With the Resident Evil 3 Remake release date here we’ve put together a host of tips and tricks to make the opening hours of your time in Raccoon City a bit easier. From crafting ammo and health items to pulling off a perfect dodge, here’s what you need to know.

Resident Evil 3 Remake camera and aiming options explained

The Resident Evil 3 Remake demo had a few issues with aiming not being as smooth as it could be. These have been resolved in the final release. Though if that and movement aren’t satisfactory, Resident Evil 3 Remake has a few options for you to tweak. In the game settings under the Control section you’ll find a slider that let you modify the Resident Evil 3 Remake Camera Speed when traversing through the zombie-infested streets of Raccoon City as well as a slider to change how responsive the camera is while aiming. In addition to this you’ll find a toggle for Camera Wobble, which is on by default.

You can also change the Aim Adjustment Reticule Deceleration with a slider and toggle Aim Assist on and off too. While we found the default settings to be just fine, you can customise them to suit your play style.

Resident Evil 3 Remake difficulty modes and what to expect

Firing up Resident Evil 3 Remake for the first time, you’re treated to three difficulty modes. They are as follows:

  • Assisted: grants you aim assist, automatic health recovery, assault rifle at the beginning of the game, more ammunition when crafting.
  • Standard: the standard game mode.
  • Hardcore: stronger enemies, less ammunition when crafting, scarce ammunition and items.

Resident Evil 3 Remake how to dodge and perfect dodge

Tapping R1 on PS4 or the right bumper on Xbox One while moving lets you dodge to evade potentially death-dealing attacks. Timing it just before a zombie attacks allows you to execute a perfect dodge. The screen flashes white to indicate you pulled off a perfect dodge and it gives you more time to react to your foes by going in for the jugular with a knife attack, riddling them with lead, or simply letting you flee to the next point of interest.

Resident Evil 3 Remake ammo crafting guide

Like past games in the series, there’s a decent variety of ammo to craft by combining different items. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Handgun Ammo – Gunpowder x2
  • Shotgun Shells – Gunpowder + High-Grade Gunpowder
  • MAG Ammo – High-Grade Gunpowder x2
  • Explosive Rounds – Explosive A x2
  • Flame Rounds – Explosive A + B
  • Acid Rounds – Explosive B x2
  • Mine Rounds – can’t be crafted

How to heal in Resident Evil 3 Remake: all herb recipes

If you’ve played past Resident Evil games you’d be familiar with Resident Evil 3 Remake’s herb combinations used to heal yourself. Unlike Resident Evil 2 Remake you can’t craft poison immunity mixtures.

  • High Potency Mixture – Green Herb x2
  • Max Potency Mixture – Green Herb + Red Herb or Green Herb x3
  • First-Aid spray – can’t be crafted

How to unlock Resident Evil 3 Remake Nightmare mode

Nightmare mode is available when you finish the game on Hardcore difficulty for the first time. It is akin to New Game Plus with new monster placement and different locations for ammunition and items.

How to unlock Resident Evil 3 Remake Inferno mode

Inferno mode is an even harder version of Nightmare with revamped item and enemy locations. You can unlock Inferno mode when you finish Resident Evil 3 Remake Nightmare mode for the first time.

Does Resident Evil 3 Remake Hardcore mode use ink ribbons for save data?

Previous Resident Evil titles up until Resident Evil: Dead Aim used collectible ink ribbons as save data. While they returned in Resident Evil 2 Remake’s Hardcore mode, they are absent in Resident Evil 3 Remake’s Hardcore, Nightmare, and Inferno modes.

For more on Resident Evil 3 Remake, check out our review, what to expect from the PC port, and everything else you need to know about Capcom’s latest horror masterpiece.