How To Get Mendez’s False Eye In Resident Evil 4 Remake

Our Resident Evil 4 Remake Mendez False Eye guide will showcase how players can get the False Eye by defeating Mendez!

Resident Evil 4 Remake features a few boss encounters from the original game, including the Chief Village Mendez’s encounters. If players have been facing difficulties getting their hands on the False Eye, they might need assistance getting the Resident Evil 4 Remake Mendez False Eye. The false eye can be sold off for 12000 Pesetas and can be obtained by defeating Mendez with the player’s weapons.  

Important: You can make a quick buck of 12000 Pesetas by annihilating the Village Chief Mendez, getting his false eye & then selling it to the merchant!

Key Takeaways
  • Obtain the False Eye by defeating Village Chief Mendez in a gruesome boss fight.
  • This False Eye can be sold to the merchant for 12,000 Pesetas, allowing you to purchase other items.
  • The boss fight with Mendez occurs in Chapter 6 of RE4 Remake.
  • To acquire the False Eye, follow these steps:
    1. Survive the first encounter with Mendez, where he attacks Ashley and Leon.
    2. Confront Mendez in his first mutation, where he resembles a bug and launches various attacks.
    3. After defeating him, pick up the False Eye as a boss drop just before flames consume the building.
  • Be watchful for his attack patterns, including swinging attacks, launching barrels, and throwing flaming wood.
  • Dodge his attacks and take the opportunity to attack Mendez when he’s staggered or downed.

Our video guide on getting Mendez’s False Eye entails how to get this item in RE4 Remake.

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First Phase

Aiming At Mendez
Aiming At Mendez (Image Credits Exputer)

As the fight begins, Leon tells Mendez that if he wants to get ugly, he can do that easily. As Mendez mentions a miracle, players want to aim the gun at his head and continue to shoot at it. 

  • As you continue to shoot at its head, Mendez approaches you before bending down to reach out to you, to which players can simply run forward and escape his counter. 
All Rounder Sweep
All-Rounder Sweep (Image Credits Exputer)
  • As you rotate around the room, he follows you and, at one point, lifts a few of his limbs and carries out a sweeping motion towards the player, which presents the players with a prompt that they can easily dodge by pressing O on the controller. 
Aiming At Spine
Aiming At Spine (Image Credits Exputer)
  • After that, you want to continue aiming at his spine since it is one of his weak spots. 
Latching Onto Leon
Latching Onto Leon (Image Credits Exputer)
  • As you shoot at his spine, he comes even closer and latches onto you, grabbing you by your neck and lifting you in the air before you can stab him in the left shoulder, and he throws you away. 
  • He backs away for a second before approaching the player again and carries out another sweeping attack that can be avoided by evading it
Leon Doing A Backflip
Leon Doing A Backflip (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Evade another one of his attacks, to which Leon does a backflip. 
Aiming And Shooting
Aiming And Shooting (Image Credits Exputer)

Players want to consistently aim at the spine from here since it can make them vulnerable. Eventually, it causes Mendez to stagger, and he falls to the ground, which reveals his Resident Evil 4 Remake Mendez False Eye on the back. 

Stabbing The Eye
Stabbing The Eye (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Use R2 to stab the eye, which causes him to get weaker, but then Mendez gets back up again. 
  • At this point, he carries out an all-around sweep, and if you get hit by it, you risk getting severely hurt since it’s a pretty tough attack. 
Climbing Up The Ladder
Climbing Up The Ladder (Image Credits Exputer)
  • It’s time to get to higher ground, which can be done by taking one of the ladders on the right and climbing up. 
  • Run around the entire upper ground since a few resources are strewn along the edges. 
L1 Prompt Appearing
L1 Prompt Appearing (Image Credits Exputer)
  • The L1 prompt is presented to players once again when he takes one of his limbs and stabs it toward the player, but it ends up stabbing into the floorboard instead. 
Mendez Approaching You
Mendez Approaching You (Image Credits Exputer)
  • While staying at a distance, aim at Mendez and shoot at his head. 
  • This stabbing attack is carried out 4 times before you can shoot at it, which causes it to get staggered and fall to the ground. 

