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Resident Evil 8 Village Prologue Collectibles: Where To Find All Files

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Resident Evil 8 Village features 145 collectibles you’ll need to find in order to unlock up to 10 trophies/achievements while playing the video game developed by Capcom; and out of 145; 4 of them can be located while playing the game’s Prologue; so below we will go over all Resident Evil Village Prologue collectibles locations.

The Resident Evil 8 Collectibles are divided into several categories, serving different purposes, thus it is quite important to look for them chronologically, as you progress through the game.

Below you can see these categories and how many collectibles you’ll have to find:

  • 20 x Goats
  • 47 x Files
  • 11 x Crafting Recipes
  • 16 x Weapons
  • 22 x Weapon Customizable Parts
  • 10 x Outhouses
  • 19 x Breakable Castle Windows
  • 29 x Key Items
  • 4 x Labyrinth Items
  • 3 x Maps

Besides the fact that the RE8 Collectibles provide various buffs and details about the story;  some of them come with additional info about the Romanian folklore; thus when necessary I will tell you what they mean since they are related to my country.

Now, without further ado, let’s go over the four Resident Evil 8 Village Files you can find in the Prologue.

Resident Evil Village All Prologue Collectibles

After you start the game and watch the introductory cutscenes, your goal is to carry Mia’s baby to the crib which is found on the second floor.

There are 4 files you’ll have to find inside the house. Get them in the following order:

Fridge Memo

Look for the Fridge Memo pictured below, in the kitchen where Mia is cooking.

You’ll find it on the fridge and it contains a recipe for Rose’s food.

Resident Evil 8 Village Prologue Collectibles Locations

Check the fridge for the first collectible

Old News Clipping

After you get the Fridge Memo, head upstairs, and when you reach the second floor, turn left and head to the area behind the stairs.

On the right side, you’ll see a door. Open it to enter a room with a lot of personal belongings. You can hear Ethan saying that he needs to clean that room.

On the right side as you enter there is a desk with a newspaper on it. This is the second Resident Evil Village file you should get in the Prologue.

Resident Evil Village Prologue Collectible

The second file is in the bedroom on top of the stairs

Ethan’s Diary

Moving on, after you put Rose in her crib, before returning to Mia; check the office behind you.

Inside you’ll find a computer you should access to read Ethan’s Diary.

Resident Evil 8 Ethan's Diary

Read Ethan’s Diary in his office

Medical Checkup Report

Immediately after you check the computer; on the right side (same room) there is a cupboard.

You should be able to spot it next to the laptop. Open the drawer and read the file.

Resident Evil Village Medical Checkup Report

The final collectible is the Medical Checkup Report near the laptop

Once you get the final file head downstairs and you’ll find Mia who is cooking a local recipe named “Ciorba de legume”.

What Is Ciorba De Legume?

Ciorba de Legume, or the recipe Mia is cooking in Resident Evil Village Prologue, is a very common Romanian dish. It is made of vegetables and it does not include meat.

Since there is no meat included, this dish is usually served cold. It includes potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes, as well as green and red peppers.

Resident Evil Village Mia Ciorba De Legume

After the cutscene ends, you’ll enter the second region in the game, or the road towards the Village where even more collectibles can be found.

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Resident Evil 8 Village Forbidden Woods Items: How To Clear & Get Search Completed

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Resident Evil 8 Village Forbidden Woods is the first area you’ll need to cross when you travel towards the Stronghold in the video game developed by Capcom, and although there are no treasures or collectibles here, you’ll have to fully explore it for a handful of items you may need for what’s to come.

Even though Resident Evil Village Forbidden Woods is one of those sections that doesn’t feature a Search Completed objective if you use the following items’ locations guide you’ll end up entering the Stronghold more than prepared.

So let’s see where to find all hidden items in The Forbidden Woods.

How To Get To Forbidden Woods In Resident Evil 8 Village

To get to Forbidden Woods you’ll need the Six-Winged Unborn Key from the Reservoir.

Since that area is story related; it means that first, you have to kill Moreau; then on your way out, you’ll find the Six-Winged Unborn Key inside his chamber.

Which is in the mine under the first Mill, as you may remember from the previous guide.

With the Six-Winged Unborn Key in your inventory, you’ll want to open the Six-Winged Unborn Gate north of the church, then simply follow the path ahead.

Before doing that; however, make sure you find all items in Otto’s Mill.

You can also return to Otto’s Mill after the Stronghold but you most likely want to get the Cooking Ingredients from the Mill and finish cooking all recipes.

When you are ready follow the path ahead and you’ll enter The Forbidden Woods.

Resident Evil 8 Village Forbidden Woods Items Locations

Before starting the guide it’s worth outlining that in this section, there are multiple enemies you’ll have to face.

As such, to get everything in one run, make sure you deal with them first, and only after you clear the area, focus on the items or the loot you have to collect.

Obviously to make things easier, try to follow the order below as you will move from one item to another.

Herb

As soon as you enter the Forbidden Woods you’ll see a wooden bridge in front of you.

Hug the left side of the mountain, and without going up the hill, you’ll find a bent tree.

