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Resident Evil 2 Remake: How to Get Your Knife Back

Your job isn't done after stabbing them in the throat.

by Kyle Hanson


One of the first items you get in the Resident Evil 2 remake is also one of the most important. Your knife can be the difference between life and death as you face off against the zombie horde. But if you get grabbed and stab one of them, you will find yourself knife-less. What do you do now? Here’s how to get your knife back in Resident Evil 2 Remake.

First off, you need to keep in mind that knives aren’t permanent. They degrade with every use, whether it’s a slash or a full blown stab to the throat, your knife will lose some of its “health”. Once it’s out, it basically disappears, with no way to get it back. But if you’re here, you are likely early in the game, and the chances of this being the case are slim. So in all likelihood you can still get it back.

You’ll just need to kill the zombie to do it. Yes, even if they fall, seemingly lifeless to the ground, zombies in Resident Evil 2 are tough and resilient. They’re almost certainly not fully dead, much like Westley in The Princess Bride. Either wait for them to start moving again, or go ahead and fire off a few more shots to their face. Once they are fully dead, you can walk right up to their now totally lifeless body and extract your knife with a quick press of the action button.

Whether it’s a zombie, licker, or G-Virus infected William Birkin, once you stab them, the knife stays put until they are demolished. Don’t go stabbing them, if you aren’t prepared to finish the job. At least, not if you want your knife back in Resident Evil 2 Remake. And that’s how to get your knife back in RE2 Remake. Need more help? Here’s how to use your knife as a whole.

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