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How to solve the Resident Evil Village bell puzzle and ring all five bells

Resident Evil Village bell puzzle
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You'll need to solve the Resident Evil Village five bells puzzle in Atelier to reach the Castle Dimitrescu rooftops. The solution is simple in theory - ring five bells at the same time, you just have to find them all first. Which is where the tricky part comes in: while all Resident Evil Village five bells are located in one room, they're hidden and a couple can be tricky to spot if you don't immediately catch sight of them. If you're missing one, or just can't be bothered to waste time looking then don't worry: we have the Resident Evil Village five bells puzzle solution.

How to solve the Resident Evil Village Bell puzzle in the Atelier

See the small note on the painting in the middle of the Atelier? It says: “Let the five bells of this chamber ring out”, and it’s the only hint you’ll get. It’s also a bit misleading though, as you must only make the five bells ring. There’s no need to let them ‘ring out’ (which, in fact, they won’t). After finding and hitting one, a small flame will start burning just above the bell. Here's where to find them all: 

Resident Evil Village Bell 1

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You may have already spotted this one, as it’s fairly easy to find. Just look to your left while standing in front of the painting in the middle of the room, and you can see it besides the white bust. There’s no need to use a bullet; you can easily reach it with the knife.

Resident Evil Village Bell 2

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Look at the opening in the wall behind the painting in the Atelier. Between the cogs, you’ll see a large swinging bell. The only way to hit it is with a bullet, so it’s time to draw your handgun. Make sure you get the timing right; if standing close by, there’ll be less chance of wasting a bullet.

Resident Evil Village Bell 3

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Now, turn your back to the cogs and the swinging bell. On the other side of the Atelier, you’ll see a cabinet with a tiny bell on top. You’ll need another handgun bullet to make it swing.

Resident Evil Village Bell 4

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If you look up, you’ll notice a chandelier hanging from the ceiling. The fourth bell is on top of it, but you can’t see it from here. Walk up the wooden stairs, and you can just see the top. If you miss it but hit the chandelier, it will start to swing and you can easily hit the bell again.

Resident Evil Village Bell 5

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That leaves the fifth and final bell, which you can hit from the same position on top of the wooden staircase. You can see a window from here; the bell is outside. It’s fairly big, and can easily be shot with your handgun.

What happens when you solve the Resident Evil Village bell puzzle?

When the five bells are all ringing, you can proceed to the next area of Castle Dimitrescu. The large portrait on the wall swings open, and you’re free to go through. We won’t tell you what awaits you next… but good luck up there!

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Marloes Valentina Stella
Marloes Valentina Stella

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