Resident Evil 6: Capcom cites 'technical reasons' for on-disc DLC

New mode, multiplayer maps and Ada co-op reportedly on the way

Capcom has confirmed that some Resident Evil 6 DLC data is stored on retail copies of the game.

One modder claims to have uncovered a number of hidden DLC files on the disc, including a new difficulty mode and a number of multiplayer map packs.


"No Hope is a difficulty in the game which is currently only accessible via modding," they claim on YouTube. "One of the files refer to the mode as DLC (there's also other DLC referred to, like 2 map packs (total map count will be 10), 4 multiplayer game modes and coop for Ada campaign). No Hope is the only DLC which is on disc, the other DLC is only partially on disc."

In response, Capcom said in a statement this afternoon: "We still have unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc."

After a backlash from consumers about on-disc DLC, Capcom US senior vice president Christian Svensson said in May that the Japanese publisher was in the process of "re-evaluating" how it delivers additional game content.

Microsoft has secured three timed exclusive Resident Evil 6 DLC game modes.