Resident Evil 4 Remake’s highest difficulty is the Professional mode. You can unlock this after beating the game once. Here is the best equipment for playing through the Professional mode.
Resident Evil, as a franchise, always had different ways to replay the games. Resident Evil 4 is no exception. There are many ways you can play the game. At the start, you will be difficulty selection, but after beating the game once, this difficulty selection expands further. Then there are also different perks and cheat you can use to spice up the game.
Professional Mode for Resident Evil 4 Remake is its highest difficulty mode. This mode doesn’t unlock unless you have beaten the game once. After completing the first playthrough, you can take your stuff to start this mode.
Being the highest difficulty in the game, you will need careful planning to beat the game in this mode. So here is a guide on the best equipment you can use in the Professional Mode of Resident Evil 4 Remake.
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What is Different in Professional Mode?
For starters, Professional Mode is the highest difficulty in the game. So the enemies will do significantly more damage to you and are more aggressive. Other than that, there is no autosave in this mode either. So you need to save the game whenever you get the chance manually.
However, the game counts how many saves you have done, and the rank can vary on that. So if you are trying to get a higher rank in this mode, you will really need to think about where you need to save and where you can skip saving.
If you are trying to get a higher rank in this mode, you will also have to keep your death to a minimum. Having higher death counts will lower the overall ranking. But there is a cheat/glitch you can use to avoid the death count. To prevent the death count, you will need to exit to the main menu if you are dying. Then you can replay the section with the death being counted.
Finally, the parry system gets a bit tougher in the Professional Mode. The parry window is shorter in this mode. Thus, you can only do Perfect parries while playing professional mode. Between the perfect parry and aggressive enemies, it can mean certain death if you miss a single parry.
Best Equipment for Professional Mode
You will need to unlock a few items through the other mode to have the very best loadout for the Professional mode. The best loadout we have found for this mode is:
- Chicago Sweeper with Unlimited Ammo upgrade
- Chicken Hat
- Red 9
Let us break down everything you will need to make the professional mode a little bit easier.
Unlocking the Chicago Sweeper
Chicago Sweeper is a great weapon with unlimited ammo and an exclusive upgrade. However, you cannot unlock this in normal modes. You will need to complete the Professional Mode in less than 7 hours to unlock this weapon. If you are trying to get the best score in Professional mode, we recommend you play through this mode with the infinite rockets to unlock this weapon first.
Chicken Hat Can be A Lifesaver
Chicken Hat is an accessory you can unlock when you beat the Hardcore mode with an S+ rank. It is a lot to ask to unlock one accessory, but it is worth the investment if you want the best survival chance in Professional mode. Chicken Hat reduces damage from all sources. Thus this will be very good when fighting big bosses, which can often one-shot you with their attack.
Keep an Upgraded Red 9 and Stingray
Red 9 and Stingray are your two most versatile guns in the Professional Mode. They can deal a lot of damage in a short time, and the ammo for them is not that hard to find/craft. Comparatively, the shotguns are not that great because of the ammo confinement. The ammo is going to be hard to craft, but the damage will the comparable with the other weapons.
If you have unlocked the Chicago Sweeper, then use it for most of the game after maxing it out. This way, you don’t have to worry about ammo and can focus on the encounter.
Grenades are Your Friend
In the normal difficulty of the game, grenades are not necessary. But in Professional Mode, you should use them as much as possible. Grenades and Flashes both work great against a big horde of enemies. And if there are parasites in the head, make sure to use a flash if it is available. They have the capability to take almost one shot to kill you in this mode.
Avoid Parries if Possible
As we have discussed before, normal parries are not a thing in Professional Mode. Perfect parries are very hard to pull off. So unless you are confident, avoid parrying. One mistake in parry can often mean death in this mode.
That being said, there are certain bosses that require you to parry. You can’t avoid these encounters. So make sure to practice the parry in the fight. You can use the death counter glitch to keep your death to a minimum while practicing the parries against those bosses. This way, you will keep your high score even if you die trying to parry a boss in this mode.
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