Resident Evil 4 Remake: How to defeat boss Mendez? Resident Evil 4 Remake - guide, tips
Mendez is a big boss from chapter 6 of Resident Evil 4 Remake. Learn how to dodge the boss's attacks in the Slaughterhouse, how to weaken Mendez, how to attack the knocked down boss and how to defeat the mutant.
Last update: Thursday, March 23, 2023
In Chapter 6 of the RE4 Remake game, you take part in a great fight with the boss Mendez, which takes place in the Slaughterhouse. The walkthrough in our guide describes how to prepare for battle and reach Mendez, react to the boss's attacks, weaken Mendez and his eye, stab the boss's eye, and defeat him.
Location of the boss fight
Mendez is the main boss of the Village section in RE4 Remake. You confront him at the end of Chapter 6 in the Slaughterhouse.
In front of the Slaughterhouse are a typewriter and a merchant - restock your supplies and upgrade your main weapons to be best prepared for battle. Only then take the staircase to the left of the Slaughterhouse.
Leon will reach the upper balconies, which will collapse, and the fight with the mutant Mendez will begin.
You can find loot inside the Slaughterhouse, but collecting it will put you at risk of receiving damage.
It is better to start the fight with a considerable supply of ammunition and healing items.
One of Mendez's more dangerous attacks is grabbing Leon. Use the knife to get free as quickly as possible. You will lose a little less health this way.
It is best to use one of the ladders and reach the upper level as soon as the battle begins. From now on, you should attack from there.
The weak point is the eye on the back of the boss. If Mendez approaches you, shoot him in the eye with your shotgun. Otherwise, choose weapons to attack from a greater distance.
Mendez can launch 2 types of attacks and you have to react to them differently:
- Hitting vertically with his limbs - you can stop them with a knife, so press L1/RB, sacrificing some knife's stamina to avoid damage. Alternatively, you can move sideways to dodge.
- Sweeping limbs horizontally - you have to evade flawlessly, so press Circle/B after the note appears on the screen.
Weakening Mendez's eye will make the boss fall to the ground, and you don't have to come down from the top. You can jump toward the eye - you have to stand in the right place, and the option to use a knife (R2/RT) will appear.
You must repeat the above steps, which means weakening Mendez's eye, avoiding his attacks, and jumping with the knife toward the lying boss. The second phase will begin after a cutscene.
This time the boss will keep Leon away and attack from the other end of the slaughterhouse. Run to the sides to dodge projectiles Mendez hurls.
At one point Mendez will grab two explosive barrels - detonate either of them with a long-range shot before the boss throws them. A rifle with a scope or a handgun with a laser sight can help here.
Mendez will charge toward you, and he will finish this attack with a strong sweep. Try to stop him by firing at the approaching boss to throw him off balance. Continue firing when Mendez is standing still.
As in the first phase, you have to jump on a weakened boss and stab him in the eye on its back.
After Mendez takes enough damage, you will watch a cutscene of his death.
You'll get the Grilled by Cheese silver trophy. It's also worth taking the Mendez's Falls Eye item left by the boss - the eye can be sold to a merchant in Chapter 7 for 12,000 coins.