Only Chapter 1-1 is playable in the demo, with Chris Redfield also being the only playable character regardless of how many times the demo is finished. In order to play the demo in co-op mode, players can either join a friend's game via a LAN system where two Nintendo Switch consoles are required, or they can use the splitscreen system. An online co-op connection is not possible.
The demo can only be played on the Amateur, Normal or Veteran difficulties, Professional cannot be unlocked.
Some progress from the demo can also be saved and carried over to the full game.