The Resident Evil 4 remake RPD costume for Leon gives the main protagonist yet another skin to wear. It did not launch with the game and was added in the update that slightly preceded its Separate Ways DLC. Here’s how to unlock the RE4 remake RPD Leon costume.
How to unlock the RPD costume for Leon in RE4 remake
To unlock the RPD costume for Leon in the Resident Evil 4 remake, you are going to have to S+ rank the first four maps in Mercenaries with every character. This applies to Leon, Ada, Hunk, Wesker, Krauser, and Luis, as well as Pinstripe Leon and Dress Ada.
It is unclear if Capcom will add more maps in the future, but the RPD costume will likely only apply to Village, Castle, Island, and Docks, the four maps currently in the game as of the Separate Ways expansion. The Handcannon still unlocks after getting an S rank with any character in the first three maps, which didn’t change with the update that added the fourth map.
The Resident Evil 4 remake is a little coy about the specifics, but the score threshold for an S+ rank in Mercenaries is 500,000. The threshold does not change based on the character or map. This might mean it will be easier for some characters (Wesker) and harder for others (Luis). There have also been many reports that the RPD costume unlocks after getting an S++ rank for every character, but that is simply not required (although, S++ ranks do count).
The key to hitting an S+ rank is to keep up your combo at all costs. Make sure to always keep an eye on it quickly kill an enemy to keep it going. This can be tricky, as it drains quickly and it can get chaotic in the later stages. Keeping up your combo will fill your super meter even faster, which is also crucial for high scores. Use the Mayhem Mode frequently, as it is a great way to stack points. The yellow orbs around the map will fill up your meter, too. It also doesn’t matter if you die before the timer runs out during Mercenaries; only the score matters.
RE4 remake Leon RPD uniform unlock FAQ
A: To unlock the RPD costume for Leon, you need to achieve an S+ rank on the first four maps in Mercenaries mode with every character. This includes Leon, Ada, Hunk, Wesker, Krauser, Luis, Pinstripe Leon, and Dress Ada. Achieving S++ ranks will also count, although they are not required. Maintaining your combo, using Mayhem Mode frequently, and collecting yellow orbs are key strategies to reach the necessary score.
A: No, it’s not necessary to achieve S++ ranks with all characters. Achieving S+ ranks with every character on the first four maps in Mercenaries mode is sufficient to unlock the RPD costume, though achieving S++ ranks will also count.
A: No, dying before the timer runs out during Mercenaries does not affect your ability to unlock the RPD costume. Only the score you achieve matters for unlocking this costume. Keep your combo up and use strategies like Mayhem Mode to attain high scores.