The Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta is now available to download, as Capcom prepares to release the co-op deathmatch game.

12:08, 06 Apr 2021

Can you smell that? It's the stench of rotting corpses and T-Virus-pumped zombies. While most eyes are on the upcoming release of Resident Evil Village, Capcom also gave the surprise reveal of Resident Evil Re:Verse to expand the franchise. Although there have been various spinoffs like Resident Evil: The Umbrella ChroniclesResident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, and last year's Resident Evil: ResistanceRe:Verse presents something new. If you can't wait, it's available to download now!

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Capcom's zombie shuffler hitting the PlayStation, the developer is rolling out the rotten carpet with Re:Verse. The six-person deathmatch game was revealed in January's showcase and tasks players collecting virus samples. You'll be able to suit up as fan-favourites like Chris Redfield and Ada Wong, however, collecting samples allows you to transform into powerful bioweapons like the Super Tyrant to help turn the tide of a match. 

 

How can you download Resident Evil Re:Verse?

Over on Steam, you can download the Resident Evil RE:Verse open beta for PC. Even though the game isn't live yet, you can get the jump on the competition and make sure you're ready to launch into the action as soon as Capcom flicks the switch. RE:Verse is going live on April 8 at 11pm PT. From then, you'll only have until Saturday, April 10 to play before the developer pulls the plug. With Resident Evil RE:Verse charting unknown waters, the open beta is a way to test out fan reception and iron out the kinks. With this in mind, the open beta is sure to have a few bugs in the system.

We've already had a glimpse of RE:Verse thanks to January's showcase that also showed off the Resident Evil Village Maiden demo and Netflix's Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness anime. Even if Village is taking centre stage this year, RE:Verse hopes to make the most of our love of online multiplayers like Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite. We're not sure on the longevity of the idea, but things will become clearer when the open beta launches. 

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How can you play Resident Evil Re: Verse?

When it comes to Resident Evil Re:Verse, the multiplayer mode will officially launch alongside Village on May 7. To play, you'll need a Capcom ID, so keep it handy or register for one. If playing on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, you'll need a PS Plus subscription, while Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S owners will need Xbox Live Gold. That's not all on the RE front though. Capcom has confirmed there's another showcase coming this month. Following a recent reveal of Village gameplay, we're expecting a few more surprises in the next showcase.

Capcom continues to celebrate Resident Evil's 25th anniversary, meaning the next showcase could (hopefully) offer up another reveal. There are continued rumours of a next-gen remake of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4. Keen to manage expectations of the next showcase, Capcom warned, "We don’t want to spoil any surprises, so we’ll leave it to all of you to speculate on what this upcoming presentation might contain". Alongside more info on Village and RE:Verse, we'll have to wait and see what else Capcom has up its sinister sleeves. 

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