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Hi-Fi RUSH cover
Tango Gameworks
Bethesda Softworks
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows January 25, 2023
Metacritic 89
OpenCritic 90
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Hack and slash, Music/rhythm
Art styles Cartoon, Cel-shaded
Themes Sci-fi
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Hi-Fi RUSH is a real-time third-person hack and slash music/rhythm game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks.

The game follows amateur rockstar Chai, a young man who had a portable music player mistakenly fused with his heart following a corporate experiment, as he rebels against a megacorporation with his ragtag team of friends.

The game was announced at the Xbox & Bethesda Developer_Direct on January 25, 2023, and was released the same day.

Post-launch patches fixed several bugs and crashes, while adding a photo mode.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere. Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

Deluxe Edition contains two Chai outfits, seven bonus Chai t-shirts, an 808-Themed Guitar Skin, an 808 Alternate Skin and Gears Starter Pack with 20,000 Gears for unlocking combat skills and other upgrades. (Note: Gears are obtained through combat and exploration in-game and not available as a purchasable currency.)


Type Notes
DLC Deluxe Edition contains exclusive cosmetic outfits and T-shirts for Chai and skins for 808.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.


Type Notes
No microtransactions Hi-Fi RUSH has no microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Edition

Essential improvements

Skip intro logos

Manually rename, move or remove the intro videos[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Hibiki\Content\Movies.
  2. Rename, move or remove Bethesda_Splashcreen_4K_Stereo_White.bk2 and Bethesda_Tango_Logo.bk2.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Epic Games Launcher %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\Hi-Fi RUSH (EGS)\Saved\Condig\WindowsNoEditor
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\Hi-Fi RUSH (Xbox)\Saved\Config\WinGDK
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\Hi-Fi RUSH (STEAM)\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1817230/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Epic Games Launcher %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\Hi-Fi RUSH (EGS)\Saved\SaveGames
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\BethesdaSoftworks.Hibiki_3275kfvn8vcwc\SystemAppData\wgs
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\Hi-Fi RUSH (STEAM)\Saved\SaveGames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1817230/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
The launcher does not appear to sync any saves for this game. The game is listed as having cloud saves, but the functionality is not present.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Set Screen Mode to Windowed in Graphics Options and use Borderless Gaming as a workaround.[3]
FMVs, in-game cutscenes, menus and certain sections of the game are pillarboxed to 16:9.
FMVs, in-game cutscenes, menus and certain sections of the game are pillarboxed to 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
8x.[4][dubious – discuss]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Available options: Off, FXAA and TAA.
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 1.0, DLSS 2.4, XeSS
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS by default, but can be adjusted in the graphics settings menu. Cutscenes are capped at 60 FPS irrespective of settings.[5]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia and Tritanopia filters available.
Option available to adjust strength of the filters through a slider.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Labelled Mouse Smoothing.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two presets are available, labelled Type A and Type B. Controls can alternatively be remapped to a custom layout.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes wired, wireless(official dongle)
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts flicker during regular gameplay.

Dualshock button prompts

Patch game exe with UTOC Signature Bypass and install Playstation Icons mod.


Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Seperate volume sliders available for Master, Music, Voice, Sound Effects and Musical Effects.
Surround sound
Option between Stereo or Multi-Channel.
Multi-Channel plays up to 7.1.[6]
Options available to adjust Font Size and Background Transparency, as well as toggle Speaker Name, Subtitle Background, Context Subtitles and Action Voice Subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Available under Gameplay Options and labeled as Streamer Mode.


2D Texture and Voice languages cannot be changed while in-game.
Accessibility settings
Accessibility settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise, Xaudio 2
Cutscenes Bink 2 Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6500
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.27.2
  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>/1817230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1817230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Hi-Fi RUSH – Photo Mode Update - Steam - last accessed on 2023-03-16
  2. Verified by User:Somewhatviable on 2023-01-27
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2023-02-01
    Tested by attempting the hack with Borderless Gaming at 2560x1080 resolution.
  4. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2023-01-26
    GameUserSettings.ini shows sg.texturequality is set to 3, indicating 8x anisotropic filtering, per Unreal Engine 4 documentation.
  5. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2023-01-26
    Checked by playing at 120 FPS and observing that the frame rate lowers to 60 during story events.
  6. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2023-02-01
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.