Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

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Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition cover
Larian Studios
Release dates
Windows August 31, 2018[1]
macOS (OS X) January 31, 2019[2]
Metacritic 95
OpenCritic 91
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres RPG
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Series Divinity
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition on IGDB
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition on MobyGames
Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition on Wikipedia
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Key points

The Definitive Edition is a free update to the original game featuring additional content, balance changes, rewritten dialogues, an overhauled Arena mode and more.
Editor available, Steam Workshop support.

General information

Official Forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Does not require the Steam client to run.
macOS (OS X)
The Classic Edition is included and can be selected through the launcher.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher[edit]

To launch directly into the game, create a shortcut to either <path-to-game>\DefEd\bin\EoCApp.exe (Definitive Edition) or <path-to-game>\Classic\EoCApp.exe (Classic Edition).
Alternatively, on Steam, right click the game in your library, click "Properties," and click "Set Launch Options...". Add the line --skip-launcher, and hit OK.[3]
Older versions of the launcher, before the September 2nd, 2021 update, use the --rail_connect_cmd= startup argument instead.[4]

Game data[edit]

In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition\graphicSettings.lsx
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition\PlayerProfile\<user-id>\
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Larian Studios/Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition/graphicSettings.lsx
~/Documents/Larian Studios/Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition/PlayerProfiles/<user-id>/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/435150/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition\PlayerProfiles\<user-id>\Savegames\
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Larian Studios/Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition/PlayerProfiles/<user-id>/Savegames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/435150/pfx/[Note 1]
Saves made in the Classic Edition are not compatible with the Definitive Edition.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Better Camera 2 for DOS 2.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Called "Fake Fullscreen".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double and triple buffering.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap by default. Optionally frame rate cap can be enabled from the options.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Fully remappable. You can use up to two different keys per task.
Mouse acceleration
No acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Uses system cursor settings.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Input or mouse/keyboard mode can only be selected at the start screen by pressing the corresponding button.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes USB, V1
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be adjusted or disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
With controller input selected, some keyboard shortcuts still work.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, music, ambient, fight music, UI, voice and cinematics.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be changed in the audio settings.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Fix localization by Si1ver


GOG and Steam users can play together.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op, Versus
Can only be played in controller mode.
LAN play
4 Co-op, Versus
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

A list of common problems and solutions can be found in the Technical Support FAQ.

Very low FPS[edit]

The game may run with very low FPS due to the GPU being stuck in a low clock speed.
(Windows 10) Disable Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling[6][7]
  1. Open the Settings app and navigate to System and Graphics Settings.
  2. Disable Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
Works on macOS 10.15 Catalina (http://forums.larian.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=656235#Post656235).


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Iggy
Cutscenes Bink2


Mods for the Classic Edition are not automatically compatible with the Definitive Edition.
GOG users can download Steam Workshop mods via Steam Workshop Downloader.

Minimize install size[edit]

The Classic Edition files (<path-to-game>\Data\) can be deleted to free up roughly 30 GB of space.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 550
AMD Radeon HD 6XXX series
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 5000
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
Nvidia GPUs are not supported at this time and will likely result in graphical distortion or artifacts.


  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>/435150/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (435150) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.