How to Get the Crank Handle in Resident Evil 2
The Resident Evil 2 remake modernizes many of the gameplay systems from the original, but there’s the same emphasis on puzzle-solving. Players are still tasked with needing to find certain items to unlock new areas and progress the game forward. One such item is the crank handle, a square crank tool that’s used midway through the game. Here’s how to get the crank handle in Resident Evil 2.
You’ll likely discover one or two of the various shutters that require the crank handle before you’re actually supposed to happen upon it in the game. And happen upon it you certainly will; it’s an item that you’ll see as you move through the game’s main story.
You’ll find it in the basement area of the police station, which can only be accessed once you’ve found the three medallions and beaten the first version of William Birkin.
Specifically, you’re looking for the jail area that branches off the underground car park. Make your way all the way to the back area where you’ll find a journalist who has been locked up by Chief Irons.
There’s a cutscene that will initially distract you from the item, but the crank handle is sitting on a table just opposite his cell.
You’ll be able to pick it up from the desk once the cutscene in which he asks you to rescue him plays out. The items is required in order to return to the police station from this area, in case you’re wondering.
That does it for how to get the crank handle in Resident Evil 2. For more useful information and guides on the game, be sure to check out our extensive wiki page. We’ve got locations for all of the game’s items that you might be stuck trying to find.