Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a 2017 survival horror game that continues the Resident Evil (RE) main timeline. This game sought to resurrect the franchise after the poorly received Resident Evil 6 seemed to put a nail in the coffin. Although a few other games came out between RE6 and RE7, none of them impressed the fandom enough to save the franchise.
With the fandom’s decline in mind, Capcom cleverly created Resident Evil 7: Biohazard to take the series back to its roots and add a new adventure for fans to get excited about. RE7 went back to the basics by stranding the protagonist in a fallen house in the control of an infected family and the monsters that breed there. This mimicked the original Resident Evil, which followed the S.T.A.R.S. unit to the Spencer Mansion, where they found themselves face-to-face with biologically engineered zombies. Much to Capcom’s delight, RE7 was a massive success. For several years, it was the best-selling Resident Evil game of all time. Resident Evil 2’s remake dethroned RE7 when hit shelves in 2019.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s success has many factors, but the playable teaser built a lot of hype for the game. The playable teaser introduced players to the horrors that awaited them inside the Bakers’ home.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Premise
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard follows the story of Ethan Winters as he searches for his missing girlfriend, Mia. After receiving an ominous message from Mia, his long-distance girlfriend who’s away at work, Ethan finds himself in the swamps of Dulvey, Louisiana. Ethan follows clues left behind by Mia to a secluded family home in the swamp. Upon arrival, Ethan abandons his car to get closer to the Bakers’ home. As he navigates the twists and turns of the grounds, players get the sense that something is very wrong.
Once Ethan reaches the house, he finds himself wrapped up in the terrors of Mia’s making. Ethan doesn’t know much for most of the game and players have to piece together the truth behind the Mold. The Mold infected the Bakers’ home, twisting the normal family into monsters. Ethan has to face the reality of Mia’s involvement with the Mold as he fights for survival within the grounds. Mia is responsible for caring for the little girl who turns out to be the source of the Mold. Ethan’s unknowingly infected with the Mold and mutates into something more than human. This carries over into Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8), where Ethan’s story continues.
The playable teaser is actually an extension of the game, though. Rather than allow players to play the beginning of the game, Capcom created a completely unique experience. Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour tells the story of a small filming crew investigating the Dulvey Haunted House. The crew meets an untimely demise in the teaser, which introduces players to the fear that awaits them in the main game. These characters are long dead by the time Ethan Winters shows up, but Ethan does find tapes left behind by the filming crew. Some of these tapes save Ethan’s life.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Main Characters
Players play the main game through the perspective of Ethan Winters, a completely average dude trying to find his missing girlfriend, Mia. Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour is a prologue of the main game, so let’s break up the characters based on the main game vs prologue.
RE7 Teaser: Beginning Hour Main Characters:
- Protagonist: The Protagonist is an unnamed character that the player controls. The teaser starts with the Protagonist waking up in the Dulvey Haunted House. At first, the house seems completely deserted, but something’s off. Players should feel like they’re being watched. If players search the house correctly, they’ll find footage tapes left behind by a filming crew. If they pay attention to all the clues left behind, they can achieve the true ending, which will see the Protagonist escape the house alive.
- Clancy Jarvis: Clancy Jarvis is the cameraman of the filming crew. When Andre, another member of the crew, goes missing, Clancy searches for him. Eventually, Clancy runs into Jack Baker, who knocks him unconscious. Clancy actually makes an appearance in the RE7 DLCs. As the member of the crew the Bakers held hostage, the DLCs explore Clancy’s time with them more thoroughly. Unfortunately, despite Clancy technically surviving the teaser, there’s no way to save Clancy in the end.
- Peter Walken: Peter Walken is the presenter hired to narrate the video on the Dulvey Haunted House. Players don’t learn much about Peter outside of his career. At one point, he had a career in TV journalism, but something instigated his move from TV to online content. What happens to Peter in the Dulvey Haunted House is also unknown. Players don’t actually get to see how he dies, they just know that he doesn’t survive.
- Andre Stickland: Andre Stickland is the producer of “Sewer Gators,” an internet urbex series. Andre is the first casualty of the teaser. After wandering off alone, Jack Baker captures and murders him. Eventually, the player finds his body propped up against a wall. Thinking that Andre is still alive, the player reaches forward to grab his shoulder, only to watch his corpse slump to the ground. This is the turning point of the teaser when the player realizes that they probably won’t survive this.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Main Characters:
- Ethan Winters: Ethan is the main protagonist of Resident Evil 7 and its sequel, Resident Evil Village. Ethan is a somewhat average man searching for his missing girlfriend, Mia. His search leads him to the Bakers’ property. Once inside one of the houses, Ethan finds Mia, but there’s something wrong with her. She attacks him multiple times and even succeeds in cutting off his arm with a chainsaw. Despite this, Ethan stubbornly sticks around, desperate to save Mia and understand what is going on. Against all odds, Ethan overcomes the entire Baker family.
