Where to find the Wayshrine Key in ‘Resident Evil 4 Remake’

You'll only need one key for all of them

Resident Evil 4 Remake Wayshrines can be found all over the village area of the map. At first you won’t know how to open them, but luckily all you need is one key to open every single one you come across. They’re unlike other treasure boxes in this way.

Wayshrines hold valuable items that can be sold at the Merchant for cash. This is a great way to make sure you have that little bit extra for new weapons and healing items while you play. If you come across a Wayshrine but don’t have the key yet, don’t worry, as they’ll be marked on your map for when you inevitably backtrack through the map.

Here’s where to find the Wayshrine Key in Resident Evil 4 Remake, and what you’ll get for opening them.

How to get the Wayshrine Key in ‘Resident Evil 4 Remake’


A map showing the location of the Old Wayshrine Key in Resident Evil 4 remake

You will need to wait until you’ve cleared the lake monster in Resident Evil 4 Remake in order to get the Old Wayshrine Key. This is part of the main story, and you’ll come across this point naturally as you play. After defeating the monster, you’ll dock at an area and find the Church Key, though you can’t pick it up yet. Loop around towards the waypoint and you’ll come across a boat that you can use. Before climbing aboard, look at the small treasure box to the right as you’re facing the boat. This is marked on the map above.

Leon stands in front of an open treasure box containing the Old Wayshrine Key

Resident Evil 4 Remake Wayshrine locations

The Old Wayshrine Key can be used to open all Wayshrines on the map. They’re only found in the Village section, and the closest one is back at the Merchant near where you found the key, just before the Quarry section. This is the Merchant area where you can dock the boat. The first one to give you access to the Shooting Range. You’ll get the Butterfly Lamp here (6,000 Pesetas, can inlay gems).


There’s also one at The Farm. This one is found around the back of the large barn in this area. This is where you faced your first pig miniboss enemy, and where the first blue medallion puzzle is found. This is where you’ll find an Antique Pipe (7,000 Pesetas).

Once you have access to the motorboat, you can explore the lake area. Head away from the lake (west), down the small river that winds around by the boathouse where you landed after beating the lake monster. This is where you’ll get the Splendid Bangle (4,000 Pesetas).

You can also use the motorboat to get to the Lakeside Settlement, in the northern section of the lake map. You’ll find the Wayshrine at the location marked on the map below. This one holds a Pearl Bangle (12,000 Pesetas).

Finally, there’s a Wayshrine near the Checkpoint area found to the North of the map. You’ll move through this area naturally as you progress through the story. Just check the upper levels of the location shown on the map below. This is where you’ll get an Elegant Headdress (6,000 Pesetas).

So there you have it, that’s where to get the Wayshrine Key in Resident Evil 4 Remake. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on How to Parry.

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