Life Is Strange 2

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Life Is Strange 2
Life Is Strange 2 cover
Developers
Dontnod Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[1]
Linux Feral Interactive[1]
Publishers
Square Enix
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2018
macOS (OS X) December 19, 2019[2]
Linux December 19, 2019[2]
Reception
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 77
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Genres Adventure
Themes Contemporary, Supernatural, North America
Series Life Is Strange
Life Is Strange 2 on HowLongToBeat
Life Is Strange 2 on IGDB
Life Is Strange 2 on MobyGames
Life Is Strange 2 on Wikipedia
Life Is Strange
Life Is Strange 2015
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm 2017
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit 2018
Life Is Strange 2 2018
Life Is Strange: True Colors 2021
Life Is Strange Remastered 2022
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered 2022

Key points

Saves can be imported from The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Limited Edition.
Windows
Publisher website
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Episode 1 is free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All Windows and Linux versions require Steam DRM, and all Windows versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM as well.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Episode 2
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Episode 3
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Episode 4
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Episode 5
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mascot Bundle DLC
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Arcadia Bay Patches DLC
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Japanese Language Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Dontnod\<user-id>\LIS2\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Dontnod\<user-id>\LIS2\Saved\SaveGames\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Life is Strange 2/SaveData/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Life is Strange 2/SaveData/Dontnod/<user-id>/LIS2/Saved/SaveGames/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed by default. Use a modified exe.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed by default. See the related WSGF post for a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 60, or Unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Go to the configuration file(s) location, open GameUserSettings.ini, set bUseHDRDisplayOutput=True
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Chromatic aberration[edit]

Disable Chromatic aberration[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following and save the file.
[SystemSettings]
r.MotionBlurQuality=0

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings
Keyboard settings
Keyboard settings

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, voices, SFX.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Language and subtitles settings
Language and subtitles settings

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation
Indonesian
Fan translation by IGTC Team.
Italian
Japanese
Japanese Language Pack DLC
Korean
Fan translation by Team Freestyle.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D, Z3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Metal support
Vulkan
Linux only.
Shader Model support 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics TrueSky
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz
AMD Phenom X4 945 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon HD 7770
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.15
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6360U 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 42 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon R9 M290
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 18.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 42 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon R9 380
2 GB of VRAM
Requires Vulkan
NVIDIA requires 430.14 or newer drivers.
AMD requires Mesa 19.1.2 or newer.
Intel GPUs are not supported.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Life is Strange 2 is coming to macOS and Linux! - last accessed on October 1, 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Life is Strange 2 journeys onto macOS and Linux on 19th December - Feral News - last accessed on 2019-12-17
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Verified by User:Kevinsesario on 2018-09-27