How to Parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Parrying in Resident Evil 4 is an entirely new gameplay mechanic, and an essential one. Knowing how to parry in Resident Evil 4 remake will not only make your time in the game significantly easier, but also help you conserve ammunition and health. While the game does explain how to parry through a tutorial within the first hour of the game, there are a few important things that should be mentioned. Specifically, how to change the button to parry.

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While parrying in Resident Evil 4 remake is relegated to pressing the L1 button, players can also assign it to R2. This can be done through the options menu. After opening the options menu, navigate down through the controls tab to the “Parry with R2” selection. From there, you can turn the option to parry with R2 on or off. I suggest playing around with these settings and seeing what feels more comfortable to you.

Also note that turning it on does not mean that players can no longer parry with L1. You will still be able to perform parries with L1, but you can also do them with R2 once this is selected. You can see where you can change the control scheme for parrying below. Please note that button names may vary depending on what platform you are playing Resident Evil 4 remake on.

How to Parry Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. A playable demo is immediately available.

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Senior staff writer, translator and streamer, Kazuma spends his time playing a variety of games ranging from farming simulators to classic CRPGs. Having spent upwards of 6 years in the industry, he has written reviews, features, guides, with work extending within the industry itself. In his spare time he speedruns games from the Resident Evil series, and raids in Final Fantasy XIV. His work, which has included in-depth features focusing on cultural analysis, has been seen on other websites such as Polygon and IGN.