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Lego City Undercover

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Lego City Undercover
Lego City Undercover cover
TT Fusion
TT Games
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 4, 2017
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 77
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Open world
Vehicles Automobile, Flight
Themes Contemporary
Series Lego
Lego City Undercover on HowLongToBeat
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Lego City Undercover on Wikipedia
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Lego City Undercover is a singleplayer and multiplayer cinematic camera and third-person action, adventure and open world game in the Lego series.

Key points

Reports indicate PC port to have multiple optimisation issues and game breaking bugs.[1][2]
Changes art style and lacks some lighting effects in comparison to the Wii U version.
Use LEGO City Recovered to fix multi-threading performance problems.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


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All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro postcards

Set postcards to 0[3]
  1. Download and extract DATManager. Run it
  2. Browse to <path-to-game> and extract the relevant (or all) .DAT file(s)
  3. In the GUI folder locate CITYSPLASHSCREENS.TXT
  4. Open the text file and set Splash_NumberOfPostcards 6 to 0

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGO City Undercover\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/578330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\578330\remote\savedgames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/578330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
Effects settings.
Effects settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Can't set resolutions other than 1280x720.
Set Aspect Ratio to From Screen-Res.
Some HUD elements are stretched or clipped. Cutscenes are Vert-.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
By default; use LEGO City Recovered to re-enable Fullscreen Exclusive mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS, but you can set 144hz and higher on your monitor, which will make picture look smooth (no microstutter on win10).[citation needed]
FMVs are prerendered at 30 FPS.
120+ FPS
Use LEGO City Recovered to uncap the frame rate. See Issues fixed to set refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Disable Vsync in Special K[citation needed]
  1. Install LEGO City Recovered.
  2. Open dxgi.ini.
  3. Change PresentationInterval=1 to PresentationInterval=0 to disable.


Input settings.
Input settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music On/Off and Audio Volume
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

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

VR support

Issues unresolved

Can't accept video setting changes from main menu

Use ingame menu instead[4]

Issues fixed

Can't set resolutions other than 1280x720

Set resolution and refresh rate manually[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open pcconfig.txt.
  3. Change ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight to the desired resolution width and height respectively.
  4. Change ScreenRefreshRate to the desired refresh rate value (default 60).

Other information


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-760 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
ATI Radeon HD 5850
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating 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>/578330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (578330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.