Dishonored 2

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Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 cover
Arkane Studios
Bethesda Softworks
Void Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2016
Dishonored 2 on Wikipedia
Dishonored 2012
Dishonored 2 2016
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 2017

General information

Official game site
Steam Community Discussions


Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed.[2]
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the +com_showLoadingScreen 0 command line argument[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/403640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\savegame\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/403640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
65-110° horizontal. For higher values see Field of view (FOV) or use this FOV Changer.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Appears to be enabled by default, samples unknown, cannot be disabled.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 120 FPS to prevent physics issues.[5]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use DLL injection with Cheat Engine[citation needed]
  1. Download Hattiwatti's DLL - works with patch 1.2[5] (exe v1.75.0.7) and patch 1.3 (exe v1.75.0.12).
  2. Download and install Cheat Engine.
  3. Once you have started the game, use the button at the left top in the Cheat Engine window to open the process selector and choose "Dishonored2.exe".
  4. Open the "Memory View" window with the button on the left.
  5. Select "Inject DLL" in the menu "Tools", then select the DLL file you unpacked from the ZIP. Confirm "Execute?" with yes.
  6. You can close Cheat Engine. Mind that you have to inject the DLL whenever you run the game, if you want the FOV features.
  7. In the game, use PageUp and PageDown to change the FOV. You can also press Home to toggle HUD objective locators without having to go through the menus.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

SMAA anti-aliasing is a lower cost solution for eliminating jaggies that looks sharper and better than FXAA/TAA and gives better performance.
SMAA via Reshade with dynamic mask that doesn't affect UI[citation needed]
  1. Disable in-game anti-aliasing.
  2. Download custom Reshade.
  3. Copy archive files to <path-to-game> .

Input settings[edit]

Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Speech, Voice options
Surround sound
Mixing is good.
None, Main Dialogue, All Dialogue
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


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

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Dishonored 2 (DX11).
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to enter Fullscreen[edit]

Change value in CFG[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\
  2. Open dishonored2Config.cfg with a text editor and look for r_fullscreen
  3. If present change value from 2 to 1 otherwise add r_fullscreen "1" manually at the end of the file and save.

Unable to invert controller Y axis[edit]

Caused by the game recognizing the gamepad as a mouse input due to a Steam setting
Change setting in Steam Big Picture settings[citation needed]
  1. Open Steam Big Picture mode
  2. Click on the gear in the top right (settings)
  3. Go to Controller Settings
  4. Uncheck Xbox Configuration Support or PS4 Configuration Support depending on the controller you are using

Dirty glass effect on screen[edit]

Part of the game's visuals so there is no official way to disable the effect
Disable Bloom[6]
  1. Open the Options menu from either the main menu or pause menu
  2. Open Visuals and go to the Quality Settings tab
  3. Set Bloom to No
  4. Close the menu and save your settings

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2/3 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/403640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (403640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.