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How to play Mercenaries in Resident Evil 4 remake

Update your game and grab it from the store

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Given how nearly every publisher has a different delivery system for DLC, you’d be forgiven for being confused as to how Capcom has chosen to roll out Mercenaries in the Resident Evil 4 remake. The mode wasn’t included at launch, but was instead added several weeks later in the form of free DLC. Here’s how to get started.

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Step 1: Update the Resident Evil 4 remake

Update the Resident Evil 4 remake on your respective platform first. This is to ensure that you have the latest patch and are good to go.

You also need to download the Mercs DLC separately: which you can do on the platform itself, or through the links below.

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Step 2: Download the Resident Evil 4 remake Mercenaries DLC from the storefront

You’ll want to grab the DLC as a separate listing on each storefront (Steam, PSN, the Xbox store):

And that’s it! Again, this is a free download in perpetuity, so you don’t need to worry about any gated unlocks. You also don’t need to finish the story at all to play Mercenaries on any platform: the same will just warn you that you probably should play the core game before jumping right in, but it’s perfectly fine.

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