One of the more complex puzzles in Resident Evil Village involves collecting four separate Angel Masks. The final of these is the Mask of Pleasure, and it’s an item that seems to prevent players from moving on to the next area. As it turns out, there’s a small puzzle you need to solve before you can leave the Hall of Pleasure with the mask in your possession.
How to complete the Mask of Pleasure puzzle in Resident Evil Village
When you first pick up the Mask of Pleasure, a gate will lock behind you, preventing you from leaving the room. To solve the puzzle and escape, you need to find and place the Animal Skull on the statue in the Hall of Pleasure.
Here’s how this process works. First, you’ll need Dimitrescu’s Key to unlock the door to the Hall of Pleasure. Grab the Silver Ring, then the Mask of Pleasure before making your exit through the fireplace.
In the next room, you’ll be ambushed by Cassandra. To deal with her, you need to move the bookcase on the south wall. Doing so will reveal a damaged portion of wall that can be blown open using a pipe bomb, just like you did when lighting all the torches. Blow the wall, deal with the fly-infested foe, then look above the fireplace for the Mounted Animal Skull.
Inspect the back of Mounted Animal Skull to reveal a screw. After that, it will become the Animal Skull key item. Inspect it again to notice a pattern on the back that matches the statue back in the Hall of Pleasure.
Head back to the Hall of Pleasure and place the Animal Mask on the statue. Once placed, the gate will become unlocked. This will allow you to carry the Mask of Pleasure back to the Hall of the Four and place it among the remaining Angel Masks.
That’s all you need to know to solve the Mask of Pleasure puzzle in Resident Evil Village. Simply place the Animal Skull on the statue to unlock the gate and escape the room. Now you’re one step closer to the inevitable Lady Dimitrescu boss battle.