The unlockable costumes in Resident Evil 6 can be obtained through The Mercenaries and Resident Evil.net. These costumes can only be used in The Mercenaries and not in the campaign. There are three extra costumes that can be unlocked for each character, with the exception of Carla and Agent who have none.
EX Costume 1
The first costumes are unlocked by completing any stage with an A or S rank on Solo or Duo modes. These costumes are obtained individually by each character using their default appearance. Scoring an A or S rank in an EX2 or EX3 costume will not unlock these.
EX Costume 2
The second costumes are color variants of the first costumes. These costumes can only be obtained by using a valid Resident Evil.net account that is linked with Resident Evil 6. Each costume can be unlocked for 60,000 RE Points each. These costumes can be used regardless if the default character is unlocked.
EX Costume 3
The final set of costumes are meant to emulate the character models used in the original releases of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. Leon, Chris, Sherry, and Ada wear costumes based on their outfits from those games, while Helena, Piers, and Jake wear costumes based on those worn in the campaign. These costumes can only be obtained by using a valid Resident Evil.net account that is linked with Resident Evil 6. Each costume can be unlocked for 1 Ticket each. Tickets are obtained by participating in site events. These costumes can be used regardless if the default character is unlocked.
- After unlocking the Resident Evil.net outfits, the game must be reloaded in order to use them. The game will display a notice about them at the main menu.
- The costume that Sherry wears is based on her appearance in Resident Evil 2. Offering older costumes for recurring characters is a common theme in the games. However, since Sherry was only a child during her original appearance, her clothes no longer fit her adult body.
- In addition to Sherry, Helena and Piers have throwback outfits to Raccoon City as well. Helena wears an R.P.D. uniform and Piers wears patches from Raccoon City businesses and organizations, including the R.P.D. as well as STAGLA gas station and S.T.A.R.S..