Resident Evil 3 Remake Subway Puzzle Guide: How To Unlock The Kite Bros Monument
It's easy to miss completing the Kite Bros Monument puzzle in Resident Evil 3 Remake, especially if you wait too long; here's how to solve it and what you get.
One of the first puzzles in Resident Evil 3 Remake also happens to be the easiest one to miss out on finishing. The Kite Bros Railway Monument is found right at the exit of the Subway station at the beginning of the game, and requires you to find three jewels scattered around the Raccoon City Downtown. The jewels can be tough to track down if you don't know where to look for them--and if you wait too long to get them and advance too far, you can get cut off from ever finishing the puzzle in your playthrough, or getting its extremely good rewards.
Getting all three jewels requires you to head to a couple of optional areas in Downtown. To get to all of them, you'll also need the Lockpick and the Bolt Cutters, and you'll likely have to avoid the Nemesis at the same time. Here's everything you need to know to find the jewels for the Monument puzzle and get the goods.
If you need more Resident Evil 3 content, we've got you covered. Check out our full Resident Evil 3 Remake walkthrough for help on everything. We've also got a complete list of Resident Evil 3 safes and their combinations, a guide to finding every Hip Pouch, a full rundown of weapon upgrades and where to find them, and a guide to finding every lockpick lock.
Where To Find The Three Jewels In Downtown Raccoon City
The three jewels you need to solve the Kite Bros Railway Monument puzzle aren't obvious--in fact, each one is hidden in a special item called a Fancy Box, which you can only open by using the Examine option on your Inventory screen. Examining the boxes allows you to open them, revealing the jewels. You get reward for each one you place into the Monument, so it's worth it to head back and visit the Subway each time you find one as you explore Downtown Raccoon City.
Donut Shop Safe Room - Red Jewel
The first jewel is easy to come by because it doesn't require any special tools. Head into Moon's Donut Shop and check the back room, past the counter and beside the padlocked locker. You'll find the safe room there, along with the Fancy Box. Open it to get the red jewel; if you're not keen on caring it around or using it on the Monument immediately, place it in the Item Box for quick access when you return to the Subway.
Inserting one jewel into the Monument puzzle gives you a hand grenade.
Grocery Store - Blue Jewel
To get the second jewel, you'll need the Bolt Cutters, which you'll find in the Garage once you've put out the fire in the alley to advance the story. Use the Bolt Cutters to cut the chain off the doors of the grocery store, which is located across the street from the Toy Store. You'll find the Fancy Box and the jewel right inside the door, sitting on the counter.
Adding the second jewel to the Monument Puzzle gets you the Tactical Shotgun upgrade.
Toy Store - Green Jewel
Your last jewel requires you to get the Lockpick from the Power Substation, also as part of the story. If you complete the Substation and turn the power back on before you return for the last jewel, you'll have to contend with the Nemesis chasing you while you retrieve it; an easier way to do things is to head for the Toy Shop immediately after you pick up the Lockpick, but before turning the power back on. Use the Lockpick it to open the padlock on the Toy Store door to get inside, where you'll find the Fancy Box and the jewel on the left, near the front window of the shop.
Placing the third jewel in the Monument Puzzle earns you a Hip Pouch.
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