Resident Evil 4 Remake: Grandfather Clock Correct Time Puzzle

Play as Ashley & solve the Grandfather Clock Time Puzzle in Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4 Remake features numerous collectibles and challenging puzzles, such as the Grandfather Clock Correct Time Puzzle, which despite its lengthy name, is straightforward to solve. The puzzle entails setting the time on the grandfather clocks correctly, and once accomplished, the player can progress through the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Players will encounter the Grandfather Clock Time Puzzle in Chapter 9.
  • This Puzzle is to be solved while playing as Ashley.
  • There are two Grandfather Clocks in this puzzle.
    1. Players have to set the time of these clocks to 11:04.
    2. The clocks will ring an alarm and open a secret pathway.

Grandfather Clock Time Puzzle

The Grandfather Clock Correct Time Puzzle is a necessary puzzle in Resident Evil 4 Remake that players have to solve in order to rescue Leon and progress further in the game.

  1. Once players solve the Headless Statue Puzzle in the grand hall in chapter 9, Leon gets trapped in a cage.
  2. Now players have to play as Ashley in order to rescue Leon.
  3. Once players reach the library-looking room, there they will encounter a clock.
  4. This is basically the Grandfather Clock.
  5. There are a total of two Grandfather Clock Puzzles in chapter 9 that players will encounter while playing Ashley in order to save Leon.

The First Grandfather Clock

Encountering the first grandfather clock
First Grandfather Clock [Image Captured by eXputer]
Once players are standing in front of the first Grandfather Clock next to the grand hall where Leon is trapped, they have to follow the following steps in order to solve the clock puzzle:

  • Go into the library-looking room right behind you. 
  • On the table, there you will find a hastily written note.
  • There will be a time written on that note, 11:04.
Hastily Written Note
Hastily Written Note [Image Captured by eXputer]
  • Go to the Grandfather Clock and set its time to 11:04.
Setting time on the first grandfather clock
Setting Time on the First Grandfather Clock [Image Captured by eXputer]
  • Once done, the clock will ring four times, and then a passage will open in front of you.
  • Follow this passage for further progress.
Passage infront
Passage That Leads to Second Grandfather Clock [Image Captured by eXputer]

The Second Grandfather Clock

After players have completed the first Grandfather Clock Puzzle, they can move on to the next Grandfather Clock now.

  1. Follow the secret passage that opened in front of you.
  2. This will lead you to the second Grandfather Clock. The location for this clock is provided in the map below:
Map for the Second Grandfather Clock’s Location [Image Captured by eXputer]
Once you are in front of the second Grandfather clock, follow the steps listed as under:

  • Set the time of the second Grandfather Clock to 11:04 as well.
Setting Time on the Second Grandfather Clock
Setting Time on the Second Grandfather Clock [Image Captured by eXputer]
  • This clock will also ring four times and then a secret passage will open right in front of you.
  • Follow these underground stairs and they will lead you to the elevator.
Underground stairs
Underground Passage That Leads to the Elevator [Image Captured by eXputer]

My Experience Solving The Grandfather Clock Puzzle

In my experience with completing several playthroughs of RE4 Remake, I’ve noticed the Grandfather Clock solves at different time selections. During my Hardcore and Professional difficulty runs, the Grandfather Clock was 7 o’clock instead of the usual 11:04. Fortunately, this time remained the same for all my subsequent playthroughs, so I didn’t have to collect any additional clues when solving it.

re4 hours
My in-game hours on Resident Evil 4 Remake

Unlike other in-game puzzles, you don’t need to backtrack or run around for tedious prerequisites, and the overall experience of solving the Grandfather Clock was often a smooth one. However, on my Assisted difficulty run, I did experience the puzzle glitch once because it didn’t solve after I moved the clock’s hands to 11:04. But when I moved the shorter hand around and adjusted it back to 11, it let me go through.

The Wrap-Up

That was it for the Grandfather Clock Correct Time Puzzle in Resident Evil 4 Remake. Once players complete the whole puzzle and reach the elevator while following the steps mentioned in the guide above, now they can use this elevator to progress further in the game and rescue Leon as he is trapped in a cage in the Grand Hall. As you have visited our website, then don’t forget to check out our Resident Evil 4 Remake best weapons, and Church Dial Puzzle guides.

Resident Evil 4 has been reworked for 2023 with the aim of offering cutting-edge survival horror. The game retains the core of the 2005 version but incorporates contemporary gameplay, a fresh storyline, and incredibly detailed visuals. This latest instalment of the survival horror genre merges themes of life and death, terror and release, to create an unforgettable experience.


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