Death end re;Quest

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Death end re;Quest
Death end re;Quest cover
Idea Factory
Compile Heart
Windows Preapp Partners[1]
Idea Factory International
Release dates
Windows May 16, 2019
OpenCritic 69
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time, Turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres JRPG, Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Horror, Japan, Sci-fi, Supernatural, Detective/mystery
Series Death end re;Quest
Death end re;Quest on HowLongToBeat
Death end re;Quest on IGDB
Death end re;Quest on MobyGames
Death end re;Quest
Death end re;Quest 2019
Death end re;Quest 2 2020

Death end re;Quest is a singleplayer third-person JRPG game developed by Idea Factory, Compile Heart and published by Idea Factory International.

The game released on May 16, 2019 on Steam. At release, the game only supported an internal resolution of 1080p, which was updated on July 9, 2019 to support a native 4K resolution.[2] Resolutions between 1080p and 4K remain upscaled.

General information

Idea Factory PC Support Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Limited Edition available from the publisher's North American online store. No install disc included. Redeemable key is sent over email.
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Deluxe Edition Bundle and DLC Bundle also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition Bundle also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition Bundle also available.
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Deluxe Edition Bundle and Complete Deluxe Edition Bundle also available.
The "Deluxe Edition" only includes the base game, and "Deluxe Pack" DLC.
The "Deluxe Edition" and "Complete Deluxe Edition" bundles do not include the free DLC, and need to be downloaded separately.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Pack Contains digital art-book, soundtrack, and wallpapers.
Extra Boss & Items Free DLC that unlocks three item bundles and one hidden boss.
Swimsuit Costume Set Free DLC.
Additional Character: Ripuka
Rook's Warrior Set
Rook's Traveller Set
Healing Item Set
Early Bird Special Unlocks BONUS Mode, which allows reviewing of certain visual novel events, character information and soundtrack.
Dungeon Re;Quest Pack Unlocks 1 additional quest and 4 additional dungeons.
Alternative Costume Set


Type Notes
Boost DLC for the characters containing weapons and accessories that are usually unlocked in late chapters of the game.
Unlocking Bonus Mode early without having to complete the game first.
Cosmetic Cosmetic DLC for the characters.
Unlock Additional dungeons and quests as DLC.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\resource\bin\Application.ini[Note 1]
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\990050\remote\SYSTEMSAVE_GAME.BIN
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/990050/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Idea Factory\Death end reQuest
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\990050\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/990050/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Graphics options
Graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game only supports 16:9 resolutions and only 13 predefined resolutions are available.[Note 3]
Stretched when attemping to force exclusive fullscreen. When selecting borderless windowed the game runs on a single monitor.[3]
Stretched when attemping to force exclusive fullscreen. When selecting borderless windowed the game runs in 16:9 while omitting the rest of the desktop.[4][5]
4K Ultra HD
Can be enabled through the "3840x2160 4K Native" resolution option. Every other resolution is upscaled or downscaled from 1920x1080.[6]
Field of view (FOV)
Uses a 45° Vertical FOV during gameplay.[7]
[Note 4]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
[Note 5]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Uses Temporal AA, but the option is tied to the "Post-Processing" setting.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use Special K alongside setting "Presentation Interval" to 0 to disable VSync.[10]
60 FPS
Capped at 63-64 FPS when using a monitor with a higher refresh rate than 60 Hz.[11]
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

High frame rate[edit]

Raise the framerate cap to 240 FPS by hex editing[12]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\resource\bin\
  2. Open Application.exe in a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Search for 41 55 55 85 41 and replace with 41 71 1C 87 40.
When finding and replacing these hex values, make sure that the find/replace tools are using the "Hex-values" mode.
Alternatively, the hex value can be changed to use a custom framerate cap by dividing 1000 by the desired framerate cap. For example, a 30 FPS cap hypothetically can be achieved by 1000 / 30, then using HxD's replace tool's floating point number utility to find and replace the 16.66666603 value with 33.33333333. This value can also be changed to 00.00000000 to disable the framerate cap entirely.
Modifying the framerate cap above 60FPS can cause 2D UI elements, the pause menu, and character bustups to animate faster, but regular gameplay isn't affected outside of the cursor when using "Search" in battle moving faster.
Some in-game cutscenes may have camera timing issues.[Note 6][13]
Character movement and cursor movement (When analyzing enemy weaknesses) in battles increases in speed above 60 FPS.[14]
Raise the framerate cap to 240 FPS by patching Application.exe[15]
  1. Download the FPS Uncap Patch.
  2. Unpack the archive (using the password mentioned in the file description).
  3. Launch the patcher and change the target file to <path-to-game>\resource\bin\Application.exe, before pressing "Start".


Options menu
Options menu

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse bindings are not supported. Some keybinds use multiple actions, and some descriptions don't mention the binding's functionality.[16]
Mouse acceleration
Camera movement has mouse acceleration that can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
"Camera Speed" option has three different values. Mouse cursor sensitivity depends on OS mouse settings.
Mouse input in menus
Navigating menus requires double-clicking on selections, rather than highlighting based on where the mouse is located.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Camera Inversion settings only affect controller inputs. Mouse input always uses Y-Axis inversion, and normal X-Axis movement.[17]
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Some controller bindings use multiple actions, and some descriptions don't mention the binding's functionality.
Controller sensitivity
"Camera Speed", has three selectable options.[18]
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Xbox button prompts display even when using a keyboard and mouse.[19]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Requires using Steam's Dualshock 4 controller support or third-party software.
DualShock button prompts
See Dualshock button prompts.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Dualshock button prompts[edit]

This mod applies PlayStation button prompts.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Options for "BGM", "FX", "Voice Levels", and "Protag Voice Levels", though each is limited to 5 presets.
Surround sound
The game uses visual novel style text boxes for all dialogue.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese

