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How to get the Resident Evil 3 bolt cutters

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The Resident Evil 3 bolt cutters location is an early frustration for players, as they'll come across doors secured cut by chains that clearly require specialised tools to break through. The bolt cutters in Resident Evil 3 (opens in new tab) are a little further into the game beyond them, but definitely not so far that you can't double back and cut open all the chains for new rewards and perks. If you're looking for the Resident Evil 3 bolt cutters, read on and we'll fill you in on when and where you'll find them in the game. 

Where is the Resident Evil 3 bolt cutters location? 

Where is the Resident evil 3 bolt cutters location?

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You won't actually be able to get to the Resident Evil 3 bolt cutters until you hit a certain point in the game as they're basically story locked. Focus first on getting the fire put out that's blocking your path initially. Once you have the fire hose and you've extinguished the flames you'll be able to access the repair shop through the alley. That's where you'll find bolt cutters, obviously displayed in a tool case on the back wall. 

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It's in this part of the Downtown map. When you do get them, resist using them on the chained door in the room straight away and instead backtrack while it's quiet and use them to grab the shotgun and pop any other chains that were blocking your way. It might also be worth keeping then in the item crate when you don't need them to save on inventory slots, which are in short supply when you first start the game. 

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.