Resident Evil 4 VR launched a month ago exclusively for Oculus Quest 2, but several features were missing at the time. While a Meta (then Facebook) representative confirmed it'd be missing Assignment Ada, Mercenaries, and Separate Way, it looks like Mercenaries is coming back.
Spotted by Biohazard Cast, they noticed a trailer for Resident Evil 4 VR was uploaded to Oculus' YouTube channel before being quickly set to private. Within this video, that confirmed Mercenaries mode launches as a free update on Meta Quest 2 in 2022. For the unaware, Oculus is also being rebranded to Meta.
Resident Evil 4 VR's Getting Mercenaries Mode Next Year
Mercenaries is a bonus mode that puts players back into Resi 4's levels, letting you fight off enemy hordes against a timer for high scores. Every Resi 4 included this before the VR port, so it's a welcome return. Thankfully, Biohazard Cast managed to rip a copy of this trailer, which you can watch below.
We had positive thoughts about Resident Evil 4 VR last month, awarding it 4/5. While we believed it's "best approached as an alternative take on this classic" due to the gameplay changes, ultimately it remains an entertaining entry fans should experience. We'll keep you informed with further updates as it happens.