Anonymous edits have been disabled on the wiki. If you want to contribute please login or create an account.

Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition cover
4A Games
Deep Silver
4A Engine
Release dates
Windows May 6, 2021
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 86
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter, Survival horror
Vehicles Automobile
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Eastern Europe
Series Metro
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on HowLongToBeat
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on IGDB
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on Wikipedia
Metro 2033 2010
Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro 2033 Redux 2014
Metro: Last Light Redux 2014
Metro Exodus 2019
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 2021

Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition is a singleplayer first-person shooter and survival horror game in the Metro series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Distributed as a separate set of installers and as a separate branch in GOG Galaxy.[1]
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Icon overlay.png
Included with all purchases of the regular version of Metro Exodus; buying individual DLC also gives access to that DLC for the Enhanced Edition.[2]
See Metro Exodus for availability.

Essential improvements

Enhance DLSS (2.x only)

DLSS 2.0 and beyond based games allow you to use newer DLSS 2.x DLL files to improve the quality and performance of DLSS itself.
Upgrade nvgnx_dlss.dll to a later version
  1. Download from GitHub.
  2. Go into DLSS_Sample_App\bin\ngx_dlss_demo\.
  3. Copy nvgnx_dlss.dll to <path-to-game> and overwrite.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location <path-to-game>\user.cfg
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1449560/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location <path-to-game>\saved_games\
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\metro exodus\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1449560/pfx/[Note 1]
Game shares save directory with the base game and save games are compatible between the versions.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Cloud support is enabled in the base game, install and open it to use cloud saves.


General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Field of view (FOV)

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Change field of view
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open user.cfg
  3. Set r_base_fov to the desired value up to 90.


Unfinished player model may be revealed, and damage overlay doesn't scale properly.


Set windowed mode
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open user.cfg.
  3. Change r_fullscreen on to r_fullscreen off.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Manually set level in configuration file
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open user.cfg.
  3. Set r_aniso_level as needed (e.g. r_aniso_level 16).

Motion blur

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


The in-game option only sets it to its lowest setting.


Mouse settings.
Mouse settings.
Key rebinding for movement.
Key rebinding for movement.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
One key per action.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Presets and full rebinding.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Also natively supports DualSense and DualSense proprietary features when connected via wire.[3]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes V1, Wired, DualSense
Wireless Adapter not working.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Simultaneous input is possible, but causes glitches
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Accessibility settings.
Accessibility settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music and voice.
Surround sound
Option to enable also subtitles for signs.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by AR Team, download.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed

Washed out colors

Use the -deependark command line argument[4]
Removes the postprocess white effect
Use the -forcenohdr command line argument[4]
Forces HDR off

"Negative" effect occurring randomly throughout gameplay

A problem with the image randomly becoming negative on RTX 4xxx cards has been reported with NVIDIA drivers newer than 522.25.[5][6]
NVIDIA driver 527.37 contains a fix for this bug[7], alternatively can be fixed by downgrading to version 522.25 or older.

Other information

VR support


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Advanced PhysX can be disabled which just forces the game to use simpler physics still using PhysX. Advanced mode is very performance intensive and requires a game restart to enable to disable.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (20H2)
Processor (CPU) Quad Core + Hyperthreading
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Raytracing capable graphics card
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum is for 1080p at 45 FPS, recommended is for 1080p 60 FPS. For higher quality recommendations, see this page.


  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>/1449560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1449560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition - GOG SUPPORT CENTER - last accessed on 2022-12-27
  2. Metro Exodus | METRO EXODUS PC ENHANCED OUT NOW - last accessed on 2021-05-07
  3. Steam News - Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Hotfix - last accessed on 2021-05-22
  4. 4.0 4.1 Metro Exodus on Twitter
  5. RTX4090 got the Negative effect bug, but why? - last accessed on 2022-11-19
  6. Release 525 Driver for Windows, Version 526.98 - last accessed on 2022-11-16
    "[RTX 40 series] Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition may show random screen flash during gameplay [3793355]"
  7. Release 525 Driver for Windows, Version 527.37 - last accessed on 2022-12-01
    "Fixed Issues in Version 527.37 WHQL: [RTX 40 series] Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition may show random screen flash during gameplay [3793355]"
  8. Metro Exodus | PC, MAC AND LINUX SPECS - METRO EXODUS - last accessed on 2021-05-07