The keys to the Police Station in Resident Evil 2 are very cleverly designed like a deck of cards. There is four throughout the scenarios and each one looks like a different suit: The Club Key, The Heart Key, The Spade Key, and the Diamond Key. There are also a few other notable keys for you to find throughout the game. Here's how to find them all!
Note: This guide may contain location-based spoilers.
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- How to find The Club Key
- How to find The Heart Key
- How to find The Spade Key
- How to find The Diamond Key
- How to find The Car Key
- How to find The Sewer Key
How to find The Club Key in Resident Evil 2
Note: This key is only available in Leon's Scenarios. You need to have made it to the Balcony to be ready to collect this key.
Are you ready to find this key? Have you've made it to the part where you used the Square Crank to open the door in the hallway on the Second Floor? Great. You're ready to find this key.
Where to find it: Head over to the Balcony by following the hallway to a set of stairs. Take the stairs up to the Third Floor and then go out the door in front of you (slightly to the right). This is the Balcony. Go down the ladder of the Balcony, trigger the cutscene, and then run down the stairs to the left. Go forward, but slightly right to find a small building with a door making a lot of noise. Eventually, two zombies will burst through the door and make it accessible for you to enter. Either kill them or run around, but get yourself into that room. Go toward the right and through a second door. On the back wall there is a whiteboard with the Club key taped to it.
How to find The Heart Key in Resident Evil 2
Note: This key is only available in the Claire Scenarios. You need to have made it to the Chief's Office to be ready to collect this key.
Are you ready to find this key? Have you collected everything you need to in the garage and made it to Chief Iron's Office? Great. You're ready to find this key.
Where to find it: Start at Chief Iron's Office. Head out the door to the right of the Heart Door. Make a right, follow the hallway down, make a left, and enter the door directly in front of you. This is the Private Collection Room. Wrap around the room, by going right, until you find a table with a picture frame on top of it. Grab that picture and examine it from your inventory. There is a button on the back of it that will turn the frame into the Heart Key.
How to find The Spade Key in Resident Evil 2
Are you ready to find this key? If you're playing Leon's story you can find this key as soon as you have access to the Police Station. If you're playing Claire's story you have access to this key as soon as you unlock the Reception Room.
Where to find it: Head into the Reception Room from the Main Hall. Follow the hallway ALL the way down. When you reach the end turn right and go through that door. This is the Observation Room. This is where the instructions split up.
If you're playing Claire you'll need to jump out of the window in the back of the room to the left. Make a right and then make your first left. Follow that path down to the end and make a left. At the end of this hallway you'll find a set of stairs. Take them up two flights until you're on the Third Level. Make a left and follow the hallway down. On your right you'll find a hole in the wall that you need to pass through. In this room there is a desk that has the Spade Key sitting right on it!
If you're playing Leon you can use your Cutting Tool to unlock the door and pass through that room. When you're done collecting loot in that room go through the door leading to the next hallway. Go straight until you meet a wall and then make a left. Follow that hallway until you find a set of stairs. Take the stairs up two flights until you're on the Third Level. Make a left and follow the hallway down. On your right you'll find a hole in the wall that you need to pass through. In this room there is a desk that has the Spade Key sitting right on it!
On the west side of the Police Station's third floor, at the end of the hallway, there's a room with a shadow cast on the wall. Enter the room, and collect the Spade Key sitting right on top of the desk.
How to find The Diamond Key in Resident Evil 2
Note: You need to have made it to the Parking Garage in order to be ready to collect this key.
Where to find it: Start in the parking garage and take the door to the right (behind the SWAT car). Make an immediate right and follow the hallway all the way down. Wrap around the corner to the left and take your first door on the left. This is the Kennel. There are Lickers or Zombie Dogs inside, depending on whose story you're playing. Kill the monsters and wrap around the Kennel to the right and take the door (on the bottom right of the Kennel if you're looking at the map). Make a left when you exit the door and take the next door directly ahead of you. This is the Morgue. Open the second to last coffin on the left-hand side (closest to the door).
If you are playing Claire the right side of the zombie's head (from inside the chute) has the Diamond Key. As soon as you grab it that zombie, and all the others in that room, will spawn.
If you are playing Leon This body will immediately spawn as a zombie. The key will be waiting on the table for you to pick up after you've dealt with that.
How to find Car Key in Resident Evil 2
Note: You need to have made it to the Parking Garage to be ready to get this key.
Where to find it: Start in the parking garage and take the door to the right (behind the SWAT car). Head straight and take the first door on your left. This is the Firing Range. As soon as you enter you'll see a yellow box on the table to your right. Grab it. Examine the box in your inventory to turn it into the Car Key. You can then examine the Car Key to open the boot of a car in the parking garage for a weapon upgrade.
How to find Sewers Key in Resident Evil 2
Note: You need to have made it to the Sewers to be ready to get this key.
Where to find it: You can find the Sewers Key on the desk right by the Cable Car in the Sewer's midsection. You have to pass this section for the story so we promise you won't miss it.
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Resident Evil 2 is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, for $59.99.
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