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Beyond: Two Souls

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Beyond: Two Souls
Beyond: Two Souls cover
Quantic Dream
Windows Virtuos[1]
Quantic Dream
Release dates
Windows July 22, 2019
Metacritic 76
OpenCritic 71
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person, First-person, Cinematic camera
Genres Adventure, Quick time events
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
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Beyond: Two Souls is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person, first-person and cinematic camera adventure and quick time events game.

The game was first released on PC on July 22, 2019, containing every bonus of the PlayStation 4 version, including Advanced Experiments, Remixed (chronological) mode, and choice statistics.[2][3]

General information

Official support page
Community subreddit Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Epic Games Launcher
Box version containing an artbook and stickers.
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
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Humble Store
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the Epic Games Store version on June 24, 2020.[4]


Demo versions providing access to two chapters of the game are available on Epic Games Store and Steam.

Essential improvements

Skip intro video

Remove the video files[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Videos\ENG\PC\
  2. Delete or rename IW_LOGO_BEYOND_US.bik, IW_LOGO_BEYOND_EURO.bik and IW_LOGO_BEYOND_ASIA.bik.
A game update may restore the files.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Quantic Dream\Beyond Two Souls\Save\Options\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/960990/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game data location

System Location
Epic Games Launcher %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Quantic Dream\Beyond Two Souls\Save\ %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Quantic Dream\Beyond Two Souls\Save\
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Beyond Two Souls Steam\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/960990/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the related mod to remove the native letterboxing.
Vert- scaling.[6] Use the related mod as a workaround.
21:9 resolutions are natively supported.[7]
For 32:9, see the related PCGW community solution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Limiter of 30 or 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate

The game has no FPS limit at first launch. Accessing the in-game settings will create an options file at the configuration file(s) location, locking it to 60 FPS.
Both of the below fixes disables both of the in-game FPS limiter options' functionality.
The always-enabled Vsync will be unaffected by either fix.
Steam version executable needs to be unpacked with Steamless before applying either of the below fixes.
Use the Beyond: Two Souls FPS patcher[8]
Allows limiting FPS to any value from none to 1000.
Manually modify the game executable to unlock FPS[9]
  1. Download HxD or any other hex editor.
  2. Launch it and use it to open <path-to-game>\BeyondTwoSouls.exe
  3. Search and replace 9A 99 05 42 with 00 00 00 00 as hex.
  4. Search and replace 9A 99 85 41 with 00 00 00 00 as hex.
  5. Save the file, overwriting the original.


Controls settings.
Controls settings.
Key bindings.
Key bindings.
Gamepad controls.
Gamepad controls.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse buttons are not remappable.[10]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
5-100 in increments of 5.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
0-100 in increments of 5. Only applies to Aiden.[13]
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Gyro is supported.
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Blue in single player mode, untested in co-op
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter)
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibration toggle.[14]
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Gyro is supported for Steam Controller and DualShock 4.
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Sound settings.
Sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voices, FX, music.
Surround sound
5.1 option.[15]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Language settings.
Language settings.
Epic Games Launcher options for the game. Audio languages other than English and Dutch may need to be downloaded separately through this menu.
Epic Games Launcher options for the game. Audio languages other than English and Dutch may need to be downloaded separately through this menu.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
The audio is part of the português additional language file.
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

VR support

Issues unresolved

Game crashing

The game may crash at various stages.[17][18]

No stats for Dragon's Hideout

No players' paths statistics are shown at the end of the Dragon's Hideout chapter, accompanied by a message on the need to sign into PSN.[19]

Issues fixed

Inability to save progress and settings

The game may fail to save progress and settings, creating no folders at the expected locations. Attempting to Continue from the main menu leads to crashing.

Disable Windows 10 1903 ransomware protection or add the game to exclusions[20]

To exclude the game from ransomware protection:

  1. From the Windows 10 Settings app, click on Update & Security.
  2. On the sidebar, click on Windows Security.
  3. Click on Virus & threat protection.
  4. Under Ransomware protection, click on Manage Ransomware protection.
  5. Provided that Controlled folder access is enabled, click on Allow an app through Controlled folder access.
  6. Click on Add an allowed app, then Browse all apps, and select <path-to-game>\BeyondTwoSouls.exe

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [1]
Audio OpenAL [21]
Interface Omegame Menus Master [1]
Cutscenes Bink Video [21]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4430 3 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 49 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Requirements for 30 FPS at 720p
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The game requires a CPU with SSE4.1 instructions.[22]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-26
    As seen at the end credits.
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Every advertised improvement of the PS4 version over the PS3 version is also part of the PC version.
  3. Beyond: Two Souls Review - last accessed on 2019-07-31
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-24
    Closed Epic Games Launcher, renamed its app and %LOCALAPPDATA% folders, checked for Windows Credentials, and launched the game from its .exe without issues.
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Tested at the custom resolutions of 3840x1080 and 5760x1080.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Fully fills the screen at 2560x1080, FOV matching 16:9.
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Tested with the limit of 0.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Modifying the game exe results in ~75 FPS on my 75Hz monitor.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Tested in the release version.
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Moved the mouse slowly, then back quickly but the camera always passed the starting position.
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Used an Xbox 360 controller to go through each setting and menu, then play for a few minutes and quit.
  13. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    Used a stopwatch to measure the time traveled from point to point at 0 and at 100 sensitivity while holding the right stick.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  15. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-23
    The rear speakers are used, as intended.
  16. Beyond Two Souls... couch coop? - last accessed on 2019-07-23
  17. Game crashes - last accessed on 2019-07-23
  18. The final game sucks (for now) - last accessed on 2019-07-23
  19. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-26
    Experienced by me and at least one other user on Discord.
  20. Save Problems - last accessed on 2019-08-03
  21. 21.0 21.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-22
    OpenAL32.dll and bink2w64.dll are found in the main game folder.
  22. SSE Support (AMD Phenom ll X6 1055T) : beyondtwosouls - Reddit