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Resident Evil Village

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Resident Evil Village
Resident Evil Village cover
RE Engine
Release dates
Windows May 7, 2021
macOS (OS X) October 28, 2022
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter, Survival horror
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Zombies
Series Resident Evil
Resident Evil Village on HowLongToBeat
Resident Evil Village on IGDB
Resident Evil Village on MobyGames
Resident Evil Village on Wikipedia
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Resident Evil Village is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. It is the eighth main installment in the Resident Evil series, and a narrative sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The game was announced at the PlayStation 5 reveal event in June 2020 and released on May 7, 2021.[1] It also includes the post-release online multiplayer mode Resident Evil Re:Verse.

A demo version of Resident Evil Village was announced at the Resident Evil Showcase on April 15, 2021. The demo was originally set to be accessible only for 24 hours on May 1, 2021 but due to extensive feedback was made available from May 2, 2021 to May 10, 2021.[2][3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Gold Edition also available.
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
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Gold Edition also available.
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the Windows version on April 10, 2023.[4][5]


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires a one-time real-money purchase to play.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Mr. Raccoon Weapon Charm Pre-order bonus. Available for purchase since July 8, 2021.
macOS (OS X)
Survival Resources Pack Pre-order bonus. Available for purchase since July 8, 2021.
macOS (OS X)
Trauma Pack Included in the Deluxe Edition.
macOS (OS X)
Winters’ Expansion Adds a third-person mode to the main campaign, the additional campaign Shadows of Rose, and three additional characters to Mercenaries mode.
macOS (OS X)


Type Notes
Cosmetic Can purchase various cosmetic DLC for the game using real money purchases.
Unlock Various DLCs, acquired using real money purchases, give the player various in-game resources, in-game weapons, and unlocks the Village of the Damned difficulty without needing to complete the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\config.ini[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1196590/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1196590\remote\win64_save
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1196590/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ ultrawide support.[6]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive Fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Trilinear, 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Choice between TAA or TAA + FXAA and additionally SSAA referred to as Image Quality ranging from 0.5-2.0 in 0.1 increments. See Anti-aliasing (AA) to disable AA.
High-fidelity upscaling
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On/off toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Maximum framerate can be set to 30, 60, 120, and variable.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Supported in fullscreen mode. HDR calibration settings within game.
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray-traced global illumination, ambient occlusion, and reflections.

Field of view (FOV)

Use REFramework-nightly to modify the general, zoom and global FOV values, plus much more
Use Lazy FoV and Vignette Fix to modify the general and zoom FOV values
Use Flawless Widescreen to modify the general and zoom FOV values
Use Fluffy Manager to modify the normal and aiming FOV values

Anti-aliasing (AA) and Sharpening

Modify the game's executable to disable anti-aliasing and the Sharpening filter.[8]
  1. Download and open this Cheat Engine table.
  2. Run the game, and wait for startup videos to be end (or skip them). This is important, otherwise the patch will crash the game.
  3. When you'll be at the main menu, click on the checkbox near "Disable_Patch_AA" in the Cheat Engine table. A new memory record called "TAA" will pop up and will be set to 5 (which means it is disabled, along with the sharpening filter)
You need to select TAA in the game's graphics menu.


Use REFramework Nightly to modify the general, zoom and global FOV values, plus Vignette values


Camera settings
Camera settings
Control settings
Control settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Full key remapping, including the ability to swap left and right mouse buttons with the Mouse Button Inversion option.
Mouse acceleration
Overriding OS options.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted. Both axes can also be inverted together.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Remapping is limited to pre-configured presets.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock 4 controllers can be used by enabling "PlayStation Configuration Support".
DualShock button prompts
No native support for DualShock 4 prompts. Can be modded.
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Steam Controller button prompts


Audio settings
Audio settings
Language settings
Language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, BGM, Sound Effect, Menu volume from 0-10.
Surround sound
Native support. Additionally, a "Virtual Surround" option is present for headphone surround emulation.[9]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan Translation by IGTC Team
Fan translation
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Officially supported.[10]

Issues unresolved

Performance drops while using ray-tracing

Restarting the game occasionally on long play sessions fixes the issue. Lowering the texture quality option also helps keeping VRAM usage low.[11][12]

Issues fixed

Ray-tracing grayed out in the options menu

Update Windows 10 to version 2004 or newer.[13][14]

Crash on startup

Use REFramework[15]

Stuttering (killing enemies, taking damage, etc.)

Use REFramework[15]
Reduce textures setting if graphics card's VRAM is getting exceeded

Crashing at loading screens

Game consistently crashes when Image Quality is set specifically to 1.3 with RT enabled. Disable RT or set Image Quality to any value other than 1.3
Tested on AMD Radeon RX6950XT & Ryzen 5800X System with SAM enabled on Driver Version 23.4.2

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise With Convolution Reverb and Microsoft Spatial Sound plug-ins.
Cutscenes Windows Media Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-7500
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 560
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is required to support ray tracing.
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 12.0
Processor (CPU) Apple M1
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 27.4 GB


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1196590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1196590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Resident Evil 8 announced at PS5 reveal event - last accessed on 2021-05-08
  2. Original Schedule - last accessed on 2021-05-08
  3. Extended announcement - last accessed on 2021-05-08
  4. Resident Evil Village update for 10 April 2023 · SteamDB - last accessed on 2023-04-10
  5. Resident Evil Village History · Change #U:37402377 · SteamDB - last accessed on 2023-04-10
    "Removed 3rd-Party DRM – Denuvo Anti-tamper, 5 different PC within a day machine activation limit"
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-05-08
    Tested on a custom 2560x1080 resolution.
  7. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-05-08
    Tested on a custom 3840x2160 resolution.
  8. Resident Evil Village - Updated TAA / Sharpness fix - last accessed on 2022-11-04
  9. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-05-08
    Tested with Razer Surround and Special K.
  10. [1] - last accessed on 2021-05-15
  11. RTX has a memory leak! Turn it off for now - last accessed on 2021-05-09
  12. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-05-10
    I can confirm myself that after a long time of playing or when overshooting the texture quality setting which maxes out the VRAM there is a significant performance impact once it fills. Restarting the game fixes the issue.
  13. Ray tracing DOESNT WORK - last accessed on 2021-05-09
  14. Ray tracing grayed out? - last accessed on 2021-05-09
  15. 15.0 15.1 included fixes