Detroit: Become Human

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Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human cover
Quantic Dream
Release dates
Windows December 12, 2019
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 79
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Quick time events
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Detective/mystery
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Detroit: Become Human is a singleplayer third-person adventure and quick time events game.

General information

Official support page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Epic Games Launcher
Box version containing an artbook and stickers.
Developer website
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Collectors' Edition containing a figurine and pins.
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM removed on June 19, 2020.[1]
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Demo versions providing access to the first chapter of the game are available on Epic Games Store and Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GraphicOptions.JSON[Note 1]
%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Quantic Dream\Detroit Become Human\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222140/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Quantic Dream\Detroit Become Human\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222140/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Video settings
Video settings

High frame rate[edit]

Change FPS limit in the config file[6]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\GraphicOptions.JSON in a text editor.
  2. Change the FRAME_RATE_LIMIT line to "FRAME_RATE_LIMIT": 4, for no FPS limit, 3 for 144 FPS or 2 for 90 FPS.
Applying any of the in-game limiter options will reset the values.
Use the Detroit Become Human FPS limit patcher[7]
Allows limiting FPS to any value from none to 1000.
Disables both of the in-game FPS limiter options' functionality.

High dynamic range display (HDR)[edit]

Use a demo file to enable HDR in the full version[8][9]
  1. Download DXGI_Helper.dll from the demo version and copy it to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open <path-to-game>\GraphicOptions.JSON in a text editor and set HDR to true from false.
  3. Enable HDR in Windows.

Depth of field[edit]

Modify the game executable to disable depth of field[10]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\DetroitBecomeHuman.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for 41 C7 83 40 01 00 00 31 00 00 as hex.
  3. Replace it with 7F C7 83 40 01 00 00 31 00 00
  4. Save the changes.
Steam version executable needs to be unpacked with Steamless before modification.
Use the related PCGW community patcher to remove depth of field and TAA.


Key bindings
Key bindings


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume control is limited to a global setting and 4 presets.
Surround sound
Small, Medium, and Large size options.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Languages settings
Languages settings


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Graphics card is not supported[edit]

Attempting to launch the game may result in the "Your graphics card is not officially supported" error message.
Update the graphics card drivers.[17]

Crashing on Nvidia cards[edit]

Install Nvidia driver version 461.40 and clear the shader cache of the game[18][19]
  1. Download and install GeForce Game Ready Driver 461.40.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Delete the <path-to-game>\ShaderCache\ folder and start the game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan 1.1 [20]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [21]
Audio Wwise [21]
Interface Scaleform [21]
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Epic Online Services [22]


Session Auto Save Manager - Provides multiple save support and session management. For Windows.
DBH savestate manager - Periodically backs up the save files of the game. For Linux.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon HD 7950
3 GB of VRAM
Other Vulkan 1.1
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The game requires a CPU with SSE4.1 instructions.[20] A modified exe allows to bypass the requirement.[citation needed]
Independent benchmarks suggest that meeting the recommended system requirements is not enough for 60 FPS at 1080p on Ultra graphics settings.[23][24]


  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>/1222140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1222140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-06-19
    Tested for DRM after the June 19, 2020 update by closing the EGS launcher, renaming its app folder and the entirety of the config folders containing Denuvo tokens. Checked for Windows Credentials and found none. The game ran without issues from the .exe apart from the lack of EOS connectivity for the choices stats.
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    Launched and tested at a custom 5760x1080 desktop resolution.
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    Tested at the native resolution of 2560x1080.
  4. Detroit Become Human PC - Native 4K vs Checkerboard Rendering on PS4 Pro - Image Quality Analysis - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  5. Detroit: Become Human Uses Checkerboard 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro, Features TAA & Volumetric Lighting - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-13
    Verified each value in the game. 4 resulted in over 1000 FPS at loading screens.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-13
    Tested by setting to 130, which resulted in similar FPS values in the game.
  8. HDR is working in the demo version, but not in full version. - last accessed on 2021-06-27
  9. Verified by User:Aemony on 2021-08-16
    Verified on Nvidia hardware using both the built-in HDR/SDR brightness slider as well as Special K. HDR (through Nvidia's DXGI interop layer) only engages when the DXGI_Helper.dll file is present.
  10. Verified by User:giofrida on 2020-04-28
    Tested on Steam version of April 20, 2021
  11. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-13
    Launched the game and went through every option, then briefly played with an Xbox 360 controller.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  14. PC support for PS4 controller - mod needed! - last accessed on 2019-12-12
  15. Verified by User:Aemony on 2021-08-19
    DS4 Wired works flawlessly.
    DS4 Bluetooth doesn't work at all.
    DS4 Wireless Adapter is unusable -- it's like half the time it's a DS4 controller and the other half a Xbox 360 controller.
  16. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-12
    The game used the rear speakers for positional audio.
  17. Not working on PC with a GTX 1060 - last accessed on 2019-12-12
  18. Game Ready & Studio Driver 461.40 FAQ/Discussion - last accessed on 2021-01-27
  19. Stop game's crash , HOW TO: - last accessed on 2021-01-27
  20. 20.0 20.1 Patch Notes 1.0 - last accessed on 2019-12-19
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-18
    As seen at the end credits, under External providers - Middlewares.
  22. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-14
    EOSSDK-Win64-Shipping.dll is present in the game folder. Friends' stats are displayed in the game.
  23. Detroit: Become Human PC Performance Analysis - last accessed on 2019-12-29
  24. Detroit Become Human тест GPU/CPU - last accessed on 2019-12-19