Upgrading Resident Evil 2, 3, or 7 might (out)break your game

Good news! The next-gen (or current-gen… whatever) upgrade patch for Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 has dropped and it’s probably glorious for plenty of you. Zombies are undeader than ever before and Chris’ hair looks even more ravishing. And what about ray tracing. OH…MY…GOD! Ray tracing! Where would I be without it? But with all that next-gen (or current-gen… whatever) tech, your PC might not hack it. If that’s the case, you can just roll back the update, right? Well…

The thing is, you can’t. And several PC gamers have experienced it first-hand. People playing on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S have nothing to fear, obviously. Their console was built for this, even though that silky-smooth 60fps seems to be absent occasionally. But PC players – and the OG or budget-friendly ones in particular – do have an issue to deal with.

I mean, I’m golden here. My PC is brand spanking new with state-of-the-art components present. But if you were barely able to run Resident Evil 2, 3, or 7 because you’re system is pretty outdated, you might be effed now. A Windows 8 PC with a GTX 760 / Radeon R7 260x might have done the trick once, but after installing the update, it won’t. Windows 10 is now mandatory, as is a GTX 960 or Radeon Rx 460.

And we haven’t even talked about the mods yet. Because yes, Resident Evil is also quite popular in the mod scene. With the amount of ‘with this mod you can see Lady Dimitrescu’s huge naked milkers’ mods around, it’s safe to say that modding has taken Resident Evil by storm. And so are VR mods, which seem to stop working, according to UploadVR.

So, if you’re still rockin’ an old-school PC that barely managed to run one of these Resident Evil titles, be sure to cancel that upgrade. That patch wouldn’t do you much good anyway. Typing the words ray tracing would probably cause blue screens in your case.