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A Rock and a Hard Place achievement in Resident Evil 4 (Xbox One)

A Rock and a Hard Place

Outmaneuver the rampaging beast, El Gigante.

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How to unlock the A Rock and a Hard Place achievement

  • ConkerXbox30ConkerXbox30
    Locked 09 Jun 2023
    You will get this achievement just after you defeat your first encounter with the El Gigante. The best advice I have to offer is to buy the rocket launcher from the merchant just before you encounter El Gigante. You will encounter him during the first chapter in act 2.

    Basically after you obtain the "Round Insignia" and take a quick non-playable boat ride, you will end up in a safe room with a typewriter and a merchant. You can buy the rocket launcher for 30,000 PTAS.

    Once you engage the boss fight, pump him full of hand gun bullets and once he curls over and his weakness emerges from his back pull your rocket launcher out and aim it at his weakness area. This will instantly kill him, awarding you with the achievement and a pot of PTAS. Alternatively you can defeat him without the rocket launcher, it just takes more time and more bullets. Just continue shooting his weakness once it emerges and you will kill him in no time.

    Add-in: You should also note about saving the dog earlier in the game. It helps to distract him a little.


    Thank you superallyno1, for some reason I totally forgot about the dog haha! But yes, that is totally correct.

    Add-in: You don't need to shoot him until his weak spot appears, you can just blast him with the rocket launcher straight away and he will die. Just thought I'd mention, so you don't go wasting any unnecessary bullets on him. :P
    I guess I have never even tried this, I will totally do it on my Pro playthrough! Thanks for the add-in!
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