Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries Free DLC Is Now Available but Also Includes Microtransactions for Quicker Weapons Upgrades

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Capcom has released its free DLC for the Resident Evil 4 remake which also features the means for quicker weapons upgrades for those willing to pay for them. Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries sees the popular timed horde-attack mode return where players must use their wits to beat the clock. Players can extend their time by killing enemies but picking the right weapon is essential to being efficient as the clock winds down. Time can also be extended by collecting green orbs that appear throughout each area.

Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries Description (via Capcom)

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The Mercenaries is a timed mode where you defeat hordes of enemies to earn a high score. At first, you’ll only have access to certain weapons, so if you want to score big you’ll have to learn which weapons suit which situations. To begin, only the Village stage is available, but the better you play, the more stages and other content you unlock.

Those eager to simply go on a quick rampage with the most powerful weapons can bypass having to earn them through in-game purchases from The Merchant. VGC notes these “Exclusive Upgrade Tickets” cost $2.99 per but are also available at a discount in multipacks. If a player were to buy all of them the total would come to $55.89.

Exclusive Upgrade Tickets Description (via VGC)

“To gun enthusiasts, knife collectors, and lovers of weapons of any and all kinds here’s your ticket to the gun show! Specifically a ticket to be redeemed at the Merchant’s shop. With this, you’ll have access to a weapon’s exclusive upgrade at any time, regardless of the weapon’s level. Not only that but once unlocked, the upgrade itself is free of charge! This item will be added to the Treasures menu and will be available across all of your saved data.”

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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