamping the visuals, atmosphere, combat, and much more. While it retains much of what made the original so celebrated, there are many new mechanics and features to make use of, and learning these features is important if you want to last against the Ganados.

So, take a look at our full explainer parrying in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

How do you parry?

Parrying is a feature that's new to the game, allowing you to press a button just as an enemy attacks to bring out your knife, avoid the damage, and potentially stun them for a follow-up attack.

It's a key part of the new game's combat and is a mechanic you should definitely learn to master, as it can get you out of tight spots with all your health remaining, and allow you to crowd control the nearby enemies. 

To parry, you need to press the parry button (Spacebar, L1, or LB depending on your platform) just as an enemy attacks you. A small icon will also show up in the bottom left corner, but you can reliably use the enemy attack animation as a guide for when to parry. 

How to parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake
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If you successfully land a parry, it will stop you from receiving any damage from the incoming attack, and if you land a perfect parry, it can stun the enemy so you can land a melee attack back on them. You can also parry ranged attacks, such as thrown axes and rocks. 

It's worth noting that parrying an attack will reduce the durability of your knife, and tougher enemies like Salvador (the guy with the chainsaw) will reduce the durability even further. 

This means you always need to be mindful of how much durability your knife has left, as it can break and leave you unable to perform a parry until it's repaired..

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We also cover all blue medallion locations in farm area of Resident Evil 4 Remake, so you can finish the quest and earn some tradeable rewards. 

Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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