The Project Resistance closed beta was the first demo of Project Resistance playable outside of a convention, it was first announced on September 12, 2019 (JST) during the Project Resistance presentation at TGS 2019[2] and was available between October 4 - October 7.[3] The registration period was available between September 11–18 for the PS4 version, with the Xbox One version lasting until September 30. The confirmation of selection happened on September 30 as well.[4]


The registration for the beta differed between platforms:

PlayStation 4

The user must first have registered to the Resident Evil Ambassador program, then signed up to the beta on the registration page. If too many people signed up for the beta, a lottery would take place and players would be selected randomly. Users who did win an invitation received an e-mail via the ambassador program on September 30 with information on how to participate in the beta and a separate e-mail with a code for the beta.[3]

Xbox One

The user must first have registered to the Xbox Insider Program, the entry for the beta would then be completed with the registration to the Xbox Insider Program. On September 30, a limited number of players were able to install the beta.[3] The number of participants reached its limit 26 hours later.[5]


The closed beta was not be available on PC.[3]


The Survivor vs Mastermind game mode was the only one available in the beta with "Downtown" being the only playable stage, players could select "Quick Match" and then select their preferred role before searching (with "Random", "Mastermind" and "Survivor" as the options).

A Tutorial was present in the beta which could have been replayed as many times as needed, upon launching the beta for the first time, the game would ask if the player wanted to play the Tutorial first.

During the search time, players could not select any option apart from choosing to stop the search. It was also not possible to invite other players onto a lobby or create a private match.


The following are the patch notes based on the PS4's "Update History" menu:

  • Version 1.01
    • Minor bug fixes
    • Balance adjustment


  • A Security Guard Zombie in the second area or Bio Cores in the third area could fail to appear. There is no way to force these to spawn, so players were required to either exit the game or wait until the timer reached zero.[3]
  • When aiming, the playable character could fail to look at the direction being aimed at.
  • If the player tried to enter a safe room at the same time as opening a normal door, they would enter a state where they would be unable to run, face a different direction, or to interact with anything. One way to get out of this state was by walking into a mine, which would end up teleporting the player to the safe room.[6]
  • January could end up facing the wrong direction or be placed at an unintended location when the group were proceeding to Area 3 via the elevator.
  • Sometimes the prompts from the inventory, such as "Confirm" and "Close", would stay within the UI even after the player exited the inventory. This also applies to the weapon/item shortcuts. In order to fix this, players just needed to go in and out of the inventory again.

Further notesEdit

  • An online connection was required to play this beta.[3]
  • The options menu had a RESIDENT EVIL.NET setting however RE.NET had not been updated to support this beta at that time.

External linksEdit




  1. Project Resistance | CAPCOM
  2. 【TGS2019】『PROJECT RESISTANCE』スペシャルステージ
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Project Resistance closed beta test | CAPCOM
  4. Project Resistance Closed Beta Test registration page
  5. Join the Project Resistance Closed Beta Test on Xbox One! - Xbox Wire
  6. YouTube
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