Issues unresolved[edit]

Performance issues[edit]

Several reports indicate that performance issues are present, even on hardware that is within the listed system requirements.[23][24][25][26][27][28]
Lowering the in-game graphics options may not result in significant performance improvement.[29]

Exclusive fullscreen mode stretching selected resolution to desktop resolution[edit]

This happens when using a desktop resolution with an aspect ratio that is wider than 16:9 widescreen, regardless of whether aspect ratio preservation is enabled in the Nvidia Control Panel or AMD Radeon Software.[30]

Issues fixed[edit]

Resolution limit lower than current resolution when using DPI Scaling[edit]
The game limits resolution options based on the DPI Scaling settings set in Windows. For example, if a 3840x2160 resolution is being used, but DPI Scaling is set to 200%, the in-game resolution will be limited to 1920x1080.[31]
Windows 7 users may need to use the fix mentioned for 4K resolution to work properly, as noted by the announcement for the 7.09.2019 Build update.[32]
  1. Open the <path-to-game>\resource\bin directory, right click Application.exe, and go into Properties.
  2. Open the Compatibility tab, and go into Change high DPI settings.
  3. Enable Override high DPI scaling behavior and have the dropdown box set to Application.
  4. Press the OK button to exit out of the DPI properties, and then press Apply in the file properties to save changes.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Despite the system requirements listing a "DirectX 12 compatible" graphics card, the game uses DirectX 11 for its graphics API, and the operating system requirements list "DirectX 11 equivalent".[34]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Interface Live2D [35]
Cutscenes Bink Video, Criware

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz
AMD A9 2.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10.35 GB[36]
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  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>/990050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (990050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. Available resolutions:
    • 640x360
    • 720x405
    • 800x450
    • 1024x576
    • 1152x648
    • 1280x720
    • 1360x765
    • 1366x768
    • 1600x900
    • 1920x1080
    • 2560x1440
    • 3840x2160
    • 4K Native
  4. If using the same vertical resolution as the windowed resolution, the window will clamp to a different value. For example, when running 1920x1080 windowed mode on a 2560x1080 resolution, the window resolution will clamp to 1061x1080. This isn't prevalent in Borderless or Fullscreen mode.[8]
  5. The "Fullscreen" option is a borderless window stretched to the display resolution. This can cause distortion on anything other than 16:9 resolutions.[9]
  6. One example being the crane in the Shipyard, as it may transition the camera back to the third-person perspective (during gameplay) early before the animation is finished.


  1. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-03-23
    Checked by looking at credits.
  2. 7.09.2019 Build Update - 4k Support - last accessed on 2020-08-12
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-08-12
    Tested using a custom resolution of 5760x1080.
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-08-12
    Tested using a custom resolution of 2560x1080.
  5. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Attempting to force a custom resolution with an outdated build will cause occlusion culling to be visible, issues with camera transitions, minimap issues, and objects clipping based on camera rotation. Tested using hex editing on game builds before the 7.09.2019 update.
  6. 7.09.2019 Build Update - 4k Support - last accessed on 2019-07-09
  7. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-12-19
    Found while reverse engineering opcodes for different things in Cheat Engine.
  8. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-01-02
    Tested by finding window resolution values in Cheat Engine.
  9. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-12-19
  10. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-08-18
    Tested on a 60Hz refresh rate. Forcing VSync to disable in the NVCP or AMD Radeon Software doesn't work.
  11. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-19
    Tested using 144Hz and 200Hz monitors.
  12. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2019-10-16
    Tested by finding the required value in Cheat Engine, then finding the value in a disassembler.
  13. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-01-10
    Checked with a side-by-side recording.
  14. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-03-16
    Tested by adjusting the cap value to see how gameplay behaved.
  15. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2019-10-18
    Tested and Created Patch using Cheat Engine, IDA's Freeware version, and HxD.
  16. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Checked key rebinding options.
  17. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-12-19
    Checked input settings.
  18. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  19. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Tested by using keyboard and mouse in-game.
  20. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  21. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  22. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
  23. whats with the FPS in this game - last accessed on 2020-06-25
  24. FPS ? - last accessed on 2020-02-15
  25. 30 fps? - last accessed on 2019-05-17
  26. FPS - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  27. Low FPS? - last accessed on 2019-05-17
  28. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Tested with a Radeon RX 5700 and Ryzen 7 2700X using MSI Afterburner. Using API Wrappers like DXVK doesn't improve performance either.
  29. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Tested by lowering graphics options and adjusting the in-game resolution. Based on testing, raising the in-game resolution to "4K Native" on an RX 5700 nets equivalent performance to running at 1080p.
  30. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-17
    Tested by changing resolution options and by having "preserve aspect ratio" checked in GPU control panel.
  31. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-18
    Tested with a 5120x2160 custom resolution and 200% DPI scaling on a 2560x1080 monitor. When the 1920x1080 option is selected in-game, it centers on the screen similarly to what would happen at 2560x1080. When selecting 2560x1440, the image appears zoomed in, due to having a higher vertical resolution than what typically happens with native resolution.
  32. 7.09.2019 Build Update - 4k Support - last accessed on 2019-07-0-09
    "*Note: In order to allow 4K settings to work properly, Windows 7 users must first access the Properties menu of the EXE file and change the DPI setting to "Application" (please see image below). Afterwards the 4k resolution should work without issue. Non-Windows 7 users will not need to do this."
  33. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-18
    Tested using 4K resolution with 200% DPI Scaling.
  34. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-07-16
    Checked using RivaTuner.
  35. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-11-08
    Checked referenced strings inside of Cheat Engine and IDA.
  36. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-20
    Checked install size without DLC.