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How to Pre-Download Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is about to launch, which means players can go ahead and pre-download the game so they're ready the second it goes live.
Resident Evil Village is about to launch, which means players can go ahead and pre-download the game so they're ready the second it goes live. | CAPCOM

Resident Evil Village is about to launch, which means players can go ahead and pre-download the game so they're ready the second it goes live.

Resident Evil Village will hit shelves on May 7, 2021—so, if there are fans still interested in pre-ordering and then pre-downloading, they have until that date to do so. There are a few editions available to purchase, as well as several platforms to purchase them for. Currently, fans can purchase the standard, deluxe, or complete editions for the PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series S/X, and PC.

How to Pre-Download Resident Evil Village

Xbox users can pre-download the game right now. PlayStation users, however, will have to wait until Wednesday, May 5. Unfortunately, there is no released date as to when PC players can pre-download. We can't imagine it would be far behind, however.

Fortunately, pre-downloading is pretty universal among platforms, so players shouldn't have any issues getting the title ready to play. We recommend checking the file size and available hard drive space left before starting the download. Most games need to be downloaded in their entirety before they're playable. The file size varies from platform to platform—but we do have confirmation that Xbox users will need 27.11 GB of space.

To pre-download a game, players must have already pre-ordered it and paid in full. If successful, when navigating to the listing in the store or locating it in their library, players should see a "pre-download" or, simply, "download" option waiting for them. Select this, and the game should download itself in preparation for the official launch.

Obviously, players won't actually be able to play it until it launches, but it's still nice to know there won't be any wasted time.