New Resident Evil 2 Microtransaction Lets You Unlock Everything For $5

A new microtransaction comes to Resident Evil 2 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Capcom's Resident Evil 2 has added a new microtransaction that lets you unlock everything. The price? $5 USD / £4 / $7.50 AUD.

The "All In-Game Rewards Unlock," as it's called, provides immediate access to the 4th Survivor and Tofu Survivor modes, along with costumes, weapons, and concept art. Among the weapons included are the Samurai Edge handgun, LE-5 submachine gun, ATM-4 rocket launcher, and minigun, all of which come with infinite ammo, according to Eurogamer.

That's notable because ammo scarcity is a factor in Resident Evil 2, so these weapons ensure you are always prepared.

All of these items are normally available through gameplay, so this option is available for those who want to speed up progress. The microtransaction is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Resident Evil 2 launched in January, and it has been a big hit. By Capcom's latest count, the title has shipped more than 4 million copies worldwide.

GameSpot's Resident Evil 2 review called it "a terrifying experience like no other."

"Resident Evil 2 is not only a stellar remake of the original, but it's also simply a strong horror game that delivers anxiety-inducing and grotesque situations, topping some of the series' finest entries," wrote critic Alessandro Fillari. "But above all, the remake is an impressive game for the fact that it goes all-in on the pure survival horror experience, confidently embracing its horrifying tone and rarely letting up until the story's conclusion."

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Vodoo

The article made it seem like it also came with the costume pack, which it doesn't. That's a separate dlc with the soundtrack for $15.

The description on the Xbox store is very vague. I got more from reading user reviews than the description.

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EdwardNygma

No. Just no.

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DaVillain-

At least this is optional. Back in my gaming days, we earn stuff by unlocking cool stuff through playing the game.

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thomaswmak

@davillain-: You still do. Just don't buy it.

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Kyrylo

@thomaswmak: Well people like you is why we get some pearls like shadow of mordor ;)

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thomaswmak

@Kyrylo: Never played that game and so I have no idea what that meant. Is this an insult or praise? or a joke?

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Kyrylo

@thomaswmak: It's result of supporting monetasation. First one was good. Second was botchered by microtransiction.

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thomaswmak

@Kyrylo: oh ok. but my stance was don't buy the DLC. so how did the result come from people like me?

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DaVillain-

@thomaswmak: Which is very true.

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Thanatos2k

Remember when you unlocked this stuff? For free?

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thomaswmak

@Thanatos2k: You still do. Just don't buy it.

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Vodoo

@thomaswmak: You do, by speed running through the game and earning a high rank. That's a pointless reason for most people to play the game, just to unlock this stuff. And by the time you actually unlock it, you've played so much that you don't even want to play to use it.

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Jinzo_111887

@thomaswmak: They also had button codes you could enter to unlock this stuff for free, too.

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thomaswmak

@Jinzo_111887: that ship sailed long time ago. Ever since PS3 and XBOX 360 era, it's all about DLCs...

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SkyHighGam3r

Once upon a time there was a thing called "Cheat Codes" that would let you do this.
This is just a monetized cheat code...

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DaVillain-

@skyhighgam3r: Thank god Grand Theft Auto still uses cheat codes so not all is lost.

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CrimsonBrute

@davillain-: Unfortunately achievements/trophies are turned off as a result. The only thing that has kept me from using them.

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waltdawg443

Oh man, I'm so on board with this. Probably my biggest issue with modern survival horror games is the scarcity of ammo, and the resulting sense of panic that the game tries to maintain. A little bit of that is fine, especially when it's in small chunks spaced out over the course of the game, but I hate the feeling of constantly rushing thru entire areas just for the sake of protecting my health, or leaving a bunch of monsters alive just because I need to conserve ammo. If $5 is all it takes to make that go away and let me explore at my own pace, I'm down.

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n0on3

@waltdawg443: just use a trainer if that's all you want. There are plenty of free ones out there online.

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Eldriken

@waltdawg443: I bought it as soon as I saw the article. It's $5 and unlocks plenty of goodies. Done deal. People can crucify me all they want.

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Vodoo

@eldriken: Do you still earn achievements using it?

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nintendians

on pc, you could it get free by downloading someone's 100% save file and replace yours.

on ps4 and xbox one: too restricted on save files due to the trophy and achievements tied to it and can't used someone's 100% file to override yours.

