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Deep Rock Galactic

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Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic cover
Ghost Ship Games
Coffee Stain Studios
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows May 13, 2020
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Exploration
Art styles Stylized
Themes Space, Sci-fi
Series Deep Rock Galactic
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Deep Rock Galactic on Wikipedia
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Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor EA

General information

Official Discord server
Official Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Dwarven Legacy also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition and Dwarven Legacy also available.

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition includes the Dark Future, MegaCorp , and Dawn of the Dread packs.
The Ultimate Edition is exclusive to the Microsoft Store and includes the Dark Future Pack, MegaCorp Pack and Supporter Upgrade.
The Dwarven Legacy bundle includes all current DLC for the game, including the soundtrack.
The Master Edition includes the Dark Future, MegaCorp , Roughneck, Dawn of the Dread, Rival Tech and Robot Rebellion packs.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.


Type Notes
Cosmetic The game provides some exclusive cosmetic items for each character's appearance and weapons that can only be bought with real money via cosmetic DLC bundles.
Finite spend Limits are set by the finite number of cosmetic DLC bundles available.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Supporter Upgrade
Dark Future Pack
MegaCorp Pack
Roughneck Pack
Dawn of the Dread Pack
Rival Tech Pack
Robot Rebellion Pack
Biohazard Pack
Supporter II Upgrade
Decontaminator Pack

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Modify Game.ini[2]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Game.ini.
  3. Add the following:

Skip splash screen

Use the -nosplash command line argument[2]

Reduce mouse input lag

Modify Engine.ini[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following:


May reduce performance in CPU-bound scenarios if you don't cap your FPS.[4][5]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\GameUserSettings.ini[Note 2]
Microsoft Store <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WinGDK\*.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548430/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\SaveGames\*.sav[Note 2]
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\CoffeeStainStudios.DeepRockGalactic_496a1srhmar9w\SystemAppData\wgs\[long alphanumeric sequence folder]\[long alphanumeric sequence folder]\[long alphanumeric sequence file (this file is actually an unnamed .sav file and can be used with steam as well)]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548430/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Video settings
Video settings
UI settings
UI settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Running on Linux, Steam, using Proton-GE 8.x, running in borderless and maximizing automatically adjusts FOV and resolution correctly without. Hud isn't stretched but remains on the edges of the displays. (Tested on 3x1080p displays with bezel correction for a total horizontal resolution of 5830p).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
In the Gameplay options, you can change the angle from 80-120° (the default is 100°). Can be increased in the .ini file.[citation needed]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Texture quality affects anisotropic filtering and streaming memory size. Can be manually set in the .ini file.[citation needed]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA (experimental), DLAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
The maximum framerate can optionally be set between 30 and 244 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Experimental. Windows HDR, DX12 mode, and fullscreen mode must be enabled.[citation needed]
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Disable chromatic aberration

Use Better Post Processing Reloaded
Allows for granular configuration of supersampling, ambient occlusion, bloom, lens flare, lens dirt, vignette, film grain, and chromatic aberration.
Alternatively, edit Scalability.ini
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\.
  2. Open Scalability.ini.
  3. Add the following:



Input settings
Input settings
Default gamepad controls
Default gamepad controls

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing can be toggled on/off.
Mouse sensitivity
Both the X and Y axes are adjustable using separate sliders.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
The flight controls, Y-axis, and mouse wheel can be inverted separately.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Aim acceleration and inner dead zone can also be adjusted.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio settings
Audio settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Characters, Mission Control, Music, Sound Effects, Incoming Voice Chat
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Not by default, but a "Streamer Mode" option can be toggled under Audio options, removing any copyrighted music from the game while the option is toggled.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Work in progress.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Work in progress.
Work in progress.
Work in progress.
Work in progress.
Work in progress.
Work in progress.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan Audio translation
Work in progress.
Work in progress.
Latin American Spanish
Work in progress.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
Online connection required for any kind of multiplayer.
Online play
4 Co-op
Crossplay between Xbox One and the Microsoft Store, but not Steam.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Issues fixed

Low FPS on Nvidia cards

Disable Nvidia Ansel[8]

Other information


Steam launch menu
Steam launch menu
Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 DX12 is standard in the Microsoft Store version.

It can be enabled in the Steam version in the Settings menu.

Up to a 70% FPS improvement in CPU-limited scenarios[9]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Privacy settings
Privacy settings


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/548430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (548430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2022-05-16
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Whisper on 2019-03-05
  3. ! Trick to Greatly Reduce Input Lag ! :: Deep Rock Galactic General Discussion - last accessed on 2023-07-10
  4. ! Trick to Greatly Reduce Input Lag ! :: Deep Rock Galactic General Discussion - last accessed on 2023-07-10
  5. ! Trick to Greatly Reduce Input Lag ! :: Deep Rock Galactic General Discussion - last accessed on 2023-07-10
  6. Verified by User:aaronth07 on 2020-12-23
    Compared 16:9 and 21:9 screenshots, can conclude that it's expanding aspect ratio horizontally without cropping vertically
  7. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2021-07-10
    Tested with Special K. No audio output was detected on the center channel.
  8. Are you having random fps drops? Try disabling Ansel. - last accessed on May 2023
  9. Verified by User:Dominik1411 on 2020-11-16
    CPU limited on a Ryzen 7 3800x from 91FPS(DX11) to 155FPS(DX12)