The Resident Evil 4 remake demo is out, and players have discovered an interesting secret in this playable version of the game. Resident Evil 4 demo’s Mad Chainsaw Mode is a secret difficulty that seemingly unlocks randomly, making the entire experience more challenging with tougher enemies and a harder boss battle against Dr. Salvador.
Looking to unlock the Mad Chainsaw Mode yourself? Here’s how to do it.
How to Unlock Resident Evil 4 Demo Mad Chainsaw Mode
What is Mad Chainsaw Mode?
Mad Chainsaw Mode is a difficulty setting that appears occasionally when starting a new game. You’ll know when it appears as a special menu pops up with the title, “EXTREME DIFFICULTY “MAD CHAINSAW MODE” INCOMING!”
You’ll then be prompted to either accept or decline the challenge. The menu also notes some details regarding Mad Chainsaw Mode, such as the fact that it’s limited to a single playthrough and you’d have to “wait” until the mode is “triggered” again until you attempt it again. You’ll only have one shot to complete Mad Chainsaw Mode; if you die, the playthrough ends. Mad Chainsaw Mode is also demo-specific and will not be part of the final game.
How to Trigger Mad Chainsaw Mode
The “trigger” that the menu hints at is actually very straightforward. It will appear randomly when starting a new game, and according to this YouTube video explaining the process, the chance of triggering Mad Chainsaw Mode is purely random. As such, you’ll simply have to select New Game, wait for the Mad Chainsaw Mode prompt to appear, and if it doesn’t, return to the menu and start over.
As for whether or not you need to actually beat the demo first in order to unlock this mode, we’re not entirely sure, so it’s best to simply play through the whole demo at least once before attempting to unlock Mad Chainsaw Mode. Some players have claimed that it appears even before finishing one playthrough, but there are games that unlock special difficulties only after beating them once, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that this is the case with RE4 either. Besides, it’ll give you a good enough warmup before tackling Mad Chainsaw Mode.
How many attempts did it take for you to unlock Mad Chainsaw Mode? Are there any other methods of unlocking it that you’ve found? Let us know!