Resident Evil Village (RE8) – Download Stuck – Game downloading at slow speed – Is it bugged

Is your ‘Resident Evil Village’ download stuck on Steam? Is there a fix? Let’s find out.

Resident Evil Village download is stuck for many PC users

Resident Evil Village or RE8 is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most anticipated titles of 2021. It got announced back in June 2020, and ever since then it has managed to create a great amount of hype in the community(*cough*Lady Dimitrescu*cough*). And now that it is out, every Resident Evil fan is excited to play it.

But I guess, the launch is probably not treating every PC player in a good way. It looks like, a lot of people who bought Resident Evil Village on Steam are facing a problem where, either the download of the game is getting stuck after a certain point or the download is extremely slow.

No matter what they do, the installation bar is reluctant to move or make any sort of progress. This problem, so far, looks exclusive to Steam users as people who have bought the game on consoles haven’t reported anything of this sort. People have been trying all types of things, like:

  • Pausing and then resuming the download
  • Restarting the download
  • Restarting Steam or restarting their PC.

Unfortunately nobody has been able to find any success. Now the question is, is this some sort of bug or glitch?

Why is the download stuck? Is there a fix to this issue?

Actually the truth is, this is neither being caused by a bug, nor by a glitch. If you go and look at the download folder of Steam you will notice that there is nothing over there. Steam will actually download the Resident Evil Village installer file first. And once the downloading is completed the unpacking will take place.

When Steam is showing that Resident Evil Village is still being downloaded, that is not what actually is happening. It is unpacking the game instead to get it ready for installation. And then there are other obvious installations like the C++ Redistributable and the latest DirectX, that require some time to be fully installed as well.

The file size of Resident Evil Village is close to 30 GB. Which means this isn’t really a small game. So all you have to do is wait for a while. The process did not take much long for me as I am using a WD Black NVMe SSD that has Read and Write speeds up to 3100 MB/s and 1600 MB/s respectively. But for normal HDD users, even if they have a 7200 RPM one, the entire installation process is going to take some time. And there is no way to speed up the procedure.

If you want you can check out the Resident Evil Village Discussions page on Steam. The posts there will give you a good idea about the situation.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Resident Evil Village (RE8) guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue of the game on the launch day. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on May 10, 2021

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