Dunno if you're on PC but I believe it's broken, damage tied to frame rate I think?
Holy crap. I just started Claire A on standard. On man, I have a 120hz monitor too.
It is. Maximilian even tested it in his last RE2 stream after people in the chat told him. He did Birkin 1 at normal 60FPS on PC, which took 2 knifes and a grenade to take down, then unlocked framerate and destroyed him with a single knife in I think it was around 10 seconds, Birkin never even got a attack off.
Because I'd expect that kind of glitch to effect the former but not the latter.
I feel like I can optimize my route a bit more first though- without ink ribbons to worry about, saving on the way past a typewriter feels like much less significant of a time loss than it did in REmake.