Update your game and grab it from the store
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.
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.
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):
- Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries on Steam
- Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries on the PSN
- Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries on Xbox
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.