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Resident Evil 4 (2023)

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This page is for the 2023 remake. For the original game, see Resident Evil 4. For the remastered version of the original game, see Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition.

Resident Evil 4 (2023)
Resident Evil 4 (2023) cover
RE Engine
Release dates
Windows March 24, 2023
macOS (OS X) December 20, 2023[1]
Metacritic 92
OpenCritic 92
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter, Survival horror, Action
Vehicles Naval/watercraft
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Horror, Supernatural, Contemporary
Series Resident Evil
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Resident Evil 4 (2023) on Wikipedia
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Resident Evil 4 (2023) 2023

Resident Evil 4[Note 1] is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. It is part of the Resident Evil series and a remake of the original 2005 game of the same name, chronologically takes place six years after the Racoon City's destruction as depicted in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.

The game was announced at the State of Play in June 2022 and released on March 24, 2023.[2] A demo version of Resident Evil 4 was announced at the Resident Evil Showcase on March 9, 2023.

The Mercenaries mode was added as a free DLC through a post-launch update on April 7, 2023 along with various bug fixes.[3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Mac App Store
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Coming December 20, 2023.[1]
macOS (OS X)
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows version requires Steam, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.[4]

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition contains the main game and the Extra DLC Pack.
A demo is available – Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires a one-time real-money purchase to play.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Extra DLC Pack (Deluxe Edition) Leon & Ashley costumes (Casual amd Romantic), Leon Costume & Filter (Hero and Villain), Leon Accessory: Sunglasses (Sporty), Deluxe Weapons (Sentinel Nine and Skull Shaker), Original Ver. Soundtrack Swap and Treasure Map Expansion (unlocks treasures that can't be obtained otherwise.)[5]
macOS (OS X)
The Mercenaries Mercenaries mode. Free DLC released on April 7, 2023.[3]
macOS (OS X)
Separate Ways Additional scenario. Paid DLC. Release date: September 21, 2023.[6]
macOS (OS X)
Charm: 'Green Herb' Pre-order Deluxe Edition only.
macOS (OS X)
Attaché Case: 'Classic' Pre-order Deluxe Edition only.
macOS (OS X)
Charm: 'Handgun Ammo' Pre-order only.
macOS (OS X)
Attaché Case: 'Gold' Pre-order only.
macOS (OS X)
Leon & Ashley Costumes: 'Casual' Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
Leon & Ashley Costumes: 'Romantic' Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
Treasure Map: Expansion Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
Leon Costume & Filter: 'Hero' Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
Leon Costume & Filter: 'Villain' Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
'Original Ver.' Soundtrack Swap Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
Deluxe Weapon: 'Skull Shaker' Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
Deluxe Weapon: 'Sentinel Nine' Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)
Leon Accessory: 'Sunglasses (Sporty)' Part of the Deluxe Edition, Extra DLC Pack and available separately.
macOS (OS X)


Type Notes
Cosmetic Can purchase various cosmetic DLC for the game using real money purchases.
Unlock Various DLCs, acquired using real money purchases, give the player various in-game resources, in-game weapons.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip RE Engine logo only[7]
  1. Download the mod.
  2. Install with Fluffy Mod Manager.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\local_config.ini[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2050650/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\2050650\remote\win64_save\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2050650/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Saves and most settings.


Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9 aspect ratio. Vert- gameplay on 32:9. Use praydogs REFramework for a fix. (unzip "dinput8.dll" into game.exe folder and use the ingame overlay graphics options)
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
90-110°. Use Third Person Camera Controller (recommended) or Simple FOV (affects rifle scopes).[7]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Bilinear, Trilinear, x2, x4, x8 and x16.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, TAA and FXAA + TAA. Additionally up to 200% SSAA by adjusting the Image Quality slider. Sharpening filter is forced on at all times.[8]
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 1.0, FSR 2.2
DLSS 2 and XeSS 1.0 are hackable using this mod.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On/Off toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate can be set to 30, 60, 120 or Variable.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Works in both fullscreen and windowed modes.
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray-traced light reflection and refraction.

High-fidelity upscaling

Game does not feature native implementations for DLSS and XeSS, and users with capable hardware may be interested in utilizing other technologies.
Use REFramework and UpscalerBasePlugin to utilize DLSS or XeSS instead of FSR[8]
  1. Download latest version of the mod.
  2. Follow this guide.
Note that you need to download the REFramework (Upscaler Beta) for this to work. The normal version do not work with upscaling yet!


Camera settings
Camera settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as Maximum Camera Speed (Mouse).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted. Separated between normal gameplay and aiming.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
6 pre-configured presets.
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as Maximum Camera Speed (Controller).
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted. Separated between normal gameplay and aiming.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Referred to as Button Icon Type B.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualSense and DualSense Edge are also supported, but doesn't support Haptic Feedback nor Adaptive Triggers. Gyro Aiming functionality (as "Motion Sensor Camera mode"[Note 4] in the Camera settings.) is also supported.
DualShock button prompts
Referred to as Button Icon Type A.[Note 5]
Light bar support
Color changes according to player's health bar.
Connection modes Wired, Wireless, DualSense, DualSense Edge, V2
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button Prompts can flicker and Camera can conflict when using Right Stick and Mouse Input at the same time. Gamepad Button prompts gets prioritized when Gamepad Input is active.


