How to download the Resident Evil 3 demo on Xbox One and PC

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Jill Resident Evil 3 remake shotgun zombies (Image credit: Capcom)

The Resident Evil 3 remake is just a couple of weeks away but Capcom is allowing players to experience a taste of that horror ahead of launch. Unlike the "One Shot" demo that premiered ahead of Resident Evil 2 in 2019, you aren't limited in how many times you can play this demo. As a result, it's a good way to familiarize yourself with the new controls and some of the new action-oriented abilities you have — which you'll need against the terrifying threat of Nemesis.

The demo goes live on March 19 and should now be available in all regions on Xbox One. The Steam link is also live.

How to download the Resident Evil 3 demo on Xbox One

  1. Go to the Xbox Store.
  2. If you don't see the demo there, use the search function.
  3. When you see it, select the demo.
  4. Hit download.

If you are browsing on your PC but you want to get the demo downloading on your Xbox, you can find the U.S. link here (opens in new tab) and the one for New Zealand, where it first launched, here (opens in new tab).

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The demo is roughly 7.47GB in size, so make sure you have that much free space.

How to download the Resident Evil 3 demo on PC

  1. Open Steam.
  2. If you don't see it on the front page, search the store.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

Alternatively, you can just click here since the link is up.

After completing the demo, you'll get to see an exclusive new trailer. Resident Evil 3 is scheduled to release on April 3, 2020 for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.

Update: March 19, 2020 Updated with the latest links.

Related: Our full Resident Evil 3 review

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

4 Comments
  • A whole article saying to use the search function in the Microsoft Store?
  • I mean. You're here. I'm here. And I sure as hell can't find the demo download in both stores, so. 😂
  • I hope they get all the clicks they need with this article. I came here to see if it includes any info beside the obvious.
  • Dear windows central please stop the useless articles or at least throw direct to our faces the ad of each game you wanna sell.... Thank you