How to Get Leon in RE4 Remake (The Mercenaries)

Leon is the main character of Resident Evil 4 Remake main story and is a playable character in The Mercenaries Mode DLC.

He is equipped with an arsenal of weapons that allows him to fight enemies at every distance and has a balance of power and movement to get him by.

Continuing his spree of taking out enemies in Resident Evil 4, he now can dish out a lot of damage to enemies in any of the stages with ease.

How To Unlock Leon?

Leon is the first playable character in The Mercenaries and does not need to be unlocked but is instead available as a character used to unlock Luis.

This can be done on any map by finishing a game with Rank A or higher, which later unlocks Luis once you get back to the menu.

The Mercenaries Leon Equipment

Leon comes with an assortment of gear that allows him to fight off any enemy in the game and to make things even better, he can also make use of his melee attacks.

He has the following equipment in The Mercenaries:

  • SG-09 R (Handgun)
  • Riot Gun (Shotgun)
  • Stingray (Sniper Rifle)
  • High-power scope (Attachment)
  • Laser Sight (Attachment)
  • Combat Knife
  • 30x Handgun Ammo
  • 10x Shotgun Ammo
  • 5x Rifle Ammo
  • 1x First Aid Spray

Leon Mayhem ModeLeon is shooting the villagers

When activated, Leon’s Mayhem Mode allows him to become more efficient in battle, providing him with an increase in Power and a boost in Movement Speed.

This makes it easier for you to kill enemies as the damage of all your weapons and attacks will do more to enemies, even allowing you to kill enemies with a headshot.

The Movement Speed bonus allows Leon to swiftly move around the area, making it harder for enemies to chase and attack him during the duration of his ability.


When using Leon, it’s best to create space between you and your enemies when you can by staggering them and doing a melee attack to knock others back.

He has an assortment of weapons, which can be used to take enemies out in different situations, allowing him to kill weaker enemies up close or tough ones from afar.

It’s best to use Leon’s mayhem mode when you are about to kill multiple enemies as this can help save ammo and make it easier for him to get around and out of trouble.


Overall, Leon is quite a powerful character and what he lacks in continuous fire, he makes up with powerful attacks with his mayhem mode.

When fighting enemies up close, he can use the Riot Gun and for enemies at a distance, the Stingray becomes one of the best options.

Staggering enemies becomes extremely easy at any range with his SG-09 R handgun, making him capable of holding out until the end of a game.

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