Resident Evil 4 Remake Church Key Puzzle

Looking for a Church Key Puzzle Guide for Resident Evil 4 Remake? As part of our Resident Evil 4 Remake Guide we'll be walking you through this puzzle with step by step instructions and screenshots.

This puzzle involves heading down past the church area and to the lake, where you'll need to fight the game's first boss, so make sure to check out our Del Lago boss battle guide if you need help with this bad boy.

Once you've defeated Del Lago you'll be able to explore this area in your boat, so we want to head down to the south in order to find the altar which holds the church key, it's marked on your map as the main objective.

Unfortunately for Leon, the key is currently locked into place and we need to go find two artifacts, the Apostate's Head and Blasphemer's Head in order to insert them into the hands on either side of the key and release it.

As soon as you interact with the altar here, both locations of the required artifacts will be marked on your map, one to the north and one to the south of the lake area. In order to get to these artifacts you'll need to beat a bunch of Ganados and solve a symbol puzzle to open a door. So let's take a look at the puzzle solutions you need for each of the heads required here.

Resident Evil 4 Remake: Church Key Puzzle - How To Get Apostate's Head And Blasphemer's Head

Apostate's Head

Let's kick off in the south of the map, near to where the altar itself is located, as shown in our map below.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Church Key Puzzle
Image: Pure Xbox

Once you've got to this location you need to look around for the yellow painted symbols that we've pictured in our screenshots. Each of these corresponds to a symbol on the console at the room that holds your target artifact. In order to open the door, we need to press the three symbols that match those found in the surrounding environment.

To make this super easy, here are the three symbols you'll need to press for this first puzzle piece.

Blasphemer's Head

Now, we're off to the north of the map, as shown below.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Church Key Puzzle
Image: Pure Xbox

Once here, it's more of the same, take out a bunch of Ganados and then survey the scenery in the area to find three symbols that correspond to those found on the central console.

Here are the three symbols you'll need to press to make it super simple (the last one is at the centre of our aiming reticule!)

Once you've got both artifacts, head back to the altar to retrieve the key and hey presto, you're one step closer to rescuing Ashely. Now, onwards to the church!