The next horrifying installment of the Resident Evil series has finally arrived. Continuing the story of Ethan Winters following the events of Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village sees our titular hero venture into a mysterious eastern European town to save his kidnapped baby. Throughout your journey, Ethan will encounter all sorts of horrific monsters, eccentric characters, puzzles, and familiar faces. Pulling inspiration from previous entries, Resident Evil Village mixes both horror and action. You’ll come across a number of horrifying monsters, but one that was revealed early was a giant wolf wielding a massive hammer. Called “Urias,” this boss can be quite difficult despite his limited attack options.
How to Defeat the Hammer Wolf Urias
Before the fight begins, you will want to equip your magnum and make sure you have a few explosive rounds for your grenade launcher. We are going to be using all our magnum rounds, but Urias gives us a nice opening right away to hit him once or twice in the head.
When the fight begins, Urias will jump down and land on the platform above. While he’s roaring, aiming your magnum carefully and shoot him in the head. Urias will most likely jump down and begin chasing Ethan. Swap to your sniper rifle and get some distance between you two. The pillars are terrific for kiting this boss and dodging his attacks. You never want to engage Urias up close as he does a comical amount of damage and can chain his hammer swings. Occasionally, Urias will grab a pillar and lift it above his head. When this happens, swap to either the magnum or grenade launcher and shoot the boss. I haven’t been able to make him drop it, but you can pepper the boss with bullets before he tosses this at you. Just make sure you’re firing behind cover so the column doesn’t’ hit you!
After Urias takes enough damage he will jump back onto the top platform and roar. Two regular werewolves will join and attack. Immediately swap to your shotgun and rush these enemies. Kill these foes as quickly as you can, otherwise, you’ll be dealing with them and Urias at the same time. Once the werewolves are dead, resuming kiting Urias around the pillars, using your sniper rifle to damage him whenever he stops to attack or tossing something at you. If you do need to pass by Urias, run by the side holding the bottom of his hammer. He has a slower wind-up on that end, making it easier to sneak by before he hits you.
Mines are also pretty good in this fight, but you need to be diligent about having Urias chase you into them. When he takes even more damage, Urias will jump onto the platform, roar, and call one more wave of reinforcements. Repeat the process above of using your shotgun to kill them before Urias joins the fight. If you need items, you can find some ammo and supplies along the lit alcoves along the side of the arena. For those that run out of sniper rounds, just use your handgun and shoot Urias in the face. Fighting at point-blank range can be very, very risky.
In time this great wolf will fall and you will get treasure that you can sell to the Duke.