RE2, 3, and 7’s next-gen PC upgrades can now be RE-versed

Some things are irreversible. A sex change. Saying “mom” to your teacher in front of a full classroom. Pushing out that killer fart which, unfortunately, produced more than just gas. But luckily, other things are reversible. Like the next-gen PC upgrades for RE2, 3, and 7. And that’s just great for everyone who still runs those games on a potato since it will no longer require a better potato to run them.

Yeah, Capcom had some people worried for a sec. Especially folks who’re still booting up a trusty Windows 8 PC with a GTX 760 or its AMD equivalent. I mean, getting a free upgrade is nice and all. But finding out that the minimum requirements suddenly don’t match your setup anymore, can make someone go braindead pretty fast.

And so, angry gamers started flocking like Raccoon City residents to a police station. Because people paid good money for those games and now, all of the sudden, they’re unplayable after updating them. Luckily, Capcom listened and produced an antidote to this crippling upgrade. So, if you’re one of the afflicted, follow these steps:

  1. Click LIBRARY in Steam client.
  2. Right-click the game and select “”Properties…””
  3. In the pop-up menu, select “”BETAS””
  4. From the pull-down menu, select “”dx11_non-rt”” (Note: password not required)
  5. Close the pop-up menu and let the Steam client auto-update the game
  6. You should be able to launch the game normally once the update completes
  7. Please note some of the in-game option settings will be reset as a result of the rollback process.

If you would like to update the game to the new version again, simply select “”None”” from the pull-down menu in Step 4 above.

Got that? Great. Just keep in mind that REverting these PC version upgrades will also disable ray tracing and 3D audio. You know, things that’ll probably make your PC go kaboom anyway.