Darksiders III

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Darksiders III
Darksiders III cover
Developers
Gunfire Games
Publishers
THQ Nordic
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows November 27, 2018
Darksiders III on Wikipedia
Darksiders
Darksiders 2010
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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition 2015
Darksiders Warmastered Edition 2016
Darksiders III 2018
Darksiders Genesis 2019

General information

Official website for game series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Publisher website
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Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Standard Edition Only, DLC's must be purchased separately
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Origin
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Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Digital Extras Includes the Soundtrack and the DLCs The Crucible and Keepers of the Void.
Windows
Fury Exclusive Armor Cosmetic recolor for Fury's armor, included with preorders. Not currently available for purchase.
Windows
The Crucible
Windows
Keepers of the Void.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Deluxe Edition[edit]

Includes the Digital Extras which contains the soundtrack and both paid DLCs.

Collector's Edition[edit]

Includes the game in a steelbook, the soundtrack on a disc, a physical artbook, the Exclusive Armor DLC and a statue of Fury.

Apocalypse Edition[edit]

Includes the content of the Collector's Edition as well as a wallscroll, an amulet and statues of Death, War und Vulgrim.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Darksiders3\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/606280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Darksiders3\Saved\SaveGames\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/606280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Vert+. See GeForce Forums.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are 16:9, see Darksiders III UW Cutscenes Fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this FOV Changer.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Changes with texture quality setting. For manual adjustment force in GPU control panel or see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA. For FXAA see Anti-aliasing (AA). The setting Low disables it.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Locked to 62 FPS by default. See High frame rate. Cut-scenes stay locked to 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Adjust AF samples[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Switch to FXAA[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=1

High frame rate[edit]

Custom frame rate cap[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Change FrameRateLimit=0 to the desired frame rate cap (e.g. 144).

Notes

The line already exists in the file and needs to be changed accordingly. Adding it again with a different value will not work.

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.MotionBlurQuality=0

Sharpening[edit]

Increase/Decrease Sharpening[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=1
This will sharpen the image to offset the blur caused by FXAA and TAA. A value between 0.5-1.0 is recommended, 10 is the maximum. It has no performance impact.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game controller layout overview.
In-game controller layout overview.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Darksiders III (DX11).

Issues fixed[edit]

Blurry graphics[edit]

Modify GameUserSettings.ini[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Change the value of sg.ResolutionQuality to 100.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Fullscreen setting not saved[edit]

Setting the game to Fullscreen (exclusive fullscreen) is not saved after exiting the game and needs to be re-applied by switching to a different mode and then back to fullscreen.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz
AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R7 370
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

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>/606280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (606280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References