Can you kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?

Can you kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Published 

27th Mar 2023 15:46

You may wonder, can you kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake? Resident Evil 4 Remake has a number of bosses, with the majority of them returning from the original. Perhaps one of the most frightening in the game is the Verdugo, who you encounter below the castle in some claustrophobic tunnels as you wait for an elevator.

Considering this boss gives you the option to just run away, you may want to know, can you kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?

Can you kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?

Can you kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?
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You can kill Verdugo in the Resident Evil 4 Remake, although it's one of the harder bosses in the game and can require a lot of ammo, resources, and practice.

Verdugo is one of the few bosses that you don't need to kill, as you can just wait it out until the elevator arrives and leave safely. However, if you do this, you will lock yourself out of getting the treasure that Verdugo drops and the achievement for killing them.

How to kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?

How to kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake?
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To kill Verdugo, you will need to make use of some specific switches that can be found in the hallways where you fight them. These are marked with yellow tape and will have a green light to show they are active. 

When you press these switches, they will shoot out liquid nitrogen from above, which damages Leon and freezes the Verdugo. You can avoid this by moving away from the switch immediately after pressing it. 

The goal here is to use all four of the available switches to freeze Verdugo and damage them as much as possible with headshots when they are frozen. You can also end the boss fight early by freezing them once and shooting them with the rocket launcher. 

You will likely use all the switches before killing Verdugo, so from that point just keep creating distance and shooting them in the head over and over. 

How to kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake? treasure
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Eventually, Verdugo will die, dropping some treasure and rewarding you with the Wave Goodbye, Right Hand achievement.

That's all for our answer to the question - can you kill Verdugo in Resident Evil 4 Remake? Now you know it's possible, along with the best method of killing them.

Why not also check out the Resident Evil 4 Remake wrench location, as it can be difficult to find. 

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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