How to solve the happy birthday puzzle using Ethan - Resident Evil 7



  • 1 Make sure you are playing as Ethan

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    This is the solution of the birthday puzzle when you play as Ethan and not the one on the video tape. If you want the solution of the puzzle on the video tape, check this link.

  • 2 Grab the candle

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    Grab the lit candle from the hands of the dummy statue.

  • 3 Remove the wooden part

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    Go to the room with the birthday cake and find the wall blocked by wooden parts. Remove a wooden part to create a hole in the wall. You will need that hole later.

  • 4 Light the candle

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    Go back to the stove and light the candle.

  • 5 Access the locked door

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    Burn the rope locking the door beside the monitors. You will find yourself inside the balloon room.

  • 6 Unlock the door with the password

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    Go to the door with the password inside the balloon room and enter the password 'loser'. This password was revealed earlier on the tape you found.

  • 7 Get the valve handle

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    Go inside the room and grab the valve handle.

  • 8 Stop the water

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    Go back to the room with the birthday cake and use the valve on the pipe to stop water from flowing from the ceiling.

  • 9 Light the candle again

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    Light the candle again using the stove.

  • 10 Put the candle on the cake

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    Go back to the birthday cake and place the lit candle.

  • 11 Grab the bomb

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    You will find a bomb next to you on the floor. Grab the bomb quickly.

  • 12 Throw the bomb through the hole

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    Run to the hole you created earlier and throw the bomb through it. Run away from the explosion. The wall will explode revealing a path.