Resident Evil 4 Remake Demo Mad Chainsaw Difficulty: How to Unlock


Looking for the Mad Chainsaw difficulty in the Resident Evil 4 remake demo? Here's how to unlock it.

As we head towards the full release of Resident Evil 4 on March 24, Capcom have released a demo to allow fans to get some early impressions of the upcoming remake. Many have been quick to explore every element of the demo, from gruesome kills to action combos and more.

But some players are already looking for the next challenge, and thankfully Capcom have provided. Aside from the regular difficulty options, the Resident Evil 4 features a demo-exclusive Mad Chainsaw difficulty offering players a truly brutal experience.

And there's nothing easy about this difficulty mode, either — not even how to access it. Previously,
Mad Chainsaw difficulty could only be unlocked by chance, with the game saying, "You must wait until Mad Chainsaw Mode is triggered again for subsequent attempts.”

It turns out that the mode can also be accessed by following a very specific set of steps. Here's what you need to know.

How to Unlock Mad Chainsaw Difficulty in Resident Evil 4 Remake Demo

As shown by Jigzaw Killer on YouTube, to access Mad Chainsaw difficulty, players must go to the main menu in the demo and highlight “Main Story.” From here, hold L1 and R1 and press up, left, down, right, Square, Triangle, Circle, X, X on PlayStation.

On Xbox, hold LB and RB and press up, left, down, right, X, Y, B, A, A. Players will then see Mad Chainsaw difficulty appear as an option for the playthrough.

The difficulty increases enemy damage and health, changes their placements in the game and makes them even more aggressive. Dr. Salvador is also now equipped with a flaming chainsaw — hence the name. There are no checkpoints, so if you die during this difficulty mode, it's game over.