Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Open Beta Program Brings Official Local Split-Screen Co-Op

Capcom has just launched an open beta program for Resident Evil Revelations 2, via which players can gain access to the local split-screen co-op mode (that was cut from the initial release). As the company noted, PC gamers can enjoy local split-screen co-op in both Campaign and Raid modes.

As Capcom claimed, there are still some known issues that have not  been resolved as of yet (which is why this is a beta program and not an official ‘final’ patch). For example, Menu option and UI elements specific to co-op mode aren’t implemented in this build. Moreover, the Split screen mode requires two game controllers supporting XInput such as the Xbox 360/Xbox One game pad (those using DualShock or other non-XInput device may need to resort to XInput emulation software).

Here is how you can enable local split-screen co-op mode:

Enabling split-screen coop mode
Campaign Mode — simply press the START button on Player 2 game pad upon entering active gameplay. Ending the game or exiting to the main menu will automatically return to full screen single player mode.

Raid Mode — pressing the START button on Player 2 game pad in the Vestibule (the staging area) will activate split-screen mode. Select character, configure your loadout, and select Raid missions as normal. Exiting the Vestibule and backing out to the main menu will automatically end split-screen mode.

And here is how you can access the game’s 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.