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Earth Defense Force 5

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Earth Defense Force 5
Earth Defense Force 5 cover
D3 Publisher
Release dates
Windows July 11, 2019
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Multiplayer
Series Earth Defense Force
Earth Defense Force 5 guide on StrategyWiki
Earth Defense Force 5 on MobyGames
Earth Defense Force 5 on Wikipedia
Earth Defense Force
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General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\EDF5\SAVE_DATA
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1007040/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\EDF5\SAVE_DATA
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1007040/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

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


General settings.
General settings.
Graphics options.
Graphics options.
Display options.
Display options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See this discussion.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use EDF 5 Mod Loader. There's a patch for changing FOV in the "ExtraPatches" folder.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use EDF 5 Mod Loader. There's a patch for borderless window in the "ExtraPatches" folder.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Game dynamically switches v-sync on and off.[1]
60 FPS
Game is locked to 60 FPS[dubious – discuss]
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Called Camera Lerp. Defaults to 0 (disabled).
Mouse sensitivity
Called Camera Speed
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Can also invert X-axis.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Can also invert X-axis.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
in text form
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Does not switch control method.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Only in menus. Control method used at title screen determines both gameplay controls and available control bindings.


Language options.
Language options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SE, BGM, Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

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

Issues unresolved

High mouse DPI causes erratic aiming

The game uses a grid system for aiming which, when using the keyboard and mouse, relies on the standard 72 DPI for mice. Higher DPI breaks this system, resulting in erratic aiming and camera movement.[2]
Use EDF 5 Mod Loader

Jitter isn't completely removed, but drastically reduced with one of the included patches, "MouseJitterFix".

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4440 3.1 GHz
AMD A10-7850K 3.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2 GB (Nvidia), 3 GB (AMD) of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
Controller XInput controller
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>/1007040/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1007040) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Earth Defense Force 5: Stutter with Vsync enabled #2128 - last accessed on 2021-07-26
    "Game problem, it does indeed randomly toggle Vsync on and off between presents, which unfortunately is a high-overhead operation in DXVK because we have to recreate the Vulkan swap chain."
  2. Steam Community Discussion: EDF 5 on PCGamingWiki - reply #5 - last accessed on 2019-07-14
    "It's a bug where the mouse 'locks on' to 'grids'. There's a way to fix it by overriding the dpi, but while it fixes the locking, it now causes the mouse to randomly shoot all over the place at random times."