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Resident Evil 4 Remake

RE4 Remake - How to Defeat the El Gigantes in Chapter 11

Shane Williams

The Giant Troll, also known as El Gigante, is first encountered towards the end of Chapter 4 in the Resident Evil 4 Remake. This can be a daunting fight initially, but it’s made easier once you know how to avoid the main attacks from the El Gigante. You’ll see two El Gigantes towards the end of Chapter and this page will navigate you through the necessary steps to defeating them!

The El Gigantes can be very intimidating when you first come across them.

How to Kill the Giant Trolls in Chapter 11 - Resident Evil 4 Remake

At the start of the battle you’ll immediately notice that one of the trolls is armored, so for now you’ll want to avoid that one and let Luis distract it whilst you focus on the other one. However, throughout the battle the other may come over to you, so keep an eye out on its whereabouts so it dont get a chance to pull off a surprise attack on you.

(1 of 3) Shoot the face

In order to take out the first El Gigante you’ll want to use your strongest weapon, such as the Shotgun, Rifle and Magnum and focus all your firepower at his head. Once you’ve inflicted a sufficient amount of damage to the parasite, the troll will fall on its knees and you’ll have an opportunity to perform a melee attack. This will allow you to jump on the back of the troll and start slashing at the parasite with your knife. You can only do this so many times before the troll throws you off, and you’ll need to start shooting the parasite until it becomes vulnerable again. All you need to do is rinse and repeat these steps until the troll falls.

How to Kill The Armored Troll in Chapter 11 - Resident Evil 4 Remake

After the none armored El Gigante has been taken down you’ll want to shift all of your attention onto the armored one. Here you’ll need to wait for Luis to get something to help the situation, so you’ll want to circle the arena whilst keeping your distance and keep pouring bullets into the exposed part of its face. Eventually, Luis will return and you’ll need to stand near his location to lure the troll towards him, so he can throw a mine onto it’s back.

(1 of 2) Keep shooting the exposed part of the armored trolls face

Keep shooting the exposed part of the armored trolls face (left), until you get the option to shoot the mine on it’s back. (right)

Now you’ll want to wait for it to walk over the gate to the furnace before shooting it, as this will cause it to fall down to its knees. Here you’ll have two options, quickly run over to the lever in the center of the room and interact with it to cause it to fall into the furnace and end the battle or alternatively keep attacking him and kill him like you did with the first one. There isn’t a trophy for killing it normally, so using the furnace will make more sense as it’ll save ammo and time.

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    PS4, PS5, Steam, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Survival Horror
  • Guide Release
    22 March 2023
  • Last Updated
    2 February 2024
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Resident Evil 4 is a survival horror game originally released in 2005. The game follows the story of Leon S. Kennedy, a government agent tasked with rescuing the President’s daughter, Ashley Graham, from a remote village in Spain that’s been taken over by a cult-like group of infected villagers. This guide for Resident Evil 4 Remake contains the following:

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