Resident Evil 4: How to Defeat the Lake Monster Boss

Published: Mar. 29, 2023
Updated: Mar. 29, 2023


Fighting against different bosses is one of the most exciting things you can do in the new Resident Evil 4 Remake. Every boss requires you to adjust your battle strategy to achieve effectiveness. Of course, the Lake Monster boss is not an exception.

Here is what it’s about: the Lake Monster Boss fight in the Resident Evil 4 Remake is an iconic fight and the first boss you will encounter. We will start from the preparation for the fight and finish with the valuable tips that might be useful during the battle.

Getting Ready for The Lake Monster Fight

As your primary weapon against the Lake Monster is a harpoon, the boss doesn’t require any extra preparation. You only need to put away everything that might disturb your attention while playing the game. Focus entirely on the game, and be sure it will significantly increase your battle effectiveness.

If you have a lot of free time, you can take a few tries to learn the boss’s fight style. It might seem like a minor improvement, but it significantly impacts your overall battle effectiveness and the fight’s result.

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How to Defeat Lake Monster Boss

Fighting against the Lake Monster, you will have endless harpoons and a boat, which you should maintain throughout the entire fight. Your main goal is to take down the monster faster than your ship is destroyed.

You need to throw harpoons using R2/RT on consoles to do it. Still, it is impossible to throw the spear correctly if you do not aim. Use L1/LB to aim at the monster’s body. Don’t worry if you miss, it might be challenging to focus on the monster if you lack experience.

You should damage the Lake Monster 23 times with your harpoon to defeat it. The last shot should be made just inside the boss’s mouth. It is the most straightforward shot you will make during the fight.

Another trick you should know about fighting against Lake Monster is always to move your boat left-right. It is the only way to dodge its surprise lunge attack and avoid taking tons of damage from obstacles in the water.

That’s it with Lake Monster Boss fight guide Resident Evil 4 Remake. If you want more helpful guides about the newest release, please visit and check other articles on our website. Here you will find much helpful information about Resident Evil 4 Remake. And if you are looking for more information about this game, make sure to check our guide on how to find the Golden Chicken Egg Location in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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Artur is our English-speaking writer from Ukraine who covers many topics in the gaming field. From indies to triple-A blockbusters, he is a gamer through and through. He has been supporting our team as a freelancer since the beginning of 2023.
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