Heavy Rain

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Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain cover
Quantic Dream
Windows Virtuos[1]
Release dates
Windows June 24, 2019
Heavy Rain guide on StrategyWiki
Heavy Rain on MobyGames
Heavy Rain on Wikipedia

Key points

Taxidermist DLC released for PlayStation 3 is not included in the PC version.[2]

General information

Official support page
Community subreddit
Community wiki


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
A demo is also available.
Requires Epic Games Launcher for installation, and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[3]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Remove the video file[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Videos\
  2. Delete or rename HR_SCREEN_US.BIK
A game update may restore the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user_setting.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\HeavyRainNS\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed.[5] See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
Pillarboxed.[6] See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or SMAA, and 2x, 4x, 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. See Vertical sync (Vsync) to disable it.
60 FPS
Limiter of 30 or 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Use the Heavy Rain Ultrawide and Multimonitor patcher[8]
2560x1080, 3440x1440 and 32:9 patchers are available.
  1. Download one of the patchers.
  2. Unpack the archive and point the patcher at <path-to-game>\HeavyRain.exe
Results in more horizontal FOV - no pillarboxing.
Pre-rendered cutscenes, subtitles and some of the UI elements will be stretched.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Edit the config file[9]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\user_setting.ini.
  2. Find VSync=1 and VSyncInterval=1 and set both values to 0.
  3. Save the file and launch the game.
Running above 60 FPS might cause issues with animations.
Adjusting the in-game Limit FPS setting will require closing the game and editing the file again.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse settings.
Xbox gamepad controls.
Xbox gamepad controls.
DualShock 4 gamepad controls.
DualShock 4 gamepad controls.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound settings.
Sound settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voices, FX, Music.
Surround sound
5.1 option.[12]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Language settings.
Language settings.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Stuttering on surround sound system[edit]

Set system sound to stereo[14]
  1. Go to the Control Panel, select Hardware and Sound, then Sound.
  2. Under the Playback tab, select the sound output device and click on Configure.
  3. Under Audio channels, select Stereo and go through the steps to save the selection.

Stuttering on Creative sound cards[edit]

Disable the Creative card and use the integrated sound card (if present).[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok [15]
Interface Omegame Menus Master [15]
Cutscenes Bink Video [16]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4300 3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 39 GB[17]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).


  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-16
    Virtuos Ltd. appears under Heavy Rain PC edition at the ending credits.
  2. Heavy Rain PC Review - A new way to press for the same Jason - last accessed on 2019-06-27
  3. Denuvo Support Page
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-26
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Tested the release version at the custom resolution of 3840x1080.
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Ran the release version at 2560x1080.
  7. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Tested the release version at the custom resolution of 3840x2160.
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-27
    Tested the 2560x1080 patcher.
  9. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Editing the file as instructed resulted in over 170 FPS on my computer.
  10. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Release version tested.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    Tested with an Xbox 360 Razer Onza controller.
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    The rear speakers were used.
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 Epic Games Store - Heavy Rain - last accessed on 2019-08-29
    "Languages Supported: English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Dutch / Portuguese / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian / Finnish / Russian / Polish / Japanese / Korean / Traditional Chinese"
  14. Audio Causing Stuttering (PC) - last accessed on June 25, 2019
  15. 15.0 15.1 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-16
    Part of the game ending credits.
  16. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-24
    The installation folder contains bink2w64.dll
  17. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-06-25
    The official system requirements lack HD information. The release version takes up around 38.1 GB on my hard drive.