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Dauntless cover
Phoenix Labs
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2019[2]
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 76
Modes Multiplayer
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This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Official Discord server
Official wiki
Dauntless subreddit


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
All versions require Epic Games Launcher DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Archon\Content\Movies\Windows\.
  2. Delete or rename Logo.mp4.

Game data

In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Archon\Saved\Config\WindowsClient\
Progress is saved on Dauntless servers.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- scaling. FOV slider can be used to compensate.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV slider made working in update 0.9.2.[3][4] See Increased FOV for higher values.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA always on. See fix below.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Option added to unlock FPS ingame.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Anti-Aliasing (AA)

Disable all post process AA
  1. Go to configuration file(s) location
  2. Open Scalability.ini
  3. Add the following settings:
  4. Change in-game anti-aliasing setting to low for the apply the change.
This will override the low antialiasing setting in the game to disable TAA/FXAA. The other options are unaffected and can easily be switched between.

Disable sharpening

Disabling forced by modifying configuration files:
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini with a notepad.
  3. Add [SystemSettings] and r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=0 to the bottom of the file.
  4. Save the changes.
This fix disables sharpening globally, which is prefered when using no antialiasing, but may be useful to leave on with TAA

Increased FOV

Change the way FOV is calculated[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following lines:


In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, sound effects, bass sound effects, dialog, chat volume.
Surround sound
In Options > Gameplay.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Supports crossplay with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PS4

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 D3D12 can be forced by adding theses lines to the GameUserSetting.ini


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Multiplayer Easy Anti-Cheat [6]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
DirectX 11 compatible


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:[1]


  1. Verified by User:Mastan on 2021-12-08
  2. Dauntless Leaves Early Access with New Season: Aether Unbound - last accessed on 2019-09-26
  3. Release: OB 0.9.2 - last accessed on 2019-08-22
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-08-22
    Tried multiple FOV settings.
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-08-22
  6. Easy Anti-Cheat - last accessed on 17 May 2023