Can you beat the Face Eater brute in Resident Evil Shadows of Rose?

He's big and angry!

If you are wondering if you can beat the large Face Eater or Mold Brute in Resident Evil Shadows of Rose, the answer is not yet. In short, if you are only first encountering the Face Eater brute, you can not kill him. When you first meet the Face Eater at the start of the game, they are too strong to beat. Because of this, you will need to run and avoid the Face Eater brute as much as possible. Rose's mysterious guardian angel will even suggest that you run and try to avoid the Face Eater brute. 

Of course, there may be a chance that you can kill the Face Eater mini-boss right out of the gate. However, the cost of beating them would be too great and only hinder the rest of your playthrough. Eventually, you will meet the Face Eater brute again during a boss fight, and during the boss fight is where you can finally kill them. Here's how to beat the Face Eater Brute in Resident Evil Shadows of Rose.

How to beat Resident Evil Shadows of Rose Face Eater Boss

Beating the Resident Evil Shadows of Rose Face Eater boss is simple. In short, it's another case of the classic mechanic where players must shoot a highlighted part of a Boss's body until they die. In the case of the Face Eater Boss, the part you need to fire at is a highlighted mold heart, as shown below.

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But before you can shoot the mold heart, you must first weaken the boss by using Rose's mold powers. After using the mold powers on the Face Eater boss, they will go down for a limited time, allowing you to shoot the mold heart. Keep shooting at the mold heart, and you will eventually beat the Face Eater boss in Resident Evil. 

Tips for beating the Face Eater Boss in Resident Evil Shadows of Rose

If you are struggling with the Face Eater boss in Resident Evil Shadows of Rose, following these tips will help you win the fight:

  • Save your Ammo: In Resident Evil games, you don't need to fight every single enemy. In fact, some games recommend you flee instead of fighting in certain situations. Resident Evil Village's Shadows of Rose remains the case, so we recommend saving as much ammo as you can for boss fights. 
  • Use the Shotgun: We recommend using the Shotgun, as it will do the most damage towards the mold hearts on the Face Eater brute's body. You can get the Shotgun by completing the puzzle it is locked behind.
  • Save your mold powers: You will need to use your mold powers to weaken the boss enough so that you can shoot their mold heart. Because of this, we highly recommend saving a few Sprigs of White Sage you come across. Use the Sprig to refill your mold powers so that you can defeat the Face Eater boss. 

For more on Resident Evil Shadows of Rose, we at PGG have you covered with How to play all Resident Evil games in order and Resident Evil Shadows of Rose Animal Painting Gallery Puzzle Solution.

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