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Blade_Runner_07

@nintendians: Yeah but i can't afford a PC that can run Resident Evil as well as my Xbox can.

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nintendians

@Blade_Runner_07: lol, done deal.

i remember back in gamecube, original xbox and ps2, save files are free to transfer to another system without any restrictions.

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lion2447

@nintendians: Not completely. I remember the PS2 having an annoying copy protection (MagicGate) on some games' save files. It would prevent certain save files or extra data from being transferred to another memory card. This pre-dates online gaming, so I always remember being confused as why this was even neccessary. They were my save files and there was no online ecosystem that could be messed up, so why not let me do what I want with them.

I mainly had wanted to back up my save files after having a bad experience with one of those mega memory cards for the PSX. It acted like 8 cards in one and it decided one day to corrupt all my save data on it. From that point on I always wanted backups of my save data. Can't tell you how sad/mad I was that day. Lol.

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nintendians

@lion2447: on the ps2, i most played metal gear solid 2 and 3 and never had to copy files much.

that's why i don't used 3rd party stuff much, they tend to break down fast.

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Good_Coop89

Whilst I'll never understand people celebrating the fact you're paying for what would be the equivalent of fast forwarding a movie/tv show, at least the actual game hasn't been compromised by any pay to win feature being dangled in your face, as it's just the unlockable content that's being (re)sold.

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thomaswmak

@good_coop89: I'm not getting it but in this particular case, it's not fast fowarding a movie. They still get to play the game brand new, just with better weapons, costumes and characters.

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alien33

@Vodoo: I can't say I approve of Capcom's move, because such unlockables used to be available by cheat codes in the past (not in RE games though). Charging money for them doesn't feel right.

They could have made it a free DLC. It doesn't cost anything to them to release this. Not 1 minute of extra work. DLC should be made and sold when the company does ADDITIONAL work AFTER the game's release. Only then it is acceptable for me.

That being said, I agree with you that by the time you manage to earn all the infinite weapons by yourself, you have already played through the game so many times that you are usually too bored to play again to actually use them.

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Blade_Runner_07

@alien33: while I agree with you, this is probably the price we would have paid for that free survival DLC last month. I like it that we have this option, but it feels like this should have been patched in and the other dlc should cost few dollars.

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rtehrani

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG. I prefer cheat codes and unlockables but I applaud them for making it so cheap! Capcom is making this old gamer fond of the old days and I am grateful.

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struvokreborn

@rtehrani: in the old days they didnt expect you to start throwing money at your screen every time you want to unlock some little item or character

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Blade_Runner_07

@struvokreborn: Good thing this unlocks alll things big and little then.

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struvokreborn

@Blade_Runner_07: is there an invincibility code i can use as well, or is that sold seperately?

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kstaggs87

Not too bad for 5 dollars. I've beat the game multiple times with each character, so now I want to have some fun with it...plus I wanna see the rest of that concept art lol.

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DAOWAce

Back in my day these used to be called cheat codes.

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Barighm

@DAOWAce: Or BP unlockables.

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Pyrosa

The Capcoming

-or-

(Achievement Unlocked: use a credit card to avoid playing the game you bought)

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Barighm

@Pyrosa: To be fair, the style of play necessary to unlock those items is no fun. This is a nice option. Could have just given us a BP store, but whatever.

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CrimsonBrute

@Barighm: I agree with you 100%.

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alucardswrath

@Pyrosa: THANK YOU!

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sladakrobot

It was only a metter of time till some dev pulls this of.

Games like Super Weekend Mode and features like this (expect to see this in many Capcom games in future) its a slap to achievement/trophy hunters/game completionists

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ValedictorianXD

@sladakrobot:

You mean the same people that organize boosting sessions for ranked gameplay and utilize glitches to skip major challenges in games just to get a digital score? Those guys don't have much pride to begin with.

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sladakrobot

@ValedictorianXD: no

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ZmanBarzel

@sladakrobot: Cool. I can't think of a better group -- OK, maybe "TRUE GAMERZ!" -- deserving of a slap to the face. "You're taking pride in finishing a $*&%-ing video game, especially a single-player one?!?"

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Jigen32

Unlock Everything used to be a cheat code.

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shadowwarrior4

lol this is gonna piss off many but also make many very very happy

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Vodoo

@shadowwarrior4: It does both for me, lol.

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