How Resident Evil 6’s Skill System Works

By Spencer . August 23, 2012 . 1:31am

Resident Evil 6 has a skill system and when the game begins you can equip one set of skills. Players can get up to eight skill sets as they play through the game. Chris Redfield and the other characters can switch skill sets in the middle of a level, but zombies and J’avo won’t stand still while you decide which skills you want.


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You can purchase more skills using skill points. Once you buy a skill it’s unlocked for everyone, so Jake and Leon can use "zombie killer" even if they’re on the other side of the world. Some of the skills shown in the screenshots are: Fire Arm, Defense, Critical Rate, Concentrate, Steady Aim, Penetration, J’avo Killer, Battle Attack, Hand Gun Master, and Magnum Master. Most of these skills can be leveled up.


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Resident Evil 6 supports split-screen co-op. It’s kind of like Lost Planet 2 style with tiny windows for both players.


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  • XiaomuArisu

    Nice to have splitscreen!
    Back in the old times we always had split but you youngsters just want this so called online.
    BTW Skill named Penetrator…Arent Leon Sex Kennedy and Chris Motherfu…r Redfield Memetic Sex gods already?XD

    • Barzh

       Back in the old times we didn’t have split screen for RE either.

      Well whatever, this game can only improve after RE5.

  • Go2hell66

    Ah nice to so see split screen !, can already tell i’m gonna be having  an awesome time with the friends(as soon as i find some)

  • I can’t handle Capcom anymore with their splitscreen.  I mean at least put something in the blank areas like maybe an inventory?  An option to move all your HUD into the black screen instead?  I mean there’s so much potential to fill up those black boxes yet every game they don’t do anything. It’d be pretty cool.

    • Nicolas Vasquez

       i like to bash capcom for how they manage things lately, but the way split screen looks is like most split-screen games in my ps3 look like, the usual symbol or logo in the blank space in some games if anything distracts me, if anything bothers me is the skill system a rpg element in what was supposed to have a capaign to please the classic survival horror fans.

    • Rohan Viajar

       actually I remember playing RE 5 (before gold edition came out) on xbox 360. and the whole screen was filled. (half and half screen for each I mean)

      only until I replayed the game on the ps3 (RE5 gold edition this time) that the split screen is the same way as it is above. (but other than that I actually can’t recall any other instances wherein the split screen was like this (where there are black spaces not being used)

    • I’m not defending it, but I thought the point was that the game took so much processing power that they physically can not render anything in the space outside the two player windows without a considerable drop in performance.

  • LittleMofreaky

    This game has splitscreen co-op? Awesome!

  • Unlimax

    Inb4 “On-Disc Downloadable Content” !

    • Ronald Bixler

       How about large “updates” with Content Keys for purchase?

      • Unlimax

        They all looks the same .. and speaking about “large Updates” , Not gonna happen but the size of the Update himself will fool you from the on-Disc Contents .. This is Capcom policy my friend !

  • d19xx

    Boulder Puncher must be a unique skill for Chris…

  • margherita mastropaolo

    leon looks great,day one for me

  • SirRichard

    Adds a layer of thought to what layout is best for what situation, though odds are a good general purpose accuracy-boost & handgun mastery set-up would work for most.

    They’re putting a lot of work behind this one, here’s hoping it turns out well!

  • It was like that in RE5 too…and people don’t understand that if they don’t do it like that, it completely changes the FOV, this is the only way to keep it intact.

  • PABLO Rapetti Perez

    If there is an unblockable X Buster, day 1 for me. Sorry, Megaman Fan here. The game looks better by the minute, seems to take the best elements of Resident Evil 4 and some of the action of 5.

    • Ronald Bixler

       I take it you bought Dead Rising then?

  • So Leon, Chris and Jake have world wide skill network?? XD
    Will Leon have “PIMP” skill?? ;P

  • eilegz

    correct me if im mistaken but re5 splitscreen didnt have those boxed thing like lost planet 2

    • JazzWithAttitude

      Only in HDTV

  • Solomon_Kano

    RE6 just keeps sounding better and better.

  • Göran Isacson

    … Skeptic to this. Stuff like “Handgun Master” and “Steady Aim” seems like they don’t really SOLVE or add anything to the game. It sounds like they’ve added a shaky sight to your character, or just decided handguns could have arbitrary power-ups, instead of doing stuff like adding secret weapons or let the player aim straight and hit whatever they’re aiming at right from the start. Can’t say those kinda changes have me very enthusiastic.

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