How to solve the small cave shrine symbol puzzle in the Resident Evil 4 remake

The key is all around you: cryptic I know, but the solution is below!

The symbol puzzle: an absolute original Resident Evil classic, especially when you have so many combinations to choose from to prevent brute-forcing. Here’s how to solve the small cave shrine symbol puzzle in the Resident Evil remake, which you’ll come across shortly after gaining access to the boat in Chapter 4.

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How to find the small cave shrine symbol puzzle

Once you have control of the boat in Chapter 4, you’ll be able to access the small cave shrine. It’s located in the northeastern portion of the map, and you need to visit it to keep the story moving.

Here are the correct symbols for the small cave shrine

To open the door, you need to press the correct three symbols. Luckily, they’re painted on the wall.

The thing is, you might need to combine certain symbols together by looking at them with different viewpoints. While the lower-level symbol is complete, the two on the top need to be viewed from a specific perspective. We have those angles right in the gallery above for you to use as a guide.

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Enter all three symbols to open the door

Once you have the symbols ready, just go down to the main door (after you docked your boat) and press them down (interact with them). The gate will open and you can grab the Blasphemer’s Head.

Done! You can now continue with the story.

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