Devil May Cry 5

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Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 cover
RE Engine
Release dates
Windows March 8, 2019
Metacritic 89
OpenCritic 88
Series Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 5 on IGDB
Devil May Cry 5 guide on StrategyWiki
Devil May Cry 5 on MobyGames
Devil May Cry 5 on Wikipedia
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition 2006
Devil May Cry 4 2008
DmC: Devil May Cry 2013
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition 2015
Devil May Cry HD Collection 2018
Devil May Cry 5 2019

Key points

New features introduced in the Special Edition for PS5/Xbox Series X (Legendary Dark Knight Mode, ray tracing, and Turbo Mode) are not available for the PC version. Only Vergil is available on PC as DLC.[1][2] See mods that provide special edition features for adding fan-made versions of them.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Includes Vergil DLC.
All versions require Steam DRM. Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on February 6, 2020.[3]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Soundtrack MP3, AAC, FLAC
1 Blue Orb
3 Blue Orbs
5 Blue Orbs
100,000 Red Orbs Pre-order bonus.
200,000 Red Orbs
300,000 Red Orbs
500,000 Red Orbs
1,000,000 Red Orbs
Alt Hero Colors Pre-order bonus - Available later in 2019 for everyone.
Alt Heroine Colors Pre-order bonus - Available later in 2019 for everyone.
Alt Style Announcers Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Alt Title Calls Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Cavaliere R Part of the Deluxe Edition.
DMC1 Battle Track 3-Pack Part of the Deluxe Edition.
DMC2 Battle Track 3-Pack Part of the Deluxe Edition.
DMC3 Battle Track 3-Pack Part of the Deluxe Edition.
DMC4 Battle Track 3-Pack Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Gerbera GP01 Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Live Action Cutscenes Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Mega Buster Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Monkey Business Free.
Pasta Breaker Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Playable Character: Vergil
Super Character 3-Pack
Sweet Surrender Part of the Deluxe Edition.
Taunt Trio
V & Vergil Alt Colors


Mods that Provide Special Edition Features[edit]

SSSiyan Collab Cheat Trainer[edit]

A collected mod trainer that provides options for Turbo and Must Style Mode, restored reversals, redirectable inertia, extended practice options, PVP, and more.
Features options from included Devil May Cry Strive mod for tweaking character movesets and general gameplay
This mod now integrates the Legendary Dark Knights mod completely, with customizable enemy density.
Requires Fluffy Manager 5000 for installation.

COOP Trainer And Hidden Graphics Effects Enabler for Devil May Cry 5 by DanteSSS and Raz0r[edit]

Provides the ability to play as any of the three main characters in any mission (Divergence).
Enables up to 4 player online coop in most missions, including Bloody Palace.
Works with SSSiyan Collab Cheat Trainer, including the Legendary Dark Knights option (all players must have it enabled)
Enables activation of hidden graphical effects normally used only during cutscenes. Not even the Special Edition on next-gen consoles has these enabled during gameplay.
This includes Contact Shadows, More Anti-Aliasing options, Ambient Occlusion (and more AO options), Subsurface Scattering for skin, Screen Space Reflections, and Motion Blur.
The "Force Motion Blur" option only works if motion blur is set to "Variable" in graphics settings
The SSR (Screen Space Reflections) "On" option produces a large amount of ghosting on object surfaces and makes various surfaces in the game have a blurry, grainy moving pattern to them, especially when you move the camera. This appears to depend per-level and per-surface, having higher fps makes the issue less noticeable. Use at your discretion.
Enables importing of save files from other steam users

RTX Mod[edit]

Adds screen space ray traced lighting
Causes AO to "bleed" through alpha transparency effects, such as smoke/fog, volumetric lighting, hair, explosions, etc.
In-game AO should be turned off since it's replaced by RTGI, and has a big enough performance hit as is.
Recommended to use via GShade instead of Reshade
Relies on RTGI beta shader from Pascal Gilcher's Patreon that costs US$5 to access

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\dmc5config.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/601150/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\601150\remote\win64_save\*.bin
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/601150/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video Settings
Video Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use the related PCGW community patcher.
Use the related PCGW community patcher.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Supports custom camera distances.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Automatically detected and activated on supported displays. No in-game Enable/Disable setting. Will disable upon Alt+Tab and requires a restart to reactivate.
Ray tracing
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X only.


Toggle post-processing effects[4]
  1. Download Devil May Cry 5 3D Vision fix.
  2. Extract its contents to the installation folder.