- Mia: Mia is Ethan’s girlfriend, though she’s introduced as extremely unstable. She attacks and almost kills Ethan at the beginning of the game, leaving players wondering why Ethan is trying so hard to save her. Eventually, players learn that Mia is Eveline’s handler. Eveline is the source of the Mold, a biological weapon that infects most of the characters in RE7. Mia’s alignment is questionable throughout the entire game. Ethan ultimately saves her, but considering the organization she worked for, some fans felt like she wasn’t worth saving.
- Eveline: Eveline is the main antagonist of RE7. Throughout most of the game, she’s represented as a young girl, but as players uncover the truth, they discover that the old woman in the house is actually Eveline. Eveline is the source of the Mold. She is a biologically engineered weapon meant to replace Mother Miranda’s daughter. Unfortunately for Eveline, she’s a failed experiment, but with her abilities, she can infect and control the people around her. Every person she infects is chosen to be part of her new family and she keeps them until they rebel against her or until she finds someone better. Players learn more about her creator, Mother Miranda, in the sequel, Resident Evil Village.
- Jack Baker: Jack Baker is the first enemy Ethan faces besides Mia. While Mia is somewhat attempting to fight Eveline’s control, Jack is long gone to the influence of the Mold. Jack is the head of the Baker family and he is the main reoccurring boss of the game. Not much is known about the Bakers before their infection, but they seemed like relatively normal people. All we really know is that Jack served in the Marines, inherited the family farm, married Marguerite, and had two children.
- Zoe Baker: Zoe Baker is the only member of the Baker family who isn’t lost to the Mold. Zoe’s infected, but she’s managed to resist Eveline and her family by putting as much distance between herself and them as possible. When Ethan arrives, she calls him at various points in the game to aid him. With Zoe’s help, Ethan manages to get the ingredients to create a cure. When Ethan leaves the farm, he has the choice to save Zoe or Mia. Mia will technically give players the true ending, but many players were more compelled to save Zoe.
- Marguerite Baker: Marguerite Baker is Jack’s wife and the mother of Lucas and Zoe. Her mutation is probably the most disturbing. Her obsession with insects ends up turning her into one. Thankfully, players only have to fight Marguerite once. Once they kill her, she doesn’t come back like Jack does. Her boss battle, however, is one that’s likely to stay with players long after they finish the game.
- Lucas Baker: Lucas Baker is Jack and Marguerite’s son and Zoe’s brother. Like Zoe, Lucas hasn’t completely given in to the Mold. He maintains his human shape throughout the entire game, but there’s obviously something wrong with him. Lucas is sadistic and likes to trick people in elaborate, Saw-like traps where he’ll watch them die. Throughout the game, players will find various clues about Lucas’ past. Lucas is brilliant, but he’s disturbed. He even trapped a classmate in the attic above his room and left him there to starve to death. Ethan is the final boss of the “Not a Hero” DLC.
- Chris Redfield: Chris Redfield has been in the Resident Evil franchise since the original game. He’s the only main character who’s actually a recurring RE character. Chris shows up at the end of the game to save Ethan and Mia whilst the Bakers’ farm is destroyed to keep the Mold from spreading. Chris is also the main protagonist of the “Not a Hero” DLC.
Resident Evil Titles in the Series
The original Resident Evil came out in 1996. With nearly 30 years under its belt, this franchise contains many games including main games, spin-off games, and games that are considered canon despite not being main titles. In total, the franchise has almost 60 games. Many Resident Evil games aren’t considered canon or aren’t included in the main timeline. With that in mind, here are the titles that make up the canon Resident Evil timeline.
- Resident Evil (1996) – There are two Resident Evil remasters, one released in 2002, and one in 2015. Unfortunately, the game has never received a full-fledged remake.
- Resident Evil 2 (1998)
- Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019) – Capcom considers the remake the canon version of Resident Evil 2.
- Resident Evil 3 (1999)
- Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020) – Capcom considers the remake the canon version of Resident Evil 3.
- Resident Evil: Survivor (2000)
- Resident Evil — Code: Veronica (2000)
- Resident Evil Zero (2002)
- Resident Evil 4 (2005)
- Resident Evil 4 Remake (2023) – Capcom considers the remake the canon version of Resident Evil 4.
- Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007)
- Resident Evil 5 (2009) – After the release of Resident Evil 4 Remake, fans believe Resident Evil 5 will be the next remake. RE4 Remake spent quite a bit of time setting up Albert Wesker for RE5.
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles(2009)
- Resident Evil 6 (2012)
- Resident Evil: Revelations (2012)
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015)
- Umbrella Corps (2016)
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017)
- Resident Evil Village (2021) – Also known as Resident Evil 8.
Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour Cheat Codes
The Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour is a relatively short experience. A completionist playthrough will probably take about an hour. Due to the fact that the teaser is so short, there aren’t really any cheat codes for this experience. This teaser is designed to demonstrate the feel of the game and what players can expect from the full-length game. It also serves as a prologue for the main game. To have cheats would do the teaser a disservice. It needs to be as authentic of an experience as possible in order to draw gamers in for the full game.
That said, there are four different endings to this teaser. In order to get each ending, the player must meet different requirements. Since there aren’t any cheats available, let’s take a look at how to achieve each ending.
The Back Door Ending
In order to achieve the Back Door Ending, players will need to obtain the bolt cutters to open the cabinet in the mud room. To do this, once the player finds themselves in the sitting room, they’ll need to leave the room, go left, and make their way through the kitchen. On the other side of the kitchen, they’ll find a hallway that doubles as a mud room. The mud room is filled with dead animal carcasses. As disgusting as it is, players need to pull the bolt cutters out of one of the bodies and use it on the cabinet at the end of the hall.
Inside the cabinet, players will find a tape titled “Derelict House Footage”. Return to the living room and place the tape in the VHS player. This will trigger a sequence that allows the player to control Clancy the cameraman filming the “Derelict House Footage”. Play through the house footage. Once the player gets to the end of the tape, they’ll take control of their character again. Now that they’ve played through the tape, they know they can trigger the mechanism inside the fireplace. Inside the hidden path, players will find the Back Door Key. This key will allow players to exit through the back door. Once the door opens, the teaser ends.
Phone Call Ending
This ending requires the player to trigger the fireplace mechanism without watching the “Derelict House Footage” tape. Instead of the Back Door Key, they’ll find a Fuse in the hidden passageway instead. Players can use the Fuse in the fuse box in the living to activate the stairs. With the Fuse in place, players can press a button on the second floor that will lower a set of stairs. Once the player heads up the stairs, they’ll hear a phone ringing.
In the room with the phone, there’s an Umbrella Easter egg. A black and white photo sits next to the phone. The photo depicts a helicopter with an Umbrella logo on it. The back of the photo reads: “Are they watching us from that helicopter?”
Answer the phone to have the following conversation:
- Unknown Woman: I know who you are.
- Player: Who are you?
- Unknown Woman: You have the power to choose. But the outcome of that choice may not be what you expect.
- The Unknown Woman may also add this statement but it’s not a guarantee: Memories hold the truth. Don’t let appearances mislead you.
When the player hangs up, Jack Baker attacks them from behind. Jack’s attack triggers the end of the teaser.
This ending is simple. While in the basement, if the player gets attacked by the Mold monster, they’ll become infected. Players can’t take a single hit from the monster. This is considered the worst ending a player can get because they completed the entire teaser correctly, but they were hit by the monster. This ending sees the player attempting to escape through the attic, but they’re unable to climb out because the infection takes hold of them.
The True Ending (All Items & Murder Locations)
The True Ending is the most complicated ending to get because it forces players to 100% the teaser. If the player does this correctly, they’ll collect all of the items in the game. They’ll also find every murder location. This ending sees the protagonist escape through the attic with all of the knowledge they’ve learned throughout the teaser. This is considered the True Ending because the player learns everything the teaser has to offer and the protagonist survives. Aside from some trauma, he’s completely unharmed. He escapes without being infected as long as he doesn’t get hit by the monster in the basement.
In order to achieve this players will need to follow these steps:
- Pull the lever in the fireplace, explore the hidden passage, and obtain the Fuse. From there put the Fuse in the sitting room Fuse Box.
- Collect the Handgun Ammo in the bathroom.
- Collect the Blank Notebook from the hallway desk.
- Collect the Handgun Ammo from the shelf.
- Find the Dummy Finger in a drawer right outside the kitchen.
- Collect the bolt cutters from the Back Door Ending and use them to open the cabinet. Grab the “Derelict House Footage” tape from the cabinet.
- Hit the stairs button to drop the stairs that lead to the attic.
- Collect the Handgun Ammo from the attic. It’s located under the bed. Players will also find the Basement Keys on a table in the attic. Grab those too. Finally, there’s a third item to collect in the attic. It’s called the Object Made of Celluloid and it’s hidden in the TVs.
- The Object Made of Celluloid can be combined with the Dummy Finger. Combining these two items creates the Dummy’s Left Hand.
- Begin the attic puzzle by interacting with the riddle on the wall. This will reveal the first murder location. To find it, go back into the kitchen and point the Dummy’s Left Hand at the fallen shelves.
- Return to the attic, go to the end of the hall, and stare at the light. This will reveal the second murder location.
