Resident Evil 7: How “Cancel Animation” for Quick Gun Reload and Healing To Save Time

In the Resident Evil 7, you will have to deal with tougher enemies, especially in Madhouse difficulty mode. Sometimes you will die in a fraction of second gap which is unavoidable, however if you want to save some time while reloading your gun and healing yourself, you can Cancel Animation, well every second counts when you are running for your life. The following guide shows you how to Cancel Animation in the game.

Resident Evil 7: How "Cancel Animation"

Cancel Animation for Loading and Healing:

In the game, when you have to reload the gun, you will go throw the below steps:

  • Step 1: You start reloading your gun
  • Step 2: The gun is reloaded – the game registered that there are bullets in the gun
  • Step 3: The animation of reloading is done, you can now shoot.

If you are going for Gun loading, instead of going through all the steps above, you can skip this by Cancelling Animation just after step 2, when the game registers as its reloaded, quickly Press the guard/block button and you will get X which means you are ready to shoot. Using this method, you can save like 0.5 to 1 second for each reload, depending on when you press the guard/block button, gun you are reloading etc.

If you are going for the Healing, you will heal yourself and Ethan looks at his hand like it’s the first time he has ever seen it. To skip the process, quickly press block/guard right after the “red damage indicator” disappears from your screen to save around 1,5 or 2+ seconds which might proved to be life saving in some occasions in the game.

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Thanks to Reddit user Honzas4400 for this pro tip.