Most of you who played Resident Evil 7 probably noticed by now that the most harrowing and mind-bending puzzle in the game is the infamous Happy Birthday puzzle. In order to save you hours of frustration trying to solve the Happy Birthday puzzle, we have created a short walkthrough which will show you what to do in order to solve it and progress through the story.
So, without further ado, here’s what you will need to do in order to crack the Happy Birthday puzzle from Resident Evil 7.
Explore your surrounding until you see two messages on your screen. If you’re in the right place you should see something like ‘Experiment: can trespassing idiots solve puzzles?’ and ‘Happy Birthday!!’.
You will be dragged into a room by a monstrous figure. Once inside, look behind you and pick up the candle located near the dead body. After that, go to the kitchen and inspect the dripping water and the huge birthday cake.
Your candle will go out, but the light will be turned on. Leave the kitchen, go past the room with the dead body, and go inside the bathroom. In the bathroom, press the handle to flush the toilet. Pick up the dirty telescope from the bowl. Use the dirty telescope on the spraying water to clean it.
Leave the bathroom and go back to the kitchen. Look at the monitors. Use the clean telescope on the monitors and memorize the sequence. Go back to the cake room and use the combo hanged man, gravestone, and fetus on the lock. Open the cabinet and take the straw doll.
Go back to the kitchen, turn on the stove, and toss the straw doll on the flame. Pick up the dummy finger. Go back to the first room and attach the dummy finger to the corpse.
Head to the kitchen, light the candle on the stove, move past the monitors, and use the candles to set the ropes on fire. Enter the room and pick up the deflated balloon. Go to the kitchen and use the balloon on the gas pipe until it explodes.
After the cutscene, go back to the body and inspect his hand. Go to the cake room, and use the winding key on the keg. Go back to the first room and use the winding key on the cadaver. Look at the tattoo he draws on your arm and remember the word ‘Loser.’
Go past the kitchen and into the room filled with balloons. Enter the code on your arm, enter the next room, and pick up the valve handle from under the ‘Here’ sign.
Head to the cake room, use the valve handle on the exposed pipe and turn off the water. Go back to the kitchen, light the candle, and place it on the cake. Congratulations! You have now solved the Happy Birthday puzzle.
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