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Resident Evil Village mechanical doors and drawbridges guide

Use the crank lower drawbridges and open mechanical doors

When you defeat Moreau and escape Resident Evil Village’s Reservoir, you’ll have a new key item — the crank. You’ll need this to open the two mechanical doors and lower two drawbridges.

In this RE8 walkthrough, we’ll tell you where to find the crank key item, where to find both mechanical doors and both drawbridges, and walk you through finding every item on the other side.


Collect the crank key item

As part of the “Turn on the electricity to the sluice gate” objective while navigating the Reservoir, you’ll collect the crank key item from the top of Windmill Two.

Moreau’s Lab mechanical door

After the Reservoir, return to the Windmill Shack.

Resident Evil Village walkthrough part 10: Reservoir and Moreau Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

There’s a Mechanical Door next to the sign pointing to the Laboratory. Use the crank to open it. On the other side, you’ll find the Moreau’s Lab area where you’ll find the Mermaid Ball.

On the southern edge of this area, there’s a raised ledge. Walk up it to find an herb. Ride the zip line across.

On the left (south) side of the building, grab the shotgun ammo on the woodpile. Continue around to the back of the building and duck through the hole in the wall.

Resident Evil Village walkthrough part 10: Reservoir and Moreau Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Deal with the lycan inside. Read the (less tragic) Moreau’s Diary of Experiments file on the bench.

Open the chest to pick up the M1851 Wolfsbane revolver which might be the most beautiful gun ever. (The inscription on the barrel is “Thy will be done” in Latin.)

East Old Town mechanical door

Resident Evil Village walkthrough part 10: Reservoir and Moreau Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Back in East Old Town, just past the bridge, turn left at the tractor and work your way around to the back of the westernmost building.

Smash the crate for some handgun ammo, and then use the crank to open the mechanical door.

Shoot the chickens for more poultry, and then climb the ladder. Follow the ledge to the right.

Watch for a chest (and a dead body) on a roof to your left. Open the chest for a Pigeon Blood Ruby.

Mountain Stream drawbridge 1

Take the western exit out of the Altar area and head for the Lone Road. Take the first right down the stairs — we found a Goat of Warding here earlier. Use the crank to lower the drawbridge. Smash the crate for some sniper rifle ammo.

Resident Evil Village walkthrough part 12: Riverbank Treasure House and Mountain Stream Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Continue south and climb into the boat. Follow the river south to another dock. Take a left, and you’ll come to a fishing area. Shoot the three fish for two regular fish and one finest fish.

Take a right, and climb the hill. Go through the tunnel to the westernmost end to find a weird operations center. Grab the explosive rounds, flashbangs, mines, handgun ammo, and antique coin. Open the case to find the W870 TAC – Foregrip for your shotgun. Read the Analysis Results file on the laptop.

Mountain Steam drawbridge 2

Resident Evil Village walkthrough part 12: Riverbank Treasure House and Mountain Stream Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Head back to the boat and take it as far north as you can. There’s another dock near another drawbridge — this is the one west of the Craftsman’s House you found after defeating Lady Dimitrescu.

Take a left from the dock and lower the bridge. Cross through the Craftsman’s House and out the back window to the well. Use the well wheel key item to retrieve … a ladder. Climb down.

In the room with the hanging death panels, check the right for a mine. Climb up the panels along the right to reach a path above you. Turn left for a pipe bomb.

Interact with the control panel to turn all the lights green. Cross to the southwestern corner and shove both of the carts out of the way. Don’t drop down yet, though — grab the shotgun ammo from the rocks in the corner.

Drop onto the cart in the center of the room, and use it to climb over to the west. Smash the crate for an explosive round. Drop through the hole in the floor.

Grab the magnum ammo and flashbangs, and then open the chest for a large pigeon blood ruby.

Combine the large pigeon blood ruby, the pigeon blood ruby, and the Necklace with Two Holes to make the Dimitrescu’s Necklace — which is worth 50,000 lei.

Unlock the gate and head back out. Check the green water(?) at the bottom of the ladder for a lockpick.

Riverbank Treasure House

Back at the Craftsman’s House, cross the bridge and take a right from the dock.

Resident Evil Village walkthrough part 12: Riverbank Treasure House and Mountain Stream Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Capcom via Polygon

Step through the doors and you’ll head down to a room below Castle Dimitrescu. Stand next to the hanging brazier, and line it up with the two, tall, unlit braziers. Shoot the hanging one to open both doors.

On the left, collect the lei from the table.

On the right, smash the crates for some shotgun and handgun ammo. A non-stop supply of vampires will come out of the hole in the wall. That’s a good thing.

Back in the main room, there’s another door leading east with another unlit brazier. Wait for a vampire to approach you, and then use the hanging brazier to light it on fire — this will earn you the Medium Rare achievement or trophy.

Get it to chase you to the unlit brazier to light it. Smash the crate in this room for some sniper rifle ammo.

Continue east and collect the magnum ammo and Golden Lady Statue.