Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition cover
Electronic Arts
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 18, 2014
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 88
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Currency, Loot box
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Third-person
Controls Direct control, Point and select
Genres RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy, LGBTQ
Series Dragon Age
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Dragon Age
Dragon Age: Origins 2009
Dragon Age II 2011
Dragon Age: Inquisition 2014


Mantle graphics API option requires an AMD video card with a driver version earlier than Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1.[1]

Key points

Events from Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II can be imported via Dragon Age Keep.
Multiplayer is available as a free standalone title.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Included with EA Play.
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Game of the Year Edition. Included with EA Play (Steam).
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Upgrade Included with EA Play.
Destruction Multiplayer Expansion Included with EA Play Pro.
Jaws of Hakkon Included with EA Play Pro.
Dragonslayer Multiplayer Expansion Included with EA Play Pro.
The Black Emporium Included with EA Play Pro.
Spoils of the Avvar Included with EA Play Pro.
Spoils of the Qunari Included with EA Play Pro.
The Descent Included with EA Play Pro.
Trespasser Included with EA Play Pro.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222690/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222690/pfx/[Note 1]

Screenshots location[edit]

Platform Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Screenshots\
Screenshots will only work in Borderless Fullscreen and WIndowed display modes.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Limited to 100 MB of data (about 200 saves).
Steam Cloud


Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are pillarboxed.
Behavior screen is unusable due to UI being cut off.
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9, use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Camera can be zoomed in and out. For extra, use DAI Cinematic Tools.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
In-game cutscenes and animations are locked to 30 FPS. See High frame rate to fix.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

There is no separate anisotropic filtering slider available in the options. Anisotropic filtering is determined by the overall graphics preset, labeled "Graphics Quality" in the menu. When modifying individual graphics options to create a custom "Graphics Quality" configuration, the anisotropic filtering setting is determined by the last selected preset, regardless of what individual graphics options are selected.
Forcing anisotropic filtering through video driver causes texture shimmering.
Force AF through the config file[citation needed]
  1. Go to configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ProfileOptions_profile with Notepad
  3. Change the GstRender.AnisotropicFilter parameter between 0-4, 4 is the highest.

High frame rate[edit]

Increase cutscene FPS from 30 to 60[3]
  1. Right click Dragon Age Inquisition icon in the Origin game library.
  2. Select Game properties.
  3. Select the Advanced launch options tab.
  4. Add -GameTime.MaxSimFps 60 -GameTime.ForceSimRate 60+ to Command line arguments.


There is a known bug[4] that causes the opening cutscene in the dungeon after the character creator to not load properly, resulting in the player spawning in the character creator level, with no ability to save. The easy way around this is to disable the fix until after you can save properly.
The game can soft-lock after judging Magister Gereon Alexius after the "In Hushed Whispers" quest, after judging him the game will get stuck during the fade-in to regular gameplay with you only being able to rotate the camera. You can wait for the game to auto-save then quit the game via the use of Task Manager and reload your file to continue with your decision intact.
The game can also suffer a problem during a cutscene involving an Eluvian in the Winter Palace during the Trespasser DLC.
Do not use driver-enforced V-Sync if you are using these command line arguments. Doing so may result in some cutscenes exhibiting stuttery animations.
If you set the framerate to a high value, like 120 or 144, the standard attacks on fire based staves will miss their target 5 out of 6 times.
Limit in game FPS, including when using Mantle[citation needed]
  1. Right click Dragon Age Inquisition icon in the Origin game library.
  2. Select game properties, and apply the following line in the dialogue box.
  3. Add -GameTime.MaxVariableFps 60


There can be some minor issues running this.[5] Use this when playing single player, and after a character is already created.
May cause desync of facial animations in long cutscenes.
Do not use driver-enforced V-Sync if you are using this command line. Doing so will result in stuttering cutscenes.
This fix also works on Need for Speed: Rivals and Battlefield 4.

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[6]
  1. Open Notepad and add the line WorldRender.MotionBlurEnable 0.
  2. Save as user.cfg in <path-to-game>.


Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Patch 6 enabled binding of additional mouse buttons.[7]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X and Y axis inversion available.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Controller Vibration toggle.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, sound FX, dialog and music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Separate co-op mode.[8]

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Dragon Age Inquisition - 3DMigoto DX11 3D Vision Fix.
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list. Note:Its not clear at this point if Dragon Age 2 is 3D yet.

Issues fixed[edit]

Performance Issues[edit]

Create user.cfg[9]
  1. Open Notepad and paste the lines below
  2. Save as user.cfg in the Installation folder.
RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit 0 
RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 0 
RenderDevice.VsyncEnable 0 
PostProcess.DynamicAOEnable 0 
WorldRender.MotionBlurEnable 0
WorldRender.SpotLightShadowmapEnable 0 
WorldRender.SpotLightShadowmapResolution 4
WorldRender.TransparencyShadowmapsEnable 0 
WorldRender.LightTileCsPathEnable 0


This fix causes a loss of some visual fidelity.

Black Screen on Startup[edit]

The game won't start in fullscreen, but works in a maximized window
If you're using Teamviewer, disable it[citation needed]
If you are using Avast anti-virus, disable it by selecting an option from Avast shields control[citation needed]

Mantle "GR_ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE" crash on start[edit]

Delete configuration file[10]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Save\
  2. Delete ProfileOptions_profile
  3. Start the game again.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Mantle support
Shader Model support 4, 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Interface Scaleform

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Quad Core 2.5 GHz
Intel Quad Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 26 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 4870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
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>/1222690/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1222690) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.