Resident Evil Village Guide: List of every Goat of Warding location
Gotta smash 'em all!
Resident Evil has a storied history of hiding fun, destructible collectibles in its games. With Resident Evil 5 and 6 we had distinct blue emblems, in Resident Evil 7 we had quirky football bobbleheads, and now in Resident Evil Village we have small wooden goats. If you're struggling to track down all 20 of these illusive figures, here's every Goat of Warding location in Resident Evil Village.
The first Goat of Warding location is hard to miss. You'll find the wooden figure proudly displayed in a small wooden altar in the graveyard of the village. Listen carefully for the wooden clicking sound these emit. It will make finding the others much easier.
In the vineyard outside of the castle walls is a Goat of Warding hidden in the snow. Look for the human scarecrow in the back-right corner to find this one.
3. Church Roof
Shortly after visiting the graveyard for the first time, you'll make your way to a small church. Inside you'll notice that distinctive clicking, but the figure is nowhere to be found. Make your way outside and look for this Goat of Warding on the roof.
4. Fallow Plot
In the left corner of Fallow Plot, opposite the tall grass and horrifying werewolves, you'll find a Goat of Warding resting atop a stone wall with wooden shingles. Just hug the left edge of this area and you should be able to find it.
5. Castle Distillery
As you're making your way to the castle distillery, look behind you after climbing down the ladder from the Hall of Ablution to find a Goat of Warding tucked in the corner next to some candles.
6. Castle Attic
Tucked away in one of the back corners of the castle attic you'll find a Goat of Warding on top of a small stack of crates next to some books.
7. Lone Road
After leaving the castle you'll make your way down Lone Road to meet up with Duke. Off to one side will be a small stone building. Hidden in the darkness on the floor is a Goat of Warding.
8. Church Graves
Once you've returned to the village from the castle, take the Iron Insignia Key you obtained and unlock the graves behind the church. In the snow behind one of the large graves you'll find a Goat of Warding.
9. West Old Town
While making your way through some of the houses in West Old Town you'll find a Goat of Warding on top of a small shingled roof behind one of the larger homes.
10. House Beneviento
Before entering House Beneviento, take a left on the porch and follow a small path along the side of the cliff near the waterfall. You'll see a Goat of Warding on the other side of the metal fence.
11. Suspension Bridge
After leaving House Beneviento, you'll again cross a rickety suspension bridge. If you look to your right, you'll see another mostly broken bridge with a Goat of Warding resting upon it.
When working to deal with Moreau, you'll come to a watery area with a series of windmills. At the first of these windmills you encounter, hidden behind some chopped wood is a Goat of Warding.
13. Moreau Chase
When Moreau is chasing you around the buildings submerged in water, eventually you'll come across a switch covered in green sludge and worms. From this switch, look to left and you will see a Goat of Warding atop a wooden pole.
14. Drained Reservoir
After you've drained the water from the reservoir, you'll find an optional path from the exit of this area that will lead you down to some fish and a Goat of Warding on top of some watery trash.
15. Otto's Mill
Before encountering Heisenberg, you'll notice an optional path from the village to the left that will lead you to Otto's Mill. Inside is a terrifying enemy, but below this structure in a wooden altar is a Goat of Warding.
In the Stronghold filled with werewolves you'll find a Goat of Warding next to a few metal buckets as you are climbing the central spiral staircase.
17. Grinder Shaft
As you are making your way to the higher levels of the Factory you'll eventually come to Grinder Shaft. Hidden above you in the clutches of a metal scoop is a Goat of Warding. You'll likely want the sniper rifle for this one.
18. Cargo Bay Control Room
Before making your way into the Cargo Bay of the factory, look for a small metal grate against the wall. Make your way through this crawl space to find a Goat of Warding on top of a steel barrel.
19. Factory Elevator
After meeting Chris in the basement of the factory and jumping in to the makeshift tank, rake the elevator up to the surface. Keep your eyes peeled for a Goat of Warding as you make your way up. You'll need to shoot it with the tank's machine gun.
20. Megamycete Statue
When playing as Chris and fighting your way through the village, you'll eventually come to the Megamycete. To the right of this is an area with some spikes and a statue. The final Goat of Warding will be at the bottom of this statue.
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Any questions? Sound off in the comments below. Resident Evil Village is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Stadia, and PC.
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