When Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s first episode popped into existence last week without the advertised local co-op on PC, it was a bit of a disappointment. The game is essentially built for co-op, and the feature was clearly advertised on the Steam store page.
Capcom offered a vague explanation about prioritising stability, but it did nothing to alleviate the anger of players who were left without a pretty major feature that was present in other versions of the game. When the explanation didn’t work, Capcom apologised and said they were working on a solution. Less than a week later, and a local co-op beta has launched.
It’s a quick turnaround, but that also means that there might be bugs and other problems, which is why Capcom’s opened it up to testers. That and because they want people to be able to play local co-op as quickly as possible.
The co-op is for both the campaign and raid mode, and you can access it on the beta branch of the game.
Here’s what you need to do to activate the beta branch:
- From your Steam ‘LIBRARY’ list, right-click on Resident Evil Revelations 2 / Biohazard Revelations 2 and select 'Properties'
- Select the ‘BETAS’ tab.
- Type bhr2qasplitmaster00 (case-sensitive) in the 'Enter beta access code' field and then click CHECK CODE.
- Now, select "qa_split_master" from the pull-down menu and click CLOSE.
- Wait for the Steam client to finish downloading the patch.
- Launch Resident Evil Revelations 2 / Biohazard Revelations 2.
With that done, all you’ll need to do is hit start on the second controller when a game is active in campaign mode, or in the staging area in raid mode. So grab a pal and go shoot some gross virus monsters in the face.
And if this is too late and you’d rather just throw the towel in, Capcom says that you’ll be able to get a refund through Steam.