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Resident Evil 4 clock puzzle solution, Grandfather Clock correct time

Solutions for different difficulties.

You have to solve the clock puzzle in Resident Evil 4 to help Ashley on her way to saving Leon during Chapter 9.

The correct Grandfather Clock time actually seems linked to what difficulty you're playing on, so it won't be the same for everyone's first playthrough.

To help you get back to freeing Leon, we've detailed the clock puzzle solution in Resident Evil 4 below, including what the puzzle solution is on harder difficulties.

Please note that this is a guide for the remake of Resident Evil 4 so the solution or puzzle might not be the same in the original version.

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How to solve the Grandfather Clock correct time puzzle in Resident Evil 4

You can get the correct time for the Grandfather Clocks by getting the Bunch of Keys item in the library next to the first clock, then finding the 'Hastily Written Note' in the room after using the elevator in the library, OR, you can just put in the correct clock time when you find it to skip the library section altogether.

Interestingly, the correct time for the Grandfather Clock puzzle seems to be linked to what difficulty you're playing on.

We got the same time written in the 24 hour clock system while playing on Assisted and Standard difficulty all four times, but on Hardcore, the time was written in Roman numerals, and was a completely different solution.

There is a possibility that the Hardcore and Professional solutions are actually randomised, and if that turns out to be the case, try both of the solutions below, and if that doesn't work, you'll have to go and find the 'Hastily Written Note' instead.


Our Resident Evil 4 walkthrough can help you through the village with guides on the Large and Small Cave Shrine puzzle solutions, the Church dial puzzle, and Del Lago, El Gigante, and Méndez bosses. When you reach the castle, you have to tackle the Treasury sword, Wall With Four Slots, Dining Hall bell, and Grandfather Clock correct time puzzles, along with the Dungeon Garrador, two giants, and Ramón Salazar bosses. The island is up next, and there's still brain teasers with callibration puzzles, keycard locations, and a hidden wrench, along with final bosses Krauser and Sadler.


So, if you're playing on Assisted or Standard, the clock puzzle solution in Resident Evil 4 is 11:04. Put the small hand to 11 (XI), and the big hand to 4 (the dash before the 'I').

We've not done this section on Professional, but the clock puzzle solution for us on Hardcore was VII XII. Put the small hand to seven (VII), and the big hand to 12 (XII).

You'll still have to run through the library after getting the Salazar Family Insignia, but the secret wall to the right of the elevator will be open and you can get to the room where you need to use the Insignia this way, instead of using the elevator.

If you'd like more help with the Resident Evil 4 remake, you can visit our walkthrough for more puzzle solutions, boss guides, and Request help.

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