Get the Herb nearby.

Resident Evil 8 Village Forbidden Woods Items Locations

Get the herb by the tree the moment you enter

Rusted Scrap

Now, cross to the other side and after you deal with the Lycans, look for a broken cart.

It is opposed to the Herb below but on the southern edge of the map.

Inside the cart, there is some Rusted Scrap waiting for you.

Resident Evil Village Forbidden Woods Items Locations

Get the Scrap in the cart

Breakable Crate #1

Next, keep following the linear path and in the next area, you’ll have to deal with two archers.

Once you do that check the ruins in the middle for a Breakable Crate.

Resident Evil 8 Forbidden Woods Items Locations

Break this crate in the ruins

Breakable Crate #2

From your current location, move around the ruins and go right.

On the southern edge of the map, you’ll see the second crate.

Basically is at the bottom of the stone where one of the archers spawned.

Resident Evil 8 Village Forbidden Woods Search Completed

Close to the previous crate but on the southern side of the map

Breakable Crate #3, #4 & Mine

Several steps away from the previous crate, the moment you enter the actual ruins, you’ll see an explosive barrel on the ground floor.

In front of it, there are three items. Two of them are crates and the third one is a Mine.

Don’t miss these.

Resident Evil Village Forbidden Woods Search Completed

Smash the crates in the ruins and get the mine

Shotgun Ammo

Now that you have cleared the ground floor, you’ll need to follow the ramp on the right side of the ruins, to the second floor.

Make sure you do this and stay alert.

Your search continues on the second floor where you can find another explosive barrel, a gate you need to activate, and two ladders.

Following the two ladders (left and right side of the gate) will lead you to a third floor. On each side of the gate, you’ll find a lever, so there are two of them you have to activate.

As soon as you get to the second floor, head to the other side (north) and look around the corner for a small alcove (pictured).

Ge the Shotgun Ammo from it.

Resident Evil 8 Forbidden Woods Search Completed

Get the ammo from this alcove

Breakable Crate #5

Next, you’ll want to remain on the same floor and check the left side of the gate you are about to open.

In the dark corner, you will find this crate.

Resident Evil 8 Village Forbidden Woods Secrets Locations

Find the crate in the dark corner on the left side of the gate

Sniper Rifle Ammo

Finally, follow the stairs above the crate you just found and when you see the lever you have to pull turn right.

On the balcony sits a box with Sniper Rifle Ammo.

Resident Evil 8 Forbidden Woods Secret Locations

The box sits on the balcony

Pull the lever now, then once you deal with the Lycans head back to the floor below.

Breakable Crate #6 & Handgun Ammo

Once you get back to the previous floor look for a barrel and a crate in the central area.

They should be on the right side while facing the gate, even though during the fight the crate might get destroyed.

Resident Evil 8 Forbidden Woods Ammo

Find the ammo box on the barrel

Breakable Crate #7

Finally, there is one last box that can be found here.

It is located on the third floor but this time close to the right lever.

Once you climb the yellow ladder, look for it in the alcove just around the corner.

Resident Evil 8 Forbidden Woods Ruins Items

The final crate is in an alcove close to the lever on the right side of the gate

After you get all these items and pull the second lever, the gate to the Stronghold opens up and you are free to move to the next area because you have found all items in the Resident Evil 8 Village Forbidden Woods area.

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Resident Evil 8 Village Otto’s Mill Items: How To Clear & Get Search Completed

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Resident Evil 8 Village Otto’s Mill is a landmark that is quite rich in hidden items, cooking ingredients, and treasures, thus you should explore it while playing the video game developed by Capcom, on your way towards the Stronghold.

Since Resident Evil Village Otto’s Mill items are required to get the Search Completed objective on your in-game map, knowing where to find all of them is mandatory, thus throughout the following guide, I’ll outline every single item you can get in this imposing structure as well as its surroundings.

This area should not be missed especially because without the cooking ingredients inside you won’t be able to cook all recipes and there is also a file collectible you need to read.

How To Get To Otto’s Mill In Resident Evil 8 Village

To get to Otto’s Mill, you have to obtain the Six-Winged Unborn Key from the Reservoir.

Specifically, from the Mines under the mill, in Moreau’s Room, as explained here.

That room; however, can’t be reached unless you deal with Moreau, or the third boss in the game, so you’ll get the said key on your way back to the Village.

Now, after you get the key, your next destination is the Stronghold behind the Six-Winged Unborn Gate north of the Church.

Just as a side note, when traveling towards the said gate, make sure you clear the Church following this guide.

Once you open the Six-Winged Unborn Gate, stick to the main path then head north (left) to enter the area known as Otto’s Mill.

Resident Evil 8 Village Otto’s Mill Items Locations

As usual, in order to make this Resident Evil 8 Village guide as helpful as possible, we will approach the items in Otto’s Mill in a specific order.

This means that we will deal with the area outside Otto’s Mill first; then head inside the actual building and clear it for the Search Completed objective.

Goat of Warding

The moment you get to the clearing where Otto’s Mill is found you’ll see a river.

