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Dishonored 2

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Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 cover
Arkane Studios
Bethesda Softworks
Void Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows November 11, 2016
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 87
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Immersive sim, Action, Stealth
Themes Fantasy, Steampunk
Series Dishonored
Dishonored 2 on HowLongToBeat
Dishonored 2 on IGDB
Dishonored 2 on MobyGames
Dishonored 2 on Wikipedia
Dishonored 2012
Dishonored 2 2016
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 2017

Dishonored 2 is a singleplayer first-person immersive sim, action and stealth game in the Dishonored series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
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Includes Mission+, Black and White mode, and the Imperial Assassin's pack without logging in with a account.[2]
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Windows (unavailable) Launcher
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on December 14, 2018.[3]
A demo is available from Steam.
The release is no longer available as the Launcher has been retired. Users who owned games in their Library are able to transfer their games to their Steam account for free, even now after the launcher has been officially retired.


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

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Mission+ Available after logging in with a account.[4]
Black and White mode Available after logging in with a account.[4]
Imperial Assassin's Pack Available after logging in with a account.[4]
GOG version can access all DLC packs without logging into a account.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the +com_showLoadingScreen 0 command line argument[5]
Apply the Dishonored 2 intro skip[6]

Game data

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\dishonored2Config.cfg
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/403640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing


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. To disable FOV change when sprinting use No FOV change When Sprinting Fix
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Enabled by default, samples unknown.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low and high FXAA, TXAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 120 FPS to prevent physics issues.[7]
Game presents extreme frame pacing problems at any frame rate other than a locked 60 or 120, even with a VRR display.[citation needed]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Field of view (FOV)

Use DLL injection with Cheat Engine[citation needed]
  1. Download Hattiwatti's DLL - works with patch 1.2[7] (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.


Mouse settings
Mouse settings
Gamepad settings
Gamepad settings


Audio settings
Audio settings
Screenshot showcasing subtitles style.
Screenshot showcasing subtitles style.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Speech, Voice options.
Surround sound
None, Main Dialogue, All Dialogue.
Subtitles are displayed on a faint grey background.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation, Letöltés.
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish
Fan translation by Dark Glyphs, here.

VR support

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

Issues fixed

Unable to enter Fullscreen

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.
Disable fullscreen optimizations[9]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right-click on Dishonored2.exe and click on Properties.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab and check "Disable fullscreen optimizations".
  4. Click Apply to save the changes.

Mouse sensitivity tied to frame rate

Several users have reported inconsistent mouse movement, specifically when frame rate drops occur
Edit configuration files[10]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open dishonored2Config.cfg.
  3. Edit g_mouseClamp "360" to 180.
  4. Save the changes.

Unable to invert controller Y axis

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.

Depth of field re-enabling on its own

Create a keybind to disable DoF[11]
  1. Add arkBind "P" "r_skipDOF 1" to the game's main config file (not in the default keybinds section, but in the custom keybinds section), then press "P" in-game after loading a save.
Add a launch argument[11]
  1. Add "+r_skipDOF 1" to your Steam launch parameters, or to a shortcut for the game's executable.
Works only once per game launch, DOF returns after reloading saves

Flickering texture artifacts on player (arm and sword)

Disable HBAO+[12]
  1. Open the Options menu from either the main menu or pause menu.
  2. Open Visuals and go to the Advanced Settings tab.
  3. Set HBAO+ to No.
  4. Close the menu and save your settings.

Dirty glass effect on screen

The dirty glass effect appears to be tied to bloom, and cannot be disabled separately.
Disable Bloom[13]
  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.

Long time to load main menu

This happens because the game pre-compiles a lot of shaders before starting.

Increase shader cache size (NVIDIA-only)[14][15]

If you increase the size of your shader cache, then your PC will keep the shaders from last time playing saved and doesn't have to re-compile on restarting the game.

  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Set shader cache size to a higher level.

The shaders are saved under %LOCALAPPDATA%\NVIDIA\DXCache

On AMD cards, shader cache can only be turned on or off, size can't be manually set.[16]

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Interface Iggy
Cutscenes Bink Video

DOTO Mana Regen System

Cheat table to replicate the mana system of Death of the Outsider for Dishonored 2[17]
  1. Download and install Cheat Engine.
  2. Download the Cheat table.
  3. Launch Dishonored 2 and Cheat Engine, hook it to Dishonored2.exe.
  4. Load Mana Table.CT and check Mana Threshold.


Work with Steam and GOG version.
Can be loaded at the start of a new game, it will only work when the Outsider gives you your powers.
Video tutorial.


D2Fix is a fan-developed update patch for Dishonored 2.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
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 GB (Nvidia), 3 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating 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.


  1. New Dishonored 2 Details: Engine, Skills, AI And More Information « Video Game News, Reviews, Previews and Blog - last accessed on 2016-11-02
  2. Dishonored 2 - Assassins Pack - last accessed on 2022-12-22
  3. Bethesda and Arkane Studios have removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Dishonored 2 - DSOGaming - last accessed on 2018-12-14
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Free Content for Dishonored 2 & Death of the Outsider
  5. PSA: Add "+com_showLoadingScreen 0" to the launch options to skip the intro videos - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  6. skip intros? :: Dishonored 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-11-10
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dishonored 2 - PC Beta Update 1.2 - last accessed on 2016-11-21
  8. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on 2020-08-25
  9. Dishonored 2 won't go full screen :: Dishonored 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2017-05-12
  10. Dishonored 2 FINALLY Playable On PC (How to Fix) - YouTube - last accessed on 2018-01-14
  11. 11.0 11.1 Depth of Field keeps turning back on - last accessed on 2021-10-21
  12. Dishonored 2 PC: flashing white artifacting on player model - last accessed on 2021-11-14
  13. SOLVED Remove the dirty glass effect ? :: Dishonored 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2021-03-21
  15. Reddit - last accessed on 26 May 2023
  16. - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  17. DOTO style mana system - last accessed on 2021-11-04