Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

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Not to be confused with Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance cover
Developers
Tuque Games
Publishers
Wizards of the Coast
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 22, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 63
OpenCritic 65
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash, ARPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy
Series Dungeons & Dragons
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance 2021

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a third-person hack and slash ARPG game featuring 4 player co-op gameplay, developed by Tuque Games and published by Wizards of the Coast. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe and uses Unreal Engine 4 for the first time in the series.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance was first released on Microsoft Store and Steam on June 22, 2021, while the planned Epic Games Store version available for pre-order had been delayed until the fall.[1]

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance has a roadmap, with two free DLC and one paid expansion pack planned for release in 2021.

General Information

Official Support Site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Epic Games Store (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
Set to release in fall 2021.
Windows

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Beholder Weapon Set Available as a pre-order bonus.
Windows
Echoes of the Blood War Included with Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Lich Weapon Set Included with Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Soundtrack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\CotH\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\WizardsoftheCoastLLC.DarkAlliance_egzvkhb86xsmw\LocalCache\Local\CotH\Saved\Config\WinGDK\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/623280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\CotH\Saved\SaveGames\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/623280/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Performance settings
Performance settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed. Use the related PCGW community tool as a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed. Use the related PCGW community tool as a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
-30 to +30
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Tied to the "Texture Quality" option.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
"Very High" and "High" use TAA, "Medium" falls back to a different post-process AA. Workaround to disable all AA can be found below.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See High dynamic range display (HDR).
Color blind mode
Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia options.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

High dynamic range display (HDR)[edit]

Modify Engine.ini[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open the Engine.ini file with a text editor.
  3. At the end of the file, paste the following code:
[SystemSettings]
r.AllowHDR=1
r.HDR.EnableHDROutput=1
r.HDR.Display.OutputDevice=5
r.HDR.Display.ColorGamut=2
This will not work in Windowed or Borderless modes.
This may make the UI look "washed out".

Anti-Aliasing (AA)[edit]

Disable all Anti-Aliasing
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini with a notepad.
  3. Add [SystemSettings] and r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=0 to the bottom of the file.
  4. Save the changes made to the Engine.ini file.

Input[edit]

Camera settings
Camera settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings
Keybind settings
Keybind settings
Controller settings
Controller settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration is always enabled.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Sliders cannot be controlled using the mouse, all other UI is functional.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Individual X and Y sensitivity options.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings
Language settings
Language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, and Dialogue volume controls.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Includes a dark background option.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Freezes[edit]

Pressing the sort button repeatedly may cause the journal to freeze.[4]

Unable to join games[edit]

Invite-Only and Friends-Only sessions may not be joinable in some cases.[4]

Missing dialogue[edit]

Some banter and associated subtitles may be missing.[4]
Some enemy banter may be missing missing in some areas in multiplayer.[4]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Dedicated
[5]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz
AMD FX-8320
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 360
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/623280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (623280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. [1] - last accessed on 2021-06-22
  2. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2021-06-20
    Tested at 120 FPS
  3. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2021-06-22
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Day 1 Patch Notes and Known Issues - last accessed on 2021-06-27
  5. Twitter - We use server-based networking... - last accessed on 2021-06-20