Resident Evil 4 Update Improves Dead Zone & Frame Rates On Xbox Series X|S

The free Mercenaries DLC for the Resident Evil 4 Remake has gone live on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S today, and it's been joined by a new update which has made various alterations to the base game.

Crucially, the dead zone has been reduced on both consoles - a reaction to numerous reports that the controls weren't responsive enough - and apparently the game now benefits from improved frame rates as well.


  • The dead zone (the range in which the controller’s sticks don’t respond to movement) has been reduced, resulting in more responsive controls.
  • Adjusted graphics rendering processes, resulting in improved game framerates.

Based on early impressions, it seems the dead zone fix has left Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S players somewhat satisfied, although there are plenty who would still like to see further improvements.

The big concern coming out of this patch relates to the visuals on Xbox Series X specifically:

We're assuming Digital Foundry will be running tests on the new update in the near future, so we'll let you know if anything particularly interesting comes out of that. In the meantime, tell us your experiences with the update below.

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