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|ultrawidescreen notes      = Cutscenes are {{term|pillarboxed}} 16:9; use [https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/1828-quantum-break-21x9-fix/ Quantum Break 21x9 Fix] to fix.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwNcKJpg5g Quantum Break Update #1 Support Review (3440x1440) (60fps) (Ultrawide) - YouTube]</ref>
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|ultrawidescreen notes      = Cutscenes are {{term|pillarboxed}} to 16:9; use [https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/1828-quantum-break-21x9-fix/ Quantum Break 21x9 Fix] to fix.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwNcKJpg5g Quantum Break Update #1 Support Review (3440x1440) (60fps) (Ultrawide) - YouTube]</ref>
 
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|fov notes                  = Use [https://steamcommunity.com/app/474960/discussions/0/1693788384138533893/].
 
|fov notes                  = Use [https://steamcommunity.com/app/474960/discussions/0/1693788384138533893/].
 
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Latest revision as of 23:06, 29 November 2021

Quantum Break
Quantum Break cover
Developers
Remedy Entertainment
Publishers
Digital Microsoft Studios
Retail Nordic Games[1]
Engines
Northlight
Release dates
Windows April 5, 2016[2]
Reception
Metacritic 66
OpenCritic 77
IGDB 77
Quantum Break on HowLongToBeat
Quantum Break on IGDB
Quantum Break on MobyGames
Quantum Break on Wikipedia

Key points

Game requires a CPU with support for the POPCNT instruction. A CPU under the system requirements won't have this and thus won't work, although this can be worked around.
The PC version only allows streaming the live action episodes. They cannot be downloaded (as on Xbox One), thus it is not possible to view them offline or with a slow internet connection.[3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Timeless Collector's Edition. Includes 5 DVDs.[1]
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Steam version uses Direct3D 11 as its only graphics API, while the Microsoft Store version uses Direct3D 12 only.[4] The Steam version has been reported to perform better than the Microsoft Store version on Nvidia graphics cards.[5]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Delete or rename startvideos.bk2 and startvideos_4k.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.QuantumBreak_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\renderer.ini
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\QuantumBreak\renderer.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/474960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.QuantumBreak_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\LSAO\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\QuantumBreak\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/474960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
Saves are synced with the Xbox One version.[6]

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
By default, rendered at 2/3 of the selected resolution then 'temporally reconstructed' to selected resolution.[7] Set Upscaling to Off to render at selected resolution, but with a high performance cost.[8]
Multi-monitor
Use this patcher.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9; use Quantum Break 21x9 Fix to fix.[9]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use [1].
Windowed
Set under Display or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available in Steam version.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced through the Nvidia Control Panel[10]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
4x MSAA.[7] Always on. Optional TAA toggle.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Optional 30 FPS cap.[11][12]
No cap, but over 90 FPS, the game will become gradually less smooth as the FPS gets further over 90.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Consoles only.

Fov[edit]

