This page of the guide to Resident Evil Village contains information on how to reach the final location of the game, how to defeat the final boss - Miranda, and what will you get for completing the story campaign.
Getting to Miranda
In the final game, you play as Ethan again and you will have all the items that he had in his inventory at the end of the factory stage.
You need to watch the cutscene and then take a ride with Duke, who will take you to the Altar, near which the final events will take place. Use this opportunity to prepare for the final battle - make your last purchases at Duke's, gather supplies from the area, craft some items and save the game.
The only available path is shown in picture 1. On your way, you will encounter some weak monsters and it is best to kill them with a pistol or run away from them to avoid wasting ammo for your best weapons.
Ultimately, you must reach the branches that block your way. Squeezing between them will get you to Miranda- the final boss of the campaign.
The final boss fight with Miranda
To attack Miranda, use your best weapons first. Here is the suggested order of their use:
- Magnum revolver
- Grenade launcher
- Sniper rifle for ranged shots / Shotgun for when you're close to Miranda
Regardless of the weapon used, it is best to aim for Miranda's chest area. Trying to shoot her in the head can result in frequent misses and thus waste valuable ammunition.
The unique aspect of this fight is that Miranda can take different forms and in each of them, she will behave a little differently and have different attacks.
Miranda starts in its default form, which is unofficially nicknamed the tree form. It has the ability to launch an attack in a straight line and, consequently, you should run around the arena a lot when you're not attacking the boss.
The other main shape Miranda can take is the spider form. In this form, she may attempt to attack Ethan using her legs. These attacks are dangerous, because it's difficult to tell where the next leg will appear.
The recommended strategy is to attack Miranda from a long distance (e.g. by using a sniper rifle) and to start running away when you notice her heading towards the main character.
Miranda, while in spider form, can also reach a high ledge in the arena and then make a long jump from it, resulting in a powerful ground slam. This move is very similar to the attack used by the Urias trolls. Start sprinting as soon as you notice Miranda preparing to pounce.
Miranda's next form is that of an angel, in which she is able to levitate and fly a short distance above the arena.
Miranda, after taking the form of an angel, can perform especially dangerous charge attacks. Once again, running around the edges of the arena after firing a few shots at the boss is a good option.
Miranda is also able to bombard the arena with projectiles. If there is no cover in the arena, you just have to run a lot. If there is cover, you may attempt to temporarily hide behind it. However, keep in mind that it will be destroyed rather quickly.
After you weaken the various forms of Miranda described above, you will be forced to fight in almost complete darkness. Once again, try to be on the move at all times. However, look out for Miranda in the darkness and try to retaliate when she attacks you or, as a last resort, right after she managed to hit you. Once you have managed to successfully protect yourself a few times, you will return to the normal arena, i.e. the darkness will disappear.
The remainder of the battle consists of repeating the stages described above. You must attack and defend against Miranda in her various forms, as well as face her in the dark at least once.
At the very end of the battle, Miranda will grab your character, but it's a simple sequence. Shoot straight at the boss to free yourself and to start the final fight with Miranda.
Completing the game and associated rewards
After killing Miranda, you will watch a series of cutscenes, that compose the ending of the campaign.
The following features are associated with completing the Resident Evil Village game:
- You will earn one or more trophies, depending on the difficulty level you choose.
- You will get information on the time it took you to complete the game.
- You will unlock new options in the Bonuses menu - you will be able to buy permanent items in the Extra Content Shop and view the completion status of available Challenges.
- You will receive CP (Completion Points) to spend in the store. The number of points earned for a given playthrough is not fixed. The more challenges you pass, the more points you will receive.
- You will unlock new clips to watch in the Movies menu.
The game will also offer to create a manual save file to confirm the completion of the campaign. Obviously, it's worth generating and not overwriting it later with other saves.