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. Along with the numerous enemies you’ll encounter, there is actually a couple of secret bosses you can miss. One is Varcolac Alfa, which is actually tied to the Leader of the Pack challenge.
Where to Find Varcolac Alfa
Varcolac Alfa will not be available until you have defeated Moreau and collected three pieces of Rose. Once this happens, Heisenberg will task Ethan with going to his stronghold to defeat a comical amount of lycans. Before all this, make your way towards the large field that leads up to Luiza’s home. Varcolac Alfa will be roaming in the field but is typically hidden by the wheat. Because of this, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the different spears sticking out of its back. This will allow you to track this monster and plan out your fight. You can also fight Varcolac Alfa after completing the stronghold, but once you go to Heisenberg’s factory you’ll lose your chance to fight this boss.
How to Kill Varcolac Alfa
When it comes to Varcolac Alfa, mines will be your best friend. Since this is a large beast monster and we know its spawn point, we can actually bait it into some big explosives. What I like to do is put the mines near the shack on the left just before you enter the field. Going to the edge of the field will trigger the boss, so make sure to keep your distance while you prepare. Once you’re ready, wade into the field and quickly retreat when you hear Varcolac Alfa. Run past your mines and equip either the magnum or shotgun. I don’t recommend using a sniper rifle or pipe bombs since can easily dodge these types of attacks due to its speed.
Upon hitting the explosion, open fire on Varcolac Alfa when it becomes stunned then quickly back away. Unless you’re on casual, there’s a good chance this isn’t enough to kill it. Instead, swap to the grenade launcher and get ready to move. Varcolac Alfa will typically pounce towards Ethan. If the boss misses, you’ll have a brief window to deal some damage while it’s standing still. Try your best to not fight Varcolac Alfa in the field, as the tall wheat makes it very difficult to actually track. There is one opening in the field along the right side of the hill, so make your way there and hang out in this cleared area. This will let you keep an eye on Varcolac Alfa as it moves through the field, allowing you ample time to dodge.
Eventually, you’ll deal enough damage to bring this hound down and you’ll be handsomely rewarded for your troubles!