Resident Evil Re:Verse certainly hasn’t been the multiplayer hit with fans that Capcom was hoping for. Despite this, Capcom has released their first major update for the game adding a new map, character, and two new skins.
Map variety was always bare in Re:Verse with the game only ever having players battle it out in Racoon Police Department or the Baker Mansion. The latest update brings Village, an excerpt of Resident Evil Village‘s European town, to the map rotation. Village’s map will center around the Maiden of War statue at the center of the village offering a large level of open combat while also providing cover in numerous locations.
A new playable character also joins the Re:Verse roster. What series favorite have they decided to drop in this update to really draw new players in you may be asking. Is it Albert Wesker? Sheva Alomar? Maybe even Karl Heisenberg? Well, it’s Tundra! Wait, who’s Tundra? Tundra is a member of Chris Redfield’s Hound Wolf Squad who you would have seen at the end of Resident Evil Village. Capcom describes her abilities as “highly technical… who bewilders her opponents before unleashing a devastating attack.”
Alongside the new character, there are two additional DLC character skins for both Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. Chris’ ‘Gun Show’ skin sees him sport the iconic BSAA outfit from Resident Evil 5 while Jill dawns her Battle Suit from Resident Evil 5.
For those looking for more, there’s also a deluxe Premium Pass available which includes skins for both Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong, along with some additional rewards for Battle Pass Challenges.
Being delayed on more than one occasion Resident Evil Re:Verse has failed to grip the player base beyond anything other than playing a match or two. This could be due to the release of Re: Verse dropping very closely to Resident Evil Village‘s Winter’s Expansion update. However, given many players’ and outlets’ grievances with the multiplayer mode, only time will tell if the latest update can attract old players back in and even entice new players to give the mode a shot.
This isn’t the first time Capcom has released a multiplayer mode alongside their more recent titles. Resident Evil 3 Remake included a PvP mode known as Resident Evil Resistance. This too didn’t captivate players so it will be interesting to see if Capcom continues its support of Resident Evil Re:Verse in the future given how quickly it cut support for Resistance.
Source: Resident Evil Blog Post