all credit to Tical[13]
  1. Keybinds are explained in table, for example :
  2. Use * on numpad to set Fov to 85, CTRL* to set 95, ALT* to set 105 and CTRL+ALT* to set default FOV.
  3. Check the FOV box on the left to prevent the value from changing of course.
  4. You can change each values to something that suits you by editing the hotkeys on the FOV variable line (right click it then CTRL+H to show the hotkeys menu).
  5. As i can't copy the link to the table, here it is as text, just create a text file, copy the content and rename it to "FOV_FIX.CT"
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<CheatTable CheatEngineTableVersion="31">
  <CheatEntries>
    <CheatEntry>
      <ID>0</ID>
      <Description>"FOV"</Description>
      <Color>0000FF</Color>
      <VariableType>Float</VariableType>
      <Address>QuantumBreak.exe+1177A68</Address>
      <Hotkeys>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Increase Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>107</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>1</Value>
          <ID>0</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Decrease Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>109</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>1</Value>
          <ID>1</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Set Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>106</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>85</Value>
          <ID>2</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Increase Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>17</Key>
            <Key>107</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>5</Value>
          <ID>3</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Decrease Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>17</Key>
            <Key>109</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>5</Value>
          <ID>4</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Set Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>17</Key>
            <Key>106</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>95</Value>
          <ID>5</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Increase Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>18</Key>
            <Key>107</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>10</Value>
          <ID>6</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Decrease Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>18</Key>
            <Key>109</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>10</Value>
          <ID>7</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Set Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>18</Key>
            <Key>106</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>105</Value>
          <ID>8</ID>
        </Hotkey>
        <Hotkey>
          <Action>Set Value</Action>
          <Keys>
            <Key>17</Key>
            <Key>18</Key>
            <Key>106</Key>
          </Keys>
          <Value>68.33000183</Value>
          <ID>9</ID>
        </Hotkey>
      </Hotkeys>
    </CheatEntry>
    <CheatEntry>
      <ID>1</ID>
      <Description>"Default FOV value is 68.33000183 (Float Rounded Default)"</Description>
      <LastState Value="" RealAddress="00000000"/>
      <Color>000080</Color>
      <GroupHeader>1</GroupHeader>
    </CheatEntry>
    <CheatEntry>
      <ID>2</ID>
      <Description>"FOV Address is : QuantumBreak.exe+1177A68"</Description>
      <LastState Value="" RealAddress="00000000"/>
      <Color>008000</Color>
      <GroupHeader>1</GroupHeader>
    </CheatEntry>
    <CheatEntry>
      <ID>3</ID>
      <Description>"Use [Num -] and [Num +] to increase/decrease value by 1 or 5 with [CTRL] or 10 with [ALT]"</Description>
      <LastState Value="" RealAddress="00000000"/>
      <Color>800000</Color>
      <GroupHeader>1</GroupHeader>
    </CheatEntry>
    <CheatEntry>
      <ID>4</ID>
      <Description>"Use [Num *] to set value to 85, [CTRL] to 95 or 105 with [ALT] or 68.33000183 with [CTRL]+[ALT]"</Description>
      <LastState Value="" RealAddress="00000000"/>
      <Color>800080</Color>
      <GroupHeader>1</GroupHeader>
    </CheatEntry>
  </CheatEntries>
  <UserdefinedSymbols/>
</CheatTable>

Windowed[edit]

Config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open renderer.ini.
  3. Find the following lines, and set them to the desired values.
"m_iResolutionX": 1920,
"m_iResolutionY": 1080,

Motion blur[edit]

Turn motion blur off[14]
Works with the Steam/DirectX 11 version only.
  1. Download this file.
  2. Extract the files to <path-to-game>/dx11.

Input[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller layout.
Controller layout.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Dialogue
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[15]
Subtitles
Set under Display.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Latin American Spanish
Traditional Chinese
Choice of China or Taiwan.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Quantum Break (Steam version). Steam version only.

Issues fixed[edit]

Jack wearing an eyepatch[edit]

Playing the Microsoft Store version while signed out of the Store app triggers this issue.
Open the Store app and sign into the Microsoft account that owns the game before playing[16]

Nvidia SLI support (Steam version)[edit]

SLI support can be set manually for the Steam version (up to 95% scaling).[17]
Use Nvidia Inspector[17][18]
  1. Open Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Find the Quantum Break profile
  3. Set the SLI compatibility flag for its DX11 mode to 0x080002F5
  4. Go to the SLI section
  5. Set number of GPUs to SLI_PREDEFINED_GPU_COUNT_DX10_FOUR
  6. Set Nvidia predefined SLI mode on DirectX 10 to SLI_PREDEFINED_MODE_DX10_FORCE_AFR

POPCNT instruction[edit]

Although the developers state that POPCNT instruction is required[19] to run the game, in reality this is not true, at least for the Steam release.
For Windows Store version see this workaround
If you have your CPU doesn't support the POPCNT instruction, then your CPU is below the system requirements of this game. Expect the game to run poorly on your PC.
Remove POPCNT check in rl_x64_f.dll[20]
  1. Get hex editor. HxD is free, portable and easy to use.
  2. Open <path-to-game>\dx11\rl_x64_f.dll in hex editor. Use "Browse local files" in Steam game options to find path to Quantum Break folder.
  3. Search for 0FBAE117730A hex string.
  4. Replace it with 0FBAE1179090 hex string.

GIF showing the steps to perform in HxD

Remove POPCNT check.gif

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Steam is Direct3D 11 only,[4] Microsoft Store is Direct3D 12 only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok, NaturalMotion
Audio Wwise
Interface Autodesk Gameware
Cutscenes Bink Video Pre-Rendered Only

System requirements[edit]

Windows[2]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 (Steam), 10 (Microsoft Store)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70 GHz
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 68 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260x
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
64-bit operating system is required.
Ultra requirements: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD equivalent, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X, 16 GB of RAM, 6 GB of VRAM.

Notes

  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>/474960/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (474960) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References