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Burnout Paradise Remastered

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This page is for the remaster. For the original release, see Burnout Paradise.

Burnout Paradise Remastered
Burnout Paradise Remastered cover
Criterion Games[1]
Stellar Entertainment[1]
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows August 21, 2018
OpenCritic 79
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Motorcycle
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Burnout
Burnout Paradise Remastered on HowLongToBeat
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Burnout Paradise Remastered on Wikipedia
Burnout Paradise 2009
Burnout Paradise Remastered 2018

Burnout Paradise Remastered is a singleplayer and multiplayer racing game co-developed by Criterion Games and Stellar Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.

A remaster of Burnout Paradise, It was released worldwide on August 21, 2018. It included all the previously released DLCs with the exception of the Time Savers Pack DLC.

General information

Answer HQ for the Burnout series at
Burnout Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of its version of EA Play.
Included with EA Play.
Manual link for EA App purchase.
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Included with EA Play (Steam).
Gamesplanet logo.svg (unavailable)
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Humble Store (unavailable)
Region Locked in Latin America.
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via EA Play.

Downloadable content (DLC)

Contains all but one DLCs from the original game, including the never-before-released-on-PC Cops and Robbers and Big Surf Island DLCs.
The Time Savers Pack of Burnout Paradise that unlocked all base vehicles, bikes, and paint schemes was never included or released for Burnout Paradise Remastered.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the -skipvideos command line argument[2]

BPR Speed Patch

Alternate Download Link

Unlocks framerate, adds a fan patch, and enables changing traffic density.
Can cause steering problems at higher frame rates above 60 FPS.[3]
High traffic density is enabled by default, disable by changing EnableExtraOptions to 0.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Criterion Games\Burnout Paradise Remastered\*.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Criterion Games\Burnout Paradise Remastered\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Display settings
Display settings
Quality settings
Quality settings
Effects settings
Effects settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and up to 8x MSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Anything lower than 60 will cause frame stutter, which is noticeable even on adaptive sync monitors.[citation needed]
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS, the Vsync appears to be disabled. See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate

Unlock framerates above 60Hz
Can cause steering problems at higher frame rates above 60 FPS.
  1. Install BPR Speed Patch
  2. Extract files into the root folder of the game.
  3. Open scripts\SpeedParadise.ini and change EnableVFrameRate value to 1.


Controls settings
Controls settings


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects and Music levels
Surround sound
Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\Criterion Games\Burnout Paradise Remastered\config.ini and add SpeakerSetup=1 under [Sound].[5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Imperial measurements. British English available with Language Unlocker.
Simplified Chinese
Use Language Unlocker.
Use Language Unlocker.
Traditional Chinese
Use Language Unlocker.
Use Language Unlocker.
The Steam version is available in Italian even though it's not listed on the store page.
Use Language Unlocker.

Disable main menu music

Disables Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" song at startup.
Edit game files[6]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\SOUND\STREAMS\
  2. Open GUNS_AND_ROSES.SNS with a text editor.
  3. Clear content and save the file.

Disable the announcer

Removes the majority of DJ Atomika's (or your regional equivalent) voiceovers from the game.
Replace files

Download Burnout Paradise Remastered - Atomika Disabler and extract the archive to the installation folder, replacing existing files.[7]

To restore the original state use Origin's "repair" function for the game.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Issues fixed

Various game crashes

During initial startup / When opening pause menu / When finishing a race

The game crashes when trying to access the webcam.[8]
  1. Install BPRmodder
  2. Launch it once and install the "Core bugfixes" mod
  3. Close the installer. Download this modified file and replace the existing file in the mods folder in your game directory.
Uninstall OBS or uninstall OBS Virtualcam[9]
Set dedicated GPU as default[10]
If you have a laptop, make sure the Nvidia control panel is not automatically switching your GPU to your iGPU.
  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Manage 3D settings.
  3. Choose the program settings tab.
  4. Pick Burnout Paradise Remastered.
  5. Choose your preferred graphics card, apply, and then load the game.

During login when your Windows username contained non-ASCII characters

Use BPR Modder

While initializing the connection to the server due to a major memory management disaster

Use BPR Modder

During the "Connecting to Paradise City Servers" Message

Occurs when user has a friend on the Origin Friends List that has 25+ characters in their name. The game does a scan of the Friends List to see whether or not they are playing the game and, upon coming across this name, will crash.
If you have a friend on EA Origin that has a username that's longer than 20 characters, unfriend them.[citation needed]
Start the game while Origin is in offline mode[citation needed]

During the "Loading" or if in Offline Mode (Origin) during the "Pause Menu"

Occurs if you have Kinect 2* is connected. This either happens during the Loading or during Pause menu if Origin is in Offline mode.
  • (Kinect 1 and other Windows Hello webcams require testing)
Disable camera access in Windows settings for Desktop Apps under Privacy and Security (Windows 11)[citation needed]

Other information


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

b098's BPR Mod Directory

Quality of life content with certain issues in the game being fixed, as well as an easy traffic toggler (F5 key) for use both offline and online (as the host).
Brick Remastered: A mod menu with utilities such as a portable junkyard, unrestricted car paint choice, a speedometer, changing wheels, and things like sped up Junkyard vehicle selection.
Install BPRModder

Download BPR Modder to your game directory, then choose the mods to patch the game with.

Rotating Map

Makes the radar rotate accordingly with player's viewpoint. Recommended for players that experiences dizziness with the static radar.
Install Rotating Map
  1. Install b098's BPR Modder tool
  2. Download Rotating Map
  3. Move the 'mods' folder to your game directory.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2120 3.3 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
ATI Radeon HD 5750
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  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>/1238080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1238080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Burnout Paradise Remastered hits consoles in March (update) - Polygon - last accessed on 2018-02-20
    "Burnout Paradise Remastered is being developed by Criterion in collaboration with Guildford, U.K.-based Stellar Entertainment Software."
  2. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2018-10
    The same method as in the original version of Burnout Paradise.
  3. Burnout Paradise at 120/144 Hz?
  4. Burnout Paradise Remastered 21:9 Info - last accessed on October 20, 2018
  5. EA Answer HQ - Burnout Paradise Remastered PC surround sound - last accessed on 2018-09-08
  6. Verified by User:Mars icecream on 2018-10
    Deleting the file caused the game to crash after intro videos. The same method as in the original version of Burnout Paradise.
  7. Reddit - last accessed on 26 May 2023
  10. Reddit - last accessed on 26 May 2023