How to use wells in Resident Evil Village

Learn how to use wells in Resident Evil Village so you can secure extra ammo, lockpicks, and treasures.

You’ll encounter a wealth of wells early in Resident Evil Village, but while the things appear almost as commonly as hungry lycans, you won’t be able to use wells until you obtain the requisite item. Below, we’ll explain what you need and where to get the item to use wells in Resident Evil Village.

How to use wells in Resident Evil Village

How to use Wells in resident evil village
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To use wells in Resident Evil Village you need to get the Well Wheel. This item can be obtained from the village area after you’ve completed Castle Dimitrescu and beaten Alcina Dimitrescu. Once you return to the Village, you’ll be told by Duke to “find the house with the red chimney.” This will take you to a new area in the right side of the village map (labelled West Old Town). There are several secrets to be obtained here including a new pistol, so explore thoroughly.

The Well Wheel is found to the south of the Maiden of War on the map, in the house with a ladder attached as shown below, sitting atop two large wooden barrels. After getting this, you can backtrack to several of the well locations you’ve visited before, obtaining ammo, lockpicks, and treasures.

Resident Evil Village how to use wells
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There’s a lockpick hidden in the well behind the house in West Old Town which is well worth heading back for, and if you use the well near to the Maiden of War statue you can claim the Wooden Animal (Head) to complete the treasure. Head behind the church to collect the combinable Necklace with Two Holes treasure which will be worth a lot of money down the line.

Put simply, once you’ve collected the Well Wheel, you should aim to use as many wells whenever you see them in person or on your map, as they’ll offer a lot of valuable supplies and money to upgrade weapons.

Now that you know how to use wells in Resident Evil Village, you’ll likely just need to progress onwards through the story until you have the item you’re after. Should your wanders take you to our Resident Evil Village hub page, you’ll find plenty more guides to keep Ethan busy and well prepared.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.

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