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A Goat of Warding collectible item in Resident Evil Village Image: Capcom via Polygon

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Resident Evil Village collectibles guide: All Goat of Warding maps and locations

How to find every Goat of Warding (so you can destroy them)

Goats of Warding are Resident Evil Village’s collectibles. In this guide, we’ll help you find every goat location scattered around RE8 with screenshots and maps and directions to all 20.

We’ve organized our Resident Evil Village collectibles guide chronologically. The earliest goat locations available are at the top. Because we don't want to ruin anything for you, we’ve also deployed our spoiler image, which nudges some spoilerly goat location content down the page a bit.


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How to find Goats of Warding

Look everywhere. We know that sounds obvious, but finding light brown things in a dimly lit, often light brown game is really difficult. Look everywhere.

There is a way to tell if you’re near a Goat of Warding: Listen for the sound of its tiny head nodding. It’s subtle. It’s easy to miss. But if you’re standing within, say, 10 feet of a Goat of Warding (and there’s no loud sounds to drown it out), you can hear it bobbing to an inaudible beat.

At least you can with some of them.


The Village Goats of Warding locations

At the beginning of the game, there are three Goats of Warding to find and destroy in The Village.

Graveyard

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding The Village Graveyard
Behold, the first Goat of Warding!
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The first Goat of Warding is in a shrine along the main path, just north of the Maiden of War statue.

Church

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible The Village Church map location
OK, sure, fine, but how did the Goat of Warding climb to the Church roof?
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This Goat of Warding is perched on the roof of the Church. We don’t know how it got there.

Fallow Plot

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Fallow Plot map location.jpg Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

This Goat of Warding is sitting on the roof in a corner of the Fallow Plot. It’s probably best to come back for this one later in Resident Evil Village, given that you’re not exactly equipped to mow down a bunch of werewolves the first time you enter the area.


Castle Dimitrescu Goats of Warding locations

There are three Goats of Warding in and around Castle Dimitrescu.

Vineyard

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding Castle Dimitrescu collectible Vineyard map location
A Vineyard Goat of Warding so hidden that we had to circle it.
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As you make your way up to Castle Dimitrescu’s front door, explore the vineyard to the east. This Goat of Warding is super difficult to see nestled among the snow off the path through the vines. Use our map and screenshot above to orient yourself.

Distillery

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding Castle Dimitrescu Distillery map location
A Goat of Warding in the Distillery … or at least very close to the Distillery.
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After you take the ladder down from the Hall of Ablution on your way to the Distillery, turn west to find this Goat of Warding on the ground by some candles.

Attic

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding Castle Dimitrescu Attic map location
This Goat of Warding is grazing above the Attic ladder.
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Solve the bells puzzle in the Atelier, and climb the ladder to the attic. Turn around as soon as you get off the ladder, and you’ll see this Goat of Warding atop a wooden crate.


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The Village Goats of Warding locations

There are three (arguably four) Goats of Warding to find in The Village when you return after defeating Lady Dimitrescu.

Lone Road

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding The Village Lone Road map location
This Goat of Warding is deep in shadows underneath a staircase along the Lone Road.
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After defeating Lady Dimitrescu, follow the path back to The Village until you reach the area labeled Lone Road on the map. Take the stairs down, turn around at the bottom, and walk underneath the staircase you just descended. You’ll find a Goat of Warding on the ground, hidden in shadow.

Graveyard east of the Church

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding The Village East of the Church map location
The Goat of Warding in a graveyard.
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From the churchyard, open the gate with the Iron Insignia Key, and hug the wall to your right when you enter the graveyard (with chickens). You’ll find a Goat of Warding on the ground between the easternmost crypt and the brick wall.

Bonus: While you’re in there, look at the archway above the gate that you crossed to get in. Shoot the pulsating white light, and collect a Large Crystal.

