Discover the secrets of the RE7 Beginning Hour demo, and grab an item you can use in the full game

Dec 09, 2016 // Kellen Haney

Welcome to the family, Xbox One. We’re happy to announce that Xbox One owners can download Resident Evil 7 biohazard Teaser Demo: Beginning Hour, providing a glimpse of RE7’s survival horror that you can enjoy at home before the game comes out in January (PC users will be able to check out the final demo as well on 12/19). If you haven’t had the chance yet, now is a great time to experience the complete Beginning Hour demo on either Xbox One or PlayStation 4 . Plus, learn more about what secrets hide within the mansion’s halls, including a mysterious item you can use in the full game.

If you’ve just grabbed the demo off of Xbox Live, or if you’re a PS4 player who hasn’t checked it out in a while, we’ve got some more info on what the complete Beginning Hour experience has to offer. The community has discovered lots of secrets over the past few months, including an axe locked away in a kitchen drawer and sightings of a creepy ghost girl who only shows up when playing the VHS tape found somewhere in the house. There are plenty of other strange occurrences and items you can find, but a few of these lead to a peculiar puzzle.

Did you know that there’s a unique item that carries over into the full game as long as you have it in your inventory when you get one of the demo’s endings? If you didn’t before, you do now! Grab the demo off of Xbox Live or PSN, and we’ll get you started. By the way, if you haven’t played the demo before now, I’d highly recommend playing through at least once before reading on. There are some light spoilers for the demo below!

Just to reiterate, I’d strongly recommend you play the demo at least once before reading this! Ready? Great! You’ll need a few things from around the house, and you’ll need access to a particular area that you’ll only learn about from the VHS tape. The next time you play through, you’ll want to investigate the secret passage (that’s revealed on the tape) from the get-go, and grab an item that you can only get by opening the secret passage before experiencing the tape. We’ll leave the rest to you to figure out, but if you’re stumped as to what to do next, the community has done a great job of figuring out all the hints and clues. Don’t be afraid to look to your favorite RE community, such as Reddit or NeoGAF , for more information!

Fear comes home on January 24th, 2017, when Resident Evil 7 biohazard launches for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro (with optional PSVR support on all PS4s), Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10 store in North America and Europe.