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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice cover
Ninja Theory
2021 update QLOC
Ninja Theory
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 8, 2017
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic, Live action
Themes Europe, Fantasy
Series Hellblade
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 2017
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice VR Edition 2018
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II 2024

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a singleplayer third-person adventure game developed by Ninja Theory. Senua's Sacrifice is the first title of the Hellblade franchise and the first game to be self-published by Ninja Theory.

The game was released in August 2017 and was considered a commerical and critical success, although several reviews did make general mentions that the gameplay at times felt uneven compared against the rich narrative elements that compose the majority of the experience. In November 2018, High Dynamic Range (HDR) graphics support was added in a patch.[2] On November 16, 2021 a patch for the PC version of the game was released, making it on par with the Xbox Series X/S version and adding DLSS and AMD FSR support.

In December 2019, Ninja Theory announced the second title of the Hellblade franchise, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.[3]

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions



Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename startup videos[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\HellbladeGame\Content\Movies.
  2. Delete or rename NinjaTheory_Logo.bik, ThirdParty_Logo.bik, ThirdParty_Logo_ONION.bik, UE4_Logo.bik, Qloc_Logo_4k.bik, and Qloc_Logo_1080.bik.

Game data

General settings
General settings

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\HellbladeGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\NinjaTheoryLtd.HellbladeSenuasSacrifice_nkbnxvch6z38g\LocalState\HellbladeGame\Saved\Config\UWP
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/414340/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\HellbladeGame\Saved\SaveGames\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\NinjaTheoryLtd.HellbladeSenuasSacrifice_nkbnxvch6z38g\SystemAppData\wgs
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/414340/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Select Windowed Fullscreen mode.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with the textures option. See Anisotropic filtering (AF) to set it separately.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA is used by default. SSAA and FXAA can be forced.
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 2.3, FSR 1.0
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Added with update 1.03.[5] Missing from the Microsoft Store version.
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray-traced shadows and reflections.
Color blind mode
Color Blindness setting simulates Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Field of view (FOV)

Use Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Ultrawide and FOV fixes


Keyboard/mouse settings
Keyboard/mouse settings
Controller settings
Controller settings

Controller sensitivity

Modify GameUserSettings.ini[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Look for AxisMappings=(AxisName="TurnRate",Key=Gamepad_RightX,Scale=1.000000) and adjust the numeric value, e.g. Scale=1.500000.


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voices, Menus
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


To change the language in the version, use language_setup.exe found in <path-to-game>.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation by IGTC Team (Indonesia Game Translator Community)
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan voice-over by «GamesVoice», download
Latin American Spanish
Fan translation, download.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Native 3D
VR officially supported in standalone VR version, see Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice VR Edition.
Nvidia 3D Vision
Download Helix Mod fix. See release notes on GeForce Forums (archived).
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Game fails to run with the DX12 is not supported on your system. message

Use the -dx11 command line argument[7]

Constant slowdowns/low FPS fix

Change the DirectX to 10 without command lines (for Microsoft Store version)[8]
  1. Press Win+R
  2. Type dxcpl and press Enter
  3. Press Edit list...
  4. Under Enter a process or folder name paste paste HellbladeGame-UWP64-Shipping.exe and click Add
  5. A dialog will pop up, click Yes and then Ok
  6. In the bottom part of the DXCPL window, find Device Settings
  7. Under Feature level limit select 10_1
  8. Check Disable Feature Level Upgrade
  9. Click Ok to apply changes
  • In case Windows can not find DXCPL, go to Windows Configurations/Options, then Apps, then click on Optional features, press Add feature and install Graphics tools.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 November 2021 update brought support of DirectX 12.[9]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio OGG Vorbis
Cutscenes Bink Video
Uses the Enlighten middleware for Global Illumination.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3570K
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 280X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Minimum supported resolution is 1280x720
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/414340/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (414340) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Mastan on 2021-12-06
  2. You can now play Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on PC in HDR! - last accessed on 2018-11-21
    ""HDR (high dynamic range) support for both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards""
  3. Hellblade 2 confirmed for both PC and Xbox Series X - last accessed on 2019-12-22
    ""A Microsoft representative has confirmed that Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 will be released for both PC and the upcoming Xbox Series X.""
  4. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2017-12-17
  5. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice :: HDR Now Available - last accessed on 2018-11-21
  6. Verified by User:Rct3guy on 2021-11-19
    Tested V2 wired. Bluetooth unsuccessful for both DualShock 4 V2 and DualSense
  7. Steam Community - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  8. Verified by User:Rysllo on 2021-06-14
  9. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Enhanced on PC - last accessed on 2021-12-10