Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes have their ray tracing features back on Steam after a new patch

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Update: Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes now have their ray tracing capabilities back on Steam.

Earlier today on April 20, Capcom announced that a new patch was available for both Resident Evil 2 and 3 remake on Steam, adding back on the missing ray tracing features. Considering it took just two days for Capcom to acknowledged and fix the missing ray tracing features for two games, this is nothing but music to the ears of Resident Evil fans.

Original: Capcom has acknowledged Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes losing their ray tracing capabilities on Steam, and are actively trying to fix the issue.

Over the past weekend, a brand new update launched for both Resident Evil 2 remake and Resident Evil 3 remake on PC via Steam. However, players quickly noted that the ray tracing options for both games just plain disappeared, with no way to turn on the feature for either of Capcom's remakes.

Now, Capcom has acknowledged the issue for the first time. In the tweet below, the developer admits to the ray tracing option for both games vanishing into the ether, but states that a "future update" will remedy the issue and have the ray tracing option back for both Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes in the future.

There's some intriguing reactions to Capcom's tweet just above. One player hopes the ray tracing options don't return, out of fear they might break the PC version's mods (again), while another is just plain thankful that Capcom has acknowledged the issue pretty quickly.

Other than that, there's plenty of players begging for Ada and Wesker to be made playable in Resident Evil 4 remake's Mercenaries mode. We're not quite sure why players chose this particular opportunity to ask Capcom about two characters for a completely different game, but Ada has been one painful missing component for long-time Resident Evil fans since Mercenaries first went live earlier this month.

You can check out our Resident Evil 4 weapons guide if you're playing through Capcom's latest horror remake and want to track down every gun in the game.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.