Those in the mood for a nice evening of Resident Evil Village may come home to a cold surprise. This is because there is a nasty bug in the most recent version of the game, which can cause you to suddenly lose your entire save game.
Several gamers have been reporting the problem since last weekend. The game’s official Twitter account now also comes out with confirmation, and apologies.
Resident Evil Village causes frustration
There is an update ready for Resident Evil Village, but it should be clear that you better not install it. Last weekend it became clear that the new version of the game features a so-called Anti-Tamper code.
This code is supposed to ensure that any changes to the game cannot be made by players. But it thus makes Resident Evil Village unplayable as a whole.
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To all Resident Evil Village Steam players:
We’re aware of an ongoing issue with the latest patch that’s causing the game to crash for some users. We’re currently looking into a fix, and apologize for any inconvenience caused!
– Resident Evil (@RE_Games) October 17, 2022
Those who install the update are then presented with a black screen and greeted with the message that their data is no longer supported. Nice.
Disable automatic updates in Steam
If you haven’t yet provided Resident Evil Village with the latest software version, it’s smart to put off that update for a while. If you have automatic downloads enabled on Steam, chances are you’re screwed.
If you don’t, then you’re in luck. You can make sure that the download is not automatic.
To do this, go to Resident Evil Village in Steam, press the right mouse button and select Preferences. Then go to the tab for Updates and check Update this game not automatically within the box.
Resident Evil Village not the first
You would expect that such a mistake would not be made often, but unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth. Village is not the first game from Capcom to run into trouble this way. For example, the studio also had problems with Resident Evil 4 in 2007.
The PC version of the game did not feature proper lighting, image quality and stability. It was full of problems, leaving consumers anything but happy with the practically unplayable title.
Currently, Capcom is working on a fix for Resident Evil Village. It’s unfortunate, but true: you’ll have to be patient for a while before you can get started again.