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How to Play Resident Evil 7: Banned Footage Vol. 1 DLC

This guide gives you a quick rundown on how to start playing the Resident Evil 7: Banned Footage Vol. 1 DLC


Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage Vol. 1 comes out January 31, and this first piece of DLC for RE7 is full of great new stuff to do in the game. In Banned Footage Vol. 1 you'll get a new story starring Clancy from the Resident Evil 7 demo, a new gameplay mode, and a challenging new mission to survive the night in the Baker Estate. Starting the new DLC is a bit obtuse, though. This guide will show you how to start playing the Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage Vol 1. DLC and tell you what's in store for you.

How to Download RE7 Banned Footage DLC

Starting on January 31, the Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage Vol. 1 DLC will be available on PlayStation Network for those who have purchase RE7 on PlayStation 4. If you've already purchased the Season Pass, then the content will be available for free on the PlayStation Store under Resident Evil 7's listing. If you haven't bought the Season Pass, you can do so for $29.99 or purchase the Banned Footage Vol. 1 DLC separately for $9.99.

If you're playing Resident Evil 7 on Xbox One or PC, you'll have to wait until February 21 to play Banned Footage Vol. 1. The update process will be similar on Xbox One, and on PC, Steam will more than likely install the DLC for you automatically. The DLC is 1.4 GB for PlayStation 4 and should be around the same size on PC and Xbox One as well.

How to Play Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage Vol. 1

You won't find any of the DLC content by playing through the main game. Instead, a new option called "Extra Content" will appear in the menu between the options "Load Game," and "More." Select Extra Content, and you can choose between "Banned Footage" and "Ethan Must Die."

The Banned Footage menu contains two new video tapes which allow you to play two new scenarios. Nightmare is a horde mode where you must survive the night in the Baker Main House basement. You'll be able to collect Scrap from Compactors that automatically generate it as time goes on. You can then use the Scrap to buy weapons, items, and ammo to continue fighting the molded. You can also spend the Scrap to build traps and turrets to help stave off enemies.

The second scenario in Banned Footage is Bedroom. Bedroom is a canon story DLC which involved Clancy Javis's escape from Marguerite after the events of the Resident Evil 7 Twilight Demo. Instead of being action-packed, Bedroom presents a devious puzzle players must figure out to get away.

The new gameplay mode, Ethan Must Die, is for those who thought Madhouse Mode was too easy. You must escape the Baker House, but it's been filled with traps, enemies, and randomized items. Additionally, Ethan has much lower health, and it takes little to nothing to kill him.

Once you get your hands on the Resident Evil 7: Banned Footage DLC, take a look at our Bedroom DLC walkthrough if you get stuck in Marguerite's room. For more info and helpful tips, visit our RE7 guide hub.

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