Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Skip Raising The Cannon

After the Village, Leon and Ashley will need to make their way through a medieval-style castle in Resident Evil 4 Remake. Despite being set in the more modern time period of 2005, this castle is still equipped with old-school gates, cannons, and drawbridges. During Chapter 7, you will need to take advantage of this vintage firepower to blast open a door to progress, but the cannon you need to use isn’t in the correct position.

In another instance of letting players skip over segments of the game using their wits, much like with the Sun and Moon switches, you can also skip the entire process of raising the cannon by paying close attention to the environment. If you’re going for a speedrun, or are struggling to get it done the traditional way, here’s how you can bypass raising the cannon in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

How to Skip Raising the Cannon in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake cannon
Shooting the dangling counterweight early will let you skip the cannon room

Part way through Chapter 7 you will be told to fight through a zone to reach the cannon so you can move it into position. The intended path takes you all the way inside to release the counterweight before heading back out to access the cannon. Once there, you can fire it to blast open the way forward. Normally, this path to the cannon room is fraught with danger, so why not skip all that?

As you’re approaching the room with the cannon via the spiral staircase, you go past some windows looking inside. These windows have metal bars, which are more than large enough to shoot through. Get just the right angle and you can shoot the dangling counterweight from here. Once dropped, the cutscene of it lifting to the top of the tower will trigger, and you can stroll right up and fire it.

Much like skipping the Village fight, this is another great example of Resident Evil 4 Remake encouraging players to break it open. Even so, you will need to master fighting as well, including the parry system, and why not throw in a suplex every now and then for some style?

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