Resident Evil 7 returns the series to its puzzle roots, giving players large spaces to explore full of locked doors and cabinets that they need to get into. Early on in the game you won’t need a key, you’ll need a couple of specific items. While they may be easy to find for some, others might struggle to locate them, so we’ve prepared a few guides to help out. Here’s where to find the bolt cutters in Resident Evil 7.
Many items in Resident Evil 7 will be off the beaten path, making them tough to locate because you have to go down that specific corridor and open up that specific drawer. The bolt cutters aren’t like this, they’re actually put right in your path, but you need to ignore a few places where you need them in order to get there. If you’ve come across a couple of things that need the bolt cutters, just keep moving, you’ll find them later.
Where to find them is in the basement, where you first see Mia again. She’s locked behind a gate and you need the bolt cutters to get to her. They’re actually right here, on the counter behind you, if you’re facing the door. Of course, you might have trouble getting here, since it’s a hidden location.
To get to the basement in Resident Evil 7 you need to find the VHS tape, which is in the attic on the desk. Take this back downstairs and put it into the VCR to watch it. You’ll need to play through this section to see where to open the door to get into the basement (hint: it’s right behind you while you watch). Do this, head to the basement, find the bolt cutters, and then you can use them on those doors you wanted to bust through, but couldn’t.