- Return to the first floor and go to the hallway covered in infected goo. Use the Basement Keys to open the gate in the hallway.
- Grab the Handgun Ammo halfway down the stairs and then enter the basement. There’s a Lockpick at the bottom of the stairs to collect too.
- Maneuver through the body bags to retrieve the Valve Handle. With the Valve Handle, players are free to move towards the door, but Jack will appear, blocking any progress. Turn around and go back through the body bags.
- A monster arrives as the player moves through the body bags. They can use one of the body bags to stun the monster. While the monster is unable to attack, break the door open and run.
- Use the Valve Handle in the bathroom. Flush the toilet to collect more Handgun Ammo.
- This step is important. Players need to return to the basement to retrieve the Attic Window Key. They need to move quickly and avoid being attacked. If the Mold monster attacks them, they will get the Infected Ending, not the True Ending.
- Players can go up the stairs to avoid the monster. When they come back down, it’ll be gone. Finally, they can use the Dummy’s Left Hand to point at a body bag at the back of the room. This will reveal the second murder location.
- Go back to the sitting room and watch the “Derelict House Footage” tape. Play through the tape, but make sure to watch out for the Lockpick between the fridge and the microwave. Use the Lockpick on the locked kitchen drawer while playing the footage.
- Once back in the real world, there will be an axe in the kitchen drawer. Retrieve it.
- With the axe in hand, locate the portrait of a woman with a bag on her head. This picture is near the stairs by the kitchen. Swing the axe at the picture to reveal the third murder location.
- Go into the room under the stairs and point the Dummy’s Left Hand at the blocked door. This is the third murder site.
- While still in the small room, turn to look out the door and peer into a mirror across from the door. Then turn around to face away from the mirror to reveal the fourth murder site.
- Go back to the attic and point the Dummy’s Left Hand at the wires in the rafters. This is the fourth murder site.
- Rewatch the “Derelict House Footage” tape and interact with every item in the kitchen.
- Once done with the tape, players need to go back to the basement. Return to the room where the Attic Window Key was and kneel down to get a good look at the doll. This reveals the final murder location. Players have reported needing to watch the “Derelict House Footage” video more than once to activate the doll. Some believe it might have to do with the appearance of a ghost woman in the video rather than the kitchen items.
- Go back to the kitchen and point the Dummy’s Left Hand at the pot on the table. This is the final murder site.
- Return to the attic. Players will find the door now covered in blood. Go through it. On the rocking chair, players will find a sign that reads: “You’re the best ever!” Touch it. Interact with it a second time to receive a Dirty Coin.
- Leave the room and go up the ladder. Use the Attic Window Key to open the window and escape from the house. If the player avoids being infected, they’ll escape unharmed.
There are also a number of helpful walkthrough videos detailing how to achieve the True Ending. If the player finds videos more helpful, check out this video from Mythic Tyrant.
If players complete the True Ending and escape with the Dirty Coin, they receive a little bonus in the main game. The Dirty Coin will carry over to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The Dirty Coin acts as an extra Antique Coin used to get powerful upgrades and weapons.
Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour Cheat Codes FAQs
What is the Resident Evil 7 teaser Beginning Hour?
The Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour is an hour-long demo and prologue for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The Beginning Hour teaser is separate from the main game and doesn’t reflect the final product. It sets up the world of RE7 and gives the players a little peek behind the curtain at what they can expect from the finished product.
What is the answer to the clock puzzle in Resident Evil 7?
Although this isn’t part of the teaser, it does come up in the FAQs, so let’s talk about it. This puzzle happens in the main game when Ethan Winters is exploring the Master Bedroom. Players will need to read the Clock Memo note sitting on the globe. This note reads: “The same time as all other clocks”. From there, it’s straightforward enough. Go find a clock in the house and read the time. Once the player has the time, they can return to the Master Bedroom and input the time in the clock on the table. The correct time is 10:15.
Who is the scariest boss in Resident Evil 7?
There are a number of bosses in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Marguerite’s boss fight is quite disturbing because it features her mutating into a half-human, half-bug hybrid. Fortunately, players really only need to fight her once. Jack, her husband, on the other hand, keeps popping up throughout the game. In fact, Jack makes an appearance in the Beginning Hour teaser, is the final boss of the main game, and shows up in the DLCs as well. Players can’t escape Jack. He keeps mutating throughout the game, forcing players into multiple boss fights with him. He also has a tendency to grab the players when they don’t even know that he’s there, making for some impressive jump scares.
Can you beat RE7 in under 4 hours?
Yes, if players speedrun and avoid death, it’s possible to complete the main game in under 4 hours.
How big is the Beginning Hour in Resident Evil 7?
If the player has the game on disc, it’s 3.46 GB. If players download the teaser instead, the file is slightly smaller at 2.98 GB.
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