Killer Instinct

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For the original game, see Killer Instinct (1994 video game).

Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct cover
Developers
Original concept Rare
Season 1 Double Helix Games
Season 2-3+ Iron Galaxy Studios
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Engines
Slayer
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2016
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play, DLC
Microtransactions Currency
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Fighting
Killer Instinct guide on StrategyWiki
Killer Instinct on MobyGames
Killer Instinct on Wikipedia

Key points

Cross-platform play with Xbox One players.
All purchases for the Xbox One version carry over to the Microsoft Store version.
Includes an in-game benchmark.

General information

Official website for game
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere. Definitive Edition also available, included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.KillerInstinct-Win10_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings
Steam
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/577940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/577940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
Synced with Xbox One version

Video settings[edit]

General Settings
General Settings
Video Settings
Video Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF topic.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Default setting.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced through video card control panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off only. Type unknown.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Active by default, can't be disabled
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped 60fps in the latest versions.Game speed tied to 60fps framerate. If the game runs too fast, make sure it is patched to the latest version.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Input Settings
Input Settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play
Versus
Crossplay with Xbox One.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Killer Instinct.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink
Multiplayer Xbox Live Paid subscription not required for PC players.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 21.74 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 480
AMD Radeon HD 5850
Other Windows 10 November update installed (Windows 10 Version 1511)
64-bit OS 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>/577940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (577940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References