Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

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Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition
Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition cover
4A Games
Deep Silver
4A Engine
Release dates
Windows May 6, 2021
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 86
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter, Survival horror
Vehicles Automobile
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Eastern Europe
Series Metro
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Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on IGDB
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on Wikipedia
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Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition is a singleplayer first-person shooter and survival horror game in the Metro series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Buying Metro Exodus and individual DLC gives access to Enhanced Edition and that DLC on Enhanced Edition.[1]
See Metro Exodus for availability.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

The game allows to skip intro video by pressing E. To always skip them, follow these instructions.
Instructions (Epic Games Store)[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename credits.webm.
  3. Create a blank file named credits.webm.
Instructions (Steam)[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename credits.webm and legal.webm.

Enhance DLSS(2.x only)

DLSS 2.0 and beyond based games allow you to use newer DLSS 2.x DLL files to improve the quality and performance of DLSS itself. Replace nvgnx_dlss.dll with one from a newer game using DLSS 2.x in <path-to-game>

Note: Any DLSS asides from the one that comes with the game will not allow the use of ReShade, however Nvidia's in-game overlay and control panel filters still appear to function. If you need to get the original DLSS file back, delete the one you currently have in the game folder and verify your game files.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1449560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1449560/pfx/[Note 1]
Game shares save directory with the base game and save games are compatible between the versions.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Cloud support is enabled in the base game, install and open it to use cloud saves.


General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 60° vertical.
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA enabled by default. Option for DLSS 2.0 with quality and performance modes.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Use the -forcenohdr command line argument to force HDR off.
Ray tracing
Always enabled, can't be turned off.


Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.
Key rebinding for movement.
Key rebinding for movement.


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Accessibility settings.
Accessibility settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music and voice.
Surround sound
Option to enable also subtitles for signs.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Washed out colors

Use the -deependark command line argument[3]
Removes the postprocess white effect
Use the -forcenohdr command line argument[3]
Forces HDR off

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics physx advanced physx can be disabled which just forces the game to use simpler physics still using physx. Advanced mode is very performance intensive and requires a game restart to enable to disable.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (20H2)
Processor (CPU) Quad Core + Hyperthreading
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Raytracing capable graphics card
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum is for 1080p at 45 FPS, recommended is for 1080p 60 FPS. For higher quality recommendations, see this page.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/1449560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1449560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.