Metro Exodus

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Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus cover
4A Games
Deep Silver
4A Engine
Release dates
Windows February 15, 2019
Metro Exodus guide on StrategyWiki
Metro Exodus on Wikipedia
Metro 2033 2010
Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro 2033 Redux 2014
Metro: Last Light Redux 2014
Metro Exodus 2019

Key points

Microsoft Store version has multiple problems that are exclusive to that version of the game. See Issues unresolved

General information

Official website for the series.
PC changelog
Official Discord server for the series.
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Launcher
Only available in certain territories.
Some stores or copies might inaccurately list Steam as the platform.[1]
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Gold Edition also available.
Humble Store
Epic Games Launcher
Gold Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.
Steam version will be available to purchase again on February 14, 2020. All existing Steam customers will receive updates and DLCs through Steam.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Expansion Pass Includes The Two Colonels and Sam’s Story (available in early 2020)
The Two Colonels

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename credits.webm and legal.webm.

Enable manual saving in Ranger mode[edit]

  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open profile.cfg and set g_game_difficulty value to 2
  3. Open user.cfg and set ranger_mode_game on value to on
  4. Launch the game, go into gameplay options and select options to enable/disable. Make sure difficulty is set to hardcore(switch between difficulties) and make sure manual saving is enabled in-game
Recommended. Game hardly ever saves in Ranger mode, is bugged.
Unfortunately, transparent or invisible HUD prompts are not possible with this tweak.
Also works in new game + mode. After starting a game, repeat the above steps.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\DeepSilver.ProjectWindfall_hmv7qcest37me\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\<user-id>\user.cfg[citation needed]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/412020/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\<user-id>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/412020/pfx/[Note 1]
When you start the Epic Games Store version from its .exe (not from Epic Games launcher), the saves will be in %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\<user-id>\. Note that the two are not synchronized.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

Video Settings Page 1
Video Settings Page 1
Video Settings Page 2
Video Settings Page 2
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 60° vertical. See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
x4, x16
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SSAA x0.4-4.0 controlled with "Shading Rate" option. TAA is enabled by default.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
None, Half, Full.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Change field of view[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Change r_base_fov from the default 60 to the desired value (up to a maximum of 90).
For 120 horizontal FOV, change set value to 90.


Increasing the FOV will reveal unfinished player model.
Blood overlay (when getting damaged) doesn't scale with FOV.


Set windowed/borderless mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open user.cfg.
  3. Change r_fullscreen on to r_fullscreen off.
  4. Use Special K or Borderless Gaming if you want to force borderless fullscreen window mode.

Motion blur[edit]

Disable motion blur[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Change r_blur_level and r_game_mblur_scale to 0

Mouse Acceleration / Smoothing[edit]

Disable mouse acceleration / smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Set sens_border to 2
  4. Set mouse_curve_num and mouse_curve_coef to 0
  5. Save file and exit.

Optimal mouse sensitivity for higher FOV's[edit]

Increase mouse sensitvity
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Set sens to 0.59399998
  4. Save file and exit.
Recommended for value of 90., which converts to 120 horizontal

Input settings[edit]

In-game Keyboard Settings
In-game Keyboard Settings
In-game Mouse Settings
In-game Mouse Settings
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Accessibility options for QTE events: Tap, Press, Hold
Mouse acceleration
Raw input possible by tweaking configuration files.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Partial. Two presets. Can also change shoulder buttons to triggers, invert y-axis, change movement stick from LS to RS.
Controller sensitivity
General, Aim, Aim Assist, Auto Aim Border.
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 unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Controller plugged in after game launch, auto detected once a button is pressed. Changes button prompts automatically.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Settings
Sound Settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Master. Dialog added in Ranger Update. See Different Volume Configurations.
Surround sound
Dolby Atmos
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish
Added in Ranger Update

Different Volume Configurations[edit]

Different Volume Configurations
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Find the following variables:
  4. s_dialogs_volume 1.00
  5. s_effects_volume 0.80
  6. s_master_volume 0.50
  7. s_music_volume 0.60
  8. Change the values to your liking
  9. Save file and exit.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Metro: Exodus - 3D-VisionReadyFix - Losti - V1.50.
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Cannot switch to DX11 in the Microsoft Store version[edit]

Even though the graphics settings has an option for it, DX11 is only available by launching the game in Safe Mode, it cannot be changed in the config file or in-game.[3]

No windowed or exclusive fullscreen mode possible in the Microsoft Store version[edit]

Due to the nature of UWP applications, the game runs only in borderless fullscreen windowed, cannot be changed by editing the config file[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Fix stuttering[edit]

Alternative solutions
  • Download and install Rivatuner, add MetroExodus.exe and limit Framerate to 60FPS.
  • Run the game as administrator.
  • Enabling v-sync through the control panel whilst disabling it in-game can solve this as well.
Disable Nvidia HairWorks


Fix washed out colors

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Also supports DirectX Ray tracing (DXR)
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 (1809)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4440
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Windows 10 is required for raytracing capabilities.


  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>/412020/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (412020) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Metro Exodus at Twitter: "Your physical copy of Metro Exodus will now ship with an Epic key… " - last accessed on 2019-01-30
    "Your physical copy of Metro Exodus will now ship with an Epic key"
  2. Epic's latest PC exclusive is Metro Exodus -
  3. Metro Exodus Windows Store version is a joke - last accessed on 2019-06-10
  4. Verified by User:Anthraksi on 2019-06-12
    No option in-game, tried by editing the config, but nothing happened.