Getting Started with Resident Evil 4 - Game Controls Explained

Getting Started with Resident Evil 4 - Game Controls Explained

Resident Evil 4 VR brings fresh terror and intensity to this classic game and we're here to guide you through the spine-chilling journey. Whether you're stepping into the shoes of Leon S. Kennedy for the first time or revisiting the nightmare on the Meta Quest 2, we've got your back.

What Do You Need To Play Resident Evil 4 VR?

Before you learn how to play Resident Evil 4 VR, you'll require the proper gear. Here's what you'll need:

      1. Meta Quest 2 headset and controllers
      2. ZyberVR charging cable
      3. Gaming space

Downloading Resident Evil 4 VR on Your Meta Quest 2

Now that you've prepared your gear, let's download Resident Evil 4 VR to start your adventure on the Meta Quest 2:

1. Power Up Your Meta Quest 2

Make sure your Meta Quest 2 is powered on and ready to go. To avoid a low battery, plug it in or use the ZyberVR charging dock for downloading.

2. Connect to Wi-Fi

Make sure your Meta Quest 2 is on a stable Wi-Fi network. A strong and uninterrupted connection is essential for downloading a game of this size.

3. Navigate to the Oculus Store

Go to the Oculus Store. Wear your VR headset and use Oculus Touch controllers to find the Oculus Store in the headset's menu.

4. Search for Resident Evil 4 VR

Search for Resident Evil 4 VR in the Oculus Store using the virtual keyboard.

5. Purchase the Game

When you find it, click on the game. You'll see a purchase option. Click it and follow on-screen instructions to buy. Enter your payment info if needed.

6. Download the Game

Once purchased, tap 'Download.' The game will start downloading to your Meta Quest 2. The time it takes to download depends on your internet speed, so wait patiently.

7. Install the Game

Once the download is complete, the game will automatically begin installing. You'll see a progress bar indicating the installation status. When it's finished, you're almost ready to venture into the horrors of Resident Evil 4 VR.

8. Launch the Game

Once the game's installed, you can start it. Wear your VR headset, hold your Oculus Touch controllers, and tap 'Launch.' Prepare for an immersive survival horror adventure.

9. Configure Your Settings

Before diving in, customize your in-game settings. Tweak things like difficulty, comfort options, and audio settings to match your preferences.

RE4 VR Customization Options

Resident Evil 4 VR offers a unique experience by allowing players to customize their gameplay path. Whether you prefer a challenging journey or a slightly less terrifying adventure, configuring your path to doom is an essential step.

      1. Difficulty Level - Resident Evil 4 VR offers several difficulty levels, from "Easy" to "Professional." Choose the one that matches your skill level and appetite for horror.
      2. Locomotion Settings - Decide on your preferred method of movement. Resident Evil 4 on Quest 2 offers both teleportation and free locomotion. Teleportation allows you to move instantly to a chosen location, minimizing motion sickness, while free locomotion lets you move more realistically within the game world.
      3. Aim Assist - Depending on your shooting skills, you can enable or disable the aim assist feature. This assistance can be a lifesaver when facing hordes of hostile creatures.
      4. Control Scheme - Resident Evil 4 VR provides two control schemes: Immersive and Quick Select. The Immersive option attaches items to your character's body, allowing you to grab them directly. Quick Select offers a more traditional weapon and item wheel.
      5. Camera Settings - Adjust the camera settings to your comfort level. You can enable or disable camera shake and fine-tune the movement speed to reduce motion sickness.

Resident Evil 4 VR Game Controls Guide

Resident Evil 4 VR offers two main control schemes: Immersive and Quick Select. Choose the one that suits your playstyle.


You'll use the left thumbstick for movement in FPS mode or teleportation by aiming and releasing in teleport mode. The right thumbstick is for turning, and you can adjust its angle in settings.


You'll use the left trigger for firing held weapons in Immersive mode or opening the weapon wheel in Quick Select mode. The left and right grip buttons are for grabbing items or objects.


The A button (right controller lower button) is for interaction, while the B button (right controller upper button) ejects clips.


The X button (left controller lower button) opens the map, and the Y button (left controller upper button) is used for Quick Time Events.

Quick Time Events

For Quick Time Events, you'll need to shake your controllers or pull both triggers depending on the situation.

Inventory Management

Access your inventory by reaching over your shoulders with your VR controller. Items can be stored in Leon's attached case which has limited space.

RE4 VR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I play Resident Evil 4 VR without a PC?

Yes, you can play Resident Evil 4 VR on standalone VR headsets like Meta Quest 2 without the need for a PC.

2. Is Resident Evil 4 VR free?

No, Resident Evil 4 VR is not free. It's a paid game available for purchase on VR platforms like Meta Quest.

3. Can you play Resident Evil 4 VR offline?

Yes, you can play Resident Evil 4 VR offline, as it doesn't require a constant internet connection once downloaded.

4. Can you play Resident Evil 4 VR while sitting?

Yes, you can play Resident Evil 4 VR while sitting. The game is designed to accommodate both seated and standing play.

5. How many hours is Resident Evil 4 VR?

The duration of Resident Evil 4 VR can vary depending on your gameplay style but on average, it takes around 15 hours to complete.

6. How scary is Resident Evil VR?

Resident Evil 4 VR is known for its intense and scary moments, which are heightened in VR. It offers a thrilling and immersive horror experience.

7. Will there be a Resident Evil 4 Remake for Quest 3?

Resident Evil 4 Remake is said to be confirmed for the Quest 2 but there is no specific information regarding its release on Quest 3. 

Recommended Accessories For Playing Resident Evil 4 on Quest 2:

1. ZyberVR Quest 2 Battery Head Strap


2. ZyberVR Magnetic Battery Pack


3. ZyberVR Knight Controller Grips


4. ZyberVR Night IR Light


5. ZyberVR PCVR Charging Cable

6. ZyberVR Charging Dock


As you prepare to face the unknown, remember the tips and tricks from this guide. They will serve as your survival guide in this virtual nightmare. Whether you're a seasoned Resident Evil veteran or a newcomer to the series, Resident Evil 4 VR promises an unforgettable and heart-pounding journey.

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