How to download the Resident Evil 3 demo early

You can download and play the Resident Evil 3 demo right now on PS4 and Xbox One with a cheeky regional workaround.

Resident Evil 3 isn’t out until April 3. The Resident Evil 3 demo shouldn’t be out until tomorrow. However, thanks to that magical effect known as timezones, it’s already available in some parts of the world. With a bit of sneaky work, you can even download it if you’re not in the areas in which it’s already released. Want to know more? Here’s how to download the Resident Evil 3 demo early.

How to download the Resident Evil 3 demo early

How to download the Resident Evil 3 demo early on PS4 and Xbox One
 
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The Resident Evil 3 demo has officially released in New Zealand and Australia, and as time inevitably rolls forward, it will continue to roll out across the rest of the globe. If you’re living in the region that doesn’t have access to the demo yet, you can actually join early by following a few sneaky steps to change your console’s region.

How to access the Resi 3 demo early on Xbox One

If you’re an Xbox One owner, getting the demo early is a piece of cake. Simply head over to the System Settings, find location and change it to New Zealand (or any other unlocked region). Restart your console and when you visit the store you’ll find the demo available to download.

  • Open System Settings.
  • Change location to New Zealand.
  • Restart the console.
  • Find the demo on the store.

How to access the Resi 3 demo early on PS4

PS4 owners can also access the demo early, though they’ll need to work a touch harder. This time, create a new PlayStation Account and set your region to New Zealand. Sign in and head over to the demo section of the store. You can now download away! It might even be worth keeping that account in case the chance to jump ahead happens again in future.

  • Create a new PlayStation account.
  • Choose New Zealand as your account region.
  • Sign in to the new account.
  • Visit the PlayStation Store and swap to the demos section.

There you have it! With just a minor tweak, you can download the Resident Evil 3 demo early on PS4 and Xbox One. Don’t worry if you’re not in a rush though, it’ll unlock at midnight in your timezone, so you don’t have long to wait at all! Click here to visit our game hub for Resident Evil 3 to find more news, tips, tricks and guides.

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