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Resident Evil 7 items guide: Find and solve a special, hidden puzzle

Resident Evil 7‘s full of puzzles and collectible items, and Stevivor’s here to help you out as you play.

Today, we’re showing off a secret puzzle nestled within the Bakers’ yard.

To solve the puzzle, you’ll first need to progress far enough into the story to obtain the Snake Key. That’ll take you into Jacob’s room, and the attic above it.

To the right of the attic’s entrance are two toy items: the Toy Shotgun and the Toy Axe. It’s the axe that’s important for this puzzle.

Once you’ve obtained the Toy Axe, head outside into the yard. In a corner of the open area is another shadow puzzle hidden in the bush. You’ll need to use the Toy Axe with the projector to insert the number 7 in the five digit code. That’ll net you a Stabilizer, used to reduce Ethan’s reload time.

We’ve a video here if you’d to see things with your own eyes:

Stay tuned to Stevivor for more help with files, Antique Coins, Mr. Everywheres and more.

Resident Evil 7 is available today on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. Read our spoiler-free review here.

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