Resident Evil 2 Remake Players Find Loophole to Bypass Demo’s Speed Limit

Resident Evil 2 Remakes’ Demo Isn’t a “One-Shot” Anymore

Although lots of people were disappointed to learn that Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake demo is a “one-shot” affair with a 30-minute time limit, players have already found a way around it.

After you’ve finished using the 30 minutes on your account, you can load the demo on another account to play the game again. You can repeat this process as many times as you want so long as you’re willing to keep making accounts on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Although PC players have also found ways to get around the limit, they all involve modifying Steam, which some people aren’t comfortable with.

Since the discovery of these workarounds, players have begun doing speedruns. Some people have blown through the demo in under three minutes—take a look at one of the fastest ones below.

Expectations are high for the Resident Evil 2 remake, and producer Tsuyoshi Kanda previously spoke about the process of making the game with fans on the development team.

“Everyone has their own favorite boss, creature or aspect of the game… but not everyone is assigned to that, of course,” he said. “So if you’re assigned to whatever area of the game, you have to deal with all the other members of the team coming to you and saying “well, that’s my favorite boss and you should do this” – everyone has their opinions on every piece of the game, and everyone is trying to work to make their opinions heard.”

“One example – we talked about this at E3 because a lot of press asked us directly – is there still a giant alligator in the game?” he continued. “We spoke a few times to that – to how we wanted to keep the cool boss but also we needed to make it a bit more realistic in terms of how weighty a creature like that would be in real life – have it not just jumping around the room like a crazy thing.”

The Resident Evil 2 Remake demo is available until January 31st and the full game releases on January 25th.