There is a Resident Evil Showcase happening tomorrow which is very exciting for fans of the series, horror fanatics, as well as people clamouring for anything which aesthetically resembles Castlevania thanks to the appearance of vampires and werewolves. In addition to the upcoming Showcase, there is also a closed beta that people can sign up for. Here you’ll discover when the Resident Evil Village closed beta is and how to sign up for it on PS4 and Xbox One.

Capcom’s Showcase will reveal first-ever gameplay which is awfully exciting because the game’s trailers look incredible. It’s using a first-person perspective again which is fantastic news for everyone who enjoyed surviving the Baker’s house of horror, and there appears to be another drastic departure from the series’ usual formula thanks to the emergence of vampires and werewolves. Oh, and of course there’s also the return of the hunky Chris Redfield which has us all giddy.

While we can’t wait to see gameplay and have our fingers crossed for the release of a playable demo, below you’ll discover how to sign up for the Resident Evil 8 Village closed beta on PS4 and Xbox One.

When is the Resident Evil Village beta?

The Resident Evil 8 Village beta will be happening between January 27th and 30th.

Below are the shared times and dates for when the Resident Evil 8 Village beta will be happening (via Capcom):

  • January 27th, 22:00 PT until 05:00 PT on January 28th (maintenance between 01:00 – 02:00)
  • January 28th, 17:00 PT until 00:00 PT on January 29th (maintenance between 20:00 – 21:00)
  • January 29th, 07:00 PT until 14:00 PT
  • January 29th, 22:00 until January 30th, 22:00 PT

It’s not confirmed to be for Resident Evil Village, but this is what people are presuming after a multiplayer tag was updated to the game’s page on Steam DB.

Fans are expecting the playable test to be for an online mode which will accompany this year’s eighth instalment, but this is not confirmed so it could be for an entirely new title instead.  

However, it’s only happening on PS4 and Xbox One (PS5 and Xbox Series X via backwards compatability), meaning PC players will not be able to participate.

How to sign up for Resident Evil Village closed beta

You must be 18-years or older to sign up for the Resident Evil 8 Village closed beta.

In addition, you must own a PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Series X to sign up for the Resident Evil Village closed beta, and you also need a Capcom ID linked to the Ambassador Programme.

Capcom says you can register for the Ambassador Programme until January 25th at 06:59 PT and 09:59 ET, and the status of your Ambassador profile will give you greater odds at being selected:

  • Silver: x2 chance
  • Gold: x5 chance
  • Platinum: x10 chance

Provided you meet all of the above requirements, you can then sign up for the beta by clicking here.

The first deadline is on January 20th at 06:59 PT and 09:59 ET with an announcement being made on the 22nd, and then the final deadline will happen on January 25th at the same hours with the last announcement planned for the 27th.

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