West Old Town

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding The Village West Old Town map location
A Goat of Warding on the shed roof in West Old Town, behind the fence with the “Locked due to missing home owner note.”
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After your battle with the armored werewolf, head to where he first appeared in front of a blue gate. It has a generic lock icon on your map and a note that reads “Locked due to missing home owner.” Shoot the lock, head in, and turn to your left. This Goat of Warding is on the snow-covered corrugated roof of the shed to the right of the destructible yellow crate.

Bonus: While you’re here, open the nearby outhouse for a Resident Evil Village lockpick.

Fallow Plot

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Fallow Plot map location
This Goat of Warding blends in with the scenery.
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We wrote about this above, but we didn’t find it until we returned to The Village after defeating Lady Dimitrescu. Head to the dead-end clearing at the northeast (left as you’re walking up the hill toward Luiza’s House) side of the Fallow Plot, and look up on the roof, where you’ll find this Goat of Warding hanging out.


House Beneviento Goats of Warding locations

There are two Goats of Warding to find at House Beneviento.

Porch

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding House Beneviento porch map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

Instead of walking in the front door, follow the porch to the left, and exit down into the little garden area. This Goat of Warding is just beyond the iron gate.

Suspension bridge

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding House Beneviento suspension bridge map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

As you’re leaving House Beneviento, turn to your right while you’re on the suspension bridge. There’s a Goat of Warding on a parallel suspension bridge.


Reservoir Goat of Warding locations

There are three Goats of Warding to find in Resident Evil Village’s Reservoir.

Bridge puzzle

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Reservoir bridge puzzle map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

When you’re navigating the flooded rooftops and dodging Moreau, you’ll come to a series of switches and bridges marked with blue and orange tape. As you start that puzzle, look to the northwest to find this Goat of Warding on top of a pole.

Windmill One

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Reservoir windmill turntable map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

After you claim the crank from Windmill Two, you’ll zip line back to Windmill One. When you land, take a right, and you’ll find this Goat of Warding by the woodpile.

Boat house after defeating Moreau

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Reservoir boathouse map Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

After you defeat Moreau and create the Six-Winged Unborn Key, return to the boathouse. There’s a new path on your left through the broken windmill. Just past the windmill, turn left for this Goat of Warding.


Stronghold Goats of Warding locations

There are two Goats of Warding in Resident Evil Village’s Stronghold area.

Otto’s Mill

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible The Stronghold map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

Just before you enter the ruins leading to the Stronghold, head north to find Otto’s Mill. This Goat of Warding is in a shrine under the mill.

Stronghold

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible The Stronghold map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

After you fight your way past several waves of enemies, you’ll fight an armored lycan. Past him, you’ll descend a long, spiraling staircase. This Goat of Warding is at the bottom of those stairs.


Heisenberg’s Factory Goats of Warding locations

There are three Goats of Warding in Heisenberg’s Factory.

B3

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Heisenberg’s Factory B3 map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

After you power up the generator, you’ll make your way through several soldats and back to Duke’s elevator on floor B3. While you’re waiting for him to arrive, look up along the elevator shaft to find this Goat of Warding.

Grinder Shaft

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Grinder Shaft Heisenberg’s Factory map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

Once you reach the Ventilation Duct on floor B2, head to the south end. You’ll find this Goat of Warding overlooking the Grinder Shaft.

Cargo Bay

Resident Evil Village Goat of Warding collectible Heisenberg’s Factory Cargo Bay map location Graphic: Dave Tach/Polygon | Source images: Capcom via Polygon

In the northeast corner of the office overlooking the Cargo Bay, duck under the table and crawl through the duct. This Goat of Warding is in the corner on a barrel.

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Underground

The final Goat of Warding is very easy to miss. After the fight with Heisenberg, you’ll fight your way back through Old Town and destroy a giant mold construct. The next step takes you through the Underground, where you’ll fight a giant guardian with a nasty mace.

Resident Evil Village Underground Goat of Warding Image: Capcom via Polygon

After that, you’ll find your way to the Megamycete and see a cutscene. Turn to the right. In the mist and roots, there is a very hard-to-see statue. This Goat of Warding is at the statue’s feet.