Resident Evil Revelations 2 has been patched to version 1.01, alongside a beta version of the split-screen mode and some screens of the imminent second episode.

That’s quite a lot of stuff for one news item, so bear with me.

The big thing is probably the news that PC players can now play¬†Resident Evil Revelations 2 in offline split-screen, via an open beta. Right now the game is lacking menu options and UI elements related to split-screen, and it requires two controllers that support XInput (e.g. Xbox 360/Xbox One pads), but it should at least work. To do so, you basically just have to press Start on the second controller once you’re in active gameplay, or (for Raid mode) press Start in the staging area.

Before you can do this, though, you’ll need to download the game’s beta branch. Right-click on Resident Evil Revelations 2 in your Steam library, go to Properties, and go to the Betas tab. Input bhr2qasplitmaster00 into the beta access code box, and then select the qa_split_master branch from the drop-down box. Voila!

resident evil revelations 2 beta

You can read the full instructions (and numerous disclaimers) here, in case you need a bit more help. Do note that Capcom recommend backing up your save data just in case, though.

So, what else? Well, the main game has been patched up to 1.01, which doesn’t bring with it too many changes. The rendering profile has apparently been reverted, which means you might need to set the frame rate to 30 or 60 and turn Vsync on to avoid stutter, although I have no idea what that actually means. The mouse cursor will now disappear dynamically when you start using a game controller. A Raid mode crash has been fixed. And, hilariously: “Flipped around Shadow settings between ‘High’ and ‘Low.’ Selecting High now actually sets shadow quality to ‘High’.” Well done for that.

Finally, there are some screenshots for the second episode, which is due out today. You can see them below.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is an episodic Resident Evil game, with episodes released weekly. The first came out last week, and the second is due today.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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