The resident Evil 2, 3 and 7 next-gen upgrades are finally available for download. However, their installation differs depending on whether you own the games on PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X|S. Luckily, it’s not too difficult once you know where to look. We’ll go over the process for downloading and installing Resident Evil next-gen updates below.
How to Install Resident Evil Next-Gen Upgrade on PS5
Installing the Resident Evil next-gen upgrade is trickier than on other platforms because the console treats the PS4 and PS5 versions as two different games. Fortunately, the update is free. You just need to follow these steps:
- Head to Resident Evil 2 in your content library
- Check the box in the top right that says “Free PS5 update”.
- Choose “Download”
- On the purchase screen, check that your total is $0.00, then confirm it
- Select “Download PS5 Version” on the next screen
Any DLC you own for the PS4 version should also transfer over, but it may take a second to register. Also note that PS4 save data can be converted to work on the PS5 version. However, you will need to remember to download it from the cloud if you have never installed the PS4 version on your PS5 console.
How to Install Resident Evil Next-Gen Update on PC
On PC, the next-gen Resident Evil update is just a regular update on Steam. The only trick to installing it is that Steam doesn’t always immediately detect an update for a game. Unfortunately, there’s no way to manually check for updates on Steam. However, there is a way to force a game to update flawlessly.
- Head to the Library tab.
- Find the game in your list on the left and right click on it.
- Click Properties.
- Go to the Local Files tab.
- Click “Verify integrity of game files…”
This should compare your currently installed files to the latest version on Steam. It will update the game to the correct version when it finds outdated files.
How to install the next-gen upgrade on Xbox Series X|S
Xbox versions of Resident Evil use Smart Delivery. This should automatically show the correct version under the “Optimized for Xbox Series X|S” list in your library. If the game is already installed, simply check for updates, and Smart Delivery will select the correct version for your console.
To check for updates on Xbox Series X|S consoles:
- Select “My games & apps” from the dashboard.
- Scroll down to Manage
- Select updates
When you enter the Updates screen, the console should automatically check for updates for any currently installed game. Depending on how many games you have installed, this may take a while, so be patient. He should find it eventually.