This is where the player can step in and aim at the Resident Evil 4 Remake Mendez False Eye. Shoot at it, which causes Mendez to go into hysterics, and his body practically splits in half. At this point, his second mutation is underway. 

Second Mutation Phase

Second Mutation
Second Mutation (Image Credits Exputer)

Moving on, now that players have made it past the first mutation, a cutscene appears, which causes Mendez to fall to the ground. He suddenly gets up and smashes his right limb and left limb to the ground.

Flaming Pile Of Wood
Flaming Pile Of Wood (Image Credits Exputer)

As the fight begins, Leon tells Mendez that his tap dancing days are over; Mendez retaliates by throwing forth a flaming pile of wood directly at the player. 

Climbing Ladder
Climbing Ladder (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Go towards the battlefield’s right side, grab onto the ladder, and climb it towards the second ledge. This allows players to have a better view of Mendez. 
2 Barrels
2 Barrels (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Another one of his major attack patterns that players need to look out for is the barrels of fire he launches at them. 
Two Piles Of Wood (Image Credits Exputer)
Two Piles Of Wood
  • After throwing the flaming wood at you, he grabs onto two barrels of fire and launches the right one at you, then throws the left one. 
  • He then retaliates with another heavy attack whereby he launches another flaming pile of wood one after another for a total of 2 times
Aiming At Mendez
Aiming At Mendez (Image Credits Exputer)
  • At this point, players want to stay a bit further away and continue to aim at him with their guns before carrying out the same attack pattern with the flaming wood again. 
Grabbing Onto Closer Ledge
Grabbing Onto Closer Ledge (Image Credits Exputer)

At one point, he grabs the ledge in front of him to get closer to the player, where he swings at you, and a prompt tells the player to evade the attack

  • He stays still for a minute, whereby players can continuously attack him with their guns, and it eventually causes him to lose his grip on the ledges and fall to the ground. 
Staggered Mendez
Staggered Mendez (Image Credits Exputer)
  • As he falls to the ground, he becomes vulnerable, and another prompt appears, which tells the players to stab the False eye by pressing R2
  • Mendez tells Leon that there will be no remission for his sins before he goes back into the air and again attaches himself to the far end of the warehouse. 
Attaches To The Very Far
Attaches To The Very Far End (Image Credits Exputer)

Now, he grabs two piles of wood and throws them out in a crisscross pattern before grabbing onto two barrels. The easiest way to avoid taking the blow is to shoot at the barrels so that they go up in flames instead of you. 

  • Continue to shoot at him as he swings left to right; eventually, you can cause him to fall and get demolished
False Eye
False Eye (Image Credits Exputer)

This ends the boss fight by granting the player the Grilled Big Cheese achievement. 

  • When the fight ends, Ashley breaks the window to the arena and warns Leon that the place is about to collapse and that he should get out. 
Ashley Breaking The Window
Ashley Breaking The Window (Image Credits Exputer)

After the boss fight ends, the false eye is placed right in front of his arms and can be picked up and sold for 12000 Pesetas.  

My Experience Collecting Mendez False Eyes

In my encounter with Mendez’s False Eye in Resident Evil 4 Remake, this boss battle was a pivotal moment in my gameplay, which had already spanned over 25 hours. The initial phase of the fight was intense, compelling me to carefully analyze his attack patterns and strike at his vulnerable spots – his head and spine. It took a few close calls and well-timed dodges, but eventually, I managed to weaken him and seize the coveted False Eye.

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My Personal best Professional speedrun in RE4: Remake

The battle didn’t end there, as Mendez underwent a gruesome second mutation, escalating the challenge. Climbing to higher ground allowed me to gain a strategic advantage, and with persistence, I chipped away at his strength. Acquiring the False Eye provided a satisfying reward at the end, making this boss battle one of the memorable highlights in my extensive Resident Evil 4 Remake journey.

And there I have it, all that players need to know about the Resident Evil 4 Remake Mendez Glass Eye, and I  will wrap up my guide! If you’ve been trying to get Matilda, then you can read up on our Resident Evil 4 Remake Get Matilda guide! The wrench tool is a pretty important tool in-game. Therefore, our Wrench Tool Overwrite Terminal guide is an excellent read for that!

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