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Chernobylite cover
The Farm 51
October 2020 onward All in! Games[1]
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows July 28, 2021
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 76
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Eastern Europe
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Chernobylite is a singleplayer first-person action and shooter game.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
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Humble Store
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DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
White Rose Pack
Deadly Frost Pack
Autumn Dread Pack

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip intro videos
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\ChernobylGame\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename the following files: splashallinn.mp4, splashmataboo.mp4, splashpartnerlogos.mp4, splashreality51.mp4, splashscreen.mp4, splashthefarm51.mp4 and splashunrealengine.mp4
Deleting or removing Title_logo.mp4 will make the game screen appear white until a button is pressed.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ChernobylGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1016800/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ChernobylGame\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1016800/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing


Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- scaling of the view, cutscenes and first-person model.
Vert- scaling of the view, cutscenes and first-person model.[3][4]
See Field of view (FOV) for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Between 60 and 120. Default is 81. See also Chernobylite FOV Changer.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
8x by default, see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low, Medium, High, and Ultra options, super scaling up to 200%, Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR 2.0.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Results in image drastically different from the original.[5][dubious – discuss]
Ray tracing (RT)
Added as a part of "Enhanced Edition" update on April 21, 2022.[6]
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Low FPS - Low GPU usage fix when Raytracing is on

Disable Raytracing[citation needed]
  1. For some users, if Raytracing is on, in some areas, FPS can drop to as low as 4 FPS. If this happens frequently, there's no choice but to disable Raytracing.

Issues fixed

Alleviate or eliminate shader compilation stutter

Force enable shader preloading[citation needed]
Massively improves framepacing during gameplay and alleviates most stutters caused by shader compilation.
Doesn´t work with the DirectX 12 version of the game. Can exacerbate level loading and section loading stutters, as the CPU is utilized on all cores to 100%. Other stutters caused by assetloading will still occur. The Shader Cache has to be compiled again once a display driver has been uninstalled or updated due to the display driver´s shader cache being deleted/reset in the update/uninstall process.
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\ChernobylGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following text as a new paragraph at the bottom and then save the file.


Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
1, 2, 3 etc. may not be accessible for rebinding on AZERTY keyboards.[7]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
From 0.10 to 2.00. Shared with controller setting.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Shared with controller setting.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Shared with mouse setting. Deadzone may need adjusting to avoid stick drift.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Shared with mouse setting.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Adjust controller deadzone

Increase deadzone via config file[8]
  1. Navigate to Configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit Input.ini with a text editor.
  3. Find lines:

Increase the deadzone to 0.15 to eliminate left stick drift.


Increase the deadzone to 0.15 to eliminate right stick drift.


Audio settings
Audio settings
Game settings
Game settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume, Music, Dialogue, Effects.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to enable it.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 DirectX 12 was added in an update and then removed as a start option on April 14, 2021. It ultimately returned as an option as part of "Enhanced Edition" on April 21, 2022, which introduced raytracing.[9][10][6]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 / GTX 1050
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon R7 260
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:[2]
  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>/1016800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1016800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. All in! Games partners with The Farm 51 to publish Chernobylite! - last accessed on 2021-04-24
  2. Verified by User:Mastan on 2021-12-05
  3. 21:9 zoomed in? - last accessed on 2019-11-14
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-07-31
  5. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2021-07-28
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chernobylite Enhanced Edition is live! - last accessed on 2022-04-21
  7. Quick access menu doesn't work. - last accessed on 2019-11-13
  8. Xbox One Controller - Right Stick Drift - last accessed on 2021-08-01
  9. Web of Lies Changelog - last accessed on 2021-05-03
  10. [1] - last accessed on 2021-05-03