Dark Souls Remastered

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This page is for remaster of Dark Souls. For the original release of the game, see Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.

Dark Souls: Remastered
Dark Souls: Remastered cover
Original game FromSoftware
Remastered QLOC
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Japan FromSoftware
Release dates
Windows May 24, 2018
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 85
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Themes Fantasy
Series Dark Souls
Dark Souls Remastered on HowLongToBeat
Dark Souls Remastered on IGDB
Dark Souls Remastered guide on StrategyWiki
Dark Souls Remastered on MobyGames
Dark Souls Remastered on Wikipedia
Dark Souls
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition 2012
Dark Souls II 2014
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 2015
Dark Souls III 2016
Dark Souls: Remastered 2018

Key points

Game speed is tied to frame rate, anything lower than 60 FPS will cause the game to slow down.[1]
Using a controller is strongly recommended.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FromSoftware\NBGI\DarkSouls\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/570940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Any resolution above 4K, whether it be native monitor resolution or downsampling, will render menus and the in-game UI incorrectly.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
If option is grayed out, force in the graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS with slowdowns below ~45 FPS.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use DaS Remastered FOV table[3]
  1. Open the game.
  2. Download and run Cheat Engine.
  3. Select the game process in Cheat Engine.
  4. Open Dark Souls Remastered FOV fix in Cheat Engine.
  5. Enable the FOV script.
  6. Use Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown to control FOV.
Also available as a standalone executable on Nexus Mods.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Arrow keys are permanently bound to menu navigation and cannot be used for other commands. Middle mouse button is permanently bound to target lock and cannot be used for other commands.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also X-axis
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
The game fights swapping the A and B buttons in any capacity. Swapping Confirm and Exit buttons to Japanese style doesn't function as intended. Swapping Roll and Interact doesn't function as intended.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Also X-axis
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use the PS4 Button Interface mod with DSR-TPUP to force PS4 button prompts. for ps3 and ps5 gamepad use this link then once you download file copy the fort folder for ps3 ps4 ps5 folder into dark souls remaster game folder https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kx5rTBj9n5sbioMUJLt36qHsUCg8d6_1/view?usp=sharing
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless adapter, V2
​(tested on V2)
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse acts like an analogue stick when used simultaneously, limiting turn speed.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection
Mouse acts like an analogue stick when using simultaneous input, limiting turn speed.


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Fan dub available from 14 October 2021 by Unite101
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation.


Network settings.
Network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Password system can bypass the standard matchmaking limitations, but players will be scaled down to the host's level.
The game uses dedicated servers to match players together, but gameplay is strictly peer-to-peer.
Direct IP

DSR Watchpup[edit]

Main thread, NexusMods
While not as powerful as Dark Souls PVP Watchdog for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition due to Dark Souls Remastered's additional anti-cheat features, DSR Watchpup for Dark Souls Remastered provides tools such as rudimentary player anomaly detection and automatic in-game save backups.

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Broken roll and feet animations[edit]

Strange animations when rolling or shifting feet unique to the Remastered version.[4]

Missing ambient sound[edit]

Ambient sound sometimes does not load for example when changing areas.[5]

Reloading fixes temporarily.

Issues fixed[edit]

"Fatal error: The system does not meet the minimum memory requirement to run the application"[edit]

Install ≥6GB RAM or install DSR.rar fix[6][7]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.4 [8]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD 4.44.61
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.200f


Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition mods are not directly compatible and require porting.[9] Many of the popular mods have Dark Souls Remastered versions.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 6870
1 GB of VRAM
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>/570940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (570940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.