Inventory management plays a massive role throughout all of Resident Evil 2. There are ways to increase your inventory space, but even if you get them all you still might find yourself getting overencumbered from time to time. There’s ways to handle this situation though, so here’s how to get rid of items in Resident Evil 2 Remake.
The best way, if it’s available to you is to store extra items in one of the large and interconnected Item Boxes, which are always found near typewriters. These large boxes can store as many items as you want to put into them, and those items are always accessible to you from any other Item Box. If you can get back to one and put whatever item you are looking to get rid of inside, it’s preferable to just dumping it entirely.
Sometimes this isn’t an option though, and other times the item is completely useless, such as keys that have opened every door they can. Here’s how to get rid of items in this case. Just open up your inventory screen, go to the item you want to get rid of and select it. At the bottom of the pop up menu is the option to Discard. Choose this and confirm to clear it from your inventory. If the option is grayed out, then it’s likely you still need the item in question, so hold onto it for awhile. If it has a red check at the bottom, it’s good to go, so discard it ASAP.
This is the only way to get rid of items in Resident Evil 2 Remake. You can’t drop items or swap them out on tables or the floor.