Resident Evil Village’s “Head to the stronghold” and “Collect Rose: 3/4” objectives will take you through the Otto’s Mill, Forbidden Woods, and Stronghold areas where you’ll fight the lycan Urias and find RE8’s Cannibal’s Plunder (Father Nichola’s Angel), several crystal fragments, some Vivianite, the Treasure Under the Stronghold (Guglielmo’s Plate), a Photo of a Phantom Fish, and the Torso Flask key item.
In this Resident Evil 8 walkthrough, we’ll help you collect every item — like ammo, lei, rusted scrap, herbs, crystal fragments, and more — and find every key item with our maps and screenshots.
Table of contents
- Cook Ciorba de Porc and Sarmale de Peste
- Otto’s Mill
- Cannibal’s Plunder
- The Forbidden Woods
- Stronghold Door
- Urias boss fight
- Torso Flask
- Treasure Under the Stronghold
Cook Ciorba de Porc and Sarmale de Peste
From the Altar, head east to the Graveyard.
There are two rams wandering around here now. Take them out, collect the meat. Go north through the castle gate. At the drawbridge, take a left. Shoot the three fish at the water.
You should have the ingredients to make Ciorba de Porc to reduce damage taken while guarding and the Sarmale de Peste to increase your movement speed.
Head back to the Graveyard and follow Heisenberg’s signs to the northwest. Use the Six-Winged Unborn Key to open the gate, and continue past. On the other side, instead of heading into the covered tunnel, turn left.
There’s a signpost in the weeds pointing to Otto’s Mill.
Follow the path and step into the river. Turn right (east) and head upstream. There’s a shrine under the mill with a Goat of Warding.
Head back to the washed out bridge, and continue north. Smash the crate in the shed along the right for some lei.
Shoot the lock on the gate to the side yard(?). Shoot the pig inside for some meat. Off to the left, collect the crystal fragment, lei, and mines.
Continue around and enter the mill. Follow the hall into the mill’s main room.
You’ll spot another giant smashing something on the far side. You should have plenty of explosive rounds for your grenade launcher — and we just picked up some mines. We had a lot of luck with getting his attention with a pipe bomb followed by six (head)shots with Wolfsbane. Collect the giant crystal axe when he falls.
Starting at the door where you came in, take a left and work around the room clockwise to find shotgun ammo, handgun ammo, explosive rounds, and sniper rifle ammo. Take the stairs to the second floor and smash the crate for more explosive rounds. Watch for some sniper rifle ammo near the top of the stairs not the south side of the second floor — they’re just kind of sitting on the floor, so they’re easy to miss.
Ignore all your instincts and shoot the three locks on the red door along the southern wall of the first floor. Step inside and, working right to left, grab the herb, meats, poultry, metal scrap, and more meat.
Step through the door at the back (northeast). Follow the hall to find the Cannibal’s Plunder — Father Nichola’s Angel. To the right, check the shelves (and crates) for gunpowder, handgun ammo, and lei.
Unlock the door to your right, and step outside. Deal with the four lycans who show up, and then head back toward the covered tunnel.
The Forbidden Woods
When you reach the Forbidden Woods, take a left and cut to the north side of the bridge. Look for an herb along the wall. Climb up to the bridge.
Deal with all the lycans who show up, and then look for some rusted scrap in an overturned wagon along the right side.
Cut to the left side again to find another narrow, looping path. As you come around, a lycan archer with flaming arrows will appear and start shooting at you. This is great place to try and earn the Fast Reflexes achievement or trophy.
In the center of the path look for a ruined brick wall. Smash the crate to grab some sniper rifle ammo, and then cross to the right side to find another crate with some lei.
Continue up the hill and into the ruins. Just inside, look for a pile of barrels. Grab the mine, and smash the crates for lei and rusted scrap.
Take the ramp on the right (south) wall up, and follow it around counter clockwise. Keep making your way up the ruined tower to the top, dealing with the lycans as they appear.
At the top, grab the handgun ammo and smash the crate for some shotgun ammo. Cut across to the left to find some more shotgun ammo.
Head to the door on the east wall. Turn left to find a crate with more shotgun ammo. Climb up the stairs in the northwest corner and grab the sniper rifle ammo.
Before you throw the lever, mine the entire area — especially the stairs. As soon as you try to open the door, a small army of lycans are going to come up behind you. Take note of the explosive barrels, too.
When you’re ready, throw the lever. Cross to the other side of the door, climb the ladder, and throw the other lever as well. Deal with the lycans that show up, sweep the area for loot, and then head through the doors.
Head toward the typewriter and work your way to the right to collect a pipe bomb, lei, rusted scrap, and explosive rounds. Facing east (where you picked up those explosive rounds), look up to find a sparkling vivianite. Hit the typewriter to save.
Climb the stairs and take the first left. You’re about to be jumped by even more lycans, so prepare yourself. Mines, pipe bombs, explosive rounds, and your shotgun are your best bets (also first aid meds).
Fight you way through so many lycans up to the top of this room … where you’ll find an armored lycan and even more regular ones. Use pipe bombs and explosive rounds to remove his armor.
When the flow of lycans stops, sweep the entire room for items and loot. There’s nothing hidden, so just keep picking up ammo and items until the room turns blue.
Through the door, you’ll enter a round stairwell. Take a left to grab some gunpowder and magnum ammo.
Take the stairs down. Grab the metal scrap as you pass it and smash a crate for an herb.
At the very bottom, watch along your right for a Goat of Warding.
Squeeze through the narrow gap and pick up the first aid med on your right.
On the left, read the Officer’s Diary file, grab the explosive rounds and sniper rifle ammo, and save at the typewriter.
Urias boss fight
Follow the tunnel down from the typewriter. Drop into the arena and the boss fight music will start playing. You’re going to be doing a lot of running for your life here, so just check every alcove along the outer wall for ammo and items.
Starting on the right by the red door and working clockwise, there is: handgun ammo, first aid med, two pipe bombs, more handgun ammo, sniper rifle ammo, and shotgun ammo.
Use the pillars to outmaneuver Urias. Throw everything you have at him.
When he falls, pick up the Crystal Hammer.
Exit through the red door in the southwest.
Watch along your left for a large crystal in the crystal-filled hallway. Watch the ceiling for four crystal fragments, a yellow quartz, and a Vivianite.
Take the stairs down. Smash the two crates for an herb and some lei. Take a left and grab the Torso Flask. Have another conversation with the TV. You’ll get the “Take the flasks to the Altar” objective.
Treasure Under the Stronghold
Follow the stairs down and turn left to collect the Treasure Under the Stronghold — Guglielmo’s Plate.
Take a right, and use the boat to get to the next dock.
Instead of climbing the ladder, take a left into the tunnel.
Sweep the rooms for some handgun ammo, chem fluid, a Photo of a Phantom Fish (which we already found), the Experiment Notes file, shotgun ammo, and a pipe bomb.
Retrace your steps, deal with the vampires, and climb the ladder. At the top, you’ll unlock a gate back into the graveyard behind the Church.
Head back to Duke to shop and save at the Altar typewriter.