Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Unlock Cave Shrines

Abu Bakar Karim
By Abu Bakar Karim
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Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Unlock Cave Shrines

Learn how to unlock these Cave Shrines in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Do you spend countless hours exploring every nook and cranny of the game, looking for hidden treasures and easter eggs? Are you a resident of an infamous cult hiding in deep-rural Spain? Are you evil? If so, you may have stumbled upon the elusive Cave Shrines. These mysterious locations are quite a tourist spot in Resident Evil 4 Remake, I should say.

So grab your controller, take a deep breath, and get ready to immerse yourself in a world that’s equal parts survival horror and sarcastic humor cause we are about to solve the mystery of these Cave Shrines. Hop in!

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How To Unlock Cave Shrines in Resident Evil 4 Remake

At the beginning of Chapter 4 of Resident Evil 4 Remake, you will come across a shrine that is located in Mural Cave. After getting there, you will notice two hands on two sides of the Shrine. What you need to do is, you need two heads. No, not any sacrificial issue here. You will need two sculpture heads; the Apostate’s Head and Blasphemer’s Head.

Cave Shrines in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Cave Shrines in Resident Evil 4 Remake

No worries, the locations won’t be random. So basically, you need to travel around the lake and find these items to fit into the hands of the Shrine. Later on, it will give the key to the Church.

Alright, so to proceed to the next area of the cave, you’ll need to find this painting on the wall. It’s supposed to show you your destination. This means you will find the head items there. Let’s start with the Large Shrine.

Large Cave Shrine

Large Cave Shrine Puzzle in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Large Cave Shrine Puzzle

Head to the Large Cave Shrine at first. There will be a locked cave on the left. To open this, you will need to find out three different symbols in the correct order. However, in the cave, you will see these symbols in Yellow markings on the cave walls. Not much of a hassle.

After you have found these symbols, return to the locked cave and push the buttons to match the symbols. You will get the Apostate’s Head from here.

Small Cave Shrine

Small Cave Shrine Puzzle in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Small Cave Shrine Puzzle

This one’s almost similar to the first one. However, Devs did an oopsie and left some decoy symbols on the cave wall to toy with you. No need to worry, as you will find one of the symbols on the left side of the Shrine. The other ones will be on the second floor.

Now, head back down and push the buttons with the symbols that you just found out. It will give you the Blasphemer’s Head.

Mural Cave Shrine

Mural Cave Shrine Puzzle in Resident Evil 4 Remake
Place the Heads on the Hands

After this, return to the Mural Cave. Now, place these two items on the hand sculptures; no need to worry about the order. After solving this, you will get the Church key from there.

Church Insignia in Resident Evil 4 Remake
You will be rewarded the Church Key

Before heading back to your den, let me ask you this; did you find the solutions to all the puzzles? Or do you know about all the weapons and how to get them? Check out.

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By Abu Bakar Karim Deputy Guide Editor
AB Karim is the Deputy Editor of the Guide section at GameRiv. With an insatiable love for RPGs and a knack for puns, AB combines his passion for gaming with a professional touch. He has to polish every word with precision; otherwise, he will keep losing health bar. Keep that aside for now, and let's embark on epic quests and unravel mysteries with AB as your trusted guide. Prosst!