F5: vignette toggle. Disabled by default.
4: depth of field toggle. Not disabled by default.
5: barrel distortion toggle (better not use chromatic aberration). Disabled by default.
6: temporal anti-aliasing (TAA) toggle. Enabled by default.
7: radial blur (it happens with the running fast skill) toggle. Not disabled by default.


In-game Keyboard Settings
In-game Keyboard Settings
In-game Controller Settings
In-game Controller Settings
In-game Mouse Settings
In-game Mouse Settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Can remap keyboard inputs per-character, some functional keys are unavailable
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also supports x-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can remap controller buttons per-character
Controller sensitivity
Only camera sensitivity (right analogue stick)
Controller Y-axis inversion
Y and X axis
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Enable PlayStation Prompts[edit]

Enabling DualShock Prompts[citation needed]
  1. Follow This Steam Guide


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Voice and Sound effect
Surround sound
Tested in 7.1
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by AR Team, download.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Devil May Cry 5.
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game is infinitely scrolling after using the Steam Overlay or Alt-Tabbing[edit]

Enter Windows Device Manager and disable devices[citation needed]
  1. Open Device Manager from Windows Start Menu
  2. Expand "Human Interface Devices" list
  3. Find and disable device labeled "HID-compliant vendor-defined device"
    • There may be more than one device with that label. Try disabling one by one to see which one is causing the issue.


When you reopen the game after you have disabled the device, the infinite scrolling shouldn't happen after using Steam Overlay or Alt-Tabbing.

Fix stuttering[edit]

Alternative solutions
  • Download and install Rivatuner, add DevilMayCry5.exe and limit Framerate to desired fps.
Use DirectX 11
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dmc5config.ini
  3. Change TargetPlatform=DirectX12 to TargetPlatform=DirectX11
  4. Save changes.
This seems to fix the issues for people with low RAM or VRAM, or is experiencing stuttering or desync issues during cutscenes, gameplay

Lens Flare Censorship on female bodies[edit]

Devil May Cry .ini has a distinct option for Lens Flare.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dmc5config.ini
  3. Change LensFlareEnable=true to LensFlareEnable=false
  4. In order to get rid of some cutscene censorship at the beginning of mission 7, you have to change DepthOfFiledEnable=true to DepthOfFiledEnable=false
  5. Save your changes, enjoy.
Lens flare may be used in other places in cutscenes, however the writer hasn't noticed any changes.

Contact Shadows[edit]

How to use сontact shadows constantly:
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dmc5config.ini
  3. Change ContactShadowSetting=CUSTOM to ContactShadowSetting=ON
  4. Save your changes.
Contact shadows will be used during gameplay, not just for the cutscenes.

Cutscene Black Screen Fix[edit]

How to fix Black Screen during cutscenes:
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dmc5config.ini
  3. Change UseVendorExtention=Enable to UseVendorExtention=Disable
  4. Save your changes.
Might fix the issue on some devices.

DirectX 12 Audio De-Sync Fix (NVIDIA GPU)[edit]

How to fix the audio De-Sync on DX12 for NVIDIA GPU's:
  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Click on Program Settings and select the game from the list.
  3. Set Vertical Sync to Fast.
  4. Save your changes.
Might fix the issue on some devices.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Modify the game executable to disable anti-aliasing.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\DevilMayCry5.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for E9 3B 8F 65 00 8B D7 as hex.
  3. Replace it with E9 3B 8F 65 00 B2 04.
  4. Search for 74 48 66 0F 5A C8 48 8B CE E8 as hex.
  5. Replace it with 74 48 0F 57 C9 90 48 8B CE E8.
  6. Save the changes.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Not changable in-game. Must be changed via editing the "TargetPlatform" line in dmc5config.ini to "DirectX11" or "DirectX12".[5]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Other XInput controllers
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>/601150/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (601150) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  3. Devil May Cry 5 · AppID: 601150 · Steam Database - last accessed on 2020-02-06
    "Removed 3rd-Party DRM – Denuvo Anti-tamper, 5 different PC within a day machine activation limit"
  4. Helix Mod: Devil May Cry 5
  5. Digital Foundry - Devil May Cry 5 PC Tech Analysis + Xbox One X Comparison: Everything You Need to Know! - last accessed on 2021-05-24
    "The only way to change to the other API is by editing the .ini file in the game directory where the .exe is located, and changing the 11 in this file to a 12 and vice versa."