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Resident Evil Village New Game Plus Mode Guide

Resident Evil Village features the new Game Plus mode, allowing players to access their unlocked weapons and abilities in a fresh save file.
Resident Evil Village features the new Game Plus mode, allowing players to access their unlocked weapons and abilities in a fresh save file. / CAPCOM

Resident Evil Village features the new Game Plus mode, allowing players to access their unlocked weapons and abilities in a fresh save file.

New Game Plus (NG+) has been known by several names over the years, but its function has remained the same. Once players complete a game on any difficulty for the first time, NG+ allows them to revisit the game on a fresh file with certain perks intact. Essentially, they are allowed to start over without losing everything they worked so hard to unlock. This mode has become popular in recent years having been adopted by the likes of Ghost of Tsushima.

Resident Evil Village New Game Plus Mode Guide

NG+ provides a unique experience where players may find it easier to unlock certain parts of the castle, swiftly uncover puzzle solutions, and complete recipes without struggling from scratch.

To start up NG+ mode, players need to have first completed Resident Evil Village on any difficulty. Once this is complete, all they need to do is load the already completed save file to launch NG+. In this mode, players will have access to all the accumulated items, currency, and other useful bonuses they've earned from their first playthrough.

The short list of things that carry over into a NG+ file include:

  • All items in Ethan's briefcase
  • Lei
  • Accumulated Challenge Points
  • Recipe progress

Items needed to progress through the actual story content of the game—including keys and puzzles—reset at the start of every new game. That is to say, players who still have certain keys on their person will not be able to access them without obtaining them again in the new file.