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===Crashing on Nvidia cards===
===Crashing on Nvidia cards===
{{Fixbox|description=Install [[Nvidia]] driver version 446.14 and clear the shader cache of the game|ref=<ref>{{Refurl|url=https://steamcommunity.com/app/1222140/discussions/0/2569815696856072388/|title=Stop game's crash , HOW TO:|date=2020-12-28}}</ref>|fix=
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# Download and install [https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/drivers/results/160022/ GeForce Game Ready Driver 446.14].
# Download and install [https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/170308/en-us GeForce Game Ready Driver 461.40].
# Restart the computer.
# Restart the computer.
# Delete the {{file|{{P|game}}\ShaderCache\}} folder and start the game.
# Delete the {{file|{{P|game}}\ShaderCache\}} folder and start the game.

Revision as of 21:11, 26 January 2021

Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human cover
Quantic Dream
Release dates
Windows December 12, 2019
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 79
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Quick time events
Themes Sci-fi
Detroit: Become Human on HowLongToBeat
Detroit: Become Human on IGDB
Detroit: Become Human guide on StrategyWiki
Detroit: Become Human on MobyGames
Detroit: Become Human on Wikipedia

General information

Official support page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Epic Games Launcher
Box version containing an artbook and stickers.
Developer website
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Collectors' Edition containing a figurine and pins.
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM removed on June 19, 2020.[1]
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Demo versions providing access to the first chapter of the game are available on Epic Games Store and Steam.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GraphicOptions.JSON[Note 1]
%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Quantic Dream\Detroit Become Human\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222140/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Quantic Dream\Detroit Become Human\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222140/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.

High frame rate

Change FPS limit in the config file[7]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\GraphicOptions.JSON in a text editor.
  2. Change the FRAME_RATE_LIMIT line to "FRAME_RATE_LIMIT": 4, for no FPS limit, 3 for 144 FPS or 2 for 90 FPS.
Applying any of the in-game limiter options will reset the values.
Use the Detroit Become Human FPS limit patcher[8]
Allows limiting FPS to any value from none to 1000.
Disables both of the in-game FPS limiter options' functionality.


Key bindings.
Key bindings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume control is limited to a global setting and 4 presets.
Surround sound
Small, Medium, and Large size options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Languages settings.
Languages settings.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed

Graphics card is not supported

Attempting to launch the game may result in the "Your graphics card is not officially supported" error message.
Update the graphics card drivers.[14]

System cannot find the path specified

A number of players have encountered "The system cannot find the path specified" error message while playing.[15]
Game update 1.0 addressed the issue.[16] The previously applicable workaround is found below.
Enable Unicode support in the system[17]
  1. On Windows 10, use the search functionality within the taskbar to locate and select Language settings.
  2. Scroll down to select Administrative language settings.
  3. Click on Change system locale...
  4. Check the Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support box.
  5. Click on OK to save the changes.

Crashing on Nvidia cards

Install Nvidia driver version 461.40 and clear the shader cache of the game[18]
  1. Download and install GeForce Game Ready Driver 461.40.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Delete the <path-to-game>\ShaderCache\ folder and start the game.

Crash in Fugitives chapter

Attempting to access the Mind Palace (right mouse button) shortly after cutting the fence in the Fugitives chapter may result in a game crash.[19][20]
Game updates 1.0 and 2.0 addressed crashes that happen during the chapter.[16][21] The previously applicable workaround is found below.
Avoid pressing the button until later.[20]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan 1.1 [16]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [22]
Audio Wwise [22]
Interface Scaleform [22]
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Epic Online Services [23]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon HD 7950
3 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The game requires a CPU with SSE4.1 instructions.[16] A modified exe allows to bypass the requirement.[citation needed]
Independent benchmarks suggest that meeting the recommended system requirements is not enough for 60 FPS at 1080p on Ultra graphics settings.[24][25]


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1222140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1222140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-19
    Tested for DRM after the June 19, 2020 update by closing the EGS launcher, renaming its app folder and the entirety of the config folders containing Denuvo tokens. Checked for Windows Credentials and found none. The game ran without issues from the .exe apart from the lack of EOS connectivity for the choices stats.
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    Launched and tested at a custom 5760x1080 desktop resolution.
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    Tested at the native resolution of 2560x1080.
  4. Detroit Become Human PC - Native 4K vs Checkerboard Rendering on PS4 Pro - Image Quality Analysis - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  5. Detroit: Become Human Uses Checkerboard 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro, Features TAA & Volumetric Lighting - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  6. so PC version got no HDR ?! really ? - last accessed on 2019-12-13
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-13
    Verified each value in the game. 4 resulted in over 1000 FPS at loading screens.
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-13
    Tested by setting to 130, which resulted in similar FPS values in the game.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
  10. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-13
    Launched the game and went through every option, then briefly played with an Xbox 360 controller.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  12. PC support for PS4 controller - mod needed! - last accessed on 2019-12-12
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    The game used the rear speakers for positional audio.
  14. Not working on PC with a GTX 1060 - last accessed on 2019-12-12
  15. "System cannot find path"??? - last accessed on 2019-12-16
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Patch Notes 1.0 - last accessed on 2019-12-19
  17. PC Release Questions and Problems Megathread comment - last accessed on 2019-12-16
  18. Stop game's crash , HOW TO: - last accessed on 2020-12-28
  19. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-16
    Experienced multiple times - always under the described circumstances. The conditions that allowed to pass the point were not clear.
  20. 20.0 20.1 PC Release Questions and Problems Megathread comment 2 - last accessed on 2019-12-16
  21. Patch Notes 2.0 - last accessed on 2020-02-15
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-18
    As seen at the end credits, under External providers - Middlewares.
  23. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-14
    EOSSDK-Win64-Shipping.dll is present in the game folder. Friends' stats are displayed in the game.
  24. Detroit: Become Human PC Performance Analysis - last accessed on 2019-12-29
  25. Detroit Become Human тест GPU/CPU - last accessed on 2019-12-19