Audio settings
Audio settings
Language settings
Language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate volume sliders available for Master, Voice, BGM, Sound Effects, Menu and Ballistic Impact Volume with options for small, normal and large.
Surround sound
3D Audio options available, height speakers function when Atmos or DTS:X options are configured in Windows but are not represented in the game options. Also has speaker angle degree adjustment.
On/off toggle with separate Size, Background Opacity, Color and Speaker Name Display/Color options available.
Closed captions
On/off toggle. Subtitle settings also apply to closed captions.
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation #1 Download, Fan translation #2 Download
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Fan dubbing by Primera Llamada and NegaArmax (Separate Ways DLC not dubbed).

Issues unresolved

Traversal-related stutters

The game suffers from some minor CPU-load related hitching issues during traversal at specific points in the world where data is being loaded. More powerful CPUs will show a less intense stutter.[8]

Frame rate-related quirks

Some physics are tied to the frame rate, which mainly concerns speed running tactics. 120 FPS causes more waves to appear during the Del Lago fight.[9] 30 FPS makes grenades have bigger explosions/do more damage, while also making it easier to phase through knights' hitboxes.[10]

Issues fixed

Game crashes during gameplay (Fatal D3D Error)

This Fatal D3D Error crash is believed to be VRAM-related; the game crashing when running out of VRAM instead of using system RAM in that case. Though, some reports also say these crashes can happen on higher-end GPUs like the RTX 4090, which should realistically not suffer from any VRAM limitations.[8]
Reduce the VRAM usage by lowering game's (texture) quality settings, resolution and/or turn off ray tracing[8][11][12]

Progress blocker (Chapter 12)

The developers have acknowledged a rare yet critical progress block that prevents players from obtaining a specific "key item" vital for progressing further in the game beyond Chapter 12. This progress blocker occurs when attacking with the knife after the cutscene at the beginning of chapter 12 ended, but before the notification of having obtained the key item appears. An upcoming patch is planned to resolve this bug (retroactively).[13]
Refrain from attacking with the knife until the notification for obtaining the key item is displayed in the upper right of the screen[13]
If the key has not appeared, reload a save from before the start of chapter 12.

Going back to the village after rescuing Ashley causes FPS drop (Chapter 4)

Once arrived at the village (after passing the church) the fps will drop massively in that area (happens on all platforms). This is due to the particles (rain, wind, etc) and the amount of NPCs (enemies) that are present at that moment.[dubious – discuss]
Alt-tab the game to free some VRAM[citation needed]
Pausing the game for 5 seconds[dubious – discuss]

Save corruption

On Steam, if the game is closed while a save is being made or the saves are being backed up, the saves can be corrupted.[14][15]
Follow the steps as described on the Steam forums.
Currently there's no way to restore earned CP short of doing the challenges again.

Other information

VR support

3D modes State Notes
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR.
Officially supported game.
Use Praydog's REFramework.
Oculus VR (LibOVR)
Use Praydog's REFramework.
Windows Mixed Reality
This game might be playable with the Revive Compatibility Layer, or Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR.
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Play area
Use Praydog's REFramework.
Use Praydog's REFramework.
Experimental. Use Praydog's REFramework.


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise


Manual Flashlight

Requires REFramework.

Resident Evil 4 Fusion Mod

Adds an option to enable Logitech G LIGHTSYNC RGB Lighting

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-7500
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 560
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum system requirements target 1080p 45 FPS (on the 'Prioritize Performance' preset); recommended system requirements target 1080p 60 FPS.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT are required for ray tracing.
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 13.0
Processor (CPU) Apple M1
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 19.3 GB


  1. Known as Biohazard RE:4 (Japanese: バイオハザード RE:4) in Japan
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/2050650/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2050650) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  4. Wired connectivity only
  5. This Icon type is based on DualSense Controller.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Resident Evil 4 remake for Mac, iPhone, and iPad launches December 20 - Gematsu - last accessed on 2023-11-07
  2. Resident Evil 4 Remake Officially Announced for Next Year - last accessed on 2023-03-23
  3. 3.0 3.1 Resident Evil 4 Title Update - ResidentEvil - last accessed on 2023-04-07
  4. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2023-09-28
    Scanned the executable with Detect It Easy.
  5. Resident Evil 4 Remake Deluxe Edition Treasure Map is Causing Controversy - GameRant - last accessed on 2023-03-11
    "What Resident Evil fans have taken issue with is a Treasure Map: Expansion item that unlocks new treasures in Resident Evil 4 that can't be obtained otherwise."
  6. The RE4 DLC "Separate Ways" launches 9/21! A free update is also coming! - Steam - last accessed on 2023-09-20
  7. 7.0 7.1 Verified by User:Keith on 2023-05-16
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Resident Evil 4 Remake PC - It's Got Issues - Optimised Settings - DF Tech Review - Digital Foundry - YouTube - last accessed on 2023-03-29
  9. Game Masters - Resident Evil 4 (2023) - YouTube - last accessed on May 2023
  10. Is the difficulty everyone hates so much on Hardcore and Pro tied to framerate? :: Resident Evil 4 General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  11. Game Crash - Alexander Battaglia - Twitter - last accessed on 2023-03-24
  12. Verified by User:Phyziyx on 2023-03-24
    I had the same exact crash when testing the Chainsaw Demo for the first time
  13. 13.0 13.1 Critical Progress Block (Chapter 12) - REGames (10:45 AM GMT) - Twitter - last accessed on 2023-03-31
  14. Resident Evil 4 Remake On Steam Is Corrupting Save Files, Ending Playthroughs - TheGamer - last accessed on 2023-04-03
  15. HELP!!! Save corrupted/unable to load or even save game anymore!! - Steam Discussions - last accessed on 2023-04-03