Resident Evil Village Demo Exploit Lets You Reset Timer On PC


You can always leave it to the PC community to find any usable game exploit quickly.

Unfortunately, the Resident Evil Village demo exploit won't really let you play any further than what the demo allows you to.

It hasn't been long since Capcom released the multiplatform Resident Evil Village demo, but PC gamers have already found a way to reset the clock. This means that, instead of just an hour, anyone using the exploit can play the Resident Evil Village demo until their heart is content.

How Does the Resident Evil Village Demo Exploit Work?

Even with the exploit, you'll still only be able to explore the Dimitrescu Castle and the Village in Resident Evil Village.

As it currently stands, Capcom is giving gamers on all platforms an hour to roam the castle grounds and the village to see what the fuss is all about. After the time is up, players will no longer be able to play Resident Evil Village again until the game comes out.

Of course, it isn't long before Resident Evil Village launches. So, it won't be too long of a wait. However, some players thought that just because you don't have too long to go until Resident Evil Village arrives, it doesn't necessarily mean that you should exercise patience.

For those who'd like to play the Resident Evil Village demo a bit longer, a Steam user under the handle, Leaves, has a solution. The Resident Evil Village demo exploit was posted on Steam in response to another user asking if modders had found a way to circumvent the hour-long timer.

To save you the trouble of heading on over to Steam yourself, here's what you need to do to reset the Resident Evil Village demo restriction:

  • Disable Steam Cloud
  • Download Steam SAM
  • Delete your local save files (usually found in [*insert Steam ID*]/1541780/remote/win64_save
  • Start Steam SAM
  • Start Resident Evil Village demo
  • Take away achievements and stats
  • Confirm

Admittedly, it's not a fairly straightforward process. Then again, it's not too hard either. But, for those who'd like to have another hour-long go at the Resident Evil Village demo, this is heaven-sent.

Just don't forget that this exploit doesn't let you pick up after your one-hour has ended, it merely lets you play through the Resident Evil Village demo from the start, all over again for the nth time.

With that said, we'd like to remind everyone that we don't condone exploits in any way. This is especially after Capcom has gone to great lengths to market Resident Evil Village. Capcom has done a lot of weird but effective things. This includes the aforementioned demo and extending the demo, as well as using Lady Dimitrescu standees and towels to promote the game, even making a spinoff puppet show. That last bit is an excellent alternative for those who might feel like the actual game is too scary.

The least that you can do now is respect Capcom's efforts to market Resident Evil Village, use up your one hour, and then wait until Resident Evil Village has launched.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a freelance content writer based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.