Get into the water, then turn right, and under the mill on the left side you’ll see an altar with a Goat of Warding.

Make sure you destroy it.

Resident Evil 8 Village Otto's Mill Items Locations

Find the Goat of Warding under Otto’s Mill

Breakable Crate #1

Now, retrace your steps back to the river.

Cross it towards the locked gate on the other side collecting the random item in the Breakable Crate under the shack (right side).

Resident Evil Village Otto's Mill Items Locations

Get the crate before opening the gate outside the Mill

Meat

Once you get the previous crate, shoot the locker on the gate.

When you open it, you’ll see a pig running around. Kill it yo get 2 Meat.

Resident Evil 8 Otto's Mill Items Locations

Don’t let this pig escape!

Breakable Crate #2 & 2 Mines

Also in this courtyard, you can find another Breakable Crate and 2 Mines.

They are sitting under another shack (pictured) where some wood is stored. Look for it in the northern section.

Resident Evil 8 Village Otto's Mill Search Completed

The next 3 items are in this shack

Crystal Fragment

After you collect the previous items, just turn around to spot some sort of a device.

It looks like an engine and inside you can spot a Crystal Fragment.

Resident Evil Village Otto's Mill Search Completed

Turn around and get this treasure from the engine

Grab it so you can sell it to Duke.

Awesome job! Now you are done with the courtyard in Otto’s Mill, so follow the ramp behind the house and get inside.

Shotgun Ammo

The first two corridors inside the mill are linear and there are no items to be found.

Your search continues when you enter the actual mill via the door on the right.

Immediately after you get inside, turn left and go around the large saw. On the right side, you’ll find a box with Shotgun Ammo.

Resident Evil 8 Otto's Mill Search Completed

Get the Shotgun Ammo when you enter the mill

After you get the ammo, you may want to deal with the guy in front of you.

He is busy but you’ll get his attention.

That’s the only way to advance, and from him, you’ll get the Giant Crystal Axe, a treasure you can sell to our friendly Duke.

Handgun Ammo

After you clear the area, close to the same saw where you found the ammo box above, but this time on a barrel; you’ll find some Handgun Ammo.

Resident Evil 8 Village Otto Mill Items Locations

Get the ammo from the barrel

Get it then turn right.

Sniper Rifle Ammo

Close to the previous location and also left from the door with three lockers, you’ll see some stored wood.

Go around it and get the box with the Sniper Rifle Ammo pictured below.

Resident Evil Village Otto Mill Items Locations

More ammo for your shooting needs

Breakable Crate #3

Also on the ground floor, but this time on the right side while facing the door with the lockers, you’ll see a table.

On it, you can spot a Breakable Crate. This is the third in Otto’s Mill.

Resident Evil 8 Otto Mill Items Locations

Get the crate on the working table

Breakable Crate #4 & 5

Next, follow the stairs to the second floor. There are 2 crates here, although if you shot the explosive barrel on the ground floor, one of them is destroyed.

Regardless, in the picture below you can see both items. One is on the left side as you climb the stairs (in the corner of the platform).

The other one is in the crate on the other side.

They are pretty easy to spot.

Resident Evil 8 Village Otto Mill Search Completed

The next two items are on the second floor of the main room

After you get the two items above, this room is fully searched, so head to the ground floor and shoot the three lockers on the door.

Herb, Meat & Poultry

The moment you enter the next room, you’ll see the real treasure in this mill.

On the right side (on the white cupboard) is a Herb,  and on the shelf nearby you’ll find 2 Meat and 1 Poultry.

Don’t leave this room without them.

Resident Evil 8 Village Poultry Meat Locations

Get the Meat and the herb

Fish, Meat, Metal Scrap & Ernest’s Diary Collectible

In the next room, there are even more items you can collect.

Specifically 4.

Start with the Metal Scrap in the left corner of the room, as you enter from the previous one.

Then, get the Meat and the Fish from the table. Finally read Ernest’s Diary also on a smaller table nearby.

Resident Evil 8 Village Ernest's Diary Collectible

A total of four items can be found in this room

Cannibal’s Plunder Treasure Chest

Now, move through the next door, and down the hall, you’ll see the Cannibal’s Plunder Treasure Chest.

Is impossible to miss, and doesn’t require a key.

Inside this chest, you’ll find Father Nichola’s Angel Treasure you can sell to Duke for quite some money.

Resident Evil 8 Village Cannibal's Plunder Treasure Chest

Get the Cannibal’s Plunder Treasure Chest from the Mill

Breakable Crate #6, #7 & Gunpowder

The last three items in Otto’s Mill can be found on your way out.

Simply investigate the shelf on the left side, just before unlocking the door in the mill, from the inside.

Resident Evil 8 Village All Otto's Mill Items Locations

Get the last three items from this shelf on your way out

Now you are free to exit the building and continue your journey, and if you check your map you’ll see that the Resident Evil 8 Village Otto’s Mill Search Completed blue marker appeared, so you did not miss a single item.

The next area where you’ll find a lot of items is the Forbidden Woods covered here.

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