"Resident Evil Village" modding scene exploded within days of the video game's release and it is now showing no signs of slowing down.
The game released to critical acclaim and it quickly became a fan favorite, bringing fans with the skill to create modifications together to edit the content of "Resident Evil Village" to their liking.
Resident Evil Village Weapons and Hammer
The "Resident Evil" series is no stranger to fanmade mods and its latest mainline installment is no exception. Those knowledgeable about the video game's engine have been hard at work adding additional settings, making Lady Dimitrescu's hat constantly grow, and, in this case, adding more melee weapons.
The More Melee Weapons mod by MadMaxLiS adds a selection of weapons from the previous "Resident Evil" games, as well as some used by "Resident Evil Village" NPCs that are usually unobtainable by the player.
Heisenberg's Hammer is normally only available as a crafting item to be sold at the in-game store, and Lady Dimitrescu's knife is completely inaccessible besides a cutscene.
More Melee Weapons makes these useable by the player, although not without any caveats.
More Melee Weapons is a model swap mod, meaning that while the 3D model for the weapon changes with it installed, they function the same as if they were never changed, according to The Gamer.
This means that Dimitrescu's knife will deal no more damage than the default knife. In addition to this, only one model swap can be used at a time with this mod.
For game players looking for a change in scenery, More Melee Weapons will lend some more visual variety to slashing monsters. The installation process is very simple using the excellent Fluffy Mod Manager for a user-friendly and easy installation.
Fluffy Manager also gives some options of its own, including Field of View settings and the ability to disable the vignette effect, in the service of better viewing the game's terrifying locales and monsters, PCGamesN reported.
Some may say that mods go against what Capcom intended, but the large community around modding has lead to modders creating improvements as well as fun updates like More Melee Weapons.
Players willing to go to the trouble of modding may find enjoyment in finally using these inaccessible weapons, even if they funciton the same as the default knife.
What is 'Resident Evil Village' About?
"Resident Evil Village" uses a first-person perspective. It is set in a snowy explorable Eastern European village. The inventory management mechanic is the same as that of "Resident Evil 4," featuring a briefcase and the ability to move and rotate items for better storage space.
The players can buy supplies, weapons, items from a merchant, called the Duke. Plus, the players can also hunt animals in the village, and have them cooked into dishes by the Duke. Eating side dishes allows the player to gain certain advantages like decreasing the damage taken while blocking.
Players can also manually save the game progress by locating and using typewriters, which replaces the tape recorders seen in "Resident Evil 7."
"Resident Evil Village" is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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Written by Sophie Webster